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   Weekly Register (Newspaper) - July 18, 1798, London, Middlesex                                .,lSIo:,;V5;.] WEDNESDAY, July 18, 1798. (Price Sixpence. To tSe EDITOR. more liberal' contributions than ui'ual to enable gIR : . ..- .        fn- 'themto'fuppbrt even 'their former eftabliftments,. Tf jrlAVE iakeh the liberty ".k the following' Thde reflexions will, I hope, have fome influence l^linw'rfiiddiKffing^ionkiubjefttQbimpoiS   Wlth a": yqur.ReaderS, and. wouldparticulartyin-. -  - - -oj.. r:       .j   .   _ -1 duce the wealthy to>,come forward in. a more than taut in itfelf to render any1 apology neceftary, and which feems in'a particular manner to fall within tlie-fcope of your benevolent publication. " Com- Jjelled by the preffure of exifting taxes, or a'ppre-lenfive .of increasing. hardens, alnioft every individual finds it expedient to make fome alteration, hi his family arrangements, to'contract the fcale of his previous eftiblifliment.  1 party * Julian applied tb'thenivtfle.deriomination of Galileans, as ih itfelf reproachful, attd fui$ed fO': the-purpofes of abiife an# ridiGule^r'-iAs:lle:Qb-; ferved many of them were perfons, of good learn~> ing, and capable '^uiiiigVitin^efence of their Top**I hions, he forbade Christians either to Ieara or teach, ^ rhetoric or philbfophy, -/�. left (fays her)-- -^he%^ they>have wheT their tongue they fhonld^bje'rnore'� ready in anfwering the Greek disputants;"-"    Enemy toChriftiamtyi however, as ilulianwa�,'f he affords very important evidence,inits" favour.:  portion Of their fcanty ftock.   I who lived about l^iOd^centuries nearer to his titriei am aware that worldly prudence may condemn,, not only admit&'tbis,' but-^^fionstheihoff aa- fuch a propofal;. and feliVintereft will not fail to ierial.incidents of hi^hiftbryj.parHeuladvlu^in^'-{reprefent it as' injuriouS-to our children; but let  racles,-which, he calls heali^ fpme " 4anoft us remember that there is One who' loveth the bljjjd people,'' and eiorcifing �f demoniac^iatthii. chearful giver, and willfleverdifappbirit the re- villages of Befhfaida and Bethany."     ' liance we repofe on his Providence r or-forget the     Bvanimadvertij^ on the principal Books of. i  */."Hi"" ^'^r^TC^t^l promifes we lay Him under^if I may fo ccprefs -^.Ne^:T*flaia�iti;-pMa6aIarly the FourGofir ^prevalent fpint Of economy may, on the other. rf ^turning-feven-fold into our ow/bo- pels, he alfo.hears ipim.ony, not only to weir e*i : , nde,rbecomeprodu6bve of very prejudICial Conle*  ^ > � �, . iS^.h^toim^o^^D^^t^^ZB^ Once more* fubfcribing to public Charities is Chnftians ajs of Divine 'M&6p^r.t^\co^ia^--- frequently dofng. ?the, gr�tfeft good to the. bodies appealed to in: thei^aifpfiuere wthJCientilic$i ano: fouls of dur^^w^crJcatures at the leaft ex-^ ";L.arclner mentions-the ftoiry. pif J^l^'�iexcfai- ; pence.' ; A fmall fum, thus contribute^, isr6fteh 'niation    bebgjwo'und^ mortally. .Itihbuld be; _ _----- - -J   ^      J       : --.--- quence. The fources of charity will be in great danger of being drained -off 4br me fupply of more pfemrig and immediate calls,; and felf-love will in-fenfibly ^ndpowerfutty; plead -in favour of early1 f u^fre^y toj^etiie their bounty to the poOrj arid whole' cliafity..ha� been directed by the/nobleft principles, will yet be tenipteclon pradential motive^ to contract the fphfere' oftheir benevolence, and to jnftify the defalcation on the amiable grounds of ;a;due'and Ccmcientiotis regard ttftbe-iritereft: of "their-families. It is this toc juftly to be apprehended evil which is thefubjeel of'my'prefent.letter; an evil "which, I am afraid, already begins to be felt in fome of ourpublic charitable Inftitntions,-thole national " Store-houfes of our alms," and which therefore every feeling, heart mull be concerned 'in' counteracting." Permit me to make ufe of the channel of your Paper for fuggefting a few- confiderations to my fellow-countrymen on this interefting fubj eel. The manifold .advantages which refult-from charitable Inftitutions are too numerous and evident to require any illuftrationv^^he number and variety of foundations, of this npture, which are to be- met witit throughout the co'gntry, whilft they reiedt the greateft honour on bur national