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DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE.

CHURCH OF ENGLAND.

The Aunt ventry Meeting of the Diocesan Com- mittee of tilt Societies foi Piopiyiting Cliiistian Know ledge and prop igatmg the Gospel in Foreign Patts, wa, held in the Gills'School Room, Clui

beth street, on Thuisday last Picviou, to the meeting n set m in wa, preached before tht Com- mittee li) the Rev G Turnci, and the Reveieml Gcntlcni in's discourse is spoken of III the highest tenus hy all who had the pleasure of hearing it

""About two o'clock, the chair wa, taken by the Bishop, who opened the proceedings with prayer

Aftei piayers Hts I oidship sail, by the bles- sing1 of Divine Piovidencc, without which no- thing can succeed, wt are met to cetelnate tho commencement of the fourth venr of the establish- ment of the Diocesan Committee of those venerable Societies, the Soeietv foi Promoting ClmsUin Knowledge, and the Society foi Propagating the Gospel in Foreign Pints, and as there is much busi- ness to be gone through in thccuuise of the morn- ing, I shall not detain >uu by m my icmiik, It is a cause of great thankfulness to Almighty God, when ive look around us and sec how many of those who assisted m the lust formation of tho Committee arc still sp ii ed lo ii,, but wo cannot hut remember Hut since list j eui, wc have lost two incmbcis, one is Mr Futti r, one of otu wannest suppoiltrs, a most upught man, and finn, and steadfast in the pro notion of any plan which he considere 1 would be for the good of his fellow c eat ure», and the other is our highly respected Ireasuur, to whom wc were so highly indebted, and to whose chaiactei the Committee hi, paul a buel tnbutc in their inmutes We have also to relict the alíseme of two of our nicmuci , one is the Colonial Tieasutcr, and the other is a min who, however Ion, I e may be a' sent, will never be forgotten I tin not stand here for the purpose of eulog zing lum-it woul I be out ot place, but I will siy that his tongul, his han), and lus puise were always ready winn itquued foi the pioiuo tion of such institutions tis this. I need hardly snv, Im an Mi Justice Uni ton Iheie is one very pie ismg feature in the pro cedings of this bauet), aid that is the utitmiiuty willi which they lune been conducted It often kippen, tint alter the lust buist, societies like this sink down anil expire, or else tiley become wii U u vulgutly cillcd ujob foi the benefit of mc ot tvo indi vi Rials, or haie sont other termination not at uti aiiswtting the expectations of those who founded them, o the pu poses turu Inch they were founded. It is gi itif)iiiij to coondei that ws, have esc iped these dancers and trust to proceed on out course, and I titi only attribute it to the total exclusion of all worldl), scculai, 01 pulltical ohjects_ive have but two, m i ithei out objett in view, to which we strictly adhere, and that i, to piomotc Christi in KnowledBe, and the Gospel ot Chust, it is to this th it I impute the unanimity with which we proceed with one heart and one minti, and I ttust tint all who tike a put in oui pro- ceedings will feel giatilied at having assisted m the sei vice of God T he designs of tho Society hive aliv lys ben so explicitly stated in the publishid Itcpoitk, thnt it is uuticccssiry I should explain than now It has hitticito been the custom to divide the lit pott multi the dilUieut head, of Churches, Clergy, Sehoo s, and Bo >ks - apiactice which li is been continued in the present instance With lcspect to the Clergy, through the kindness and vigilance of the Societies with which ive ait in t mnexion, ive havt received an accession of » consideiable number of Preachers of the Gospel, and are authonstd to expect moic It is needless to dwell upon the adv-ititiiL,cs which wt have a light to expect fiom th>- introducti m of ,o miny faithlul lahmrcrs in the cause of their gitit mistei-but ive must remember that how- ever Zealous and aelivt they may be, their duties cannot be efficiently peilormed without projiet Cliuich.es, and this bungs me to the second division of the Repeat. It gives mt great satisfaction to statt that oui prospects aie good, although through causes, I mean natural causes, which have even put a stop to secular pursuits, (and foi the lemoval of this visitati ni ive owe our thanks to the Giver of all Good) the building of Church s has not proceeded veiy rapidly, but now that the cause has been removed I hope the effect will cease, and next year those who are spared to meet heie, will, I ti ist, heir of the consecration of many ad- ditional Chuichcs With rcgaid to Schools, we have still a wuiei range, but this is more ptr ticulmly alluded to in the Repoit, und 1 would onlv stale, tliat the progress ot tvtnts, and the present state of aftairs elenily shew that there tin bt no renovation of tho human race, or the icstoiation of that state of souety which ought to exist, considering the length of time tht Gospel ol Chust has been preached up m earth, except thiough the means of a Cliuslian cducition Tin, mattci li is been much foiced upon my attention and I am fully persuaded that,no system of edu- cation can be sound that is not based on the pim tiples of revealed religion There arc theories afloat on the subject, w Inch appear to he liberal

