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ing's she bad enjoyed ^ and prayed fervently to the Jast moment of her existence for her parents , for her relatives and for herself . During this illness , she often discoursed upon the vanity of human pursuits in quest of happiness , and said , they were vain and empty , and that religion alone could afford happiness to the mind . She declared her linn conviction of the existence of one
supreme God , in one person , and her faith in Jesus Christ , as the promised Messiah , the sent of God . She could not believe , she said , that Christ was God , equal with him , and had often wondered at the unintelligible jargon called the Trinity ; that , for her own part , she had , unknown to any one , examined the Scriptures for herself , and the more she had examined them and
thought upon the subject , the more she felt convinced of the absurdity of it . To her parents , who were weeping by her bedside , a few days before her departure , she said , € i Why < lo you cry ? Rejoice , rejoice , I am happy and shall be happy : " and a few
minutes only before her death , she shook hands with each around her , and said to her mother , u Good bye , I am happy f * she then exhorted her younger sister to be g * ood , and , without a sigh or groan or struggle , departed this life , aged 15 years and one week . St . Ivesy % Oth Oct . 1817 .
FOREIGN . RUSSIA . Jewish Christians . —On Easier Sunday there was published an Imperial Mandate in favour of the Jews , who are converted to Christianity , who are to be incorporated , under the name of Society of Jewish Christians . Lands are to be assigned to
the Society in the Northern and Southern Governments . It is to manage its own affairs by officers of its own election , under a Board at Petersburgh for the affairs of the Jewish Christians , of which Prince Alexander Golyzin is appointed President . The members may carry on any trade or manufacture : they are free from taxes and
billeting of troops for twenty years , and are exempt from military service . What effect this Ukase may have in tempting the children of Abraham to undergo trine immersion in worship of the Holy Trinity , time only will discover ; we observe with
pleasure , however , a provision in the Decree for entire religious liberty to the converted Jews in their adoption of a Christian Confession of Faith . This is the first attempt to convert the Jews on the right principle of civil and religious freedom .
Oct . 15 , at his seat at Melc . hburn , Bedfordshire , the Rt . Hon . St . Andrew JLord St . John , Baron St . John , of Bletso . His Lordship was the 13 th Peer ip succession of that name , Baron of Bletso and Baronet The family were summoned to Parliament in the first year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth . Lord St . John represented the
county of Bedford in Parliament for twentyfive years , previously to the death of his brother , whom he succeeded in the Peerage . He was firmly and consistently attached to the political opinions of the late Mr . Fox with whom he passed much of his life in habits of the strictest friendship . And though he was a ( ess constant attendant on
Parliamentary duties since the death of Mr . Fox , the time which he no longer appropriated to politics , he devoted to the more confined duties of the county in which he lived , and was , for the last few years a most active , upright , intelligent magistrate . Perhaps nobody will be more sincerely regretted in the sphere in which he moved than Lord St . John . He has left a
widow , daughter of Sir Charles Roui Bough ton , Bart , pregnant , and a son , who succeeds him in his title and estates , of five years of age .
Russian Dissenters *—Another act of the Emperor Alexander's is honourable to his wisdom and liberality : it is a rescript to the Governor of Cherson , in favour of the Duchobooze , a sect of Dissenters from the Greek church ; by this , all persecution of this sect is forbidden . The Hamburgh
papers say , that it bears a striking- similitude to Trajan ' s celebrated Letter to Pliny , but . that its superiority is unquestionable . Russian Bible Society . —The following letter from Mr . Henderson , at Petersburg ^ , to Mr . Dick , of Hamburgh , also , shews the Emperor ' s steady patronage of the Rus ~
sian Bible Society , and contains many interesting particulars : " St . Petersburgh , Dec . 28 , 1816 . " With you , and our other friends , I had formed a very favourable idea of the Russian Bible Society . Their animated and comprehensive undertakings , the interesting and pious tenour of their reports ,
the distinguished success- attending theis labours , commanded my surprise , and dre « f forth my affection . But I can truly say , since I came here , that the half had not been told me ; I have now had an ° PP ? * tunity of observing- the spirit with whicfl tbe business ia conducted * and am bappfr
6 $ S Intelligence—Russian Jews . ——Russian Dissenters *
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1817, page 628, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2469/page/56/