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Present State of Religion, &c.

Religious Denominations, &c.

CUBA. Spanish Catholics, all the na- tives being extirpated, and the island cultivated by negroes. The capital, Havanna, was reckoned to contain 30,000 inhabi. tants many years since. Population, half a million. Government, monarchical.

JAMAICA.

JAMAICA.

Church of England, and Pa- Kingston contains about fifty gans, with a legal toleration, of thousand inhabitants, with only ten impeded by the high-church one small Church But the zeal of the Colonial Assembly, Methodists have a considerable which is discouraged by the gov- interest here, and the United ernment at home. Population, Brethren two small settlements half a million. Subject to the upon the island. English.

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VIRGIN ISLES.

VIRGIN ISLES. Protestants. A group of small The United Brethren have islands formerly occupied by the several settlements in these isles, Danes, but in the late war captur- which were commenced under ed by the English, The princi- the Danish government and are pal are St. Thomas and St. John : still continued. The Methodists but the population will not bear also have several little societies a distinct enumeration.

at Tortola, and other of the isl. ands.

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LEEWARD ISLES.
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Religious Denominations, &c. Present State of Religion, &c. tween the English, Dutch, and ary stations in most of these French, were partly protestant islands, particularly at Eustasius, and partly catholic--but of late Antigua, and Dominique, where have been all under the British they are rapidly on the increase. flag : Guadaloupe and Domi- The United Brethren have also rique (two of the most populous) an established and growing inare restored to France. Popu- terest at Antigua. lation, 250,000.

WINDWARD ISLES.

WINDWARD ISLES. Of these Barbadoes, which is The most considerable of these an English and a protestant set is Barbadoes, which has a poptlement, is far the most populous. ulation of more than 120,000, Under this group I also include but ill provided for religious in'Trinidad, the farthest of these struction. The Methodists and Islands towards South America. United Brethren have, however

, Population, half a million. each a small society upon the

island. The Missionary Society

, and the Methodists, have each attempted to introduce the gos. pel at Trinidad, and at Tobago, but with no remarkable success.

The existence of slavery in all the West-India Islands is almost an insuperable obstacle to the progress of education. As the di labour is performed almost whole ly by slaves, the children of their masters are often brought up

in idleness, and they are not often willing that their slaves should receive any instruction. In some instances, slaves have been in N structed, prudently, in the reli gion of the Bible, much to their own comfort and the benefit of their owners. The present gov; ernment of Hayti is a novel and very interesting experiment. At present, civilization, Christianity and education are making a raj pid progress in that empire, and a rational hope is indulged that the experiment will issue in elevating people of colour to ao equal rank among civilized na. tions, and afford a new proof that God hath made of one blood all vi nations of inen.

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Abyssinian Church,
Antinomians,
Arians,
Armenians,
Arminians,
Atheists,
Baptists,
Buxterians,
Benedictines,
Calvinists,
Catholics, (Roman)
Church of England,
Christians of St. Thomas,
Congregationalisis,
Copts,
Covenanters, (or Kirk of Scotland,)
Dervishes,
Deists,
Destructionists,
Dominicans,
Dunkers,
Episcopalians, or Church of England,
Flaggeliants,
Free Thinkers,
Franciscans,
Friends, or Quakers,
Georgian Churches,
Greek Churches,

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Hopkinsiens,
Independents,
Jacobites,
Jansenists,
Jesuits,
Jews, or Judaism,
Jumpers,
Kilhamites,
Kirk of Scotland,
Lutherans,
Methodists, (Wesleyan)

Do. (Whitfieldian)

Do. New Connexion,
Mennonites,
Millennarians,
Monophysites,
Mingrelian Churches,
Mohammedans or Mahometans,
Moravians,
Nestorians,
New Jerusalem Church,
New Connexion Methodists,
Presbyterians,
Protestants,
Quakers, or Friends,
Roman Catholics,
Russian Greek Church,
Subbaterians
Sandemanians,
Seceders,
Scotland, Kirk of
Shakers,
Southcottians,
Socinians,
Swedenborgians,
Tunkers, or Dunkers,
Trinitarians
United Brethren,
Unitarians,
Universalists,
Wesleyan Methodists,
Whitfieldian, do.
Wilkinsonites, (Jemima)

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PART IV.

PAGANISM.

A VIEW OF THE

IDOLATRY OF THE HINDOOS,

Their History, Literature, Religion, Man

ners and Customs, &c.

BY WILLIAM WARD, D. D.

OF SERAMPORE.

ABRIDGED FROM THE ORIGINAL WORK IN TWO VOLS. 4to.

TO WHICH IS ADDED

THE

Religion and Ceremonies

OF OTHER

PAGAN NATIONS.

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