and aie encouraged by many-but the system ive uphold is an ancient one, and under it have grown up many who arc good snbjccts to then God and their native land \\ e have an additional impulse which our anccstois had not, if they did not teach the pcrple propci doctrines they rcniuncd i(,iioiunt, and the evil was only negative, but now, if wc do nit instiuct them m what is right, others will and uit ready enough to instruct them m what is bad, and the evil is positive To bung up the peoplt in the fear of the Loi J fiom their tarlitt years, is one of the most lmpoitaut duties or the Society Anotherveiyunportaiitpaitof theSociety's duty, is the distribution of books, of which the chief u the Holy Scriptures, on which all knowledge is

founded, and 1 hope, as has always been, it will always he at the head of the Society's list, but the^Society has also many books which are written in the spit it of the Bible, and combine tnstiuction willi tniiaceiit amusement, and I would recommend all who, have not done so, to look at the Society's catalogue, or call at the Depository und insptctthe books that arc to be seen theie. In conclusion I have but to observe, that notwithstanding the way in which the Society has met with suppoit its objects ate so extended, and its claims so numeious, and they open widei upon us the faithet we proceed; that we must still call upon the members of the Church of England for further suppoit. When Iloik at the list ol subscubcrs to this Society, and then look at the number of subscribers to Societies whose object is pleasuio and amusement, objects which 1 do nut mc in to decry-objects which are laudable and proper in their jilace-I must say that I feel a degree of disappointment, nay, a degree of shame, when 1 find that the subscribers to tint institution do not equal those ,to institutions which are in no way connected with religion. I distinctly wish not to be understood as saying anything agamtt the objects of those institutions ; but, as we heard so fei ventry and eloquently expressed this morning, religion is the fust und most tuipoitiut of all objects I am sure th it nothing is wanted but that the objects of our Society should be more fre- quently hi ought undei discussion. It is not to our own Colony that the etloits of the Socictv, aie c n fined ; theSistei Colony also shaies its benefits We aie honored by the present« of those who can ufliiiu the truth of what I state. At the meetinj, of this Sonet) in Hobart Tow n, the Jueutcn tnt Govetuot was graciously pleased to preside, and promised to patronise and .support ii to the utmost of his exertions, and 1 hope his high example will be followed by thoj« in humbler life, und that all who are friendly to the Apostolic ( huich of En- gland, will do their utmost to suppoit this SUCH ty.

His Lordship then called upon the Seeretaiies foi their Report.

Mr. SheuiT Micftuoin read the Repoit, hut as it will shortly be printed, we shall only given veiv buef sketch of it. Under the head of Cltuiches theie was an account ot what had be ii done tovvaids the erection of St. Andiew's tathedntl u fresh contract to carty the walls to the spun,; ot the arches of the windows ha« been entc-tcd into The Bishop will license a room tor the temporal y peí foi manee of worship in this pa nth so soon as one can be lined ; a measure which has been successful in the adjoining parish, where Mr. J T. Hughes has generously lent » large room for tluce years" The Churches of Penrith, South Creek, Cook's Uiver, Richmond, ami Goulburn, it is expected

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will be leftdv toi conseciution during the year, the Church ol bt riiomts, at Mul¿ot, has been con- secrated since the last Report, tendéis for the erection of a Chuieh at Wollongong have been received , sufficient sums have been subscubed for the erection of Churches at Appin, Melbourne, Ashfield, Scone, Mudgee, Queanbeyan, and the Parish of St. Lawrence, Sydney. At Berrima, a Church will be erected as soon as an eligible con- tract can be entered into, and the Bishop has sub- scribed £100, and the Society £50 towards the erection of a cleigyman's residence at the Lower Hawkesbury, and it is expected that the inha- bitants will subscribe s u iii nuit to complete the work J he Society for the pioptgation of the Gospel linding that the hftccn Clergymen who have ulieady iirnved will not be suthcient for the Colony, hive icsolveil to send twelve additional, to whom they will make the sime allowance of X150 e ich, and £50 per annum for five yeais, that they did to tho e who pieccded them The Society, dining the year, built several Schools,mid augmented the Sehoul-masteis' salauci During the y cm, the Society issued eight thousand copies ot diflercnt woiks Annexed to the Repoit was a long lettti from the Bishop of Vustrulia, thcpnii cipal topic ni which wts, the necessity of making it f,ictt if)ort for the establishment of a National S) stem of Muculion, mid we shall take un early oppoitumty ot submitting the details ot Hu Loidslup's plan to the public

