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and Minister of St. John the Baptist, in the Savoy, London,
· Lutheran Church, Savoy, London.
*** It is requested that all Letters to the President, or to any of the
Officers, may be addressed to them, respectively, at the Society's
Subscriptions and Donations are received by Messrs. Pole, Thornton, and Co.
Bartholomew-lane; Hankeys, Fenchurch-street ; Lubbock and Co. Mansion-
At the Twenty-first Annual Meeting of the BRITISH and FOREIGN
BIBLE SOCIETY, held at the Freemasons' Hall, London,
The Right Hon. LORD BEXLEY,
Vice-President, in the Chair. An Abstract of the Report of the Committee having been read by the Rev. Andrew Brandram, one of the Secretaries, it was, on the motion of the Right Hon. the Earl of Harrowby, seconded by the Rev. W. Dealtry,
That the Report, an Abstract of which has been read, be received and printed, under the direction of the Committee.
On the motion of the Hon. and Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry, seconded by the Right Hon. the Earl of Rock-Savage,
That thanks be given to the Right Hon. Lord Teignmouth, the President, for his Lordship's unremitted attention to the interests of the Institution : and that this Meeting expresses its deep regret for the severe indisposition which has prevented his Lordship from presiding this day as usual.
The Hon. C. J. Shore, Vice-President, acknowledged the vote.
The Rev. Sereno Dwight, was then introduced as the representative of the American Bible Society, and addressed the Meeting.
On the motion of the Right Hon. Lord Calthorpe, seconded by the very Rev. the Dean of Salisbury,
That the thanks of this Meeting be given to their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of York, Cumberland, Sussex, Cambridge, and Gloucester, for their continued patronage to the object of the Institution.
The Rev. Mr. Monod was introduced as the representative of the Paris Bible Society, and addressed the Meeting.
On the motion of Robert Grant, Esq. seconded by the Rev. George Hamilton, from Ireland,
That the thanks of this Meeting be given to the Right Reverend, Right Honourable, and others, the Vice-Presidents, for their continued patronage and support.
The Right Hon. Sir G. H. Rose, Bart. M. P. then introduced Professor Tholuck, of Berlin, as the representative of the Prussian Bible Society, who addressed the Meeting.
On the motion of the Right Hon. Lord Gambier, seconded by J. C. Esten, Esq. Chief Justice of Bermuda,'
That the thanks of this Meeting be given to the Treasurer and Secretaries, for their respective exertions in the service of the Institution ; and that the Treasurer be requested to continue his services.
John Thornton, Esq. the Treasurer, acknowledged the vote of thanks to himself and the Secretaries ; and gave a general statement of the Finances.
On the motion of Sir T. S. Raffles, seconded by the Rev. Mr. Dyer,
That the thanks of this Meeting be given to the Committee, for their exertions in the service of the Institution, and that the following gentlemen be the Committee for the ensuing year, with power to fill up vacancies.[See List after Vice-Presidents.]
On the motion of the Right Hon. Sir T. D. Acland, Bart. M. P. seconded by the Rev. Robert Newton,
That the thanks of this Meeting be given to the Auxiliary Societies, Brunch Societies, Bible Associations, and other Contributors to she Society's funds in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and other parts of the British dominions.
On the motion of the Right Hon. Sir R. H. Inglis, Bart. M. P. seconded by the Right Hon. C. Grant, M. P.
That the sincere and cordial thanks of this Assembly be given to the Right Hon. Lord Bexley, for his conduct in the Chair.
HONORARY GOVERNORS FOR LIFE,
Having rendered very essential Services to the Society.
Beachcroft, Rev. R. P. Kector of Blunham, Bedfordshire, M. A.
Chapel, Bedford-row, M. A. Johnston, Sir Alexander, Great Cumberland-place. Jowett, Rev. William, Malta, M. A. Noel, Hon. and Rev. G. T. Vicar of Rainham, Kent, M. A. Macbride, Dr. Principal of Magdalen Hall, Oxford. Phillips, Richard, Esq. East-street, Red Lion-square, London. Platt, T.P.Esq. Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, A. M. F.A.S. Pratt, Rev. Josiah, Minister of Wheler Chapel, Spital-square, and
Lecturer of St. Mary Woolnoth, London, B. D. F. A. S. Schwabe, Rev. Dr. Minister of the German Chapel,
Little Alie-street, London. Steinkopff, Rev. Dr. Minister of the German Lutheran Church,
Madras, M. A.
HONORARY MEMBER FOR LIFE.
Bentley, James, Esq. Professor of Oriental Languages, King's
College, Aberdeen, M. A.
LAWS AND REGULATIONS
British and Foreign Bible Society.
1. The Designation of this Society shall be the BRITISH and FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY, of which the sole object shall be to encourage a wider circulation of the Holy Scriptures without Note or Comment: the only Copies in the Languages of the United Kingdom, to be circulated by the Society, shall be of the authorized Version.
II. This Society shall add its endeavours to those employed by other Societies, for circulating the Scriptures through the British Dominions; and shall also, according to its ability, extend its influence to other countries, whether Christian, Mahometan, or Pagan.
III. Each Subscriber of One Guinea annually shall be a Member
IV. Each Subscriber of Ten Guineas at one time shall be a Member for Life.
V. Each Subscriber of Five Guineas annually shall be a Governor.