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“At 7 o'clock on Tuesday morning our anxiously expected Prelate quitted the Herald-yacht, in Port Royal Harbour, under a salute from Fort Charles, and all the vessels of war in port, and accompanied by Captain Leeke, proceeded in Vice-Admiral Sir L. Halstead's barge to the landing-place at Port-Henderson, where a guard of honour from the 91st regiment received his Lordship, and fort Augusta repeated the salute. Captain M*Donald, his Grace's Military Secretary, received his Lordship, and with Commissioner Ross, cntered the carriage of his Grace the Governor, which waited to convey the Bishop to Spanish Town, where another guard of honour from the 50th regiment received him at the entrance of the King's house, in front of which the royal standard was hoisted. Viceadmiral Sir Lawrence Halstead had previously arrived there.
About ten o'clock, the 50th regiment, with the militia of St. Catherine's, lined the streets; and shortly before eleven, such of the members of the honourable the Council and Assembly as upon such short notice were in town, namely the Honourable the Attorney-General, the Hon. William Rowe, the Speaker, the Chief Justice, and the Judges, the Advocate-General, the Judge of the Admiralty, the Custos of St. Catherine's, Colonel Moffatt, Commandant of the Forces, with the Adjutant and Quarter-Masters General, the Military Secretary of the Commander of the Forces, with other Civil and Military Officers, attended his Lordship at the King's House, and soon after the procession moved towards the Church, his Grace the Governor and the Lord Bishop, attended by Capt. M'Donald and Mr. Lipscombe, in the foremost carriage, followed by that of the Admiral, and those of the official personages above enumerated.
The troops lining the streets saluted the Bishop as he passed; and on his arrival at the western door of the church, his Lordship was again received by a guard of honour, and a numerous body of the Island Clergy in their robes; together with John Lunan and J. G. Vidal, Esqrs. the Churchwardens. Hence the procession moved under
neath the organ loft, along the nave of the Church, to the altar, where his Lordship occupied the chair prepared for him. His Lordship's Secretary, Mr. Henry Lipscombe, commenced the ceremony by reading his Majesty's letters patent, constituting this island, the Bahamas, Honduras, and the other dependencies, a See, and his Lordship the Bishop of such See. The certificate of his Lordship's consecration at Lambeth in July last was next read, and the Rector of St. Catherine's, having conducted his Lordship to the throne lately erected, commenced the morning service; upon the conclusion of which the Bishop returned to the altar, and in a most expressive and affecting manner read the Communion Service, pronouncing the concluding solemn benediction with a tone and expression, which conveyed to the hearts of his numerous auditory his deep interest in obtaining its acceptance at the Throne of Mercy. The church was crowded beyond all precedent, and the whole ceremony was conducted with the greatest decorum and respect, all ranks seeming to be fully impressed with the solemnity of the occasion, and the benefits likely to accrue from such an establishment under such a Prelate. His Lordship's voice is melodious and powerful, and his delivery most correct and impressive ; and we congratulate the island upon the selection of this eminent person to be our Bishop. Upon the conclusion of the service, his Lordship accompanied his Grace the Governor to the King's house, followed by the Admiral and the other persons who had formed the procession, where a Levee was held, and they were severally introduced to his Lordship, together with the Mayor and Recorder of Kingston; John Lunan, Esq. and the Hon. William R. Remnalls, the Members for St. Catherine's; Sir Michael B. Clare, and George W. Hamilton, Esq. Members for St. Thomas in the Vale; L. Lynch, Esq. the Member for Manchester; William Heath, Esq. the Member for St. James's; the Masters in Chancery and the Clergy; with the last the Bishop withdrew, and held a long conference. The cordial and respectful reception of his Lordship has cvinced, we trust,
the high importance which all ranks must attach to his person and sacred office. In the evening his Grace the Governor gave a splendid entertainmentat the King's house, when all the public functionaries, and a large party of the principal inhabitants, were invited to meet the Bishop. . The Attorney-General, accompanied by the Rev. A. Campbell, and the Rev. Lewis Bowerbank, waited on his Lord
ship as a deputation appointed by the Jamaica District Committee of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, to offer their congratulations on his Lordship's safe arrival, and to request him to accept the office of President. The Bishop was pleased to return his thanks to the Members of the Society for such a mark of their attention, and to accept the appointment.”— Jamaica Gazette, Feb. 19.
society FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE,
The motion respecting the transfer of the business of the East India Mission department of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, was postponed, in consequence of the absence of the Bishop of Chester, with whom the proposal had originated at the previous Meeting. Mr. Parker, the senior Secretary, laid before the Society a letter which had been jointly addressed to himself and his brother Secretary, Mr. Campbell, by the Lord Bishop of Barbadoes, announcing his Lordship's safe arrival in that island—the gratification which he had experienced at the very warm reception which he had met with from all classes of the inhabitauts—his satisfaction at the state of the schools which he had visited—and his intended exertions for extending the interests of the Society in his Diocese. A Barbadian newspaper (from which we have given extracts elsewhere) was also produced by one of the Members, and handed to Mr. Parker, who read from it a very interesting report of the landing of the Bishop, aud of the enthusiastic feeling with which he had been greeted. A motion was made by the Rev. Mr. Benson, and seconded by Archdeacon Watson, that the sum of 300l. should be placed at the disposal of the Rev. Dr. Inglis, the new Bishop of Nova Scotia, for promoting the knowledge of Christianity in his Diocese, agreeably to the grant of 500l. which
had been on former occasions made to the Bishops of Barbadoes and Jamaica for the like object. Mr. Benson said he placed the proposed grant at a lower sum in the present instance, on account of the different case of the Diocese of Nova Scotia, it not being
newly created, as the others had been. .
Both Mr. Benson and the Archdeacon
‘want which existed in that Diocese
of such support, and moved, as an amendment, that the sum of 500l. should be placed at the disposal of
Mr. Joshua Watson seconded the amendment, which was carried.
Lord Kenyon then read some interesting extracts from a private letter of Bishop Heber which contained some interesting particulars respecting a tribe of native Indians, whose character appears to have been little, if at all, known previously, and who offer a more reasonable hope of their conversion to Christianity than any others on whom the attempt has been hitherto made—the Puharrees, a highland tribe. These, his Lordship says, are distinguished from their neighbours on each side in many important respects. They have no idols, and laugh at the
Hindoo distinctions of caste. They are remarkable for their honesty, and the only people in India who think a lie disgraceful. A missionary had been sent to them, Mr. David Christian, who had been sent out from this country by the Society for Propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts. Mr. Parker then announced to the Meeting a benefaction which had been made of 100l. by the Rev. Dr. Romaine, of Trinity College, Oxford, and suggested whether it would not be proper that the Society's thanks should be given to Dr. Romaine, for his liberal contribution. After some conversation on the subject, Archdeacon Cambridge made a motion to that effect, and it was carried that the Secretaries should be
ON Wednesday, April 12, the General Committee of the National Society for the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church, held their Meeting at St. Martin's Vestry-room. Present, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York; Bishops of London, Worcester, Exeter, Gloucester, Lord Kenyon, Sir J. Langam, Bart. ; Archdeacons Cambridge
UNITARIAN MARRIAGE BILL. UNIVERSITY AND CLERICAL INTELLIGENCE.
It has been supposed, that to oppose this Bill is a breach of that toleration on which the Church of England so justly prides herself. For our part, we do not regard it in such a light. ...We do not compel the Unitarian to worship God in a manner repugnant to his conscience. We do not endeavour to force him to think as we do—by requiring him to be present at a ceremony, once or twice perhaps in his whole life, in which the name of the Trinity is invoked. We do not extort from him a profession of his belief in that sacred doctrine of our faith. If such were the case, he might then justly urge that he had conscientious scruples against the necessity of being married according to
instructed to express to him the thanks of the Society.
