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clocks, and the like articles of orna- “Upon the whole, we are of opinion ment and luxury, which an incum. that the common household fixtures are bent may provide for his house, but part and parcel of that suitable resi. which he is certainly not bound to dence which it is the duty of an inleave for his successor.
cumbent to provide and maintain. To apply these principles to the The inconvenience would be great if fixtures provided by A for the vicar- a parsonage, on the change of incumage house of W, which was built by bents, were to be dismantled of all him. With respect to the fixtures in grates, ovens, bells, pumps, cisterns, the house, the first point is, whether and the like; and this would, in many A is entitled to the difference be- cases, be the consequence, if the intween the value of the three marble cumbent were held entitled to them; chimney-pieces, and steel grate, and for if the incumbent avoids his beneless costly articles of the same descrip- fice, by accepting another, he must tion. It may, I think, be safely ad- remove the fixtures he claims, before mitted, that the successor could not he quits his parsonage, since he cannot have claimed
any compensation, though take them afterwards; and at that he had found in their place less costly time, probably, his successor is not articles. But articles of domestic use, known, to enable him to make some supplied by an incumbent, must, primá arrangement. In the case of a lay facie, and especially against himself, tenant for years, the landlord is albe deemed to be suitable ; and having ways at hand to prevent such an regard to the revenue of the vicarage inconvenience. of W, to the habits and style of living “ It may be objected, that the disof the present day, to the fact that tinction between fixtures for use and marble is not so costly and rare as in ornament is frequently very thin, and former times, that two of the chimney- that the classes in fact run into each pieces in question are of the marble other; and this is true: but the disof the district, I incline to think, that tinction has long been recognised by the articles I have alluded to, may fairly the courts, and in practice much diffibe deemed part of the suitable resi- culty cannot arise. A fixture must be dence a vicar of W ought to maintain deemed necessary, not according to the and transmit to his successor. It might notion of an individual incumbent, but be strongly said, " It may be presumed according to the habits of the people these fixtures were purchased out of among whom he resides. Some inthe revenues of the benefice ; such dividuals might dispense with doors, revenues should be applied to provide deal floors, glazed windows, and wina suitable residence for the incumbent, dow-shutters ; but no one thinks of which includes proper fixtures; there- removing or claiming compensation fore these fixtures, though recently for such fixtures; and they are, we introduced, belong to the successor, apprehend, included in every estimate and not to the incumbent, or his ex- for dilapidations. And so, we think, ecutors." And on this principle, I a jury would readily find that grates, am of opinion, that A is not entitled ovens, bells, pumps, and the like, were to any payment or compensation what
necessary parts of a house for a clersoever from his successor, for any of gyman. the fixtures in the annexed list stated “ But whatever fixtures and erections to be in the vicarage house.
an incumbent may remove, this seems But, for the reasons given above, quite clear, that if he vacates his beneI am of opinion, that A is entitled to fice by his own act, as by accepting the fair value of all the fixtures con- another living, they must be removed tained in the list stated to be in the before the act, or at least before he brewhouse and garden, or that he may quits possession of the parsonage; he remove them.
cannot claim them afterwards, --no, We subjoin two or three extracts not even emblements. If a benefice be from an article in the Law Magazine vacated by death, the executors are for July, 1831, on this subject.
allowed a reasonable time thereafter."
W. C. W.
SOCIETIES FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE AND
FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL.
Peterborough Diocesan and District Committee. Ar a quarterly meeting, holden at the The Disbursements for the year endPalace, on Tuesday the 3rd of January, ing with the 1st of January, 1832, 1832, the Right Reverend the Lord amounted to 1481. 6s., leaving a balance Bishop of Peterborough in the chair ; of 341. 118. 9d. in the hands of the The Treasurer's and Secretary's ac
Treasurer. counts were laid before the Committee : The Secretary's Report stated, that from which it appeared that the re- during the same year, 241 Bibles, 180 ceipts for the year ending with the 1st Testaments, 432 Prayer - Books and of January, 1832, amounted to 1191. Psalters, 263 other bound Books, and 4s., which, with the balance of 631. 13s. 2416 unbound Books and Tracts on 9d. in the Treasurer's hands on the 1st the Society's List, were distributed by of January, 1831, make a sum total of the Committee. 1821. 178. 9d.
J. James, Secretary.
SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL. The ninth annual meeting of the interesting and satisfactory nature, on Lichfield Diocesan Committee of this the subject of the Society's designs and venerable Society was holden in the undertakings, and of its claims to the Consistory Court of the Cathedral, on support of the public, addressed by inMonday, January 2, 1832, the Wor- dividuals to the Secretary, were by him shipful and Rev. Chancellor Law, Vice- read to the Meeting. The Secretary President, in the chair. The Secretary, expressed a confident hope, that the Mr. Canon Madan, having read a letter Report of the Committee of the Codfrom the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, rington Trust, to which he earnestly expressive of his regret that a prior and solicited the attention of the Meeting, indispensable engagement at Stafford in reference to the provisions which prevented his Lordship's attendance, have been made for the moral and proceeded gratefully to acknowledge religious improvement, and for the the liberal support which the Committee gradual and complete emancipation of has received in Lichfield and its vicinity, the Slaves, would prove satisfactory to by the accession of twelve names to the the Subscribers and the public. The list during the last year, exclusive of Treasurer's accounts were audited and six additional Subscribers at the present passed; the sum of 90l. 88. having in Meeting, the greater part of the num- the course of the year 1831 been reber being annual contributors of one mitted to the Parent Society. guinea each. Several letters of a very
GENERAL INSTITUTIONS OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL
CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES. 1. General Theological Seminary, books, tracts, &c. From this have New-York. Opened 1820.
