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(series IV., VOL. Xll.) 

"SpMllDg tbe trulb Id lino."— Efhk 



F. VAtyotfK, ruimtt, cutie raitGBT, finiburt. 


Hatinq stood on the watch-tower and obsen-cd attentively the 
couTBe of eTents> some of which it has been our daty to record, 
perhaps we shall not be thought presumptuona should we now 
endeavour to interpret the voice of the departing year. If we 
mistake not, its language is to this effect : — 

" Let the friends of the Redeemer prepare for the fionl conflict. 
The hour is rapiclly approaching, and the battle-field will be the 
world. Italy may probably be the central point, but let not 
England, America, or the remotest colony expect exemption. 
^e opposing forces are preparing for the assault. A universal 
movement is taking place among them, and with determined 
enei^ ihey will wage general and 'unrelenting war against vital 
Christianity. Let every believer gird himself and watch. All 
carnal weapons must be resolutely cast away. The counsels of 
flesh and blood must be discarded. Firmness, geotleness, and 
futh, can alone secure the victory. Suffering must be patiently 
cndarcd. The preservation of life or of poBsessions must no longer 
be regarded as the great object Every candidate for the unfading 
garland must hold himself in readiness for painful sacrifices, and 
keep his eye steadily fixed on Ins Almighty Leader. To Him 

success is certain : ' for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings ; 
and the^ that are with Him are called, and choBen, and fiutbful.' " 

Happy are they who understand and obey the admonitions of 
God'a word and providence I 

In writing the ket sentence of this volume, it devolves on the 
Editor once again to acknowledge hts responsibility, and to express 
his hope that his beloved brethren in the ministry will continue to 
afford him their cordial and disinterested co-operation. 


11, Smith Street, Ckdita, 
Jfovtmitr mk, 1849. 



JANCIARY, 1849. 



Ik the «arlr port of the Buteenth 
oentDiy, th« celebrated Sir Edward 
Coke it Md to have obaeired, in a place 
of pnUic voTBhip, an mteresting looking 
boj taUI^; notes of the sennon. His 
eotioaitj was excited ; and he requested 
the youth to ahow him what he had 
wiittcoi. The evidenoe of talent which 
the nMnoflcript exhibited, impreeeod the 
learned attomej-general so &Tourablj, 
that he requested the boy's parents, who 
wereinhnmbleoiroumstanoea, to entrust 
their aon to his care. They did so ; and 
Roger Williams was, in consequence, 
sent to the univernty of Oxford, where 
he attained oonaidenble proficiency in 
logic and the cUssics. He afterwards 
ooDunenoed the study of the law under 
the guidance of his generous patron, 
who naturally desired to train his pupil 
to the profcMion which he himself 
adonted. Thus was he led to an ac- 
quaintanoe with the principles of law 
and i^oTenunent, and prepared by pro- 
Tideotial oocoRttioea, the issue of which 

ndther be nor his benefactor antid- 
pated, for the important and peculiar 
work to which Qod had destined him. 
His early history is generally shrouded 
in darkness. The oonrse of a diligent 
student is not usually fraught with 
eveats whioh attract the attention even 
of contempoTaries. His own pen, how- 
ever, recorded, late in life, one hot of 
great importance. " The truth is," he 
says, "from my childhood, now abore 
threescore years, the Father of lights 
and mercies touched my bouI with a 
love to himself to his only begotten, the 
trae Iiord Jesus, and to his holy scrip- 

In February, 1 63 1, two persooB 
traced their feet, for the first time, on 
the American soil, at Nantasket, near 
Boston. One, whose oowitenanoe beam- 

with energy and candour, a man of 
thirty-two years of age, who haviog re- 
ceived in England what were called 


'' holy orders," and Buatiuned the minia- 
teiial office as a clergyman of the 
establishment, had been couatrained by 
the tjrannj of archbishop Laud and 
king Charles the firet, to seek for that 
Ubert; of (»iucience which m his native 
oountr; was denied. It was Soger 
Williams, who, accompaaied bj his 
affectionate wife, had abandoned the 
comforts and prospects of former dajs, 
oroBsed the ooeau, and, after a tempes- 
tuous TOjage, landed in an unknown 
r^on in the depth of winter. Freedom 
to serre God according to the directions 
of his word, and to profess the truth 
unrestrictedly, was, however, bo neces- 
oarj to i)ieir happiaeBs, and so pleasant 
to theii hope, that for the sake of this 
thej had willingly follow ed others who 
had Buffered froni the same despotism 
M themselves, and had formed a settle- 
ment in the wilderness. Eagerly, there- 
fore, they turned their steps to Boston, 
antidpating a cordial welcome from 
theii congregational brethren. But 
these brethren had made arrangements 
ft few months before of which the new 
oomers were not aware. On the 23rd 
of the previous August, on board the 
ship AiabeUa, the men who were fleeiilg 
£rom persecution at home, and seeking 
tor religious advantages in the new 
world, held the first meeting of what 
was called the Court of Assistanta. 
" The first question propounded was, 
Ifo\p thall tAt mmitter* bt maintained i 
It was ordered, that houses be built for 
them with convenient speed, at the 
publio charge, and their salaries 
catabUshed. This," says David Bene- 
dict, " was the viper in embrjo ; here 
was an iinpmtation and establishment 
in Ute ontaet of the settlement, of the 
o^ous doctrine of church and state, 
which had thrown Europe into confu- 
non, had caused rivers of blood to he 
■hed, had crowded prisons with inno- 
ont victims, and had driven the pil- 
pimi thoDselTM, who were now engaged 

in this mistaken legislation, from all 

that was dear in their native homes. 
From theBC resolutions, on board this 
Boating vessel, which by subsequent 
acts became a permanent law, subjecting 
every citizen, whatever was his religious 
belief, to support the ministry of the 
established church, and to pay all the 
taxes which the dominant party might 
impose, for their houses of worship, 
their ordinations, and all their ecclesi- 
astical affairs, proceeded the great mis- 
take of the puritan fathers. And from 
the i?nme incipient measure grew all the 
unrighteous tithes and taxes, the vexa- 
tious and ruinous lawsuits, the imprison- 
ments and stripes of the multitudes 
who refused to support a system of 
worship which they did not approve. 
. . . . " The provident foresight and 
pious care of the puritan fathers, to 
provide by law for the support of reli- 
gion, that their ministers should not be 
left to the uncertain donations of their 
flocks, have been the subject of com- 
mendation and eulogy by many of their 
descendants. The plan was indeed 
specious in appearance, but could they 
have foreseen all the evils which fol- 
lowed it through all the colonies — conltl 
they have had a fiill view in their early 
movements, of all the distress to indi- 
viduals and families, which their li^al 
policy for man; generations occasioned, 
and of the frightful extremities to which 
it soon conducted them, they must have 
shuddered at the prospect, and faltered 
in their course." These being the 
principles and establiihed practices of 
the community, when Williams and hia 
wife arrived, it was at once apparent to 
them that the freedom from ecclesiastt- 
cal tyranny which they had croflted die 
AtlanHc to obtun, waa not to be found 
at Boston, The church waa wielding 
the sceptre of civil power, and beard 
with astonishment and indignation the 
statement of the new comer, that in 
hUjiidgmeittr" civil govenunMtli. briim 


OMutitated 011I7 for civil and tecnUr 
tndi, the nugutrate bad ao right to 
intjifera in tbe atfiurt of conscieace." 
"Ha Mama at that time," aaya Mr. 
Knowin, "to hare fiiUj matured the 
tnth, that a church eetablisbsd bj civil 
lav, cannot be, aa to its outward order, 
atrae cliareb erf Chriit ; that so &r as 
dril anthoritr eoforeee religious duties, 
ID &r the charch which allows it be- 
eonwi a kingdom of this world, and not 
tlM qiritual empire of which Jesus 
Christ is the oidj soTersigu." 

Poar 7«am and nme mouQu after the 
siriTi] of Soger Williams at Naotasket, 
all lbs miaiaters of Hasiachuaette Bay 
vers nmmoowl to meet at Salem. The 
piitor of tbe independent chnroh at 
GaioB was to he tried before the civil 
tithwities of the whole district, and 
tbs daigee ngainat him were of such a 
Batare that it was requisite th»t the 
ginisttrs should be presMit. That 
Aardi had ezoited tiie suspicion of the 
nling powers at its formation in 162H, 
at tbe governor of Plymouth and other 
■embers of the ebnroh there, who had 
IWB invited to attend tbe ceremonr, 
Vers not permitted to give the right 
band ot feUowehip to tbe new church, 
till an explicit deolamtion bod been 
isade, that this service was not meant 
U indicate any right of interference or 
oontnd. This ofaurch at Salem had also 
pnn offeniMa tew weefcsafier Williams's 
inival in New England, by inviting 
hin lo faeeune assistant to their aged 
pastor. The avil authorities bad then 
yriudi wM«ft«rwards laid downformally, 
Aa^ " If any ehuiob, one or more, 
idun grow aehismotioal, reading itself 
from the oommunion of other churches, 
or shall walk incorrigibly and obsti- 
nalely in any corrupt way of their own, 
(»Dtisry to tbe role of the word, in 
•aeh ease the magietrete is to pat forth 

his coercive power, as the matter shal} 
require," Willtaras had conseqiieatly 
been obliged to leave Salem, and ha4 
continued about two years at Plymouth ; 
but tbe "ruling elder" of the church 
there disliked his opinions, and feared 
that be would be successful in difliising 
them in that oeigbbonrbood. Ho 
alarmed tbe church by expressing his 
fears that Williams would run the saino 
conise of rigid separation and onobap- 
tietry which John Smith had run at 
Amsterdam. Williams was not then a 
baptist ; but then aa now, a UiuUney to 
anobaptism might be discerned by acute 
obserrers, even where the climax of 
onabaptistical heterodoxy had not been 
reached. " Anabaptism," nys Seno- 
diet, " was a spectre which haunted the 
imaginations of the early settlen. The 
word possessed a mysterious power of 
inspiring terror, and creating odium. 
It has, perhaps, been sometimes en>- 
ployed to jasUf; measures which might 
else have wanted the appearance of Jus- 
tice and humanity." Tbe ruling elder 
of the duirch at Plymouth prevailed on 
the church to dismiss Williams, and the 
churoh at Salem inviting him to return 
to them, he went thither, aooompanied 
bf some of his friends at Plymontlb 
80 strong, however, was the feeling td 
the secular authorities against him, that 
the town at Salem presenting a petition 
soon afterwards olaiming some land in 
Marblehead, as belonging to the town, 
the petition was refused a hearing, oa 
the ground that tbe churoh of Salem 
had chosen Mr, Williams her teacher, 
and by such choice had oSeied con- 
tempt to the magistrates. Now, ha was 
cited to meet charges made against him, 
all the ministers of tbe district being 
convened to assist in the solemn ^pto- 
oeedings, — those ministers having al- 
ready determined at a previous hearing, 
that "he wlu asserted that tbe civil 
magistrate ought not to interfere in cose 
of heresy, apostacy, &c., ought to be 


removed; uid that oUiot chnrchee 
ou{^t to request the magistrate 
remove him." 

There ituids the uctued. Whateril 
hai he donel He his broaohed opinioiu 
that must not be tolerated. Junea the 
first, king of England, bad made to the 
settlerB a grant of lands belonging to 
the Indians of a oertain r^on, witbont 
the oonsant of Qioee Indians. ~ 
colonists bad taken posseasioa of 
landsjand in virtue of them had claimed 
civil and religions antbority over all 
that dwelt in the district Williams 
r^arded the whole proceeding as nnjnst, 
and the anthori^ exerdsed as a usorp- 
ation. "The rin of the patents," sajs 
Benedict, " to nse the language of 
times, or in otiier words, of the dootrine 
that kings could dispose <d the lands of 
the natives, without their oonsmt, was 
one of the most offensive positions 
vuuntained by Mr. WilliamB. Bat the 
most obnoxiaas position, and indeed the 
beresj of all otben the most daogovns 
and peetilentiBi, in the eetimation of 
the puritan fathers, wai^ that the magis- 
trate had no ri^t to punish breaches of 
the first table ; or, to vary the ezpies- 
sion, to legislate in matters of eonsoienoe 
uid religion. OUier oompUnts of 
minor importance were bronght against 
him ; but these two formed the sab- 
stanoe of his indictment, and were the 
nuun points at issue before a tribunal, 
lecolar in name, but in reality entirely 
under the inflomce of the ministers of 
religion, and swayed by the dictations 
of the dhuroh." 

The accused made hie defsnce ; but 
it was not deemed satis&otory. " Hr. 
Hooker," says the historian, "was ap- 
pointed to dispntc with him ; but Mr. 
Hooker's logio, seconded as it was by 
the whole mnl and eoolenastical power 
of Hassaohusetts, ooold not force him 
to Teo(%niie the right of the dvil 
magistrate to punish heresy, or to admit 
that tlie king's patent ooold |^ve a just 

title to the lands of the Indiana." 
Sentence was pronounced the follow- 
ing morning. He was to depart within 
six weeks out of the jurisdiotion of 

January arrived, and he was not 
gone. He had received pomiasion to 
renuun till spring, on condition that he 
did not attempt to draw others to bis 
opinions. Some of bis friends bad r»* 
sorted to him, and he had oonveraed on 
the topics which were most intneeting 
to him and to them. The governor and 
assistants, therefore, met in Boetmi to 
oonaideT his case ; "for," says Winthorp, 
" they were credibly informed, that he, 
notwithstanding Uie it^onotion laid 
upon him (upon liberty granted him to 
stsy until spring) not to go about to 
draw others to his opinions, did use to 
entertiin company in his house, and to 
preach to them, even of suoh points as 
he had been sentenced for ; and it was 
agreed to send him into England by a 
ship then ready to depart. The reason 
was, he had drawn about twenty per- 
sons to his ojunions, and tbey were 
intending to erect a plantation abont 
the Harraganset Bay, frmn whence the 
infection woold easily spread into theae 
churches ; the people bein^ many of 
them, much taken with an apprdmisioa 
of his godliness. Whereupon, a warrant 
was Bent to him to come presently to 
Boston to be shipped. He returned for 
answer, and divers of Balem came wttb 
it, that he could no^ witiioat baiard of 
his lib. Whereupon, a pinnace was 
sent, with ccmmMon to captain Undar- 
Mll, to apprehend Mm, ^i^ carry Itim 
on board the ship which then nde at 
Hantaaket. But when Omj came to hia 
house, they found he had been gone 
three days, but whither they could not 

Other soenee in the life of this extnr 
ordinary man will be presented to tlie 
reader's view next month : the info^ 


lutiiHi from which the preceding have [ other parta of the world, hy David 
been ak«t«hed, baa been derived prinoi- Benedict, " an enlarged edition of 
pall; from " A Gteneral HistOT; of the which waa published laat year in New 
' ~ ' 1 AmericA and i York. 

Te Ot Editor of the B<^titt Jfagamu. 

9tl,~I hne Icen &vinind to md the Baptiit M*|[ume from iU cunrntDccnMnl, aad ilu 
tht Baptbt Krister iriiidi preceded it. Bat my eontribatloni to Ibdrpagei, femriaBinuo>M> 
vVA I faifaeu to ipedfy, hn* li«ii ibort uid tew. Por NNna lime put it bu pteuad tbi great 
■Bd wfaa Hod of Qw dmreli to U7 ma uidt fiani all public labcmr, and ta confaie me to tlw 
riaaiWr of pain aod waatnaw. In tUi atata I hara baan emplajinf my pen on diSemit nb> 
jteia eaoDectad with panooal godlinaaa, and tba praaparit? of tba ehareh of am balored Ijoi, 

Soow papBi in jtnt lata Magaiinci ban induced me to trwucriba aad tend tha labaeqaeot 
iilwiiatiiaia which ue at joni aenlea fot tnaertian. 


SA PaOaer Strut, Linrpeal, iKtmhr SI, 1848. 

The state of trae religion in tha pre- 
•ent daj maj be viewed under two 
aapect^ the &ToarabIe ojmptoma, and 
the nnbvmiTalde. 

Many an of opinitai that peraonal 
and vital nli^oaia not only not deoUii-- 
ing, hot ia m the increaae ; and refer 
to the fidlowiag and ■■"'{i" evideuoea. 

lat. Tb« Britiah and Foreign Bible 
Boeittji ; tha operations ot which riiow 
thtt aztoot and power of religioua prin- 
iii[ilii^ and ftirnwh that great iaatroment 
br iriiiah the Spirit efibcta the oonver- 
■oa and salvation of men. What an 
amoont of (SiriBtian love and'energy ia 
Icoo^t into action by ita agente, 
niTJliaTim, aModationi, oontribntora, 
irtiiidi spread over so maaj portions of 
Christendom t 

2nd. The London Traot Society stands 
next to it as an engine for the advance- 
OMBtt of diristisnitj. 

3rd. Aboveall are Christian missuma, 
whi^like the two former, are of reoent 
otig^ in onr land, bnt are now found, 
I beUere, in every department of the 
Qmatiandmrsh. Lookat theirnnmber, 
their sapportera, their agents, their 
s, on the continent of Europe, 

Africa, in Ada, and in various islands 
of the ocean. Their beneficial working 
at home, in cor now many totm 
misnons and rural itinerancies, must 
not be overlooked. 

4tiL What can be more dieeriog than 
cut Sunday aehools, covering all parts 
of out country, and soaroely wanting in 
any looaUty, or absent team any place 
of worsliip 1 

Sth. Barely true religion most be on 
the advanoe, say many, if proof can be 
afforded by the rapid increase of 
chntches, chapels, and meeting houses 
f6r public worship. 

Ah. Does not the literature of the 
day bear testimony also to the fact 1 
Within these few years a great change 
has occurred in the publications of every 
class and order. Formerly there was, 
at least, a wuit of gospel truth sad 
Christian spirit in some leading peri- 
odicals, while too many popular works 
were constructed on prindplea which 
were a grief to pious minds. 

7th. Infidelity, before the dose of the 
last century and at the beginning of 
this, was, at least, in a different poeitiMi 
from its present. TAtn, the hi^er and 


middle oUsmb, knd even rojal penun- 
Bgat, were to be found fttnoDg its d«- 
fcnden, and patroni of its defenders. 
For some time it hu lost luch uoend- 
M107, and seemB to have made its waj 
more among tlie lover and lowest 
oUacea. And does not Bnch a change 
manifest the piogreH and power of 
gospel truth ? 

8tb. A new and widdy extending 
oiganiztttion, founded on the great 
prinoiplea of vital Chmtiaoity, " The 
Hv^ngniing] Alliaooe," to unite Chii*- 
tiant in love and reeiprooal avowal, and 
in oo-operatioa for tits ocwunon oauae, 
ia, perhapi wiUi manj, a moet aatisfiu;- 
tory fruit and test of the progress and 
power of true godlineea in the present 

A oonaideratioB of them and siinilar 
rlmrin^ tjmpUmu leads nianf to AU 
nmmlndnM And it would be nngtadoiu 
to mbmit these ajTuptoma to a aevere 
and barah examination, influeneed by a 
censorious or desponding spirit. Let 
them have their ftiil weight They did, 
and oonld only, originate, I am pet^ 
loaded, in true <%ri>tian and i^ulan- 
thropio prinoiples, and can only be 
Gvried on or extended by them. 

B>it bt na iotA to the symptomi of a 

lit. Amidst the machinery at opera- 
tion, examine the teaults in eonversiona, 
BO &r as they oome before m in aooes- 
aioni to the obnrebea. Stadstios of 
diffwent denominations hare, and in 
America, Indk, and Ada, have been 
pabliahed ; and all eoncnr in the de- 
pnasing fiust of decrease, at least not of 
inereaae. For some jaara past these 
ftuthentie statements have been gradu- 
■Uj approadiing (witit exoaptiona) to 
this painful oonoloaUin. 

2nd. Let spiritual experimental oon- 
verae among profesaing Christians be 
viewed as anotlwr teat. Talking about 
bodu, sohooli, misaioDa, ministen, oan- 
net be ineluded in meh oomannion as 

: indicates the state of the ^s«t towards 
Christ and Qod. 

3rd. The real slate of Sunday sohool 
teachers. Can we fluriy eMimata ell of 
them as having first devoted themselves 
to the Saviour ? Far be it from me, 
Mr, Editor, to put this down as a quali- 
fieation neoeaaary to admit one to the 
offioe. Churohes and friends must often 
do as they ou. But we cannot expect 
the conversion of children when their 
teachers are unrenewed. 

4th. Candidates for the ministry. It 
ia very evident that in the pieaent stats 
of ftritiah society, as impngnated widely 
with talents, and ednoation, and sdeno^ 
among all orders, that candidates f<a 
the sacred office should be generally 
men eminent for gifts, piety, se»I, be- 
nevolenoe, and exemplary haluts and 
condnot, from every rank of the Chris- 
tiaa profieasion. Is soeh a jnst expects 
tam warranted by bctst This ia a 
very tender subject, and details oonld 
do no good. But &ots cannot be set 
aaide. Is our ministry what it ahoold 
be i There are pastors thHiughoiit the 
huul, each in his own ohargs, wboee 
heart aad powers are widi Chriat ( who 
read, atody, qteak, vlait, and preach, for 
Christ i whose aU of time, and of what 
flea be apared of their inoome, ia oona»- 
arated to Ohriat and to bis eauas. 
Would that all were aiudi ! " The Lwd 
of the harveat send forth labourers into 
hit harvest t" 

fith. Examine the management of 
aecnlar bosinaaa with professors. Few 
of the highest ranks are called. Many 
of the lowest ranks are abandoned to 
indifferanee and inoredulity. ^m 
strength of the churobes generally ooo- 
BUts of the Intermediate links of tiie 
Booal (diain. Herohanta, tradaaman, 
sh^keepers, proftaaional men, artists, 
workmsn of all descriptions, are found 
in our andieneea, and among our oom- 
munioaota. Compare tiieir tralEo and 
liualuiss with those ofmerelyworldly men. 


Stn I miut pause. Tb« oompMUon, 
I fear, wonld prore of do honour to 
Chrictisiutj. Eagemen after gain, 
■peenktioD to exocM, utntngBUce of 
•zpBiditui^ or mean boarding, i^jiu- 
tlce, iiiiliiillifiiliiiai, emploTniant of the 
wbrie time and all the mergiM of the 
■iad and body to bnEtnen, exdarive of 
Quilt's aerrice, will be found. And 
not a few wortdljmen will appear lu- 
pcrior to Oiriatian profeMon in iH the 
exeellenciea of hononrable trading and 
the wbrtantiala of morally. 

Sth. Of one matter where exertdona 
ue jodged to be great, and nbere lo- 
eietiei are brought into oompariMn, i. e., 
the amount of inoome for miMionary 
porpoeea, lei ■ candid enrTey be taken. 
Ibi Bible Soaety, the Church Miseion- 
uy Sootetjr, and othen, hare ^E 100,000, 
more or leae, annnallj. And, donbtleae, 
contribationi from the poor to the 
tBziliariea and aaaociatione for theae in- 
ititations, are a Bacrifiee to them, and 
bonmir thcdr profeaaion. Bat what is 
^100,000 a year from tboucaudi who 
are we^ihj I If CMitribntions be the 
teat of OUT Chriatian love and se«l, love 
wd leal are Uot. 

Tth. Another feature in our day ia 
the little amoont of working by pro- 
fenota in doing good. Few who are 
above want rebse to fpve money for 
a benevolent porpoee, but time and 
kboor are moetly withheld, and coittri- 
botiiMU from sndi motivei are no laeri- 
fioe. By tki* te«t many profeeson, it i« 

feared, would be put in & low part of 
tbe scale. 

6th. I must not enter on anotbOT 
branch of what appean to me a aymp- 
tom of decline in spirituBlity. Tbe 
great interest taken in politics by pro- 
feaeore, and by professors eminent for 
obaraoter and for influence in the chuioh 
of Qod. I cannot reconcile this warm 
part in all political matters which ie 
taken and openly defended, with the 
•pirit of Christ's kingdom, which is not 
of this WMld, nor with the tme posiiioa 
of Clhriatians as stnngen and pilgrims 
on earth. Nor have I ever seen one 
example in which devotedneas to poUr 
tics did not ii^nre the s^Mritnality and 
piety of tbe individoaL And tbia 
Btatemeat is the frait of observation 
and experience during a life of oon- 
siderable length. If there be a deden- 
eion of true religion, the question may 
be put, what is the remedy I What it 
to be done ? It is a question affecting 
each of us. And the question, if we 
be in earnest, will lead to this inquiry, 
Am I oonverted 1 Am I a Christian, 
and a new creature 1 This is the be- 
ginning, the gate into the narrow way, 
fur which there ts no substitute in mere 
knowledge, or morality, or profesdon. 
"Bioept ye be converted, ye cannot 
enter the kingdom of heaven." Matt. 

What i$ WMwmcn/ deterwt a terunu 



TsAf was a remaikal:^ concession to 
the faithfulness and verity of Paul's 
prceehiiig, when bis roya) hearer ei- 
ehiipedt "Almoet ibon persuadest me 
to be A Ohriitian," Aeta xxvi SB. 

'Almoet!" not qaiul fatal inde- 
ciaioal A noble vessel was driven by 
the fury of the storm Sigainst a rock, 
and, ribbed and barred as it was with 
oak and iron, it was oradied like ftirat- 


BhelL Oh, it vru an awful night ; the 
ugnalfl of distress were hoisted, utd a 
lifs-boat was launched apon the foamj 
UllowB. It r«aabed the wreck, and one 
after another stepped into it and 
saved. But one poor sailor, lingering 
behind the rest to get something ftom 
the shattered Teesel,the boat had pat 
off for the shore, and although he made 
an effort to reach it, aikd actuatlj got 
one hand upon it, and was almoit saved, 
jet losing his hold, ha plunged into the 
briny deep, and was lost I And nianj 
of jtM who have constantly assemUed 
witti the people of Qod during tbe past 
jear, are in the tame state of indeoision 
as jou were at itsoommenoement, still 
lingering between tlie wreak and the 
lifeboat — the world and OhrisL 

All the year long hare Christian 
nUniaters and friends been regarding 
joa with intense and prajrerfol anxiety. 
Uany of you are amiable in your out- 
ward conduct, estimable for your natural 
kindness, your constant attendance on 
the ministry of the word, your oo-ope- 
ration with the people of God in Sunday 
schools, distributing tracts, and 
tribnting to the cause of Christ. Tet 
you have not given your hearts to him. 
It is recorded of Bedwald, king of the 
Bast Saxons, that in the same churoh 
he had different apartments, in which 
there was one altar for the Christian 
religion, and another for the heathens. 
And thus, we fear, you would Mn divide 
the rooms of your hearts, so as to have 
an altar of Christ, if you might also 
have a shrine for mammon. But all for 
oil is a righteous rule, and all or none 
is the requirement of Qod, " Son, give 
me tlune heart." And oh, that yon 
would say at once, — 

" Hm'i mT hiut, O Uka ud Hal U, 

SmI II frsm Ibf toorta ■bgra.". 

Some of yon have so much that 
tesemblea religion, that while you per- 
plex ns with alternate hopes aad tetn, 

we tremble to think you may also de- 
ceive yoursdvee. You have compunc- 
tions of oonsoienoe, tender emotions, 
kindly feelings, and have observed 
extonal religions duties ; and, we fear, 
that this sort of psoodo-religious expe- 
rience may help you to evade tlie point 
and edge of the most discriminating 
ministry. For example, when we insist 
npon the absolute necessity of repent- 
anoe, you revert to your natural oon- 
victions, which, although they have 
never led you as weeing penitents to 
the croes, you set down for the " fruit 
of the Spirit." 

If the inward conflict of the bdievet 
is described, because you cannot sin so 
cheap as others who have no li^t, and 
slavish fear sometimes disturbs your 
self-oomplaoenoy, althouf^ it never leads 
you to " wiesUe against flesh and Uood," 
like the true soldiers of Jesus Christ, 
there is danger of yonr dasung your- 
self among thnn. 

Or, if we urge the necessity of love 
to the saints, as an evidence of gnce^ 
then, because you have a feeling of ra- 
Bpeot and esteem for the " exodlent (^ 
the earth,"youniiEtake this for spiritual 
affection. Oh, the innumerable coils of 
the heart's deception, who shall unroll 
them, and show the rottenness at the 
1 Oh, ye borderers on Immanuel'a 
land, your repentance is not " unto 
life ;" you may have to struggle with 
your convictions, but you know nothing 
of the "holy war." You may buoy 
yon love tlie peo^e of Qod, but you ate 
quite as happy with the men of the 
world ; you seem Christians in the com- 
pany of Christians, and are equally 
agreeable companions in the society at 
the worldly. You resemble those of 
whom the prophet complained, who 
spake half in the speech of Ashdod, 
and could not speak in the Jews' lan- 
guage, but aooording to the language of 
eaoh peo^^" Neb. xiiL 24. You may 
possess many j 


dien u "one thing" joulaok, and tluit 
'a, npreiw Uve to Chriit; you h«VB not 
ocrdtkllj exclaimed, — 

HjtU. ud ill UMfa bIbb.' 

It nuj be tne, then, that you ue 
not ewear er i^ or dronlcardi, or pene- 
catoi^ or ofea nbbath breaker* or 
adulterer*, bat jva are not lovtn ^ 
(Arim, and thai eeali yonr oharaoter, 
■■d mil aeal your doom, for it is 

written, " If any nian loTe not the Lord 
Jeeus Chriirt, let him be aootirsed," 1 
Cor. xvi. 22. Oh that at the beginning 
of thi* new year you would choose " the 
good part which shall not be taken away 
from yon." Thoonnds, like you, haTo 
tampered with religion, and trifled with 
ealvation, till yean have slipped imper- 
oeptibly away, and the end of their 
tdmoil (^rutianky has been eternal 
death ! " Oh that men were wise, that 
they nnderatood thi% that they would 
oonrider their latter md." 



•■ BlMMd V* tbe nndfnL" 

Tos meiRisfiil »n happy. Apart fin»n 
^ framise which is giT«a to them, 
ml wbidi wiU assuredly be fulfilled, 
tbey an blessed in themselves ; the 
fispodtian wbidi they cherish ii a 
pcnnnial spring of felidty, a sooroe of 
de^ tranqoilfity and holy joy. 

nut Jesus eboold pronounoe the 
modfiil happy, will not appear strange 
to ns if we have listened to hie words 
in the former part of this disoooise, for 
we ^TC already heard him pronounoe 
"the poor in spirit," and "those who 
Boani," and "those who hunger and 
thicst after righteousness," happy ; and 
many who woold think such assertions 
strange and paradozioal, not nn&e- 
qnendj admire and eommend the 
bsnerolent and philanthropic. The 
eniMiiiciiif expressed by onr Lord in 
tbese words is, nererthelesa, not in 
Booordaaoe with the practice or with 
the lasgui^ta of the worid. Those who 
iMttn to the dictates of mercy, who not 
aa th^ are prompted by a spirit of true 
benenJeaoe, must disr^ai^ that lore 
«( woahh and power, and tiiat taste for 

splendour and for pleasure which seem to 
divide between them the empire of the 
world. Hen are lar more ready, also, 
for the most part, to listen to the Tt»ce 
of pasdoo, and to obey the dictates of 
rereng^ than they are to subdue their 
angry (telings, and to yield to the indu- 
ence of mercy. But Jcsui always 
taught the way of Qod in truth : the 
merdM are blessed. 

This is true of merey to the guilty 
and the injurious. If some have said 
that " revenge is tweet," they have said 
it ignoTsntly, and under the influence 
of a guilty and wretched infatuation. 
It may appear sweet for a moment, but 
afterwards it is bitter as gall, and veno- 
mous a* the serpent's sting. Unerring 
wisdom has decided that he who "mieth 
his spirit is better," in every respect 
better and happier, "than he that 
taketh a city." Anger, envy, hatred, 
malice, revenge, all the feelings and 
pasdons which are opposed to a merciful 
spirit, are exoessively cruel, and nccei- 
sarily destructive of the peaoe and 
happiness of him who indulges t)i'.*'n ; 


Iw is ftt onoe thui bUtc and ikax vic- 
tim, But bleaaed are the meroiful ; u 
thej' diffuM peace arooDd them, they 
eqJDj holy tTanq.uillit7 ia theii own 
breut«, The voioe of mercy is ever 
Bweet, and the mflueDce which she 
exert* ia always healthf uL 

How alyect and how wretched aie 
they who are ewily and always orer- 
oome of evil t How great, oa the other 
baad, is their moral worth, thsir real 
dignity and felidty, who can overcome 
evil with good ! Their happiness is 
not dependent on the state of things 
around them, their peace is not de- 
stroyed, no^ aie their spirits agitated by 
every wind that blows ; cultivating a 
meroiful spirit, they dwell perpetually 
in an element of tranquOlity and en- 
joyment. He who when reviled reviles 
not again, when suffering from injustice 
or malignity seeks not to avenge him- 
self, but thinks of the greatness of Itis 
own uns, and of the abundant mercy 
to which he owes all his happiness and 
all his hopes, and thus finds every angry 
and resentful feeling subdued, and a 
spirit of clemency gain the ssoendency 
over him, uid shed abroad her benignuil 
influenw on bis heart, so that he returns 
not evil for evil, but blesses those who 
curse him, and prays for those who 
dee{HtefuUy use him and persecute him. 
He must possess within his own breast 
a source of peace and eiyoyment which 
the world oonact give, and wiiich it 
cannot take away. Oh! happy the 
man who does not attempt to avenge 
himself, but gives ^oce unto wiatb, 
knowing who hath said, " Vengeance is 
mine, I will repay, loith the Lord." 
H^py h^ who does good to those who 
wish him and who do him evil ; who 
when his enemy hungers gives him 
bread, when he thirsts gives him drink, 
and thus heaps coals of fire on his head, 
and m^ts down the enmity of his mind. 
In such a man there is something god- 
like; he is truly a partaker of the 

divine nature ; " to forgive is divine ;" 
and with the divine spirit of forg^v^ 
nesB is ever sssooiated the divine 
blessedness. He who is merciful, lives 
above the regions of noise and strife. 
He has a shield against the moet ax- 
venomed darts of those who seek liis 
hurt, they cannot really harm him. 
Those ii^nries which disturb the repose 
and embitter the enjoyments of others, 
and make them truly wretched for 
Buooeasive days and nights, scarcely 
move him. He takes them to the cioes^ 
he looks to Him who, in the moments 
of his greatest agony, prayed 'for his 
murderers, saying, " Father, forgive 
them, for they know not what th^do," 
and recollects who bos said, that Jeous 
"went before, leaving us an example that 
ffo should fallow his steps," and that " if 
any man have not the Spirit of Christ 
he is none of his." He takes them to 
the mercy-sea^ and as he prays for for- 
givmeet^ he prays also for grace to 
forgive ; as he seeks mercy for himaelj', 
he shows mercy to others. Sltutd 
indeed are they who ore thus merci&iL 
The Father of mttoiea is also the Ood 
of all comfort. He who is love aad 
who delighteth in mercy is the Bltteed 
God. He, (m the other hood, who 
allows the sun to go down on his wroth, 
gives plooe to tba devil ; he permits the 
eaemy of all good, the destroyer of all 
peaoe, the murderer of souls, to get th« 
advantage over him, and to iiyure him. 
The some ia true of mercy to the 
dependent and the wretched. The 
mertsy which prompts you to weep with 
those that weep, to counsel and tQ 
succour the afflioied, and to sympathise 
with those whom you cannot comfort ; 
the mercy which prompts you to seek 
out the real distress that pines away in 
secret, and to contribute to the utmost 
of your ability to relieve the destitute 
and to cheer the disconsolste ; the 
mercy which brinp you to the chamber 
of affliction, to the £oucb of the nek 



wd Xha Ajing, and to the hooM of 
mowiuag — to weep and to iaetruct, to 
ranfort wid to pnj ; the tnercjwhioh 
prompts Ttmr ftrioiiB efforts to teaoh 
tbc young, to awaken the earelcM, to 
MmTiaee the impenitent, to reclaim the 
windenr, to heal the rick, to fced the 
fanDgrf, to olothe the naked, aa yon 
have opportunity t« "do good to all 
■en, eapeebJlr to thoae who are of the 
booaebtdd of fidth." TUi meroy la a 
■eoroa ttf the pnreet enjoyment to those 
who yield to its banign Influence. What 

mnality, of InxariouB ease and Indo- 
loM^ of proaperity and sptendonr, of 
aathoiity and powOT, oompared with 
the real ntiaftetion eiyoyed by him who 
ia of a merdfal spirit ! The happinese 
tt Ood himadf la the hapi^Mt of pare 
and active benevolence; it ia the happi- 
MR of unbounded mercy inooEBantly 
eierciaed. " My Father teeriteti hither- 
(«." He wyrit constantly, without the 
■lightest interruption, and he always 
««nb (food. " His tender merdes are 
ever all his works." 

Blessed, then, art the merciful. They 
input much happiness to others, but 
thej realise still more tftenuelves ; for 
"it is more blessed to give than to re- 
ee(v&" This is the blessedness which 
Ood tBjvyt, the ble«ednes> of giving, 
net (rf receiving. He reouves from 
■nw, he give* to all, and yet the bless- 
edness enjoyed by a oniverae of intdli- 
gant and htHj beinga is aa nothing 
coniparad with the infinite fulness, the 
n of felidty in whiah he 
D QoD ! 

say that it may be 
g to indulge in anoh 
reprwewtatifina — tnt wbm m^r Uw 
ftalitjr be lean t It ii ooe thing to ad- 
Bira amereiM ipirit, and qoite anotiier 
thing to bear mercy speak, and to see 
mavf move and act amongat the {diil- 
dien td men. Were these represent*- 
IMM nsr reaUMd 1 Was this mwdM 

disposition ever found In enr world f 
Tes, verily. It was foand in Jndea 
when Jesus was there, who went abont 
doing good ; an angel of mercy, the 
Ood of love incamnte I Preaching the 
gospel, pardoning the guilty, eoraforting 
the af&ioted, healing the sick, raising 
the dead, bestowing all blessingB both 
tOr time and for eternity. It was foond 
in Judea and Oalilee, multiplied exoeeA- 
ingly, when the twelve apoetlea, and 
afterwards the seventy dticlples, were 
Knt forth on the same embassy of 
mercy— to heal the dak, to cleanse the 
lepers, to raise the dead, to oast oat 
devils, and to preach, saying, "The 
kingdom of heaven is at hand." It waa 
found in the land of Uz when Job waa 
there; henoe ho says, "When the ev 
heard me, then it blessed me ; and when 
Um eye saw me, it gave witness to ma : 
beoause I delivered the poor that cried, 
and the fatherless, and him that had 
none to help him. The bleadng of him 
that was ready to perish came npon me ; 
and I caused the widow's heart to sing 
for joy. I put on righteousness, and it 
clothed me : my judgment was as a 
robe and a dindem. I was eyes to the 
blind, and feet was I to the lame. I 
was a father to the poOT i and the cause 
which I knew not I searched out" It 
was found in Jericho when Zaccheus 
was there, who said to Jesus, " Behold, 
Lord, the half of my goods I give to 
the poor ; and if 1 have taken anything 
from any man by fidse aoonsation, I 
restore him fourfold." It was found in 
Jerusalem when "the multitude of 
than that believed were of one heart 
and of one soul : neither said any of 
them that aught of the things whit^ he 
Msed was his own; but they hadall 
poommon. Nratberwasthareany 
among them that lacked ; for as many 
'ere possessOTS of lands or houses 
sold them, and bnnght the piicea of 
the things that wwe sold, and laid them 
down at the apostles' foet ; end distri. 



bution wu made to enrj nua Moording 
uhefaadaeed." It waa foundinJopp& 
nhen Poioas wu there, who " wu full 
of gaud trorks and alma-deeds whioh 
■he did." It was foimd la Cnsarek 
when CoroeliuB waa there, who wia " a 
devout man, and one that feared Ood 
with all hia houBC^ which gave mnoh 
alma to the people, and prayed to God 
alwa;*" It was found in Borne and in 
Ephesua when Onenphoma was there, 
who often refreshed Paul in hia bonda, 
and waa not ashamed of hia chain. How 
afiectionatelj, and how muoh in the 
spirit of our Lord's words, does the 
apoatle apeak of his oosduotl "The 
Lord give meroy unto the house of 
Onesiphonis ; for he oft refreshed me, 
and was not ashamed of mj chain ; but 
when he was in Home, he sought me out 
▼err diligentlj, and found me. The 
Lord gtant unto him that he may find 
mercy of the Lord in that day : and in 
how many thinga he ministered unto me 
at Ephenia, thon knoweat mrj wall" 

It is found wherever the spirit of the 
"good Samaritan" obtains, who, when 
he saw the poor man who had Ulen 
amongst tiuene, in his nakedness, his 
wounds, and hia wrrtchedneas, "had 
oompasdon upon him, and went to Um, 
and bound up hia wounds, pouting in 
oil and wine, and set him on hia owa 
beast, and brought him to an inn, and 
took care of him ; and on the morrow, 
when he departed, took out twopence, 
and gave them to the host, and said 
unto him. Take care of him, and what- 
soever thou apendett more, when I 
come again, I will repay thee." Kay, 
this merciful dispodtimi is found wher- 
ever the gospel becomes the power of 
Ood unto talvation; wherever that 
"charity" which ia "the end of the 
oommandment ;" tiiat " love " whioh ia 
"the flilfilUng of the law," prevails. 
Oh 1 yee ; it is tlie spirit of the goapd 
of our salvation. Happy they who 
live under its influenoe I 

■■ H* nith to &» mow, B« tbon on the tuth.'^-^ob auTil. t. 

This passage is very similar in style 
to that in Qeneais which has been ad- 
mired t^ eminent writers in all ages as 
truly euli^me, " Ood said. Let there be 
light, and there was light." We may 
consider the snow being on the earth a 
proof of the almighty power of God. 
Philosophers may account for it as pro- 
duced through the medium of natnral 
causes, but it ia not lees the finger of 
QoA. He is the great artificer, and 
those things whioh we term causes are 
the instruments to aooomplish his de- 

If we inquire into the effects pro- 
duced by the snow b^ng on the eortti, 
we are at onoo reminded that it, in 

many instances, impedes labour, and 
stops the progress of industry, it inter- 
rupts oommOTce, and, in many ways, 
frustrates the designs of men, thus 
proving bow weak and powerieii man 
Is before that Almi^ty Bdng who 
worketh alt thinga after the counsel of 
his own will, and who has all reaourooa 
at hia command. 

But how wonderfully is the goodness 
of God manifested by the lying of the 
snow on the earth. Snow ia actually 
given like wool, not'only as rc^iards its 
whiteness but its warmth. By it the 
face of the earth is protected, and the 
springing com is shielded, from that 
intense cold whivh might destroy it; 



ini wUk it pTotsote it fertiliiM, it nip- 
|ilki k inoiMurs to the groimd vhioh 
pnt TigDor to the pluit, uid it haa 
bcttt Kanuked, ttutt % wamj winter ii 
ihMMt alwa;! fiidlowed hj ta ftbandknt 

Ibe now maj ba oonridered u an 
■■blan of Qod'i dealing with bia p«o- 
ple. In hia infinite wiadom he iome- 
tiiMa ^weada » oovering over that 
wiiiA has been acoostomed to afford ui 
cDB&tt and aupport, but hj it he in- 
tada to EHrtUiae oar hearts. Let ua not 
then naoraanr and repine as if the day 
ot trouble ahoold never end. Who ia 
and an infidel aa to refiue to bdieve 
Aat tttt anow ifaall, after a aeaaon, be 
fiaaolnd t Who ii ao ignorant or un- 
nbaenant aa not to be satisfied of that 
t^ ai perienoB 1 Bat equally blind and 
i^unnt ia that eon ot affliction who 
tadaim^Hyaomwaaan nererbe dried 
np ; latlia' let him aay, " Weeping may 
endne for a nif^t, but joy owneth in 

Let every sorrow, every diapensation, 
be eonsdered with re&renoe to the 
dotica whidL it enbroea npon na. If, 
in oonaeqnenoe of the snow, our usual 
kvooatioiia are interrupted, let us view 
ouMlTea as called upon to eontider. 
Let the interval of labour be employed 
b fTi" ?i''ing oureelvea, in aaoertaining 
whether this almigUy Qod is our fatiker 
and oar friend, and if he be, in seeking 
Bwn intiniate oommunion with him. 
If it is a season of privation to many, 
kt tbe ennfixU with whiob we are sur- 
roonded excite oar gratitude. If many 
arc prwcoted by the indemenoy of the 
acaMofrom attepdtng in the honae of 
Ood, Jet those whoas privileges are not 
&ia abridged be oonoemcd diligently 
le improve the meani of grace. 8aah 
a iiaauii pecnliariy calls to benevolence. 
If the Boow on the earth atopa the pn>- 

greaa of industry, it muat, in many 
oasea, create dittrets in addition to that 
oooasioned by the ooIdneBB of the at- 
mosphere. Let thoae who hare it in 
their power feel it a privilege to relieve 

rants of the neoeaaitous. 

ir mindamay be profitably oocapied 
in meditating on those things which 

' ia employed ia scriptnre to illn^ 
trate. It ia freqoently uaed at an em- 
blem of parity ; thos it is implied in 
repreaentationt of the I>ivine Majesty. 
It is also uaed to ezpreaa forgiveneaa. 
It was onstomary in some nations for 
criminals who had been pardoned, to 
t^peat clothed in a white rob^ and this 
illostrated by Bev. vii. 14, " These 
are tiiey which came out of great tribu- 
lation, and have washed thor robes, and 
made them white in the blood of the 
lAmb." In lauah L 18, Qod says, 
" Come now, and let ua resson togethm : 
though yont rint be as aosriet, they 
shall be as white as snow ; though they 
be red like orinuon, they ahall be as 
wooL" This eqtreases the perfect 
purity of the man whose iniquity ia 
pardoned, and whose aina are blotted 
out. Heavenly glory, likewise, ia repre> 
aented by white robea; "and white robes 
were givot onto every one of them," 
Rev. vj. 11. 

As the snow will quickly psss away, 
ao let OS realise the fieeting nature of 
all terrestrial objeots ; and let uirejoice 
that the word of the Lord ahideth for 
ever, that as tbe nun cometh down, and 
the anow &om heaven, and retumeth 
not thither, and maketh it bring forth 
and bud, so ihall the w<»d of Ood be 
that goeth forth out of his mouth, it 
ahsll accomplish the moat important 
porpoees. Thus may we oonoder the 
mow as a pledge for tbe fulfilment of 
the divine word. 


" Thmkb are manj ttUeriaUont to kt- 
row," WM a faffsrer'i answer to the 
question, "Do jon not find tbo time 
long and weariMmel" 

Whether the nimibw of penona who 
oan redcoa the duroUoti of their iiiffer- 
inp bj jean, 1b greater now tban 
fonnerlj, we will not stop to inquire ; 
bnt, undonhtedlj, there are many that 
do tfaij. Tarioue, howerer, are the 
motiTM which may be a^ed on the be- 
lievar for patient endaranee^ even under 
the moit protracted niSering ; thoagh, 
■ometimes, the feeling of the muI to 
thoaa who would present relief ia, 
"MiseralileoomfortertaTeTeaU." Isnot 
the goepel luffioiant to afford Itelp 1 and 
ai lufferingB abound, ma; not consola- 
tione often abound alw} Moet oertainly. 
No woe ie n heavj but the loTing arm 
of Jesiu underneath can lighten it. 
But, first, it muat be inquired) Uai the 
individual, by the power of the Spirit, 
been led, M a gaUtj^nner,toresteolel7 
on Christ M an all-(niffioient Saviour 1 
Without this ground-work the super- 
■trnoture of true peaoe and eubstantial 
joj will be looked for in vain. Still 
thern may be some, who can say from 
the heart, Jssut ia my hope, and are yet 
test down by the long-oontinued pres- 
■ute of pain and weakness. Many 
tiiinga may prevent even the real Chrie- 
tian from realising an abiding appre- 
hension of the oomfbrting tnitbi of the 
gospel. Listen, then, while we try to 
find the eause of this disquietude, and 
may he who is emphatioolly " the Com- 
forter " remove it. 

The wHfW of affliction may not be 
r^htly nndehtood. Wereit not fbrtbe 
word of Ood, who would have ventured 
to say, that love ia inscribed on every 
rod with which our Fnther who ia in 
heaven chastens hia children 1 Oh \ 
oould this one troth become a living 

prindple in the heart, bow It wonM 
tighten sorrow ! Behold, the Oreat 
Sufferer ! Whence auoh agony aa hia 1 
" Qod ao loved the worid," is the only 
reply that oan be given ; and the aorip' 
tore wuTaats us to believe that the 
trials of every member of Ohtlit'a bedy 
emanate from the same aource. 

Again, do we see tiie ntetutty of tri' 
hulation t Dare yon say, believer ! 
such and fuoh a oross b not needflil fbr 
me ? Bow far would your heart hhn 
wandered from God, had not ttiat m^ 
throned idol been oast down 1 Where 
would the subtle inrinnationa of err o r 
have stopped, had not humbling trials 
kept you as a little child at the Savionr's 
feet, willing to leam of him 1 The 
world, also, with its nnneroos fascina- 
tions, has beguiled many a thonghtleaa 
one ; but eufi^ng luu nnlltted yon f o 
enjoy it, that the superior bleesednces 
of heavenly peace may be your portion. 
Let an, then, give thanks to God that 
his love is to great, that all needftil 
diadpllne will be need to train his chil' 
dren for their inheiitanoe. Many thingn, 
lawful in themselves, may engross so 
muoh of our attention, as that Qod'a 
glory may be forgotten, — luek aa the 
use of means for reoovery, the peeuliar 
■ymptoms of the ease, the kindnees or 
unkindnesa of those around us, nay, 
even the veriest trifle, which we Bbould 
heeitate to mention to our dearest 
friend, may inaidioualy lead the heart 
from Qod, if ^ere be a want of wstoh- 
fulnete and care. Never let there be s 
burden which Is not brought to the 
fympathidng " Man of aorrowe." 

Beloved oompanion in sorrow, are you 
«*tU^ that the Spirit of God should 
enable yon to r^oiee in tribntations 
also, and make you oontent with such 
things ae you have 1 Strange as it may 
appew, there oftea exiets an nnwiUing- 



mm to be as ^Mppy as Qod woald have 
OS lie. We are often nnwilUng, too, 
that all onr happiness should cone 
direct from the fountain of all good 
itadC Misj a painftil leeson do we 
nqoire, and, alaa I how frequently do 
we forget what the Lord has conde- 
Kended to teach tu by his ohastise- 
mcntB ! Hercdiu], long-enfierlng, and 
gradooa, is the oharaoter of him wHh 
whom we have to do ; therefora, let us 
mtne boldlj to his throne for grace, 
that we may be found patieat in tribu- 
htioD, njesoiiig in hope, eontinaing 
inst»nt in prayer. 

Serersl things of a secondary nature 
may be sofgeeted as helps t« the pre- 
rention of that waariaomanese iriif<di 
many imagine to be inseparable from 
protaBoted weaknees and suflfaring- 
First, there are few so constantly debi- 
litated, but that Bometimee tiiay may 
find an eooopatioB which will ool prove 
injoriona to them. CiroUmetances, 
tsetea, habits, and powers of mind and 
body, must, liowever, all be taken into 
account in tba dunoa of a pursuit ; and 
the deaite of the soul should ever be. 

"Lord, what wooldst tiou have me to 
do r' Again, though we would by no 
means intimate that tales of woe are 
the best and only subjects for conversa- 
tion in the chamber of affliction, yet 
would we recommend that some measure 
of interest should be taken in the wants 
and sufferings of others, that bleaainga 
poBsesBed by us may shine the more 
conspicuously. When the heart ia 
attuned to praise, afflicted Mend, try to 
count up youi mercies, and you will find 
them more than you oan express. 
Finally, as each revolving hour mcoeeda 
the past, the Christian has no more to 
suffer than his heavenly Father sees jut 
then to be needful for him. The suffer- 
ings of years, or months, or days, 
through which he has passed, need only 
to be remembered for the sake of &o 
lessons they have taught, and the profit 
derived, or aa inoentives to obey that 
gracious command, "Take so thought 
for the morrow." Oh ! that every 
exercised believer may be able to "walk 
worthy of the vocation wherewith he is 
called," in all his tribulations " looking 
unto Jesua." 0. T. K. 