Some communications to the Society from different quarters, applying for books, were read.
Some tracts of Mr. Berens were proposed to be placed on the Society's List, and referred accordingly to several Members for examination. And Lord Kenyon moved the reprinting of Archbishop Secker's five Sermons against Popery; upon which some conversation arose, how far the necessity of this measure was superseded by Bishop Porteus's Confutation of Popery, which was an abridgment of Secker's arguments already on the list. It was determiued to refer the consideration of the matter to the Committee.
and Watson; Rev. Dr. D'Oyly, aud other Members. Eleven fresh Schools were added to the Society, and twelve grants of money were made towards building school-rooms. Amongst others 800l. for the populous town of Stockport; 700l. for the parish of Newington Butts; and 400l. to Weymouth.
the forms of the Church of England, and with good reason petition the legislature for relief. As it is, however, the officiating Minister only blesses him in that form, which he believes to be the most sacred and expressive; and surely it is no violation of conscience to receive that blessing, as the best which the Minister has to give, though the person so married may think his marriage equally valid, and equally blessed without it. The case of the Unitarian Dissenter is not parallel to those of the Jew or the Quaker. The distinctive civil peculiarities of the latter separate them broadly from all other sects out of the national communion. The Jew may be regarded as a foreigner resi
dent among us, who claims the rights of his own country—whose essential existence, as a Jew, depends on his peculiarity of forms and ceremonies. The Quaker proceeds in a fundamental objection to all forms—and to exact his joining in any particular form, which he, by being simply present at his marriage ceremony according to the rites of the Church of England, would be an assault upon his conscience. At the same time, be it observed, by recognizing Jewish and Quaker marriages, we do not recognize another order of Ministers of Christ, empowered to perform religious services. But if we admit an Unitarian marriage, performed in Unitarian Chapels, by Unitarian Ministers, we establish an authority to perform special acts of a religious nature in
persons whom, according to our creed, we .
Degrees conferred March 26, being the last day of Term. BAcHELoR in civil, LAW. Twisleton, Rev. Frederick Benjamin, Fellow of New College, Grand Compounder. Masterts of arts. Deane, Rev. George, St. Mary Hall. Gegg, Rev. John Henry, St. Alban Hall. Talbot, Rev. Henry George, Student of Christ Church. West, Rev. Edward Walter, St. John's College. BACHELOR of ARTS, Platt, Samuel, Esq. Magdalen Hall. April 13. MASTERs of ARts. Abbot, Hon. Philip Henry, Student of Christ Church. Basnett, Rev. Richard, Trinity College.
Danson, Frederick Maxwell, Queen's College. Greaves, Charles Sprengel, Queen's College. Hamilton, Gustavus Lodowic, Trinity College. Harding, Rev. Thomas Hartshorn, Wadham College. Maddock, Samuel, Hulme's Exhibitioner of Brasenose College.
Mellara, Rev. William, Magdalen Hall.
Pyne, Rev. William, Pembroke College.
Schomberg, Rev. Alexander William, Magdalen Hall.
cannot suppose for a moment to have any order, any authority whatever. Is not this scruple, we would ask, to be attended to 1 Shall the great body of Protestants in this country, believing in the adorable divinity of their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, be compelled to recognize a ministerial validity in the acts of persons whose ordination, if any acknowledge, they must at least maintain to be an unblessed, an unhallowed one According to this Bill, they must virtually acknowledge that to be holy and good, which they cannot in their hearts but regard as a profanation of holy things.-We are astonished, indeed, that the matter has not been more generally viewed in this light, and that more petitions have not been sent up to Parliament against so desecrating a Bill.
Stone, William, Fellow of Brasenose College.
vol. Wii, N.O. W.