Mr CuiriLBs CwtrufcCL saul I hive been re- quested to move the following resolution, " That the rcpoiI now reid he adopted as the repoit of the Diocesan Committee tot the past year, and that the same be printed and circulated for general

uitoi mation among the muiibcis and fueiidsof the i Institution," and I hive to regtet that the Sécré-

tai ics did not find some one moie competent to do i it justice, but I look upon it* lieiiij j_,iveil to me as a mark ot uspcet to my ftther, who is pre- vented fiom attending lins Meeting, by causes tuturi! to Ins advanced a^c, but than whom I inn contidcnt ihue is no one more attached lo the Church of Lugland. It is not in my power to say whethet the number of the mcmbcis of the Society has iHcicascd, but I must rcgiet that in this Colony, whcie two thuds of the inhabitants are piolcsscdly members oi the Church of England, s j

t>iiiult a number should have affotdetl then assist-I ance lo the two Societies, of which yout Loidslup and the Committee arc the tepicscntativcs Perhaps we muy hive some reason to regtet that tin re aie not moie of those who belong to tho upper classes, and whose píeseme vvould L,IVC ll tout- to our Meetings belong to the Societies, but the cfloits ot a few individu tis, however opulent and respectable they may be, will not avail much un- less they me seconded by the jucat body of the people. I do ti ust that the reverend the Clergy will uuptcss upon their piusluoners the necessity of then conti lbuting towards the gieat objects which the Society have in view. 1 can lemcnibir when )our Lordship convened the hrst Meeting in St Janies s Church for the establishment of this Socictv, and I heard one who is now gone to his rest, with his eyes raised to heaven and in bioken accents, thank God that he had seen a Prelate of hu Church on these shores, where loi forty rears he had labouicd almost unaided in the gieat cause of moiality and tiuth , when, he said, he saw that Pielatesuuounded by tht first men m the Colony foi the put pose of lorming this Society, he tiuited that so many would join the Society, and its iunds would he so lar¡,c that the Colony vvould receive great beucht from it, and would cause the accents ot piaycr and praise to use from many huts in the wilderness, but I am soiry, my Lout, that these uiitieip ttious have not been realised. Among a great numbet of the settlers there is great apathy, but perhaps that is to be uicounted fur because tiley have been us it were, stiug^ling, for an ex- istence, and it is only recently that they have acquued wealth Your Lordship sjiokc of one who stands in bright contrast to those I have alluded to It may uppeui out of place here to eulogise that upright judge and loyal subject who tilled his oflice with such independence and lu mncss, but 1 consider it a simple act of justice to ex pi ess my individual suisc, and 1 believe the sense ot the public, ot the bene lit s which Mr. Burton tendered to the causes ot icligioii and morality ni this Colony, especially by lus excitions to îiitiuduce and promote sound religious, tint is scriptural education, whuhand the endowment or the National Church, weie the two objects which he had most it hcuit. I am suie that if strong represent itions and earnest pleading be of any avail at home, Ins visit to England will bo of ¿.reut beucht to the Colony. I say if, because your Lordship's warning and entreaties when in England were alike unavailing, with those who are entrusted .with the government at home llicie is another point m his character to which I wish to allude, and that is his dislike of that pseudo-libeiality. that fatal lukewarmness, which, us a consistent inembci of that Holy Church which has shed its blessings over England for the last three hundred years, was so opposed to his diameter Ile did not simply go to Church on Sundays and care no more about her interests on the other days of the week than he did about the mosque, but he was one who believed that her docti mes, Liturgy, and foimulaues, are ni conformity with tint Apostolical Church which his been the valued aik of the testimony, the gu tidian of Divine truth As a Chtistian, he tell tint within the walls he was in communion with the Holy One, and as a Patuot, he felt the benefits she hid conferred upon his native 1 ind , but still he bud so little ot bigotry m his mind, that he could have said there aie no tenus of com- munion but are tenus of salvation-those who aie good enough for Christ are t,ood enough for mc But still he was not at all like those who ailect lo Heat dominai dilleiences as matters of no import- ance, and weuld have us, tveu in tins Colony, where there is so mut li sin and wickedness, w ithout any means of having the Gospel preached vvould le ive us without any Church But Ins Ciisttauity was not confín« d to professions, tor he gave ot his substanct, as it he cousideied that the command to t,ive a tithe of it were as binding on lum as the observance of the Sib bat li. I am sure I need not iciiiind tho meeting of Ins annual subscription of ¡?100, which, out of his small meo ne, was princely indeed Iii thus eulogising a fellow moital, I have no other object in view than tostmiulatc the donnant ener- gies ef many in the Colony, who beside linn ate wealthy indeed, for be it leuiembered, that he hal no sheep not c ittle, that he had nothing but his s dary, and that to use his own wold» at oui hist meeting, he had neither an ox nor an ass, and 1 do tliniit that it would he well for those who are in possession of estates, orare using to estates in this Colony, that it would be will for them were they to devote a portion ot them to the service of the Church, foi it was well observed by a lcirned

Judge, a few days since on the Bench, that the liivsivill be ot little ust if religious and moial feelings are tot lily disreg rded

Mr Jons Berra seconded the motion which was can ted.