Timul is CM vstjr important matter 
which is nwra fiiUy ill ust ratsd in the 
Epistle to the Oalatians than in any 
utber put of the New Testament, 
namely, the covenant with Abraham. 
Here we are taught that, when we read 
of the pnmiBea mde to Abraham and 
his aeed, we are not to understand his 
posterity, but <%rist, who was to spring 
from him. Acooidiugly, we find that 
the carnal or ertenal aeoomjdiriiment 
uf the pvpiiisis was confined to that 
brand) of Abraham's hmily from which 
Christ was to spriug. His other seven 
(•ma had no more interest in the promiEe* 

than the rest of tb» world. They 
might become the children <^ Ah>»lnii^ 
by Uth, but their carnal rdatton to him 
gave them no pre-eminenoe over the 
Gentiles, to whidi class, although Abra- 
ham's children, tbey aotsally belonged. 
In exact correspondence with this, the 
spiritual accomplishment of the pro- 
mises, adoption into Qod'e family, and 
the heavenly inheritanee, are oon&ied to 
those in whose heart Christ dwells by 
fiuth, who an one with him, members 
of hisbody, of hisfiesh, andof his bouM, 
and likewise one Spirit irith bim. — 
ExpowUion of tht EjritUt «* th« ff^Mfinu 


Ln otbtn M U*li pllut will 

Ttadi MMiUd nloRuUim tn« ; 
I mB*t m/ wbolt alntlBii itUl 

Bafn« mj biBit hid ftnmd nllsf 

Upon Ua mlmu light of itj ; 
Babn (Im ^BaKhlm ipnk mi Hnok 

To uiliuU m^ plutlt sUr 1 

Bli ligtoiu OS BriUaDU'i Ida ; 

To Ha tbali baaatoeu taapl* rlw ; 
Batoia Iba man •>! SUui triad 

To niH thali Babal to tba iklai ; 
Btbn the (UuU trad till aarth, 

Oi ilii lud suiaad tha M>1 floed ; 
Dafcn tha flnl o[ hamu birth 

Hid ihed bla bolj bnthafa Mood : 

aabn tb) tanptlBf fri 

Bdn* th* ronl aoDptati thiUlad 
With J07 tha bliat primanl fiii ; 

Bafora tba trvaa or flowan dlatUUd 
AmfaroHil ftigranaa on tba air ; 

Id ehH* tha daihiaaa o( tba iil|li( 1 
Bafora tba aoUr njw mn bada 

To jlald tha ^itam haat asd Ilahl 1 
Babn tha llmlHitjr vvlM hul aald 

" IlHt atom* Into woridi AoBld Jar 1" 
Balora tha anri nslt waa ifnad, 

Ori^oa raealTad Iba SnI-bBlll atari 

Bafon duMlon'a vast pTofomda 
Whiali naaon'i Una tan narar r« 

Baton tha an bi berond 
Im^liiiUan'i atmaat atnlcli ', 

na Qra«t Btaml Rxad hli km 

Hwted madlf at bla iHmd Ibnu 1 

Ha aa« nj rilanan, aaw nj follt, 

(Hov halooBi scna bat bacu tdl n 
Yai aUll Bsah aUooi UMIob t«t 

iM ButAad BM from tha daapMt baU I 
Hla wncal(> hud luaribtd m; urn* 

to hli own book a< lUa and paaaa : 
Tbm pra mf aonl (o Ohtlit tha lamh. 

Who lULSad tha act o( gnoa ! 
iai vhan Iba daatlnad tlnia bad nUad 

Tha SaTlov latt tha mrid oi hlfb, 
(0 lora onpanUalMI. antald,) 

Whieh dm ma torn tba dnad abfs^ 
And win to andlaaa ^0x7 laad :^ 

O whan WH arai loTa Ilka tUi F 
Boaallmaa thla lora ay haart aartaliia 

And drlTaa aaah linl mm bll aa 
Alai, mn ad ID, how bifrala li 

Tat mldat thaaa wudatliifi, tHo and baa^ 
JHt lora baa ■» matUioa kiuvB : 

The Btnam of hLe nnflilllBf gnoa 
StlU roll!, and iTar will roll on I 

Thoogh other rlran oaaM to nu. 

And oaHB-a eiTaniB aU ba diT; 
thaogh aarlh maj ta bar eanin groas. 

And llglilnlaff rand tha antra akj; 

To Sll anoaeaalTelj thla Bphtia, 

Though eouDllui worlda maj jet ba bioagb 
Xa«h roll Ita gmt ■ppolBlod jaar,— 

StHiia] agea 1 





Luke i. 1-25. 

1609, Fint number of Butiit Hu. tiubl. 
Vtm> in (outh-wMl ■rtiViuiuet/ 



GcD«k ii. 8-25, ilL 1—19. 

MooD-i fint quttter. 38 in. put 7, mottling. 

Lake i. 26-36. 



Ocdnd ill 80-24. i». 1-34. 

Lmkt i. 67-Sa 

Jupiter in >ODtb-eut it iDidaisht. 
Moon «t% IB m. put 2, rnomrng. 



Gened. w.. ri. 1-8. 

Lnkeil 1-20. 

Hdoq riMf, 54 m.^ IS. noou. 


GBMiiiri.9— 22,Tfi. 

Moon leti, 34 m. put 3, moroiH((. 

Luke d. 21-39. 



Genen* .iiL, ix. 1—17. 

Moon Hti, 4T m. put 4, tnoroiDg. 

Luk. iL 40-62. 




SuOdlT School UniDII iMtOBM, 

Lake 1. 1-23. Hmluhi iiL. i*. 





Mood hU, 5 m. put 7, morning. 

Lnk. iii. i-air 

Foil Moon, 50 m. put 10, nigbt. 



Job JL, in. 

Moon kU, 48 in. put T. morning. 
Frmtenul meeting of MiniMen at 4. 

Loke iiL 21-88. 



Job ir., T. 

London B«p. Af»., New Park St., (1 3. 

Lnk. It. 1-33. 

Moon liiet, 35 tn, put B, ewning. 


Th 8 5 


Moon leti, 17 m. put 9, morning. 

' 4 12 

LBk« ir. 33-44, T. 1-n. 

Moon riu., 4fl m. put 7, ereniog. 


F |» 4 


Moon Kti, 47 m. put 9, morning. 
Moon riKi, 9, erening. 

4 14 

Lpk. T. 13-39. 


8 6 3 


1689, -WiUiun III. uetnded the throne. 


Lnkeri. 1_». 

Mood rim, 7 m. put 10, night 


Jb 2 


SondtT School Union Lmhhx, 
Luke it I— 20, MiCTh r. 

4 17 



M 8 1 


1798, the Pope Expelled from Rome. 

4 18 

Lnke,L 30-49. 

Moon riui, mt midnifht. 


Tnl 8 

Job .a., liiL 1-16. 

Moon-i lut quarter, 54 m. put 6, momiug. 

1 4S0 

Luke Tii. l-3a 

Biptiit Mame Miuion Committee U 6. 


W; 7 69 

Job ™i 17—28, liT. 

Moon riRi, S4 m. put I, mnniing. 
Qaerterl, Meeting of ll.ptiit MW Com. 

' 4 21 

Luke Tii. 24-50. 


Th 7 S8 

Job XT. 


Luke liii. 1-31. 

Moon Kti, 18 m. put 13, noon. 



7 57 

Lnko tUI. 93—40. 

Moon riM, 36 m. put 3, morning. 


Moon Kli, 50 m. put 12, nnon. 



7 56 

Job i»iii., xix. 

ia«C Milei Co^iiEfe dfe^""'"'' 


Luke TJu. 41-5«, ii. 1—6. 



7 55 


Sundaj School Unini Lenons, 

Luke ii. 25-38, 1 SimuelU. 1-19. 





7 54 


Moon riK^ 7 m. put 6, morning. 


Lnkeil. 7-27, 

Moon Mta, 3, Bflernoon. 



7 53 


Moon riio, 53 m. put 6. moraiog. 

4 81 


leaOi Duke of Ken die*. 



7 53 


Ne» Moon, 3 m. put 10, morning. 
Lecture by Iter. J. Aldie it Miwon lions 

4 33 

Luke ix. 46-62. 



7 51 

Job im , »ir. 

Moon ii», IS m. put 8. moraing. 


Luko X. 1-34. 



7 50 


Moon lisci, 12 m. put 8, morning. 


Lake X. 35-42. 

Moon Mte, 14 m. poet 7, erening. 




Moon riee., 7 m. put 9, morning. 


Luke xL 1-28. 

Mooneete.24m.put8, erening. 



7 47 


Sunday School Union Leuane. 



MMtbew ii., Numben ixii. 1—21 . 



7 46 

Job xux., xi:i. 

mo, George 111. died. 

4 42 

Luke xi. 29-54. 

Moon eeti, 50 m. paet 10, erening. 





1649, Cbarlei L bebeaded. 


Lnke xli. 1-2L 

Quarterly Meeting of Baptiet Board. 



7 48 


Moan •et^ 6 m. put 13, morning. 



Moon'i tint ODirter, 43 m. put 4, aftemoOM . 


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Wood'«uli, repreeentiag the LaadKape 
Soenet Jrtm Origin^ Draunngi, or from 
Auihentia Engramngt; and the tubjeclt nf 
Natural Hielorf, Cottume, arid AntiquUiei, 
frim the beet learee*. To which are 
added Original tfelet, M^ ejcplanalorf, 
tn eonueaien with Ihe Engnmngi, oj rach 
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Antiyailiii 'qf the Saered Seriplurei at 
regaire obterealion. Bg John Kitto, 
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artd New Tttlimetiii, aeean&ng to the 
Au&oriMed Vertion; arranged in Para- 
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new televtion nf R^erenae* to parailti and 
ilhulTative paengei, Pnfaeei te Ihe leve- 
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It is with great pleuoie that we Bee 
tbcM works completed, to which the 
attention of our readers hu been re- 
peatedly directed, u BuooessiTe portions 
have appeared. They are, however, of 
sufficient valne to deserve now a more 
formal notice. 

Respecting the Hctorial Bible, we are 
almost inolined to think that one sen- 
tence m^ht suffice. It is a decided 
exception to the nle that no oonfidenoe 
on^t to be placed in title-pages. The 
title-page is a dagnerraotTpe miniatore 
of the work. For the sake of tome 
leaden it may be deaiiable, however, to 
add a &w words respecting the history 
of the pabUoatioB. 

!rhe Notorial Bible, in its otigiitsl 
form, differed materially in ita design 
from almost all popular expoaitiona 
which had preceded it. Thur object 
had been to inculcate what the authors 
belicTOd to be the true meaning of the 
sacred oracles, by showing that the text 
of scripture taught oertain doctrines, 
and led to certain conclumons. The 
dedgn of the Pictorial Bible wss to stop 
short of this, and merely to fumiBh the 
reader with each aasiBtaiioe as might 

[e him to deduce the instruction 
for himself which the test was int^kded 
to jdeld, and to form his own unbianed 
concluBons. An attempt was made to 
place the European in such drcum- 
stances as would enable him to diacem 
what an oriental would see intniliTely ; 

a man of the nineteenth centurj 
to see things as they would naturaOy 
appear to a contemporary of the inspir- 
ed writers ; to furnish all the light 
which could be imparted by an acquaint- 
ance with &cts, custom^ places, and 
other things known to men of general 
information to whom the scriptures were 
oiiginall; addressed ; but to exclude all 
the comments which philosophy or the- 
ology, whether true or false, had super- 
added. " It was earnestly desired," 
says Dr. Kitto in the prefiwe to the 
edition before us, "that the v<»rk should 
be rendered acceptable to all denominar 
tions of Christians ; and this important 
object has been sucoeaftilly realised by 
limiting its scope to those illustrative 
matters which are of equal interest to 
them all, and by abstaining from the 
doctrinal interpretation and theological 
exposition with which the pablio was 
already abundantly [sovided in many 
excellent oommentaiieswbich are among 
the cbief gkniea tA cor literaton." 



It WM « nluaUe rapodtory of infor- 
mation wtuoh wu preaented to the 
paUia under the name of The Piotorial 
Bible, tan jtmn ago ; and we deemed it 
oar datj to endeaTonr to promote its 
dionlation. It ia an improred edition 
of the aame woit, the lut Monthlj 
Put of vbkh now lies before us. We 
AaH giTe the moat ntiffaotory aooount 
<tf the altentitns effiaoted, bj oopTing, a 
pntion €it the editor's i^eboe. 

which fa 

' nctaii*! Bihla' fint iffttni, 

~ actiTitj b— baen nunifcited, 
iinti; uidXktrtMid, in uplaring 
* tf kmoirledgt contribatoc]' to 
I of the hiiAorj, gMgnpby, 
r, botu;, ethnogr^hj, utiqniliu, tnd 
entieiam of tiw ■■end toIiu 
TilrniiiM-nt ■ud elnddalian of Uu eoitomi ud 
Bmnen, Bod the pahUc tai ■ocwliDititntioiu, 
rf Ibc Hebnw people uid of the otber nitioaa 
wkoni lU In^nd fgtt bring befbra ui . All 
tUa hi* been nteiwd motl ohaerrutl; bj lh< 
(£t«r, who hH caDStutlr, in tlw conne of the 
UtaTeniBf jmii noted down whilenr he* 
fallMe nadar hk notiee. ot^hu been inggeeted 
b|r U^ own lefleetioa^ ■* tending ia laj d^ree 
7 tW ooeiectioB of hie Gmner newt, 

tke edition of Bi 

to keep the wiwk op to the rcqiuienieDle of tbe 

ffteeit dij, — 1« bring it men neiflj ' 

' :li thoee oo vbma reat tba re- 
■litiee of tlM anderteking might with to 

to be, • 

- Altboogh ■ work of Ibii kind dekla ehieflj 
milk whet the Qtnana wovld call Thing- 
Knowledge nther thu with what they ^Mki- 
gnfe u Wecd-Kainrledga, it !■ hut light to 
«■!■ thai the ' Fictcwi^l Bible ' ii not wanting 
in aad oritial laneike *■ nWf tend to dereldp 
lbs mnaing t£ the ■acted wrilen, or to ilsd. 
date what oe uaillf i^arded ae 'the herd 
teita' tt Kriptan. It ii eleo often foaod 
aaaatij to examine the woide of the origioBl 
teati el the oatiet of menj of the notea, aa the 
gnssdmric of (he cooclnnotu on material 
iBbjecti which theae nolee ainbodj. To tbeae 
oallcn, iaoeeeed ettcDUan bee been gi*ea In 
tbi new (ditieu ; and, teken altogether, ■ large 
hodj of critidun end exegeaia bee tlioa been 
■Isaet ineenaitdj fonned, wliich will, il la 
k*fa^ ttaiMt tbe work an acceptable help to 

withoBt in any defiree 
nan popnlar elementa 
hich b«Te eecnred for tbe ' Pictorial Bible ' a 
Tcrj Urge meeaiin of the public faToor. 

There ia no depariment of faiblicel litera- 

I in which nun adTaaee haa, of late jeare, 

been made, or on wbich more poblicaUooa hava 

ipjfeared, than in that noet intonating one 

leToted to the eumination of the literary hle- 

tory ud diaUagniahing drcnnutucea ef the 

eereral booke which compoee tbeeacrEdTdnme. 

1 the prceent edition of the ' Pietocial Bible,' 

ilarged conaideretion haa been, therelbn, ^Tea 

to thia department ; and tTCry book will be 

fomi^ed with a new end man copione intro- 

dactiaa, eifcndlng, eo br ae the plan of the 

work allowa, the reenlte of the beat infmnatioa 

with refennce to it, which lb* meat eanfal r»- 

■earch haa been eUe to euppi;, 

" The reanlti of the reaearch and labour ex- 
pended npon this new ediUoa will be ihown in 
a om^deiabte bodj of freah matter, eibiUted 
in aome thoamuda of new notee, and in addl- 
liona to, and impronmenta o^ a large namber 
of (be Dotea contaiaed in the oeipnal work. 
Space for thia haa been proiided, by as ectnal 
Increaee of tbe letter-prcH ; by tbe omlidan of 
one daea of woodcnta ; by the eaivfnl eaebtoa 
from tbe oiginal work of aaeb matten ea might, 
it waa judged, he ipared not only witbont loaii 
bnt with adTantage ; and by the pnuung and 

without eaaential elteratian. Theeffecteof all 
thia may be aeen in the tad, that In the Pen- 
tateuch alone, beaidea introdnctiDna oocupyiaf 
aeieral pagea, between foor hnndred and Sto 
hondred new note* haie been intmdneed, with- 
out tbe aacrlSce of any valnable matter con- 
tained m the original work, and with tba addi- 
tioa of a large number of really QlnatiatiTa 
angraTinga, which did not appaar >a that pnbU- 

Allaaon ii made in the preceding 
extrmot to the omisdon tX one dUea of 
woodcnta. The referenoe ia to the 
copies of hiatorical piotures bj the great 
mMtera of the art of painting, which, 
however admirable aa displaja of akiU 
were adapted to counteract the general 
tendency of the work, which wu to 
conrej correct Tiewa of the fiicts and 
inatinctions of the bible, respecting the 
introdaction of which we expressed our 
regret ia 1838. The present edition ia 
relieved from this incumbrBnoe. Dr. 
Kitto speaks <^ "these historioal wood- 



cilia, adnuTftble, no doubt, w norka of 
ut, bat imperfect u Tepreeeatations of 
nuumerB and costume." He observes 
that, " In an edition of the bible nhich 
aimed at the accurate illustratioD of 
such particulaTB, this class of engrav- 
inga was considered bj muxy otgection- 
able," and that their place is supplied 
" by a targe addition of real landscapes, 
and oltjects of natural histoij and 

For &milf use, we know of no expo- 
sition or commentorj that we should 
so cordially recommend as the Standard 
Edition of the Picbirial Bible ; and, in 
preparing for the pulpit, wo know of 
none that we should be inclined more 
frequently to ccmsult. For intelligent 
young people, sabbath school teachers, 
and public instructors of every class, it 
is invaluable. We trust that the persons 
on whom it devolves to select books as 
presents for ministers, will never forget 
it; and we heartily wish that every 
emigrant to a distant land could carry 
with him a copy. 

The new Par^raph Bible, though a 
work of very different character from 
the Pictorial, b one for the publication 
of which it is probable that many 
thousands of readers will have cause to 
be thaakfuL It would not be fair, 
however, to speak of its excellencies 
without adverting to a fact which will 
tender its use impossible to soma 
The gttitlemen engaged in its produc- 
tion have evidently sought the accom- 
plishment of two purposes : one, to 
cause it to comprehend a large amount 
of iurtmotion ; the other, to make it 
very convenient for the pocket. Both 
objects have been attained. It is of 
■mall weight, and small bulk, very easy 
to be carried from place to place ; but 
it was impracticable, even with the 
Uaokest ink and the thinnest paper, to 
eomprise so much in a book of its 
dimen^DB without using a type which 

could be available only to those whose 
sight was neither naturally defective, 
nor deprived of its pristine vigour by 
long continued exertion. There was a 
time when some would have delighted 
in it for the very qualities which now, 
alas I will cause them to turn from it 
with a sigh, or to ask, Did the Commit- 
tee of die Bdigious Tract Society intend 
it as a delicate admonition to persons of 
a certain standing — a hint that, how- 
ever little they might have suspected 
it, old age was beginning its operations 
upon them, and it behoved them to 
renounce the fcncy that they were still 
in the full possession of their powers ? 
There is, however, a. very large class — a 
class which if it is losing some of its 
members is always being replenished by 
the accession of others, to whom it wiU 
be highly acceptable. The following 
extract from the Preface describes cor- 
rectly the peculiarities of the work. 

« It only nmuiu to point oat lbs dvtia- 
IpuitiiiiR ftitani of tbii editioa of the Holy 
Scriptum. While it U ■ conoet reprint of (be 
■atlurind mmm, it diffcn in the amuigeinnit 
of the text from the commim edition* in two 
perticnUn !-l. Like other booki, it ii dirUed 
into putgr^bi, sccording to the cbugei in the 
•abject or paasei in the nuntire ; the chapters 
ud verK* bung metfccd in Itw mir^n for 
ftcUity of rcferance, B. The poetical pxrti, 
nch u the Book of Job* the n>lmi, end the 
gnttti put of the prophraei, ue printed, 
■ceording to the attunl order cf the nrtginel, 
in FualleUiBu ; by wbicb the raeuijng ia oflen 
more perfectly Mcerttiaed, and the epirit and 
beaoty of thia dirine poetry mart (blly eihi- 
Uted. KHee theGenenlFie&cetatliePoetieta 
Book! at page! 361, 3S3.} It it well known 
that the dhifloni into chapter! and Ttnet are 
no part of the original torn in which the eciip. 
tsree were giten. The preient diiiiion into 
chapten *raa made by cardinal Hngo abont the 
yeu 12S0; and the preaenl airangemeut of 
Teifei originated wilh Robert .Slepheni, a cele- 
brated pinter of Fati% who thai divided an 
editioa of the New Teitanient printed by him, 
A.D. 1591 : bat he placed the fignrea in the 
mainin, «i in the prcaml edition, wilhsat 
formbg every rerae uto > diatinct paragraph. 
The method now commonly in nae wie flrat 



ahiUMd in tl« Ocncn Englkli BSHe, printed 
iboBt the jeu 1560. 

*" It win wImo tw obaerredr tbftt chaDgn in tht 
VfmoRit, Bad in the licuB or place oT the 
umtiTC, an nui^td ij tbe fint votd of ths 

' TUi edition ii rarther dutingaiiliid bj tn 
tiliRlj nair iclcctian ef Rcfenncu to PuaUel 
ud lUuitntiTe Pmaago. Such nrcrcnco an 
</ fnnt OK to all wbo dnirii (a itudy the 
■uiyluts >ccoiatcly and derply ; making 
KiiftUB ill own inlcqint*r ; Btqnentljr Ihnnr- 
ing a — 1^'*'— '—J li|bl spoD tba mtaning of 
bpotcd pfg'n i and, in nuij caict, bring- 
bg out, in a mtpriaing mioncr, itrikiog coin- 
cUmcci. Experience bu (hotrn how mach 
[■ufaiiiii J ma]' be nude in tbat kncmltd^ 
vhiA maka iiiae vato MlntiDD dmplf by a 
fnjtrfiil stndj of Ibe tcriptnrei in thii man- 
Btr, Bithoiit anj> other cammentuj than what 
tbc diffi-iY&t parti of the lacr^ volume mnCu- 
allj fnmi^ In the pmrnt work, while 
Bcnlj *aW UlnilimtiDn baa not been ueglece- 
cd, Iba princtpal aim bu been In gin thoie 
irfenncta vbich eibibit tioiilaritj in kok, 
and wbicb, bv eonapariaon, tend to iUnjtrate the 
tnth of the text. 

■* Aa a f BTther aid to tlie reader, the Hargtnal 
Btitingi and tiwulationi of man; of Ibe 
Bib** Bainai,wfaidi feroied pirtof the arigini] 
work of onr Engliil) (lautlaton, bare b«tn 
JMcrted : — rach of tliera m appear to conrej- a 
HatcriaUjr tmprtiTtd rendering, or to illaitrate 
tbc poMge, being incorporatnl within bracketi 
ia tb* teat, aa ai (o meet Ibe mdet") tjc in the 

beiag intTudaocd among ibe Rfcrencei and note! 
M the foot of the page. 

" Tb* Short Notea inteiqieniid throBgbont 
the nbaat, thoogh occapying no verj ecu eider- 
■Ue bulk, ban not been cmoidled witbont 
grtal isre and labour. Thtir gcnenl abject 
hat been, ao {iu *• the ipace wonld allow, to 
giti impnned rtDderingi in many inatancea 
wher* lb* aatboriacd Tcriian b concnred to be 
MictiTe, to elucidate diSealt panagei, and in 
ethtrwaya to a£R»d expIanatiaD and illuttnlion. 
Tb*)' *3I be Ibnad ta be mon nDiueroua and 
III) will apoB the New Tntament, eipccia:!]' 
tbc ^iMlc*, tlHU npou tbe OM. 

"Tb* PRfaeci la tbe ntptcliTa booki bare 
kten fciigiii il to fnroitb brief but cooiprehcn- 
dn intndnetiani, embisciDg a ihort analyiii 
•f each boob: in preparing which, one aim, 
iBDBgit othrri, hai been to attain the ohjtcl* 
dwjUi ed bf birikop Ftitj in the preface to bii 
•Icj to tbe New Tealament t' — ' A clear 
bundnetor; ilinatielion o[ the aemal booki, 
ibomaf tbe dengn of their writni, tbc nalorc 
rf Ibetr cootenli, and whataocrer df« !■ pre- 

Tionily nccenaij to their being read with 
nndcntanding, ii a work tbat, if well eiccntedi 
mnat prove tbe beat of eommentaiiei, and fre- 
quentlj aupcrwdc tbe want of aoj. like aa 
intelligent guide, it direda the tcader ti^l at 
kit £nt letting ont ; and tiierebj nrei him the 
trouble of mnch after iuqnlij : or, like a map 
of a oonntijr tbnnigh which be i* to tratel, if 
conaulled bcfonband, it gi«« bim a general 
riew of the joumcy, and prerenta bil being 
afterward! loet and bewildered.' " 

The divuion of the sacred text into 
cbftptera and verses, as in our common 
bibles, often intcmiptB the reoder'a view 
of the connexion, and conduces to tbe 
baneful practice of contemplating Uie 
dictates of inspiTation in small brokea 
fragments, vrithout regard to the scope 
of the passage in which thej occur. 
The Tract Sociutj published an edition, 
a little more than ten jea,TB ago, giving 
the version in coiuman use vithout U17 
other alteration than the division of the 
text into paragraphs only, the figures 
denoting the chapters and verses being 
dismissed to the margin, and the print- 
ing of the metrical parts id parallelism^ 
according to the originiiL To that 
edition we gave, at the time, our cordial 
recommendation ; but it does not poBsess 
the accompanimente which impart to 
this work its peculiar value. The plan 
sketched above appears to have been 
executed ;with great care and sound 
judgment. The labour bestowed upon 
it must have been immense. The Pre- 
faces to the various books of scripture, 
especially, will be found valuable ; aa 
will also the oocaaioaal notes, the chro- 
nolc^cal tables, and the mape. 

Tin Bhudg Tentnl of Peiieculutnfor Caiiit 
<^ ConteXeatt Ditcauedt and Mr. CotUm'» 
LtUtT Examimd and Ananered. By 
ROOEB WlLLlAHS. Edtlgd fof l/ts Maf 
urd KmIIj/i Satiitf, bg Edward Bea» 
UndtrltilL London: Pijnted for tbe 
Society. 1643. Oro., pp. 439. 

Tnenon this work is not to be pur- 
chased separately, yet aa it and another 


of the ume nza maj be obtained hj 
the pftyment of one jeat'e nibecriptioi 
to the eodet^ — & sum not larger thai 
that uBuall/ oharged for one octavo 
volume — and ae we deeirfl foi it an 
teniiTe drcoUtion, it seems to us quite 
consistent with the design of this de- 
pttrtment of the Magazine to introduce 
ft here to the attention of out readers. 
We have thought, however, that nothing 
we could say In Its commendation would 
be so oalcnl&ted to promote a desire fat 
its perusal as to exhibit its anthor to 
view in the soenee described in our first 
artide this month, and in those which 
we hq>e will appear in February. 

IHm Hanserd EnollTS Sodety has, b 
this eas^ interposed to save from ex- 
tinolion [rfeoes which obtuned 
limited oiroulation two hundred years 
ago, but of which it is believed that 
there are but three ooiuee in this ooun try, 
and but three others in America. The 
first was published in 1644 ; It is en- 
titled, " The Koudy Tenent of Persecu- 
tion for Oanse <^ Conscience, discussed, 
in a Conference between Truth and 
Peaoe ; who, in all tender affection, 
present to the High Court of Parlia- 
ment (as the result of their disconrse), 
these (amongst other passages) of high- 
est oonsIderatioD." The leading princi- 
ples it was intended to establish are 
these : — " That the blood of so manj 
hundred thousand souls of protesUnts 
and papists, spilt in the wars of present 
and former ages, (br their respective 
conscienoes, is not required or accepted 
by Jesus Christ the Prince of peaoe ;" — 
that " all civil states, with th^ officers 
of justice, in their respective constitu- 
tions and administrations," being 
essentially oivil, "are not judges, 
governors, or defenders, of the spiritual, 
or Christian, state and worship ;" — that 
"it is the will and command of Qod, 
that since the coming of his Son, the 
Lord Jesus, a permission of the most 
pagaailh, JewWi, Turkitb, or anti- 

ohristian conscienoes and worships^ be 
granted to ail men in alt nations and 
countries, and they arc only to be fought 
against with that sword which is only, 
in soul matters, able to oonqoar, to wit, 
the sword of Clod's Spirit, the word of 
God ;" — that " the state of the land of 
Israel, the kings and people thereof, in 
peaoe and war, is figumtive and cere- 
monial, and no pattern or precedent for 
any kingdom or civil state in the world 
to follow ;" and that " Qod reqnireth 
not a uniformity of religion to be 
enacted and enforced in any civil states" 
but that "enforoed tmifbrmi^, soonor 
or later, is the greatest occasion of dvil 
war, ravishing of oonsdenoe, persecu- 
tion of Christ JesuB in his servants, and 
of the hypocrisy and destruction of 
millions of souls." 

Ur. John Cotton, an independent 
minister of ability and influence at 
Boston, endeavoured to oonfut« the 
doctrine of unrestricted and univtnal 
liberty in religion for which WilliamB 
pleaded, confining the toleration which 
he advocated, as did most of his brethren 
in England at that time, to those who 
were "sound in fundamentals." His 
language was, "Wc readily grant you 
liberty of conscience is to be granted to 
men that fear Qod indeed, as knowing 
they will not persist in heresy or tur- 
bulent schism, when they are convinced 
in conscience of the sinfulness thereof. 
But the question is, whether an heretic, 
after once or twice admonition, and so 
after conviction, or anyother scandalous 
and heinous offender, may be tolerated, 
either in the church without ezcommu- 
nioation, or in the oommonwealth with- 
out such pnnislunent as may preserve 
others from dangerous and damnable 

The arguments of Mr. Cottonln bvour 
of this doctrine and its OMkoomitaot^ 
Williams, respeetfkilly and kindly, bu4^ 
aa it appears to ne, most triumphantlj 
refutee. He introduoesinto the diaGii»- 


ion of "A Model 
of <3hitc1i and (XtU Power, oompoGed 
by Hr. Cotton tad the Ministen of New 
IhglaBd," in which the^ m tin tain , 
tnt« ** baih power to forbid all idola- 
troofl and eormpt aMembUee, who ottbi 
to pat themeelTeenndertheir patronage, 
and aluUl attempt to join thenuelrea ijito 
a c^nrdi-eBtBte, and if they shall not 
heathen, to force them therefrom bj the 
power of the eword ; for," they add, 
"our tolerating manj religioos in a 
(tate in aeTerel chtnchea, besides the 
prorokiiw of Ood, maj in time not only 
Hxrapt, leaven, divide, and m> dectroj' 
the peace of the churches, but also dia- 
scjye the continuity of the state, eepe- 
oall/ oars, whose walla are made of the 
Jtones of the chnrchee, it being, alio, 
cgntnuj to the end of our planting in 
tUi part of the world, which was not 
onlj to enjoj tb« pore ordinances, but 
to cfgo7 them in all purity," All thii^ 

with many kindred opinions, aooh w 
" the power of the magistrate to oompd 
all men within his grant to hear the 
word," and "to reform things In the 
worship of God in a ohuroh ooirapted, 
and to establish the pnre worship of God, 
defending the same by the power of the 
sword against all those who shall attempt 
to corrupt it," is answered by WiUianu 
In a masterly style. We are delisted 
to find so mnch consistency in hie viewi^ 
and Bach developments of noble prin^ 
pies, to which at the present time a 
large portion of mankind is beginning 
to show a willingness to hearken, and 
with which it becomes all who de- 
Bre to be bene&ctors to their generatim 
to make thenuelvea fiuniliar. 

We cordially thank the editor for hit 
Ubonrs,and renew our advice toall who 
can afford it, if they have not done so 
already, to enrol Utemselves among the 
supporters of the usefiil sodety ftom 
whioh this publication e; 


7k fToy ■>/ FaUhi or Oit Abridgid Biblt. 
iiiatBiBiiMI SeheMn* fitm all tiie Both of 
Hbly Writ. By Dr. H. BoDiKOEB; tnat- 
Jkudftom (Ac Fiflk Gtnum E^Hm bg 
DnadAilar. SpteiaUi/ KacHmtd bg "^ 
Set. Dr. AUer, Chirf BabK of tlu Unittd 
Cmanga^iomt of At Brilah Empirt. In- 
laJid for tb* um of Japuk StieoU and 
FmmiKn. LanAn : B. Bi«>tci snd Soot. 
Bto.,pp. ITU., 374. 

l%t oBpOw aC lUs work oksoTM tbM ttw 

bsm tht MCTcd TclunB it isSiaeDt. WHh 
tktm vitvj he bu coinpiled ta epiloue of iBered 
UMorr, bt the mast part In tlia vordi oT Ktip- 
•__ I_i b_ itu _^ I I -r k;^_ ._j 

morali, jodidoiulf utcotcd. It hu bt«n 
tnnilaltd Into lb* EsgUdi )Mata^» at lie *g^ 
geation of the blgfaeat Mckwiilkal andunl^ 
■moDB ibe Jtw* of tbif coDiiUy, and, 1«qIii|[ 
&om tha prca nnder bii unction, may be i«- 
nrdrd u ■ concmrion to Ibe ijiSrit at tbe aga. 
But wbat itrikct □■ m nort mniikabla In it 
1^ tbat we cannot find in II a Bag]* MDttsca 
baying refiRDce to " Ihe Hope of laraeL" 
Neitber in Ibe tut nor in tbe note* da we find 
urlhins to eidte or rtierljb the eipcctatioa nf 
■ Mtaaiah. There an aome xutencei which Wa 
iDterpcet it banng nftienee to Urn and bli 
kineoom, bnt at tbey an beia iDtrodncad Ibay 
wo^ not hare anggnled Ibe Ibongbt of a Di- 
liTcnr bud we not jireTioni]; mlirlainad it. 
The hope to long cbeHibed bj the deaeandantt 
of Abnbam aniean to bava &d«d away. 
There it aometblng melancholy hi the Ihowbt; 
and jct. pobapa, the renoudatioB of the deln- 
liie expceUtioai tbat have exitted tatj prepan 
Ebe waj for tbe recognition of bini whom uej 
biTe ^eiced and p c n ete i lngly rejected, bat 


CniiMka ef Anmal Lift ; wAA Oe ncal 
Dittmtria of Vit STii.-meBpe. LoadoD : 
R. T. 8. Ifimo., pp. 1S3. Cloth. 

Mid; rcnurLtble porlioni of nitunl butory 

arc deieloped nnit eipliincd in thta Tolume, 
whieb, thongb illuttnted by tht nnnerona 
woodcnti, ii Dot m, bc»k for mere childmit bat 
Tor JDUDC pcnODi of foattccn jean old ind op- 
wudt. It tmu of lh« PhcDomtaa of IMe, 
SpODgei. Conllino, Anemonici, Cormli, Ptm- 
litHj And Animilrnlft of Tanoiu kiodfit bring- 
ing Id Ti«w, in th*Diiiinl« workaof lbs Cmlor, 
wonderful tokena of bii power, wUdom, uid 

Mntbtj StnttT pp.'l 

The icent elenlion of tbia nin'i nephew 
to the office of Fmideot of the Fnncb Bepnb- 
lic> iDTeiti the emperor bimielf with renewed 
intemt. Thit pnbliC4tion ii, tberefon, Kuon- 
abte. It i> written wilb candour, and it girei 
in ■ unall compu*, a comprebenain Tiew of 
the wairioi'* ebacaetet and ichieniMDla. 

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A cheap edition of a work which waa enm- 

lember, 1847. It ia an eloquent Tindicatioo of 
Olirer Cromwell from aipmioDa by which the 
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sjux OF tomm wonbv. 

We take the following from The Chnstinn 
VitchiDBQ nod Re6ect(iT, pnbliihed at Bo*- 
lon, NoTember 2, 184B. 

"New YoTi, Oct. 27, 1848. 

" The papers of lart Moaday moming an- 
noqneol that a puKic meeting would be held 
I. .u : ( jdg Broadway Tabernacle, 

ohmt, where their condition would be 
erm than that of alarerj. Tbe anno 
RWDt drew a crowd to the Tabernacle. The 
two goda in queation, with four brothen^ were 
of that party of ilaTea who attempted to ea- 
eipe from the District of Columbia, in the 
•cbooDcr Pearl. They are daughten of aa 
old mao by the name of Bdmonaon, are mem- 
ben of the methodiit epiacopal church, hare 
■ttractiTenuuinenaadpenani,aadare valued 
al 3-250 doUua. 

and with no little emotion addiaoed the at- 
tentiie audience in ■ moat fordble and el^ . 
laent ipeech which woa raceiTed with thun- I 
den of applaiue. It uenu acme objected to 
■■iMiiitl Iheae girti becan» Ihey had alteoipt- 
ed to Mcape from their owner. Mr.B.replied 
to tlw objectioD in Ihii way : ' Suppow that 
I had a aoD. He adienturei the tea, ia 
wrecked, eoilated. Suppose that 1 hear from 
kim, that he pinea in hia chaiaa, that he ii 
>di at heart, that hia cheelci become hollow 
with giief, that life ii a burden. 0, then, with 
aj bther^ feeling ahall I not bewail hia 
captirity, ihall I not luffec eren more than 
U? Bat nippoae lome one should inform 
nt that he was contented and happy, that he 
frew bt upon it, that be aaid he bod leaa 
woA to do there than at home, with ptenlf 
la nt and drink. What should I as a father 
n;) <Whr, that he wai changed in hi« cradle. 
He ia no son of mine.' 

" It had been wggealed that this case would 
he a precedent, and that we should ha con- 
Uantly railed oa to buy slarea. Mr. B. con- 
KitnA thia a peculiar ease ; he had not heard 
rf a OBulBr, and doobtcd if a parallel wnuld 
oAen occur. A sale by human fleah dealers of 
Ctiristiaa girls I I lore to repeat the ejiilhet 
CbriMian girl^ Christian slaves. After consi- 
dsring oSaB preliminaiy questions, he cnme 
U (he case before his audience ; and said he, 
" Fdlow-ciUiens, do you know that all that 

I goes to make a man, except his dcathUaa lore 
of liberty, goea to make him a better alare. 
I The strength of limb, the roundneat of muscle, 
I mind, tender alFecliorLS, sympathy, all this is 
so much fet laid upon ibe ribs of slareiy. 
Here, at the uorth, to be of comely pieaenM 
18 considered a bleaaing ; there, at tbe aouth, 
so much taaoej ii made of it in the market. 
A alaic will bring all the more for being such 
a fine-looking num. I droop to think what 
abominable use is made of such a reconi' 
mendation, if the slare chances to be a woman. 
That which excites among us the profouadeat 
respect goes there to augment her value — not 
OS a wife, not as a slater — but for purpose* 
from the bare idea of which the virtaou* soul 
revoltf. In the alave girl, beauty, reGne- 
ment, is not matter of respect, but of OToflt. 
And suppose you add thrift, skill, intelli- 
geni«. Here, at the north, we t^e all tbii 
as so much added to the man ; but there, the 
there is of thrift, of skill, of intelli- 
gence, of enterprise, the higher price in the 
markeL And then, if in addition to all, he ii 
only docile; if he will be a planning machine, 
and not a running-away machlae, he is the 
very perfection of a slave. There are great 
I adraatages in slavery, but nimble legs we a 
great drawback upon its proGtableQest. Ifa 
I slave has all these excellent properties and no 
lore of liberty, there is nothing else to be 
desired. Yes, there is. What is it t What 
else can you desire 1 — When you bring him 
on the stand, he goes up to 600 dollars. Yon 
describe his phyucal perfections, he tonehes 
£50 dollam. He ia intelligent, skilful, docile; 
he goes up to 700 dollan. Then add, he isa 
pious member of the methodist episcopal 
church in good and regular standing, and 800, 
900, 1,000 dollars is bid. 

" In the course of his address, Mr. B. in- 
troduced the letter of Bruin and Hill, the 
slave dealers, io which they agree to detain 
(he girls a certain number of days for a cer- 
tain sum of money paid in hand. After com- 
menting on the letter, Mr. B. sa^s ; 'Would 
to Qod Sbskspeare were still bring t Two 
words of such a letter would have luggeated 
to him the most powerful drama ever written. 
This Bruin isn man. Satan has entrapped 
him — not entrapped, such as he walk wiUtng- 
ly into his toils — he has been beguiled to say, 
and put it in wiiting, that he hoa purchased 
a man's dnugblera and refuses to let their own 
&ther hove them.' 

In concluding hit appeal Hi. Beechei 



that DO piiceleM than three thousand doUan 
would parcbaM them : suppoae all thu, and 
act OB fou vould tbcD. Irixik at thu poor 
old man. Hii wnt nn long ago told ai 
BlaTci to lab«iu OD the loutbeni plantations. 
His daughten, unlcai we can do something tu 
detain them, miist go loo, to a wane hte. 
But I tniU in God, and 1 trust in jou, that it 
■hall not be heard ftom New Yorlt that an 
appeal like this was made in TSJn, and that 
joa will make it heard that thne girls must 
not, shall not b« slaves— that thej shall be 

" Other penons besides Mr. B. spoke on 
Ihia taleneliag and exciting oceaaan. The 
Maott was that the desired sum was raited, 
and the two girls are nor enjoying their 
fteedom. It is eTldent that oecunences like 
thii are doing rerj much to open the ejea of 
thil community to the horrora of alaTerj, par- 
ticutarl; those horrors connected with that 
flue to which these beautiful inuUttoea would 
btvebeenconrfgned. The lightCTconplaiion 
of th» female oApring of thcae girls would 
bars beeo lure to entiiil on them a like dea- 

The Cathollo Hetald makes the fbllowlng 
ligoiBaiat acknowledgment with respect to 
the prMpect< of obtahiing American youth, 
bom and educated undei fit* influence of free 
Inititutions, to enter uptm the priesthood in 
that church : — 

" We haTemanjf colleges scattered throu;:h 
the land, at which hundreds of youth annuallj 
finish their education ; but how very few of 
them embrace the ecclesiastical state I Our 
ecclesiasticBl seminaries generally contain not 
more than ten or twelve itudenta. And of 
this small number, very few, we believe, be- 
long to lamiliea long resident in this country. 
If early all of them ore young men, who have 
been led by charilT and leal, (worthy of all 
praise,) to leave their land and theii kindred 
for the misuonary life of our country. But 
where are the young men of American birth, 
Ot at least of American education ? They 
•re not to bo found, (with but few eicep- 
tioni^) among those who have devot«d them- 
MlTaa to the eectasinstical ataK." 


It affiirds us pleasure to sse in the Chris- 
tian Watchman the following Item from a 
wtrespondent at Philadelphia : — 

"The subject of church discipline ii un- 

differiog conaidetably from the other ; so that 
it is difficult to act on them, nnd a growing 
number of brethren are resolved on setting 
both aside and persaading the churchea with 
more devotional (are to study the New Testa- 

" Somewhat mora than forty yean afo, a 

baptist minister in New Jersey wsa com- 
pelled, by the failure of health, to remove hu 
re«dence to the vicinity of thi^ city. De- 
voted to hii Matter's cause, and enjaying 
high spirits and loving activity, he looked 
around him, nnd bcgnn to preach in school- 
housea and cottages. Onecnnvenian happily 
succeeded another, till a doien baptiied b»- 
lievers were constituted into a church ; a 
beautifnl house, some sixty feet square, waa 
erected, and the now healthy minister again 
resumed the nffioa of a Christiiin bishop. Like 
Goldsmith's village panon, 
'B* ua'w bas shsagid, nor wlihsd la ehange 

"The little church has grown to number 
some two hundred and fifty members, the 
house has become well filled with an intelli- 
gent and wealthy congrc;^lion, and several 
hundred children every Lord's day meet in 
its Sunday-schools. It would be difficult to 
■ay whether the pastor or the flock bear the 
most affection to the other. But to the scene 
we wish to describe. 

" On lut Lord's day morning, the congre- 
gation assembled as usual, and even a, stranger 
might have seen that something more tlian 
usual was !n progren. At length entered • 
venerable old gentleman, resting on a long, 
strong Staff, wearing a largo blue cloak, and 
having on his head a silk cap. He slowly 
walked up the aisle, and presented himself to 
the people, feeble, attenuated, and having 
the remains of a fearful wound on his right 
temple and over his eye. As he quietly 
seated himself on the sob under the pulpit, 
lite whole congregation wtu bathed in ttars ; 
and well they might be, for this worthy old 
man was none other than their beloved pas- 
tor. Seven weeks had he been detained from 
the sanctuary. So long ago was he wounded 
while travelling in the service of his Master, 
by a kick from a horse, one hundred and Rltj 
milea fi«m home. The loss of blood, six 
days' deprivation of reason, and powerful 
medicines bad made sad havoc on his tnmt ; 
hut by the tender mercy of God, he bad *o 
far recovered as once more to niMl the holy 
flock. A few moments passed in deep, so- 
lemn ■itence, when a fine, gentlemanly, white- 
headed old man, who hmiself had pasicil 
through ughty-two yeon^ and who had joM 



cordidlf ihoolc the old bithop bj the hani], 
Uond Bf, and icad, with aireet anil camsat 
toui, the b jmn : 

' Ood OWTM la ■ mrMarlou nj.' 
«hi<h baring been luiif;, the vcneralilc (!e:icon 
kuth don and aoleimilf returned thunka lo 
Uod that he h«d once more bteit tbcm with 
the H^ht of theii beloved paelnr. lie rose, 
and again deep ailetice preraili^. every eye 
m fixed on Lbe wortlif paitor of the flock. 
He looked amuud htm, and in tender Iremu- 
toiu lonea, which, ahu ! could not half fill the 
hoiue, eipreaaed fail gistitude to God, who 
had once more pcimittcd hint lo look upon 
l1i«D, declared hia inability to addree* them, 
ud ipoke of the probability of hIa no more 
ipeakii^ ' the woldi of thia life.* He doaed 
tn- tnlrodudng to tbem the preaulier (or the 

* The aervice proceeded, and at the doae 
of the lait prayer, the venerable tnan again 
n»e lo announce the preacher of the neil 
nbbatb, and to bespeak for him a lai^e and 
■Ucnlive wi i m ie g ation. The benediction was 
pnmtiuuced ; and now wa beheld a accne 
aiiich no languago can daacribe. Hen, 
werncn, and children flocked around him, 
■Ddiog and weeping, to ihake him by the 
Uad, to fEJoica in hia return, anil to prsjf for 
ha perlact iscorery. Never did age, youlb, 
and childhood iDora heartily unite in any 
dftst tlan in tbU. Here waa the venen^le 
Ifacbar of three aiccoaive generation!; noi 
amid one fonn an idea who loved him 
nuit, the gnndaire who recollected the 
■tractiona of ibrty yean ago, or t' ~ 
irudioa juat able to utter the . 

Notie but an affectionate piutor, nf 
lading, could have excited 
lOne but a church well-rooted 

d (raiuiSed in holy inrtructiooi, imparted 
throuf^ life, could have felt ai tliay did. 
Hay the vMetsbLa Harstio G. Jane* yet 
kog piaadi lo liia affectionate mid ottaclied 
Ekaiga at Lovei Herion, and at aome &r 
diaaot day lejoiGe in laying dowu fall charge 
and hit life, aaiid the tear* of hi* flock, and 
ne lo IwaT Uie plaudit of ' Well done, good 
aad fiuthful aervant; enter [thou into the joy 
rflhj Lord.'" 

a Utile , 

and (rounded 

The New York Racoider oontoina the 
Ulowing inteieding letter from Boalon, dated 
October 2 lal. 

" At Otrn Miling of dw miNiamriai laat 
walk. Bar. Dr. Poor, who baa been a toboaiet 
h (lie wiMniiary field upwanda of thirty 
yan^ id a *m)m nit«i«bB8 remarka, and 
BcalMCd Mma dwal iCgnal inletpoiitiona of 
FwiHaiin, a* Qsnaaolad with hii return 
boM. Tbay wen Ngaatad by the atate of 
Iba vMilMr, It bMg quia niBr at tbe time 

the aerticea were held on [board (he ihip. 
He regarded the unpiojiitious circumatancea 
of the ocouion as a good omen, and apolca 

of the fact that our wishei were not alwayi 
beat, and that (lod oAsn dieappoinlad na fat 
our eood. He said that on hii voyage home, 
the veaiel in which he waa returoinii wat be- 
calmed in the Indian Ocean lome Gfteen 
dnyi. All on board were impatient at th* 
dslay. and aniious to be making preiireai tm 
their voyage. On their arriving at the CaM 
of Good Hope, they obtained pupera, and the 
firat article that met thett eye* ^ve a moat 
lamentable account of a dreadful itocm whicb 
bad recently occurred on the weitMO cOMt of 
Africa, iu which quite a number of veM«l( 
had been loat or wrvcked. By comparing 
dales, they found that had they not been 
becelmed, and had they made ordinary pro- 
greai, they would have been in the midM of 
that itorm, and peihapa hare periihed, Tliut 
they could lee that what they were digpoaed 
to complain of, may have been their aalva- 
tioD. After hia anival in England, Dr. P. 
WBB aniiout to emhtrii for the United SlatM 
ai soon ai pouible, in order to be here In 
allcnd the meeting of the American Board 
in September. He made, I b«Iiave, an e&ct 
to leave in tbe Ocean Honarch. but waa un< 
■ucceaaful, aa ihe had juit aailed. All know 
how that ahip waa burned, and what a dread- 
ful lorn of life waa occaaioned. And had not 
the providence of God inlerpoaed, thii ardent 
and uai&l loiNiotia^ might hart bean among 
the number wbopenihed. How ihould nicb 
tMoifeat intarpoeition of the power of God 

, laad u* to •letciaa entire confldence in him, 

I and to bear with reaignation the disappoint- 
menti which we may meet. And how 
Wrongly doea it teach us, that God'a aamnta 

, era ' immortal till tbeii work ia done,' and 
that Hi* arm will be interpoaed brtween 

' them and death, when they leem to ba in 
danger. Sonietimea,aiin tbe cnieof Thomaa, 

, and Di. Jtmei, they are removed from earth 

, when they have juat reached tb^r place of 

I labour ; but tbii very fact ia evidence that 
their noik ia done. They have not ao muoh 
to do, or ao long time to labour. 

" Quila a lar^c number of niaaioiiBriaa 
have already act aail for diBenat Seldi, to 

I reinfbrcs the brethren who are already loil- 
iog and atruggling tbeK. Tb* Amenoan 
Board, a* well aa our oim Union, have aant 
out quit* a company. Every triia fnand of 
miiaioD* muat rejoice in aieiy aequiaition 
made to the numbu, a* an iudtx of a deepM 
and tUonger interaat in the world'a coDvar- 
lion to God. May the DMionarlM of tbe 
croai iocieoae a tfaouaand ibid, and tbe mean* 
for luitaining Ibani t Thia muat bo doite 
bebre Ihe lulter-day glory shall bunt upon 
tbe world. It ia truly atfectiiig lo aea brethien 
and aiater* take thrii leave ot frionda and of 
their Dative land, break up time-h^lowod 


And [o m it done to deLiberstElv, so iximlj 
and u finnljl This it i>, that oirriea with it 
the conTJction that 'the love of Christ con- 
•tiaineth' them. It is deiightful to tbink 
that our Bedeemer hath true, feithfiil, and 

e h«td lut ubbath 
■a South Beaton, at 
which were present thGiuiaaionBricawhD haTS 
joit tailed, and intereiting addienea WBie 
mads b; them, aa well at 1^ other brethren. 
The minionBrr company condit of Rer. 
Heaira. H. L. Van Meter, C. C. Moore, and 
Judion Benjamin, and their wives, together 
with Mn. E. W. Brown, of Amm, who re- 
tumi to her hoibend and her laboarg after 
two yean' abaeoce. She Irares a aon and a 
daufihter (her only children) in Ihii counlr]', 
one in the vedem part of thii itate, and the 
other in Charlealown. Theae brethren and 
•iMeis took paMBge in the ahip Cato, Capt. 
Plominer, for Calcntta, and Bailed this morn- 
ing. A large companjr anembled on the 
deck of the Cato, and aung a hymn by Rev. 
K. ColTer, written for the occaaion. After 
which lome interesting remarki were made, 
and piBfer was offered b; Rct. Dr. Sharp. 
The patting of the miniDnBries and their 
trienda waa Terj afiecting, cepedall}' that of 
aister Brown and her childten. Erery 
spectator of the scene muit have felt Qie 
paatoeM of the sacrifice, and the pain which 
the nrndoiiw of ao Mrong ttee must eteate. 
Hay aha and her husband be richly biased 
and rewirdtd ibr the self-denial which they 
hsTe aTineed, and find their loasea more than 
nude up by iweet aieurancei of a Saviour^ 

" Bortonians are now anticipating, with a 
^nat deal of interest, the eelebiation of the 
■ntrodoetion of Cochitnate water into the city. 
There f* gtring to be a great display, and if 
pageants are era juaUflaUe, the expected one 
of nscrt week certainly it. Itisimporablato 
eUiniale the benefilt of tba enleri»iBe whoae 
completicm b to be celebrated on the SStb. 
Ymi, wba haTe ftn tereial yean enjoyed the 
Inxniy of yoot Cttiton water, can better 
appreoate Uie bltwng than we can, until 
timo hasgiTen ni wnne experience retpeeting 
it. The inilitaij, temperanca asaooations, 
ftc., are to turn ont in great numbers. All 
the tail-read companiea in every direction 
■ra to nduee their Area, and we cxpect'a 
Kood ahue of Massac h atetta will be here. 
Probably Boston hu never witnetaed a 
greyer oceaaon than thia piomltea to be. 
Pelitieal pwtict an otganixed, 'and hard at 
wdA in pnpaiation for Che conlast in Novem- 
ha, Meatai^s, terdi-light pToeesBJons, ico.. 

are the order of the day. Men seen active 

and intcToted in all things save that which is 
moat important. How should the people of 
God be rebuked, as we behold the evidence 
that ' the children of this world are wiser in 
their generation than the children of light I' 
When shall we serve God with half the seal 
that worldly men maniftst in their devotion 
to the gods they worship?" 

