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which he may be restrained by prohi- such contract can be implied between bition during his incumbency; and for the parson and his successor; and wbich lie or bis executors are liable to there is no authority for saying that be prosecuted, after he ceases to be such an action is maintainable. incumbent."
Patteson J. The action against DENMAN C. J. This is an entirely the executor of a parson for dilapidanew application. To render the exé- tion is an anomalous action, and apcutors of an incumbent liable to an pears like an exception to the general action for dilapidations, there ought to rule, that actio personalis moritur cum be something of demolition. Tliere is personâ. The authorities show that no ground for saying that executors are such an action is maintainable, where liale to such an action for mismanage- the buildings, hedges, and fences bemert of the ylebe land.
longing to the benefice are left in a LITTLEDILE J. concurred.
state of decay, or where there has been PANKE J. An action lies by a land- a telling of timber otherwise than for lord ayainst a tenant for the misma- repairs or fuel. I am not disposed to nagement of his farm, on the implied extend the action to a case like the contract between landlord and tenant
present. that the latter shall cultivate the land Rule refused. in a husbandlike manner. llere no
APPEAL FOR A NEW CHURCH, ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND.
We have just received an Appeal where intermarriages between Roman for the Protestant Episcopalians in Catholics and Protestants are lamentNewfoundland, which we hasten to ably frequent—in a town where a relay before our readers.
sident Roman Catholic Bishop and
three or four priests are not only most The town of St. John's contains zealous and judefatigable in their above thirteen thousand souls; about spiritual duties, and endeavour to 8000 are Roman Catholics, and the make converts, but where they also remaining 5000 are principally at- use every means in their power to entached to the Protestant Church; and courage the natural superstition of the it is for the poor emigrant Protestant people; and by forbidding the chilsettlers in Newfoundland that this ap- dren of Roman Catholic parents atpeal is made to the British public for ter ding Protestant schools, they the erection of a new Protestant Epis- effectually keep them in that state of copal Church in the capital of the ignorance which best suits their false Island. The present church in St. and idolatrous doctrines. John's does not accommodate more A nunnery has been established, than 800 persons. There are two dis- where a variety of fancy work is taught, senting meeting-houses--one a Wes. to induce the Protestant children to Jeyan, the cther a Scotch place of attend the school attached to the Estaworship. These chapels contain about blishment; and no scheme of allure500 in each- thus leaving about 3000 ment or intimidation is omitted to Protestants without any accommoda- ensnare the poor and ignorant into the tion in a place of worship; whilst a trap laid for them. A number of Rosecond Popish chapel is soon to be man Catholic females, called “ Conerected in our capital—and this in a fraternity Women," are constantly colony where the state of society employed about the town amongst equals, if it do not exceed, in igno- the sick and dying, to impress upon rauce, superstition, and insubordina- the minds of the weak the advantages tion, the worst parts of Ireland. This arising to all who die in the profession want of church room exists in a town of the Romish faith.