The Rev. W. M COWPER said, the resolution which ha« been into my hands is in these nords " That this meeting give most humble and hearty thanks to God for lus goodness lu having favoured the establishment and prospered the undertakings of the Australian Diocesan Committee, and beseech Hun to giant his bl ssmg to its luturo endeavours to primóte trueclnistiau knowledge, and to eu courage a corrrs|)ondiiig prevalence of hjly living among all classes of this conunuuity." lu this reso- lution there tue two distinct points-the fust is one of thanksgiving, and the secoua one of prayer tliinksgiving tot the blessing we have already re- ceived, md pia)ei tor an increased supply of that blessing I un sure all here will he ol opinion with mc, that in whatever light ive vitw the objects of the Society, ive have cause for abundant thanks- giving -1 am not one who takes a dispoiiding

view of our allans mid when I look round this room and see such a number of respectable in- fluential members of the Church of Laiglnnd, all read) to take pait in our proceeding, I do not des- pond , and I see abundant causa for thankfulness, when I look at what bos been done in the hut

tluct years, wtitnl recollect the nuuibu of clergy- men that have uiuvcd, and reflect what eiltet their labours will have in fuitheung tilt cause, not only on tht middle uged but an the rising gen eiation, I still see tause tor thankfulness, I shall therefore say no more on the lust part. But while we aie thankful for what has been dont, we must re- member, that the dangers ive have to incur are neither tew noi small. With lespect to the second pait of the resolution, it is indeed most necessary, that we should pray for a continuance of the Divine blessing-indeed we must be well aware

that we must use oui ,1 ost strenuous exertions to

tally out the objects of the Sotitty, oui exertions must he greater than they have been, if ne wish

tu cany out the objects set out in (he Bishop's letter, but let us icnicmbcr that all our exertion» ate in vam unies, we ait fivouied by the Divine blessing, winch like the rain fiom heaven fcitihses and bungs foi tit tht faut of the taith Let mc recommend all he t tht necessity of constant prayci, let the progress of the Societies be the subject ol their (lintV inteicessions with then Gol, and then I ti ust, that with the blessing of Al nujitv God the dtsposci of all heiuts, that the cfiorls ol the Society it ay be successful, and til it

lhere may be a daily increase of holy living in

the land

Hie llov T STEELE seconded the motion which

wa, cm ned

lue Rev. W II WALSH, saul, the following resolution ha, been put into my hand, "'Hint, tin, meeting with veiy sincere plcasuic acknowledge the vast obligations ol the uicmbci, ot the Church of England and lrel Mid (as by law established) in these Colonies, to the Societies for the propagation ot the gospel mid pioinoting cliustain knowledge, for then unremitting attention tu the spiritual m Iterests of the people in this Diocese, as manifested

in contubuting hbci illy from their funds toivnid« the erection of churches and schools, also towards the in untciiance of the sever ii clergymen ivlio.under the sanction ot the foi mer Society have at rived III these Colonies " As one who has recently arrived from Lugland, I can bear the stiongcst testimony of the interest which these Societies feel foi the religious welfare of the Colony, and I am sure that nothing but then united efloits has succeeded in

placing the church in the Colony, m the posi-

tion in which she now stand,

Mr CiPicof the Sydney College, in setondmg

the motion s lid, I am surt the same fceluiL, which i» | in my breast must influence us all, ive must nil linvc a lively seiist of the oblig liions which ive owe to the venerable Societies, mid 1 ti ust that ive shall all ende ivoui to assist them in cairymgout the feeling which influences the Societies in the

mother country, to exeit themselves loi the benefit

of mankind

1 he resolution w is then put and carried

Air M'LEAV. My in ibilily for public speaking is wtll known, and if any one expects to hear a good speech from me and is dis ippointed, the Secre- taries who put a resolution into my hand are to blame Hie resolution which I have to move is, " I hat the thanks ot this meeting be offered to the Rev G t, JLURNUI, for his appropriate and edify- ing sermon, and that lit be requested to allow the s une ti be punted and attached to the report for the inst )ear " 1 must siy, Iain sorry that so (mill a put of the company lind the satisfaction of lu at i ng the excellent sei non, which were delivered on the Ust two d iys, for I must sav that I never spent two days moie happily Your Lordship's charge to the clei(,y and the sermon winch was delivered yesterday, arc to be printed, so that they will have the benefit of them which they do not de- serve, for it is a shame that a shower of rain should keep any one fiom church on such an occasion Oui obligation, to the Parent Society are ceitainly very great, and I cannot but wonder that with such an example befoie them, so many arc blind to then own interests, foi I must say it is a shame th it so small a portion of the rich people of tin. Colony belong to the Society H lien the Society wat first formed, we ive were very wuai on the subject, and donation! weie given which liavonot been fol- lowed up I do hope all will contribute to the Society, and I must say th it the increase in the subset iptiotts have II it been equal to my ex|iectation but wc must get on bv degrees, and { trust by God's