"Rev. William Crowell, fonnerly editor of 
the Christian Watchman, I am informed, hat 
received an invitation to become pastor of 
the baptist church in Waterville, Hune. 
Waterville is an important position, and one 
which he is fiilly competent to fill. Hia 
sound, clear, and discriminating mind emi- 
nently fits him for a rqpon of intellectual 
actiiilyi while his orthodox views of truth 
afford the atnirance that he is qualified to 
instruct tboae who might there tit under bis 

" Before this reaches you, Bev. Dr. Stow 
will prabably have communicated t« the 
Rowe Street church in this city, his accept- 
ance of their call. It is undeirtood that hia 
mind is made Dp to remain in Boston. There 
are many ties that bind him here, and it b 
not strange that he has decided to rmiBin 
here, where, it it to be hoped, be may con- 
tinue to be extemively uteiat." 

At a charitable dispennry in Ningpo, th« 
following curious document imt given to Mr, 
Hudson, the general baptist mitaioDaty. It 
it entitled, " The Touch and Lamp Dia- 
conrse," a vnuch and a lamp being neceanry 
appendagea of the Chincae opium smoker. 
The reader will peruse it with intereat who 
remcmben Mr. Shuck's deelamtion, " 1 i«- 
gard opium aa a greater obetaele to Oia intro- 
duction of the geepet into China than tba 
three folte leUgions of China, ConfManiam, 
Taonism, and Buddhintt ootnMned. When 
will Britain awake to her duty in raforeoce to 

" I hsve heard of that thing opium. As 
for its advantage it is very little, but its poi- 
sonous stream is very deep. Who would 
have snppoaed that mankind were so groBBly 
deceivable ? Those who are ao exceedingly- 
fond of opium, doily and nighUy inspire it, 
and mutually imitate each other tilt it be- 
come* a custom. Day succeeds day, yaar 
succeeds year, then it it extremely iibome lo 
delay the rime of nuoklng; moreover it 
drags and binds him till death. It is an ex- 


tnimgant inutc of money; it throm out of 
enplnTnient ; it is not a L'ttlo iiijurioua ; 
Ihariore the alnadj strict Ian are mora 
•triDgcnt (tilJ. If the magiatrslei discoTer 
the culprita, tbej will receive hearj pamsh- 
menta ! Oh I how tntlcr it ii to liolale the 
hrs, recdTc puDubment and be diigtaced. 
But if tbe opiam does are not immediatclj 
■nd tboronghlj umtiniied, tbe imoker ia 
uiij HI if eacaped out of a broken oct. 
Check Tonnelf and perionally inquire, ara 
JIM not orMi of thoae who have broken the 
Ian, and in jrour heart cannot but be 
uhunedl Further, it ia impossible far the 
smoker to aamre himsflf of protection fiom 
jiuaiahtDCnt, aa long as he lives. This bodj 
of mine ia the remnant of mj parents, Ihere- 
fbre I thonld coniider it very precious. The 
animal spirits of opium smoken will he de- 
careJ, tbeir peraon and appeamnco will be- 
CDmr more and mora emBciated,and gradual]]' 
anire at extreme lasaitnde. Alas ! alna ! 
the injury ia rtrj great. Parents in nourish- 
in^ their cbildren'a bodies expand much of 
their hearts' blood or aniietj, and are in 
constant fear that tbdr children's bodies may 
become diseased, therefore they bear mndi 
inqnietnde. How is it, on tbe contrary, that 
mankind hate their own bodies, and them- 
selnaimpair them? all men hare hearts, and 
if Ihejr will bat think of their parents' kind- 
neai, thef will not niffisr opium to be chewed 
br their moaths. I have likewise heard that 
tboae who eat raw opium, in a moment loco 
tbeir Utcs. Ita natnre is extremely poisonous, 
TUm natural ettdence ia nailjr undentood ; 
in sntokiog the dmaed opium, although Ihe 
poiaoti is Ims, still the breath is daily ex- 
haoated. If tbe breath is unable to produce 
blood, then the bteath is dispersed, and the 
blood ttagnated. This ia the reason why 
Rtcb persons are physically degenerated. 
EToything ia iajurad ; they are so innnmcT' 
able that we cannot introduce all to your 
nalie^ Tba tulijects which hate been pomt- 
(d ont, ate enoo^ fbr nght, hitter indigna- 
tion, and tean ; ponder OTer the daily erils 
of this riciouB custom. Whera is the limit 
to ita misery F I pTeaumed to lay before you 
this sheet of writing to call yoa back from 
tbe deceptire path. Thoae who hare never 
■nokcd it should oppose Uie least morsel, 
and thus binder ita gradnal ndTaoce*. Be 
earefai not to sink into this noxious (tream. 
Thoae who already smoke it.shonld arouse 
tbeir minds and turn their heads. Do not 
deeeiTe yourself by pursuing the usual circle 
of micertain FDJoymeot. If all men would 
bat ohaena thtae inhibitions, tbe world will 
be Tcrj farlDDatc ! rery fottanale t this is a 
qiadai, eilcnave announcement. Those 
who wxamine it should ruminate upon it, and 
not cootraTene it. It is absolutely necessary 
to paste thia against the wall, that ail may 
•ee. SeapeetAilly cat. Re^td with care, 
chantcten and paper." 

The following interesting letter from Mr. 
Willard, Amerioin baptist misuonary Jo 
France, appears in the American Baptist 
Missionary Ma^bie. It is dated Douai, 
Sep. i, 1S48. 

" Smce my last of l?th July, Mr. Dojar- 
din has baptized at Atbiea four persons, the 
fruits of the labours of oar colporteur, Lefeire. 
Mr. Thietfry has also baptiied one person. 
On the 11th of August, Mr, ThiefTry, Mr. 
Poalon, and myself led Douai together for 
Chauny, the former expressly invited by 
Mr. Lepoix, Foulon having buunees in thid 
region, and desiring also to visit the scene of 
former labours and penecutioni. We left 
Douai at nine in the evening, and rode all 
night, arriving at St. Quentin at toai in the 
loming. St. Quentin is distant from Douai 
ixteen leagues of iOOO kilometres each, on 
the route from Lille to Paris. At six we left 
St. Quentin in a little dUiggnce for Chauny, 
seven and a half league* from St. Quentin, in 
the direction of south-east by south. We 
arrived at half-past nine in the Hioming. We 
passed the rest of the day with Mr. Lepoix, 
a coDSidenibla portion of it in eonversation 
with a yoiing man well edunted and intelli- 
gent, whom we found at Lepoix's on a visit ; 
he was an old acquaintance of Mr. Lepoix, a 
very pious young man, but not baptiied. 
Mr. Lepoix toid us he hoped to baptize him 
tbe next day. This young man had been 
connected with the Wealeyans, and vras still 
somewhat imbued with their notioiu; but at 
the object wns to set him right where it was 
necessary to do so, in order to avoid all 
needless discussion he was requested to state 
hia views of different doctrines in common 
langnage. laying aside all cant phraaea and 
controversial tcrma. In this way oar exact 
diffierenoee were rxpoaed when there were 
any, and the New Testament was consulted, 
-^the results of a sound interpretation being 
admitted. Difficult pasffiges were examined, 
and thing! incomprehennbla were pointed 

" This ftiend was perfectly conrinced that 
the immersion of a believer in tbe name of 
the Trinity is the only baptism of thejNew 
Testament, and he now desired to manifeat 
his willing and obedient spirit by aecmnplisb- 
ing tbe command to profess his bith pub- 
licly in bdng immersed. Towards night 
Mr. Beain, who had been to Mayot, several 
leagues, with brather Henigny's mule and 
cart after a poor paralytic, converted two 
year* ago, the aunt of Isidore Plaquet, and 
who wiAed to be baptiied, arrived with her. 
Aa I was the tallest and strongest on the 
ground, it ftU to my lot to take this almoat 
belpleSB object from the cart in my aims, 
and carry her into the house. The following 



is the lubatance of tba hUtory which Mr. Le- 
pail AiTntihed me of thia poor woman. Her 
name ii Jouphinfl. She wu bom of poor 
parent*, and enjoyed the uia of her limb* liU 
the age of twelve jeara; when, being one day 
caught by a ahewei In the field, the ran so 
fbat to mch tits houie Ihat her whole body 
was flooded witb penpimtlon. Immediately 
on reaching the houie aha became iuddenly 
entuely purple, the penpiratioo wsi atnated 
ud ber blood (Mmed Iroien, — ail the ar- 
tieulMiDni of hoc body became disjointed, and 
her band* oriaped. Her Gng«t* now reaemble 
mote the empty flngm of a glare than thoee 
ot a bTing bung. She htid loM her fitther, 
and being at the mercy of brothera and da' 
ten, her life waa enbitlared by their hard 
treatment, when Hr, Cretin flnt aaw her 
Might jeaii ago. At that time her mother 
wai atill lirio^, and lit. Cretin wu inatni- 
manlal of leading that motbei to J«*u« ; *he 
ioon after died hopefblly oonTcrted. Mr. 
Cretin for rarioiu reaaona eeaied vulting the 
fhmily, but poor Joaepbine, who happily can 
Nad, galhaiad together a New Tettament 
and Boma religiou* traelL which ihe read, and 
though at the time, and long after, owing to 
her timidity and habitnnl lilenee, the alate of 
her mind wai not known, Mill theae pio- 
duoed their IVuit. She wai eame time after 
riailed by Hr. Lefinm, and two yean later 
Ao wai not only conreitcd herulf, but had 
bean inatrnmenta] of the conTenion of her 
nephew, laodoie Plaquet, and hia mother, 
and had now coma aeveral leaguea in a cart 
mprenly to aocompliih the commaod of the 
Sariour. It wu arrwiged that a bath, made 
for the pnipoae, ihoold be brought otct from 
Genlia, and that thia poor Jeeephme, with ■ 
woman of Chaimy, thonld bo baptiaad at 
Lepoii'i on Sonday aTtning sfta onl rMom 
ftom ManicMnpiwhera the meeting waa to be 
holden that day. Acooidtngly, after bcadt 
liwt on Sunday maning, we Muted for Hani- 
amp, B leagiw and a half irom Chaony, — 
the heat wai eoffbcaUng. The friendi ware 
coming from two to five leaguea, lo that an 
early breakbil and a briak itep were required 
to bring them to Uanicamp in time tai the 
serrice; yet they eame, male and female, old 

,e al Manicamp—Good 

"Ihe meeting began at elcTaai at tveira 
ooamMiaed the examination of tb« eight 
oandidatee fbr baptiim, and oontinuad jutl 
one hour. I n«<rer witaenad any thing of 
the kind more ntiibetory ; in many teqwoti 
i ihanetei, Hr. U. 

peix, fbr tha adfantaaa of the catboiict pia- 
■mt, prapodng qaMWona whoae eorrect an- 
n eoi^ lie tbe rcMit of aound thinking 

alone. Al oM wa ilarted fbr the water. 
Tkt diMaoM WM nty conadarable, but llie 
«nrt af tha *1I1^b aonld barily on fit. Hn. 

bert^ day muatw ao n 
Wh judged thai it was compoaed of at leaM 
Stb hundred penonl. The bank of the nar- 
row itream on the aide where we were, ma 
moftly corered with aaplingi and under- 
growth; the oppoiite hank waa entirely fraaj 
thitliCT these wai a continual running togethar 
of men, woman, and ehildren, many ftmn 
their labout* in the field, aome iitmti, aumo 
with naked orma, aome barefoot, and aome in 
vdioU. Two email akitt put off into the 
atream, to enabla thoaa in them la taka a 
better view of tbe ceremODy. Hr. Lepdi 
we* obliged lo dcecend aoTenl roda to find a 
auitable depth of water, and tha nndetgtowth 
on the bank preTented many from aaeing. A 
aober old man, wearing a blonae, atood before 
me, and appeared aniioui to lee tha per- 
formance. I (old bim to put hi* arm amund 
my neck, and hang orer the bank, while I 
gnaped a npling wiUi one hand, and made 
ftat to hi* blouae with the other. Mr, Lepoii 
baptiied one of the candidatea,^lbe old 
gentleman repeated the wordi after him, — 
' ou nom (tu Pen, tl da FiU, §1 du SI, Bt- 
prit, — good wordi,' aaid he, ' eiaotly as th« 
prieat laya.' 'Yea,' I rrplied, 'no doubt, 
but the 110J ia not tbe eame.' ' No,' aaid he, 
' thia ii the gotpel.' Mr. Lepoix baptiaed 
another 1 the aame lEpetitian by the old 
gentleman, the aaaa temaike, and then ho 
added. ' The only diffennee between oa and 
you ii, ^at you follow the goepel.' ' Pre- 
cisely 10,' I replied, 'and yon do not.' 
' That ia it,' end be. Ur. Lepoix baptJaad 
anoUMT. After again rejieating the tbranln, 
he aaid, 'That ia .fine,— (bat is good, — good 
words,— juat aa wa my,— that ia the goq>eL 
Are you paid as the priests are t' ■ No,* I 
rapliad, ' we ask no pay, we deaiia notlung 
but liberty to preach and pnetiaa what we 
beliete,' > That is nice,' aaid he. I aaked 
him if he lived at Uaoieamp, and he told me 
that be did, and said he wai one of thoaa 
whom I saluted oa aniTiiig in the morning. 
He continued lo remark about the hepliaing, 
and owned that the oatbolica for centoriaa 
baptised by immersion, that it waa tha goapal 
way, but the catholics bad changed it into 
eomething else. When the ceranony wna 
ended, he took his arm from my neck, lifted 
hi* cap from his head, thanked me, and was 
Iffing away, when a laughing on tha oppoaila 
side drear onr attention, and we saw a uan 
who had laJran anothsr man upon hia back, 
and wbo walked down lo the wxlsr where it 
waa very muddy, and apparently nude an 
■flbrt to throw hts burden into the stream; 
but not Buoeeeding, he f^l down into the 
mud, relied himself upon the othar, and began 
plastering his boe with mottar. My old 
gentleman see m ed ind^nant,and oriad out, 
' Dm liiertini I Dm m^ahaitdt /* In a abort 
lima tha man vndeagmng the opention of 
baing jdaatatad, aztiinted UmaaU; ran iaie 
tbe atfeam punned by tha «tiwr,«adaaBa»ded 



Ibe current *ith s 

B tntk dnl of ipluhlng, 
t,si loiioved bj the tboating multitude on 
ihe bulk till ■ bnid in tha rtresm concealed 
them. Tliis diaordn and laughing, wliicb 
vsuid tiara shocked exny bodf in a New 
England Mngregation^ woa nothing thought 
ofj it did not occasion tbi leaat apparent 
dtmnfemenL w Kem to be thought eilnoi' 
dinUT. It la, indeed, at treri da; occur. 
nDce when there i) attj gatfiering. The 
tSnt of thia baptiiing vaiDO doubt excellent. 
Mr. Lepoii tequired oT eierj ana a con- 
Itaiian of hi* faith beliire immening him, and 
ader [lie immeraion, atill holding Ihe candi- 
d^Ie by the hand, lie adminiitered a charge 
or exhortation analognu* lo the circumatancc* 
at tbe inditidual or (n the leUliaoi he lui- 
Uined. Ttiu tool much time, but rendered 
thv act unuaunll; impreniie. That bnptiimal 
Bcene will nerer be foTgMea. When nil 
veie dreaed the nnging ceaaad, and aftsi a 
■boTt pnjR ve all returned. 

" BapHrmi at Chaung. 
" It »M BOW three o'clock. We dined, 
and at four, ai >e were going to Ibe chapel^ 
1 hiolad that we bad |p>t much to do that 
daji but Mr. Lepoii laid the tnth wa* not 
brmight, and JoMipbine would not be bap- 
tiicd tk^ erening. Hr. Prurota preached, 
tod Hr. Cretin broke bread, At fire we 
took leaTi of the iiiend), and relumed ilowlf 
lo ChauDj ; the heat wai moamila. It wu 
after niniet when we arrived, and we found 
tbat Uadame Lepoix had procured a hv) 
and had all in reatlinen. Ai toon aa we h 
takoi a little refrohment, we proceeded 
the tianiinatiDn of Ibe two candidntea, and 
baptiiad tbem. After Ihg baptiim the ftietvdf 
Hint, confened, and pritjed till ten o'clock, 
whni they eepaialed ; Mr. Lepoix having 
rnjoated (hoee of Chaunj lo come in 
moniing at nine o'clock to break bread 
Joaephine before ifae returned (a her diaCnnt 
Tillage. Soon a£ia breakfait next momin 
1 wonnn of Genlii, who ame to the mnrki 
Ibr nawlhitig, called In and wished lo t 
baptiNd. She had been aaierelT peraecut«d 
b; b«r bualiend; bat had decided to obe; the 
brioor, ii*e at die. Bhe wai baptlied. 
One of tboae bapliied the prerioui eTcning, 
mU ihe would call in Wm DeUuni, not ■ 
■eller of purple, but danfhter of a phyridan 
of AnTarpie, Tending at HsDicamp in the 
qollitj of lines-draper. She came and wlt- 
neaed the baptisn, — aha wai alio piesent 
the oendng |netiau«. While we were jt/t 
rtjoicfaig, there came in a woman of Chnuny, 
(Dd Mid riie nnut be baptUed hIki. She 
WIS examined and immnwd. Mr. Prurota 
tlwn broke farend to at. All thti time MiM 
I weepmg, but ihe could no 

I iold him on Monilaj' that when he relumed 
Saroy he would be our niisslnnarj', and 
that through hia manna we would enter Italy. 
Thia maj yet prove to be no drram. 

" We have nerer paued more jnyoua days 
together in Franoe, To form any idea of 
the rejoidng of these redeemed ones. It 
would be nee weary In lee nnd know IKem. 
Ood's work la mnnifM here ; tbii ii glorioui I 
May it augment a hundred Ibid. 

" 1 left thee« frienda on Tueeday, 15th of 
Auguat, and relumed tioHie. That nme day 
Hr. Lepoix and hia ftiend, who haa often 
preached, with Mr. Foulon, want to hold a 
meeting on the mountain of Cnillouel, a 
leiu[ueand a half from Chauny, It iaa lofty 
hill; they had more than 300 hearen and a 
Joyllil time. On coming down from the 
mountain the friends went to Bethancourt, 
hard by, and held a prayer meeting, whicb 
prored to be a melting time, and rendered 
the little chapel there a Bethel indeed to 
them all." 

BLOOitSBimr iraan, London. 

The apacloua and elegant structure recently 
erected by Hr. Peto on a conapieuoug aite in 
the immnliate nelghbauihood o( New Oxford 
Street, waa opened for worship on Tuesday, 
the 5th of December. Before Iha appointetl 
hour arrived, it wii crowded by a respectable 
congregation which compriwJ a very large 
number of bsptist and independent miuisten. 
At sleren o'clock, Mr. Brack commenced the 
h^ giving out an appropriate hyro 

cxamlDed end baptlied aUo. It was done. 

"One of tbe yaang men baptlied the pt«- 
tcdfag dey at Hanlamp, wi 

College then preached impreaiively from the 
words, " The kingdom of God ia not in word 
but in power." In the evening, the chapel 
being again filled, prsyen were olEeied by Dr. 
Sleane.and Dr.Godwm delivered a piain.sub- 
Itsntisl discourse from the words of our Lord, 
" Ye shidl know (he tmth, and the truth shall 
make yoQ free." No collection was made, and 
this fact, together with the noble style in which 
dinner hsd been provided for some hun- 
dreds of invited guests in the ■cbool-roooi 
below, called forth strong expresaioni of 
admiration of (he munificence displayed by 
Mr. Peto, and, we believe, many sincere 
prayers that he and hi« bmily might continue 
to enjoy both lempoml and spiritual proa- 
perity. After dinner, no toasts were intro- 
duced, or resalutioni of any kind ; but brief 
oddresaes were delivered by Mr. Brock, undn 
whole labours it is hoped that a church may 
speedity be formed; by Mr, Alexander, inde- 
pendent minlaler nt Norwich, who apoke of 
the high esteem in which Mr. Brock was held 
by all good men intliat cily; by Ur.Price,who 
had been Mr. Brock's Brit paatoi, and by Dr. 
Archer, presbytetiatl mt&ister of a neigbboDT- 


teierTiiig a mortgage upon it of £1,000, — a 
■urn vhicii hs dertiiuB to aid la the irection 
of another chapel in another part of the 
mBtropoli*, u Man ai the church ma]> find it 
coaienisot, bj the parment of thii amount, 
to uulie Bloomabuij chapel ila own. 


Thii building, for manj yeara approprialei! 
to equestrian eihibilioni, baring been offered 
for Ktle at a time when aome fnentli of reli- 
gion felt the ipecial ncceuity of a place of 
vonhip in the locality, and being considered 
highly adnpted fur tlie purpose, wai, aome 
fe* moutha ago, purchaaed for £1050, and 
hoi, aiiice that time, been comertcd into a 

The purchaie money hai been bomxred un 
mortgage, but the expense of fitting up, which 
alDoanti to something more than £1500, ia 
intended to be raiaed by subscription, towards 
which, aboul £B00 hsTe already^ been con- 
tributed, nnd the whole is now in course of 
being put in trust for the baptist deaomina- 

The situation ia a moat eligible one, being 
in Ihe centre of ■ denaely populated district, 
very inadequately provided with achoota or 
places of worship, nnd contiguous to a large 
and inSuential Buburlun population. Thii 
■ubatitntial edifico, the dimeniions of which 
ore sixty feet by aboiit ninety feet, and con- 
t:iining beside* ample room for schools and 
Ti^stries, was opened for diriue worship on 
the 21th of October, when two impiesuieaad 
appropriate diacounei were delirered, one by 
the ReT. Dr. Raffles of Liverpool, and the 
other by the Rev. J. Aldi) of London. Since 
that time the pulpit has been supplied by the 
Rev. J. Snundera late of Sydney. 

On the Slat of the asma month, a large 
aid inteiesting tea meeting was lield, the 
ta'iles being kindly and gratuitously furnished 
by ladies belonging to various congregations 
of the town, on which occnaion several en - 
cotimging addresses were delivered, nnd col- 
lecting cards iMued. It is hoped that this 
efljrt to advance the cause of the Redeemer 
will be favouml with manifest tokens of hia 
blessing, and that soon a minister qualified 

cupy a 

will b 

ridi.'d, nnd it is har^y Dccessary 
those friends who hate commenced this work 
of diilh and labour of love, and have already 
Incurred consjderuble responaibilily, feel 
assured cf the hearty c<Kiperation of all their 
follow'" '■'" 

The eomeat deure of aomerendmtttn tUt 
inereasing town, and mach freqoented water- 
ing place, to take preLiminary mauuiea for 
the formation of a baptist churoh, bat been 
eiprtased mora than once in our pages. Thg 
fiiUowing is part of a pleanng communication 
juat received from Mr, S. Young of 61, 
Union Street, Ryde, who is ready to corre- 
spond with any friend who wishes to encou- 
rage the undert^ng. 

" Many difficulties," he says, "met us, one 
ol wiiich was the obtaining n suitable place 
to assemble ouiselve* together in, bat at 
length the Lord directed us to a place, the 
most desirable for situation in the whole town, 
vii., the first floor of a house in the colonnade, 
which we converted into one rnom, pnpered 
it afresh, and Gited up as a cliapel, and on a 
blank window Iheing the street, lettered, 
' The Baptist Chapel ;' this phice we opened 
on the 19th of November. You can con- 
ceive our anxiety on the morning of this day; 
but, blessed be God, our highest anticipationa 
were exceeded, and tince that period our 
sabbath morning attendance has gradually 
increased, and in the evenings we are fiill ; 
last ssbbath all could not get in. A 'sabtiath 
school, an adult bible class, and week evening 
services ha<re been eetabliahed, all of which 
are well attended. The ordinance of baptiam 
will (n.r.) he adminiatered on Christmas dny 
to nine candidates, and a church formed on 
the Snd of January. Humanly s]>eaking, 
only two things are wanted to ensure con- 
tinued success ; means to support a stated 
ministry, and a larger place to worship in. 
The Lord has sent us a young man to be our 
minister, who seems every way adapted to 
-"" the causa, and we trntt be will send ui 
leant of supporting him in comfort." 

The baptist ohapel which has been for tome 

imein the course of erectitin, in this recently 
formed town, is now nearly completed. 
Thursday, the 4th inst., is the day fixed fin 
the opening. The Rev. J. Sherman, Lon- 
don ; Rev. J. H. Hiiiton, London ; and the 
Rev. T. Winter, Briitolj have kindly engaged 
ti preach on the occotion. 

The building itself is handsome and com- 
modious, of the Lom bardic style, an ornament 
even to this riiing town, where so much 
architectural taits has been diapUyed. 

Swindon New Town hat a population of 
■baut 3000 penoni, who have coma and 
located themtatves here from different parls 
of the united empire, where they are engaged 
in the monuhctory of sleam-enginea, car- 
riages, kc, at the general depot of the Great 
Western Company. These interesting people 
are, most of them, dissenters from iiabit, 
prindple, or botli,and are much |ileased with 


tk dbtt vow Wing mid* to aooommadata 
than with a plus in whkit timj omj mMt 
to vorahip the God of theii fatlien. This 
DDdertakiitg it indeed fait bf ths few ptnoni 
■ho hnie entered upon it, to be ■ rcrr 
vHghlj mSbJi; itUl it is aaixnlj hoped thnt 
the bianda of the Redeemer will moat 
(■Kdisll^ help them in this Ubonr of Iotb, 
IbM an eSnt so mUj dengned, and carried 
B with aoch anliiiDK ptnerennee, vaj be 

Cleaned with that m 

■ whkhiBaoBidcntlj 


On Tueadar, October ID, Hr. Jamea Cox 
was pnUiclj recogDised as paitoi of tbe bap- 
tat dimcb at Walgntie, on ahich occanon 
Hr. BobuBKHi of Kettenng gaie a brief but 
Indd slatanent of the nature of a cburch of 
Chriit, and receiied Mr. Coi'a confeaaion of 
faith; Ifr. Yoi^, one of the deacons of the 
thmdi, gaie an account of the Men which 
led to ttaair inTitatioD of Ui. CoiiUr. Jen- 
kiraoa of Kettering offered prajer on behalf 
ef the newlj dioscn pastori Mr. Wheeler of 
Mooltoa pTO the charge; and Hr. Uawkea 
of GaikbuniDSli preached in the erening. 

and faaling; thanking Ood that hia »jm were 
permitted to ase this da^. The Ber. U. H. 
Crofta of Ramtej' addreaaed in an afiectlonate 
ler the paator and church. The attend* 
on thia occaaion wai eiceediogly good, 
and aU appeared to feel that God was there. 

On Wedneadaf, Norembar 23nd, recogni- 
lioa (Enicca wfra held in tbe baptist meeting, 
Itigl^t*^ on oocaooD of the aettlement of 
the R«T. S. S. Hatch aa paitor. After 
mdragaad pfajerbf theRaT.T.Pottenger, 
BcT. C. Shnd deUTered an intmductoiT dia- 
covrae, Re>. W. Jonea of Stepne; College 
adied ibt qoesliona and offered pnjer, and 
RcT. J. Uob7, D.D., daliiered the chvge. 
In Ibe ctening, the Be*, — Birch (indc 
pendeol} of f^chiej, commenced with read- 
mg and prajer, and the Rev. J. H. Hinton 
feeacbed !• the people. 

■MLSWICB, BvniaoTXiMtttax. 
Wedoaadaj, December 6th, 1818, tbe Rot. 
W. E. Aiclier, late of CheIsM, was pnblicly 
neogniied aa pastor of the Ehurch of J«ut 
ChriK meeting in Spaldwick, Huntingdon- 
shiic. The Betrice waa introduced bj tlie 
RcT. H. L. Tack of Fenstanton, who read the 
•ciiptDTce and pnjti. The Re*. Alfred 
Newth of Goodie <kdependeiil) deliTared an 
able and eSeetiTe diaroarM on tbe nalare of 
a Ctuiitiaa cbivch. Hr. Archer then gate a 
bnef ataloncnt of hir leligioas hiMoi7 and 
theological tiewh Hm Rot. Jahn Hanrnng, 
who fat mora than Stlj jttn sustained the 
MMorale in thia place, and who ia just entei- 

The Iter. John Bigwood of Eieter haring 

recored a unanimoui inritation to becoms 

lastor of this church, has complied with 

.. . request, and inCends commencing fail 

pastoral labonn on the first aabbath of the 


■BB. C. rSICE ^D XM, A. OOHWaT. 

These tnil; piou* and excellent females, 
bom in tbe town of Abergarennj, were two 
listers, daughters of the late Mr. John and 
Mn. Elizabeth Harris of Gotilon, near the 
said town. Mn. Price was the wife of the 
Rer. Joseph Price, some jears ago paitor of 
the baptiat church at Alcester ; now of tbe 
baptist church at Miildleton Cheney, North- 
amplonthiie. Mts. Conway was the relict of 
the late Mr. John Conwaj, tin-plate mana- 
factnrer, Fontrhjdjrhjn, in the eoontf of 

Hra. Price was the elder dater, and tbe 
finished ber course on tbe second daj of last 
Haj ; and Mn. Conwaj, the jounger, tetmi- 
nated her pilgrimage below on the ninth daj 
of March immediHlely preceding. They 
were lovely and plenaant in their lives, and in 
their death Uiey were not &r auQdered. On 
the paternal side they were descended from a 
long line of anceetors in this county, of 
staunch nonconforming prindplca, and of the 
baptiat denomination ; persoas, hi their day, 
that ranked amongst the more influential and 
respectable connected with I 

church at Blauaagwent in Monmouthshire, a 
very old mieieat. Hediedin 1737,aged63. 
Their grandfather, Mr. Morgan Harry, the 
■on of John Harry, waa alio a minister at 
the BlBuna,aod died in 1746. He was the 
father of Mr. John Hairisof GoTilon, and of 
a posthumous son named Hotgan after hia 
bther, which nm was called to the work of 
the miniitry, studied at tbe Bristol acwlemy, 
and became aMistanC pastor at Llonwenarth, 
where he honourably ended hi* days, both aa 
a Christian and a minister about sixty yeoia 
aince. The elder ta-othcr, Mr. John Harris, 
who changed the family name from Harry to 
Harris, was a man of great Worth, both a~ 

and a followt 

of tl 


member and a deacon of tbe baptist 



vean. Hn. Hanii alio, irboie praiae mi 
in alt the churches, and who had been a mem- 
ber of the chuTcli at Llanwenatth fium her 
earlj youth, tranifeired her communion to the 
church at AbergaTonnj, in felloinhip witb 
which ahe happilj died in 1S2S. Her bther, 
the venerable Hr. Caleb Harrieajfor ao spelled 
he hia name, woa an aiaiatant preacher, and 
the highlj reapeetable and reiered paator of 
the baptiit church at Llanvennrth, for about 
half a centurj. He died in 1793, aged 77 

So patemallT and maternally were the twn 
naten, the aubjecta of thii imperfect and in- 
adequate aketch, deicended, and in their day 
and generation they proved themaeivea worthy 
eT their parenta and progenicoia. 

Some four or live and forty yean ago, the 
iiaten opened a ladiea' achool at Bristol, 
when Hn. Price, then Miia Catharine Harria, 
waa baptized at Broedmead, and became a 
member of the Broadmend church, at that 
time under the peatornle of the eminent Dr. 
Byland. But iq 1809 or 1810, they left 
Briatol, returned to Abergavenny, their native 
town, and conducted their aeuiinary there. 
Mils C. Harria, soon after this change of 
locality, waa diamiaud From the Broadmead 
to the Abergavenny church, with which ihe 
continued in full fellowship till her marriage, 
and conaequent removal to Alceater. During 
that interval her career was one of exemplary 
^ety and uaefulneea. Evecj way alie could, 
•be waa prompt to aerre and advance the 
cause of the Redeemer, then in its inbiit 
■tale. The recollection of her lovely 

. .0 her inftrion, is Btill deeply infixed 

in the minda of Ihe comparatively small 
number of her once delighted osaociates the 
now lUivive, to cherish sweetly, and wit 
ireshnesii the rem embrance of her diatinguished 
Christian virtues. Nor did she decline or 
decay in the vigour, value, and lustre of her 
chancier and religious profrwui 
accompiiihed her pilgrimage and 
the declivity of life ; but her pat] 
of Ihe emphatically juat, it ahont 
more unto the perfect day. Her dnmeatic 
beieaTcmenta the pungenllj felt, yet meekly 
Wid patiently endured, knowing that He 
whose preropUirg it waa to give, had likewise 
•o undisputed right to take away. BeaiUea, 
lier own penoiial afHictiona for aome yean 
prior to her lamented decease were numeroui 
and levere. But ahe knew whom she bad 
believed, and waa fully penuaded that he waa 
able to keep thai which ahe bad committed 
nnto him ogainat that day. She felt perf^tly 
ntialied, that however mysterioua and in- 
scrutable many of hia wsya may appear, ibey 
were not only righleoua, but alao kindly de- 
ngned and wiaelj ordered. When bei fleah 
waa iraated away, and the voice of the 
heavenlr Bridegroom Mmmaned her to go 

Itarth to mert him, ahe, having her lamp 
trimmed and her light burning, readily obeyed 

Eall, in perfect peace resigned her spirit 
hii hands, and thus softly languished 

life. But having for the laat four and 
thirty years reaided at ao great a distance 
ftvm this nei;^hbourhood, and visiting Iba 
place only oecaaianally, the writer coniidera 
himself Tery incompetent to do justice to her 

■a. Conway, on the contrary, having be*ii 
three and thirty yean a memberof thediurch 
over which, from ila commencement in April, 
1SU7, he hoa preaided, comei more directly 
and eitenuvely within thennge and aphera 
of hia observation. She, and her excellent 
partner in life, with seven others, were bap- 
tiied by him, and received into the church, 
March I9th, 1B15. In August, 1821, Mr. 
Conway, whose health hod fiir aome time 
been precarious, was rather suddenly called 
away, leaving seven &lher1ess children, the 
eldest about ten yean of age, and the young- 
eat a little infant, to the chatge oF his deeply 
diilresaed widow. But she was s womaa 
that, on various grounds, rose much above 
mBdiociiCy. Her aticngth of mind and 
abilities were of a high order, her education 
liberal and panmount, and her mental cul- 
ture, which had been her pursuit from the 
early moniing of life, placed her far in ad' 
Vance of the greater portion oF her ael. 
Charitable and expanded in her religious 
views, yet atrictly cvangelicel, she waa pre- 
pared to make evrij allowance for obliquilie* 
incidental to the perverae influence of popu- 
lar opinion, educatioaal prejudice, and humaa 
infirmity. Nevetthelees, she wsa not this, 
that, anything, or everything, which now, 
alas! aeemi pretty much to become the 
fiuhion amongst thoae even that are loud and 
clumoroua in their profesuon of dissenting 
principles. Their eager aping of comformity 
in habiliments, architecture, and Ibnna of 
worahip, had no charm in her ealimatioD. 
Her vaat reading had femiliariied her with 
history, both secular and eccleaiastical ; nnd 
ahe was a fervid admirer of the illuatrioua 
founden of dissent, Ihe puritans and noncon- 
fbrmists, who bnvely purchased tbe pnicioua 
pearl of Britloh freedom, civil and religious, 
at the expense of all things tenestrial, deu 
to mortals, yes, of life ilaelfl and whom no- 
thing, either fermidable or seductive, could 
intimidate or tempt to merge their distinctive 
aentimenca and practice into that aemi-con- 
Formity and aonconfbriDity, which at present 
place multitudea of our contompoiariee, bap- 
tists and independents, in tbe anomalous 
position of those of whom it is thus recorded r 
" Ephraim, he bath mixed himself among 
the people, Ephtaim is a cake not turned. 
Strangen have devoured his strength ; yea, 
gray hairs are here and there upon him." 
Hn, Conway was too decided and eleTaled 



IB ber leligiinu ud DOneoDforming principle!, 
to lympBttiiie and ■jmboUze with this un- 
lulunl blending, eomproniiie, and degene- 
i3Fy. Uniform and connitent in principle, 
pmfeanon, and practice, the, as she believed, 
■poke. In other word*, principla wai the 
laii] and reuon or practice; Had pnctice 
n* tbe fruit, illmtratioD, and eridence of. 
ptincipla. As willing to giro as to tahe, she 
dulj appreciated the conicieiitioui scruples of 
thaw that diSeied from her in creed, rituals, 
and ofaamBDce*. But she fell it a com- 
maading du^ to be cooaistent with ber own 
aiowed profenioii. 

Tbe following remaikt concerning her 
Tatuable cbancter and life, preaented b; the 
writer to a laise assemblj in her funersi >er- 
moD, maj not beinoongruonsly.but befilting- 
1t, iatrodnced in this place. Uaring glanced 
at the world'! follacious estimate of character, 
dignilj, and worth, and sdTeited to nalure'i 
b«inli^l gifts in her CB*e, together with her 
improicniEnt of those bestowmcDt*, and her 
fuperioT ]itenrj aoquiremenla, he added, 
"These, mj ftiends, were not the only— no, 
not Ibe chief accomplishments of Mia. Con- 
way. Sba was a genuine, a thinking, a 
nalnoa, a wo^ng, a useful, and a hallowed 
Oiratian. Not nich in name only, not such 
by education only, butsuchin deed and in truth. 
Deep and energetic were her cherished feelings 
of igtemt in the adTancemenC of (be cause of 
Qiiat at home and abroad. When, many 
jtmn since, the ladies of EngUnd adopted 
meuorea Co raise the daracter, and oieliomle 
tbe tfate, of the oppreaaed and degraded 
Icmalea at India, by mpani of female educa- 
tion, sbe soon joined their mnks, and partid- 
Mted in the toils of their noble enterprue. 
Boieith her ampicea, and through her eiei- 
tiani,a Monmoulhsbire school forfemateedu- 
caiim was originated and was opened in Ben- 
gal, and as long as her health and strength 
admitted, our excellent friend was its untiring 
adioeate and lealous promottr [n her natiie 
eninty. Her pen, her influence, and her 
penoaat endeavour*, were sll made subwr- 
vient to the praiseworthy object. 

" Siogalar to obserre, this Tery day three 
and thirty years, 1 had the privilege to bap- 
liie and receive into the church, my highly 
valued sister, with ber alike valued husband; 
and tboogh reading at the distance of twelve 
mOa bom Abergavenny, she continued her 
fMobcfthip with us, and generally on ordi- 
nance days w« enjoyed her truly delighting 

■■Just twenty-one year* after she joined 
m, sbe became a permanent reddant of our 
neighbaarhaod ; and the btt twelve years of 
ber liffe, and et her sojourn with us, were 
yon of much uaefulnees. and to numbers, of 
Bveet enjoyment. In her deparlnre, her 
mrviving relatives hare indeed lost a friend 
and a counsellor, the church in this place a 
pillar, tha poor a benefactress, our British 

sdiool, miauonary cause, and other interests, 
a cheerful supporter. But you need not be 
told tbe vtrtuea and excellencies of the de- 
ceased. You have wilnewied them, you have 
read them in ber holy and devoted life. 

"She went down to tbe grave under cir- 
cumstances of dire bodily sulferings. Once 
in her conflict with the harlHngen of death, 
she nid to the writer, ' I want more &ith.' 
Yet her &ith and hope firmly graiped the 
Rock of ages. And having fought a good 
fighl, finished her course, and kept the faith, 
whilst her happy spirit has joinni the spirila 
of just men made perfect, her body rests on 
the soft pillows of the sepulchre, till the Lord 
her Redeemer descends in the clouds, and Uds 
her come away. O that with ber, we may ba 
found on his right band in the day of 
doom ! " 

Thus the two loving and pious sisters, 
Mrs. Price and Mrs. Conway, ran the Chris- 
tian race, and reached the goal. " Let me 
die the death of the righteous, and let my 
last end be like his !" 

MiClH Tbox^s. 
Abergacgnni/, Dec. 8, 1848. 

Mary, for fifty-four years the beloved irift 
and afTectionate companion of the late John 
Lang of Liverpool, and for four yean his widow, 
waa bom, in 1767, at Moffiit, in Annandale, 
Scotland. Her parents, John and Elisabeth 
Stewnrt, were ptous, excellent people, and 
trained up their children in the right way. 
Sbe was brought to a knowledge of divine 
things at a very early age. When only four- 
teen she Inst her only sister, which made a 
deep and permanent impression on her mind, 
and two yean after this event she made a 
public profession of the name of Christ, by 
joining the " Relief Church " of Scotland. 
Six yean afterwards circumstances led her to 
England, where she was married, and joined 
the independent church at Bolton, with her 
husband. Subsequently, in tbe providence of 
God, being broo^t to Liverpool, they were 
led in a short time to attend the ministry of 
the late Ber. Samuel Medley, of whom she 
says in her diary, " A name that will ever be 
dear to me .' he was a fsilhflil and affectionate 
preariier of the glorious gospel of the blessed 
God, and was the mesns, in the hand of the 
Holy Spirit, of showing me (he way of God 
more perfectly." On the firat sabbath in 
February, 17M, she and her dear partner, 
with some others, were baptised by Mr. Med- 
ley, and united tn the church at Byrom Street. 
After the decease of Mr. Medley, they, with 
several members of the church and congrega- 
tion, formed anew interest, at which time, ) er 
husband t>eing chosen one of the deacons, she 
toolc the office of deaconess, which she sus- 
tained in a ftithfbl manner fbr forty-eight 


jttn, bmttg dMtingvabed for her meek anil 
pacsflil chancter. During ber Inng life her 
triili wen Tsriaas. She (ufTered much from 
domeMic bonaTemeDls, before her huibsad'i 
ieeetae, baring lort liz of bee children bj 
death; but ahe mi conioled bj the firm 
belief that thaj' had onlj preceded ber to 
their heaTenly home. Of her lote to Cbru- 
tiani, eepedallf to Chrvtian mtniaten, nitoi- 
bera of whom at deferent time* were inmate* 

tralrcnjojed the coniecMtiaa u the ducjplea 
of Chrirt, To joang inquinn iA» wu psr- 
ticnlvl]' meoun^ng, cheering them by her 
counaell and eiam^e^ She waa trulj ''a 
molber in IvaeL" In the Bible Society 
•he took a meet actiire pait, collecting waeklj, 
and when *he faand an; of the pOM who 
could not read, ihe formed cUasea, and pet- 
■evend in teaching them, until the; could 
lead the Nov TeatamenL To the poor of 
Ood^ people ahe wai meet aSbctionate in 
her demeanour, and wai beloied by them in 
return. During health and itrengtfa, ahe 
took a great tntemt in the giria' ichoQl con- 
nected with the church of which ahe waa a 
member, and with ber originated the idea of 
fonning the " Dorcai Society " belonging to 
the nine church. To her dear paMor, the 
ReT. Jame* Liiter, one of her earliot frjendi, 
and with whom ahe preaerred an uninter^ 
rupted fiindihip for more than Ibitj-aix 

Evn, ibe waa particularly attached, and 
Ted bim dearly for hii bithlul miniitry. 
In her diary she frequently menliona him, 
eapedatly on the Lord'a daya. Speaking of 
one of the annitenarici of hit minigtry, ahe 
remarks, " Thi» i» the Ibirty-eighlh annJTeraary 
of our dear paitor'a miniitry. Tbia day, 2nd 
tabbath of March, 1603, be preached bii Ent 

to declare the ithoU couniel af Gcd. Very 
fcw that then beard him will hear bli Toice 
to^y. They hare entered into (heir reit, 
•nd we are juit waiting the aummoDi. * Be 
;e alao ready.'" The nbbalh waa her delight. 
Sb« JOTed it abcTe all daya: an eorneat to 
faer lonl of the never-ending nbbath on high. 
But ahe likewii* loTed the "aaembling of 
lb* niota " at all timea, and inTariably filled 
ber place on the week ereningi when health 
■od circumatMicea permitted, until preiented 
by extreme delnlity. Her lut attendance on 
Wedntaday eTening waa about fire month* 
preTiou* to her diaulution. She took a Tcrj 
deep inlereal in the cauae, and when her dear 
old fHend and pallor wai obliged to reiign on 
account of health, ihe welcomed hii youthful 
Bncceaanr aa one sent of the Lord, and de- 
lighted to encourage him in hi* work. The 
glorioui doetrinee of the goBpel,juMificBtion 
hr fiiilh alone, ChriU'i finithed woiic, God'i 
Meeting lore, and free grace, were themea on 
which ihe loTcd to dwell, and oftoi by her 
jm repeated the following Ten*, 

" 'Tit la* * Uiint qning, 

nnVi not an t< to (ina lit atrtam. 

Fooliih and triSing coDienation ahe would 
gently put down, and introduce aome re- 
"" "'" '"'"' the mind upward*. Wwtdly 

God'i people. Fnyer wa* her delight. She 
lored communing at the mercy-aent, and in 
her widowed etate alwaya conducted that part 
of family wonhip henelf until ber great 
weakneai prerenled her being able to apeak 
much. Early in the aummer of this year her 
atrength began rupidir to decline. Taking 
brewell of a dear friend who rceided al lome 
diatnnce, ahe laid, " I am a bait bark, toned 
about on the ocean of life, but I ahall enter 
the bBTon at but." " The pina of the Uh«- 
nacle," a* ahe ezprened it. " were now being 
taken down," and often ahe would exclaim, 
" 1 wonder uAen my heRTenly Father will 
■end for me." Her thoughti and afieclioni 
were above, and her aoul longed for the aum- 
mona to "depart and be with Chiiat" She 
loved hii ncred word— the revelation of hii 
will to her below— and ihe eameatly dcnred 
a clearer manifeatation in hi* ati-glorioua 
pnaence. The twenty-third and one hundred 
and twenty-lint paatma ahe almoat daily n- 
verted to. Though moat tenderly allaehed to 
her children, her affectionate heart could 
freely nirrender tAen, and all earthly objecta, 
thia the would lepeat 

■ I'd part wiUi oil tba Jon of aanaa, 
Tg saw BpsB Ut taea.'< 

Every power of her mind eeemed to ex- 
pand with love to Chriat, ei her bodily ener- 
giea grew more enfeebled. She would often 
lay, " I truat the great Head of the church 
will be with me to-day." and " I would like 
to lie low at the loot of the eroea, and weep 
fbr Chriit;" and then ihe would expatiate on 
the love of the Saviour, Aa ahe approached 
her latter end, her failh became tfronger ind 
brighter. She would vy, ■< Give to the windi 
thy fenn " (and with a iweet amila add), 
" Hope, and be undiamayed." On being 
aaked if ihe were ready to depart, ahe replied, 
with her habitual promplneaa, " y«. Uiii 
moment." For her, death had no lerron; 
^e viewed it calmly, and hailed it ai her 

Cnport to eternal life. When aiked if ahe 
d any fi»r, the aniwered, "Oh, no; aU ft« 
ia taken away." Within a few houra of h^ 
dimlutun, one of her children remarked, 
" You are happy, mother; you are going to 
your Saviour." She replied, with great «m- 
phiaia, " Chriit offojeiim—fiuowell I" When 
■he became unable to articulate, ahe Hill re- 
mained perfectly conadoui, and her last pert' 
,ing iign gave token that ihe knew and hU 
pcnuaded that ibe wu gwng to him in whom 



nnkbei of haCuth. And dot tlie " go!di_ 
bowl wta broken," and " the pitcher broken 
■t the foaotain," utd the >^ niat gtiined 
the nctotj OTcr death; reeled fin eier trom 
ha Uboon, and entered into tbs " ja; of her 
liwd." So calm wai her diuniMal, that 
tboK wbs (tood aroand her hallowed death- 
bed could not beliefe all waa over. 
■ Ooa geaOt ilgt ho- tettan tinkt. 

ThnconlheSlitof October, 1B4B, at the 
nod old age of eight^-oDe. thn honoured 
oaeiple poaicd from earth to heoveti. 

On Wedncadiij the S2nd of Norember, 
departed this life, aged 34 jean, Eliiabeth, 
Ibe belOTcd and jouDgnt daughter of the 
Be*. Timothj Thomai of Newcutle Emlfn. 
She wai baplind by her bther, with four 
otbera, on the Slat of Auguat, 1842, and from 
that time to the da; of her diMalution, the 
lind an ornament to her proftwon, and a 
ftrj na^ul teacher in the Sundnf school. 
Dniing b(B' affliction, which ihe bore with the 
pHtnt leagnatiaD and tranqnillitf , ihe 
wmMjiftai dwell on the honour the had of 
profcemg religion ao young, and that eternity 
would Dot be too long for her to praiiie and 
thank the Lord, Ibr the night that (he came 
to the deCffminatiini to preeent benelf before 
tbe ehordi of God. On Monday night pre- 
nou to her death, iha called all the family 
to her room to bid them adieu, and addressed 
Ibem Ter; pathetically, ay ing, that her faith 
ia Qirkt <rai lery strong, and waving her 
band, she cried out, " I haie often sung, — 

I nolly Sod him to be so to-night ; be is Tny 
Ffcdooa; recommaid him to all my friends." 
She pointedly addrOMd her younnt taother, 
tbe cnlj one of ei^t children who had not 
pit oa tbe Lecd Jem Christ, to beware not 
to OMne lo eternity, wi^oat first taking up 
Iha eroM, and obcf die ordinances of the great 
banl of the cfaondi. She again rallied a 
littk,aiid was (Mier the (allowing day, but 
on that night she again reqaesled to see all 
lb* funily, and beholding them bathed in 
tctis, she desired tbem not to weep, that she 
WM *«j happy, and that the struggle would 
sooa be otst. and wd, " We bad a long time 
lo lira lofstber, and now I am the fint to 
port, and yoa will soon follow, when we shall 
meet in ■ belter world." The following 
Kwroing, Wedimday, die was told that her 
' ' n iaii airiTed from Cardigan to see her. 

"Oh, Tery i 

I. »ery p 
"joo are all here lo-dBy,and I 

le to tb« poriGed ■ 

■hall be going home to tn« porif 
glory." About one o'clock, p. 
claimed out triumphantlr, "Chnit u all in 
all," which were her but 'words that could he 
intelligible. She beckoned lo her fiithcr to 
Dome to her, who knelt by her bed-iide, hut 
conld not understand anything more, when a 
Tiiible change took place, and aha contintisd 
to breathe quietly till three, when her immor- 
tal spirit took its (light to the maniians of 
blis), without a struggle or a groan. This 
solemRoocurrencehasoTerwhelmed the family 
in sorrow and lean, (br the desire of theu 
eyes has been Uken away with a stroke, end 
they are ready to mtclaim, " Oh master, she 
was a borrowed one." It ia true she 1ms 
slept ihe sleep uf death, but she has slept io 
JesUB, and their ioM is her eternal gain, and 
though they cannot help sorrowing, let they 
Borrow not withoot hope, and iriah to be the 
followers of thera who through fiuth and pa- 
tience inherit tbe promises. On Monday the 
27th of November, the fiincral took place, 
when the Rer. E. RoberU of Diefach read 
and prayed at the bouse, and afterwards m 
concourse of many hundreds of people fol- 
lowed the corpse to its long-appointed home, 
to the burial place of the ancient church at 
Cilfowyr, where the Rer. R, Jones of Trewen 
read the 23rd Paalm and prayed. The Rer. 
N. Thomas, minister of the place, delirered a 
most impresdvu sermon (bom 2 Tim. iv. j, 8. 
The body was then depoiiled in the silent 
tomb, and the Rer. D. Raes of Cardigan de- 
livered a most affecting oration to the weeping 
multitude, and prayed. We then parted in 
(uli and sure hope to meet her again at the 
glorious resurrection mom. 

Cnitt OTmdii gulli htn OLlfowjr 
Vni tn Hlrl ■ thrln i byd 
Qjra T J eba^B 1 sradlg 
Ond bi jn ddti law u jn (ad. 

the baptist church, Swaffbam, Nortblk, og^ 
flfty-flve yews, greatly and deserrcdty n- 
spected by ail who knew her. 

Died, on Saturday, October 7, lBi8, after 
long and painful affliction, in thenity- 
sixth year of bis age, Mr. William Savage, of 
Swaffham, Norfolk. The deceased was for 
more than twenty years one of the deacons of 
''' 'aptist church in this town. His rem sine 
interred in the chapel where he had so 
long and constantly been an attendsnt. 

