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ter Sessions at Manchester, sends serves, resulting from education is, more criminals to transportation that by enlarging the understandthan all Scotland in a year. He ing, a man rises in his own estimathen says, We must look to some tion, and is set above the mean other cause for the good order aud and dirty crimes to which the tempmorality of our people. In my tations and hardships of life might opinion, that cause is-our institu- otherwise expose him. tions for the education of youth, and for the maintenance of religion.' At an early period of the Re. The institution of parochial schools, formation, it is said that Bishop in the manner and to the extent Latimer proposed to Henry the
in which they are established in Eighth the appropriation of part of - Scotland, is, I believe, peculiar to the Abbey Lands, for the establish
ourselves; and it is an institution to ment of parochial schools for the which, however simple in its na- education of children throughout ture and inobtrusive in its opera- England. Had that proposal boen tion, I am persuaded we are chiefly adopted, what advantages might not to ascribe the regularity of con- have been experienced by the duct by which we are distinguished. whole kingdom! - but, better late
• One great advantage, he ob- than never.'
Naval and Military Bible Society, instituted in 1780. 2. From the last Report of this useful Institution, it appears that the Committee have distributed, during the last year, 1848 Bibles and 25 Testaments; and since the formation of the Society, upwards of 47000 copies of the holy Scriptures.
The Committee lament the narrow limits of their ability to circulate Bibles as they could wish, and as the exigencies of the Army and Navy require. In a note appended to the Report, page 19, The Navy (including 31,400 Marines) are calculated at
145,000 The regular Army and Militia
460,221 A letter to the Editor from the Secretary, Captain Close, states that, i as the result of a circular letter to oficers cominanding ships and regiments on home stations, the Coinnittee have now before them applica. tions for Bibles and Testaments, from 21,420 British sailors and soldiers; while the Society's funds do not enable them immediately to furnish more than about 3000 of that number.'
The Committee appear to be anxious to obviate an objection which has been injurious to them, viz. • That the establishment of the British and Foreign Bible Society has rendered this Institution less necessary than before; but they observe, that the professed objects of the two Societies are very distinct,—the soldiers and sailors being the only two classes of men to whom this Society directs its attention ; amongst whom they distribute the Scriptures gratuitvu.siy. They also observe, that the Bibles which they obtained from the British and Foreign Bible Society, were paid for at prime cost,
The Appendix contains very pleasing Extracts of Letters from commanding officers, at home and abroad, soliciting Bibles for their men; and stating the good effects which have, in various instances, been produced in their several corpy by the use of the Scriptures.
We are sorry to notice, that the Collections and Subscriptions made during the last year, for the support of the Society, amounted to little more than £ 300. A small sum indeed, compared with the wants of the Army and Navy !-Subscriptions, which are earnestly solicited by the Cominittee, will be received by the Treasurer, Ambrose Martin, Esq. Charlotte Street, Bloomsbury; and J. Stephenson, Esq. William Street, ChathainPlace; by the Collector, Mr. John Ellsworth, Willow Walk, KentishTowy; and by Mr. Hatchard, Piccadilly.
The Committee beg leave to congratulate the Religious Public on the success with which it has pleased God to crown this Institution ; and also to express an earnest hope that, on the present occasion, they will enable thein greatly to extend its inestimable blessings. It is unnecessary bere to describe the excellence of its constitution and management; or to enumerate the particular iustances of its utility. The principal ob. jects of this address are to inform thein, that the proposed Enlargement of the Penitenliary House is at length begun; and to solicit thcir pecuniary assistance, to defray the expence.
The Comınittee have purchased a Lease of the Penilentiary Uvuse, and the contiguous ground; of which lease 74 years are yet unexpired. The extent of the ground adjoining the house is so considerable, as to admit the erection of a number of additional buildings. The additional wing is already covered in. In the ensuing spring it is intended to erect an infirmary, and a prompt Reception IPard, in the garden. When these buildings are completed, which will be erected in the plainest manner possible, the Asylum will be capable of containing 100 objects. The expensive and very inconvenient occupation of the house in John Strect will theu be discontinued.