blessing th it we shall finally succeed in our en-

deavours

Mr COPELAND LETIIBIUÜGB, J. P , seconded the motiiii, which was tamed

Hit Reverend Mi iunvrn returned thanks for the co npliments which had been paid to ins poor but tiniest cdoits, but if he had only suc- ceeded in the s littlest possible degree in raising the Christi in feeling in anyone indi vidual, his lewaid would go with lum As to allowing the sermon to go atinad to tht public, that he should leave entirely to the bttter judgment of the Cotn

nitttee

Hie Rev G N WOOD moved, mid Mr Cox seconded the following resolution -." That with a view to ineieise the uicillatioil of the Holy Scuptuic«, theLituigy or the EstiblishtdChuich, and other books mid tracts, religious, moral, and scientific, now in the Repository, the public at Urge be allowed to purchase the vauous publica- tion, on the same terms as the subset ibers "

lhe Bishop, in putting the question, observed, that if at the end of the year tin, resolution was not found to answei well, it could next year be

withdrawn Carried.

Mr GOSLINO moved, and Mr ROBERT CAMP- BELL, junior, of George-street, seconded the fol- lowing resolution -" 1 hat the following sums, recoin mended by the Stauding Committee foi the several purposes, as below specified, be granted, vi? -(Heie weie en u niera ted a number of small

amounts which the Committee were about ex- pending )

It was moved by Mr. H C SEMPILL, J. P., se- conded by Air. MKIIKWÜITHRK, and carried, ' That the Treasurer's accounts for the past year, be audited, and published with the Report; and that John Campbell, Esq , and Alexander Young Esq., be requested to he the Auditors "

The ballot for the members of Committee who should retire having taken place, it was moved by the Rev Tnovus HissiLL, »» That the seven niembcis who have now, according to rule, been drawn as the retiimg members of the Standing Committee, be re-elected, viz :-J Norton, Esq , Mr. Justice Willis, M W Lewis, Esq, Lteu tenant-Coloucl Shadforth, the Honorable E. D I'hoiuson, T. Smith, Esq , and Roheit Scott, Esq " llr. II tssull said, I have great pleasure in moving this resolution. If we can piomote a love of good works, it is out duty to do so Hie want of Cb i ist ian knowledge is felt through all the land I was riding through the countiy a few days ago, with a vuy respectable man, who told me that he was out when a vvhulwind went by , and as it went along, taking up the stiaw and chaff with it, lie saw an old man, who was at work, take off Ins hat and bow to it, and, upon asking lum why he did so, he said that the "good people" wcie there ; that is, he imagined that the fames vvre thue: and if in a peison of this kind-a decent haid-wor.iug nnu-ive find ignoiance of this kind, does it not show the want of Christian know ledge ' There is now a mun under sentence of death who formcily lesuled ni my dist net, and his children used to run about naked, and indeed have been s cn in the bush without any clothing on, and upon bung asked why they did not go home, they would say they were utraid, because daddy wns «hunk By the Repoit, I leam thal the last two or three cUrgyraen who arrived aie not to lecelvc the £50 winch had been granted to others, because the funds will not allora it, which, I think, is another very impe- rative reason why the funds should be ineicated. I have been u qutsted to make some uni irks upon that pait of a gcntlunau's speech, where he said that the settlers did not come forwaid in support ot the Society. I really think tilt gentleman wa«

mist,ken, for some of them have come forward nobly ; and there are now churches built and building, where, a few years ago, there was no pros|H'ct of one. There are many settlers who have not, but that is because there are no cleigy inen sent among them to excite them ; if there were, the result vvould be different. I hope we shall all be stedfast and firm in the good cause we are pursuing, foiasmuch as tve know that we shall not labour in vain.

The Rev. R. FORMEST seconded the motion, which was carried.

Tin* BISHOP said, that the remarks of the gentleman were not fair, if they alluded to the settlers as a body ; for, although títere are many who have not subscribed, there is not a district where the settlers have not subscribed to the So- ciety. There was one observation made by a Re- verend friend which i must reply to; it was, that if clergymen arc sent among them, all will sub- scribe ; hut he must remember that, according to law, a clergyman cannot bt- sent until ¡a certain number of people require his attendance, and sub- scribe £300 ; «hut is, unless there are other means of supporting the clergyman. There is one in- sta nee of liberality, on the part of a settler, which I will mention '.-At Mudgee, one respet- able individual, Mr. G.Cox, has collected upwards of £600 to build it church ; which, as the place is almo-t a wilderness, is perfectly astonishing. The deficiency of subscriptions is not in the country so much as iii the towns. lu Sydney there are hun- dreds, I may say thousands, of members of the Church of England who arc not taking the least part in assisting the Societies ; besides which, the annual subscriptions that ure now entered, are not equal to those which were at first set down.