Ashbrd, Kent, November 5, died iadd<-nly. 



aged dxtf-tbree, Ann, the belored wife of 
Th'oniu Cluke, paator of the baptist church. 
She was a Cbriitian diattnguiihed by her 
lymplicily, humility, and love, all of which 
ware pleaiingly exemplified in her character 
M a wife, mother, and friend ; whilat to the 
laM ihe conKientioualj and unremittingly 
dbchaiged bet duliea ai a member of the 

Jonph CaldweU Wyke wai in childhood 

the lubject of a tender conicience, and of 
religioui contidiona, but the wortt of grace 
upon hii heart wai »o gradual in it* opera- 
tions Ihal it wu not known at what preciw 
period he wai " bom again." He w»>, more- 
over, of a retired and reaened ditpootion, 
with a iomewhat melancholic catt of mind. 
The tbimer trait ctmeealed fh>m hia friends 
hii inward emotion, and the latter led htm to 
doubt hii peraoniU and nving interest in 

But in proce» of time it became maniftat 
to all anociated with him, that hii love to 
Christ, hia people, and his cauae, wai such ai 
to admit of no queation that he was one 
choaen of God with an effectual calling. He 
was, therefore, when sbout eighteen years of 
age, invited to Christian fellowship. After 
considerablehesitfllion, iitisingfrom hia ftars 
lot he should not walk worthy of the high 
*ocation, he followed hi* diiine Marter in the 
ordinance of baptism ; on which occasion, 
bis joy was unspeakable, and he felt almost 
constmined, then and there, to — 

He was baptised, and received into the 
communion of the second baptist church, 
Abeigavenny, Monmouthshire, by Mr.Charles 
Evans, late missionsry in Sumstm, and who 
was then the pastor. His after conduct 
proved how "holily.and unblameably," and 
niefiilly, he maintaiDed bii Ctariitian pmfes- 

It was not long before it waa diseorerrd 
that he poMMsed lalenta which eminently 
qualified him to dispense to other* what he 
had himself " tasted, and bandied, and felt, 
of the word of life ;" and he wa* urged by 
competent and judicious Christiana to devote 
himself entirely to the work of the ministr^r- 
Self-diffidence, coupled with a weakly physi- 
c^ constitution, preacEled a formidable 
hairier to his making up his mind to this 
Important Itap; but at length hia acruples 
pte way ; he received a regular cal! from 
bis church to eiercise his gifts, and in Febru- 
ary, 1833, he entered Horton College, Brad- 
ford, then under the presidentship of the late 
venerable Dr. Steodman, preparatory to bis 
taking the pastoral office. 

About the time that the Doctor reined 

his official connexion with the college, an 
application was received by him (br a supply 
with a view to settlement, iiom the baptist 
church, Hunminby, Yorkshire. The result 
was, that in April, 1836, he received and ac- 
cepted a call to the pastoiate, and on the 
22nd of June following, he w«« ordained. 
His deservedly estaemed tutor, the Doctor, 
delivered the charge on this intereMing 

Here he laboured for four and a half years 
honourably and suceeasflilly ; many, through 
his instrumentality, were added to the Lord, 
and the church waa edified and quickened. 
But he hod his "thorn in the fieah," — 
melancholy and depression of spirits arising 
fhim dyspepsy — made him peculiarly K^iai- 
tiie of every little difficulty and discourage- 
ment which cams across his way in the 
prosecution of his ministerial engagements. 
Thus tried, having received an invitation to 
take the oversight of the church at Shelfanger, 
Norfolk, and being at the same time atnngly 
recommended by a neighbouring minister to 
undertake the charge, he accepted the call. 

Finding himself, however, not so happily 
circumstaDced in his new sphere as he antici- 
pated, hia connexion with the people of God 
here ceased at the end of twelve months. 
His next field of labour was at the Heath, 
near Whitchnrch, Shropshire. Here be had 
the charge of a school, and preached twice 
every Lord's day, but was exempted fiom 
the pastoral care. 

For four yenra ha discharged his MTeml 
duties in this place, with advantage to his 
young pupils, and with profit to those who 
were favoured with the ministry of the word 
from his lips. At the end of this period he 
was afflicted with a severe nervous attack, 
which obliged him togireup his engagements, 
and to leave the neighbourhood. His ex- 
perience, St this time, reaembled that of Ihe 
pious Cowper in his seasons of melancholy. 
For about nine months from this time he was 
unable to engage in publie duties excepting 
very occawonally. Well was it for him thai 
Providence had directed him to the choice of 
a wife whose temperament was such as fitted 
her to meet this as well as every other virita- 
lion, with fortitude and calm submiiaton ; and 
being also ponessed of every essential qualifi- 
cation to constitute a good nurse, under the 
blessing of God, her kind and judicious treat- 
ment served materially to bring about hia 
restoration to health and spirits. He waa 
united in marriage to Miss Savina Clarke, of 
Disa,Narfblli, the23ndof May, 11)89. 

Recovered from his mental depresuon, he 
was induced to make, at the request of th« 
Norfolk and Suffolk Home Mission, an at- 
tempt to cslablish a baptiat interest at Long 
Melfbid. He was engaged for twelve months, 
but, seeing no prospect of succett, ha relin . 
qaished this department of labour at tfao end 


of tix monthi. Diinng tbii iminii lis en- 
joTed a gnat«r ibaie of cbeeifulnen and 
vigour Iban had &UeD to hii lot for ioiiie 

Hu next mnoTfl vaa to Chtaatt, Bucki. In 
Aptil last be tioited thii place, and banng 
■applied for Cnu lucceoiie aabbatla, his term 
of probatioB being ended, the church here 
g»e him a DDaaimoiu iaritation to become 
their paitor; he complied, and entered upon 
hii stated laboon the lecond Lanl'idn; in 
liar. He bad pretiouslj taken a violent 
colli, which » br debilitated him, that it was 
wiUi coniiderable difficultj be completed the 
CDfiBgcaienU of Ibe da^. 

From thia time bn health imcoTenblj 
|>Tewaj; aud, after patiently enduring the 
will of God, '•be fell Bileep in Jeiu^" the 
EfkoDtli of Noiember, 1B48, in the thirty- 
eightb year of hie age- lie wai bom March 
30,1811. Hii medical attendant hai given 
the cauae of hia death to be pulmooarj con- 

la relation to hit laat iUnen, hii widow 
penned the following memorandum; " Mj 
dear boibaod during hia illnen wiu troubled 
with danbca and fean mpecling bieintereit 
in ChriK, not being bitouied with thoae con- 
Kilationi the goapel it adapted to impart to 
the nffering Chiiitian. 

"On the 2Sth of October, when I took bim 
op hia dinner, be nid be did not intend to 
hare aoj, ai he had been praj'ing hard, and 
be wiibed to &it as well as fj; I howeTer 
prerailed on bim to take n litUe in coniide- 
ntioo of bii great weaknoL Hs then re- 
qoaled me to let no one go into hii room, as 
he wiriied to be alone. 

" He afterwards told me, that haiing 
wreilled hard in prayer, the Saviour ap- 
pealed to him, and, itill prajing, he told him 
tkal be had had no comfort or coruolatian to 
Mpport hia taind during his sAliction, and 
dai he BDpposed this was port of the dis- 
tipGae appaiated him. The Redeemer then 
gave bim to cnjo)' «hat he had been prajing 

*BhJ til tlUe diar 
Is laaaalDBS In tlii lUta' 
With calm and peaceful aequieieence be aid 
with Job, "All the da;r* "f '"J appointed 
time «ill I wait, till mj change come ;" and 
d laat eheerftiltf welcomed the menenger 
teath, trhunphing in thoae glimpiei of heaven 
■ was bvoiired to behold, 'ere yet he 
iiehed the plaea.' 

" For irnie lime before his death hii speech 
br tbe meat part became nnintelligibte ; yet 
•IS be innch engaged in prayer, and in en- 
deavoun to repveaent to thoae anund him 
riiat be saw and felt of the gloty and bappi- 
■(■ npon whidi be wtm abont to enter. 

"In the frame of hi* mind, (ha npsrard di 
rectioQ of his eyes, and the expresnons h« 
gave utterance to, his'end wai like to that of 
Stephen, ' He being full of the Holy Ghort, 
looked up iteadGiitiy into bearen, and >av 
the glory of God, and Jnus standing on tbe 
right hand of God, and said. Behold, I we the 
heaven! opened, and the Son ofman ttnndinir 
on the right hand of God.' Thu. lived and 
died thii saint of God, aflbrding a noble proof 
of the credibility of the goapel. ' We have 
not foUowed cunningly deviud fables,' but 
" hare a more sure word of prophecy where- 
unto ye do welt that ye take heed ai unto ■ 
light that riiinetb in a dark place, until the 
dawn, and the day-star arise in your 

'Thit lamp II 

>U tba Isdlimi Bight 

The fiineral of Mr. Wyke took place on 
Friday the 2*th of November, Mr Lewi- 
formerly pastor of (he church at Gheniee, cT- 
ficMted on the occasion. On the foUowintt 
aabbath a fUneral sermon was delivered b? 
Mi. Salter, of Ameraham, from Geo. v. 24. 

The Rev. Wriliam Fiiher, paator of tbe 
baptist church at Padiham, and previonslv 
frw mariy jtm at Bromley. Northumberland. 
died, November 21st, 18*8, in the 68tb year 


On Noveniber26, ]e4B,diod Mr.Ahrahsm 
Pnukelt, aged 67, foreman to Mr. John 
George of Bnmscombe Post, Gloucestershire. 
He was for many years a member of the 

baptist church, Eattcomba, diatingmihed for 
humility, benevolence, and aincerily, Hi« 
hope, in the hour of nature's diMoJulion, was 
fixed upon the blood and rigbteousnen of the 
LordJeauaCliriatj thus he lived and died, 
and, doubtless, his liberated sjiirit is now 
among the glorified in heaveo. 

Died, at Tregonisiey, in St. Austell, Corn- 
wall, November 29th, aged thirtv-one, Mary 
the beloved wife of J. H. Osborne, baptist 
minister. Wells Town. She wai an bumble 
and devoted follower of the Lord Jesus 
Christ, and her end was peace. Being asked 
by a beloved friend a little before she died, if 
Jesus was precious (o her aaul, she instantly 
replied, "Yes, never eo precioai as now 
deeth has lost its ating — I am sheltering in 
the bleeding aide of my Saviour." Her last 
words were, " The Spirit and the bride say 


Come, and irhiMoeTct vill let him come, and 
take of the water of life rreeljr.' " Blened 
wont," ihe ezcUimed, " whiMefer will, let 

At TbnpMone, Northamptoiiihiie, De- 
Mnber IGlb, aged iMy-tkree, Mr. Heorj 
Collier, bookseller ; tbirtj-eight reui a mem- 
ber, aiiid nineteen jeare of that tune a deacon 
of the baptiit cliureb m that town. 


The Committee of the Young Hec'i Ano- 
dation haa arranged a lenra of meetingi for 
Parent! and Children to be held during the 
next three monthai Thoee lor Januarf an 

Jan. 2nd. New Park Street Scbool Room, 

4th. Vernon Chapel, PratDniille. 
Stb. Shouldham Street Chapel, Edg- 

ware Road. 
Bth. Lion Street School Room, New 

Kent Road. 
9th, DeTonifaire Square School Room, 

10th. Keppel Street Chapel, RoNell 

Ulh. Fox and Knot ConrtSofaool Room, 

Snow HiU. 
ITtfa. Alficd Place Chapel, Old Kent 

ISlh. Nntb London School Room, Cal- 

Ihorpe Tenace, Qrav's Inn 

SSnd, BnttealandStreetChapel.Hoxton. 
S3id. Honlej Street School Room, 

SSth. Cotton Street School Room, Pop- 
36lh. Iilin^on Green Chapel. 
S6th. Lewuham Road School Room, 


_L uaociiTio*. 
The meetinga of thia aMociation, held on 
the fint Fridaj of ererr month, at elereo 
o'clock, ale alwaji open to ladiei from Ihe 
countiy, and the wivei of miteionariiB. 
Ladiea foiming iocal aaoeiaCioni, ntfaer in 
town n oounltx, are requeaud to open a 
comspondraoe with the Londoa Iwcnwl 

AHodation, addrtaina thrir eommunicnliaiu 
to Hn. Reed, Cnmbndge Heath, Hackney ; 
Mn.MatheBOn, lifianisbuij Street, Ulingtoo; 
M». Meredith, 3, Durham Place, Umbetfa. 
Tbej recommend for adoption to umilar 
■ocietie*, the following litt of the lubject* 
for conference, that there maj, ai much na 
poKible, be precened a onitf of ipirit with 
kindred nModatioa*. 

I iei9. 

SuiJevU/or Cvuferenet. 

Thuradaf, Januarj 18. Addrm to chil- 
dren bj ReT. W. Joiiea of Stepne7 College. 

Friday, Febroarj 2nd. Hew may Chilean 
he brought to feel that ditine truth can only 
be itudied with niii iiiiw bj dependaooe on 
diiine aid ? 

Friday, March Snd. What are the btM, 
mesne we can adopt to induce babita of 
reflecUon and wlf-examinatim in young 

Friday, April 6th. The importance of 
training children to thoee habita of •elMenial 
or Klf control, which will tend to fit them fi>r 
the priratiuna of Ibreign lervioe in the cauae 
of ChriM. 

Friday, May 4th, Haw can we account 
fer the indifltrenee to teligton maniferted by 
many yoang peiMni who hate been pioualy 

Friday, Jane lit In what way may Ihe 
(jmpethy of children be ao dnwn 10 the 
abomiding objecta of ain and miaery at home 
and abrDad, a* will moot eSectually qualify 
them to cany out the great pnrpoaea it 
dinne loie I 

Friday, July 6th. Meeting poitiMned. 

Friday, August 3rd. What is to be 
undentood by a Christian edacation t 

Friday, September 7th, How may ws 
inspire our children with proper confidence, 
and at the same time diacourage lelfconoeitP 

Friday, October 6th. What are tba beat 
methods of conreying religious instruction to 
children under aii, and tram that period till 
they are fourteen or fifteen yean of age I 

Friday, NOTember 2nd. What diapoti- 
ions in a parent er taadiei an likely to 
ipente lo the permanent dindrantage of a 

Friday, December 7tb. What mo the 
evil* arinng from uosanctified iotellset, and 
bov ouj l£ey be guarded apinst? 

The Rot. E. Le Fene of Hail Westan< 
St. Neat's, Hunts, thinking it probable that 
healwll RSgn his pastorate thei«, tequcMS us 
to My that he is open to inTitation among a 
pioui and devoted people. 



■ fiom tbs 

n of all vba we dspowd to hearken 
10 the •dTioe of ISn. Dandi^ uid othen, 
** liat Uke prvctita ^f buHnj daUrtn (e 
pubtie mmAip maf bt 4ntinly abattdpned by 
all fmumtt latd in oU <cilos&." It nuy be 
lemembaed bjr tome of our nedtn that when 
the Prae 'Emaj on Sunday Scbooli bj Mn. 
Danda vai iint pnbtnbed, ws did not unite in 
iboae eipRHioni of approbation with which 
it via hODOnted bf moat of our contem- 
pomiea. We then thought, aftei a careful 
pemal of the work that aomo of Iha apiniona 
■diocated by that tadj irere exceeding!; mia- 
duenm; and we are glad lo find that one of 
tbetu ia now taken in hand bj Dr. Moriaon, 
aod rcpodialed eanieatlj and efiectiielj. For 
the Mke of thoae of our readers who have 

" Wliat habila,' aaka our intelligent an 
Hiarttd ftiend, Mn.Da»ida,'are rtallj foi 
b; thia practice !' — that ia, ' the practice of 
taking tittle or ignonni children to the public 
■Biiuca of the Bnetuaiy 7 ' Mra. D.'i leplj' ia 
a Ibllowi : ' The babita of aleeping, of inat- 
tention, and liitleamea, of day-dreamiog and 
rain tboughta, and of dialike and avenioa to 
tlie labtaath and the KnctaBi? ! ' Now we 
an bold to nj that all theae phenomena are 
to be aean, in ftill peifectioDi in manj' adnll 
banra id the goapsl. What praacher hai 
not been affiicled with the a^ht of them ? 
And what eaiefnl tAmstvt of facta haa not 
briield the aleeping, inattcdtiTe, liatleaa, da;- 
dnuniog, lun-thoiigbt Mage, iaauiog in con- 
tenpt of the nbbath, and neglect of the 
Yet who BTer has ventured to 
it ueh adult hearera ahould be 
to withdraw from the public mi- 
DiMry of the word, becauae the babita thej 
m yielding to are ao injuriona in their ten- 
dencf I The adrice we abould rather tender 
■oald h« that miniileia ahoalil adopt a more 
roniiag atyle of preaching, that they ihould 
be lea* dry and conaecntiTe in their modea of 
ioMraclion, and that tbey ahould, by every 
fnm^A^ ingnuiity, endeavour to fii the wao- 
dcriag tboi^l* of careleaa liMenera. 

"DonbUeaa tbare it a certain nnmber of 
ddldien now atteDdant upon the aanctuary, 
balonging to our acboola and to the fluniliei 
of mamben and faearen, who are all that 
Hn. D. deacribe* them to bo ; but ia the 
lemtdy not latber to be aought in the in- 
ocand conacientiouinea and aaiduity of 
parenta and Sonday-achool teadiera, and in 
die better adaptad aerricea of the Chiiatian 
paipit to 'ion npaatiea and wanta of Little 
chiUm, than in the alarmfaiK and haw<!Diia 

pnpoal of removing them in 
houte of Ood I After all, a 
■peak ia ignorance of fiicti. there i* a lar^s 
body of i^ldrea, both in the tamiliea of our 
fiianda and in our Sundaj-aclioola, deeply 
intereated in the aervicea of the aiinctuary, 
and afibrding ample proof that they love the 
paator, that tbey liitaa with deep atlrntioa 
to bis discouraea. and that they w. uid re- 
gard it aa uolhiog ihort of a calamity, vera 
the plana now in agitation carried into effect, 
We believe aincerely tbat this cbiu of children 
may ha almoat indefinitely increaaed, if pa- 
renta, and Sunday-ichoal teacben, and pa>- 
lon^ will combine to diacharge tlieir duty 
toward! them. As iar oa our oheervation baa 
extended, the evil complained of so bitterly, 
and for the removal of which we are to ran 
■uch tremendoua riska, is but of cfry pariiai 
optratien. Very few children belonging lo 
the regular families in our placea of woreliip, 
misconduct themaelvea in the way complained 
of ; while the great nuijority of them are 
exemplary in their behaviour, and aSurd 
pleaaing indiuationa of attention to the word, 
and tender regaid to the pastor. And aa it 
respects any tBetl-conducltd Sunday-school, 
the Lnatances of bad iwhaviour in the houia 
of God are, we Iboroughly belieie, Uia exctp- 
lion and not Ihe rule. We well know that 
some ichools are most disorderly in the 
Cliiistian sanctuary; but in such cases the 
remedy wanted ia not to he sought in the 
removal of the children from all the hallowed 
saaociHtions of our Christian postrocy and 
aasembliei; but In a vailly improved mode of 
conducting the exvrcisea and discipline of the 
Sunday-Bcbool. Here, in our humble judg- 
ment, liea the great and crying evil, the 
impreasion of which may be soared to die 
away by the adaptation of the plana now 
under discuauoD, without the evil itself being 
in the slightent dej^ree remedied. In well- 
conducted achools, where there are pious 
leachen, and a wise and energetic superin- 
tendent, inatunccs of bad bebaiiour, or ex- 
me listleaaness in the house of God, are 
: rare, and are largely confined to a few 
whievoua children, who ought to be pre- 
ited from minglhig with their fellowr, 
unleaa they can be reduced to order aud 


" We fear that other more malign causes 
than the bet of having frequented a place of 
'caahip in early years, muat be asiigned fur 
the wandering thoughts, distracted attention, 
and incapncity of attending to preacbera com- 
pkiried of by pious people. We should be 
relieved of many painful impreeaiona, if we 

Duld ti 

e their 

We should (ear tbat the carea of life, thut a 
worldly apirit, tbat a fiwble and indistinit 
sense of religious obligation, that neglect uf 
mental culture and studious habit, and thst 
Satanic temptations had far more to do with 
the cauae* of such complainta than the old- 



fiialiioiied halnl of bringing cbildren to tlie 
home of God, hitherto regarded ai a lirtue, 
and not u an oRence. Inilead of mcbing 
the concluvon of our reepected friend, that 
the procoa of bringing children, when vt 
jonng, to the houM of God, would lend 
niske them li^tlen and inattenliTe hearen 
■tier life, ire ihDuld, from a careful obserra- 
tion of the ilateof bet, be compelled to jleld 
to the very oppoeite imprevon. We have had 
oppOTtunitiee of watching the mental derelop- 
mentaoftvodiitiiict clans! of ad ult hearer*, — 
the one claei trained to an eailr and conatsnt 
attendance upon OUT ordinai7wbbath aerricei, 
— the other having acarcelT entered the houta 
of God in early life ; both ctanea, it Baj be. 

. and wakefulneM to tht 
of Chriilian truth, the fbmer ctoa hoi been 
fanneaiurably niperior to the latt»-r. The 
onlj eieeption to thi* rale that we haie met 
with hu been where there haa been great 
original power, or nperior intellectual cul- 
ture. With all the drawback! aiiring ftom 
human infirmity, and bad leaching at home, 
we ahould Kreatlj prefer an audience com- 
poeed of individuals who from childhood had 
attended the Christian aanctuarj, under a 
fiuthful miniatiy, to one made up of penotu 
who, in their ew-lj yean had not frequented 
the Mated and eraninlical miniMry of the 
word. Indeed we do not belieTO that good 
preaching ii a Uatlen or unjntereeting thing 
even to tery young children, aa ia conitantly 
being ptoied by eienr deioted paator, in the 
impteniont produced by hii mmiitry on the 
mindi and heaiti of the beloTed children of 
hie frienda. We could point to many auch 
caaet, of chQdren from aeven to ten yein of 
age, who are deeply thoughtful bearen of the 
word, and who are able to carry home the 
general outline and illuatralion* of moat dia- 
couTie* to which they liilen. . . 

" Oar doctrinal theory ia, that the Sunday- 
Khool ia an appendage of the church, and 
that ita attendance on the piutor^ inabuctiona 
ia the riiible aymbot of that reUtionahip. Let 
it be withdrawn from hia miniatry. and tmn 
ila preaent aaociation with the adult portion 
of our aaaeinblie*, and what palpable link of 
connexion between it and the church will re- 
main F The Snnday-Kfaool inatitulewill then 
become an iaolated thing, looking, indeed, to 
the church tor pecuniary aupport, but for little 
elae. We bear teacheia conatantly pleading, 
and not without reaaon.tbat there ought to be 
a larger amount of aympalhy between the 
church and the adiool. Will ihe lemoial of 
the school from the public aenicca of the 
innduarfaugmentor diminish thia sympathy? 
We apprehend it will most sensibly impair it 
The school is now a palpable &ct, which can- 
not be OTcrlooked, — a pleaiing speictacl<!,upan 
which the wise and the gooi look with 
piayerAil diUgbt Bnt reman it from the 

" Let Sanday-schoaltcachcn put Ibrth their 
full energies in perfecting the sabbath-school 
ayitem. They hare ample Held here, without 
atapping out of their Intimate province. 
Let them not seek to deprive the pastor of 
the place which he boa hitherto occnrded. 
Let not the great link between him and the 
Sunday-achoo] be severed. Hia influence bw 
hitherto bem exerted for gnnd, and he wfU 
only dkehaige his duly to theChriatian church 
by resisting (he innovation proposed. . . 

"Our own ooniae ia decided. We shall 
keep our firm hold of the Sunday^chnol, and 
aball do onr best, in the future b> in the past, 
to perpetuate and increase the interest which 
yoang people tM in our tninistrations.'' 

These remarks will not be nndentood to 
imply objecliona to occaaionsl separata aer- 
vices for children, which may be, if dis- 
creetly conducted, highly adtantageoua ; tint 
objections to the withdrawal of children from 
the usual public wonhip of the sabbath. 

A public valedictory service was held on 
Monday evening, November 2aih,at the Pout- 
try chapel, on occasion of the departure of 
the Rev. J. J. Freeman, one of the secre- 
taries of the London Missionary Society, as 
a deputation to South Alrica. The olgecta 
of hiB miaion were thus sketched in an ad- 
drea delivered by the Rev. Dr. LeiftJiiid on 
the occasion. 

" It is not a tour of pleasure and lelaxa- 
ticn that you have to make, Thedemai>da 
upon your time and enei^es, both of mind 
and body, will be iniTSSaiit. You will hav* 
to make youncif acquainted with the cha- 
racters and labours of the missionaries and 
teacbeis in diSerent countries, aad in different 
parts of the same country ; to investigate 
Gicts, to balance evidence. You may hava 
to ascertain the state of missionaiy initita- 
tinna, and to consider whether it may not be 
desirable to substitute, for a general aoperin- 
tendence, district and financial committees in 
correapondence with the parent aodety, and 
to collect such a body of information upon 
these and kindttd subjects from alt aourcea, 
as shall enable the director* in this country 
to he, in a manner, preaent with their agent* 
in those distant landa, so aa to give them Iha 
meat auitable counseli and direations. Where 
mlsunderstandinga may have arisen, what 
occaaian will there be, on your part, lor the 
exercise of patience, forbearance, impartiality, 
oalm, deliberate judgment, to mediate so aa 
to forfeit the esteem of none, and to obtain 
an acknowledgment fkom ell of the juatioa 
and propriety of yoni decUona. This is no 



iHghl and ounr t>A ; and, with «ll joar tact 
■mI fxperienee. ;oq vill not bg abli to per- 
Ibrai it vilhoat tpecnil aniitance from aboTe. 
1 eunot forget the zaanner in which jon dii- 
dtuged TDUr delicste embanj to the W«t, 
*nd I adTeit ta it to encoange the pleasing 
kope tbit in jaat pnaent enlCTprisc jou will 
bM be \tm mu* lauful. One object, I lesm, 
of janr munoa will be to reduce ns much ai 
powble tlie npanditure of the locietf, bj 
or|iB|t upon the congregationi alnwid, Rnd 
tipedallj thoae which are made op, in great 
|iart,of Earopean miidenti, the datj of WU' 
tiiaing thrii own churchea, and of helping 
lirward the great minionary cauw. ll has 
ken a gnat gntiRcation to mj mind that the 
jtreclna hare anthoriied joa to aaaure Dr. 
Philip of theii ifinpath; with him in (he 
infirmitiea brought upon him by the Krvicea 
of the lodetj, and r4 their readinea to con- 
tribute the neatsarf fundi for hii lupport 
and oonirwt whether he return to tbii hiaown 
mtiTe country or ipend the remnant of bia 
dait where be now ii. I am glad that the 
dincton hare not, for fiar of a splenetic 
outcry ^aintf the laviah expenditure of the 
•Dciety, indulged here a nig^rdly parnmony. 
ThCTe ate Chiiitiana who have been benefited 
lenponlly and iplritiintly by the laboura of 
God'l Mrranta, who. In Mrange contratt Co 
the conduct of meti of the world towardi 
tbole who bare toiled for them, would catf 
them off in old age, and fomke them 
■hen (heir (trength faileth. I truit luch 

•ill w 

d(Kt in that of the direclora of the London 
If WDuary Society. An opportunity, it may 
be, vill be pren for being again near to that 
Uand which wh the early icene of jour 
hboaia. Yon may And aome remembiance* 
<rf your laboura there, aiid of thoae of your 
farmeT colleagues. Yoo will leiie the occa- 
BDD, if affurded, of promoting the re-opening 
of European inlereoune with that ialand, 
aad renewing the work, retarded but not de- 
Xroyed, for the eiangelintiDn of that land. 
Sodi a proepcct, after what you have luffered 
in the diappointmeni of your former hopea, 
will cheer no heart like your own. We tire 
ia time* of pablic embairaMment, and it 
beboiea all inatitutiona to economise their 
nana and exponditura to the utmost of 
their power, as thia aoctelj ii doing ; hi ' 
em that may be ocemiled for good. . 
nay lead them to turn their attention moi 
nrneaUy than erer to the railing up of natii 
leacbtn among the heathen, and the putting 
of the eongregaliona fiirmed there npon thdr 

We And tbe hltowing article in the CArii- 

" In anawo' to a memoriat forwarded 
thtMqjh Lord AAIey to bit ti^l highness 

Prince Albert, requeating him to predde 
at the meeting for the aunoancemenC of 
the adjudicator* and the diitrihulion of 
prizea, offered to working men, for easays 
liten by them on the temporal adTantiiges 
the sabbalh to the labouring classes, of 
ich there were 1,045 competitors, the fol- 
lowing answer has been receiied through Lord 
Aahley by the adjudicalon: — 'His royal 
' ' 'inns Prince Albert has desired me to ei- 
B hia regret that he is unable to comply 
with the request of the memprialisti, and 
take the chair at the distribution of the priie 
esiays on the sabbath. His royal htghneM, 
ver, feels a very deep sympathy with 
the striking and meritorious efforts of the 
working ciaiMs, and be concludes bia letter 
by Njing, ■ I think that now that more 
priua are being collected for the hitherto 
urisucceaaful candidates, I can beat contribute 
iwards the oliject hy giring ten of the addi- 
anal fire pound priies, and asking you to 
s kind enough to present them to the suo- 
ceesful authors in my name.' 'The Pearl of 
Daya has interested and pleased both tbe 
queen and myself extremely.'" — (Signed) 

The policy of the fugitive pontiff is, and 
has been, truly pontifical. It is proper that 
whoeier occupies the Rnman see should 
"speak lies in hypocrisy," and this Mastai 
Ferretti has done from the beginning. After 
his accenian, yielding to the necestuty of th^ 
situation, be made a leint of enojuroging po- 
litical reform, relaxed (he seierity of govern- 
ment, a severity no longer practicable, gave 
an amnesty from which furmidnble criniinals, 
and especially all priests, were carefully ex- 
cluded, and, at a very cheap cost, purchased 
the credit of being humane and liberal. A 
spnrk, gleaming in so dark a place, did took 
very brilliant at first. A few trifling police 
improvements threw the Italians into raptures, 
but no one thought of demanding that the 
Roman inquisition should t>e abolished, and 
ita dungeons emptied. . . 

The politics of Italy, in themselves con- 
sidered, are of little importance to as. Th» 
new emperor of Austria may settle his quarrel 
u he can with the new governments af the 
peninsula, while we Englishmen may be con- 
tent in the aaaumnce that the King of nations 
will overrule all things well, but WB cannot, 
in conacience, refrain from pointing out the 
policy of the bishop of Rome as contemptibly 
dishonert. No sentimental sympathy wiUi 
the lirigbted priest restrains us from exhibiting 
his double-dealing as an exact type of the 
church which still owns him aa her head, and 
listens to his voice, according lo the Spanish 
HiraUe, as to (A« mice itf tl\» titling Gad, 
whose infallibility, horritUt diela, baa been 
cenfiteated by Roman deii»gogue».— T"** 
CArisfton Unms. 


To tht Editor qflht BapliMt 
Tbe hct Ibst toaie miniite 

with B 

, for 

overlooking the dicumitancei of oihtn, to 
whom or to whase bmilin tbe Sanour might 
my, Bi he did to the church in Smjnm, " I 
know Ihy irorln,»nd tribuliition, and poverty; 
but thou art rich." 

Id tlie Baptiit Magaxine for Jbhuhit, 
mis, reference wu made to Ifae po^hilit; 
of Imening the privationa of miniateii' 
nidoir*, hj B plan luggeited in that commu- 
nicBtion; and the writer, being only a namtor 
of what othar* have done, may, without anj 
ialention of giving a report of proceeding!, 
■tate that ten eiperimenli have now proved 
the utility and acceptableneu of the plan. 
So that there !■ scope for bidding God-ipeed 
to thoaa who, with limited meani. have ap- 
plied appropriate article) of clothing to the 
wiveg, widows, or other female relatives of 
ministen<, while there is good ground for uj- 
ineto others, " Go and do likewise.** 

The writer could, if it were needed, give 
eitractt from letter after tetter to show that 
a kindness thought but little of in the quarter 
from vhich it emanated, has been welcomed 
M if it had been the commuuicatioD a( an 
angel from heaven- 
One female whose case was made known 
by a home mis<ionarj> mentions both faer 
surprise and delight in a sentence which she 
concludes thus, " nothing of the kind having 
ever taken place before in this county that 
ever I heard of." She then adds, " Could 
you have heard the remarki of my little girl, 
who is eleven years of age, you would have 
been amused. How did the InJy know you 
anted that ? and then, How did she know 

:d do fur 

e 1" &e. 

Two females also, both 
in one of our large northern counties, write 
conjointly, and say, " We cannot reward the 
society for their kindneas, but believe that 
they will l>e recompensed at the restirrectioa 
of Ihejuit." 

The writer need not icention that when a 
box is fiiinisbed, vorioiu lleini, besides cloth- 
ing, suggest themselves to the thoughtful ; 
and, in some of the letters, where the appro- 
piialion of tho particulars is specified, one ia 
reminded of days of privation in former 
times when Providence wore somewhat of 
the aspect of a miraculous dispensation. 

J. FsBUtUI. 

MaruUmd Point, Stra(fi>rd, Etux, 
Dte. II, 1848. 


The Secretory of the Young Hen's Mi^ 
sionary Association, in aid of the Baptist 
Missionary Society, requests us to sny that 
the lecture of the Rev. J. Aldis, on the Con- 
nexion of IdoUtry with Architecture, which 
was to have been delivered in the evening of 
Wednesday, January 17th,is,in consequeaoe 
of the meeting of the London Association oa 
tliat erening, postponed to Wednesday, Ja- 
nuary 24 th. 

A mistake occurs in our Supplement in 
teferenee to the address of % member of so- 
lenl eommitteea, George Stevenson, Esq., 
which it is desirable to rectify. His present 
reaideoce is at Blackheath, Kent. 

The secession of the Hon. and Rev. Baptiit 

Wriothesley Noel from the Eslabliofaed 
Church, which was anticipated in our lost, 
has now taken place. On the tirat Lord's 
day in December, he took lenve of his con- 
gregation in St. John's Chapel, Bedford Row, 
in the presence of crowds who had been at- 
tracted by the circumstances. A principal 
reason, though not the only reason, we be- 
lieve, for Mr. Noel's withdrawal from the 
church to which he belonged, is derived fhim 
his perception of the unscriptural character 
and banefiil tendency of the union of that 
church with the state: on this subject he baa 
been engaged for some time in preparing K 
volume which is now ready. Mr, Noel, as 
msny of our readers are aware, is a man of 
acknowledged talent, thoroughly erangelical, 
and an influential speaker both in the pulpit 
and on the pliitfomi. He is a brother of the 
Call of Gainsborough, and haa been for some 
lime one of her mnjeity's chaplains. He is 
now in the fiftieth year of his age ; and his 
connexions and abilities would probably hare 
secured him ere now a sent upon the bench 
of bishops, had not hii ecclesiAStical advance- 
ment been impeded by his conscientious libe- 
rality of opinion. The sauiBce which he haa 
made is very great. May be be guided and 
prospered in his future course by that gracious 
Maaler whom it is obriouaiy his deiire to 
honour I 

A new edition of Mr. HinliM's Memoir of 
Mr. Knibb, whose pottmit adorns our pteaent 
number, is in the press. It ia rvvised, but 
notsbridjged, tbou^ its pries will be reduced 



DelPAartiHE of ^he "doVe" tok WB&tBRN ai^am^a. 

Our readers will see on the other sideavienof the "Dove" starting fram 
OntTesead for Fernando Po. It was iateaded that she should leave about the Ist 
of December, but through aa accident in anohoriag at Oraveieiid she was obliged 
to put bock into dock, where she was detained for a week in order to be repured. 
Tike accideut was in her rigging ^f^nil spara onlf, and the-ozpcnse will not fall on 
the So<uet;. 

She lefti Oravesend on Friday, Dec. 8, having on board Captain and Mrs. Hil- 
boome. Mi. and Mrs. Nawb^o, Mrs. Saker, and Mr. and Mrs. Yainold— the 
Utter going out tit l^etaando Po la teachen. The presence of these brethren will 
be warmly hailed if tha mlsaloautes who are already in the field ; and we trust 
that the Great H«M Of the chtUoli wtll give them a speedj and prOGpL'rous voyage. 

It may interMt 001 fricndj to kbow that the "Dove" takes out a new and 
valuable printing WMi for tllmbiB— a special gift of friends in Scotland and 
Norfolk, through Mli Kewbtgla. Bha also takes out a small sugar mill, the gift 
of Mr. Peto. A iiUg9 quJiBUty of stores and provisions ts'also aeot out for the use 
of the missiMi. tint Vamaudlabs fiiid a native t^ the Kboa country are among 

When our bNthreO fsAeh tha field of ttiair labour tha Hoolety wiU have ia 
AUaa, iDcluding (ha Wlvos of mlsaionirlat, oUven iCurot>aBll agents and eight 
native praaoheH add taaeherg. 

Since l84l the blaod ffuit tree, the pomeglaDaie, the mango, the avocado pear, 
and the nwmmaa->^ptoduai[ons of gtrat valua, Abd all tttitable to the climate, have 
been inttotluced by Our brethren ; garments sufBotent to clothe not less than 
20,000 pstBons tiive baau diitrlbutcd; many hundreds of the natives — it may be 
said thaasluids->luiVo feceived medical oBiistnaco J three principal stations have 
been established ; and about eighty persons have been baptlxed. An Introduction 
to the Feioandlatl tdtlgua hal been written by our friend Mr. Clarke, and, with 
apecimeni of tKlulMtatli hfts just been published by him at Berwick. The Gospel 
of MattheWi tha book Of Oenesia, and Scrlpturo Eitracts in Isubu have been 
published by Mr. MeMok at Bimbla ; and Mr. Bakat ll engaged vritb the Dewalla 
At Cameioons. 

Judging from Uiasa Haults, and comparing tbem with the resulu of the Orat 
Sevan yean of labour Ib India or other fields, we cannot but regard the labours 
of our brethren in Afrtea os very encouraging and important. 

The eipaose of tha " Dove " for outfit and stores for the ysof kmonnts to about 
£600. We truit our young friends, to whom we have blthaftO looked for meeting 
this expense, wilt tuk«;ui additional e&brt this yaaf to false the whole amount. 
It vrill be impcaalbla to meet it through tha otdLnaiylnnotne of the Society, which 
ia already taxed to Ita utmost liuiti 

Since the abov* Was writtMt wa taam lUl th* " Dove " has been detuned for 
aeveral days in BM&inta haibotti, whsM MU Uaitda have received much kind- 
ueas. The tbanki « tha CommlUH •» aa|>eDlally due to the church meeting ia 
Cavendish Cbapel, And to thalf paatMj fram whom we have received the foUowing 
note, dated Dec. IGth, and to the Rev. Edward Hoare, incumbent of Christohurch. 

I just drop ;oa a lioa to ny tin " Dora " | boird, and mjsd with ihem juM m the iras 
left oar hirboar thia afternooa between tbrea Igoiiig out. Oua of Che members of our oburch, 
and ibor v'clock, all well on board. I wh on | who ii a Nafsrii^ msn, and who ihoronghly 

KOR JANUARY, 184fl. 


vDdenUDdt the whole of tha En^lltb caut, 
gtauoiulr ofTered his aerTlcK graluicously to 
oilat the boat all rooad ihe coftsl to Pljmoulh, 
I idlnHluccd bim to Capuun Milbauraa, who 
n^il/ laJ cheerfully accepted hu services, 
tpd lieugoae off with hiu, We nlid our' 
Mnm-tiwlopull Ihem safe out of tbe harbour, 
iMt oar ladits have made aad prateateJ the 
Ciptjia irith ■ new silk Bag, wiEh tha Dove 
ud olire branch, whicb wu wiving in tbe 
trme. I ihiak it rigbt 10 atate tbat elJ our 
fnniJi hare miuiifesled a great deal of kiad- 
aea, ud a verr deep inlereat ia Ibe miuioti 
li« been felt. The Rev. Edward Hoare, in- 
cambcDl of Christcfaurch in tbe Vale, called 
ta at lul Moodiy ntoming, aod hating ei- 
fn»a) hn interest tn tbe miuion, inTited tbe 
vhalaef tbe {rieadj OD board t]w"DoTe"to 
Uk* taa »"■< ipcnd ibe evening, with Mn. 
Willi and iDjaalf, at hi* botue aa Taeida; 

eTenia^, If the " Don " ahDuld ram^ In the 
harbour. We accepted hii InTiMtioa, aad all 
the FrieaJs speut a mott [ileauat and, I bape, 
pmRiable meetlog. He inriteil tataj frioiid) 
to meet lu, and prayer waa offered ipaoiallf 
for the rriendi antl miuion geiurallv. Ur. 
Newbe^nu gave lu an addr^ on hfonday 
anil WccJneiday evenings, and we eoUeelM 
aFtar the prayer- mee ling £2 12s., to pav har- 
bour duel. Several ladiei of Mr. Maare'* 
church *enl to olFer beds, or any other accom- 
mDJitton, for OUT friend] while they remtitied, 
but the membera of tny church and C( ' 
tioa had made all neceitary proviuon ot i 
kind. Our ladiei begaa work, and furul 
shirts for the three Airicani on board, an 

Wc htne leceived from Mt. Wjwseh, iindec date of Oatobet 7> 1818, tbe fol^ 
lowing iofbraMtioii in leftrence to his kbouta. 

OcMral ReaitK. TrmntUant. 

I hApa tba levtaw of tbi> jaar may prove 

HDanhat mon cbMrinf than that of ths liu I The Sanwrit Old TaMunent it prooeadiaf. 

two at thtM j*U*. Wa have all baeu par- ' The printiDg h« advaaoad to Joahoa ii. Tha 

D introduce into tha cbnrdM* tatber New Taatamant, whloh we are now reprintit^, 

nv meoibsra than luiuL Ai litf ai I baa advaooed to the beginning of Mark ; ■ 

akij to I 
anblu dn 


acknowledge Ihat 
owing to inoreaaed labour, bat 
> nerey of God, wbo 
spiritual as well as of 

oF tb« Bengali New T 

the beginning of Luke, and tha oartfuU; 

reiind Bengali Old T " l. »_i .. 



It u sot often that the Btatlons nbove named arc visited by misuonttfleB of otbet 
•ncietiea than oar own. Ihej lie to the uotth-weil of CelouttCt and out i>f the 
titil^ tMck of tnvellen. Recentij', however, Messrs. Danforth and Stoddard, of 
Ibe American Baptist Missiooaiy Societj, have visited these districts on their waf 
lo Aauu. Bxtracta from their jouraal caotiot fail to interest out fiiendj. 

We have at lanfltbreeehad our long looked- [and theo agajn » narrow as acarcelj to 
ferbaB*. Wo st«tad from CaleoiU on the | admit a boat to pats us. Somettmn we 
14th of April, ia lb* ateamer "Juauur," aaeiaed (o be ia a small lake, ibtn paasad 
paMod down the Hoogly until we reached into a little inlet, then craned a large tiner ; 
diBgae lalaod, aad then turned into tlM thus we contianed our way far three or hat 
•-•--•-•• Htre, for the ipaoa ot il hundred miliK. The banks oo either (ida 
-ling to aad fro in every wop* covarod with a densa junila. Tho 
-BOW going north,— liOiY . shrubbery ii vary low j but id thick m » 
and agva west. Somt- reuJer it iinpouibla to peaatrue ic It i* 
I* fire or six miles wide, ' inhabited only by wild boasts. Tigers are so 


1 that it is dBDgerou* for penoni to 
go on iboie. Thaj hive in ■ feir inaUmoes 
ventarod into ihe Htbt uid ctrried off native! 
trma their boulc. Tbia lingokr place on 
■cwoely ba called any tbin^ else than iha 
Baj of Bengal, thickly iludded with ialandi. 
Hie land ii, probably, nothing more (ban a 
depDiit, braugfat fram the country above. 
An the riven in Ihii region are exceedingly 
muddy, and ever changing llieir coune. The 
river may be traced out one year, aad the 
nait aeaaon will find it completely filled ap, 
and a new ohannel cot one Hence the great 
difficulty of giving the topography ai the 
riven. Two men, one on each lide or the 
boat, were conilaotty employed in aonnding, 
frDin the time we left Calcutta tiH we reached 

" ^>have 

low nothing but a 
aolitary waaie. The almo'phere at certain 
leiioni or the year ia almnit death lo the 
traveller. Further up we found the eoanlry 
denaely populated in aome ptacea. 'i'he in- 
habitaati are Bengalis. 

Annul at 


We alopped • few boon at Bariial (a 
ttarion about 400 miles from Calcutta by 
river). Went ashore and called on a 
brother miitiaitary (Mr. Page) residing there. 
He wu aent ■ ihort time since from Calcutta, 
In gather in a harvest of saula, which the 
Lord had been preparing. About a year 
aince, a revival of religion cammenced here 
among the lowest castes, and 150 loula were 
hopefully converted. The ioatrumenlaJity 
wai so very amall (there being no missionary 
on the ground), that all were forced to ac- 
knowledge that it was oT Ood. What a Seld 

lies upon * sick bed, unable to do any thing 
for these precious aouls. There is no mu- 
sionary nearer than Calcutta on one hand, 
and Dacca on the other. Our hearts were 
filled with aympMby and sadness. After a 
season of prayer, we left him to the care of 
that Being who says, " I will never leave nor 
ronaliB you." 

Stopped over night at Dacca. CaDed on 
brother Robinson, a miaaiDnlry of the Baptist 
Missionary Society. Having been in Ihe mii- 
aioD for mm; yeari, he was able to give u* 
muoh uaeful tDtormation- Were much inter* 
eeted in an interview with hther Leonard (an 
Irish missionary associated with brother Ro- 
hinH>a). He ia tevenly-sii jean of age, bnt 
he still prejchea : has been in the work lortT- 
four jean. How encounging to see this old 
veteran, about lo lay dawn his arms and re* 
ceive a crown of glory. Hii wife ia itill 
living. Dacca wu once the capital of Bengal, 
and though it hii liwl much of il* former 
grellncn, it atill contains a laife population, 
together with numerous populous villjgea 
around it. Yet there are bnt two miasionariea 
here. Four or live more could not meet its 
wanU. The RomBuiati have planted them- 
aelvcs here, and, as in all other places, are 
vei7 leabus for Ihe mother ohnreh. 

Aliter passing through many riven, we at 
length reachea the Brahmaputra. It ia a 

the banks, and gated on us with wonder. 
Their degraded, miierable appearance called 
loudly to ua for pity and luistanee. But 
what could we dol Noibing bnt paia on, 
and leave them to their destructioD. There 
ia not ■ miauonary between Dacca and Go- 
wthatti, a distance of more than 100 miles. 

A letter Iiai been received bom Mr. Parboil, dated the 8tb of September, Die 
following extracts from which will he interesting to our readers. 

B««k'( Cturek BiUnry in Hinin. 

An interval has occutred since mi 
letter to von lonrei bj (wo months tf 
usually allow to elapee, I having had, iu both 
insHDCes, hindrances Co writing, which I hope 
will be sufficient to eicalpate me from the 
eharge of neglect. A good part of the mouth 
of July I was using all the time I could 
■nnstai from out.door engagements in fiaishing 
the tnntlation of " Banl's Chorch History ,*' 
whioh I W1H |>rivileEed to do on the 3(nfa, 
with the aioepCiaa of caving to finally correct 
Ae mannseripl <rf the " Fourth Period," after 
nnMW bj HI wMmed mmber eronr ebonb, 

Mr. John Cfarialian, who la a good Hindoe 
scholar. An edition of 1000 is wing printed, 
600 of which are the Tract Society's, on oon- 
aideration of their furniahing paper for the 
whole, and paying for Iha binding of their 
own copies. The rssponiibility of the rett 
lies on me, for which I hope (d.t.) I aball 
be able lo provide. And as 1 have no iden 
of profit, but my eameat desire is to get the 
information eoniained in the work speedily 
into the posMSMOn of the native brathran, and 
yet cipenenoe teems to ahow that Ihe gratui- 
ton* diatribntion of books i* not, at all timet, 
daair^le, but il is rather advisaUe to begin to 
■ — — native brethren to parchaae 


me to Mil Iba booki 
rice, and ro uiivci M 
hkir priee. Two Clin«ti«D friends libenllr 

tawtrdf the pnaring ot the book, «1 
be ■ material aid in redncing ihe price, la 
■boie ataied, la oatiie purchaieia. 
P ill) «d Uttralilg sf Iht eoavtrit in India. 
Wewodd ^BdljendeaToiiT to lead cmi dear 
peoph^ a« foggeawd, to ihink at aappordng 
thair paator, bat their aitulioD aod naoaroei 
are uM'al all equal to auT such eScst. For 
the moat part, we erer find them moat willing 
Id ooDiribiite to CTtrf good woil, in pnpor- 
cion to tbeir income, which is, iF I mistake 
BM, rerj fiv beyond what i) oonlribaled bj 
bceihren in England, with few eiceptiona; 
bat only a few of them enjajp more thin a 
ban aopolj Tor their temporal wants, and 
noc^ I ihiah, than bair the memben oF oar 
ebarch are in socb jioor drcumstanoe*, ai in 
e*M of any liule extraordintir expense wbicb 
Baj Ul on ibem. to he gratenil for aastslance 

Bja, tba old atreani of the Ganjea, and ^ 
OBDgei ilwlr. On the Cundack and the 
Oangra wa have often itinerated i *re Tinted the 
Balan tba year before last, and haTC been 
now on tba Byi, whicb, taking its rije in iba 
Upper Gundnoic, near Hajeepon, falls into 
the Gaogei abont thirty-five or Forty milet 
aboTS Monffbir. 

Among ttw thirty-fonr Tillages wa naite^ 
(wo— Tegra and Mow— are deaarring oF the 
name oF lowni lor tbeir siia and the nnmber 
or inhabitant!. I will transcribe • law itama 
from my brief jooma]. 

Smu litar, unufarlnar. 

Friday, Aagnal 4. Entered the Bya 3ot«, 
abont one o^locfc. About Hit o'clock we 

nadie preaeben 

pi II lie of oiu' own chapels, and a compira- 
lircly large sam etery month for iridowa. Sec, 
■nd make an DCcMional subscription — Hiually 
■annal — for tfae Calcntta Auxltiaiy and the 
Tranlationa, betides rounding to osILi For 
bmlding and npeira oF chap^ and olher 
object!, from other atalions. Lately, on 
lorning ibe amonnl of the Parent Soctety*! 
M», same of onr Fnrnds came fbritsrd with 
omtributions amounting to upwinlt of £17 
sterlinv, on which occuion one itcar and es- 
teemed brotber'a free-will oflcrini; amouated 
tomorethanlwo-ihitxlsor bis monthly peniion. 
And really I caomt feci at liberty to appesl 
ta ihem to do more thin loauin this rate of 
liberality. For ourwlves, we endearQur to 
oar utmost to practise strict economy, that 
we may be able, as largely aa possible, ost of 
the salary lo kindly supplied by the liberality ' Bg 
d Bnliib brathreo.Io "' ■" *-'- ' "'' 
d help forvrard the 

Vedantiat, and for a long time we conld get 
no opportunity to discoarae, and eventuilt* 
went towards onr boat, but as the sun baa 
not aet, end miny people were fijllowing oa, 
we stopped, and geliiii; on an eleraled snit, 
began to diapourse, N'ainsukh reading Malt, 
lii. 7—33, and speaking of God's judging 
and dealing •'' ' *" '' 

msry .oth 
ifafl plac 

1 read lo the end of the 
chapter, and apoka of the neoeaaity of a &rn 
foundation for eteroiiy, and contrasted the 
aaady foundaiion of idolitera wilb Christ, tbo 
only sale rock of hope. 

Saturdsy, 5lh. In the moroing intended to 
havs gona agua into Nipsniya.hul the peopW 
collecied at iha boot, and firat Nainsukli had 
a long discuMion with the old Brahmin, 
chirfly on Ihe lubjocl of en te, but when k« 
and some others went away, a good many 
belter disposed persona remained, to whom w« 
both preached ihe gospel, and then prooeeded 
out for some houn, during which many reipect- 
ablo person) came la the boat ft>r books, from 
Bsrownee, and slso ilie neighbouring village 
of Phoolwureea. About three o'clock we went 
latter, a large village, and spoke in Ibnr 
- ■ ■ ■' - midat ot the Tillage, 

a WD are carrying on here, for if allj plac^., — — -■ - = - 

are stewards for God of the prooerty among the power people, who beard well, 

Ibey poMCM, then we feel that ure moat be so | notwilhitsniling that •""■» hnJimins camo to 

in a peealiarly emphatic sense. 

Jtfisiion Itiiuraey. 
I will now attempt to 

■ - ' " L . ,-- 

I, through grace. 

and ditcuu. Then, babre a lemin- 
ise, where alto we had a large congre- 
id ni opposition. Again, at a rich 
idit^ houw, wliosa fslber hid married tba 

I wlHnowattBinpttogTToymisomeaccoiinl| PundifW house, whose titfler nio manwo ™ 
of my lata tour, in which I was accompanied daughter of Hingun Misr, the first natire 
Iw our iodefaljaibla and, through grace, ex- ! eonvert of Hongbir. A large number assam- 

by our indafaliaibia pari, unwun Km^^i =*■ i *^"'^'* *-■ "--"o--- ■-'"»- r~ ~, , 

cclleni oatire brother, Nainsukh. The dii- 1 bled, but a Mussalman Moonahee and othera 

Irict to (ba north and north-west of us ia peraitted in discussion, and allowed ua no 

1 byaeneral alieams, on the banks t'- 

of which are lines of villages, 
stream are not Fir diatinl From each other, 
there are but few villoges in the intervening 
country. These slceams, beginning from the 
ooe wluch comes from the most northerly 
(joarter, at* *tb« Gnndnck, iba Balen, the 

opportunity of preaching. Lastly, in 
tne Miir, where Nainsnkh and myselF spoke 
with little interroplion to a large congregatioa 
oF perhap 150 perMns. Returning to the 
boat, a good number oF pemona, niaemblad oa 
the shore, beard re»pecltully- 

Loid's day, 6ih. In Barownae, spoke in 


&K« pUcM, IB two of which hid ( pnttj good 
lull iim. iftaT which rain fell, when wo look 
■heltir vndor t OD*!! ilifid, wliich wai ijuile 
illad with paoplo, who heird tor tome cime. 
hot then b«aiiiaoliiiiofau>,iDdlHad loiDBich 
tha baoh fntn Nainiulib'B bandi. p.m. 
HniDf iDDTcd 10 •Dather ghaul, by aboal 
three o'clock ■ gnat maii; psople meniblBd 
pnand lb* boat, to whom NBiniulih and I 
pKwdiad ■ Idb; lime wiiboat iolamiptiDa. 
Aflarwanl* a loqaaoiaiw bnhmb cam*, with 
»ba«, and with o(hen, coqTanuion Uid 
diacinaioii oecnpied the raat of tba •raiing. 