issued 581,019 copies. 2. Domestic and Foreign Mission- 5. Geneva College. Incorporated ary Society of the Protestant Episcopal in 1822. Church. Established 1820. Number 6. Washington College, situate at of Associations connected with this Hartford, Connecticut. Incorporated during last year, sixty-four.
as an Episcopal College, 1823. 3. General Protestant Episcopal 7. Kenyon College, connected with Sunday - School Union. Instituted the Theological Seminary of Ohio. 1826. Connected with this, are 284 Incorporated 1826. Auxiliary Diocesan Schools.
8. William and Mary College, si4. New-York Protestant Episcopal tuate at Williamsburgh, Virginia. This Press. Instituted 1828, for the effec- College, as its name implies, received tual supply, at moderate prices, of a royal Charter from the King and Queen of England. “And,” observes 9. Columbia, formerly King's ColBeverley, in his History of Virginia, lege, New-York. Founded by royal “it was a great satisfaction to the charter, 1754. Archbishops and Bishops, to see such Independent of the abovea nursery of religion founded in the In Fairfax County, Virginia ;-in New World; especially for that it was Knox County, Ohio; and Cambridge, begun in an Episcopal way, and car- Massachusetts, are Branch Theological ried on wholly by zealous Conformists Seminaries of the Protestant Episcopal to the Church of England." It is still Church, in correspondence with that at governed by the original charter, and New-York; all which argues well for has had the honour of having edu- the progress and permanency of the cated some of the chief men of the Episcopal Church in America, and must, United States.
therefore, bo gratifying to our readers.
£ 240,972 565,646
£ 3,769,695 4,831,220 1,585,683
2,005 80,768 30,157
Decrease on the Quarter
To this we subjoin the following The Lord Mayor officially took the notice, issued from the National Debt chair, An energetic address to the Office, on the 11th of January: King, full of most important facts, “ The Lords Commissioners of his
historical and political, exhibiting the Majesty's Treasury having certified to evil tendency of the measures of the the Commissioners for the Reduction present Administration, as directed to of the National Debt, in pursuance of
the Government of that island, was the act 10th George IV. c. 27. s. 1,
adopted unanimously. The meeting that the actual expenditure of the
also passed a resolution, addressed to United Kingdom of Great Britain and
their Protestant brethren throughout Ireland exceeded the actual revenue
Great Britain, earnestly soliciting their thereof for the year ended the 10th cooperative support at this awful crisis day of October, 1831, by the sum of of their country. How generally and twenty thousand five hundred and deeply this is felt by the Protestants in thirty-seven pounds, eighteen shillings,
Ireland is confirmed by the fact, that and eleven pence:
more than fifteen hundred letters were “ The Commissioners for the Re
forwarded to the committee for conduction of the National Debt hereby ducting this meeting, from persons give notice, that no sum will be applied distinguished by their property or by them on account of the Sinking
talent, approving it, but regretting Fund, under the provisions of the said their inability to attend. act, between the 5th day of January,
Meetings of a similar nature have 1832, and the 5th day of April, 1832.
been held in the provinces, and with “S. Higham, Comptroller-gen.
similar results; and, to the glory of “ National Debt Office,
the cause, without any expression of
unkind feeling to any of the parties Jan. 10, 1832.
opposed to them, or any act of violence Parliament resumed its sittings on being excited by it. They have fearthe 17th ult. No measure of import- lessly met in the cause of their God, ance has yet been brought under their their king, and their country; and, consideration, except the first reading whilst hazarding their lives " for of the Bills for the Scotch and Irish these, they have been preserved in Representation in the proposed Reform peace. Parliament. Whilst these Bills do There is no subject of greater terror not much differ from those of the last to Papists than the Bible. Hence to session, we regret to be compelled to oppose the diffusion of that scriptural state that the alterations in the Irish knowledge which must destroy Popery, Bill are all in favour of the Popish has ever been the ardently desired interest; and should that Bill be passed measure of the Church of Rome. The in its present form, it is probable that motion now before Parliament for the the member for the University of general education of the poor in IreDublin will be the only Irish member land to conciliate the Papists, concedes of the next Parliament returned by this principle, and, instead of the Bible, the Protestant interest.
proposes to adopt a selection of such We rejoice to be able to add that lessons as may be approved by the the danger of their country has roused Popish hierarchy. Public money levied the spirits of the Protestants of Ireland, upon Protestants by a professed Proand brought them to a union of coun- testant government is thus to be apcil and action, and we hope the coun- plied to the furtherance and support try will still be saved. On the 17th of Popery. This has also attracted the of January, a meeting of Protestants notice of our Protestant brethren in was held in the King's Room, at the Ireland; and distinguished prelates, as Mansion-house, Dublin; and from the well as noble and honourable laymen, lists handed to us of parties there assem- are uniting to oppose this monstrous bled, we conclude that a greater num- plan for the ruin of the religion of ber of those representing the property,
Christ. dignity, talent and worth of Ireland, We are sorry to state that the courtwas never previously collected together. martial at Bristol has been broken up
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