“ You who value the religious privi- Episcopal Church in St. John's, Newleges by which you are surrounded! foundland. Two thousand pounds are you who have found comfort from our immediately required for the projected beautiful Liturgy! -- you who have building, which will be considerably families around you, and know not to enlarged if a generous public should what part of the world Providence put a sufficient sum in the hands of eventually may call them !--you who ihe Archdeacon of Newfoundland, who are engaged in that most interesting has commenced the building on his employment, the Parish Sunday- own personal responsibility." School!-you who there watch and We will not weaken the force of this pray for your pupils, leading them to affecting address by any observations Christ the Saviour, and the Holy of our own. The Venerable Society for Spirit the Sanctifier - looking upon Promoting Christian Knowledge, and them as the headsof future families, who the Society for the Propagation of the may be scattered through the wilds of Gospel in Foreign Parts, have each America, or settled amongst idolaters, voted the sum of 1001. in aid of our infidels, or scoffers !--you who love the Protestant brethren in Newfoundland, Church of your fathers, for wbich mar- whose spiritual interests we do most tyrs have suffered and bled !--you who earnestly commend to the BENEVOLENT remember that the Protestant Episco- consideration of all our readers, Subpal Church in the United States of scriptions and donations will be thank. America, which is now a blessing to fully received by Messrs. RIVINGTON, millions, is a scion from our English Waterloo Place, Pall Mall; Mr. Henry Church, the fruit of a seed sown by Wix, No.3, New Bridge-street, BlackEnglish Missionaries, watered by Eng- friars; Messrs. BARCLAY, Lombardlish bounty, blessed by Him who has street; Messrs. DRUMMOND, Charinggiven her an abundant increase! To you Cross ; Mr. PicKERING, Chancery this appeal will not be made in vain Lane, and at 83, Cadogan Place, Belfor funds to build a new Protestant grave-square,
PROTESTANT CHURCH IN TIIE HIGH ALPS, VALLEY OF
CHAMPSAUR. QUR readers will unquestionably fixed to this document, has set an exremember the beautiful and affecting ample which reflects the highest honour memoir of the sainted Felix NEFF, on the British aristocracy. May it to which we had some months since speedily be followed, and may every the pleasure of directing their atten- one who appreciates the blessing of a tion. His church is now desolate
and undefled faith aid in so good his flock scattered, like sheep having and acceptable a work! no shepherd-bis successor in the most abject state of heartbreaking poverty
Subscriptions already received:--. - and the pure lamp of Protestantism
The Countess of Warwick all but extinguished in the High Alps!!
The Lady Caroline Neeld
300 If the Clergy of our Establishment The Lord Monson
200 would only subscribe a single shilling Rev. W. Williams
20 each, it will be seen, by the subjoined Rev. R. Burgess
40 most affecting letter of M. Clavel, that The Rev. S. Isaacson .
25 the gospel light would again shine in
Ed. Tyrrell, Esq.
25 the valley, which, at present, seems Mr. P. Cooke, Dorking
25 doomed to spiritual' darkness or
The Editor of the CHRISTIAN Popish idolatry; and that our poor brethren in the faith would be enabled
REMEMBRANCER will take charge of to worship their God and Saviour in spirit and in truth, The Right Hon. N.B.-At the present rate of exLord Monson, whose most christian change the pound sterling is about and philanthropic testimonial is pre- equal to 25 francs,
Appeal to the English, relative to the suffer- verily I say unto you he shall not lose ing Protestants of the High Alps.
his reward." Mark ix. 41.
Genére, Oci, 3, 1835. Mossox. Ix submitting the following letter to the attention of the English Pro- LETTER OF THE PASTOR CLAVEL, PROtestants of Geneva and its vicinity, il TESTANT MINISTER OF THE VALLEY few words of explanation may be OF CHAMPS TUR, &c. &c. necessary. The department of France
To the Friends of the Gospel, and princiknown by the name of “ Les Hautes
pally to those who dwell at Genera. Alpes” contaios a race of people who
Report of the Condition of the Protestbave never from the earliest times been
1:***% of the Valley of Champsaur, (in tainted by the errors of the Roman die lligh Alps.) Catholic Church. Their locality, their
Forest, July 14, 1835. sufferings and persecutions, during GENTLEMEN, AND MOST HONOURED many ages, have though in reality
IN JESUS CHRIST. distiuctly separate) so identified them The compassion of the Redeemer with their neighbouring brethren, the for our souls encourages me to lay Waldenses of Piedmont, as to have before you the urgent wants of your brought them but little into individual brethren of the Alps--for there is no notice, and they have only lately at- one who has received as a free gift tracted the attention of the public from eternal life who is not anxious to the striking and meritorious conduct please God by labouring to extend bis of their late pastor, Felix Neff. Since kingdom. You wonld not wish me to his death in 1829, his charge, which conceal from you the distresses of your extended over a district of above brethren; you would not wish me to sixty miles, has been divided by the deprive you of the happiness of relierFrench government into three parts, ing them. One half of my flock dwell under the superintendence of three in the Valley of Champsaur, which