Mooda;, Tib. In Barownee, bating come 
to a gbant at the upper end of the Tillage, 
which ia two milat u> len^ and aboui five 
■lilei in cinunlerance, being icallered into 
fisnnar lile, which w» washed away b; ihe 
Oaogw; w* fini ut in a lala'i houie. wh- 
paliielT gave ui a uat, and NaiDiukb Wa 
tt read and eiponud • tnut, but loao auidi 

U read and eiponud • tnut, 

iiuniber acMDibled. and two 


J Ihat we iefi the hDi)M, 
B«aj bMhain* DeVring to coudnot ua to a 
HOH aKsibla apot. On iba nay ibey a«eiDed 
to Ann Uka plan i4 conducting u« lo the out- 
aide of the village, and Ihere leivinti tia. 
Upon penMiving ifaia, I nt down oa a log of 
wood, and we petaiiled in alaying (here, 
Ulling the people wa would UDI go al thsir 
bidding, but ihcy niigbt all go to ^eir bouaea 
if Iber pUaied. They did not go, however, 
bnl after a lime became quiet while Nainiukb 
read to tbain aome apecioMns of the precepts 
of tha gaip«I from Rom.iii, and Matt, v., and 
q>peal*d lo their judgment as to their purity 
and benevolenre, after which we nlumed lo 
our boat. At noon much rain Tel), and when 
thai abated we came on lo T^ra, and went 
iBlo the bazar, and preached, without iater- 
raption, in two placea, till the evening. 

Tnoaday, Sth. a..h. Could not go out, on 
•eeouBlof the muddy stale of the viliagefrom 
nin dnring the night. p.H.Spoka in bur placea, 


oe, and were often noiay and 

we diacoufsed in two placet 

work, and doutrine 

repent and 

in the baiar, an tha origin,! 
of Chriat, and the oblinti 
beliare ; Ihen were called to 
venndab, who beard attentively and raapecl- 
(nUj, and eipnaaed hia appnbacioa of what 
waa aaid ; ei»d, luttj, on our way to tha boat 
»• got • iaign oongTcgalion of the poorer 
daai. Is wboni Hainiukh preached. Many 
boji followed ua to tbe boat, damonring for 
hooka, whom we eould not induce (o leave lu. 
SaMrday, 13lh, * ■ Noou. Came to the 
village of Goodna, where, on ihe ghaut, we 
began kddnMiog a few periona, and, in a 
ahoit time, a goodly oamber aasembled, who 
heard attentively uid withaat inierrupciDn, 
nntil a heavy alorm obliged ua to betalu our- 
m1«« W iIm baal,jn«t before which a poor 

woman, before all the aaaemhly^ bepn to 
confcB berielf tha grealeit of iinDon, and 
entreat our aid, but we could not well a>cer> 
lain wbetlier it waa a aenae ot her ipiritual 
poverty, or tome temiiorai evil, tliat oppieaaad 
her mind. Arier the elorni, about half an 
hour before aunaet, we went ont again, and 
ipeedily aurronnded by a large oon^re- 

ruption till dark. Their behaviour vat vtrj 
pleaiing. A Mahommedan Wtewptad lo divvt 
ibsir altenboQ, but failed. 

Tuesday, 16ib. Alter our noonlide oimIw* 
croaaed the atraam, «nd about two o'olooh 
landed, intending to go ipto aorae villtgea 
near, but oq reaching Ibem fonnd them very 
venr aoiall. We addreated ■ imall eompanj 
under a tree, and further on bund Wo or 
three mora persona nnder a large tree, where 
was a mcund for idol wonbip, and on it an 
earthen offenoa;, in the shape of a chariiit. 
Speaking uf ina impotfnoe of auoh idola, I 
waa replied to by • man who aaid, " If Uw 
sahib lonch it be will be immediately de- 
stroyed." When the man persisted in the 
aaaerlion, I daahed iha offering on (he ground, 
and kicked the mound, aaying, " Let the 
devta DOW punish ma," When no barm caim 
to nie, the man replied, I should he puniah«d 
al nigbt. J aaid, " J am goin^ to Mow ; if I 
remain alive, do not wotahip thia again'" 
But he replied, " We shall continue to war. 
ehip it, wbalflver happen." O lamentable 
blindoaas t Atevaroa, came on about two 
milee to MDW,and ware loon aurrounded by a 
Urge coDgregatioa under a tree on tbe gbiul, 
who behaved preliy well, to whom we apolce 
in Buccowon till evening. 

Wednetda;, I&b. a.h. In the tiUage of 
Mow, spoke in two placea to atlmlive aaaem- 
bliaa. Allerwarda,u theboat, hadaoonreraM- 
linu with abrsbmin and aome nenoftbewriuw 
caste. r.H. FinI se, by turns, continued 
speaking a long lime lo the people under the 
tree on (he ghaut, on varioua topics, and aome 
expreaaed (heir decided appTDbetion of what 
was aaid. In (he village, n ainsukh addnaaed 
a Tew peraoni at the house of • pundit, who 
called usi Iben in the baiarwe nad a verj 
large congregation, who were al(entive a eon- 
siderable lime, but afterwards noisy. At the 
bom, on our return, many aaaembled to aak 
for hooka, nmon); whom were aome very 
respectable peraona, and preaching and eon* 
versation continued (ill after aunael. 

Iliurtday, lT(h. a.m. Went inin the viU 
lege, and apake in three plscai in aroall 
aiaemblies, until near noon. p.m. Sat under 
ihe (ree on tbe ghaut, and diacouraed by turiie 
on the miraolea of Christ, and hia power to 
dispoaaeea tbe strong men am»d, &c., our 
hearera being not numerous, but ettenlive. 
Afterwards, at the request of a man lo whom 
■ book bad been given, Hainiukb imA tnd 

rOR JANUARY, 1840. 

Mplihwd put of llw fint chtplcT of Mart h? 

Fh4af. >Slli. A.a. Sent on DUil 
ipper rod of the villlge, and ire ouneUes 
■at ihroDgh the twur, and spoke jq (no 

« neiilwr Inrgs nor ntI 
istia. new iha boU, ipolca (a anij converHd 
Tiih 1 few poor people, udod^ whom was one 
mu wbo •eemad to get ■ remarkably clear 
TKw of Cbiiat'i work io rofieruig in ourttesd, 
ud tp])e>red moeh iotcreettd. He uid, *> 1 
am ■ nniier, how am 1 lo (lenve beceRt from 

Chriu!" Ha tna diipowd to bav* bMid 
moR, bnt waa called awiv on urgent buiine 
Th laM maa, who had Mark L aiplaiaed 
MBt alio, and uid ha felt 1 

in, irai MHBt alio, and uid 
hMK Maak drawn la what «u 

inglheir dwelling 
Mow), and is a large mart tor rice end grain, 
muy boiB being at cbe ghant to recrivq or 
dKharge cargoea. About four o'clocb we 
■ml ioio the ba^r, and ipoke in ihrae places 
t* e«oil «>ngngiit)on), it good proporticsi of 
n^ vete al(«i>ii>* hearar*, from Matt. vii. 
Rom. I., Loke i. 25—35, &c. The lame 
>DU ttu pretent in (wo places, and aim the 
inlin', wbo jeaterday memed to gel audi a 
dnr Tiew of Cbriw's work, who, we learned, 
i< ■ boatman named Bhitcbbook. He s«<n)E 
iidied mnch interested, did not acniple (o 
fpnl Im m whan Ffaa people wan ttirbiilem, 
tiked Egr a book, and nfter dark in Ibe eveq. 
log came to the brat, to a*k when be could 
rii with na to lecm in read it flnentljr. As. 
fcntenr, be h«a - ' 

irilh bis boat, I fear we maj nnt haie tba 
opportunity of aeatie bim again. Ma; tba 
Lard It^d bim tn a tiqcers ncceptann of the 

Friday, SStb. ?.». Went into Palona, awl 
spoke a Inng lima Co fram forty lo fifty per- 
iona, «hn paid >erj raspectful attention, and 
two brahmins took gospels. Then went into 
the adjoining village of Sbapore, but u loon 
as we Blood up to speak, two serranti of tba 
Hitinniniedan proprietor of the lillags drore 
the people away ; boweTCr, we etay^ when 
w* wen. Pr«aentty a Pundit napa up, and 
discuwed n ilh Nainnukh a long time, but ha 
waa axmiaganlly fajaa, taking a* the ground 
of hia argument, that there is aatually no sia 
_ht. On this the people re-awam- 
blfd. but (hay vera vary noisy, and gan na 
■a quiat opponnnity of ipnaking. HowavM', 
1 was able just lo reiie lime for a baity state- 
ment of the gospel. Aflerwards, spoke lo a 
sil|i>[l GoDgregalion in the adjacent village of 

SfriplifTtf dittt^fUd. 

During Qur lonr we disiribated about SOO 
riptures and 100 tracts, O msy the gncioa* 
Lord accept our feeble and feully efforts, and 
uke them the means of calling some poor 
leathen lo himself! 

Tbrough mercy we are In good b«a)th, and 
lur beloved fellow Isbonren am not vum 
mwell Ihan Ofual. Onr nailad Christian 
love to ypurself and ihg eaieemed breihren of 
the Committee ; with Cordial prayers Ibr 
your dimetion and support, and all naedful 

We hm leeeiTed plttriPff aeepBiila of the follAwing ad^tloBa to Hvenl of tlie 



On tho 6(}i Avguat the Rev. B. WiLtitus hai] the plensiira of bitptiuiig two 
pnMU, one a Europwin loldier, ihe otbei a yamg WMPan- 



On tba 30tl( Joly four bclIeTeTa wero baptiied, ani] on t))e fy\lQynBg Hitfbath 
Meifad jalo tiie ohurefa. 


TbfM joang diwiplM wera hnptized luid added to tho ofauroh on the fint 


On tbe mnB day tVP native conv^iU wen baptizeij] <II><1 added to the church 
ndtr Hf. Wumn'i cSM. 



Mr. Farit, writiog under date of the 7th of August, safs, " Vesteiday I had 
the pleasure of baptizing' a ^ung disciple. He baa been with us from childhood. 
His parents died when he was quite young: they were both good ChriRtiaiw, and 
I pray and hope Ih&t the Lord will keep him bj grace steadfast unto the end." 


A letter, dated Jul; 2Sth, supplies the following pleasing infoinution :— 

1 b^liied at Ckoga, taA at Ihii inloMtiBg 

'"TOsndMatei; a 


1 Lord's dsj, Jul; 2nd, two 
■ra bapdied tma the GirM' Or]duui AitloiD. 
n Lmu'i i»y, Jnly 33rd, aa agM ftmtM was 

few also have noenll; come out Itoid baadi 
Un, and joined the noimiwl ChiiMiBn ei 
uunioD, who jmnt' " 

The Kev. L. Inojua, writing under date of July 27tb, says, " Nine have been 
baptized within a short time, and between twenty and thirty since I oame lo thia _ 

The following ac 
sionary Society, in 
til. Brohson'b, 

our joy* and call fbrlh the prayer of (ha 
PhIidik : " Show na the way in which wa 
■bould walk, for udIo Thes do w« lift up our 

YoD will doabtkn have heard front other 
■nembets of the Bunoii, the interaatiiig acaioD 
'a eojojad thia jeer at Gowahatti. Daring 

the moDth of 
Yiduala were bapliuci, and iome of tbem will, 
we hope, proTs valuaUe aeeeaaiona to ihe 
eauN of God. Six have bees added by bap- 
liun to thia little church. Three of iheie are 
memben of (he Orpluui Scboo] ; out, a jho- 
minng lad, aupporled by the JaTcoile luii- 
ateiwy Bodety of the baptist church in 
Hanilloti, who deaired bun to be named 
HoaroB Weed. Anodier lad « the ion of a 
aiaa who had been ail yean a hithfal aerraat , 
in my bmily. This man bad laamad many ' 
tmlha at oar morning and oTening woratup. 
He had serere itiugglea of mind ainnt breali- 
ing oaale ; but had reaoWed to do so, and aik 
br b^tim tbe following labbaib. It pleated 
*'' * -^. bowe*er, lo deny him the pnvikge; 

It of labours of oui brethren of the Amerii»n Baptist His- 
im, will be read with interest. It is taken from a letter of 

Ibr on the Friday eveniog previona he was 
aeized with cbolen. He immediately aent for 
me. I wentover to hii bouaa.but tbe dreadfol 
diaeaag had plainly marked him for a viotim. 
Hit innken and glany eye, hallow voice, and 
ghattly look caannoed ma that hia end was 
near. Aa ioon aa he aaw me, he called bm 
near to him, and laid, "aahiib, I (hall dis 
now, — I balMTO in Jnua Chriat,— I intended 
to be baptlud next Sunday, — I am one of 
joaz Qamber. Pray for me. I oommlt my 
ohildrsn to your caie." He lingered untd 
Sunday, and died. H'm oondoct had been 
much changed for Iba beUer lai aome months, 
and 1 can but hope (hat be i* now with the 

Another one baptiied ii a girl ihbleen <v 
fourteen yean of age, who was found in tar- 

of great destitntiDn, ataadinc «<■ 
ine nana of the Knilung, aeekina any place 
where abe oonld obtain food utd elolbes. She 

raa employed by Mra. Hilt as a ... 

Bemg aitueied where ahe beard the eefiptnrs 
coutaatly, she beeame wetg^ down nodv 
a lanM of atn. She aeited upon every ipara 
moment and learned to read, and can now 
read aad undenuutd very well. Her hamility 
and love of praj-er and of the aoripnue* ate 
very itriking. An inlereuisg yoaag man. 


■ba hM been wiih me daring tbt lut nxi cnUuDonntoroppositioD aod reproieh ft 

Jitt.aui who lua loDg baan Ujin^ to liva u hu wifa and nUtiiei. Bnl tha iIotid of p 

(ChriMnn witlioni ooenl; pnnaaniig ChiiM 

B bapiam, wm broi^lit to nd wiDing lo i«- 

MBM» ill lor Cbmt^ fJn, and Ibllow him 

ialo ibt watErr giava. Hh nwa n Jutood. 

Ha ii of high docent ; hag manj friendi, who 

b*Te •pared no sain* to dBanade turn from 

tb< act, and get him to leare m«, and have 

afaed Ut Mi[qK)rt him if he would retnm to 

iheTiQMB, I baptiied him at Gowabalti ; 

tad on ba nturn ba wee called to eudnn a 

that Ihii indindail maj yti be owrul in pcf 
■uading hia cxHintTTmeD (o examine the claioi" 
of Chnalitni^. Hi* bapciim fau made n 
■mall itir. Same «m9 orer hii conne,- 
inma ridicule and ravil^ — iome tr; anqmaii 
and tome offer to baj hii eaite back for hin 
hut he h immoTable, 


Several intetestinfc letteia liave been recentljr teoeived from Africa. In one lo 
Hn. Hoby, ot Henrietta Street, Mr. Mibuck writes obeerftillj of their labours at 
Kmbia. After thanking her for variotu article! which she had sent out, he opeaka 
of hii hopes and prospects generally. 

I nnt not deepair. Mjmotio ii "Jebotah' 
jirdi r The nloabla eontenli of ^or bile 
nae Dot at na packed it up, bat mixed up 
*<di oibei thinp, lo that wa eonid not eaiily 
ttO what ihiDca were faroiihed b; the kind 
frieadt at HentwOa Street, and what ij othn*. 
Ymt letter hai, boireTer, awined as in idan- 
ti^Fiag jonr peacnta, and bat really made ua 
Kttcfa mora Valna to ibem than wa did helbre. 

GonunJi iHal wdcnM. 

fit kind enoinb, dear Hn. Hobj. lo pre- 
KM to the dear ChriMian friend* at Hennelta 
Stiaet, OBT ihaaka Tor tba deep intereM they 
miaifcat in ow welbre. Aitim them ihr' 
tbiir tabonr I* bigbly benefiei*! to ua, an 
dial I hope tbay wUl mdUdub them. I hai 
made maaj friend*, not only at Bimhia, bi 


tbaa (nr Tear*, ai 

jaari b Ibair own tonne. A little w 
|irl in oar boma from the " Bo " coontry far 
■p tiia ^meroonl RiTCr, it, I hope, ■ real 
Chrtrtian. She read* both the Engltah and 
Ittba acfip lii re*, and I think it ma; with 
mb be aftmad, llwl her delight i* in the 
law of God. A poor ilare womaa from tli 
Bakaia Bam coootry named " Hooidu," 
•la,Ihoj)a,adiildotOod. Her bnaband 
a nacMaiaqanar altar tnith, but Tcry ignorant, 

two other Temilee am, I hope, really 
inquiring the way lo Zion. Requeit the dear 
■ at HenrieHa Street to help a* to praj 



I hiVB lately been thinking that Ibe flnt 
Mondiy in ererj monih ibonld be a mn^ 
mon aolemn leaaoa nith oiiaiilen and raii- 
lioDiriu, and indeed all CbriitiaD*, than it 
really ii. What wreitlinga of aoul there 
should be on luch occuiou for the world 
which lielh in wickedneM, and the heraldi of 
the enst labouring among them. O we do 
need your prayen < None but iboae wbo 
Ubour among the perithiDg heathen oan 
form my adequate conception or the nilure of 
our triali. 1 spenk not of temporal privalioDB 
— tboe we can bear — they are redly after all 
nothing when Ibe mind ia made up to meet 
diem. Nor do I apeak of iatellectual difficuU 
ttea; theu are great, and not uafrequently 
eau«e the mintonary'a heart lo be cast dawn 
within him. Ob, it is no small thing to live 
■mong a people periabing for the hrotd of lih 
withoni being able to apeak a word to them, 
and to End yoortelF baiSed in a ihonaand 
ways in your esrnest detirea to acquire (heir 
lao^^e, hut these are difficulties which time, 
patience, and perieieraace will he sure to 

order to lore a people whose every 

nnloTely, and wbo in the midat of 

{ Atlb, wretcbedneai, povn^, ignoranee, and 

Ihinii lud ihaa Bi 

retdv to M]| it ii uaceaiu-f in ft Un Told JagrM 
iq tM CbriiiJUB niiuiooiu;- ihioMiinM in 
lb« tgni; of mjr Mul I ndtin , that ustil 


Yat we idhU Un 

— . . lb, who it mffieieDt far 

tbiM ihiw* 1 H^RT f«* <u UiM our idS- 
oicoo; ii of Ood. 




... tha place we nne grcac ouw lor wr 
leigned and unoeraoK thuikfulom. We are 
all pratt; well, tnd (be sl'ident* are bU >*#]) ; 
the iniae doiiieatic peace wp had to reporl la!l 
year, waititl enjoy. T be young min hara much 
to loim, bui Eltay work nan), aod ara amkiag 
proEroB, while their pietj^J trust, » nol 
dediaing. Through the generoua aid of kind 
(rieodi oa jour aide of the water, we shall 
fioiah the Beasioii without debt ; mid ihii ia a 
loercy to me, on whom the wtiola respomi- 

Wlflf reita, an tiaipealtable mercy, and mj 
heart's gredtude dailj oicends to God for 
givioE to bja •eryBntt the disposition tg balp 
u9, what we shall do in the comiog jear 14 
among the secrets that time will rfevelop ; 
buthawbobasbolp*d,na]i help again, and my 
hope is in Him. Th« cbtocfa of lupport fioq) 
this couDtr; are dally lesseoing, yet we pray 
and bop« for better ciniea, and Cod can eond 
(hem, and without Hito we cu do notbiof. 


The intelligence ooDtqined 10 the Hemld Gii Pecemljpf giuit baya euiied Ota 
afBiftO-hj of oat AuDds, The effeota of the unhappj disturbances in that island 
on the misBionBTf laboiin of the Tniiona brethren are verj trjlng. There is hope, 
however, of brighter dafs. One of our friendi writes, undei date at August, in 
the fblloT'iDg tenna. 

Yon will i«ulily peroeivo by ibcM state- 
qjents that evory ihing of a eemmerciBl or 
■eligions chtrtotar bx boon (nit ■ stop to. 
Indeed business throughout the island is at a 
stsnd still, whiph is to a vary great aitenl the 
oeae with all religious maranienta. At Port 
an Friiioe our Gretbren are almost over- 
wbalnnd with despondency and despair. 
Mr.Bir' ..-...-.-- -^-■. .- . 


ua. Hi* school Ms Dean 
wards of ihna buidrad sob 
bowlred and fifty, whilst his cotigregations 
have hero diqiaraad, some of his members 
been amongM the slam, and his obapel been 
oloeed for some time. To «dcl to his ailrame 
Bonow, ho hjM just abont this time « dear and 
only iaftnt boy, baviog preriovsly lost, I 
baliara, five. Mr. Jndd, the American btp> 
lilt miMiaaerv, (old me when at Port an 
Prince, thst the whole of what ha bad br a 
'^mnonlii nideafiiiired Iff fstablisb, bad 

been, m by a mighty blow, swapi sway, so 
that be had entirely to iMomm'ance. The 
Weslayan minloniiT M Aui Cayei has been 
obliged to fly for his lils, being a coloorcd 
natin preachor. Oar own school has sot so 
materially soflered, thougb our coogregation* 
have been eo diminitfaed that had it not been 
for (ho few memben oF our little ebureb, oon- 
poeod nanly of mi? own family, the nmrnt, 
hnmaoly nealaqg. canst haia Alien to tha 
gnmnd, Oflso hivo I pseubed to about fiw 
or ten penens, (ogeiber with a Aw ebildnn, 
for H great have beep tba aieiMmaiit, tha 
terror, and the alarm ibat bsTo p«T*adiid iha 
minds of ooa and all, (hat Dooe would )*■«■ 
their houee eioept iq casM of aabvma n»imi 
sity. For the last two aabbatbe, bowenv. 
(hiqgi have iHuiMd a aomewlMt brighior 
i, as Iha oMmint coBfrecatioB baa upon 
occasiona bean tolaraUy good, wbttn 
that of the arpoiog bas both umee nnmbeied 
iboqt eigh^. We bt*#,iaa, bam for nomtfaa 


pot wulhlg to bkptiia, but hare not been i oraest Kilieltiide. And nily va not indnln 
■bl( to do lo. Thus you Me ititl w* b«ve tba evpectitioa that onr hraTenly Filber will 
been long Hwing Ibe wed of Ibe kingdom in ' heir ibe priijera yon lod our beloved friendi 
Um, ■ml not without hope (hat ere lone we at home lo kindly offer T Oh ! yea, and here 
■ball reap in joy an abuiidaDt haf reU. How- i repose* ottr Donfidano*. In thou prayers we 
■rar it may be, Haiti ii the land of oar fond hop« long to ihire, and long to live to enjoy 
ekeiea, «ul «■ long •■ we li*a ber aoni and , the blenednaa of tliB inBaaaa which tbay may 
daaghien liiall be Iba objeeli of onr (oil tod , be the meani of ■preadiag wiaagK Ha> 


Ht. Wads, an American missionary to Buimali, in hie passage to America, foi 
Ibe recovery of bis beallh, visited St. Helena, aod there became acquainted witb 
the baptist eharcb, of the existence of which we have had pleaiinj evidence by a 
eoDlribution to this Society. In his letter la the Editor of the Bapdst Missionary 
Ha^itne (American) he gives an account of its origin, which we doubt not will 
be interestinj; to our readers. He states that Mr. Bertram, the pastor, had left 
England with the intention of labouring' at the Cape of Good Hope, but that 
leaniing there the spiritual deatitiilion of the people at St. Helena, he felt a strong 
eoDviction that it was his duty to go there ; tliat when he arrived he knew not 
a perKin on the island, but that he soon formed acquaintance, nnd procured a 
private house, which he opened for preaching ; that the chaplains of the colony 
reported him to the government as Irregular, but that hia credentials being pro- 
doced, the governor declared them to be legnl, and dismissed him ; that numbers 
of the most respectable families attending his ministry, another eflbrt was made 
against him of holding unlawAil assemblies. Tliis obliged him to purchase and 
license a chapel, and shortly after several who gladly received the word were 
baptned. Mr. Wade found that Mr. Bertram was preaching the gospel with ali 
boldness, and the Holy Qhost was making it the power of Ood to the conveiBioa 
of Mnils. Religious meetings for preuching or pmyer were held almtMt every 
evening, and about forty had been baptized, one of whom was Mr. Janiscb, a 
young married gentleman of German origin and excellent education, whose father, 
BOW dead, was many years Dutch Consul, had educated his eon tor the army, 
bat that since bis conversion he had devoted himself to the ministry of the gospel. 

Hr. Wadb adds : — 

As Iba Lord waa ponriog out hia Spirit 

■■-- ■-, we had many deliahtful 

I maoy hnpefafeon- 
io all were baptiied, 
were expecting lo be 
le greater pari of the 

a an exceedingly ignorant, hiring 

~ ■--- ■-> oil-- '"-- 

•evcelT aay knowledge of stneoce, or of the 
world beyoDd their own little iiUnd, end Mill 
kM of leligiona trutha beyond what » cos- 
tuned in tha Book of Common Prayer. Many 
arc c|Bila ai ignaranl of God and religion as 
BHiniwu or Kamu i bat wa law there aUo 
Moie of tba finest specimens of Chriitian 
ebaracter, exhibited nnder the inSeriDg of 
piiD or leanl, that 1 have ever aeen in any 
aaoBlry. Od« who bad bean redaead from { dependent on Ibam fbr aapport, and 

.™i .. ._. -J — _ij ._j , —^ email. If their chapel were im 

imbrance, they would leel quite 

^ .._. _.. .^_ ,1.,. t if iLey lose It they will bo Bgaiil 

bleaaiDg Ood for every thing, etpofed to theannoyaoces of goveranMal. 
Several jonng: ladm bid been repeatedry ' 

beaten by Ihair parenti or other g . 
□revent their allending the meetingg. Olbera 
had been lumed out of door* by thoaa on 
whom they were depeadanl, becauw ihey 
would ToUow Chriit in baptism ; but Ihey 
remained firin under their lufferinga, nor did 
we hear them complain. 

St. Helena ii truly miuionuy gronnd, but, 
aa in other ptacee, ii ia tnottly aniDog tba poor 
that the gospel Unila iti way to the neaitg and 
the little iiBplist church which has been begun 
there cltimi the prayen and sympithiee of 
the churohca in mora fjtvoured lands ; and 
Ihey need a tympathy which extendi beyoDil 
the mere aound of words. Their chapel it not 
yet free from debt, their pastor is wholly 




It mity bo ooDTeDient for oat friends who are in tlio habit of attending the 
weeklf meetings of tbe Committee of the Bap^t MissioDary Society occauonaltf, 
to IcDow that it is intended to bold them for the nest six months, not on Thunday, 
but on Tuesday, at eleven o'clock. 


Though the MtsaionHTy Henild is desi^ied to ^ve miuionarj intelligence, w« 
deem it important that it should contain now and then the lesults of the ex- 
perience of missionaries, and of missionary societies, on what may be called the 
prinoiples of missions. To treasure up these results for the information of the 
churches at home ia important, and it may often be of serTice to suggest them to 
our brethren who may be contemplating the honourable and arduous work of the 

The importance of regarding that work at/or life is well illustrated in a reTiew 
of the Life of Mrs. Sarah Lanroan Smith, which appeared some time since In the 
American Biblical Repository. 

"_ She entered the mittUmary lervict far life." We have heard missionaries, who 
acted on this principle, say, that they bad already experienced the " hundredfold 
in this life," according to the promise. All who are supremely devoted to this 
work, regard enlistment in it for life as essential to the highest happiness as well 
as to the greatest usefulness. It is a great means of posthumous influence for a 
missionary to die on the &eld of his labour. His tomb or headstone in coming 
years will be mosa-grown with bullowed associations. His bones will, in some 
spiritual sense, he like ibc bones of Elisha. A missionaiy who dies on his field, is 
like n plant that goes to seed on the spot where it grew, and scatters itself upon 
the wings of the wind. Cliristians at liome associate bis name wiih the martyrs. 
There is a canonizing disposition in the human mind. The names and memories 
of the faithful arc titulnr influences to pious feeling and sacred efforts. This hin- 
of social influence may be one reason why the death of his saints is precious in the 
sight of the Lord. We cmnot think of the death of a missionary in his field of 
labour otherwise than as a most appropriate and desirable terinination of his 
course. It gives the friends of missions conGdence in their work, adds 
power to appeals, excites respect for the cause in tlic community, to know and 
feel that missionaries are missionaries for life. Tttit this is to be viewed rather as 
a privilege than as a duty. Efforts to recover health and to proloog life by a 
return to one's native land are obviously desirable and proper, and are not incon- 
sistent with the general principle in question. Let us hear the opinion and feeling 
of Mrs. Smith upon this point. 

" An enlistment for life, as a general thing, is quite essential to the pcnnanciicu 
of this great enterprise. If 1 anlictpateil returning in seven years, I sliould^bo 
thinking more about that event, I fcnr, than I ought Now I try to rcnllze that 
this is my home for life ; that here are nil my interests. I do not wish to fi-il that 
I ara a foreigner, but a denizen; and I hope to live, if it plcaso Ood, ton good 
old age, among this people." 


nil Aoociation is proceeding with energy and penevennce. Arr&ngcmenla 
■IB in picgieai for holding upward* of twenty missioiiary meetings in Tiriona puts 
ot lAQdon. They ve dengned chiefly for the young, and fat the paranta of 
Snnday aebool childrea, cad addieaaes will be delivered on the claims of the 
nisnon. The next lecture will be deliTeied in the Miuion Honae on Wednesday, 
the £<th Jannaiy (not the 17th), by the Rev. Johh Au>», of Maze Pond. 

It ti impoasiblo to tell at thia time of the yeu how tbe Society will Bland in 
Rblion to fund* at its close. The receipts of the following three months ore 
generally Iu;^ci than during any equal term throughout the year. Thus far there 
it ( falling ofl" in donations to the otdiaary purposes of the Society and in the coo- 
InbntioDs TKised by several of the churches. The first deficiency was to be feared, 
H frienda who might hare f^lven to the general purposes of tlie Society, have giren 
tonardiibe liquidation of the debt. But diminution of contributions from the 
ebarcbea ia on all accounts to be deplored. We liope it is only apparent and 
lempoiary. £vety pound of deficient income (his year as compared with lost, 
cannot bil to appear at the close of the year as a pound of debt— a result pecn- 
liuly diseonngiog to those friends especially who liave so nobly aided in 
liqnidaling tbe present debt. Let us implore tlie churches who hare this yeaidone 
)«M than hut, to recoTcr their position, and snTe the Society from what we should 
deem a catastrophe — incurring through a falling off in the ineome^a new debt 
ia the Teiy j^ear in which tbe old one is to be extinguished. 

The ehnrch at Tnlhill Stairs, Newcastle upon Tyne, of which Mr. Thompson 
was a member, have recently contributed to tbe purchase of a tablet to be placed 
at Kmbia to bis memory. The stone lias been sent to the Mission House, and 
wiQ be forwarded by the fltst opportunity. The " Dove " was compelled to leave 
it (and some tons of supplies for our brethren) behind. 

We ate bappy to hear that the expense of the first edition of this intetMtisg 
nemmr boa been met by the sale of part of the edition. The profit of the rem^- 
iag oopiea on hand will be devoted as an expression of aficctionate esteem to the 
Gnnily of our deceased and honoured brother. The author will be gUd to receive 

A paragraph that appeared some time ago in the " Times," in reference to this 
punting, seems to have produced in some quarters the impression that the thousand 
pounds, to which the pri7e picture was entitled, was given from the funds of the 
Baptist UiMJonaiy Society. It cannot be necessary in the case of most of our 
naders to correct this impression ; but lest in any quartet it should prevail, it 
maybe stated that the Society have done nothing beyond allowing two of the 
^etniw to be placed A>i a few moDtha in the library of the Htraion House. 

Tlie MlSSIONAltV hekalu 

„..„.,. MonTRBifc „.Ci«mp,J. M NoT.8«ndl6. 

Ama BBHiMM Beiaig, n fiepttmberKl. 

CiLCDTTi TUmM, J Oclobtr J. 

yftagf, J Octobff ?. 

HOVKAB Morgin.T October 4. 

MoitaaiK Pmraoni, J Beptember 11. 

SEiiAiiraBE ,.,.D»nh.m,W.H...O«ob»T a, 

BaiTVAUT .,.MDai.uE j...J«ikm», J .NoTembrr 10«ndal. 

Baiti Jachil Webl<7, W. iL,..Aag. 16, October U. 

IloiiDiJKAl BiLiEi EingdoD, J. October 11 and 95. 

Jamuca Bboth's Tow« Clatk, J Stptember 5. 

Causab HaMD, J HoTembetS. 

SAi.TBB'i Hiu. Dendy.W October 19. 

»r*cBt ViiAl GmiM,T October 16. 

ftnTAXTTewH DulM, B. B .Octobn 18. 

It ti reip«ctfully lequeated that where it u pnetlOAbla the ftiendi in tbs 
country ordetin^ MuBionBrj Cnrdi, &c., would at the Bame tune kindlf mention 
the Dftme of a oountrjr bookaellec, and his Laadoa agonl, through whom the 
{Hkroelg may bo lent, or tuoh other mode of ttansmiHion bs wrj moat ecoooniM 
the Funda of the Societr. 


Tbi thiiaki of tht CamiQiltee are present«il to tfae falla«ria| frieodd — 
Mrt. Meredilh, Tor a pireal of Incti, for Mri. Dmhan, Straaipar* ; 
R. B. Sherring, Eiq., BHslol, far a parcel of booka, For Eici. J. Mtrrick and tT. fftwiigM, 

Miu Chrlitiaii'i clua, Sundiy School, Jobo Street, for i box at elatbiag, for Mn. Mi'- 

btvni, Wfltrn AJriea; 
Mr. C. \y. WilliaiDa, for a parcel of prepired boxwood for engriviiig, for Africa ; 
W.L. Smith, En,, lor a box of elolhm;, tct., fur AHti Ciira, Clartne*,- 
Rn. Dr. Hobj, for a pares! of clothing, lot Utt. J. Mtjrlek, Bimbia; 
R»i. S. Bnwa, Loughton, for a parcel gf clatbiag, kci, fur lUv, J, Laartnei, Ati) Kiiir. 

The tfasnkt of the Committee are ilio prescated to Mr. DUdstonn, for tha pUK and KrenI 
GcpiM of the portrait of Mr. Fullw. 
Alw Co Mra. Moore, Hackney, for a parcel of books aad migBiioet. 

Mr. Neirbe^in begs ibinkruUy to ackaoRledge tha followinjc daaationa for Afnet, frani 
the UDilenneDtioDed Iriendii — 

Lady BuitoD. £i, for Mbool mitefiala ; 

MiM Quraej, £6, for itetieni por^oM ; 

Sabbath School, &e., Wbitchurdh, by Mr. Swain, £1, for bibleii 

Frienda al Necton, for parcel of clothing ; 

Friends, by Mra, Brock, Norwich, (br ditto; 

The MiiMa Maokic, Norwich, ft>r diHo) 

FrieDda, b; the Miiae* Cultey, Norwich, Ibr ditto; 

The MiaKi Barber, Nornich, for dilto. 



Bteeived o» aeeount oftht BaptUt Miaionarg Soeittg, during the month Hf 
Ntyvtmber, 18i8. 

Amuiat airinrifWi. 

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Am., bj IM. BtgT««, 



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P m B MI I MoDtT of t>r. 

ud fin. PrIiHB n- 

toiwr.... „ M I 

IbMkB, Hn^ for AM t ( 
OIh*. lb. namH, for 

Jfrln..^ _.. 1 II 

Pno, S- H., bq.. U.P., 

.tIn,Ci>rlMt I S 


ConinbaUoiu ..„ 1 11 

MTinB Wilden— 

ConlrlbnUiiu, lOr 

JfcW _ M13 

TxAdbinj, on i 

Ptnioa, TLomu, E*i, 


"s; «&.■:• 

..!r IS ii 


.!^ » 1 

OOCttlbllUlHia . 

1)0., lor 4J0-<ca 1 

Da. Sana*.] Sohool 'i 

u Com*, Eiq... U 


Tumpaoii. — , Kh., 

(sTftM I a 

Tnsbrldga Wdli- 
Coll««&oli ~... B 11 

Cantrlbntlou „ tie 

CoUrrctlon, As., \il7, 
hj Hit. ^alu Bd- 

3T. BIcUicjn. Btq,..Ea 
bWn ud Sibdaii— 

CaUxtloii 1] U 

MoMbatlou 1> D 


CoDtiilnttaM, roT 



dm'. L.'.iS 17 S 

Ditto. b> liMin. 

>™ 17 u a 

Odiw, 1. B., bq., 

OnnieT, Anni, Noitb- 

nppi tercle. t 

Wtbb, J. B., Elf , for 

A Thuk-DBnliif for 
tliaO«pal _. 110 

PriMi't 1 8 e 

Ncir11iMn|rtiiB. Colkca 
StnM, sn Moonnt ... W ff 


NtwcuU* on I^nh oo 
unnnl. W » H. 
ADfiu >....»... I,.. U 

CoUKllon I D 

CollKtlou, tc n 11 10 

Coulributlou. Bondaj 

Sebool 10 i 

Do,, fcr AiUUr COO 


CollKtlon 1 t U 

CootHligtlOB* I 11 I 

br Dm .' 1 11 B 


Otiotn StrMi — 

OdIIhUou U « S 

OonMbaUow HI* 


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ConMlnitliKu"""!""' 3 8 6 
D<|.. JnnDllc «1B « 

ColLMtl<Hi, Pablle 

Umias 10 » B 

CanlrlbaLlDDI II IS 8 

Onitm S^^iifft 3 10 
BuIdot Tjim 

CgUKtlon .„ ~ S I « 

CoDUbatloni II B 10 

Do,, (niiiM It 

Sbippud'i Butoo— 

CoJIeMlom 10 « 

CmbibaUou II 1 

eilB i 
AetDOWltdgtd bgfiin St ' 

ilO 1 

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CgDtilbiiUou. (or 
DM.^...~.~ « 

CoDtrtbnllnu, for 
DM a 

Mr. a.'H^ 


CollHUaa (axtn) B i 

GoUhUku ~ 8 7 

Oimlrltntiou .„.-..„ fl D 

- 'udiT BelUMb I 7 


m S 

itlou 4 18 

K^lVfca 01* 

CaUHtion ; 1 B E 

GoDtilbatliiiu S 14 ( 

Ito., SdsIij Bobixil 1 17 t 


Old AbU; ... 
Rli^ida ... 

HijBn, R, Eiq.,II.D. 


Do., Bwu^a 
CmlMbMitaa .. 

SubKriptiont ii»d DonUioni in lid of the Btptlfl HiMMBMy SoeJetj will be tfaanlcfiillj 
received bjWillUmBrodieGanwj, Esq., lud Samuel Mortoa Peta, E<q., H.P., TTMSiii«rt,iir 
the Rev. JoMphAngniiM.A.', SecnUry, atthg Miaaion Haute, 33, MooT^tc Slrast, Londom; 
in Edinbvhgb, by tba Riv. Cbrutopfaer ADdaraoa, lbs Rat. Jonathan Wataon aod JiAn 
Macandraw, Eaq.j in OLucKnr, bj lUbert Kettle, Eiq,; in C^lcuith, bj the Bev, Jamet 
Thomat, Baptist Misnon Prea; and at Niw Yoai, Uniled SMtes, by W. Colgate, Ew) 
Contribatiom can alio b« paid in at lh« Bank of England to the toootuit of " W.B. Gurnry 
•nd otbera." 



n to all minds are these at the opening; ofaoew jeat] Oenerallj 
it is a season of almost univennl congratulation. To (liou|flitrul minds it ts a time 
rf Tcij uiixeil reelings. A Inrge portion of life vanislit-d und gone ! How lias it 
hten spent ? what advance Ii:is bei'n mnde in knowledge and piety ? vrlmt greateT 
de^e of 6tneB8 lias past experience produced for tlia lubours and trials of the 
coming period } and how stands the soul in lelation to the ^rund concerns of 
KligiciD and cteroitf? — ore a few, among many questions of vital importance, 
srliich will force tliemseWes upon Berioim, earnest spirits. 

Tmlj, the past year has been one filled with changea so vast, and which have 
succeeded each other with so stranj^ and sudden a rupiditj, as to baffle the most 
sa^cioBS intellects in the effort to determine their tnfiuenco and end. Like the 
wind, we heard the sound oF them, but we could not tell whence thej came, or 
whither they were going ! One sentiment, however, seemed uppermost with all 
classes of persons :^Truly, "this is ihe Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in 

Our religious institutions have felt their infiuence. Our brethren, who have had 
to bear the chief burden of responsibility in conducting them, have found tlieit 
duties unusually burdensome and anxious. As ihey cannot conduct them without 
fund<i, and on tlie refpilar supply of means, beloved niissionarios iind other agents 
■re dependent for subsistence, these funds muit be procured to meet regular 
demiinds. To add to the anxiety and Bscrificei which agents tniut neceEsarily 
endure, by leaving their means of subsistence to be supplied at uncertain times, or 
itR^lar intervals, would be crueL They need not have any additional burden to 
press them down. But as officers and committees of voluntary societies have no 
eonttol over income, and it always fluctuates, and in every case lias diminished 
lather than increased, it will be seen at once how painful their situation has been. 
It lias been a year of continued trial. 

Our society has had its full share. Its pecuniary embarrassments h.ive greatly 
increased. No effort has been spared to lessen them — but in vnin. We wilE not 
repeat tlie statements which gu to show thiit the increase of debt has not been 
owIdp to incautious expenditure. Oriidually diminished income is the cause; 
and ttie income has diminished faster than the committee could go on in the path 
of retrenchment. 

Hence, we begin a new year with "hopes and fears." Perhaps the latter 
predominate. Not, however, in the success of the niisBion ; nor from any doubt 
of tlie continued blessing of Qod on the eSiirts of the agents. The fears arise 
rather from an apprehension of the inability of our churches to keep up efficiently 
so many organiialions as are in existence, and the want of a general, zenlnus, 
prayerful interest in Ireland's spiritual condition and necessities. But we must 
learn to put more unreserved confidence in Ood. If man fiiils. He never does. 
"Let the beauty of the Lord our Ood be upon us. Establish the work of our 
hands upon us ; yea, the work of our hands, establish Tbqu it." 

Tl(e letlera we have received from aoaoBis akB ■ 

Mr. Hauilton, of Ballina, during the On Sunday week, Nov. 5tb, thirty heads of 

month, afford the moat decisive evidenceB f»"''i*« 'n th* poor-houie renfluncnl tha 

of the trntli of a sentence in one of ""niof popeg-.andgaTe thdr name, to tha 

it,.... :.. —I --1. K- .*.,»-. ii,.t ■!.. R«*' G«erge Read, the prateatuil ebaplain. 

them, m which be st-ites that li.e ,.^^^ bi^^rvie. .u Unded, ft* ^«rf 



tiun to ilaji and lifar me, which they iui. 
While I wu preaching, > prieit came in and 
inlerrupted me. He irai much igitnted, but 
did nothing except threaten to bring me berore 
the guardian*. I complained to the board of 
the occunencB ; end they ny «uch ■ thing 
■nnit not occur ngaia. 

It i> most likely these penong Till con- 
tinue to bear me. But thii will make no 
difiWrence between the chaplain and me. 
He ii a Tery pioiu and affectionate man, and 
only aniinu* that they ihould be brought 
under the aound of the goipel. 

The c 

■ lerj 

itriking. One came to bear the woni 
time ago. Hn. H. observed her very 
affected ; her coloui changing nTeral timoi, 
and manifeiting deep attention. Soon after 
we learned that the goapel had done iti work. 
The othen were young lada in my classea, 
»ba bad been tcmg under initnictioD, and 
wboM impreoiong teemed a little while ago to 
Taniih away, and to be renewed again. But 
one, by reading before he left hii home of a 
morning^ the ncred word, and the olhen by 
the heanng of the goapel, hare been led to 
gire themselTea to Jesuh Six more have ap- 
ph'ed for baptinn, and one for reeloistioii. 
We mentioned some t'liae a^, that in 

U. had brought tlie readers 

the town, in order to conceutrBte their 

labours on the people. 

I hope >e haT> got our machinery in 
better order now. Since R. Moore came to 
town, 1 meet the readen ntry morning at 
bairpaat leTen, for conreraatinn and prayer, 
■nd to uiist them in fiimiing plana for labour. 
Their eiertion* leem 

John Judge hai been added to the band of 
readen here, without hii aeeking iL Wiihing 

to remove from S , becaiua aeveial 

•choola bad ariiea around, by which hii 
ephere Wdi much narrowed, *e fixed upon a 
locality ; but when he had removed hti 
fiimilure, the perun to »hom the houae 
belonged, unexpectedly returned, and refused 
to let him have it. Aa he could get no other 
there, he came in to us. He has now a cUm 
of our adult memben, some of whoat he hat 
taught to read. 1 had great pleasure in 
one of theee 

fiiendt. It contuni tom» intereftiog^ 

The week before last I baptiied tao peraona, 
who were received to the fellowship of the 
church on the following Lord's day. There 
is another prapOMl for fellowship at preaent 
before the brethren. This is the lixth addi- 
tion to the church since the meetings of the 
union in Dublin, in August lait. Withm the 
last twelve months, the church hai daubled 
its numbers, and the congregation inciBiaea m 

I have juit concluded the Iiedurei on 
Baptism. The eighth, and last of them, I 
delivered on last Ijord's day evening. In 
like manner as all the nat, it was altentirely 
and reapecttiilly heard by a numerous auditory, 
■ni.- -_. continued unabated tfarouglioDt 

the ei 


to another appointment, 
the laH two were neetuarUp etUmUd to 
ntarlf (Area Aourr in tht dtliaerj/i yet the 
congn^tion, the majority of whom vere 
[tEdahiiptist^ manifeMed no lymptom of 

The eSbrt has, on the whole, been attended 
with auccen. This is evident, not only fium 
the baptisms reported, but in the &Tour with 
which our dislinguishing doctrinca are now 
regarded by those who hitherto had known 
nothing; of them, or who had viewed th«m 
with dislike. Let us be thankful for these 
tokens of divine approbation. 

Mr. BnaKT again reporta encouragingly 
of the state of ihiogs at Abbej^Iiex. Nol- 
witliBtauding all disappointments and 
discouragements, and the condition nf 
Ireland lately has been nieh aa to 
accumulate t^em, be obaervei Uiose 
mHrka of succsm which stimulate to 
exertion, aad inspire hope. 

I hare seldom been more cheered «nd 
delighted than 1 was yeiterday, October 29th. 
1 baptixed a mother fiftj-aii years of age, her 
son thirty-four, together with her daughtM 
and daughter-in-law. Her other son begged 
to be baptiied too, but hii request wa« de- 
ferred to meet the withe* of some bntbren, 
not because hii piety wai doubted, bnt (hat m 
little more time might be given for all to be 
satisfied. Notwithstanding the laia wa bad 
an excellent eangngation. 

I commenced preaching at the new Italian 

at T . I was grieved to see the dilapi- 

diited condition of the house, and the care- 
worn countenances of the tmily. They had 
only one stool i but the neighbour! soon 
brought in othen from their e^n^ and I 
had a fine congregation. I was glad to preach 
the gospel to thu poor broken-down fiuoily, 
and their neighbours wbo came to haar. 


I h>Te awt *ith a rtrj pliaung nutance of 
libvnlitj. The proprietor of tbe or which 
pH to one of m; ■tation*, and who ii ■ 
itaonnut, becsae I go there to preach the 
giopd, hii ordered hi* man to chuge me 
ontj half tba unial bnl Tbk k a good 
dgn, and indieaica tbe enMDM of kuidlj 
fcelng iNuit; aboie prejodice. 

ne opCDing of the niglit-ichoala will be a 
fml benefit to thoae who are thin aMuted 
ij wfaal tbej neeire for their Ubour, but 
abo thoM children who would othenrue haie 
BO opportnnitj of improremenl. 

DeeembeT. I inteod at once to ioititate as 
ioquiren' das Ibr all luch pemiu, to giTe 
them more ipedfie iutmetioD than odd can 
m preadung, tuch iliiairi ai thou which 
tndieT Hamilton ha found to umAiI at 

With pleanin I itate, nyi P. W., that 
the liM month haa aftirded much encounge- 
mot to 111. Foot hate been added to our 
[ktle diurch, and eight more are oo the waj. 
Tbe leed wlucb appeared almoat dead the W 
jear, ia now beginning to apring. The circu- 
lilioa of Iracl*, espeaallj the one, " Where ia 
Ur.O'Connetl?" bai done great lenice at oui 

oat-stationi, T , and B . Aa a iped- 

nen nf the dkange which ia going on among 
the poor people, take tbe fallowing. A 
RomiuiiBt named D — — , who would acarcelj 
IkRi to the Inhle, Iwelie montha ago, nid to 
■w laat week, "Bead nmething from the 
hiUe to BBmferl lu." He once thought that 
book would disturb him, but now he knowi it 
■itl bting comtbit. "The entiance of thj 
votdt giTeth peace." 

A abort estract from Mr. Batb's letter 
of December 1st, will (tive a correct 
Dodon of tbe pTeseDt state of tbe cause 
at Banbndj^c. 

During tbe month I hare Tinted wrenl 
miiooa and I tnitt the Lord ia amiling upon 
oat cSbct& I,aat night 1 examiu^ two 
mXiA^Xm^ fat baptiam, anil hope to baptiie 
(hem next we^ Ob that God may GiTour 
<!• with a large out-pcmring of hii Spirit ; then 
Ike barren ptacea will aing for J07. 

Mr. Wilson contioues (o labotir atnonr 
the poor people at Kilcoolcj- Hills, wilE 
cWring tokeu of tbe divioe bltmag. 

I write to inform jou, that on Lord'* dajr, 
November 19th, 1 baptized a belierer in the 
Lord Jeaui. He waa an epiacopalian. Since 
hii baptiim he baa been called to niffer the 
greatest peiaecution from hia friendi. He has 
met all thii in the apirit of meeknen and 
pntienee. The oppoation we bare to eu- 
connter is great. But the good work ia on 
the ad ranee, and the Ltnd ia proapering it in 

From the Aite of the cause here, and the 
many intereating openings around this neigh- 
bourhood, I am quite unable (o go to Gonmel 
oflen. Hj time is fiiltf occupied. Fat 
example, on Lord's da; momiug we have a 
prejer-meeting at Bonis;— public serriee at 
Raneghmore, at noon — return to Bonla; and 
preadi at aeTcn o'clock, aftor which serriee 
we hare a prajermeeting. 

On Mondaj eieninga I meet a lubla class 
in which there are now fifteen joung persons. 
On Tueadaj evenings there ia a aimilar 
aerrice in brother Hajdon's house. On 
Wedneadaj I preach at our place of meeting 
in Bonlaj. On Thurtdaj ereuings I have 
arranged to r^each in Raneghmore, and then 
I have oalj Fridaj etening for Kildniming — 
this is a moat interesting station, distant 
nineteen mile*. 

The work of the Lord is reliving in tba 
HIUj, man}' are inqniring the waj to Zion. 
Opposition ia ver; strong, and the utmost is 
done to hinder. But the cause will go on, 
fbr it ia Hia cause who is God over alL 

tinuantw of those blessings nbicn animate 
A deroted missianary to freah efforts for 
tbe spread of the gospel. The church 
baa lost a valuable member b}' death, a 
worthy deacon. ButifaucbareremoTcd, 
when their nork is done, otbera are 
coming forward to fill up tbe vi 

Since I reported last, things remain much 
as uaual. The congregations keep np re- 
markably well, considering the atate ckF the 
weather. The countr}' meetinga are rerivin^ 
1 hate felt it to be mj dut^ to beatow in- 
creaaed attention on Crn» gain station, which 
I now visit ever; fortnight instead oT ererjr 
month. We have lately lost bv death, a 
worthy deacon in Hugh Voung, of Knowbead, 
He was a very usefiil member of sode^, and 
ia much lamented. 


Lut Lotd^ dft; •Toing ths lOtb inilaat, | ipeaking blood of Jmu*. In eonieqaeoca of 
I bad Iha plnnira of bsptiiing ■ joung nwn, liviog M ■ gnat dutanca from thii place he 
who givai vet; taisMtaetoij evidenoe of con- isnnot otteod with lu, but «e have rerj 
Taraioa to God. Hii convictionj of un ■eem cordinU; iceom mended him Id tbe fellowahip 
te have been fraj deep, but ha h» found of the laithful. 
pcM* to hi* rounded mntdenc* in the peace- ' 


W« have to eoneet tbe ctatemeDt io our last, nhich intim&ted Ibat £1000 nonld 
be icquired to relieve the tocietv from it< difiicultiei. It should have beoii £2000 [ 
The mib-committee who bed the dutf devoK-ed upon them of conaideriDg the 
whole question, have reported that fact, and thej would not have done it, if it were 
not, in their judgment, a fair ataLcmeut of the cnte. 