The purchase of the Lease, by which the Asylum will now he held rent-free, has necessarily much impoverished its Funds, as the following statement will evince: Paid in discharge of a Mortgage for £1,500, and interest: 1,773 0 0 additional Purchase-Money for the Lease
1,774 0 0 - additional piece of Ground at the bottom of the Garden 190 00 - Expence of erécting Wash-house, Laundry, &c. '675 00
Contract for the Wing which is now erecting ...
£ 3,485 0 0 The Balance in the Treasurer's hands, including the )
building fund, and the fund for general purposes, ... 8000. O
does not amount to Suin wanted to discharge the expence of the Wing and Additional Buildings, exclusive of necessary furniture ) ***
From this Statement, the indispensable necessity of very considerable pecuniary aid is evident. The Committee, however, assure the public that the Enlargements, which create this necessity, are not only requisite in order to extend the bencfits of the Institution to a far greater number of objects, but are absolutely necessary also to give full effect to the original design of this charity. The peace, good order, health, industry, and Tofortnation of the women, essentially depend upon separate and comme dious Wards; and these cannot possibly be constructed without a matea rial enlargement of the Asylum.
It is highly gratifying to the Committee to be enabled to state, that... during the last four years, about seventy young women have been recon.. ciled to their friends, or placed in respectable situations as servants ; but it. is painful to relate, that, during the same period, upwards of 500 unhappy : objects have applied at the doors of the Asylum in vain! These facts present irresistible arguments in favour of the present application; and the Committee do not doubt that they will make a powerful impression upon the public mind.
The Committee, having stated these grounds for their application, most respectfully and earnestly solicit contributions to the Fund for the Enlargement of the Penitentiary; and they trust that, whilst new instances of individual liberality will be afforded, such persons will also plead with their friends for similar Donations, and with Non-Subscribers for their annual Subscriptions likewise ; since it is obvious that the enlargement of the Asylum will necessarily require a proportional increase of permanent Income.
Van By order of the Committee, January 1, 1812.
T. PELLATT, Secretary. Donations for the Building Fund, and Annual Subscriptions, are received by W. Alers, Esq. Treasurer, No. 7, Fenchurch Street; T. Pellatt, Secretary, Ironmongers Hall; T. Pattison, Collector, 21, Chapel Street, Pentonville; - and by the following Bankers:— Messrs. Hankey and Co.; Down, Thornton, and Co.; Forster, Lubbock, and Co.; Hoares; Fuller, Chatteris, and Co.; Ransom and Moreland : Smith and Holt ; and Davison
help. Her body was found near
the door, with her head towards it. A MURDER of uncommon atro. The apprentice, who probably city, which has chilled with borror came up on hearing the noise, was all the inhabitants of the metropo- killed as he entered the shop, from lis, was perpetrated between 12 the back door of it. An infant of 14 and one o'clock in the morning of weeks old was also killed in the Sunday, Dec. 8, 1811, at the house cradle, to prevent detection, as it is of Mr. Marr, Haberdasher, in Rad- supposed, by its crying. There was cliffe Highway, London.