It was moved by Mr. R. C. LXTUUHIDOE, J. P.,

«conde,! by M,.WIILK

Hint the Stand!,,» (*m,niUc tffcS

e i.poweic« to augment their »«",,>' the same shall "ot exceed tlinty» ' W

The BISHOP snul, that ¡t would I»;

hu" lo make a mutton j but h iT !"*! membei-.il, otdcr to mew the sen Ä*» of Mi. Cox s excitions, wottld m"ve ttu'l^

t,lst additional member of tie <!. ^i mittee. "e '"»«»mt,

'I he Rev. II. p. STILE, said, t)lat ", t

gestion of the Bishop, he |,J 2"l^¡ moving .. That Geoige Cox. ET rPS InU of the »dtlitional mciní Ä^iltt

canted. ILEAYSeCUmledll'e ""»«»Mu

Ht««

by'ïïr.Iji:A;lcruhec,"iir-^

It wn, moved hy .Mr. Justice \v""

hy Colonel Woi<E,fOUSE, an, c^rt! ^ thanks ol' this meeting ho ode" Y,lkM Reverend Chairman for his vc yS/0, ^ exeitions, on all occasions, to prom tÄ interests of the community ; alTfffi* .» the chair to th. ¡mpottai'it busi ,0»

Hie Btsnop veiy briefly returned,'? said hat while the people co "u > church and hear such serinor, . g^

The meeting then adjourned

I» the evening n numbei or «MW, i.

invited the Bishop and ClergyK^ todln"er ," the E|uabet|l.B/ lCt lhere were about seventy eentleroen» " Excellency Si, Maurice O'Comten ia W suppottedon his right by the ni *

.tuoidandM, MaephetsonLtedViS

Alter the dinner had been removed, SirMi" O'connell said that he had nerer bee ,",U

" speaking in public, n"d f t ftí placed,,, the chair; he had been ¿f

çlinc the honour, hut it had been pZ,

lum in a manuel that he could no1. juL propose a toast which he was sure m^M with tamper., and he was soiry that The J

He had the honour of proposins; ''Th.iwT

Our Gracious Mijcty queenVÏcton*'

lie next toasts were pissed over «W

particular, erna, k, » Chuicl, and State .L they never be separated," »The Que. ¿J

and the Royal Family," "Hiskei^"

Govcinor." T

Sir MAURICE said tint ho was abouti»« a toastwinch ought, lo elicit the grut* JJ Long before he hid any idea of «"JJ shores he had the pleasure on tewta», company or the R.ght Reverend Prthte.,] been placed at the heiUof the Clmrcl a Colony, he had seen the success windi hum» his cndeavcuis, and he hoped he »ouH «-, suppoitof all the light thinking ^.u,

Colony. He knew the estimation ," ¡uB Loidslnp is held by all, and lie should t\M dono more than pro|wse the henltli of « Oittt the Right Reveied Bishop, und Clergj "

The BISHOP said, Sn Maurice O'ümott Gentlemen :-On the part of myself anil q, end colleagues, I return my sincere tlwuii

can assure you that we nil sensibly fal titi ness which on this and other oecaiiouiirelin ceived. If it be thought that I speak (w

Tor tim festival, I would sa», that alllioiis" tiviil, it is still sciions, for the intere-tincul to promote, ure at the loot uf the lucerna1

gieat Colon). The cause of tins Switji cause of truth, of divine truth, but that ii u consistant with moderate enjoyment, Iib sorry if it could be considered so, bat heuit|i of Temperance Societies, I must lay lint li this would sei vc as a model, fur having mi supply of all good thitigi we intend totijj, use them tempeiatel). Wc cannot be IM tú for nil the judgment, prudence, caution nutt. tion we possess, will not be too much loud to carty through all the objects of our Society, I hope and tiust, and what I have tea tit two da)s has strengthened that bone,(Wit succeed in what wc wish, to promote in tufa

spiiit of religion ii Inch teach« men O cud- al I that is proper in this world, and lookfimfl the next. There is no individual Mun Clergy who does not vciy sensibly feel tht i

that has been done them, and I can won._

Excellency that that feeling ii enhance! tj circumstance of the toast being pnpc«dt]fl who has earned the gratitude of all tkal^

tants of the Colony. I have to intrude ii longer, as the next toast is one that til Pis could not propose himself, and it ii »ill | satisfaction that I propose the health of Hi celleucy, our gallant President. It ii Ik time I have lind the honour to meet ki public entertainment, but I am lure 1 ipi

sentiments of all when I say that no »ppooii whether Ecclesiastic ii, Civil or Milittif gave greater satisfaction than the appouH the gallant ofheer whose health 1 am Mia« propose-Sir Maurice Charles O'connell

Sir MAURICE briefly returned thank).

Mi. Shenfl MACCIUOID said, it falls to F to propose a toast which 1 am ture will hw with pleasure-lam about to propesetsefc of the two anns of the service, vrhub mihi of difficulty defended us, and on which,«to it is necessary, we may depend again Iu( to see both services leprcsentct), and him pleasuie in proposing "The Anny andNitj'

Colonel WODEHOUSE returned tliankcuh that theie weic many iclired oicert intb*W and amongst them, many who bave not od;h fitted the Colony, but also the holy wineln we arc all so much attached, and hetrutttJ, he might be allowe I to break through Ibt and with the permission of tbe comjtany,U» propose the health ol (olonel Shadforth,ni retired ofliceis ol the army and liavt,and tajl emulate then naval and militar) service» rjd

services here

In returning thankt, Colonel Siuoroiiii tint he wassuretiieeiirtionsoftheSociitJ» be a blessing and a comfort to the Colony

Captain HARDIVO, of IL H.S Fito* turned tlmuks on Lehalf of the OfBcM" Navy.