We cast our tyt from these financial difficultiea to the mission. You have now, 
reader, before you the monthly record of Ballina, Coleraine, Belfast, Banbridge, 
»nd Abbeyliex. Fourteen hare been added by baptism in a month ! Thirty heads 
of fiuniliii have renounced Popery in tiioBiilUnR workhouse! We have no money. 
That Is puiuful and dlilceasing. But God is giving to our brethren souls for their 
hire, and seals (x> tbett minbtry. Tills is llie greatet meTcy. Let us adore Uiiu 


D.. ItKI. „ 

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a fticnda nt Canterbury for a parcel of doUiing h; Mrs. Flint. 

SubKripttcHU and Donationi thankAilly Kcelied by the Ticaiurer, Joaua Thittok, £>q. 
Lombard Street ; and by the Seatturj, Mr. FnEDEBicK TaaaTuiL, and Rev. JosufB 
Akmb, at tba Miinon Uooea, Hoorpte Street; and b; tbepHetonof tbeeburchei throughout 




Iy ii expected that tbe eliapel in 
conice of erection at Swisdon Mew 
TowD, OfMt Wettem Hailwaj, will be 
opened foe divine wonhip on the 4th of 
Jenouj. The bretlmii Hinton of 
Loodom, and Wintec of Bmtol, baie 
«n |^ ed to preecb on tbe oocacion ; and 
it H hoped tbat tbe unstaiiee of Mr. 
Sbeiman win be obtained for the mom- 
ag leTTice. In e communicatloi just 
received, Mr. Bieeie, irbose exertions 
ID collecting for the chapel liDve been 
inde&tig&ble, aajs : — 

'nw dupel h certainlj an excellent 
fifce of ardiiteclun ; and ererftliing nppcan 
vcfj ^vrnujng at preacnl. Induce u nun; 
ef joor frjend* ai powble to oome to the 
opating. We here obtained nearly £jOO, 
■boot one-balf the anount requiied. It 
liTce me modi pleainie ta tell jou thai • 
fcw daja ^o I leedred ■ ver; polite note 
ftna tbe Earl of Badnar^ enclotin^ £20 ; 
and manj ef tbe gentry m tbe neighboui- 
haod have Mibacribcd Tiry handfomelj." 

ThiDarii the kindneaa of the " Bojce 
Tnuteca and a few othei tUendi, the 
•ecietary has received a portion of the 
BMj pounds pet anaum for two years, 
which be haa pledged himself to raise 
if ipecial efibrt, towards the lupport of 
tbe mamUj at Sniiidon. M the wh^ 
atMont, hawevar, even for the Brat 
ytm ba« not been obluned, he beee to 
remind iho frimdt of the Soiwlj' of the 
ekiBB of tine impottant Mation. 

Tbe generoui ajertioiia of our ex- 
eelleot IrieDd, Qebivu Oould, Esq., of 
Leu^itoii, oD beh^ of itte caiue at 
Soiwbrd, have been crowned with uf[cal 
(DOtMi. Hi. Ebeoeier Davia, tbe tsuie- 
tM^ writci: — 

"We have i^t held a apeoal mettii^ in 
nlatkia to ov tooaej affiun. Kr. Omild 
■aeie ow and explamad tbe detaila irf oui 
holding fiutdi, wban it appeared that a debt 

of £19 vat due to Uw ti«aionr. to pay 

whicb we laiaed than and there £32 ; m> 
that our chapel, which bai coat £983 lU. 7d., 
and vhicb bu bean opened ooly liiteeB 
montbi, !■ paid for. The old debt oa the 
original place renulni ; and If we get, a* we 
hope, a loan hHD the Newman £nd, that 
wtil be amazed fer, and the cense will be 
emancipated. Thii a indeed good newl, ^r 
wbieh we ble« the Lord. On the la«t 
nUiath in November I beptiaed fbur, three 
of whom hate been brought te a knowledge 
of the truth tinee the enotim of tbe cfaapd i 
the other wai mv Toungeat daughter ; other* 
are inquiring. We hare aboet ISO children 
on the boob of the Biititb •chooli recentlj 
cat^Iiibed, and an arerage attendance it 
about 120. Since tbcii commencement, oar 
Mbboth iobool bo much inereaaed, On the 
other hand, we hare lotf *oae in cossaquence 
of tbe remaval ef the bdorj people (ron 
Romlbrd to the Stratford iteliMi tMlon|K« l« 
tbe Eaatem Ceuntiea line." 

Out (riendi will be bapp; to hear of 
tbe extinotioB of snotbai cb^dl debl, 
and of the eonseqnent peegte aa towards 
•eltcuppoit, at Bdton m KntlaBdahira, 
where a very few jeMs efo aeeD tbe 
mine of dueeot was seaKlrkBown. 
Onr excdlent Eaisttonarr, Ur. wUtlock, 
writes: — 

of debt The p 

£50 in daU, far whioh 

tersrt, and tbe lawjar'a 

Dol bSM aUe te gat asUW, aod «U 
nnappiopBaled. AU eur e&rU to art tbe 
tawrer^ aeaeuat have «U1 failed ; we paid 
£i intoett, and detenaiiMd ti 

TuMdaj eveMtfii ■MaiBl auiai wen m- 
miMd, and b^ Tbwedaj, £S0 «er» HWF 
raieaii tbe a«bt«Ni were obtaned at Uw 
sarrie*^ ae tb»t aU we now want b tbe 
trifliag amount far the lawyer. We bit 
(bsnkfel te Ged for bit rith luc^ tewiids 
w^ and tbankfiil that tha obepel ia now our 


own. Friend) from the ndgbbouting con- 
gi«gatloiu hiTo beea Tmy geoeroui fiom the 

" The Her. W, Bobinioii' of Kettering 
preached in the aftemooD. A good number 
of friendi took tea together, gmtuitouiljr 

SroTiJed. The erening nieeling vaa ad- 
rene4 bj Hi. Robiawn and Rev. F. Iilip 
of Kibvorth, independent. The aerricea 
were intereatiog and pinStable. Thua Iki the 
XiOti hai led ua b^ a right waj." 

Th« oommittee liave reoeDtly bad their 
attanCion directed to Uie state of Ibe 
came at Neath, near Swansea; and 
bave cugaged, notwithstanding their 
heavy debt, to render assistance. The 
following letter from Mr. Jones, the 
miuisCer, but for whose laborious efibtCs 
the interest would probably have become 
eztinot, will Bufficieutlj explaia the 
nature of the case. 

"The (bllowing ii a brief account of the 
couilitian of the Eogliib bapliit church at 
Neadi, when I took the ovenight of it, and 
of the iDcceiB with which it baa pleaied the 
Lord to bleaa mf laboura. 

" Thii cfaui^, owiaj to a leriei of painful 
circUDutanGea, not, I prenime, altogether 
unknown to 7011, had been reduced aJmoet to 
Dolhing. I believe I have alreadj told jou 
that tbe few who coDtinued to hold public 
•ervicea in the chapel, being unable in anjr 
■may to meet the current eipeniet con- 
nected with the place, had determined to cloae 
the doors : but God, who aeeth the end from 
the beginning, would not have it to be >o. 
He put it into their hearta to communicate 
their intention to Mr. Evana of Swanten. 
Mr. Evan* came over to conault them aa to 
the bett meaiun* to be adopted. He ad- 
viaed them to make one effort more, telling 
-them that I had jiut returned from Biittany, 
■□d that he would write to me, which he did, 

"At the leqneat of brother Evimt I viaited 
the Iriendi at Neath, and lupplied them 
Kveial Sundaja. When about to leave, (hej 
eipreawd a wish that I should became their 
paitoT, a proposition which I knew not how 
(o accept, eoDUdering the few theywere in 
number, and the many difHcnllies they had 
to contend with, till aaniied by tbe net);h- 
boaring mimaten that, should the committee 
of the Hocoa Mioioii reliwe aid, thej would 
do what they eould to aanst the frienda at 
Neath, until they might be able to support 
their own paltor. I removed with my ftmily 
in April. The first sabbath in Hay I ad- 
miniatered the Lord's nipper to aiiteen 
individuals: the numbsr has since increased 
(0 farty-fiva ; twelve have been added bj im- 
merdon, a finr by latter, and the others are 
baeksliden lertored. Pcrtaps it would be 
well to obasm, tiMt t«a of tbe twelve bap- 

tised are heads of &mil]es ; there are in this 
number, three men and thdi wiiea. 

''1 am hippy totelljou that we have very 
cheering proipecta before us. The chapel is 
well atteDd«l ; our Sunday school lias 
already become the largest of the Engliah 
schoola in town, and we havii several candi- 
dates for baptism. The only thing I have 
now to lament ig, that I am obliged to abaent 
myself from them so often, collecting, though 
not able to do much in that way, the state of 
tnde being so much against me." 

The following is from tlie miselonarj 
at Bhiffnal, Shropshire. 

" I desire to be humbly thankful that I 
have thoa bt been luitBineil in my work, and 
that the great Master haa kindly given me 
some sources of encouragement. In the 
preaching of the word he has given me favour 
in the eyea of the people, and our congrega- 
tisna are increaiiugly interesting and en- 
couraging. 1 feared our attendance would 
have been much thinner when the summer 
returned, but I am happy to say it has been 
belter than in the previous winter. Several 
persons have taken sittings of late. 

" There are hundreds oF penona attend 
the chapel at different periodi who are ulterij 
ignonint of the truth. To me it is deeply 
interesting to see them listen with Bzed 
attention to truths they never hear elsewhere; 
and I eamcitly hope that I shall er« long 
have to say of them ; ' Hany believed and 
turned to the Lord.' There are three young 
persons who come to me as anxious inquireni 
their cases are very interesting. The Lord 
opened the heart of one of them under a 
sermon I preached from Eiek. xxiiJ. 11. 
She is, I believe, now ' sitlinK at the feet of 
JesuB, clothed, and in her right mind.' Wa 
have juit added one to our church by letter. 

" My bible class continues to be an in- 
creasingly interesting deportment of labour. 
It is ' quite a new thing' in Shiffnal, and the 
young people attend it with much interest, 
and 1 hope proJlL In a note received from 
one of the class the other day, she says, 
*I do indeed feel very thankful to you for 
the instruction I hav^ at our Inble cUm and 
other times received from you, and widi It 
lay in zaj power to repay you.' One young 
man who has for Wme time attended the 
class, has recently been received as a teacher 
in tbe Sunday school. He is an inlclligent and 
hopeful f outh. There is a pleasing icslance of 
rerormstion in the case of a young man that 
I have visited in his own cottage. He was, 
when 1 first saw him, n notorious drunkard, 
and used to shamefully ill-treat and halA 
starve his wifb and his two children. He has 
been induoed, however, through my con- 
vening with him, to abandon his intemperate 
habits, and now is, aa his wife mjs I« me 1^ 


gnlitadv of bcait, ' quits m diflbrent man, 
uid their'i ianow khappj' boitic.' Hii poor 
motber has linoe Btlended Iha chnptl, and I 
Inut hem uid undentandi the word," 

Tlia foltoniog comniontcBtiona from 
the *geDts in (he Wiltshire auxiliair, 
■apply a tolcrabl}' fair specimen of the 
letteis ffom the tunl districts geaenlly. 

" Tba KBion hu amred Ibr sending 70U b 
nport of the lUte and pnupecta of thii 
Mation ; and in doiDg tlii*, we haTe to record 
Iha Eulbfal care and kinilncat of Ihe Head of 
tfae cboidi. He hai led ui through another 
fear ; and at its doie we hate again to ut up 
our gratefal Ebeneaer and aaj, ' Hitherto the 
Lord bath helped ua.' 

Tint. The atlentlance at Gillingham was 
acTEt ao good as at present ; and at the three 
other ataiiona it is very encouraging, name)]', 
It Stanr, Fifehead, and Longham. But 
while we ate Ihankrul ~ " 

e long t. 


Ban of nnaeia. We have not, indeed, been 
left without same encouraging bikena of 
God's prtsenceand blessing. But aUa ! what 
numbo* still remain hearen onlr. Eight 
penoss hata been added to us during ilie 
past year, so that our present numbei of 
■nembera ia fifty-fJTe, 

** Second. Aa it regards our sabbath school 
at Gillinghani, it has lately been increasing, 
so that we hare now more than ninety 
children ; and bow much lenson have we to 
be thankful to God that he ha> raised up even 
in this place some pious and efficient teachers 
to Instruct them, and put it into the hearts of 
oar treanEirer^ and hia excellent partner, to 
send OS an ample sapplj of uteful and neees- 
SS17 books. We look forward with hope to 
a future day when we trust the.fruit of these 
■uefiil and uDDatentatioiis laboun will appear. 
The importance of sabbath acfaool instniction 
in this nnghhourhood ia Tcry grejit, so little 
has been done in past jrears in the way of 
imparting truly religious inttrnction Ut the 
rising generation. The number of adults 

sable to re 

. surpna 


liUogB ot Staur, if a person can read he is 
regarded aa a rery learned man. Eiceptrng 
<ne family all those who have joined ui in 
thst Tilfaga luTC, at the time of their con- 
TeisioD, been unable to read. It is indeed a 
pleasing endence in connection with others of 
their loTc to Christ, and to thst word which 
tntilies of him, that they soon began to 

" Third. As it re^rds tract distribution we 
hite thirteen diitricts, three in Gitliiigham, 
three in East Stour, one at Lsnghnm, uiie at 
Ma^iaton, one St Ecliff, one at Kington, one 
at Hfcfaaad, one at West Slour, and one at 
StonrPioTast. And here again we dc^ to 

acknowledge the kindnsM of 

suppljing us with tracts for 
diUribuiion. And although we hare seen 
some few instances of gaud from this simpja 
means, Bi;fficient to show that God does own 
it to gather poor benighted souls to the eroaa 
□f his dcsr Son, yet from the nature of tha 
case, it is eiident the full amount of good sill 
neicT be known till the great dar. 

"GUhnffham. "J, Dean." , 

''It is with leelings of unfeigned gratitud* 
(hat I again lay before you a brief account ^ 
the state of tbe Home Missionary cause fn 
this neighbourhood. I may commence by 
saying, that once I last wrote, we hsie had 
much to humble and much to encourage us. 

"Our church nerer enjoyed greater har- 
mony than it did at the commencement of 
the past yeaii nor were our congregations 
at any previoui time better ; yet we Were con- 
tideiublj depresseil at the wsnt of succeii. 
We continued, howerei, to em ploy the meant. 
Our hojie was in God, and after palienttT 
waiting awhile, the Lord has graciously lUl- 
filled his promise, that 'They who sow In 
tears sliall reap in jnji ;' and we have been 
piiiilesed to experience a season of teheill< 
ing from the presence of nur Redeemer. 

** Within the past fuw months seieral hava 
been awakened; while some hare already 
come forward, amidst much opposition, to 
testify their nttnchment to the cause of Christ, 

" It also gives me pleasure to sa^ that 
many of our friend* manifest a spirit of 
actirity, and seek, according to their ability, 
Ihe adiancement of God's glory and the cop- 
i-enion of souls. About twelTS youaa 
persons, memben of our church, are engaged 
ibbath ii ■ 

r hare 

.ey lab 

ited that she receired her 
Nrat impressions while in Ihe sabbalh scboo], 
and another, who has just been bapliied in 
Bath, bore similar testimony. SeTerol friend* 
are employed in' circulating and exchanging 
tracts, anil I hare lately heard of one or two 
cases, in which these silent monitors have 
been blessed. Thrrc haie been baptized and 
added to the church, together with a young 
man who had been baptised In London, 
making aa addition of Ihitr. 

'' Some persons whom 1 sisited in afflictloa, 
and who hare since exchanged time Ac 
eternity, affi>rded us reason to hope in thdt 

" Stmlfg. " T. KlMO." ' 

" Our congregation at Berwick contlnoea 
much the SDme. There are two or three dr- 
cumitnnces which militate agninit us. The 
Weileyani hare Opened a house in the rillaga 
fur preaching, which did not exist two yean 
ago. Added to this, advantages are held out, 
and pecuniary aid oflered, to induce the desti- 
tute poor to attond the paridi cbuich, and to 
deter tiwm from coming to chapel. I ftar. 

toes afNt tttm lh«> tUnn t^ Berwf<A k 
■hulag fa Oat dsadnm and iadiSirenw lo 
' tfAliMA raalitiM, which bIwI preraila 
thnogbout OUT coantr]> to a gnat extent. 

"Ai a church iro enjoy uninlemipt«d 
peace ; and 1 beliere in the heniti of nanj 
of Hi manibcn nligion is k growing vital 
rtfncaple. Manj and ftrrent are the ptayora 
thof offer tor tho ntiral ot religian in thrni 
own KnU, tbeir familiea, anil hi tba dinrdi. 

" Rali^oiU tracti are drculated at everT 
Oottago in ttM vQlaga, and are laceived with 
tbankfitlnoa. Our Mibhath Khool contlnuea 
th« Mme at to i»ii>ib«-. Two of our frienda 
take a liTsIf biterart in Ita wet&re, and one of 
them conduct* an ersnulg claai, twice m tho 
week, during the winter »eMOn. Thij 
(oarce of much intemt to the children, which 
Jl arlnnd by thdi constant attendance. 

" With regard to Boieer Chock, my other 
image ttation, things wear s lery encourag- 
ing Mpect, Uie attendance ii remaikahly 
good. Many are obliged ts atsnd the whole 
of the sarrice, from tbe want of better ac- 
tommodation, The honM !n which we 
wonhip, is much too small, so thnt many 
liave to remain out«lds the door. The usual 
attendance ii Iram eighty to a hundred. The 
Ereatec part of whom appear to he intereeted 
m the solemn realities that are brought before 
than, and in aome we hope Miioa* Imprea- 
rions hare been produced. 

"AnwleAA.i/aAn. "John Bo««." 

Jtepnit «f Ibe LancaaMre AnxOiaiT, ma flnm 
Ik* pen of the ReT. J. J. DaTJe* ot Bootla ^- 

n » OM ■( tke tiwiht ri«M* ■« tke fiapil, 
tfaM II kMWi MUilBf at s n iaslTMia s . It 1* not 
lO* the railau ijittttB ol aiHUnl pUlsanphr 

IniteMB d Hlrit )■ ttaaia «b ., 

totaOiMOM. It bnats down tk* wnlli at putillm 
«U«b lanoiiDM, pntntftM, piMt. ud leUsliBHi 
^T•lalHdb«w«a■UBaa«Usl•Ul>w. ltd 

•OBmm ulur*, mid wltb tka prlnelplt* sT Ibe 
dlTin Banramanl. la oppoltln la tbt tWou «( 
•mn* modnn pbUulhroiiIat^ wbo tosa tl|hl ot Iha 
tedlrldniO ind think Erntr it Uu MnunaiUiT— wfto 
would prDdaa* mlTenal good, oat "bj Uu ifniop- 
mini of perKHul worth In tnrj .rnombw q( lis 
eHmDDDltj, bot, bj s v^rtala ftdjutniait of tho 
Eooenl IntenaU, from InteaH Indliidiul HlBib- 
n «M Cbrtitlmlty tnenlatfli tbs poLneii snd the 
Importun <i( tbt Indlrldoil ; it »(udi logletr ■■ 
nan ftir iud, not ua for hkMt: ud hHs ni 
look for lbs univmal pr«Tslebe« of the empiiv of 
Irath uid rlghtMimai, 1^ iba fociiutlon of iU 
prlnelpla In the heart of nMcouiie 

Ilbldiiusetis JonsHled, 

. . u be dlreel«d. Bnt br U* Hunpl* we are 
tnibt ta danrta Ibejlnt aflorta of our baoaTolaiHe 
to Ua ImproTemant of our awn dviuiDt> aad of oer 
own Delfhbourbood ; bia unwearlad Uboura and In. 
Doioonbla mlrulsa, wnedtiotedto tbtgood of hU 
bralhrni, his "kinuBan acHrrdlu to the Utah." 
Tha twain apcstlas wham h> ahoei 

Iha laisnlr dlaal^aa whnn h* ass , 

the kingdon of Ood— all tbaaa were nol t» 
emnBTnian and Hla, lo Iha "last aheap ol 

pivaehad unongdl all nittoni in hli nune, bcfinDlnc 
at JmHlam," li bM«d oa a prioelplB of vnlTonal 
spplkatloD, ud ta UuvlDra binding go hli paepla 

And tho conalalancj of Chriallaa beoaTolaiioa re. 
qoltM tbiB. Are wa moiad with oompaasloB ISt - 
thoBlaaftoedkebsalbeBr Is U a alBean daaln 
to alloTlUa their aacms and to sst* ihsir mnU, 
that indMSs oa to esnMbnlo ta the aoppnt o(- 
Dmlni mlaijoiiai and lo piu for &» saoesas at 
thoaa aposloUe maai who ban aaaitSsad aU ttia an- 
da ana aeta of ihslr aaUn land— who bST* IsR bar 
with tba aSBoUtT ot bar altva and lbs aaofoit of 
har hearth^ and bSTS noa fhr hanoe to lbs hsaUun, 

that the* might prodalm to Iher -' '-*■ 

lag lat la* et kBO«lad(S the ai 

with Jot, aad tba DtBlstfr wUob Ihay hi 
aalndot IbsLotd laSBSf Is It ladaod tba w 

Bow oat la ainwloas of 
oTebaHtyr Balthsssmli 

w a^ S-tterfftwu wUi is frat^/Ul^ »c*iiM(t on itMfvf As Stciel]/, V Ik 

mrtr, J. R. BOUSFIELO, Es^ 126, Hawtd^dUch ,• or iy Al« Aorelary, 


XvA Irmilt tdB U »attd, tolh ta Ol SicTttary and hit vorretptnJettii, if in malrintiiiijf- 

mni$it F<M QStc* »rdtn, thig will pivt hit name in fiiB; ar,almfral»,adtiie 

I Mm ^&e MUM /JWy Jtavt eommunitattd (o the Pott office antharitin, 

f\iHmlm /tr Lmtim, Mk> W. Pawiux, 6, 0«isyon CeUaget, De Bttmtoir Sq., Xtngtbuid. 

t, ulwoa, nam*, tenu siaaar, naiaaiir. 


FEBBCABY, 1849. ] 


r THB lulTI E 


Ai th« floriBt earefblly tnuna the 
tender pUat, nktohes it with eager 
ialenet u the leaves ezptnd, the bud 
Mfipeut, and the blonom begiiu to un- 
fold, ukd theu remove* it to another 
pUoe where its beauties maj be more 
ebeerred, and iti ralue more oorreotly 
ettinwted — k doei Ood often deal with 
hit people here below. He gnaide the 
Mul of the foong believer from the 
ttmma and tempesta that beat around 
him, gndnaDj develops the capabilities 
of hit mind and the affisotioiu «f his 
haait, pwtiaDj unfidda the blossom, 
and then removes the plant to bloom 
more taSlj and more perfectlj in 

8a bai it been in the caae of the 
htfpj individual whose brief but useful 
career is here endeavoured to be por- 

She was born at Alnwiok, Nortbnm- 
bsrlud, in tiia. jaar 1814. Hot ohiU- 
bood and youth wev spent without the 
deoOTesice of an; unusual incident. 

I Hei mind was from time to time during 
this period impressed with a sense of 
religious truth, but became as often free 
from its control, until Ood, in his pro- 
vidence and mere;, visited her with 
severe affliction, and she was brought 
near to the borders of the gnve. His 
purposes respecting her were, however, 
not jet fulfilled ; she was a dioeen 
vessel to bear the message of salvation 
to those sitting in darkness; and the 
gufferinga through which she now pass- 
ed were bat to prepare her more foil; 
for her work. She gradoall; recovered ; 
her affliction induced a serious and 
thoughtful state of mind, whereby she 
was the more open to the full reception 
of the truth as it is in Jesus. It was 
hei happiness now to enjoy the oom- 
panionship of a dear friend, who after- 
wards became her iiBter-in-law, and 
whose conversation tended to deepen 
the impressions she already experienced, 
the means of indudng her to 
yield herself up to the constraining lo\-e 



of Chrict, tuid become one of hia devoted 
fbUowera. No record u found to indi- 
cate the intem&l proceas bj which this 
h&ppj and gloiiooB result was attained ; 
bat BOoh was her eamestneBs in the . 
wue of her Redeemer, tuch her love ' 
to hia pec^le, such her bright and h^pj 
eiyojment of his grace, that the realitj 
of her oonTerBion to Qod could not be 
queriicned. Her eiperience of a Sa- 
viour's lore vu too ftUl, too d«ep, too 
iofluentiB], to remain concealed vrlthia 
her own breast, and hei resolution 

From the first step in her new course, 
down to the last which led her to the 
tranb, dedaion and devotedneea charac- 
terised her procedure, whilst composure 
and oheeifulnosa maAed her spirit. 

Not long after her experience of this 
great change, the proridenoe of Ood 
led her tor soma time to redde with a 
leUtlTe at Sunderiand. And she nnltad 
herself to the baptist church there, 
openlj koknowled^ng her love to Christ 
and her separation from the world. 
This Dopnexion led, in her subsequent 
oaieer, to Tei7 important results. 
Shorty after this, she became the wife 
cf the late Rev. John Dallewell, and 
her devotion to the oaoee of her Be- 
deemei waa now brought to ita trial. 
FainM as it is to leave all the endearing 
ties of kindred, and the sweet charms 
of hom^ to travel to a land of 
ftrsngeri, and find a future home 
amongst the gloom and darkness of 
heathenism, jet at all this her apirit 
faltered not; but trusting to the promise 
of her Saviour's hleanng, ahe gave ber- 
mU fully to his cauae, and with her 
hniband waa sent by the Baptist 
Hissionary Sotiety to one of their sta- 
tions in Jamuoa. 

The commencement of their voysf^ 
was inauspiciouB ; they were in great 
danger of shipwreck, and the vessel 

sustained so much damage, as to oblige 
a return to London for the pnrpoee of 
refitment, where they were detained for 
aix weeka. Thia waa a great trial of 
their bith and patience, and prodnoed 
much anxiety respecting the will of 
Qod oonoeming them. The f<^owiiig 
lines found in Mrs. Dalleweil's portfirfio, 
which were written at the time by a 
friend of the deceased, indicate the state 
of mipd cherished under this d 
tion of Provldenoe. 


know net whMltlvvlU.: 

All •ppaui ID71M1I01H noi. 







IB tU* wv mj Ion III itaow 1 


nr prwenee I will frut, 



La mt In (tu; need. 




And will (ildt tluM with Bliu ip 



me do Uon tx Mjei ; 

gn« ud ilotj glT« 

Ktaj (ood dull iUdd n«[n.' 


<>«giWd bj niy lot. 








n mm 1 will Mj, 


(■Ui hm np OD hlfh ; 



I'n uw 1U7 FiUin't Ud*.- 

They again embarked from Iiondeii, 
and after a favourable passage of sotsk 
weeks, they reached Jamuoa safely, 
I2th Hay, 1641, and entered upon the 
work assigned them with great dellgbt 
and ardent zeal A prospect of mneh 
usefulness seemed opening before them, 
and they r^oioed in the great goodness 
of Qod in thus permitting them to be- 
come the cUstributors of the knowle^^ 
of his salvation to those ignorant of Ita 
blessings. In a letter, written nearly 
three months after their arrival, Mrs. 
Dallewell slates, " I feel not the alight- 
eat regret at leaving my dear native 
land ; and although the Atlantic ocean 
rolls between us, I fisel my aSeotlon and 
love for my dear friends at home In- 
creased. The change is very great, and 

MKUOia or Mas. jan£ daluiwkll. 


llw bMtt of K Wnt tndiui aun vary 
bTiag, but the cmiw it Qod'i Mid must 
gi on ; and u long u he sees fit to use 
at M his inatrumcnti in iMRTuiig on 
thk UcHsd work, dot lives will be 
pMoiMu in hii dght. And a dsligbtfol 
work it is I Oh, oould 70a Me the 
anxisty of the people to heu the word 
pTttMhad, the distsjuM they will travel, 
■ad th« large and attentive oo&gr^»- 
tiona that aaaemble long before the 
hour for worship, 70111 heart would also 
njtdoe. These things are vsry enoou- 
nging to m; dear husband. I am : 
beoomii^ quite attached to the sable ! 
OMUttenanoea of iht aSeotionate people. 
I dtodld like to do more amongst their ! 
tdwok than I am at preeent able, but ' 
the distaiioe is so great, and the heat so 
seondung, that, until more used to the 
dimate, I cannot eipose mjself too 
Boeh to iU infiuenoe." 

Thus thdr hearts were bound up in 
the evapgelintlon of Jamuoa, and the : 
■flmmm of the Lord seemed to be| 
pnqnii^ In thnr hands. | 

Bat how mjsterious are the ways of 1 
God! Bow isjo]', even the Joy of the 
Christian, tamed into mourmng ! How ^ 
■n the brightest hopes of man, and his ' 
happiest antidpetliniB Uasted bj the 
withering and desolating hand of death! 

A lew days after the writing of the 
letter above alluded to, her beloved 
husband was oelebrating, in a series of 
tdgtoos servioes, the emandpatioa of 
the davest when he wsa selied with 
few. For three days he sickened, and 
Omd died. How pleasingly and appro- 
pristetr employed, when the sununons 
to aaotiier world was come ! Com- 
HMDorating the freedom of the enslav- 
sdf— himself then admitted into that 
^erimis liberty wherewith Christ 
makaa Us people free, when ho breaks 
tbe fetters which Wnd them to earth, 
md introdnoea them to the complete 
i^oynMsit of his fbUowship In heaven. 

Uoa was A* left a widow in a 

sttange land. But her Qod, who had 
in times past imparted strength and 
fortitude, forsook her not now. She 
felt her entire dependence on the will 
of her heavenly Father. By his provi- 
denoa she had besa directed to this 
portion of hia vineyard, and ere hsr 
work was well b^nn, the tame wise 
Qod, by sn afflictive dispensation, sud- 
denly dosed it. Her belingt, and tht 
graoioas manner in which she wss sup- 
ported under this most painful bereav** 
ment, are best indioated by the fbUow 
Ing attract from her papers, written ft 
few ds^ after its occurrence. Bhe 
sdoptB for her motto that comforting 
assurance, "Cast all your care npon 
him, for he careth for you." 

"Oh, what a dclii^fiil promise is 
this to the children of Qod, when called 
to pots through the fbmace ! In re- 
moving some one or other of thalr 
dearest earthly ties, be does it not in 
anger, but in love. He takes them oat 
of the preeent evil world to be partaken 
of the joys laid up for the righteous at 
his light hand. Oh, then, how can we 
mourn for them ? Our loss is their unr 
speaksble g&in. Let us ratha follow 
them as th^ followed Ohiist, snd thso, 
ere long, we shall be re-united to them, 
never more to feel the pain of parting. 
He has promised to be the ' husband of 
the widow i' but it it only if thejr will 
seek his face, and oast their care npon 
him. It is thui when fiuth is eseraised, 
he grants them to fesl the ioflnenoe of 
his love upon their hearts, and the 
lifting up of the light of his countenance 
upon them. ' Qod is their sun and 
shield ; he will give grace and glory, 
and no good thing will he withhold 
bvm them that walk uprightly.' Oh, 
my heavenly Father, enable me to lay 
hold of the precious promise, and what- 
ever be thy future will concerning me 
enable me to cast sll my care upon 
thee ; do with me as leemeth thee good, 
only let me fM that I have thj* appto- 



b&tioa mi thj smile. T can say with | 
Peter, ' Lord, thou knoweat all tfainge, 
thou kuowest that I love thee.' " 

Some time after this, her relatives 
thoaght her return to England demr- 
ahle, and although she had, during her 
brief sojourn in Jomuca, fanned many 
interesting oompanionahips, and felt her 
heart drawn in tendereat ajmpathj to 
die multitudes then, over nhoae minds 
stall brooded the gloom of heathenism, 
and though the ashes of her bdoved 
husband slombered peacefully there, 
yet beliering it to be the will of Qod 
that she should leaye them all, with her 
usual dedsion of character, she broke 
through every ti^ and bade a last &Te- 
well to that spot around which would 
ever cluster many fond and hallowed, 
though painful, reminiccences. 

Arrived in Sngland, she took up her 
abode in the family of her beloved bro- 
ther, the Rev. W. B. lAndells of Shef- 
fi^d. Hie period of her sojourn there, 
however brief it has proved to be, will 
ever be one of the most interesting 
upon which their memory would deaire 
to resL Here, in a minister's &mily, 
she became one of its brightest oma- 
menti, and ocoi^ed such a pa«ti( 
nseftUneas as makes her absence most 
aontely felt. In the church her Mai, 
devotion, and peneverance, gained the 
admiration nod the love of all. In the 
sabbath school her fidelity, patience, and 
kindness, won mudi on the hearts of 
her scholars. Into all the works of 
faith and labours of love, connected 
with her brother's church, she entered 
with that diligence and eamestnees 
which BO nnifcrmly distinguished her. 
One engagement in which she took much 
delight was the holding of religious 
services among females in different dis- 
tricts adjoining the ohapel, at which 
meetings she read and expounded the 
scriptures and prayed ; and many are 
the hlesnags of the pious poor which 
fnt upcn b«r mamoiy, aod many w«i« 

the tributes of gratitude paid by those 
to whom she thus carried the meMage 
lA salvation. 

She held a class of young females in. 
the vestry adjoining tile chapel, every 
Lord's day afternoon ; a chut to whidt 
she was so devoted that no small 
amount of bodily indisposition would 
prevent her meeting it. And since her 
departure, several of this dsss have 
been admitted into the chnrch, beariog 
grateful testimony to the fidelity of her 
instructions, and ^ving cheering 
proofs of the blessing of Qod upon her 

Latterly she had felt much solicitude 
respecting the distribution of the sacred 
scriptures, and was engaged in canvass- 
ing the neighbourhood in which she 
lived, when sickness suspended her 
labours. From this attack she bad 
considerably recovered, when it waa 
thought that a journey to the north, 
intercourse with her friends thore, and 
the advantages of her native ur, mi^t 
restore her health. But " our thoughts 
are not as His thoughts." Her antici- 
pations were to see her native home 
again, and once more interchange with 
her beloved parents and friends those 
sympathies and feeling* which long ab- 
senoe and important changes had rather 
strengthened than impaired. This she 
was not permitted to acoompliah. 
Whilst staying a few days at Sunder- 
land, ra^oying the society of her hus- 
band's Mends, she was B^eed with cold, 
which ultimately fixed itself upon her 
lungs ; &om this she partially recovered, 
and danger was not apprehended. But 
the time of her departure drew near. 
She converged freely and cheerfully with 
some of her friends the night before 
she died, and appeared composed and 
happy. The following morning tlie 
relative with whom she was staying, on 
going to see her as usual, at seven 
o'clock, found ber dying. No struggling 
<fip«ai«d to have been e)9frieiwed,.Bhe 


wu pcftoefiiUj aleeping in the anna of 
deftth ; ■ oompUcent snule pUjed upon 
ber conntenmiice, the annrance that the 
tetrwa of Uie hoar of dinolution were 
oreroome. She nevei awoke ; and in 
two hoon her happj spirit, freed from 
it! fnU tenement, aioended to God. 
Thu did she literally, as well aa moat 
hleaedlj, " fall asleep in Jwoi ;" and 
now ihe partakes of the " fulness of J07" 
whidi is reserred for those who ferventlj 
love, and perMveiin^jr aerre, their Sa- 
noat below. 

Her'i was > chequered life — bright 
ind happf moments were sometimes 
giien, but these were often dimmed and 
orercast bjr the cloods of dark and 
D^Bterious Froridence, for — 

And now she is gone, we dwell with 
pleasure on her mflmorT. Humble in 
heart, deroted in life, lealous in work- 
bg patient in suffering, amiable in 
ditpontion, holj in feeling, exalted in 
jaetj, her memory will erer be fragrant, 

-Onlf lh< uhH er tkaJuM, 

tawU i«H( uul blnuom hi th* dut.~ 

Bar afiectionate oxhortationa, her fer- 
vent prajers, will never be forgotten bj 
thoee privileged yonng persona who 
oqojed the advuitagea of her teaching. 
Her kind,aheerfiil smile kindled friend- 
•hip tnd love, whilst her UDdeviating 

consistenoj oommanded reepeot. 3.ta 
untiring exertions for her Saviour's 
cause won the esteem, engaged the 
BTinpatbiee, and gained the prayet^ of 
all. Bat all is past. Her spirit, happj 
aa it was in serving Christ below, is 
happier in the ei^jojment of his presence 
in heaven. Her sun, though deolioing 
early, has set without a cloud. In the 
brief space of thirty'three years, she 
was the means of aocomplishing 
much for the best and moat momentous 
interests of her fellow creatures. Yet 
we would not call her back again ; but 
rather gird ourselves for more devoted 
labour, follow in her footsteps, "work 
the work " which is given us to do, and 
at length with her become partakers of 
the inheritance of the saints in light. 

The following lines, composed by our 
sweet singer, James Montgomery, and 
written for a dear friend of the decessed 
two years ago, were found in her pocket 
after death : they beautifully portray 
the leading feature of her character, — 
submission to the will of Ood. 

The iplrll dill, (ht Beili U 
■nj it\r In Honr 1 ••*. 

The (bllowing t«port hu beta prctenttd to th* Commitlcc of the Bapliit Miuionu? Society 
lif t nb-coDunittte which h*d bctn (ppointcd to coniider the inbjcct. Iti pnblintion doH not 
tai^juj ajHnion, cither f*Toarii1>lc or uhtnt,oa Ihepirl of the committee, hut It ii permitted, 
flat ta apportaiuty ma; be affiinled to the fricadi uf the ladet j it large to cMiiider Ihe argu- 
BBt* vUeh hn* betn adreDnd im bchdf of the pre}eel, end it ii pnbable that the free 
frprfinn of emtimciit, lutaiDcd hj u^ment, on tither fide, vitl tuiit the cimmittM in 
bnuof an opiniDD, whenerer the mitler ihill copw befbre them fat dccidtm. 

Tbb proposal to sdidt from the 1 Baptist Missionary Society, originated 
ccowa R ohwter of inoorpontion fortba 1 in » ftellng of the nomerous and gram 


InooavflnlBnosB which are isrident to 
iU present position, and is expiesrive of 
a de^ra to escape &om them. 

It is veil known that the Booiet^, 
in oammon with all limilAr institutions, 
is lirgdy intereeted in landed propert;f . 
The bi greater portion of this oonsistB 
of ohapels, mission residences, school- 
rooms, and other hereditaments, scat- 
tered oret the fbor quarters of the 
world ; some, however, — the roisraon- 
hoose and premises in London, for ex< 
ample — Is within the limits of the 
TTnited Kingdom, and the whole is per- 
petnallj on the increase. The dmple, 
seonre, and economical tenure of this 
property is olmously of great import- 

As matters now stand, the society 
Mnnot hold property ; hnt all property 
in which it is intereeted is conveyed to 
trustees on its behalf. And thb system 
of tmsteeehip is pregnant with annoy- 

The sub-committee will refer to it in 
the first instanoe, as affecting the tenure 
of diapds, to. 

A deed conveying property of this 
kind to trustees on behalf of such a 
society is a legal document of consider- 
able complexity, and Its completeness 
and correctness are very far from being 
attainable by good intentions merely. 
Without sound advioe and great care, 
it is bat too probable that, with the best 
intentions, deeds may be executed, 
whidi, by the want of proper clauses, or 
proper phrases, or proper signature, or 
proper registration, or some other ne- 
cessary element, may either fail in part 
or altogether of their purpose, or ^ve 
occasion to deplorable litigation and 
strife. This liability is at its maximum 
where, as in the case of the society, the 
deeds conveying prepay are at onoe of 
large number and diversified character, 
ori^oating in distant parts of the 
worid, and framed by partiea of dls- 
rii^lar qniMcatioiu and news. The 

history of the society rapi^ei enu»|Jea 
psinfully illustrative of this class of 

Supposing, however, that a trtut- 
deed is properly drawn and dnly aze- 
ottted, some serious evils att«nd die 
administration of property held in thia 
method. However high the ohM <^ 
trustees now referred to may stand, 
either in real integrity or in general 
estimation, (and the lub-oommittee 
have no wish to underrate the servioea 
they have rendered), there is evidently 
no guarantee ag^st the oooaaional 
appearance among them of impradent 
and perverse, not to say of bad men. 
Instances have not been wanting, (and 
similar occorrences are always possibla) 
in which trustees have become partuans 
in some unhappy contest, have taken 
opposite ^des, and have cffidally 
adopted proceedings, not only nnad- 
visable and mischievous, but iU^^ 
In these cases, the m^ Injury always 
falls upon the society, whidi is for the 
most part the helpless victim of the 
indiscretions which may have been com- 

' It is a further annoyance attending 
the tenure of property by trustees, that, 
by reason of death, the daods require 
frequent renewal. It is running no 
haxard to say that this system of re- 
newals, especially where the deeds are 
numerous, is very troublesome. The- 
necessity of being continually on the 
watch as to the periods when death may 
render such renewals desirable or 
necessary, the improbability of bong 
in all cases promptiy informed, and the 
liability to inconvenienoe, and even 
haxaid in some cases, through ignorance 
or inadvertence, are all disagreeaUe, 
and more than disagreeable. And the 
actual renewal of a trust-deed is often 
much worse. To find gentlemen salted 
and willing to become trustees, to secure 
tile concurrence of former trustees, and 
to obtain the signature of aU the parties 


KKtttnd u tlwy frcqiuntlj are, and 
itwitr> maj be, over the &oe of the 
wrth, not withoat diffioultj in a single 
«Me, will be a matter of great diffioultj 
«1mq it ahall happen ten timea everr 
;«r, or nearlj onoe a month. Now, 
tha deetla conveying propertj in trait 
bt t^ focoatj amount to nearly two 
luudred, and it maj be irilmilat^fl that 
tha wbde will require renewal in twen^ 

Btciki being verj troublewme, 
tha fraqnent renewal of tnut-deeda ia 
nij expensive. Eetimating the ooata 
tt tha moderate amount <^ ten pounds 
far «ah deed, the grooi mm will be one 
knjnd poonda a 7m on an average of 
jtm. And Willi thiaexpenae the Booiaty 
ia piaotirally oharged, For althoogh it 
it olairij natural and Jutt that the 
paitiea for whoae partioolar um the 
pDpartr ia oonvejed to trutteea 
ibnild bear the expense of renewing 
donmaBts ao btdiapeniable to than, 
Jit tba bat that the todet; hae an 
iatanat in the propertj seema to be 
tiawad aa oooatitating a general 
goardianabip, the ooita of which it has 
bM hitherto bean found practicable to 
dBTolTe iqMa otlieia. 

While the tenure of chapeli and 
■milar propertj is thua embamaied by 
tniteeahip, that of landed estate in- 
twdad ^siaotl J to aid the exertioni of 
the loeiatj ia atiU more iiqurioualj afTeot- 
■d. Where utinterect in landed eatateia 
iatasdedtobe^Ten totheiooietjforthe 
pnHBolian of its great objeot, the aoeietj 
OHutot aoo^ it. Again a body of 
panona Baeeemrilj intemne^ who, ai 
taHtaea, ht^ in behalf of the aodety, 
and all the coatlineaa, Tezati<nu, and 
hanrda of the ayitem are repeated 
whluMit and. Caaea have already 
euRtd in which valuable property do- 
iigaed for the looie^ haa been not only 
ndangered, but loit. 

Sndi ia a biie^ and eertaioly not an 
axaai«atad atetanent of the loaetial 

evils of the tnietee syatem. If it oomaa 
upon any members of the committee by 
surprise, it is not because the evils have 
not long been felt, but only because the 
actual preasure of them fidla upon the 
I immediate oonduotora of the so- 
ciety's a&irs. That they are grave 
enough to be worth eacapiog from, if 
escape be possible, hardly admita tj a 
question ; and it mtqr with equal o«c- 
tainty be affirmed, that the oonatitution 
of the sooiety into a body politic by s 
charter of incorporation, will efiectoaUy 

The intention and effect of a charter 
of incorporation will be to eitdow tha 
Bodety, so &r as the holding, adminit- 
tering, and disposing of property it 
conoemed, with the attributee of ao 
individual person, and so to aboUsh the 
entire system of trutteeship, out of 
which the inoonvenienoea above etatod 
arise. The society will thenoeforth, aiid 
quoad hoc, be not many, but one ; not a 
shiiUng multitude of ooutributon, bat 
a body politic, poaseuing unity ud pet- 
petu^ mccesdon ; itself holding the 
property in which it is intereeted, and 
(within the limits prescribed by the 
charter) doiuK uid controlling tdl ^-i^'W i j p 
rek^g to its adminiitration without 
further trouble or expenie. That tbif 
is a mode of holding property very &t 
preferable to the trustee system, is well 
kncirn to all persons oonvsnant witti 
tha aulyeot, whether profesnonal or 
oommerdal, whether lay or acoleaiastioaL 

Tha tenure of property, however, 
although a subject of great importance 
doei not exhaust the argument in &■ 
TOUT of the incorporation of the society. 

Framed as it now is, the society has 
oonatant oooaaion, in the tnuuaotion of 
it* monetary affairs, to avail itself of 
the kindneas of individuals in asBuming 
<ai its behalf a personal responoibilitf, 
whether on the oue hand, in the aooept- 
anoe of bills drawn on the tceaaurera by 
misraonariet in various parts of the 


world, or on the other, in giving ae- 
aaiity for sums which the exigen- 
cies of the Bodet; require froin 
time to time to be borrowed for its 
service. Pullj and gratefully acknow- 
ledging the promptness and liberelitj 
with which this kindness has always 
hitherto been rendered, the sub-com- 
mittee cannot but think that the com- 
mittee will agree with them in wishing 
that the a%irs of the society could be 
conducted without the necessity of re- 
quiring it, and in a manner which 
shonld create a corporate, rather than an 
individual, responsibility. Ita incorpo- 
ration would happily effect this object 
also, the society itsdf, in this caae, be- 
ooming, in its corporate character, the 
adequate and solely responsible party, in 
these as in all its other transaotionB. 

Having thus rtatod the arguments in 
&vour of the incorporation of the so- 
dety, the sub-committee will now enter 
on the question. Whether the solicita- 
tion of a charter of incorporalitMi it on 
any ground objectionable 1 

They think they may affirm with con- 
fidence that there is no legal oljeclion 
to it. In order that this aspect of the 
subject might be most thoroughly in- 
vestigated, a case was early drawn up 
and submitted to an eminent ocunsel ; 
and it fs qiiit« safe to say that, on every 
legal point, the opinion given is entirely 
satishctory. On one matter of fact 
only would it remain, should the com- 
mittee determine to pursue the object, 
to institute some further inquiry ; 
namely, whether in the British colonial 
or other territories in which the society 
baa or may acquire an interest in landed 
estate, local laws or regulations may to 
any considerable extent exist, inoom- 
patihle with the operation of the charter. 
As to the expediency of the measure, 
indeed, the consulted counsel is " dis- 
posed to think that the society would 
not find the proposed incorporation 

The sub-committee would have at- 
tached more w^ht to this opitdoa than 
they now do, if argument had been 
adduced in its support ; but as it stands 
alone, and absolutely unsupported, and 
as it was, moreover, given on a very 
partial stat«meat of &ct6, it may hiilj 
be taken as meaning no more than thi^ 
that counsel does not fully appreciate, 
either the annoyances that trouble the 
society, or the advantages they seek to 
acquire. That they would secure these 
advantages, counsel does act tnnnuate 
a doubt. 

To the question, " Are there any di»- 
advantages which oooar to oonnid as 
likely to arise Gram a ohaiter of incor- 
poration t" the fallowing answer ia 
given : — " I think it poesihle that the 
usefulness of the society may he afieote^ 
because the freedom of its action maj 
be impaired by a charier of incorpo- 
ration ; which, howev^ oarefiilly pre- 
pared, may have the effect of restrain- 
ing the society, in new ciroumstaooea, 
&om exercising the wide discretion over 
their proceedings which they now eigoy." 
Wdght is due to this suggestion. It 
is &ir, however, to remark, that thisis the 
luly disadvantage hinted at as by possi- 
bility incident to the ineorpontion of the 
society ; so that it may be strongly in- 
ferred that counsel saw no other. Aa 
to the inconvenience suggested, it is no 
doubt true that the movements of an 
incorporated society cannot be absolute- 
ly unfettered. A certain measure of 
reetricticn, or rather of permanence, on 
the one hand, is the necessary and just 
correlative of acquired ri^ts and 
standing on the other. The proper 
question, however, is, whether that 
measure of freedom of action which an 
incorporated society may enjoy, is not 
sufficient for the purposes which the 
Baptist Missionary Society contemplates. 
The great object and framework of the 
society are sorely not so variable as to 
make an act ^ inoorpoTataon dangerous ; 



anjtliing beyond that adoptum of bje- 
tim to whiah ererf body politic is eoni' 
petent. Connml may be readily exeuaed 
for Dot knowing the socie^ better m 
ibis respect, and for conseqnentlj giv- 
ing in opinion which fuller information 
would, doabtlem, materially modify. 

The mb-oommittee will now notice 
an objeotioa which haa been expressed 
by Mme memben of the society itself. 
To Mlieit Grom the crown a charter of 
incorporation, it haa been said, will place 
nt, as a relifpous Bociety, in a relation to 
tbe gownment at once ondeeirable and 

The sob-oommittee are not only alire, 
bat very keenly ative, to the oonndera- 
tion which givefl all its apparent force 
to thia ot^ection ; and they would not 
on any account contribnte to place the 
tmnety in a position embodying, by tbe 
remoteat implication, the principle of a 
connexion between the church and the 
state. They think, however, that the 
objection is altogether unfounded. 
Ko rcMon appears to the subcom- 
mittee, why a body in the Btricteet sense 
religiout, should be scandalized at tbe 
thought of accepting from the orown a 
charter of incorporation. The sove- 
rdgn, in such an act, is tiie representa- 
tive, not Bo much of tbe state, aa of the 
Unt ; and that which ia received from 
the eovareign b neititer personal nor 
official &Tonr, bat a modified and more 
equitable porition in rtlatufn to the law. 
A modified porition, be it observed, not 
afl«w one: fbreccleriastioal bodies have 
already tlie power of acquiring an 
interest in proper^ in one manner, and 
an that ia soiogbt by inoorpontion is 
the power of acquiring the same inte- 
R*t in another manner. If the one 
he wrong, it can scarcely be affirmed that 
the other is right. How can those who 
olgect to being constituted into a body 
politic for tiie purpose of holding pro- 
perty Erectly, oonustently hold it under 

the statate of uses 1 Are trouble and 
expenae, the main distinction between 
tbe two modes, such powerful reconciling 
elemente in cases of oonsoienoe ? Or ia 
the princi^e of separation between 
chuicb and state to be pushed so ttx 
aa to require from ecclesiastical bodies 
a renunciation of their entire civil 
ttatrtt, and th«r rights at law 1 Let the 
spirit of the objection be carried out, 
and it would follow, that, in case of the 
riotous destruction of a chapel, an eo- 
cleaiaaticBl body ought not to bring an 
action against the rioters, or to accept 
legal compensation for the damage^ 

If the drcomstance that incorpora- 
tion is to be sought t^ charter /rom tht 
erowH should influence the judgment of 
any persons, the sab-committee would 
observe, that it makes no mbstantial 
difference whether incorporation is ob- 
tained by a royal charter, or by an act 
of parliament. The committee may 
carry the matter before parliament, if 
they prefer it -, but if, for greater con- 
venience, they should appeal to the 
oiown, the &ir view of the transaction 
is, that, BB they appeal to the crown in a 
case in which a certain measure of 
legislative authority is rtill left to it, so 
tbey appeal to it in its legislative capa- 
city alone. In either can th^ ask the 
law-maker to modify the law, on a 
matter — the tenure of property, to iri^~ 
admitted on all hands to be within tbe 
proper scope of the law. 