no other person belonging to the Mr. Marr had just shut up his family, but a maid - ervant, who shop at 12 o'clock, when, it is sup had been sent out on an errand, posed, two or three men entered which detained her 20 minutes. the shop with him, or immediately. When she returned, and could not after : -- probably, under the pre- get admission, the watchman rang tence of purchasing something; the bcll aloud; but no one answerfor it appears that Mr. and Mrs. ing it, a neighbour got into the Marr had been under painful appre- house by the back-door, which was hension for some time past, that a open, and found the 'four bodies, robbery was intended, as some sus. still bleeding, lying dead ! picious men had several times.come. The return of the maid servant to the shop. It seems highly pro- immediately after the murder, prebable that Mr. Marr was in the act vented the intended robbery of the of reaching, from behind the coun- house ; for it is more than probable ter, some article asked for, when that otherwise the murderers would he received a blow on the head, have stript the shop of its most vawhich brought hiin to the ground. luable articles, and then have set it Mrs. Marr was then below stairs, in 'on fire. The murder of the serthe kitchen; and it is thought caine vant seems also to have been meup, on hearing the noise of her.ditated, as a candle was found in husband's fall; and appears to have the window of the stair - case lead. been killed while making towards ing towards her apartment. By the shop-door to escape, or call for her unexpected return, their scheme
was frustrated ; and they made o'clock in the morning, there was their escape from the back door, stolen from St. Martin's Lane, Upper through an empty house, in a man- Thames Street, a little boy, named ner that shewed they were previ. Thomas Dellow, three years old, ouslyacquainted with the premisses. with light hair, which stands up on
A maul was found in the house, the right side of the forehead; dark hy which the three adult persons eyes, and a round full face; he has appear to have been killed. The three scars under the right jawthroat of the infant was cut. : bone, where leeches and a lancet
On Sunday, Dec. 15, after the had been applied; a remarkable morning service, at the parish- dent or hollow at the bottom of church, the funeral was performed. the back-bone; and a pit on each All the congregation kept their arm, from the cow.pox. Had on a places; when the entrance of the white frock, black stuff petticoat, coffins of Mr. and Mrs. Marr, and blue print pin-apron, and half-boots the infant, occasioned feelings that laced in front. The woman who cannot be expressed: Vast multi- decoyed him away was dressed in tudes attended, to witness the cere- a blue coat, trimmed with spotted mony in the church-yard.
fur, a straw bounet with a blue Thursday night, Dec. 19, another flower in front; dark coloured horrid murder was committed on gown, and an apron. Shewas seen the bodies of Mr. Williamson (land- with the little boy and his sister, lord) his wife, and servant-maid, at about five years old (whom she soon the King's Arms public-house, New desired to go back) at a pastryGravel Lane, Shadwell.- A lodger cook's shop on Fish Street Hill, in the front garret, hearing the cry where she bought some cakes, part of Murder, came softly down in his of which she put into her pocket. shirt, and saw Mrs. Williamson ap. She afterwards called at another parently dead, and a man rifling her shop on the Hill, with the little boy pockets; upon which he crept up only, and bought for him a black again unobserved, and, by fasten- beaver hat and feather; which last ing the sheets of his bed to the bed. was put loose into the inside of the pošts, escaped into the street, and hat.' The children had neither of alarmed the neighbourhood. On' them a hat on when decoyed away. breaking open the door, the above One Hundred Guineas reward is were all found dead, with their offered for restoring this little boy throats cut in a most shocking man- to his parents, to be paid by the ner ; but the villains had escaped. church-wardens. - Dec. 15, 1811.
It is impossible to describe the universal sensation occasioned by these horrible deeds : all ranks of
Licences refused. people are deeply affected ; and the . We are glad to hear that, on
istrates, parish, omcers, and application to the Court of King's others, have shewn the most laud Bench, a Mandainus has been die able anxiety to discover the sans rected to the magistrate who, some guinary monsters who committed time since, refused a licence to a this bloody deed. Rewards, to the preacher, at St. Edmund's Bury. amount of £700, have been offered Of course this cause will be tried. for the detection of the former.
We have also heard of the followa murder, and € 500. for the latter. ing cases, which have occurred in
the county of Gloucester :-idid
A person who has, for some time A REGARD to the feelings of a past, engaged as preacher in the distressed parent induces us to com- neighbourhood of Uley, in order ply with the request of a humane to save himself from the informa-, friend, by inserting the following. tions, prosecutions, and penalties notice, in the hope that it may of the Conventicle Act, desired the prove the means of finding out the privileges granted him by the Act lost child :
of Toleration. His application was Nov. 18, between ten and eleven positively refused, unless he couid