Tawney, Rev. Richard, Fellow of Mag-
March 23. In Convocation this day, the Rev. Edward Cardwell, B.D. Fellow of Brasenose College, was elected Camden Professor of Ancient History, in the room of the late Dr. Elmsley. T t
April 13. The Rev. William Dalby, M.A. Fellow of Exeter College, and the Rev. John Watts, M.A. Fellow of University College, were admitted Proctors of the University, for the ensuing year; and the Rev. John William Hughes, M.A. of Trinity College, the Rev. Joseph Luscombe Richards, Fellow of Exeter College, the Rev. Frederick Charles Plumptre, M.A. and the Rev. William Glaister, M.A. Fellows of University College, were nominated ProProctors. ERRAt UM.–In our announcement of the admission of a successor to Dr. Elmsley, the late Principal of St. Alban Hall, in our last Number, we, by mistake, inserted the Rev. Edward Whately, instead of the Rev. Irichard Whately. April 18. The following Gentlemen, who had been previously nominated and approved in Congregation, as Examining Masters under the new Statute, were finally approved by Convocation:In Literis humanionibus. Mr. Mills, Fellow of Magdalen College. Mr. Longley, Student of Christ Church. Mr. Jelf, Fellow of Oriel College. Mr. Johnson, Fellow of Wadham College. in disciplinis MAthematicis Et physicis. Dr. Ogle, Aldrichian Professor of Medicine, Trinity College. Mr. Rigaud, Savilian Professor of Geometry, Exeter College. Mr. Cooke, Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy, Corpus Christi College. April 20. In Convocation, the University Seal was affixed to an instrument for the establishment of four University Scholarships, the benefaction of the Very Rev. the Dean of Westminster, “for the Promotion of Classical Learning and Taste.” The Candidates are to be Undergraduate Members of the University, “without regard to place of birth, school, parentage, or pecuniary circumstances,” who shall not have exceeded their sixteenth Term from their matriculation. The election of the first Scholar to take place in the first Term after the completion of the Foundation. Congregations will be holden for the purpose of granting Graces and conferring Degrees, on the following days in the present Term, viz. –Thursday, May 5th, Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 21st. All Candidates for the degree of B.A.
or M.A. or for that of B.C.L. to enter
their names before mine o'clock of the evening preceding the day of Congregation; and all Chancellor's Letters for Dispensation to be applied for (through the Registrar) at least three days preceding that of the Convocation, in which they will be submitted to the House.
BAchielons of Arts.
Baker, Thomas Fielding, Caius College. Daniell, Henry Peter, Trinity College. Faithful, Rev. Ferdinand, St. John’s Col
lege. Hopwood, William, Trinity College. Hulton, Thomas, Caius College. Jollands, Charles, St. John's College. Maddy, Rev. Benjamin, St. John's Col
lege. Vicary, Abraham Thomas Rogers, Jesus
Elliotson, Thomas, Jesus College.
MAsters of Arts.
Clough, Rev. Charles Butler, St. John's
College. Evered, John, Trinity College. Festing, Rev. Charles George Ruddock,
St. John's College. Gooch, Rev. Copinger Henry, Corpus
Christi College. Nash, Rev. Thomas, Trinity College. Pitt, Rev. George, Trinity College. Pratt, Frederick Thomas, Trinity College. Walters, William Clayton, Jesus College. Ware, Ebenezer, Trinity College.
BAchelor IN civil LAW.
Scott, Matthew, Trinity Hall.
BAChielors of Arts.
Band, Charles Edward, St. John's Col
lege. Blencowe, Henry Prescott, Emmanuel College. Buckham, Philip Wentworth, St. John's College. Byers, John S. Catharine hall. Chinnery, Nicholas, Queen's College. Clarke, J. B. B. Trinity College. Cobb, Robert, Christ College. Collins, Rev. John Coombes, St. John's College. Cooper, Thomas Lovick, Magdalene College. Crewe, H. R. Trinity College. Deeker, Rev. Robert, Trinity College. Furlong, Thomas, Queen's College. Gibson, John, Catharine hall.