The sub«onflbittee have in reoolleo- 
tion one objection more, which they 
may not leave wholly unnoticed, because 
it haa been actually adduced. Should 
a diarter be granted, it haa been ob- 
served, the so<riety will then become a 
eorporatimt ; a word so inseparably 
identified with corrupt and intemperate 
practices, that its annexation to the so- 
ciety cannot &il to render it hopelessly 
infamous. In reply to this it maybe 
observed, that the society jvyllj^h^^, . 
undergone no cbangei' either, iuj nature 


or in name, it will still be, uid be 
iMlled, the B^)tist Miaikmuy Sodetj, 
although inoorporated, and will consist 
of the same persons, and adopt the same 
proooedini^ as now. The objectors, 
however, do not seem to know, that not 
onlj mnnioipal bodies, bat banking 
oompanies, insnivice companies, Tail- 
way gompsnies, water oompanies, are 
dl corporationB, together with many 
■dentifit^ charitable, and religions ssso- 
dations. Why the Baptist Missionary 
Society should be ashamed of ooonpying 
the same dvil Halut as sach bodies, the 
tnb-aainmittee have yet to be in- 

In fine, the snb-oommittae see nothing 
In the olfjeotions which have been nrged 
at all oaloulated to liiminiali the force of 
the arguments they have adduced, or to 
deter] them from recommending the 
committee to take such meatoies as 
nuty be best adapted to obtain for the 
wdety the rights of a body politic. It 
is true, the committee of the Baptist 

Missionary Society will be the first in this 
experiment, and titmi suocesi may not 
be sure ; but, should they be soooMsfiil, 
they will certainly not be the last. The 
snb-committ«shave reason to beliere that 
other societies, groaning, like onndTM, 
under the vexatious end oostiy system 
of trusteeship, and the burdensome 
assumption of indlTidual responritnlity, 
wiU watch our proceedings with interest ; 
and, if we are sucoessfiil, eagerly par- 
ticipate in the results. It cannot be 
questioned that the power of holdiiig 
property as bodies politic ou^t, as a 
matter of dvil right, to be much mote 
extensively and easily attainable in this 
coiistry than it i^ — a point in which 
the United States have shot br ahead 
of England ; and it will be worthy of 
the Baptist Minionary Society to lead 
the way in an enterpiiie which is at 
once 10 useful and so just, and in which, 
while luooesB will bring advantage to 
many, defeat will bring no dishonour to 


WBEasAS it hslli been npmeiited'to ni on 
"• pMltica of [tnunren, ud lonw of the 

Tlut on tlu 2Dd di7 of Octob«r, in tht jmt 
of oar Lord I79S, cert^a mtniiten of the g«- 
pd, of the deaominaliDn of partienlu' bqititta, 
t«d thcmatln* tofBthec u i fdd«tf far 
fngtH&ia of tfag ggipel amaafrt the 
hen. And tlut the iwd eodtt; hath em 
a continiwd in eibtence and opention, and 
Mr derifuAed, " The Biptlft Hlnontry 
*ty,' sod it! affiiin tn condueted by k 
of tUc^-di panddi eho«ii knnadj 
gtOMSl IDMtiBg of the mmnben id the 
■odstjr-Thtt the uid [pdituuwn] 

An ncmbsn of the teid eoDmille^ Th«t the 
fttat ol^ of the eeid lociety, it the diffuiiaa 
oTtba k&oiriidga of the religion of Jeini Chrirt 
' iiaewMiirorid,be]n»dtlitBiiHeh 

Uee, ij the preacUng of the gMpel, the tnne* 
htka and pnblintion of dw holy Kriptsrai, 
ud the eetehliihiBent of Khadli, And, That It 
wonld be of gceet *dnDl<«« if the nU ndely 

to gnnt to Ihem, uid to thoie who an now, or 
•hell hemfter become, memben of the Mme 
•odety, ovr rojel Gharter of ineoiponttlon. 

Now kuo* ye, That we, of onr qwdal gnet, 
certain knowledfe, ud mare motion, ium will- 
ed, gruted, and dedind, ud do by theee pre- 
eente, for ni, ooi hdre, and inccaaon, wfll, 
gnuit, ud declare. Thai the nld [petittonen] 

And Mch other of oar loriiv snljeota •■ arc 
now memben of the eeid lociety, or irtio ehall, 
at u; time hereafter, become memben thereof, 
aoeoidiBg to nch regolatiou • or bye-Uwi u 

■ The ngnUtloni tt tie XHliil; to be the eame u 
at pHHnt, wllk the (oDniBI addltlou:— IW 
taiMnlnM«tliiss(Beaiben tahaiehillpewaiDl 
«nllioi«j lo flame ud make all eacb nlia ud 
ngilaUn^ or ;a1t«illau in tbe pieeenl plan and 



IN torn at ibill hatoAcr bt ftuiNd or anieted, 
ihilt, bj tirtac of tbtw pmcuU, be mimbeii 
at, ud fora ooe bod; politic uid corporile for 
Ibc jmrposn afctmaid, bj the nunc of " The 
Biptbt UlHHKiaiy Socictj," t^ vbich luunt 
tk^ ^all hmn pnpctnal ■ncnciiaii, Bud » 
wnmi aeal. vilh full pown and inthotilj to 
•iter, 1V7, bnak, or Taotir, the ume Mai at 
Ihtir diicTFtioD, and bj the Aamc tame to ioa 
aH be fiied, implead aod be Impleaded, aniner 
nd beaiuwend nsto. In mijtoai* of i»,oar 
itiit, aad •ueoaaaai, and ha fin cnr able aod 
opiMa in tha law tn panhate, reeeiTe, pcMieii, 
ftod mjoj, ta tbeni and tbeir laccessora, anj 
|ntds and chattel! whataoeTer, and also be able 
n tha Istr [notwitlutanding tiie 
^ to take, ponAaac, poaacaa, 
Ud, and a^joy, to tham and thair (acceaaarg, 
[iboweaitd^ anj mnnuigei, laodi. tBaemeati, 
DC betditaiiieBts wbataoeieT, the yearly Tain* 
if Thichiball not exceed ID IliB whole, at any 
(■c tlma, tlw afln of £ , eompat- 

ii| the HOC Tc^eotlTily, it th* nek imt wbieh 

tt tka MdMf, not balnc i^Dgniut 1« 
th* klDtdom, cs ISMBilitaDt wltb U 
B H>clet7, at to tbem ot the major part < 
bvm ilma ts ttmp Bmn expedlant, three 
tie* ■! Uh pm 

night be bad or gotten tor the ume, at tb* date 
if theae preaentat in nipect of any lauda, tena- 
meats, or heredilamentB, now held and enjoyed 
by the uid tociety, and ai to uiy landi, tene- 
lenta, or heredltaraenti, hereafter to be pur- 
baaed by the lald aociaty, at tha nek rail 
rhich might ha had « gotten Ua the oma at 
ths time of the porchaM or loqaintion thereof 
And alM to wU any landi, tenemeoti, and he- 
id to poTchaae again, other landa. 
It*, and hcredilaaaBti, not exeaadln^la 

the whok, at ai 

>, the a 

act in all the conrerni of the >ud body politic ot 
corporate for the piupoaeg albreaaid, aa folly and 
affectnaUy, to all Intanti, eflacla, eonitraetiau^ 
and purpoaea whataoanr, ai any Mbar of our 
li^a anlgtoti. or any other body poUlie or eoN 
porate, in our onil«d kingdom of Great Britain 
and Ireland, not being nnder any ditability, 
might do in their reipectire concemi. And 
wa do hereby grant ana (pedal Ueeaoa and 
aathority unto allaodeTeryperKinandptnait, 
bodiea politic and corporate, otherwise oompe- 


1, and c 

nae of the idd aodely 

r hendilamnila, (h« whole tbaieaf 
hi bddbj the nid ioeiety at aqy ou* tlia^ 
lot eiceediog inch aminal nine ae afiiiiiiil. 


Fob Mm« jeua pMt, knd egpooiaUj 
withiii & fcw montbi, much atteation. 
bu bean pud to fulfilled uid to tmful- 
lllled prophecy. Without giring any 
epnlok on the Mibgeot, the writer takee 
the opp<»timity of pUoiug before nioh 
M are Interested in the sinritual oondi- 
&m of Christ's ohnreh, tno okssee of 
propheoj, the import of which ia indis- 
pal«bl« nnd deeplj aonc«nu ub i^. 

TIm flnt olaM of prediolioni relera to 
(eedters. 1 Tim. iv. 1, "Now theB}Hrit 
■pnketh expreetly, that in the latter 
time* some ihall depart from the ftith, 
giring heed to Bedtidng apirits, and 
doctrinee of derils." Acti xx. 29, "For 
I know this, that after my departing 
riiaU grieroufl wolves enter in among 
Ton, not apaiing the flock." 2 Petur ii. 

1 — 3, " But there were fitbe prophets, 
also among tho people, even as there 
ahall be false teaohera among you, who 
privilj shall bring in damnable heresiee, 
even denying tho Lord that bought 
them, aad bring upon themselves swift 
deatrnotton. And mMiy shall follow 
their pernicious ways ; by reason of 
whom the way of truth shall be evil 
spoken of. And through covetoiuness 
shall they with feigned words make 
merohondise of you : whose Judgment 
now of a long time lingereth not, and 
their damnation sltunbereth not." 

The second class refers to ohnroh 
members, and Buoh ss profess the Chris- 
tian name. S Tim. iii. 1—5, "This 
know also, that in the last days perilous 
times ^all como. For men shall bo 



lorOra of their own selves, covetous, 
bi mst WB, proud, blimpheiners, diaobedient 
to psrents, unth&okfiil, unholy, without 
D&tuisl affection, truce-breakers, false 
Mouwr^ inoontinent, fierce, despisen of 
thoae that are good, traitors, headj, 
Ugb-minded, lovers of pleasure more 
than lovers of Qod ; having a form of 
godliness, but denTing the power there- 
of: from such turn away." Chap. 
9^ 4, " For the time trill come when 
they will not endure sound dootrioe 
bat after their own lusts shall they heap 
to thenuelvea teachers, having itching 
ears; and thej shall turn away their 
ean from the truth, and shall be turned 
onto fables." 
A spiritual declension at least, if not 
, much more, is in theee and similar pro- 
phecies clearly stated for our admoni- 
tion. At present it is generallj admitted 
that amidst the tokens for good, there 
is a very scanty effusion of the Holy 
Spirit on the means of grace, and on 
the instnunentalityat home and abroad 
for missionary purposes. Some attach 
the Uame to the people — some to the 
ministry. Do not the sacred scriptures 
teach that both are included when the 
evil is widely spread? The two are 
intimately connected and operate reci- 
procally. An unsound or unconverted 
minister, when placed in a thriving 
chnroh, if sot detected and removed, 
will gradoally leaven the mass with his 
errors. A godly man, if oalled to a 
worldly and lukewarm people, unless he 
be supported by a very large amount of 
personal piety, and be guided by a higher 
band, will be in great danger of being 
low^ed by them, instMd of elevating 
Atta to a higher tone of scriptural fitith 
and praetioe. 

MiAisterial qualifications may be 
arranged under two divisions, — the 
primary and the secondary. The primary 
are easentii^ to the Christian minister. 
The secondary are deorable and accept- 
able, but may be wanting in whole or 

in part consistently with the great ends 
of the office. In a time of declauion, 
the secondary qualifications will be un- 
duly estimated, and the primary will be 
comparatively OTerlooked. An acquaint- 
ance with Euts in the preaent day will 
confirm the above statement ; and, per- 
haps, those who are familiar with the 
evangelical body will not hesitate to 
own that the evil is increasing. 

Let me first state what, I believe, is 
admitted among serious and pious pro- 
fessors to be fundamental requisites in 
a good minister. 

1. Conversioa must be jdaoed as the 
bans of character to a Christiaa minis- 
ter. If scripture be true that the heart 
of every man is depraved, and so de- 
praved as to be JnimiMl to Qod, surely 
no unrenewed man is fit to be a preacher 
of the gospel. If one great end of the 
ministry be to invite sinners back to Oud 
by repentance for sin, and by belieiopg 
in the Saviour, how can he who is hini' 
self a rebel and under the power of sin, 
be rancere and earnest in bis entreaties 
and endeavours 1 

2. Eminent godliness. Conversiou, 
while indispensable, is not sufficient. 
Without it none, whether young or old, 
male or female, belongs to the kingdom 
of Ohrist ; bat a large measure of tme 
grace, of ssnctifioation, of holiness, is 
requisite f<>r the ministry, for its labours 
and its success. A pastor needs much 
love to Jesiu, mu^ compassion for 
souls, great spirituality, patience, affec- 
tion, seriousness, leal, great activity, 
wisdom, prudence, and godliness. Un- 
less he be rooted and grounded in the 
love of Christ, unless heaven and its f^ 
lidty be uppermost in his a£boti<H)s, 
unless he possess a deep sense of sin as 
ruinous to the soul, with an irrepressible 
dedre to rescue men from sin and bring 
them to the Savicur, unless he bimsdf 
be living near to Qod and by the faith 
of his Son, he cannot be a sound, and 
faithful, and diligent minister. Emi- 


nence in piety is necessary to him vbo 
is to lie the lead^ and guide of others 
in the path to heftven, tad to &Ilure err- 
ing einnen from the path of misery to 
that of godliness and peace. 

3. SoondnesB in the &ith is indispene- 
aUe. I need not enlai^ on this. By 
toiindne«a I mean an acquaintance with 
the great truths of revelatiua in the Old 
and New Testaments ; and such an ac- 
quuntance as only can be acquired by a 
prayerful study of the word. It is to 
declare the whole counsel of Ood, and 
bring forth stores both new and old. 
To seek and possess such knowledge, 
there must be a studious disposition, a 
love of truth most powerful and active, 
and a heart to useallsubordinatemeans 
for the attainment of so high an end. 
If a candidate for the ministry be not 
truly & lover of books, if be care not 
whether he know the original languages 
in which the books of the sacred scrip- 
tnree were written, if he iiave no anxiety 
to ascertain what great and good men, 
who have deeply studied the sacred 
TDluno, have written for its exposition, 
h« is not fit for leading the service of 
Ood's temple. An ardent thirst for 
every kind of knowledge connected with 
the stady of the inspired records, and 
deciaon to employ every means in hia 
power for its attunment is the charac- 
teristic of the man who has a call to 
the ministry. 

If a man be not established in the 
essential doctrines of the gospel, though 
eiperimentally acquainted with the 
way of salvation for his own safety, he 
is yet a norioe, and not authorized to be 
the instructor of a people. 

4. In the qualifications of a pastor 
the N'ew Teattunent lays much stren on 
lovely, consistent, nnd irreproachable 
conduct, so as to secure the good report 
'jf them who are without. We are 
referred to the fhuts to judge of tbe tree. 
See the Epistles to Timothy and Titus. 
He is to be nbore all sueiudon of 

covetouBncBs, of penuriougness, of self- 
ishness, of dishonesty, of intemperance, 
of gluttony, of sloth, of worldliness ; 
indeed, distinguished for truth and 
kindness, for self-denial and activity, 
for hoepitality, for patience, for humility, 
for serious, rational piety, and love to 

If his conduct and preaching be not 
in harmony, hia sermons will be neutral- 
ized, if not positively injurious. His 
sincerity will become questionable, and, 
in time, the very tenets and duties be 
enforcee will be compared with his 
actions, to the r^ection of scripture 
claims themselves. The value of a holy, 
consistent life is incalculable in the 
commendation of the goq)el to the con- 
gregation on the part of theur teacher. 
Now let us honestly inquire if these 
primary excellencies are of primary 
estimation by candidates for the minis- 
try, and by the people themselves, la 
this inquiry let each examine himself, 
and each church sit on its own trial, 
and let us endeavour to ascertain 
whether we prefer secondary properties, 
properties very lovely and very attrac- 
tive, but which are not of the tame 
intrinsic worth as tbe primary. 

Let me now state some of these latter. 
Great diversity of opinion, as may he 
expected, is found on these secondaiy 
qualities. No fixed standard exists, or 
is acknowledged, by which they may be 
tried ; and hence, even in small socie- 
ties, veij different estimates of them 
are to be found. 

1. Much stress is placed by some on a 
saperior training at college, ecpeoiaUy at 
a state nniversity. Scholarship is, with 
them, essential to ministerial fitness, and 
eminent scholarship is, with them, a 
substitute for many defects. Hay the 
writer ofier one consideration on this 
difficult subject! Erudition is very com- 
plex. A profbund knowledge of natural 
philosophy, of chemistry, of mathe- 
matics, of astrcnomy, and other sections 


of Bdence, while beneficial to the culti- 
Tstion of hia mental powera, ia of little 
pnuttioal use to « gospel preacher. Nor 
can a profound study of Qreek tragedies 
or lAtin poetry be of much servico to 
the lolution of diffioulties in the original 
languages of the hoi; icripturea. But 
bibhcal Bcholanbip ia of incalculable 
moment, and he who has no taste for It, 
uo devotedneu to it, if within bis reach, 
ia very unfit to be a guide to any 

S. Kloquenoe oomniandB popularity 
almoat independently of other requisites. 
It gilds heresy, it veils ignorance, with 
many, and jdaoei a very little knowledge 
in a most imposing light. It commands 
an audience from every class, fills pews, 
and generally secures a respectable 
oome. Ii it strange, then, that ( 
uderablc importance be attached to 
eloquenoe 1 especially when an audience 
has declined, when a chapel is deep 
debt, when a large population fumishee 
a wide field of operatbn, and when the 
honour of Christ and the oonvereioa of 
men are dthec subordinated to worldly 
moiivee, cv are not preferred to them 1 

3, An address captivating to the 
young. Whatever be the oaniei, for 
many years past, a preponderating at- 
tention has been ipven to youth and to 
ohildren. And it is not uncommon to 
find, even in oountry districts, a large 
sabbath sobool liberally supported and 
well furnished with teachers, though the 
ohurch be small, and feeble, and poor. 
Happy is he who, in the present day, 
pMBSBsea the tact of attaching the youth 
to his tuition, and ia honoured to turn 
the hearts of the ohildren to the btheia, 
and the disobedient to the wisdom of 
the just. Many godly and eminent 
miniaUm are deficient in this gift. 

4. Popular aentiments and doctrines. 
Among evangelical and pious professors 
a particular complesioa of doctrine 
prevuls at certain tames and in certain 
oouatriea. About aizly years ago, the 

stream tan strong in Englaikd in &vour 
of high and systematio Galviniatic 
preaching. At present, the currenk 
shifts in a different direction. What is 
called moderate Calvinism and Arminian- 
ism have approximated on some essen- 
tial points, and this approximation has 
led much to practical and expostulatory 
addresses. Now, with many, that kind 
of preaching ia moat acceptable which 
presents a. kind of dead level in doctrine, 
along with fervent appeals on the great 
matters of conversion to Christ, and of 
zeal and activity in professors for his 
cause — soundness in the faith is almost 
overlooked by some. 

5. 1 must not enlarge on some othor 
matters which, with serious and thinking 
men, do not weigh heavily in the scale, 
while with ministerB whose views and 
mutivea are much mixed, and with pro- 
fesaors deeply immersed in a worldly 
spirit, they have oonsiderable infiuencc. 
The following are specimens : — 

1. Respectable connexions of a reli- 
gious description with families, perhaps, 
with ancestors eminent for piety, or 
respectable connexions with those of 
rank, opulence, and influence. 

2. Wealtli itself posaeesed by the 
preacher. To a poor oongr^ation this 
may be a temptation, as giving a proof 
that he does not preach for the sake of 

3. Social disposition and good oom- 
panionahip. Some paston^diatinguished 
for learning, piety, eloquence,and talent, 
have, it is well known, avoided social 
intercourse with their flocks, and con- 
fined themselves to the pulpit and t« the 
private labours connected with prepara- 
tion. Some have prevented themselves 
from visiting their charge by writing 
for the press. Other causes might be 
stated. Henoe a social, frank character 
is highly estimated by many ; a minister 
who will study and leun the joya and 
sorrokvs, and states, of the people, will 
enter their habitations, will joy with the 


joyouB, weep with the weeping, luid feel tual health of our churches. My heart's 
with ftlL deaire for them and their miaiBtere 

is, that they all may be prosperous, aod 
I miut not enlarge — the field i£ im- that walking in the fear of the Lord 
mense — the snbject is of great moment, and the comforta of the Holy Qhost, 
and iotimatdj connected vith the spiri- they may be multiplied. 



BT THE nsv. 

la the Baptist Magazine for Novem- 
ber last, the editor quoted from a tract 
of Tnine * the remnrk, that " all tho 
idioUra on the continent, evangelical 
or otherwiae, although on the authority 
of the state church they are practising 
infa nt baptisro, are ^reed that it was 
unknown In the apostolic age. Hence, 
I merely express the sentiments of the 
most learned prndobaptists in saying, 
that in&nt baptism is not to be found 
in the New Testament." It will be 
obaerred, that my language refers to 
■diolaiB of the pr€*ejit day, since every 
one is aware that the reformerg in their 
fint emersion from popish darkness, 
ftoatlf defended infimt baptism and ite 
ncramental efficacy too, as well as a 
Bodified form of transubatantiation. 

In the works of the most eminent 
modem German theol<^;iane to which I 
have aoccea, my statement is fully home 
oat; and, as it must interest many readers 
of the Baptist Magazine to see such 
weighty testimony to the truth, coming, 
too^ from the land where the name ana- 
h^^tist (i e., baptist in modern lan- 
guage) was onoe more hated than that 
of papist, I bave collected into one 
view some of the most important of 

Let me, however, first just call atten- 
tioii to the wdvt of this testimony. 

Nothing in the circle of theologioal 
controversy has given me greater pain 
and sorrow than the attempts of pious 
and learned English dissenters to extract 
infant baptism from the New Testament, 
and tprinBing from the word baptiae. 
Had tlicy, like the learned foreigners I 
allude to, defended either or both, on 
some general grounds, such as fitness, 
church authority, or tradition, it would 
have shown, as we think, erroneons 
ecclesiastical principles, but not a ten- 
dency to pervert evidence,and documents, 
and criticism, in favour of a theol<^oal 
opinion. I do not wish to insinuate, 
even, anything unbrotherly of such 
writers as Wardlaw, Ewing, and Halley, 
yet I can hut think with some of the 
great scholars quoted below, that they 
have tried to adapt the saored words to 
a later institution, and would never 
have thought of seeking it in the New 
Testament had they not wanted at the 
same time to renounoe tradition, and 
retain infant baptism. 

Many of the best English scholars 
(Porson is among them ■) have de- 
clared the baptists right in their inter- 
pretation of the Greek word, baptiie, — 

• WI1411 ukid bj Ui* IMe Dr. Mgwinui, bli 
aplDlon. u II •chnLar, an 111* baptlit iDtfrprtUtiDii 
of ibfl WDTd, he nplicd Immtdlitely, *' Oli, thfl bap- 
UiU bita It— tba baplliti haic it," anil nrnnd 



but few or none of them have had the 
candour to confess opeulj, that infant 
baptiam is not to be found in the New 
Testament. #010, however, this point is 
given up also by the highest p»dobaptiHt 
court of the present day. 

Let plain laymen think of this. The 
aUat p/edobaptitl scholart denying infant 
haptisia a New Testamenl saiiclioii and 
origin! What an impartial jury at 
least ! Of com«e it is easy to account 
for hundreds of scholars who practised 
it, finding their opinion where they 
must wish, above all places, to find it. 
But how account for so many, and such 
competent, and decided, witnesses 
fiijaintt themselves ? One competent 
tory judge on the bench, declaring his 
conviction that a verdict in favour of a 
chartist prisoner was a good one, would 
weigh, with all respectable men, more 
than half a dozen judges of tor/ politics 
pronouncing it a bad one. Let un- 
learned pedobaptista apply the illustra- 
tion. A vast number of dissenting 
patdobaptist scholars in England assert 
the New Testament to be favourable to 
their own views. But a number of 
ptedobaptists, almost or quite equal to 
them, of high reputation too for 
Mholarship, confess, " We can End no 
verdict in our ftvour in the New Testa- 
ment, or in the apostolic age at all ! " 
We affirm, then, that with men of 
common sense, who think themselves 
unequal to the controversy, the decision 
of BO many able judges in contrariety 
to their avowed preference and practice, 
should be overpowering evidence that 
that deduon is an nnbiasted one. We 
are, indeed, persuaded that the time is 
rapidly coming, when all who renounce 
tradition as an authority, will also re- 
nounce its confessedly early, but still 
genuine offspring,— infant baptism. 

The opinion of Neandcr, who is con- 
sidered bj all parties the first of living 
church historians, is well known. In his 
gre*t work, his Church History, p. 424, 

he says of the p«jf -apostolic age, — " Bap- 
tism was administered at first only to 
adults, as men were accustomed to con- 
ceive baptism and faith as strictly con- 
nected. We have all reason for not 
deriving infant baptism from apostolic 
institution. And the recognition of it 
which followed somewhat later as an 
apostolical tradition, serves to confirm 
this hypothesis." He reftirs for fuller 
proof to bis History of the Planting of 
the Church, where be says : — 

(Page 187— 193, Ryland's translation.) 
" In baptism entrance into communiou 
vicA Vhriit appears to have been the 
essential puiut." . . . "The usnal 
form of eabimraion at baptism, practised 
by the Jews, was transferred to the 
I gentile Christians. Indeed, this form 
' was most suitable to signify that which 
I Christ intended to render an object of 
' contemplation by such a symbol, viz., 
^ the imiaenion of the irhoU man in the 
' spirit of a new life." ..." Sinoe 
I baptism marked the entrance into com- 
munion with Christ, it resulted from 
I the luUare of the rite, that a confeuion 
, tf faith in Jesus as the Redeemer would 
, be made by the person to be baptized ; 
. and in the latter part of the aptulolic 
; age, we may find indications of the 
existence of such a practice. As bap- 
tism was closely connected with a con- 
ecimtt entrance on Christian aommunion, 
faith and baptism were tdaays eonntded; 
and thus it is in the highest degree 
probable that baptism was performed 
only in the instances when £mA eould 
Tiutt together, and that the practice of 
infant baptism was unX'fioirn at this 
period (the apostolic age). He pro- 
ceeds to show that nothing in its favour 
can bo gathered from the baptized 
households; that its recognition in the 
third century as an apostolic tradition 
is evidence rather againM than /or its 
apostolic origin; as in the age itself when 
Christianity originated, so many ele- 
meuts were fitTouraUe to the introdoo- 


tioa of infuLt baptiam. That it coidd^ 
tut hare oripoated with Christ tumBelf. 
Sor from the Palefltioe »nd Jewish 
Christiaoa, aH of whom held drcumci- 
•ion to be Buffident introductioa into 
the blesBiDgs of the covenaaL Not 
trith Paul and the gentile ChriBtiaiiB ; 
' how could he have Ht up baptism 
j^aiut the circnmcisioa that continued 
tu b« practised bj the Jewish Chris- 
tiuis V That hia Bileoce respecting 
baptism as a snbstitate for circumcision 
iH tAt eate of tkt getUilet, under the 
dreniintitncca, mnst have great weight 
That 1 Cor. viL 14, white it shows that 
he considered the infanta of believers 
as standing in some relation to the 
dinrch (the same, we obseire, as that 
asserted of the unMieting wife or hna- 
l*nd), ' testifies agatntt the exittenee of 
ittfant haptitm,' since Paul founds their 
holinea* not on their baring partaken 
of baptism, ' and this mode of oonnezion 
withthechurdiis rather evidetuxa^piast 
the existence of infant baptism.' " * 

Keander was applied to for an article 
on tbe subject in Kitto's Biblical Cjclo- 
pttdia ; he emplojed a trustworthy 
disciple t« write it for him. But as it 
appeared in the Baptist Magazine fur 
August, 1843, 1 need not quote it again. 

Oieseter, who is accounted, like Ne- 
andet, tut historian who writes from 
Miginal investigation, impliet the same 

view. HesarB,p.]74,"Bapti8mwaspre- 
oededby imtruction, fcstinfe and prajer, 
the baptism of children wss nol univtrial, 
and was even oocasionallf disapproved-" 
He is writing of the tecoad century. 

Hagenbach, in his Historj of Doc- 
trines, full; maintains the same views. 
not come into general use prior to the time 
of TeituUian " (end of second century). 
And again, " The passages from scripture 
which are thought to prove that baptism 
had come into use in the primitive 
church, are doubtful, and prove nothing, 
via., Mark i. 14 ; MatL xviii, 4, G j 
Acy ii. 3S, 89, 41, z. 48 ; 1 Cor. L 16 ; 
CoL ii. 11, 12. Kor does the earliest 
passi^ occurring in the writings of the 
fathers (Iieo. adv. Eter., IL 2S, 4), afford 
anj decisive proof, it imlj expresses Uie 
beautiful idea that Jesus was Redeemer 
in everj stage of life, and for every 
stage of life ; but it does not saj that 
he redeemed children bj the vater of 
haptitm, unless the term renasci (to be 
bom again), be interpreted b; the moat 
Bikitrarj peiitto prineipii (beting the 
point in dispute), to refer to baptism." 
The works hitherto referred to are all 
translated in Clark's Foreign Theologi- 
cal Library. A series which costs but 
£l per annum, and which no minister, 
who has not the Qerman originals, 
should be without. 

Olahausen (all whose commentaries 
are well worth translating, bj whose 
recent lamented death the church has 
lost a learned, deep thinking, and 
thoroughlj devout scholar), although 
he firmly holds the old Lutheran doc- 
trine of sacramental efficacy, decidedly 
denies, and more than once, in his com- 
mentaries, that inlant baptism is a New 
Testament ordinance. On Matt. ziz. 
13, 14, and the parallel passages, he ob- 
BGrves, " There is manifeillg no trace of 
the reference frequently sought for in 
this narrative, to infant baptism," He 
remarkt, " That tbe parents did not sedc 


for baptiBiQ at the hands of Cbmt, but 
for a bleraiog which was effeotually 
granted. That the Bedeemer placed 
the children before the apostles as an 
emblem of the new birth, and of the 
aimple, childlike feeling which oharao- 
teriies it" And adds, (we suppose & 
recent tract b; a churchman sprung 
from Olshansen) "That infant baptism 
has no connexion with the new birth, 
except M it is oonoeived in connexion 
with the contciout act of accepting the 
gospel, 'which is represented by confir- 
mation P' 

To the same purpose be expresses 
himself on the narrative of L;dia, Acts 
KTi. 14, 15. " There is here no trace of 
ttadting (teaching as distinguished (h>m 
preaching) before baptism, it followed 
immediate!; on her confession of futh 
in Jesus as the Messiah ; and on this 
very account it is matt higUy impnAa^e 
that children under age, arc to be 
understood by h«r hiittte. Relations, 
servants, adult children, were baptized 
with her, being immediately carried 
along with her, by the fresh energy of 
her new life of fcith. We art ejiHrdy 
vithoutany tuftpamage proving theexUt- 
tnoe of in/ant baplitm in the apottolk age; 
and from the idea of baptism iti neees- 
tity cannot be deduced." He goes on 
to mention, that even the possibilitj of 
infant regeneration is not sufficient to 
authorize infant baptism. That, never- 
theless, infant baptism is undoubtedly 
allowable, and that the Umered condition 
of the church from the third century 
to the reformation, during which it had 
sunk down to a legal state, and baptism 
with it to the lower grade of John's 
baptism, imperatively demanded the 
baptism of babes. (It will be seen that 
Olshausen concurs in the view given 
in mj tract, that infant baptism has 
more affinity to the lower character of 
the Jewish rites, than %» those of our 
spiritual dispensation.) He concludes, 
'* ia%j best express it thus, — "The 

elements of repentance and the new 
birth united in (Christian) baptism, and 
figured by the immersion and emersion, 
Rom. vi. 3, were separated in the later 
practice of the church by the use of 
jn&nt baptism. In infant baptitm only 
the former half (repentance) appears, io 
confirmation the latter (regeneration)." 

Also on Rom. vi. 8, 4, baptism in its 
intrinsic nature (innerlichkeit) must 

ich rather be regarded as a spiritual 
process in tbe soul ; what was acoom- 
plished already ol^eetivtiy in the person 
of Christ, is appropriated auhjeetivdy 
through faith in him, by man. He ex- 
periences the poicer of the sufferings 
and death, as of tbe resurrection of the 
Lord, Philip, iii. 10. Hence, this opera- 
tion caa tmly be aterihed to the baptitm 
of adjiUe, in whom it concurs with the 
new birth, 

Agiun, on 1 Cor, viL 14, he says very 
decidedly, "Moreover, it i* dear that 
Paul would not have used such a kind 
of proof (that the marriage bond was 
sacred, though one party remained un- 
converted), had infant baptism been in 
use at that tim&" And then repeats 
his view of infant baptism being 
rendered a complete ordinance by con- 
firmation I 

I have quoted the more from this 
truly excellent writer, because if in anjt 
modem scholar of reputation we might 
have looked for the assertion of tha 
apostolic origin of in&nt baptism, it 
would have been in Olsh&usen. 

1 think I have noted somewhoe a 
passage in that thorough-going ehureh- 
man Tholuck, in concurrence with these 
views of his fellow scholars, — if so, I 
cannot now remember the place. 

Professor Hohn says (Theology, p. 
5S6), "Baptism, according to its original 
design, can be given only to adults who 
are capable of true knowledge, repent- 
ance, and futh ; neither in the scrip- 
ture, nor during the fint hundred and 
fifty years, is a sure example of infant 



bftptitm to be found, «nd we must con- 
cede thkt the namerouB opposers of it 
anoot be contradicted on gospel 

Professor Langs (In&nt Baptism, 
p. 101), "All attempts to make out 
in&nt ba^ism from the New Testament 
bil) it ia totally opposed to the apirtt 
of the apostolic age, and to the funda- 
mental principles of the New Testa- 

Sdileiennacher, (quoted below hy one 
of his coontTTmen, and anqueetionablf 
one of Che first of modem Qenoans, 
and a devout man,) sajs (Christian 
Theologj, p. 363), "All traces of infant 
baptism which one will find in the New 
Testament, must first be put into it." 

Ju^iuCi (Handbuch der ChrieClicben 
Archiolqpe, toL ii.) considers infiuit 
baptism to rest on apostolical tradition, 
bat states also, that the practice was 
gradnaUj introduced into the church. 
In p. 328, he sajs, " Thus muoh is cer- 
tain, that if the expresaiona of Jesus 
(MatL zix. 13, tec, and Luke xviii, IS, 
■fee.) contain no definite command that 
baptism should be given to children, 
Tct no prvhiiiiion of infant iapcitm can 
be asserted either from these or other 
ptunges of the New Testament. 
When, then, Origen sajs (Ifomil. riL, in 
Levit. 0pp. t. vi., p. 137, ed. Oberth.), 
'Addi his etiam potest, ut reqniratur 
quid causae sit, cum baptisma ecclesia) 
pro retnissione pcocalorum detur, a»mn- 
4nm ecdaia oitervantiam tliam pamuH) 
dari baptimtwm ; cum utique ai nihil 
(•set in parvulis quod ad remiasionem 
deberet et indnlgentiam pertinere, gratia 
baptismi soperflna videretur** (compare 
Horn. XT., in Luc. and Conun. in Matth., 

lib- V.) 1 or when A« teaches 
'In&ntes bsptizandoa ease, aniverta 
eodeiia tenet, nee consiliis institutum, 
sed semper retentum, non niVt avctori- 
certainty with which this is assumed, is 
a pledge of the univcrsalitj of the trv 
ditiiHi, that infant baptism had its foun- 
dation in the regulations of the apos- 
tolic church " (pp. 328, 329). He after- 
wards speaks (p. 344) uf alterations in the 
form of baptism, owing to the preva- 
lence of infant baptism. The passage 
is given almost literally in Riddle'* 
Christian Antiquities, pp. 444, 446, the 
first paragraph under section 1, 

Lindtier (Dr. F. W.), in a treatise en- 
titled Die Lebre vom Abendmahle nach 
der Schrift, dec, Leipi., 1 831, aays, 
"For whom is baptism appointed ) For 
adults, not for children ; for adults of 
all times, not onlj of those times. 
Schleiennaoher rightly sajs (Dogmatik, 
' vol. ii., p. 540), ' Baptism is onlj then 
I complete and right, when it is perform' 
I ed under the same conditions, with the 
lame rpirilaal prr-requuiiet, and the 
latne injluenca as were found in those 
I who were baptised in |;rimitive times 
(bey den ereten TauQingen), from luli- 
gioUB communities not Christian.' 
According to this, it follows that there 
can be no question about an; infimt 
baptism, if the Christian church will 
remain true to the goapel. Neither the 
baptism of John nor Christian baptism 
< can be fulfilled, in respect to new-bom 
children. The children of Christians 
I are, bg natare, formed just as those of 
Jews or heathen. The formula con- 
cordim, says truly, ' ChriEtiani non 
nascuntuT sed fiunt.'t They need the 
new birth, just aa Jews or heathen do, 
yet whilst they are infanta they are not 

••4 tadilima. tha gru* ot b^llnn vaald ma 

il ■]nT»*t>l'>*<'> ** baUaTi to 1ih> bsao bu 
down Ml otbmlK Hon ftjr a^HUlK awtorii/. 


£tMqr #n Ike Uaitn nf Church and Slate. 
Bf Bafiisi WainnraLET Noel, M.A.. 
SeeoadEdilion, with Cemctmiu. London: 
BTO.,pp. liL, 60i. Priea I2i. CJulh. 

There are but few of our readers, it 
is probable, who have not heard enough 
of this work and of the oirouinstancea 
under whioh it has been published, to 
excite a desire for opportunity to peruse 
it, or, at least, to see such portions of it 
as ma; suffice to give a general insight 
into its character. The estimation in 
which the author has long been held, 
the respectability of his bmilj connex- 
ions, the certainty that high ecclesiastical 
offices were open to him, and the calm 
dignity with which, at the dictate of 
conscience, he has renounced his position 
as one of the established clergy, have 
caused such a demand for the volume, 
that all the copies of both editions were ' 
disposed of before they were ready for | 
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work would of itself incline us to enrich i 
our pages with quotations from it, but ' 
we are the more disposed to present our j 
readers with extracts, as its publishers i 
are not, at the present moment, able to 
supply the book to hundreds who are ! 
L-nger to purchase it. 

The Pre&ce affords a beautiful speci- 
men of the spirit in which Mr. Noel 
writes, and in which all religious con- 
troversy ought to be conducted. 

" At in the folloiring work I luic fruikly 
itUcked tlu union btlmcn the charch and 
■Utc, I feci eoDitnincd to httit niy honibU 
t««tiaiony to the pictj and worth of tnuy who 
uphold it. I hiTB ititcd ititfaont ntem thi 
inSiKnca dT th< ■jvtem upon pnUt«a ; bnt 
how niuiy initucti occni In which ato nitei 
to At noit iDinuing faononn hin mcecu- 
fiiUy K^itcd (heir tMnptntioiu 1 Of thoM 
pnUtn with whfHD t km the honaor to ba 
uqnunted, tamt 1 admire for Iheit' ihntdidly. 

bencTolenee, and liberality, and otben aliU mora 
for aminwt plelj, Moit wiielj in ni»ny 
iaitucet, *nd moat conadenlioBily I donbt 
not in all, have tfa* preaent go*cniDient ad- 
miniderid their ecdetiaitical patron^e. 

"Still more aniiooi un I to do jutioe to 
Diy beloTcd and hoBannd brethren, the efan- 
gelickl miniiltn of the citaUiihment. Banng 
acted with them for many yean, I can apeak 
of their principles with eonfidenee. Nnnibert 
of them, whoae name! 1 ihoiild rejoice to men- 
tion here with honour, %n aa linQere in adhering 
to the ntablishmeot ai I ato in qnltting it. 
Of many of them [ am conrineed that they 
■nrpaii me in derotedneaa to Chriit, Worthy 

1 of I 

i Van, 

Newton, Cecil, and Thomaa Seoct, of RobinBaB 
and of Simeon, and, remaining cooKientioDaly 
in the eatabliibment, they will, aa I hope, hare 
the retpect and affection of all good men. 
May they enjoy incraaaiog comfort tad naefnl- 
neai to the end of their miniatryl WbSe I 
condemn a itate prelacy, I honoor each piooa 
prelate j while I monrn the relatioiit of godly 
paitora to the itate, I no leii rejoice in their 
' godlineti. The naiona for Hpamtioa appear 
tfl me clwr ; bat I do not expect otbna to 
I think aa I doL In claiming my own liberty of 
! judj^eut, [ leani to ropeet Ihein. To remain 
[ in the (stabliihment with my riewi wonld be 

ctiminal g with tbciri it i* a doty. 
j " If, by any of my eipreeuona, I haTa nn- 
necenarily woanded the feelingi of any Chria- 
tian brother, I atk him lo forgire me. If I 
haie nneonicionsly fallen intoanyeaaggeration, 
; I deeply deplore it. Thronghoat the work I 
hiTc made a clear diitinction betoeen eran- 
gelical and nnernigelical clergymen ; between 
tboee who preach the goipel and IhoM who do 
not preach iL No tpurioo* liberality, no fear 
of ceninre, ihoald obUtenta the diitinction ; 
yet many, douUleia, who are not ranked among 
the e»aBgetical party, who du not eopport their 
inititutiooa, and who do not uinallf ut with 
them, may be oonTcrted and faithful minlaten 
of Chriat" pp. ». — tiL 

In the Introduction, after showing 
that the Lawfulness of the Unioa be- 
tween Church and State must be deter- 
mined hy reference to the word of Ood, 
Hr. Noel defines the terms C9iuroh, 
Btate, and Union. In the following 


pamge, on the word church, he e 
prettM our own views enictlj : — 

■The word 'ebnich 
m the Icillowiiig Kua ; — 
" 1. The pWe where ■ Chrliti 


lonici ■•* M tmnti. 


bniUiDK BKd for 
vonhip; a. ff^ * the paruh cbnreh.* 

"S. BomethiDg indetnite, ■■ trhm tn ei- 
fnnioa being quoted frnm the prtjeiibcKA, it 
a Mid to be wtwt Ibe cbiiTch teechee, 

■3^ The clergy pud by the (tile: t.g., 
■h(B M jDuiig man joint the nilional clergy in 
Eiiglud m Bootlud, he ii c*U to ■ go into the 

■4. All penoni baptized by the nitionil 
derfy, end caanccted with ttieir miniitry ; 
t ^ ' the ebareh of EogUnd,' ' the dinrch of 

'S. AU the amgregEtiotii throughout the 
WDtlil ulnavledgins > particular ecdenaitical 
luc^linti I. ff., ' 'Hie Ronun catholic church,' 
'tlu Greek church,' *tbe ilrnuaian church,' 
' tk( preebyterlan dnuch.' 

* s! AJl peraooi tliTonf[hoDt the world bip- 
ttnd io (be naoie of Christ ; c. 9 , ' the tinble 
duidi citbolic.' 

''All tbew ^ meaniogf of the word are 
ceotiBy to the original meaning, and are 
■bdly BDacripttml. It ii not once uicd in 
Kl ilit ar e in any of theae leniea. 
■ Biaidei then, it bai three other meaniigl. : 
"1. It wm> originally lued to uprcit an ' 
Menhly of the citi«ni in the Greek rtpuhlin. 
When tbe tegiriatire aHemhly «aa nunmoncd , 
it Ibe tovD-cner, it wai called an ii,\i,-,U, a 
<ftaf^ In tbb aenve the word ii freqaeally 
Med by Thocjdidea, Xenophou, DemoethenH, 
■Bd atber wtiten. And in thij kdm it u uted 
iatba 19th chapter of lfa< Acti of the Apoatlea. 
A crowd having anembled in the theatre at 
Ephtnu to mainlUD ibeir idoiatry agiiait the 
doctrine of St. Paul, it !• (aid by the hiilorian, 
thit On luXitfu, or thiirci, wot eonfiued; 
■pa whidi the town-clerk utjted them to 
mtire eider, declatiog that ertty matter might 
bt itenuiKif in a latrful luX^iio., or chunA j 
with wbich wordi he diamiaied that riotoui 
1rM*I^ or church. 

"3. It bciaf the word commonly uied to 
cipnai an aiaambly of dtiieni. It waa thence 
■dented by the apoatlei to upnu an auembly 
of Cbria^ni ; the Chriatian lente of the word 
poKinf natorally out of iti dTt] wnie. Each 
Chiiitiu lo n gi e g albn ii, therefore, in the New 
Tcetament called an JuXi|(if>,— an aaMOibly, a 
c^attb, ^le co ngregatinn of poor peraooi at 
FhiHppi wai called thc.chonb, or aaemUy, of 
■hit (iMa. The poor eoagngatHHi at Tbeaa- 

rhich met in Cenchrva, the port of CoHntb, 
wai eallfdthe church, oraeeemhly, of Cenchraa. 
A email aaeerably ithich net beneath the roof 
of Priarilla and AquiU in or near Boiae, wae 
called the church in their honee, Philemop 
had a church in hie houee { and when Paul 
■pokeof the Cbriitian eongrcgationi ecattered 
orer a country, be alwaya tenoed them tli* 
chnrchei, or uierabliei, of that territory. Thol 
we read of tbe chnrcbei of Jndea, tbe chnrchea 
of Galatia, and the chnrcbei of Macedonia ; 
but ncTcr of the church of Judea, tbe ehnich 
of Galatia, the church of Uacedonia ; becinte 
the Chriitlani of a liBgle town formed one 
uKmbly, but the ChriiUani of 1 cosntry muy 

General oansiderations which condemn 
the union between church and Btate 
are then adduced. In showing that it 
is condemned by history, Mr. Noel 

"The Greek Icgiilaton, wiriiiag to Mcoi* 
for the republic the greateit mililary force by 
meant of the moit complete Hiclil nnily, for- 
bade diueot from the popular luperitilion. 
A roan who diibeliBTed the pover of fictilioni 
and corrupt deitit* wu thought to be a bid 
citiien, and wu 11 neb condemned. Draco 
pnniibed diuent with death ; Plato would bare 
it denounced to the migiitntei a> a crime ) 
AriMotle allowed bat one eitabliihed wonhip ; 
and Soctatei vii icntencid to deatb ai a Don- 
conformiit. In Itie Greek repnblici, the union 
between the itate and the leli^n wat w com- 
plete that the right! oT conicience were wholly 
ditr^arded. Men did not inqoire what wai 
true, but what wai politic. The lepnblie mnit 
be a great unity for attack or defcDCe, and the 
religioni independence which Hould hreik that 
unity muit be eitcnninated. 

" Heathen princca had yet more panrfol 
motiTei than republicau migiatratei to nnite 
them le] Tel Itrictly with the prieithood. 
Deipotic raler* biTe CTcr Mugfat to eilorl from 
their lubjecti ill potlible idvintigei for Ihem- 
eelTci, and for thii end to retain them in the 
molt complete lerritude. They hiTe chiefly 
depended on their armieii but the fean and 
the hopei excited by lupentition have been too 
Dfarioiu a lupport not to be largely employed. 
Well paid wldien hare been tbeir fint initru- 
Blent of power 1 their lecond hai been a well- 
paid prieithood. Prieiti hare lent to deipati, 
in ud of tbeir iclfiih deugni, the portenti and 
tlia prediotioni of inpentitioii ; and deipoti 
hare, in return, inreilod the lupentitioa with 


■plcndmf, vid puoishrd nODcoafbrmlty with 
death. Huthenum prcKnted CD obtlute to 
Ihii nnlon. The lupcnliliun being « compt 
hiTCDtioo cBered DolhinK vhicb wu diugree- 
able to coera|jt mien; and tbi vicrB of tulen 
vera Dot uDCOngEnUl to in rqaiUj campt 
phalbood. NebncbadDeinr eialted blmeelf 
when be compelled bii aubjecti of nay cieed 
to bow dOHB to bu golden idol ; Belshuisr, 
•Inidd hii nrele, felt do oVjeclioa to ' prWM 
the godi of gold and tilver;' ud it Ktined to 
Duini nrcllent polie; to catabliih a ro^al 
natate that en pnjett thoold be offered to any 
god bnt bineeir lor Ihirtj diji. Tbe inbrnoni 
Tarquin conU, wilhonl anj IncoDTenicat 
rettnJDt opmi hit paariooi, bnild temple* to 
Jupiter; C^ignla and Nero fell no remone at 
Ibeir wkkedoen excited by tite fulEliDeDl of 
their fanctioiia of rapienw pontiA; and, od 
tbe other hand, the Brohmina of lodia taand 
nothing in their ndaa and purannu which 
made tbein blash at tbe tjcm and the tyraanj 
of the tajabft bj whom they were enricbed. 
By the aid of tbe (Opcratilion tbe despot forti- 
flcd hii tyraany. Mid by tbe aid of tlie deipntitn 
the priett gare cDiTcDcy to bia faliehoDda. 
Thui tbe onion of the etate and tbe prieitbood 
WBi ao alljanee of force and fnud. Neither 
party wu iliong enoogh to rule alone. Bot 
when the prieit preiched for tbe deipol, and 
the de*|xit gorerncd for tbe prici', both tbe 
more euily kept their feet apon the necki of 
the people ; and made tbe uninraal degradation 
■ubeerrient lo their greatnea. 

" When the chaichei begin to be corroptcd 
by tbe iacreaaing wealth of their mintiten, 
thit pagati union of the atate with the prieel- 
hood wii eitended to them ; and empemn 
with tlie CbriitUn name lougbt tbe aid of a 
corrupt Cbriilian priretbood, aa heathen 
empemn bad Kogbt the aid of angnn and of 

protected the Cbriitian churchci, can icarecly 
be luppoaed to ham dang to ^m religion! 
fixling. The proftrenaTChriitianity had been 
Teiy cootiderahle. If. before thii rrign, the 
Chrittiani did not amount to more than one 
twentieth part of the popnlatlon, at aatertfd by 
aibbon, itill tbii number of arowed Chriitiaoa, 
■t a time when tbe profcaaion of fulh in Chriit 
eipofcd tbem to mirtyidnm, indicate! that a 
much larger number were tecretly cooTinced of 
it! Iinth. Licinin!, the tiial of Conitantine, 
could not, by bia heathen leal, raiie any popu- 
lar entbiulaim in hii inpport ; and if we had 
DD other proof of the nnmerkal eitenuon of 
proGaied belie Ten, we may infer It wllhcertainty 
from the recorded b^ti of the clergy. 
■ Pnring the third century,' Hyi Hofhelm, 

■ the biihopa aianmed in muy placet a princely 
authority ; they appropriated lo tbeir CTangeli- 
cal function the iplendid eneigne of imperial 
majoty. A throne lurrounded with miniater* 
exalted above bii eqnalt the Eerrant of the meek 
and bumble Jciut ; and lumptuoui garmenta 
daxiled the eyei aad tbe mindi of tbe multi- 
tude into an ignorant Tcneratiai] for their 
emgatcd authority. The example of the 
Inshopi WM ambilioDBly imitated by the p«- 
byten, who, neglecting the mcrtS dutict of 
their elation, adnnced themulrei to the indo- 
lence and delicacy of an cfleminate and luiuri- 
ou! life. The deaconi beholding the preehytert 
deiertuig thua their funclioni boWly uiarped 
their righU ; and the effect! of a comipt 
amtatioa wen apread through erery rank of 
tbe nerrd oidcr.' The iplendour and ambitioa 
of the clergy manifeal clearly that the Clirii- 
tiana were become a powerful body, whom 
Conatantine would deaire to attach to hii caoae, 
and their number rcnden it very probable that 
policy wai the earlieit ground of hia Chrialiwi 
profeiaion. ' Hii conduct lo the Chriiliaa! 
waa itrictly in accordance mth hia intereite ; 
and it ia rcry pmbable tliat the pratection with 
which he diatinguiihed tbem may, in the firat 
initance, hare originated in hia policy,' Bnt 
if it iHgan in policy, political condderalioni 
would ilill more powerfully urge bim 

oubt, froi 


.fixed il 


aintinually eidted by Licinlni, 
imeclf nor the empln could enjoy 
if tranqnilliiy Be long a* the an- 
on! mlMiitrd; and. tfacrcfbre, from 
this period, he openly oppowd the lacred ligfata 
of paganlim aa a nlif^un detrimental to thcinte- 
reala of ^e atate. On the other hand, it la too 
pliintbathewasaotmliKiouiman. It waa m the 
year 313 that be puhUihed the edict of Hilan, 
by which he proclaimed nnireraal toleration, 
and secured to the Chrittiani tbeir dril and 
nli^u! rigbli. But, in the year 3S9, he 
ordered hii rira], Ucinini, to be itnngled; and 
tbe aame year in *bich he cnnircued the Conti- 
cil of Nice, wai pollnted by tl 

of bii 

<It ia n 

diiputedthal 111 career wai marked by theoaual 
uceisei of intemperate and worldly ambitloo : 
and tbe generiil propriety of bii moral eondnct 
cannot with any juitic* be maiatalnid.' Ahet 
hia coUTctaioa to Chriitianity, he atill eon- 
tinned, a> lupremr pontiff, to be the head of 
the nllgioa of heathen Rome, and thui con- 
tinued to be innxed with ann abaolate 
authority orer the rthgion he bad deacrted, 
than OTcr that which he prafnatd. Bnt, ia he 
had been tha head of the heathen piicaltaood, 
it tecRied to him right that ha Aonid make 


lioiMir equally tbe hnd of the Chrutiin 
IwuMhood. He, therefore, (unnKd & mpreniB 
jorBdiction oret the clergy. 