The Coconut. SECRETARV mid, tliat Uti which he was about to propose, »MO«' required no eloquence, it was »LsdjGW the Ladies of the Colony," and hews »Ht1 one so good, so charitable, and soei«lltntii" bet of the Church of England, « «tlbt »

the Ladies of the Colony.

Mr. JONES, M. C, proposed the kail» » Secretaries of the Diocesan CwinmUWr " labours he eulogised very highly.

Air. Sheriff AiAcauoiD returned thanks,»»« sorry that his reverend eulleague Mr. H» not present, but, he was glad that he W»'

sentative in the room, of whom he Mt«» ashamed. .. ,.i

The Reverend W. M. Cow?« said. I« not expeet to have been called upon,»' pearcd to be bis duty to exjilwiwj'"' Secretary, his levered and respected mm not present ; it wa«, because he oí«"» imperative duty to be where lie wai,o' .?

not have been absent. Ia his father »»w.» fore, he returned thanks, and he need w the Aleetiug how much pleasunsittf«»" to devote both his bodily and '"cnUl. T such objects as the Diocesan. Con»» «» view; and while God give» lil« »"««J* eontinue to do so with the same earn»T lie has done for the last th rty >««-»»"(, is gone, he trusted that others may**»

l> The CHAIRMAN then proposed '-ft"8'

the Judges." .J»

Dr. KINCHELA, as one heretoforeaJ « g i turned thank», and assured the coi Ç.»

Judge» of this Colony are as atixww »^ honour, and welfare ol' the country,»»»/ 7

in the world. , , . ""¡"j ¡i

The SHERirr said, that be W «*«,

from Mr. Justice Stephen, who toh*k¡ present, but had suddenly bee" .«?*£, ¡KO. He had also received .**»££, Mr. James Macarthur, who left:fc-J>^ pose of being at the diuner, but i«*«^

on, and as he was in an open gig. . ^

either to turn back, or ride four ho*»»» clothe«, which, a» he had UUly «*» "*

afraid to do. , ,.i "rittu!*

Sir M ADM« protwed the heal »«

Secretary and Civil Officer»,and ia«W , a high compliment to li» friend «r.

Mr. THOMSON returned than» ^ Air. M'LKAV rose for the P«rr«{ t,|l1

I, e f.h«nt friend«,and m toiiifrso, would ^ ? t « uto three p trt». First, there

elate, »,IU ,, g L1 ctiiiics* civil not««,

'J ".»II The second cliss, was those Ia, "Ta re ison foi not attending the

f,Äy«''teit0,,dll,cSüC,c17tHbr

1 "Tv , t w"s possible th it a

L'Tmemiu'--«" the Church, aidmg tl" ,r L Di"U in hu praisewoithy endeav , ," to ni« Colony, whcie it is SJ much w tilted,

ffruunntopoht.cshevvasat.tlos,

Ihriud The Huid class, was those who

'J* and why a man who paid for his "îKiîd mt In. «Mo lo Rire tan gun«.«, or fflneastotheSieitty. he was unable 'ike« was aiiothe. ela,» who were ithsen

J»hly,and he wished then all hetlth and

Bi'sttoi »id. l'c ftlt ll lm duty,t0 d','!c, '"" .Society was m «»y w,lï ft political one ,

£U metely for the pun» <*f responding

.«netallie societies in Hiigland, which hive «non with politics AV.th respect to the ¿Ihr*the money mieht be belter spent, nit think tint one person iscxactlv a judge St another should do with hi. money, but to

ike practical working ot what hil teen ob

t he must say. that those whom he saw I h! n aro the chief supports of the S iiicty

MAURI« O'Ooxist-t. then proposed the

f the Stewards, to whom all must feel J for the pleasant evening they had R|>eiit. U'LBAY, on heliitlf of luinself and blather .JS returned thinks

BISHOP »ni, that, in the Lad ii s of the I of course Lily O'connell is included, »they had been honored by the picscn e of tuneé, he thought they could not do les "pose the htdtli "f I"dv O'connell.

UiBiucEicliiincdtlnnks

M'LEAY had to propose the health of a ???? who is certainly not inluded in the Ladies [of the] Colony —he meant that enterprising and [intrepid] traveller, Lady Franklin.

In proposing the health of the Rev. Mr Turner,

?. L. CAMPBELL took occasion to give the ?? and most indignant contradiction to the ???n made by Mr. Windeyer at the Temper- ance meeting that the Catholic clergymen are [more z]ealous than the Protestant clergy ; which, twelve years experience as a Police Magistrate, [coul]d positively declare not to be the case.  

