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who were willing to pay him his just dues, because they would not pay what he would unjustly have exacted and extorted from them.
He hath refused to pay just debts owing by him, and hath declared, he would rather spend one hundred pounds in law, than pay five pounds when he is sued for it, though it were due.
The said Clevier is very weak, unable, and insufficient for the ministerial function, and idle, and will not take pains therein as he ought to do, nor perform what of duty he ought; For,
He doth ordinarily preach other men's works, verbatim, that are in print, which the parishioners have in their houses, and can read at home.
He hath several times in his sermons uttered and spoke nonsense.
He hath neglected his cure upon several Lord's days, to prosecute contentions, suits, and quarrels, and for his own ease, and procured none to supply the same.
Refused to baptize the child of a visible believer, being tendered, and the father present.
Refused to baptize the child of a soldier that was in service, because the father was not present; and the child died within a few days.
The said Clevier is scandalouse in his life and conversation. For, First, He is a liar, and a common speaker of untruths.
Secondly, He did privately keep in his house one Mistris Bernard, widow, six or seven weeks together, and denied that she was there; and afterwards kept her publicly, having no relation to her, and now keepeth her as his wife; but, whether they were ever married according to the laws is not known.
That he the said Clevier hath been drunk, and abused himself with excess.
The King's Majesty being restored, the sequestered incumbent, Doctor Whitford, entered upon the said living; and Doctor Cleiver, being thereupon to seek for a benefice, came to London, and then pretended himself to be a zealous son of the church (though for ten years before he had possest the sequestred living, and violently prosecuted his reader for reading common prayer, as aforesaid); and, not being well known about London, hearing that the vicarage of Croydon was void, made friends to the Earl of Clarendon, then Lord Chancellor of England, to obtain the same; which he effected by the help of a gentleman (to whom he promised a good reward for his pains, to be paid so soon as the presentation should be sealed); which gentleman, having obtained the presentation, the Doctor got it from him, but never paid him to this day, as the gentleman reports.
That, having got this presentation of Croydon, he hastened thither. The vicarage consists only of small tythes, which, at the utmost value, is not worth above eighty pounds. This, for some time, was paid the Doctor per annum; who, when he had been a little in the parish, and had got all the parishioners' names into
due to his
his book, fell to his old practices of oppression and extortion, bringing, frequently, vexatious suits against all or most of the parishioners, because they would not comply with his unconscionable and extravagant demands. Under these horrid oppressions the parishioners having many years suffered, and some hundreds of the inhabitants ruined thereby, they joined together, and caused the said Doctor to be indicted for a common barrater; which was to have come to a trial in Hillary Term, 1673, at the King's Bench bar; accordingly, the jury was summoned, and the informers ready to have made good the indictment by above three hundred witnesses; but, about two days before the said trial should have been, a Noli Prosequi was entered, by means whereof the trial was stopt.
The poor parishioners of Croydon, they were greatly troubled, not knowing what to do, being stopt from proceedings at law, thereupon went to counsel, and were advised to have petitioned the Parliament, then sitting, as lying under grievance, and being denied the benefit of the law for their redress; but, upon application made to the Lord Keeper and Mr. Attorney-General that now are, and acquainting them with the truth of the case, they did assure the parishioners, that his Majesty was surprised with the granting of his Noli Prosequi, and undoubtedly would take the same off, if addressed unto the Council.
Whereupon, the 21st of March, 1672, a petition was exhibited to his Majesty, praying that the Noli Prosequi might be taken off, and the parishioners left to the law; or, that he would be graciously pleased to hear the cause, and relieve them according to justice.
Upon another occasion, the inhabitants of Croydon had to present a memorial to the King in Council, in which they set forth
1. That the said Doctor, by unjust, vexatious, and numerous suits, by him frequently brought against his parishioners, extorts more from them than what either his predecessors claimed or had, or is his due.
2. He frequently, after he hath been punctually paid his full dues, arrests his poor parishioners, and forces them to pay the same over again; together with great sums for charges, which he pretends he hath been at; declaring he will have of them what he pleases, for he cannot live on his dues.
3. He hath served several of the poor people with pretended processes, and compels them to pay him money when there is nothing there was never any process pursued other than what was made by himself; which is to the great abuse of his Majesty's Courts at Westminster.
4. That he doth very often sue out many writs out of the Exchequer against several of the parishioners that owe him not a farthing, puts them to vexation, trouble, and charge, and then never exhibits any bill against them.
5. That, because one of his parishioners would not swear for him
what he would have had him, he vowed he would sue him as long as he lived; and so hath continued to do ever since, to his almost utter ruin.
6. That he frequently arrests poor people for tithes, puts them to great charges, when as they owe him nothing; and, such as are able to make opposition he never declares against, but forces the rest to compound, and give him what he pleases.
7. That he hath attached the goods of several persons, for tithes pretended to be due to him, when as none was due from them; hereby put the people to charge, done damage to their goods; and when replevins have been brought, then he hath never appeared or declared
8. That he hath imprisoned several persons, and detained their goods in his house till he hath forced them to give him what money they have, and seal bonds to him for other sums of money by him demanded, when there hath not been one penny due to him. &c. &c.
The Privy Council, upon this, ordered the inhabitants to furnish a copy
of the charges to the vicar, and appointed a day for hearing both parties; pnd, on the day appointed, the King, the princes, and more than twenty, privy councillors attended. The verdict was against the Doctor, but considerable delay was interposed before the parish could get rid of him.