separate pastors. For the situation of was the birth-place of Farel, and lately the most populous of these divisions it heard the words of the gospel from is now desired to excite the sympathy the lips of the sainted Neff, my father of the English at Geneva' and it's in the faith. Formerly the Protesneighbourhood. To those acquainted tants in this place were numerous and with the character of Mons. Clavel, his plentifully nourished with the word of statement respecting the parishes wilt life; the messengers of the Lord there be amply conclusive; but it may not be occupied several pulpits, whilst now irrelevant to add that in the course of I alone am left to declare salvation to last year I traversed the whole dis- these beloved remains of many once trici,- that I am personally acquainted flourishing churches. with Mons. Clavel,—that every word These brands snatched from the fire in bis affecting letter is strictly true,- of persecution, scattered over the comand that if it has a fault, it is in not munes of Forest, St. Julien, the plain placing the distressing circumstances of Orciere, Chabotte, Chaillot, St: of the Protestants of the valley of Bonnet, La Motte, La Fare, and Gap, Champsaur in a still stronger light: come to St. Laurent to hear the words A small sum has been already collected, of eternal life. The children of these and an addition of above 4000 francs beloved brethren, in number about is still required. In most earnestly 140, dragging out a miserable existentreating the English public to con- ence in utter ignorance, almost entirely tribute " not grudgingly or of neces- under the control of Papists, at each sity" towards this deficiency, I am return of winter are crowded into an permitted to state that it has the con- unwholesome and infectious outbuildo eurrence and valuable assistance of ing, forming a semicircle against a the Rev. Richard Burgess, and may I damp wall, and are only able to colbe forgiven if I conclude by remind- lect upon a dirty book a few rays of ing of the promise,—“Whosoever shall light, obtained with difficulty through gire a cup of cold water to drink in a little hole, in lieu of a window, fur my name, because ye belong to Christ, nished with oiled paper, ar:d very often VOL. XVIII. NO. II,
this new species of glazing is replaced here with 400 francs. If he remains by straw and rags; and even these a second year, it will either be from panes are carried away by the fowls or gratitude, or derotion to the cause; wind.
and if our prospects do not brighten, I Those who learn to write, placing shall have the grief of seeing all our themselves by turns opposite an old dear children returned to their respecdoor supported by four pegs fixed in a tive villages, and under the guidance dunghill, find it impossible to move of ignorant Papists. without disturbing all the writers. But neither does this embrace Upon Jeaving this vapour bath our all the troubles of our bretbren of dear children are exposed to an intense the Alps. During the three years cold, which very often proves fatal. and a half that I have had the bappiIt is in these hovels that an ignorant ness to be their pastor, I bare inhapretender of the village undertakes to bited a place which is neither barn tcach what he does not understand; nor stable, although it partakes of both to form the minds of these young pu- the one and the other; inasmuch as, pils by the reading of “La Belle from the impossibility of preparing my Hélène," “ du Petit Poncet," or“ de la food therein, I have been obliged to Barbe Bleue," and enliven their hours borrow the table of a neighbour, where of recreation by the recital of tales of I am seated beside servants and laghosts and witches; no one to speak bourers. The happiness of being in to them of their souls, and conduct the midst of my flock amply compenthem to the foot of Him who says, sated me for these inconveniences.
Suffer the little children to come This habitation, however, is no longer unto me, and forbid them not.” at my disposal-I am compelled to
Surely such a state of things cannot desert my fuck, to reside in a neighfail to wound the heart of the philan- bouring commune, where I live in a thropist and Christian! My ardent public house; therefore this place will desire is to establish a good christian be without a pastor, or nearly so, since school in St. Laurent, with the view there is not a hut in St. Laurent to of drawing thither the greatest pos
shelter me. sible number of children for the inn- But a moderate parsonage house provement and cultivation of the mind would cost about 5000 francs. The and heart, and to prepare them to government has promised to do somefulfil their duties as citizens and im- thing, provided the commune and demortal beings. The wife of the master partment raise the principal sum. The will teach the young girls the works department has at present done noadapted to their sex, so that, with the thing; the commune, being princiexpense of one school, I shall have the cipally Catholics, will not do any thing. benefit of two: but above all, the
When the Protestants saw that their stable must be abandoned.
pastor was obliged to remove bimself A school-house will cost about 4500 to a distance from them, to the great francs, and I have only nineteen satisfaction of the Papists, to whom he hundred ; namely, 800 from the com
has become a laughing-stock, they mune, 100 from a generous English- opened a subscription, which amounts man, and 1000 from the government.