humanity, fufficientlyevince the deeptenle we entertain of their utility and importanoe. I fhbuld there-los& think it unneceflary td^five. recourfe to an. argument, which is To-unrvi�ISlly allowed, did it n.ot appear to me,; thatthe^tifcumftances of the times render it in aJp'eCi^terhlanner ftriking and impreffive. FoV't^'ia-me-bautes, whichdlmtniih our ability to be-^iiwrab- augnisnt the necefSty of our becoming fo i'4h&iame; increafing burdens, which oblige us to -p^re away only a few redundant vanities'; or to abridge p:erhaps the number of our fuperflubu6 pleasures,-fink many- -around us To thi* chatacW f could wifh to preleht aeon- � trail, but 1 have already protraifbsd Uus'paper more than I intended. JOD. THE PRESENT STATE OF TRADE AND . MANUFACTURES IN GREAT BRITAIN^ that fome of your reader*,, whorhave better means | war4 he might he mbVe^mfcd,- and die tftikfo*! of procuring mfbrmationthan myftlff-will be kind I ^hizuig, as his friend*have re^refen^ed,.    * enough to'point but, for the direction of tuch as4 ' a~-,J'- may be charitably inclined, the .prdent ftate of fome of our public Holpitals *y and^fpeciallyT thofewhofe funds are mdft aj>parently aff'edted by the calamities .of the timei, and confequently itand in need of the molt immediate relief. Hoping -that my humble endeavours may not prove'entire-ly ufelefs, I for the prefent take my leave, and remain, '"' *->ir, Your conftant Reader and.Admirer,. -. PH1LEMOSUNES. * I have Jieard'it rfported that the finances of the Lock Hof-pTQl (that moft excellent and raj liable Inftitution); are at 'prefent io a tery iow'and pre:arious--ftate.   . .'  WITNESS FOR CHRISTIANITY. . ' Nb. IIIJ_     V   . OF;;3y*-the JVitnefles; fof^ih,riftianity among its, ehemies^ -T could hot-eailily call a name of more weight than Jui^n, whether we confider his arts, his power, o'r'Jiii enmity^ This Emperor was called'. ax�~.jlpojlate, becaufe in his earlier years he had matfe a.profeffion of "Chriftianity;' and he exemplified the common ob-fervation that .apoftates frpm the truth are always its bittereft enemies. Th|s his early, knowledge of Chriftianity, hbweveji, ]s Irt its favpur, lince if it had been a deception*he.was the more likely to rdifepver- it 4 and his, thordugka^uaiiitiance with the writings.of Pbrphiry,1 VtheAacuteft of all the champions of heathenifin, 'ind.^us ftudies in phi* imp boanty. In�ddifion to thisconaderatibii, Iwomiar^v �ie _advancedv prices of moft- articles ofdomefHc ^fo^tion muft greatly affed our pubUc-Hdf^ P"ais, Infirmaries^ and iAfylums, and demand by .multiplying the objefts of rout^li A Julian,Tfowever, had top much"poUcy:to draw - ' '^--fchisfwo blood of the Martyrs was the feed b^the Church;" and that Chritbamtyhad grown andfpread under "all the persecutions of his predecefibrs: he there-{dre determined to take a contrary method, and. HAVING in our preceding Papers Sketched the prefent ftate of Religion, Literature, the* Arts, &c. a fimilar coup 4'ceil of Commerce feem� wanted to complete the feries. . The immenie capital employed in the Trade o�-this Country may be eftimated.by the exports and: imports at the Cuftom-houfe^ the former.o�-� which considerably exceed 27 jiullions, and the latter 21, even in the midftof war. This employ* about J6,000 yeifels, and near 120,000 feamen : a grand idea this of the ftate of our CommerojBj and tlae opulence of our metehants. Of the hn * >rts between 5 and. .6 millions comtt from the Eaft Indies, and 7 mlUions. from the Weft. The capital employed in the. latter* trade alpne is eftimatedat 70 mjilBons, and the ihipping dired: at 150,000 tons. V The Mediterranean Trade in time of peace ,tC highly Valuable; but at prefent much injured^ and we are obliged to receive many principal' tides from thence by way of Hamburgh.  T_ . Baltic Trade, confiiting of articles more bulky, employs a greater quantity of flipping,; and oui imports thence are eftimated- at above 3 millions, confining of materials for the navy and manufactories. -; "We.are fuppofed to. .retain the greateft half* the Trade with America, and this Trade wc*i' increafe rapidly if the want of punctuality, in . mittances did not mgkejopr merchant�' nH-cflfartl Ihy and cautious. The Trade with Portugal, notwkhfianding in*   

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