TURNER having returned thanks, the com- pany deparatcd about half-past ten o'clock.

ni-The settlers at the Huntei feel the of additional »te mi vessels to pi j between th and the difleient towns on the William's itersou,anil Sydney, tod as the Maitland it to be taken oil tint nvei nftei this wce<. ¡ciencv will he grettei We think that if terprisinu- pers tt» wts to attempt to establish iter's River Stctiu-pickct Conpinj, it be successful, for ive ne confident th it a lumh-r of the Hunter's River I in lholdeis

Itecomc subsc-ibi i s The unfoituimte ftto Ceres' Company threw a kind of damp ovei illation of Comptines of this kind , hut the it that liefel th ti vessel was one which have been provided again«t it the Cninpiny ire what, wc perceive the 111 uvariu Steam ay did -at the torinatum of the Company, a resolution that it shill be iniperitive on irettoit to keep the vessel iniuied. There

room for two additional stcain-vessels on unter-two to ply between Moreton Uty. iver, Putt Macqutiie, \Vollo«¿ong, Jervu'i Port Phillip, ami the other bays and nvcis, /dniy, and tve hope that some spirited ,, either li) the form ttion or Stca n Com. , or otlier meins, will take the neccs try opioeuie the iiruv ii of one or two of them

the next twelve months, and all ol them the next tluee years We dont think 5teanih.it between Sydney and Hobart

ivill he requne 1 fit some time, for, gh there is a consider tble traffic between nts, there ure always numbers of vessels guptndduivu, which prevent the necessity gular steam-p ckct

BKttsCOURT-The busines» of the Court, apeet to motions, is very much in anear, m tunee of the great length to which the argu. , io the cue of Walker and Hughes, have ed, and because the second day of term Sunday, there was only one motion dav at ?aiencemcnt of the term, instead of two, as May is always reserved for arguments uity ctscs, but a» the Couit is seldom ed more than an hour or two, and sometimes «no cases reAily, it would greatly expedite notts if their Honors were to appoint the »oFridays for motion diys II there aie judy suit» that picss, one of their II mois easily tit in eli imbers, and hear the aigu before or after the rising of the Court.

Uomplaint hat been sent to us against a cci Hfcundkeeper win, as the wuter of the letter

we have received stttes, employs men to cattle and valu tble hottet to the pound liter also st ites tint there is a rcgulaily ed co nhmatiou at sale» of impounded cattle ne«-and that the pal ties so combined be. otteised of the pioperty at a mere nominal

Our correspondent a io asks whether this lar |K)Uiidkeeper has yet paid tothegovein lèverai hundred» of pounds which, it is as

have been received by him for cattle that ten sold » We knew nothing ot these mat mt we tluuk that the proper authoutiea to enquire into them.

Monday last, a meeting of Scotsmen was t the Royal H ,tel, wl en it was lesolved to iCilelinim Society, for benevolent pur and to alter the celebration of St Andrt vv's on the 30th November to a day in June, at a bill and supier be given on the oc

For the purpose of carrying the objects Caledonian Society into effect, it wa» re- that certain ofliee rs be nominated, consisting tsident, vite-pitsilcnt, treasurer, secretary, »elve stew uds, four of the latter to retue Hy, and be replaced from amongst the mem » hallot, at a general meeting ctllcd tor d purposes, on the Bret Monday ol May in

rear

IISUTIVR Coosnt-The opening of the I of the Legislative Council yesterday, ap- to have excited considerable attention, for » lery was crowded with Gentleinon, while the gallery there were a number of Li lie«, [whom were Lady Gipps, Lady Franklin, Dowling, Lily O'connell, Mrs Plunkett,

ihtrry.ic 4c

*M STREET -That part of Sussex si tect, i " hetivten the Market Wharf and Druitt. ? » >n a dicadlul state, and is act ually Kl«e There is a» much traffic m this part .J »treu a» ni any in Sydnev, and ne »at the Town Surveyor » ill take immediate w putting it into a ptssable state.

i«w»cr_Phe Committee of the Total «lies Society have opened the house in Pitt formerly occupied by Mr Garfield, as an » »e conducted on the punciplcs of their

It was opened in tonn on Monday even. «n the committee, and about one bundled ty member« of the »ociety, had a tea paity »M-A few day» «mee a pcrnon named i «as charged by Mr. Cowper, one of the UffleeeUs, with assaulting lum , and, m ?tar. . ,fAlr twrl,ei sworc- Mr Webt> ?w »rty shilling,, mu! bound to the peace, «i »day or two afterwards, Mr Cowpe, in!

»wry humble apology tor assaulting Mr

» « l*o or three or the pap«g Now if Crowed Mi. Webb an apology foi the <,»«: cannot understand how he could -ive »menee a. would lead to the conviction of 'T-Corre«po»dMt.

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