already to 1200 francs, although their Next to the house itself, a good master means have been exhausted by the is most indispensable, that we may be erection of a place of worship, and the able to attract the children from the enormous repairs of the Catholic neighbouring communes. But a good church. Thus in their distress they married master will not come here look to their more fortunate brethren, for less than 800 francs a year, whereas in the hope that they will assist in reI have only 400 to offer him. Last lieving them from a situation so painyear I made the attempt; I induced ful and humiliating. a good master to come, who succeeded Accept, &c. &c. in collecting fifty-two pupils, but I
(Signed) G. J. CLAVEL, am quite assured that, although un- Pastor of the Reformed Church of St. married, it is impossible for him to live
Laurent du Cros, Gap.
CHURCH SOCIETI ES.
S.P.G.- Bath District Committee. which, with the balance of 631. 138.7d. The Annual Meeting of the Incor- in the Treasurer's hands on the 6th porated Society for the Propagation of of January 1835, make a sum total of the Gospel in Foreign Parts was held
2701. 6s. 7 d. on Tuesday, January 19, at the As- It appeared also from the Treasembly Rooms, Divine service having
surer's and Secretary's accounts, that been previously performed at Christ
the disbursements for the year ending Church, where an eloquent discourse with the 5th January 1836, amounted was delivered before the Lord Bishop to 2301. 13s. 2d., leaving a balance of of the Diocese, the principal resident
391. 13s. 5d. in the hands of the Clergy, and other friends of the Insti.
Treasurer. tution, by the Rev. J. H. Pinder, M.A. From the Secretary's Report it aplate principal of Codrington College, peared that during the same year, 353 in the Isle of Barbados, from John Bibles, 188 Testaments, 680 Prayer iii. 12: “ I am the light of the world : Books, 593 other bound books, and be that followeth me shall not walk in 4971 unbound books and tracts on the darkness, but shall have the light of Society's list, were distributed by this life.”
Committee. At the meeting which took place at
JOHN JAMES, Secretary. the Rooms, and which was very numerously and respectably attended, the Lord Bishop of the Diocese presided, and, after the usual prayers, com
S.P.C.K. --Huntingdon District Committee. menced the proceedings of the day by
As the General Annual Meeting of expressing the sincere pleasure he felt
the Huntingdon District Committee on every occasion of meeting his friends of the Society for Promoting Christian of this city, and particularly on one so
Knowledge, on Wednesday, Jan. 13, gratifying as the present, which was for it appears by the statement furnished the purpose of conveying to the poor
by the Librarian, that 640 Bibles, 404 in foreign conntries the knowledge of Testaments, and 946 Prayer Books, those truths which lead to salvation.
had been issued to subscribers during The Annual Report was then read,
the year; whilst of other books and and soine powerful and instructive
tracts 4859 had been distributed, appeals were respectively made by Sir making a total of 6849. W. Cockburn, the venerable Archdeacon Broughton, the Rev. Messrs. Algar, Seymour, Mount, and Willis, and The Fourth Annual Report of the Society by Captain Muttlebury. The collec- for Promoting the due Observance the tion at the church and at the rooms
Lord's Day. amounted to 781. 15s. 10d.
The exertions of this Society since its establishment in 1831 appear to
have been very successful. The ReS.P.C.K. & S.P.G.-Peterborough Diocesan port abounds with many pleasing and District Committee.
facts of the good effected, particularly At a Quarterly Meeting holden at in the cessation of labour on the the Palace, on Tuesday, the 5th day Mersey and Irwell Canal during the of January, 1836, the Very Rev. Dr. Sabbath. Many other anecdotes are Turton, Dean of Peterborough, in the related sufficient to show the utility of Chair:
the Society, and to induce those who The Treasurer's and Secretary's are alive to the sacred importance of accounts were laid before the Com- keeping the Sabbath day holy to bemittee; from which it appeared that come subscribers, and thus aid by the receipts ending with the 5th of their pocket the benevolent exertions January, 1836, amounted to 2061. 13s., of the Committee.