ART. X1.-1. Annuaire de l'Etat d'Alger, pour 1833, 2 annee. vi Alger, 1833.
2. Almanac Imperial de Pekin. The two curiosities in Literature, whose titles we have now eopied, have been received through the medium of Paris. The first, the Annuaire, is the production of an association of Frenchmen in Algiers, belonging to families who proceeded there as emigrants. We give some details from it. No. of European passengers arrived in Algiers during the last six months of 1830
1,020 No. arrived in 1831
Total 8,292 The number of Europeans who left Algiers in the same period amounts to 3114; the intermediate number, 5,158, constitutes the amount of the increase in the European population. Of the natives, in the above interval, there left Algiers 2112; of these, 1204 departed in the last six months of 1830, 508 in the year 1831, and 400 in 1832, so that the disposition to emigrate is considerably on the wane. Perhaps the first emigration is not to be lamented, for the persons engaged in it were chiefly Turks and Moors, who were subjects of the Mahometan government, and, consequently, could not have associated harmoniously with the
French. It appears, from other tables, that, on the 1st January, 1833, the population was as follows: French
3,300 Italians, Spaniards, and Maltese
8,000 Negroes, Biekeris, Arabians, and Mozabis 1,700
Total natives 18,700
Total inhabitants of Algiers 24,000 In 1832, there entered the port of Algiers, French ships, 154 of 18,399 tons, and with 1,304 men; foreign vessels, 324, tonnage 39,477, and 3,000 men.
The imports from France to Algiers in 1832, were 3,891,189 francs; from the British possessions in the Mediterranean, 837,189 francs only; from Italy, 1,168,157 francs; from Spain, 108,726 francs; Tunis, 112,955 francs; Sweden, 9,700 francs. Total, 6,127,870 francs.
The total of the exports were 772,679 francs; of these, there were the value of 631,746 francs to France; to English possessions in the Mediterranean, 4,412 francs; Italy, 99,335 francs ; Spain, 18,404 francs; Tunis, 18,782 francs. Thus, it is evident that Algiers takes in a great deal more than she sends out.
But the great advantage of a residence in Algiers, is the perfect abundance of water in every street. No less than four aqueducts supply the fountains which are placed in the city.
It appears from this Almanac, that professional men are in the greatest request there.
In the Imperial Almanack of Pekin we find many interesting particulars. The present emperor, called Taou-Kwang, is the son of Kea, whom he succeeded in 1821. He himself was born in 1781. His eldest son died in 1831, but there are other children, not by the legitimate wife, as he was, but by the emperor's concubines.
It appears that the cabinet consists of a prime minister, and some of the chief dignitaries of the state, who have the strangest titles: there is, besides, a council which determines the appointments of persons who are to fill the various political functions of the state. In the city of Pekin there are no less than eight supreme councils. There is also a national college, which is separated into various departments. One for registering the actions and words of the emperor, another for preparing public documents, a third to superintend public worship, a fourth to perpetuate the purity of the doctrine of Confucius. There are besides councils for considering the war operations, public punishments, public works, colonial establishments, and for superintending the magistrates.
ART. XII.-Indian Biography, or tren Tholuck, Professor of Theo
an Historical Account of those logy in the Royal University of Individuals who have been distin
Halle, fc. By the Rev. ROBERT guished by the North American MEUZIES. Being the Fifth Volume Natives, as Orators, Warriors, of the Biblical Cabinet, or HerStatesmen, and other remarkable meneutical, Exegetical, and PhiCharacters. In 2 vols. New lological Library. Edinburgh.
York, J. J. Harper. 1832. Clarke. 1833. The contents of these volumes are WE hail this invaluable contribusuch as would scarcely justify us in tion to sacred erudition with the dwelling at length upon them. They greatest pleasure, impressed as we consist of notices of the lives and are with the sad recollection of the actions of those Indian leaders who necessity which exists in Germany at an early period governed with for such an orthodox champion as various merits the vast tribes which Tholuck, and also satisfied that great swarmed over the North American benefit will accrue to our own councontinent. The work traces with try from the masterly version of elaborate care the state of those ter such a powerful engine for diffusing ritories at the time when the first the truth as this exposition. We may attempts at settlements were made, congratulate most of our readers, and the modifications which Indian
we hope, upon
for it society and manners had undergone is a happy one, of the nature of the according to the policy that had been Rationalism, which is the name of a observed by the rulers of the terri terrible heresy now raging in Gertory. Here will be found bold
many. The abominable doctrine sketches of men of genius, of pa
which is inculcated under this systriots, of orators, warriors and states tem, is the following :men ruling over barbarians like “ The majority of the books of themselves, but become interesting the Old Testament do not proceed by the virtues and good sense which from the authors to whom they are they display, though untutored by ascribed. Several, such as Daniel, education or religion. The work is have been, by a pious fraud, fathered well worthy the philosopher who has upon the prophets. Christ and the made the great subject of man his Apostles were fallible men, who, study. It is very neatly printed though possessed of many good and illustrated, and on the whole moral principles, were swayed by is highly creditable to the industry gross Jewish superstition. Our acand ability of Mr. Thatcher. counts of the history of Jesus are
full of muthoi (fables) which a love
of the miraculous tempted the Jews Art.XIII.- Exposition of St. Paul's of the first century to frame. Even
Epistle to the Romans; with Ex the declarations of Christ himself tracts from the Exegetical Works have not come down to us precisely of the Fathers and Reformers. in the form in which he delivered Translated from the original
the original them ; his disciples put much into German of Dr. Fred. Aug. Got his mouth which he never spoke.