"One of the euliett object* of liu polie; 
Ru to dbitlnulk the independence of tbs 
dudL For wbicli porpaK be RCeiTCd it into 
itrict alliuKe with the itite ; and combined la 
ia own penon the higfaeit cecledBitiol with 
the h^hert diil uthorit;. The entin conbal 
ef the ectcmd ■dminiitntion of the chnrch 
he Bimmed to bimeelf. He regnlnled ereiy- 
Ibing rtepecting iti ontwud diidpline ) the 
fml deciiion of reUgioui contiDreniea wu 
Bifeeted to tho diecrction of judge* ippmnted 
ij bim ; and no genenl conndl conld be called 
tKqit b; hie Mithorit;. Thongh he permitted 
the eborch to renuun • bodj politic diatinci 
fioD tiiat <^ tbe etate, yet he annnied to him- 
Mtf tbe ivprezne power OTer tbii sacred bodj, 
Mkd the right of modelliag and of gorenting it 
ia each ■ muiner u ihonld be nust condndTe 
to the pnUic itODd. Thai he eicmaed at once 
t mpremacy OTCt tbe beathen and the Chiiitian 
prieilboode. He wu the chief pontiff of 
bealbeniim, acd tbe chief Iriabop oT the Chrie- 
liu chnrch. And thii date efdecopftte be 
emcMd many jean before he wu baptiied, 
ud boK befon be wu a member of the chnrcb 

_ _ ..1, . li. 

laji hrTore hia denth reccired from Eoaehiiu, 
(■bop of NloHiM^*, tb* oeiCBionj of bcptiir 
' ne omaeqacnce of thii union bel*aea i 
intbgiau priaeo and tbe ettrgy, who were 
•Iradjr omch corrupted, wu Umentahle. 
tbe ooDchuion of thia ccntnrj there remained 
Bo more thaa a meiv shadow of the andec ~ 
gDTcnnent <if tbe eborcb. Many of tbe 
ptitilegei whieh hid fbnnerljr belonged to the 
H eibj tei * and the people vere ngnrped hj the 
NA«pa; and many of tbe ti^ti which had 
bm tcemcrl; mted In the DnlTeml church 
■n tnmle ind to the CDpeion and to rabor- 
diute magiftrala. Tbe additions made by 
the M^ ei a ii and others to the wealth, hooonn, 
ud adnntagu of du dttfj, vere followed 
with a inportimuUa aagmentatioa of tIcu 
■d liinij, particnlidy smongit thoae of that 
noid nder who Und in great and opulent 
dtiei. The biifaapi, on the one hand, con- 
te:ided with each other in the most acandalona 
BsBMe ODOoeniiug die eitnit of their reepec- 
an jeriedietiaa ; while, on the other, the; 
trampled apon llw li^tt of the people, riolated 
■be pr i rileg ei of tbe iufiaior miaiiten, and 
eBokted, in tb^ ontdact and in their manner 
rf Kringi the aiTogiBee, TolnptnanineBi, and 
lanry of nugiMiBleB and prlneee. This per- 
■ i ti a M ——p'- wu soon followed by the 
Mienl efrViiutteal otden. The jmAyttn, 

in many pUcer, uenmed in equality with the 
bishops [a point of rank uid suthoritj. We 
find bIm many eomplainlt made of the Tsnity 
and eSeminaej of tbe deacone. An enonnoDi 
train of •npentitioni were gr*diuI1y tnbeti- 
tnted for genuine (nety. Frequent pilgriougei 
were nndettaken to Palestine and to the tomb* 
of martyn. Abiatd noUoni and idle cer»> 
moniu mnltiplied ereiy dky ; doit and earth 
brooght from Psleetine were ioU end Ixragfat 
erdTwhere at enormoos prioee, u the mo>t 
poweiAil remedies agunit tbe ncJeaca of 
wicked iinrita. Pagan prooemlonj wen adopt- 
ed into Christian worahip, and the nrtnu 
which had formerly been ucribed by the hiathes 
to their temples, tbcii lustrationB, and the 
itatnes of their gods, were now attrOrated by 
tbe baptised to thmr chiiRhes, their holy water, 
and the images of sainta. Bamoan irera 
spread abroad of prDdigiuandmiraclu; rohben 
were coDTerted into martyii: miuj of tha 
mouhi dealt in ficthions relies, and Indierooa 
cnnhats with eril s[nrits wei« uhibiled. ' A 
whole Tolame would be requisite to contain an 
enumeration of tbeTaiiooi frindi which artful 
knarei practieed with success to detnde tha 
ignorant, when true religion wu almost sape^ 
teded by horrid mperstition.' The uamber of 
immor^ and anworthy penoDi bearing the 
ChrisUau nunc began lo to inenase that 
examples of real piety became exteemely rare, 
When the tenun of perseention were dii- 
pelled,— when the churches enjoyed tbe iweeta 
of prosperity, — when most of the biihopa 
exhibited to their flocks tbe contagions exam- 
ples of arrogance, luxury, eSeminacy, hatred 
and strife, with other Ticea too nnmenn* to 
mention, — when the infstior clergy fidl into 
sloth and Tain wranglings, and when mnltl- 
Indea were drawn into tbe profeeaion of Chria- 
tianity, not by the power of argument, hot bj 
the prospect of gain and the fear of pnaiah- 
ment, — then it waa, indeed, no wonder that tha 
ehorchn were contaminated with shoals of pro- 
fligates, and that the Tirtaona &w were orei- 
rbelnied with the numbera of the wirhed and 
liuntioai. The age wu ainking daily fiani 
d^ree of coiraption to another ; and tbe 
rches were thas prepared for that fatal 
heresy which, at one time, seemed to threaten 
■mination of erangelical doctrine 
throughout Christendom, 

After tbe death of Conatantina, hia am 
Constantina ancceeded to the goTenunent nf 
the eaalera pronnces, and eTentually became 
the aorercign of the whole empire. And u be, 
ipress, and hia whole court, were Arian^ 
he forthwith need all his inflsenee, u the bead 
of the chnrch to exterminate, u far as posnbK 


anoi^nl doctrina ; ud the wbole world And again ■.~- 

gnMned ud wandered, uyi St. Jeiume, to find 

itMlf Aiiu. The tTiunnf of Tbwdoriai »- 

(tared tike orthodoxy of the churche*, hut conld 

not nrin their inetr ; tud from that time, in 

naioQ with the ttate, they contiaaed to bo h 

Ctoiapt, thit at leD(th the profliguy, ceie- 

tonjom, fruul. ud uroganee of the <^tj;j 

|ut«rallji, fiora the pope to the obecnictt mook, 

to nnjtad the coudenM aod the common 

■tnte of Europe, that in the uitoenth orntnry 

it bunt from tbii oppnedn and dipwling 

joIm." pp.8*— 43. 

Thongli Mr. No«l has evidentlj de- 
eiied to confine Mmself to his Avowed 
Bul^aot, The Union of Ohurohuid State, 
jat, in diMnudng the prindplea of that 
union, he ha« occudonallj made obBer- 
vationB which afford some insight into 
hia eentimenta on kindreii topioi. It 
appears to us, that he peroeiTCS the 
nnscTiptural character of diocesan 
episoopaof, and that he also eeee that 
the baptism of io&uita accords more 
fiillj with the sjitem which he is aban- 
doning than with the genius of New 
Testament Christianitj. Without ez- 
presdng himself pontiTely agaiiuit the 
bsfrtism of all children, be indicates 
hedtfttion respecting the propriety of 
baptizing tnj, while he condemns 
pointedlj the general practice of ptedo- 
baptists. Thus he sa^s, — 
' ■ ttnce the la* of God reqnirei that the 
dwrehoi hire godly pattore, that no one he 
b^tiied wilhont a cndible proteMion of re- 
pentance aad lalth, that the gaipel he preached 
to erery CKatnre, that all ChHitiani ■honld 
■ct Bi brethren, and that Chriit ihonid be 
npreme in hie own honae, — if the itate ordain 
that pariehei ihonld tceeire nngodly paiton, 
prohibh Chriifi mbilitert from preaching the 
gotpel In pariabee whereiD the miniaten are no- 
godly, compel by 1^1 peoaltiei parochial 
miniiten to admit Impraper peraani to the 
ncmnanti, and demand for the crawo a in- 
premacy which ii inconditeni with tbe in- 
ptemacy of Chrlit, tben the chnrehn mnit 
nnd«r to Ood the thinga whtch are God't, and 
lefdae obedience to the ctate. To aToid which 
eoDiaiau, the chntehee ihonld be eeparate frooi 
the itale ; and, whDe paying to it all iceaUr 
AedleDce, dionU be free to accompliih, withont 
MsaoBtM^thewhelelavof Chriit." p. I44. 

euealial to their fidelity, purity, and Tigonr, 
hare received alio dirine initructioni rcepectin^ 
tbe diieipline which they are to eierdae. Here 
let B) notice only two main poioti, the admia- 
■ion and tbe eiclnrion of membera Beapeet- 
ing the Grel, they are Initmcted hy out Lord 
and hia apoatles, to admit no one into cbnrcli- 
fellowihip by baptiim except upon a cndibk 
profeenon of repentance and fiuth, 

" It IB, therefore, the will of Chriit that none 
hot beliereci iball be bapUxed, that the chnrch- 
e> may be anociationi of ■ uinta and Uthfol 
brethren.' And If any infante are to be b^- 
tiled, they mnpt be the infante of ninti and 
faithful belhren who heartily dedicate them to 
Qod through Chiiit, and will train thorn up 
for him." p. 190. 

The " If " in the preceding paragT^h 
is expressive ; and we are inclined to 
think that it fs inserted rather for the 
sake of others than as indicative of his 
own views 1 for our author sajs again, — 

" A chnich ooghl to be an aaaodatioD of 
iunti and iaithfnl bretiiran, and all admiUad 
into tbe aaiodation onght to afford, by their 
conduct and profeaaioo, reaaon to bop* that tbey 
are ao tno. None, tbeitfbre, are to be bafitiiad 
bat thoae who proieee to rapent and bellan in 
Chriit, Snchii Chriit'aorder; botthechnicb 
hii receired another order, hy canon 68, whieli 
liaafb!low>:~^Namiaiitei*haU TtAiae 01 de- 
lay to chtiilen any child . . . that ia 
broDgfat to the church to bim on Bundaya a 
holydtyi to be chriitened ; , . . and if he 
■ball rcTuae to chriitan, ... he ihall ba 
■Dipanded by the bithop of the diocen from hb 
miniatry by the qiaoe of three moulha.' Thla 
canon, paawid by a lynod of dignituici and 
proclon, would not lund the paatora of chnrtJui 
nnleai it had been confirmed fay the crown ; bitf 
the anent of tbe crown haa made it law, and H 
hai Ihue changed the charcb from an iwi iiiblj 
of ' eaioti and laitUal bictbiea ' mto a nn- 
gariea of the wbtde population of each diitiict 
Swarming myriad* bam Hkrylebone, St. Pan. 
eiae, Hionditch, and St, Luke'), bring their 
myriade of children to ba ehriatened withont 
the remoleit idea of da^catiaf them toOod,» 
of training them for God. Theee become 
membeiB of the church, tlU the church heaamaa 
not menly tbe woiU, but compriaM the neat 
dinepnlable part of tb« worid ; It* memben 
living withoDi wonh^ wilfapnt tba bOIe, vhh- 


<B monlitj. AM tlu chuicba of Chriit 
*oa OB DUButen in tlu rtato'i tgtatt in that 
noktbig Chriri'i conuMndi.'' pp. ISi, IBS. 

In Ute fbUoiriiig p«Kage our readers 
w3l find that Mr. Noel perceives clearly 
the tendeocj of infant baptism to 
troduoe into the churches of Christ 
ptnona "ignormnt of tiie gtwpel and 
noconoeraed xbont their ealTation, and 
to confound believers and unbelievers 
one und igtinguishable mass ;" — " a fatal 
■nalgimation," whioh he laments that 
•nagelical ministers, as wall as others, 
are agents in nccompliehing. 

"Hb Lord J«u Chliit luTlngcluniidfr^ 
in bcUcTerf ta eipnn Ihrir ftiih in faim befon 
Ibc miU, witbont whidi conftubn tbtir 
cwKrAicfl vfKitd prarfl tbom to be no hMt 
ttqamA them to be baptlied, baptwn being thv 
tfqnJDtcd mode of profening their fiith, 
fatUKx uid faith are, tbtrcfoit, tho tm 
Jiaafaita to baptUin : ud if th« iobaU of 
Minen i» to be btptind, u u gcnenlly be- 
Imd, H ant tx on tiw inppodtion that G«d 
■ttpti tbcm ■• penilent beliergn, through tlw 
Uth ud Ihg pnjn of thdr [HBWitL Bi ' 
p*cti« sf tha Mtkbluhinnil i* to bsptin all 
Alt dildnn of lh« MT«nl pukhm vithmt uj 
hqnij into tba fsltb of tht pwcDti, or an; 
tUiaBil prsiptct that fb«7 will tecoiTC a nU- 
giaaaadacatloa. B7 tW ilxIf-Mghlh euoa, a 
" hii itM who refiUM to baptiic any child who 
ilbm^t to hien to the chunih fur that 

ttm, thaaf{h purat* and fpoonra an allk* 
npOj, and gtn«nl oipsrisDca pnma that 
IW> Aildiea wiU grow up qngodly too* the 
Xn^&an miniatcr moat baptiaa thaiB, and 
thank God tliat h* haa ragaanated thtm with 
hb Holy Spirit. Thraagh Ihia chaTch law tha 
twditioni of haptim ara gtnanll; violatad, 
thi uda of it an friutntad, and the natan af 
>tii&>|(itt«a. Tha haptiacd miUioaa of Bag- 
laid haTiaf nude u prafaucn of bith, for 
Ihtf wo* haptiaid withoat thaii oooHBt, btif- 

iBaae; aod thtchunhnot Cbriat 
•Ueb o^t to bt Gooipoacd of auat* aod 
MlhM tnthrtn, a) tba chanbeaor Roiob and 
Cwioth, af Thiiaalrniiei. PhilippJ, and Coloaac, 
Mn, ata dwfthai of panona Igaofanl of tha 
{■Vil, ibI iFin'"<— ""* aboBt thair taltalion. 
Th« «B^ to ba aa^nta Ctoa tha wodd i hot 
(hqmlkav^ts OMmrtalpMMMaDlaaeaa- 

Tarltdjbeliami and anbaUarara, ara eoafoudad 
in an* undiitinguialuble mou ; and «aii|elwal 
miniiten arc agcnti ia Bccamflaaiag the &tll 

" N«t camH the ceremonr of confirmation. 
At the baptUm of an Intani tha mioUtar, b; 
order of the itate. diitctg iponioii to bring du 
child to be coaSimed ' lo looii ai ha cao aaj tb* 
creed, the Lari'u prajei, and Che ten comnind- 
mead, in the Tulgar tongue, and is further in- 
atmcled in the church catechiim.' Thoae coB- 
ditiooi belog fnlfillad, tha mialitar raoit GinnBd 
all the childrao of the paiiili to the tJfinp_ 
with hii certificate of filncsi for tha rite. And 
being thui certified hj the ouniiter that tha 
child ean aa; the creed, Ac., the hiahop It 
ordered b^th* elate toaay of the irhola crowd 
of children who thero and then profeaa to take 
upon tbemielrei the baptiima! towi, that God 
luu 'touclmfel to regenerata them by iratai 
and Ibc IIul; Qhcit, and haa glren tintD Ihcm 

"AflercanlirBUitioDieBGhperaanaat caarictad 
of Lereiy or innaoraiity haa a legal right to at- 
tend Che Lurd^B ■ upper at hit pariih chaith. 
By 1 Edward VI., csp. 1, 'The minUter BbaH 
not, without a lawful eaute, deny the aama (the 
aacrament) to any peraon that will darodtlr 
and humbly deiire it.' To lure been at a cat4 
party on the pRvioue Uonday, at a hall on 
Tueiday, at the race-conrta oa Wedneadaj, and 
at the thcBire on Thonday, to hare ipent Fri- 
day in talhlng acsadal, and to hare dantod 
Saturday to lome irreligioni norel, would ba ao 
legal diiqualificatioo for the reoaptioa of tba 
Lord'i - 

E {bllawing Sunday. No 

proof! of a worldly temper, no indolent aelf- 
iadnlgeace, and no negleol of prayer, wonll 
affect tha pariiUooer'i ftatnlory right to fnroa 
bii my to tha Loid'a table. Tha miniater li 
obliged by law la admioiater to him tha ordi- 
nance, tho chnrch ii forced by law to receiTa 
him Into commonloB with them. None hot 
baUercra fra iBTiled by oat Lard to bia tatd*. 
and the chuichoi ara coaunaadad to aapaiat* 
tlierOKliH from eiil men : but tba atatate in- 
terpoiei, and both the minktcr and tha cbnrch 
mnat admit all who wiD to tho lacred fiMat." 
pp.4ei— tB4. 

The contrast between the chantcter- 
istics and tendeucies of that baptism 
which is inculcated by the English 
e«tab1iBhed chnroh, and that whioh the 
New Testament prescribes, is one of the 
topics on which Mr. Noel is most full 
and osplioit. Again and again ha r»- 
minda bis rettdersi thai in Uta New 


other tnoa, euii enxigtSal nuniitei of tho 
church of &igland ii compcllad, by tha tUrty- 
iiKth anoot to pronoonce not conEnrj to the 
Mord of Ood i ud, h; the Act of TJniforndty, 
h« moit iD&kc luDwlf K putj to all thii dilti- 
rire liutnietiaa, cmj tiios tii*t he biptisM u 
inliiit or M) adnlt, teicbn tin ehildno of hij 
puuh the cliuteh i:alecbifm, or tnuin tke csipee 
of in nngodlj pitiihiaaer. 

" The foregoing erron »re thni perpctnited 
m the Anglicia churches : for no min can re^ 
mun > niniiler of the ertmbUdunetit, withoat 
miliitainEng that erery ■tatement of the 
pnjCT'book ii igieeahle to the word of God. 

" Whatever erron then majr be in the 
pTa;e>book or the artiGle^ taeh Anglican 
miniiteT hai the gmleit powibk temptation* 
to pecanade hinnelf and othen that tbe7 an 
trotbi. Hii peace, hii inEonie, hia pontion In 
•odety, bii IHeadihip< and the nwintenance 
of hii family, all dapeud on bi* BTowing bii 
heliif that the piajei-book oootvni in U no- 
thing repugnant to the icriptnRi, and that 
then li nothing in toy mt of the Ihirt/.niua 
arlulei which ii eironeons." pp. 418— 4al. 

" When any putor hndi oat the einn of 
the pnTei-book, or tlie nnioiptunl charaotar 
of the dntiea impoaed npon him, he may with- 
dnir from the eitabliihment ; bat bj that itap 
lie wonld neceaaaiilf expoM himaelf and hi« 
fiiiiulj to gnat iniierLnf . Aoeordii^ to tha 
maxim of the leclenanical law, ' Once a prieit, 
alwaji a prieit.' He may be proaecnted in tha 
Court cJ Archca for officiating in anj dioceaa 
witlKMit tlie licenae of the hiihop, eren after ha 
haa ieceded — aa Ur, Shan hai noantlj been 
nnder these drcDDUtancee proaBCnled bj the 
bbbop of Exeter. Bat if ha be ipaitd thii 
penecatian, it ii onlj to be eatecmed bj many 
of hia former fiieads a aohiamatic, to be 
ahnnned ai an apostate, to become a bye-word 
and a pnTerb, to lose hii poaitiouin 
be recced to pcnarf, to be witlioat emplojr- 
nent and without prospect*. 

" few men baT* the connga to plnnga into 
each an abjss at troable. oad, tiiertfon tkf 
miut adJHit thtir bditf to dirir drau ula ncct 
ni but tiiqi nay. To eipoae the erron of tha 
prayer-bo^, or to naonnee nnacriplanl pi*e- 
ticei, la ont of the qnestiaB. In tilber caie, a 
miniiter would be at once nuprndeil or depriT- 
ed. What moat he than do? Fint, he may 
make desperate efforts, by eicloiinly reading 
on one ride, and, by tirfaig solely with ardent 
Gontbrmiiti, to penoids binuelf that all the 
statements of the pnyer-book are trae, and all 
the rafniremeDts of tha state an aariplanl. 
Should this effort lail, ud should the enota of 
the prajrer-book force themadna npon hiui, -n 
bis next attanipt mnst be to oonocal hia dia- 


Teitament " b&ptiBm 
&ith in Christ;" — that "repentance 
and &ith irere ulnajB in the apoetolio 
idiuTcheB leqnired in thtwe who were 
admitted to baptism ;" — that " by fitith 
they became disciples of Christ, and 
then bj baptism professed to be hia 
disotplee, and were united to his 
chmches ;"^thBt "bqttlsm wae always 
kdministered to titose who wve believ- 
ed to be KgsDxanie, never to the tmre- 
generate with a view to their regenera- 
tion : it was the imiform of Christ put 
upcm those who had enlisted as his 
soldiers." On the other hand, he now 
sees clesrlj and Tnaint-^^ina boldly that 
" the praTer-book teaches that baptism 
regenerates ; and requiring the Anglican 
ministers to baptize all the children of 
the country, declares of these millions 
of children baptiied in all the parishes 
of England and Wales, that they are 
regenerated by tbe Holy Spirit." We 
have often viewed with astonishment 
and pity the efforts of pions ministers 
of the ohnrch of England to persuade 
titemselves that the formularies of their 
church will bear some othet interpreta- 
tion than tliat which the anti-evangeli- 
cal portion of the clei^ contend is tlieir 
true meaning, and which seems to us 
to be taught by the phraseology em- 
ployed, as dearly as words can teaoh it. 
Ur. Noel candidly adverts to his own 
painful ezpeiienoe on this sutyect, and 
to the predicament in which many con- 
Boientioas men still remain. 

" J once lalwDted hard to cwiTince mjarlf 
that OUT leformers did not and conld not mean 
that Infants ate ragenentcd by b^rtiim, but no 
reoaoning aTaili. Thii linguige Is too plain. 
Altbongh tho catechism declares that npenl- 
anee and faith are prereqnisites to baptism, yet 
the prayn-book inuniei clearly, that both 
adnlta and infants come to tbe Ibnt nnregene- 
tate and lean it Rgtnente ; that worthy 
icdpents of haptiim an not regenerate befon 
baptism, but csme to be r^cneialed ; that they 
an unpardoned up to the moment of b^itiim, 
dial they an pardoned the monwnt aflBr. This 
■meriptanl doctriae of the pnyei-bwdi, as it* 


ttiiat in th* ehmch u ft mtnen for thi 
bMh 7 !■ not eouMlmtnt of tht tratli tt 
^tem mn ioidtlitj Id Cluiit, tni ft wiang to tba 
worid? Id nlcan pnnnti tba orcrtliniii of 
OTor. «ad cooAnu otkcn in miiclueTaiii deln- 

>d ; for be hu inbocribcd to the 
bmth of tlw prsTcr-book, ud onlj on tliftt 
Mn JitMi ii ba aUavod to retftin hii llnng : ■> 
Uwt tlie effect of hia nltnce i* to induce tlie 
pnfitf tlv dtn^f Mid the bieluni to think that 
bt whitiiin the fnjrei-book to be vholl; 

iatpoaable. Oec>iiaiu mut anM^whea to uy 
■Mboig would ba equnleot to ftn ftToiral of 
iHwiiH from the pnyer-book ; ind in inch wi 
cmagcDcy be wiwld be ttnaglj t<mpt*d to 
Jdand himself &om the raipidont of lealou 
caofiamicti bj pR^airiani not mlinlj nnam. 
To anad Ihk poio, howiTer, there ia nnolhet 

tike. Ba inaj mggmts the impoiteiiee of 
ttwudnn, atol 'the chnreh' uthi pnnol and 
beA B the void, painnde bimHlf that it ii 
the duef bnlwuk of pioteMuitiim ; be may 
Ul up bii tima and Uuwghti with the dutin of 
bji nnniaby. and maj laolre Dot to lead, 
■peak, <r tldnk on thoaa diapoted topics. Thus 
be B»7 sCrin to hide mt the cnon of the 
fiuja^baok, and anud rrery coudanon re- 
qrfrr"g the legal Jetten of his ministry, 
Yielding himself nndet the thought that rasa; 
dcdlent men do all that he is called to do; 
and that matters » tii^g imght not to 
irtiiHii an inatitntion so Tenendila and so 

■* Symptom* of this italo of mind are, I tkiink, 
coamoi." pp. 381—383, 

'The etangelieal minister of an Anzlicsn 
cbarefa is thas [dsaed in 
B* mnal not prefteb Chr 
nor cater into aoj DeighbonriDg pariah wticre 
^ wtgodly miniatet is leading the people 
jgtraetion ; he moat taptiae the iafaats of 
ungodly penooa ; lie must letch hit parishion- 
eis, sfBiaat all ohaerraliDn, that thne infants 
aa« members of Cbiist, ^ildreo of Qod, and 
tabotton of the kjogdom of IwBTn ; ha mut 
ti^ onngenenle yoong persona at the age o' 
Uteii or aiitecB to 1» prononnoed rcgenenti 
br the bMiop ; he maal admit all lorla of per- 
sons to the Lad's table, Ihoogh tbe; an not 
mnted by Christ ; and mnit floillf , when the? 
die, oipteM his thtnks to Qod that they are 
fc^t— to gLry, when be has erery reason to 
tMnfc Oat tlwy are lost fat trtt, ' 

miserabU poiitii 

Althongh the miaiatars of prnprielaiy 
chspcli an not placed nnder thia l^il compnl- 
o desecrate Christ's ordinsncea, yet, by 
adiiering to the eatabHshment, they sandioB 
and snpport Iha irliale system j and moat b« 
respon^ble for tlist cotrnpt nnion of the eharch 
and the world throngh vhich Christ is dis- 
inoored and souls are mined." pp. 468,469. 

The awful respomibilitj of eTangeli- 
l1 TQen who remun in the wtftbliah- 
ment as upholding a B^rstem by which 
multitudes are led to perdition, and the 
spread of true religion is impeded, is 
Bet forth ImpieBsiTel]'. " The union of 
the church with the state," it is shown, 
" authorizes the blind to lead the blind, 
the dead to be bishops of the dead ;" 
and iho question is solemnly asked, 
" Ought they who see the enonnous evil 
t« perpetuate it by remaining within 
the establishment I" "The union 
checks the progress of relij^on in the 
country by placing the Anglican 
churches under the ecolMJastical 
government of worldly politicians aft- 
sembied in parliament, including Roman 
oatholics and unitarians, who control 
them in spiritual things, determine ihs 
mode in which their pastors are to be 
dtosen, perpetuate their false doctrine, 
and prerent the exercise of discipline;" 
— "by giving undefined and arbitrarj 
power over the churches to prelates, 
who, being the nominees of politicians, 
must be often as worldly as their 
patrons;" — "by giving to worldly pa- 
trons the right of naming the pastors 
of the churches ;" — " by investing these 
worldly nominees of worldly patrons 
with exclusive spiritual jurisdiction, 
under the bishops in their respective 
parishes ;" — " by leading to a common 
belief that Anglican pastors are meroe- 
nary;" — "by cheeking the activity of 
the Anglican churches ;" — and " by 
perpetuating schism." " Thos^" says 
Mr, Koel, "who uphold this corrupt and 
paralyrang system, beneath which world- 
jlinces must luxuriate and sjnrituality 


must die, hy which the churches are 
corrupted Mid the nhole nation iojured, 
are fuuirerabk for the conaequeooes." 

It U nothing worthy to be called an 
abitraot of the worlt which we have 
now presented to our readers, but 
merelj spacimena of its more promi' 
nent parte. The volume is one which 
■11 who have opportunitj to do lo will 
find it adTanttgeoua t« obtain and itudy, 
aa ita intrinmc qualitias, independent!; 
of the interegting circumitanoei under 
which it appmtt, entitle it to respectful 
attentioit, Thii it will receive, we 
doubt not, from many in the higher mx- 
olet who have never before oonsidetad 
the subject with any Beriousnees. The 
ityle in which it is written is admirably 
adapted to promote its efficiency. It is 
M (^m, so dignified, so simple, so devoid 
cf everything likely to excite prejudice, 
so suitable to the oharaotei of a man of 
Odd announcing his oonscientioiu con- 

victions on a sulject of paramount im- 
portance, that instead of offering any 
critical remarks we are prompted to 
present our humble thanksgivings to 
Him who is the source of all spiritttal 
good, for enabling his servant to dis- 
charge so well the onerous duty which 
had devolved upon him. May that 
heavenly Patron on whom he has had 
the courage to cast himself— hit only 
patron now — watch over his course, di- 
rect his steps, and strengthen his heart! 
The determination of Hr. Noel to spend 
some time in retirement before he enten 
on public engagements is one which 
commends itself to our judgment. In 
that retirement may heavenly illotnina- 
tion be imparted, to preserve him &om 
every error which wonld be detrimental 
to his future usefulness, and to prepare 
him to render many eminent services 
to that comprehensive church of which 
he has long been, and of which he still 
is, an esteemed member ! 


n* OfafngaUenal rear-Baotrfir 1B48, vb* 
a CBkitdar for 1849; andnin^ lAi JPre- 

cecdingi of tile {hnj/regatHmnl Union of 
Englami md IVaia, and ill ClKt/akraU 
aoattiafot thai ywr. ToftAtr viU Snp- 
pkmrntaiy hfomwliin, renKclma the Am- 
«X»u, Mi-iittr,, New Ch-pSt, SehaJ^ 
and till Cofngatimai Bod^ 
tiiToaahout the United Kimdom. London : 
Pobluhed for tbc ConerKittoDi] Uoion, hj 
Jukton tmd St. Paul'i CLurdi. 
fud. Bio., pp. ziiL, 270, 

Id tlie Bapnrt of tlu Can|ngitioi»l Dnicu 
■doptfd U ](■ inniul mnting lut Hay, iL wu 
Mitad thit tipcrienu did not wain lo umctlDa 
the continued pnUication of tno ytuiy 
nuutndi— both a CiUndu- and a Yeir-Book 
•"The »Je of tbi tbniKr," i[ wM wid. "al^ayi 
iniuffident M tavet Iti coal, Lu tbi* kit vear 
bttn moit wrioatly Icncoed bv compciition ; 
•ad llut oT the laltsr being mnrb lew than tbc 
concniitM had b«ped to naliM ; whila ths u- 
tent of Iht book, In proporlinn to ill price, n 
•o irmt, ^t mJt a leiy •itcn^TC nl« cmM 
tnog it nc« to Mlf-nipport Tct both booki 

m Tiry valuable and melal; ind altonllier lo 
diaeoDtiniM dtkor would be dhmI nndtrirsble. 
It haa, tluRfore, leeiiHd bert to dw committM, 
te tlu (utn* to 

dcnominetianal inteUigence h 
[ho Calendar foi cnmrnt reference, aad lo Iha 
Yean-BookforpeTmauenlncordinane dubuiL" 
The intestion tiknt aauuBnced ii nair iialisoil. 
and a bigh^ K*)MctaUe compeDdium of con- 
KTegulioDal itatutiu ii the retult. It iadudei 
isatttr of the nme character u that eonlaiaed 
in onr on Baptiat Mannal, with mni^ inbr. 
■nation of a oait araiUr to tbat (inn envy 

either of our pnhlicBtioni, loch ai ad- 
drfiMs delirered and pipen reafl it the paUic 
meetingi of the Congregatioaa) Dnieo. Oar 
indepeBdent brethren are, in torat rc^Mcti, 
witcr than Ibeii baptiat neiehboun \ tbej do 

therefore, able lo gire 'to their workmen the 
htra of irtiiGli tkey are worlhy. Tite MCRlariei 
hanug nltriM aawntliig Is tvs hmainA • 
;»r, with MiaM iwastsaw Stan a cleric the; 


Snunu for Satialii JEwiun^*. ^ Jlfnuten 
of du Frf CSntnk of ScBibud. With 
ttUrodaetari Remarlu ty Hcaa M1I.I.IR. 


m»faM vftha wok ot da^ 

Am t|nT''"T~f of thi ordinal; pnlpit cffoiti of 
HBW sir tLe moit •miiwDt men in the Tttt 

■fliw DMMt popalar pretclKn of the pi 
Itj, tbcT Bi« MTolurlT latfrestlne. 
tatradocHoD bj Hi^ HiUer ii ■ well in 

" ' of pra«cliin|, tbt 

tbon of (U otbcr 

J DcMailj of nocb 

pctioat rtodj in order that it maj be fuwrallj 

CtitfivlidalSo<it and Gmiuelt. A Bock far 
mrtkda/t. B» John Cdi, Atithor of 
"Oar Gnat Bi^Friat," jv. LoDdon: 
Waid and Co, S4dio., pp. tI., 101. Clotb, 
gilt cdgeiL 

■ pirtj, good ioiM, and iDgmaitji dii- 
1 eligible preunt 

far an; pcTtoo 

Palalmr ttmd Fartaf Eggpl, ttUkOe Qmmlria 

ea^Om^, (Ae Boult of Oie ItnuHta Unnipll 

lib Wildenutt, and the DrnflOR a/ Obuuhi 

a^K^ BU TViio, iokI tit* Sofy Land m d* 

timt of oar SoMoar, tenu a GiagrapliicaJ 

lOmttnOim of tkt Bacnd Scripmrtt far Ott 

XTt of StieSli and FaatiBf. Bf WiLLUH 

Ux^riH. Limdon : Daitoti and Clark. 

Tliia abaat, tb* ue nf which 1* three fett 

two iacba bj tvo fort, "™**^"« Ant, a lai^ 

ckv mas of Palettlna and Egjpl, adapted to 

Ihe Oii TettanMSt teriptiirei, and tvfening at 

007 place to the prioc^al erenli irhicb oc- 

caRed Aera ; ud Ncondlj, two mapa on a Tttj 

h KDallct NSK ana tf Faleiline in Wcv 



OHALE. ot tue Free Chun 
dneloiT Notice, 

A Uemolr of Annie UeDould Chrittle. a Self- 
MDglit Cultalar. ChleBj In her own worda, wllb 
Eitneti tnm her Lel&n u« HedlMttone; to 
whleh !• now adiled. a BrleT Koliee ot her QjiaA- 
iDtu. Jelinuid Alaxaadar BetkDDe, b/l)i* Rai. J. 

Tlia HliloiT of a Famllj ; or. RalTglim on beet 
Support. With an Illnetntlon bj tuba Abaolon. 
ISna, pp. ISO. Lomio* : Qnml and 0ri0ia. 

Beeiitleal Doabti Examined. A Berlee of Dla- 
lefsea, adapted le the JnTaalte end Ponilar Hbiil, 

b/A Medical PraeUtloner. Sdinbtrgi , OHfiaiil. 

A Samraarj of tbe Principal Erldeneee fOr the 
Tnih and EHTlna Origin of llie Chrlellan Berala- 
tlvn. Deelsned chleOjAir the Uea of Yoand Par- 
London. ZmidoH! JoAiutotu. 32iiid., pp. 131L 

The Heir of Olorr, br Btnuu. H. BiLLutmii, 
Antttnr of " Chlld'e aA," Ac Zondon , JoAntltiu. 
327110, jip- 3'- 

Three Volcei. br Qaoaoa Hoaun^, Eiq., uttaor ot 
the " Hiiun of Unile," *e , and Edited bj Jour 
CunwBK. ioHiJeii.- WardnndCO. 

School aonEi, Saered, Moral, and DeierlpllTe ; 
DHlflUd Co aid Inetmotlenln Behoola and PaniiUe^ 
and connected with AppropTlate TnnM. whuh ■■.> 
rnbUahad eepantelj. In "Sebecl 

"lfii*le,-'~4di,~ Sdlled br iom 

lew for JanoB^, If 
iDlenla: I. Uiuai 

Tbe EsIeeUo Rei 
Ward and Co. C 
of Bngli ■ " " 

The Chrletlen Treaiarr for JennaiT, IBlg. Con- 
taining BOntribotlonr • "■-'-• -■ ■- • 

of rahma B 




Sneo pcnani rennllj baptized bj the 
lUr. T. Clcnient*, with nins otlieii, ircni 
formed into ■ Chditun ^nich on tbe 6th of 
NoTcmber, 184B. At half-put fbar o'clocb, 
■bout eighty pereong ut down to tea, the 
whole of tbe tnji being prarided gratuitous- 
ly, the profit! being devoted to defjaf the 
cipenM of npuiringand cleanuDg the chapeL 
At lix o'clock, a public unice commenced 
by Hi. R. Baker of TfanpHone giirinH oul 
B hymn ; when Geoige Cone, E«q., of Oren- 
d«i Hall, lead the icripturn luid prayed ; 
sRei which, the Rev. VI. Robinaon of 
Kettering delirered an appropriAte diicanr*e 
on the nature and dutiei of ■ Chndian 
ehurcfa i Mr. Clementa then preyed, Mr. 
Robinaon aaid a few word) to the penona 
entering into fellowship ; after which, an np- 
piepriate hymn wai aung. and the ordinance 
of tbe Lord'i lupper wwi adminiitered (□ the 
church and other Chriitiati friendg. The 
formation of a Cbriilian church had not been 
known in Deaboro before. This intereat waa 
commenced by the county miauon of the 
particular Uiptiit denomination, and is atill 
chiefly lappolted by them, A tall congrega- 
tion has been gathoed, and there ia ■ good 


Wedneaday, December 11, 1B4S, Mr. J. 
C. Wooater, a member of tbe baptist church 
at Spencer Place, London, was ordained fav 
tor of the second baptist church nt Swareacy; 
when the Rer. W. Qreen of Cotlenham be- 
gan the morning aerrice with reading tbe 
Bciiptures and pmyer ; (he Rer. J. Aldii, 
Maia Pond, London, stated the nature of « 
«ap4d church and asked the usual queatioos t 
the Rer. G. Bailey of Haddenham prayed 
tbe ardinilion piBTer ; after which tbe Rer. 
J. Peacock, Mr. Wooalet'a pastor, ^n the 
charge, and closed the aerrice. Met again at 
three o'dodi, when tbe BeT. J. H. HilUrd 
of Huntingdon read and prayed, and the 
Rer. R. Roff of Cambridge addrMaed the 
drareh. In the erening at aii, the Rer. E. 
Etaria of St. Irea prayed, and Ibe Rer. J, 
Aldis preached an imprearire sermon. The 
I all much crowded, and Mr. 

BnCKintnoK, tc 

On Lord% day, December 31, 1S48, tha 
new school room adjoining the baptist chnpel, 
Beckington, was opened. Serroona aoitabla 
to the occasion were pnacAwd by MesMV. 
Manning and Middleditcb of Frame, and t^ 
My. John Hinton, who is recently choasn 
paator of the abore church ; and on the fol- 
lowing Tuesday, a tea meeting, giren br 
twenty of the menda, waa held, Uie proceea 
of which, upwards of £14, went toward* 
liquidating the debt incurred by the church in. 
tbe erection of Iha new bmlding; the cost of 
which is estimated at £370 ; £tO towarda 
this hare been raised by the exertions of Iha 
aabbath school teacher*. 

Alltt tha tea, Mr. Hinton wai reeogDiied 
u pastor of the chnrch ; aome stalistica nl>- 
tiie to the school and cbordi vere read by 
Mr. Joyce, and the meeting was ably addrew- 
ed by the Rera. Manning and Middleditcb, 
and Heaars. Skutny, Coranbs, and Foraona; 
E. Hancock, Esq., of Bath, being appt^ntcd 
to the chair. A piece, or an anthem, «u 
■ung between eech addrees, and the meeting 
clond under expreanona of satiefsction from 
a crowded audience. 

inritalion from the church at 

Blaenywaun, Pembrokeshire, near Cardigaii 

Town, commenced his pastoral labours thera 

the first sabbath of the present year. 

Mr. J. Jefferson of Aoerington Col 

of the 


The following account of thia aatimahje 
man is giren in a latter from his earij Mend, 
the Rev. R. Fenplly ■.—■ 

" My first acquaintance with him wm in 
his coming, in 1816, a aolitaiy tniellei finm 

Oarliale to my houaa at Newcastle, to pnwnt 
hit raqoett at Christiaa baotinn. Be bad 
bean for soom tboa aaoeiaM with tha inde- 
pendntt gf that Rtr» bat being tImoDgfalj 




On I 

t tha * 

le practice of 

ghn of himaeir, uid bii Tisire and principletl, 
I deUjeil not to complf with bis nquat 
The ocTsiioo wM eiceedingl J pleaiing. Find 
iofc him prepared to defend our practice, ] 
requcated hiia lo delirei an addrcs at thi 
wala-aide. The >pot is endeared lo manj of 
mr friendi, for there I often baptized in the 
tazij jeua of mj miniatrj— at Pa«di»e, on 
(be margin of the Tyne, a littJe above New- 
cutk — Ibebirth-piaca of the lamented Thomai 
TtumpaoD, late miuionarj to Africa, and 
where in a amall chapel 1 long ttaladlj 
pnadicd, and not without tucceu. 

Brother Fishei baing baptiied, and diica- 
varinggifta for the mioiili?, wot patroniied 
bj the managen of the BaptiM Fanil, and 
placed with me for tiro yam to punoe a 
OxmE of English atudj, preparalory to the 
■aacd office. During that paiod he regu- 
Jnrlj supplied the church at Bowie;- and 
Hindlef, and afterwards was unanimously in- 
y'Atd to lake the orenight of them in the 
Lord. Here, and in the wide neinitj, he 
laboond with untiring ml for neartj thirty 
Tear*. Within this period Ibur cbapeli were 
built in four Tillages, all within the field of 
ha miniatrf, and in them all he Kgularly 
preached at stated times, bleat with a Urgar 
mr a aii re of niccen than any minister that had 
preceded him. 

Within the loit few jean of his labours in 
this qoailer, the cbnrch amieabtj became two 
chmcbea. and two chapels were asaigned to 
each. Mr. Fisher took tbe pastorate of 
Broomtej and Broomhaugh, gencralljr called 
^ne-aide ; another pastor, now our excellent 
brothei-, Mr. Jamcj Fjfe, oceupjing the 
otbei two cbapels at Rowler and SholleT- 

Ai a pnneher mj belored brother Fiiher 
was strictly erangelical, exceedingly eamcat 
and aSectianate in his addresses both to niatt 
■nd linneTa. Id his public preyeis, humility 
■nd fcTTOor were breathed in erery sentence. 
Jf he had > fault in Uwae sacred exercises, 
prolixity or diffosiTenesa was that fanit ; but 
Deter to be charged with tameness or dulnesa. 
In his natnlal temper he was one of the most 
amiable men I eTcr knew. In friendship 
and afliMtioD I hale no expectation of meet- 
ing with bis equal this side eternity. lie bwl 
hii weaknfssfs. but his Tirtues were much 
mm appoimt : long will he be affectionately 
remembered in the wide field lo which I haTe 
rrfarred, and by none more tenderly than by 
myself and my fiimily, with whom he was 
some time an inmate, and tlienctfotth a most 
welcome TiHtoi to the day of our final parting. 

With his labonis after he !e<l the banks of 
(he Tyne, which wm hot a ^ort period 

befiHB they were terminated in the grsTe, I 
am not acquainted. 

Ha dying experience, according to the ae- 
connt I haTe receiTed, may be exprcMed in 
the bemitifbl language of Dr. Walta : — 

** The flHpel bean my splrlla np ; 
A olthral and unehuiglDa Ood 
Lan tlia Caim4itlon for mjliap*, 
In mUu, ud piDmlH^ and blood ;' 

Farewell, my dear brother [ " Pleasant (o 

e has been thy company ;" and though " I 

shall behold thee no more with the inhabitant* 

of tha world," I indulge the pleasing hope of 

ed friendship with thee in the ikiee, and 

in the tonga of (he redeemed before the 

thrODe of God and the I^mb. Amen. 

January 6, died Mrs. Mnrtha Reywortb, of 

Top of tha Height, near Newchurch, Romd- 
dntc, Lancashire, (widow of the late Jamei 
Heywartb, of Flowers, near Bacup) at the 
protracted aeeofiiearlyeighty-fiieyears, Sha 
bad been aa upright, consiateat, and peaceable 
member of the first baptist church in Bacup 
fur the space of fifty-nine years and eiz 
months to a day, being, at the lime of hei 
death, the oldest member of tbe church. She 
was baptised on tlieGthof July, 1789, by the 
lat« Rer. Jobii Hirst, under nhosi.' ministry 
she with many others sat iritb grest delight 
tbe time of his death. For the kst 
twelre yeors she was deprired of her natural 
sight, but such was her lore to the bouse of 
her God, that she Trent as long as age and in- 
Rrmities would allow, some one taking her 
by the arm. 

She was a woman of many doubts and fear^ 
often expresnng sueb, lest she should dis- 
honour her profourion ; but, by the gtice of 
God, the was enabled to hold out to the end g 
and a little whilo before her depnrtura she 

' 'ed to surmount then 

bter, " I wont to de 
her last wordf t 

The [ub)ect of this narrettTe departed this 
life on the 4th October laat, in the 73rd year 
'' his age. From the days of bis youth ha 



decided for God. Upvardi of twcntj yean 
ago he removed lo Diss, Norfolk, on the enn- 
non of B 16001111 Toatrinioni^ nUiance, and the 
finn leligiouB deciiionof the Guuitjr with which 
he allied himwlf, wu nuinlj instrumental, 
undei God, in leading him so atead&stl)' to 
renounce the world, and Identify bitnaelf witb 
the people and cauK of the Redeemer. Thia 
he acknowledged and feelingl; aaid during hii 
Ia*l illneaa, that he " ahould have to bleai 
Oed to all eteniitjr that eTer he came to 

Ahout fifteen yean ago, be united with a 
hw othen in originating the independent 
CBuae in Din, and on the formatian of the 
church wu choaea one of ila deacons. After 
a few years he withdrew, and attended, with 
bii Eunilj, the minittry of Mr. Lewis at the 
baptist chapel. Ha*ing embraced sciiptuni 
Tiews of the ordinance of Cbiiitian baptism, 
b ths summer of 1847 he was baptised, to- 
gether with his only child, on a prafesnon of 
npantanoi and fiuth, when he addressed tbe 
crowd of spectators at tbe water's side, stat- 
ing tbe way by which he hid been led, and | 
giiiog a reason oF the hope that was in him. 
About two months after this he was taken ill, I 
and lingered for twelve months, gradually | 

Sowing weaker to the day of his death, j 
urfng the whole of this long affliction his ' 
great delight wu in the holy scTiptures ; no | 
other book was of equal iaterest or gave him , 
the like ntisbction. " Let me have the ! 
word of God," was his genCTsl request. His 
WBBkneas was extreme, and, therefore, he • 
eould reed but little, but he derired much < 
eomfoit flrom religious conTarsatinn, the repe- | 
titioQ of hymns and teiti of aciipture, and 
the prayers of his Chiistian friendi. When 
tbeae exeicisis were concladed, he would 
often lay with tears, " Bleos the Lard, my 
■oul." Oae hjmn, each vene of which ends 
with the woidi^ 

Uj teTiau Kt,~ 

ha liked much, and woald say, " That time 
will non oome." Mac^ of Watts'a lyric 
pooos were precious to hun, particntotly that 
entitled, "A stg^t of hesren in sickness." 
Worldlf or trifling conTersotion he would 
seldom allow, but to convene on nich things 
at peit^ed to the kingdom of God, always 
gave him p1e««ure. 

Tboogb he generally felt he could trust the 
SavJour, he could scarcely bo said to poaKss 
the joy of &ith throngh tbe greater part of 
his affliction, fbr he often deplored the dark 
state of hit mind, and would say, " I want a 
view of Cbrist" Ijuring the latter part of 
his aiuewM fKilfbess became ao great that 
he nfUeS'iUuch from b lethargic state of 
nlnSi'Sd thai be could only attend to read- 
s__ .. ... j^ ^^ piajer, at intervals ; 

he lamented this, and said, " If 1 h«d reli- 
gion or n Saviour to seek now, I could Dot do 
it.'' Let this be a warning to all, not to put 
oif the concerns of the aoul, and preparation 
(br eternity, till they come to the chamber of 
Hcknesa or the bed of death, for that ii the 
wont place and time to attend lo the most 
important of all coneemi, those of the im- 
penshable soul. But our departed brother, 
having sought and found a Ssviour^ could, in 
the extremity of his weakness, tejoics in the 
thought that " Like as a father pitieth bis 
children, so tbe Lord pitieth them that fear 
him ; he remembeieth their frame, he know- 
eth they are but dust." One eTemng, after 
having poured out his soul in ferrent prayer, 
and repeated many puuges of scripture, he 
feelingly eiolaimed^ 

" Otbn niagt lure I lUKie, 

Hasgi Di J helplta kdI on thtt. 

He told his pastor on ooe i 

part of hii life, to associate with his people. 
and linger, as it were, about his sanctuary, if 
he had not had some designs of mercer to- 
wards him, " Sorely," he said, " he will not 
out me out." It was replied in the words 
of tbe Saviour, " Him that comath unto me. 

The unremitting kindness of a beloTed 
Tsl stive who attended him professionally 
through his long illness, wai often referred to 
by him with much feeling, as well as the 
constuit visits of bis dear pastor, which he 
doily looked for with much interest, and whea 
referring to the kindness he so often received 
from ftunds, he wonld ay, " It is the Lord's 
goodness to me," and would then ofiiir up 
earnest petitions to the throne of gtooe on 
their behaE 

He iTodually acquired increanng conGdenoe 
in God OS his latter end drew nigfa, so that he 
could and did adopt this rene as his own, — 

But this 1 do And, 

Hall not Un la iIirt 
And have ■» b«Ual." 

When, the lost sabbath he sprat on earth, 
it was said to him, " Do you not want some- 
thing to lake?" he replied, "/ uanl CArut." 
His request was then lo have soma venea or 
Sdiptares repeated to him, whidi being done, 
he said, " t do Ihinl and pant /or dtritt," 
Though his decline had been very gmdual his 
change at last to ths circumstances of death 
waa nlber sudden and unexpMted. But 
feeling the sentenc* of death in himself he 


"f?, hii broathiDg 
'.t; room, ha 

litli hit Ipuit M 


I ',iiie been in mcfa a bappf, 
,. I'." " BlMKd an the dad whidi 
, :tM Lord," bst could out Goadi it. 
:^ he eiclainMd, " Thoi^ I mlk tbrou^ 
i.ii: nUej ol tl>e ihadow of dntfa, I villfnr 
DO ctQ, tor tboa ut with me." " Djiing ii 
tot going boaM," «nd eontianed, " H7 in- 
■ud fae* dull bU be ilaiB," and Mid, 
' Vaait it," whkh > ftmd did_, I7 aiTipg, 
" Not Srtan biMk my ptme» igsin." After 
IbB be bMnw ^MctaUm, and ww goon n- 
^mi bom lb* aAnnf, ainftil bodj, to be 
pwwnl wiih the Loid, A more peasefnl, 
air> Iw^ death could not be dcBi«d, 
Wbe ■ not pieparad to nj, " Let me die 
til ^atb of the nghtMna, and let m; lart 
«id be tike hk P" but in oider to tfau be 
nut bTe tbfl life of tbe nghlanu. Were it 
desinble to eifaibit tbe life and ctiaracter of 
tbe departed, no irard* could men appropri- 
■Id; do ■> tltta thoaa of Pool to tbe Colee- 
mm, " Since we beatd of 7011c bith in CSirist 
Jooa, and of tbe Iotc which je bsTit to all 
IIm aiati,'' for tie thought well of, and lelt 
hadly toward*, the foUowen of Cbiirt of 
etoj daiomiiiation- Hii houH and Ml 
bcMt woe BlwaTi open to tbe Krrant* of hii 
L«d, Npedailr to mioiMen, wbo ware at 
njt wrieome tn tbe kind Impilalitia of hit 
anbtithmaot. He wa* iaterred in the 
fa^r rault attbehaptiatdiapel, Ere, where 
kn fcthar4n-bw, tbe late Rar. W. W. Simp- 

1n lAlBliftn'* dirt dij 
TIm Liird wi* hki ou. 

ABd a briilit cnwn'iK til* 1 

And bnw Ui Unt ipirU win I 

Wllb tb* noiomid lot mi to if*. 

The mfaject of tbi* brief notioe finidied hb 
■■ithiT coune in peace, NoremberSt, 1818, 
in the eigfalj'Grit jear of hii age. Fmn U* 
pi ijff ion H a ■cfaoohnaiUT, hi* long emmee- 
tion with the cfaorch at Hariow, EMei, and 
the deep intereat whic^ he took in pnbtie 
pnlmod)', Hr. Jodii wai well known to 
man* of onr readol in London and the ail- 
jaoent conntica. Hi* IbndiMa for nindc, and 
hii Ime power fu l Toiee, lo grtntlj admired bf 
hi* friend*, were cqaaHed onlf hy Ui comet 
lenae of lunnonr and hi* reiiltMW to avit 
othen. Tbi* talent he calliTated, bowwrar, 

a natire piMion, a 
which Muelimea 
A* tbe fruit of thii ■ 
lAOe ■ r«nlh to oftdale m 

tt enlb- ' 



duct (Im tinging iX t>.e old general baptiat 
chapel in his nntlTe town of Mnidttone. 
Hkring obtained an appnintment in the 
anus he vai atationed at Folkeatone, where 
for the lirrt time be witnetsed the ordinance 
of baptiam, aa adDiiniatered h; our denomi- 
nation, irhich made n deep impraaaioQ upon 
hi) mind, and ieemed to nave a nlutarr in- 
flnence on bia fliture muim. Altef a ahcrt 
May Bt Folkeatonc^ be waa stationed «ueces- 
•iTelT at different placea in the neigfaboup- 
bood of Hallow, where hi* mniical talenta, 
■odable diapodtion, and the atnberaut Tixacitj 
of hb natural tempenment, brought him into 
general notice and gained lum manj fiiendi ; 
while bh frequent attendance npon divine 
worahip and sniatance in the linging lecured 
the aeqnointaace of the ministers sod leading 
memben of the congiegationa where he wai 

AAer ionie fean, wiihing tar a more settled 
home, Mr. Jones resigned bis oilice in the 
excise ; and having entered the married stale 
with every proapect of happiness, he settled 
at Barlow, and established a school for the 
board and education of young gentlemen, 
which, for many yeais, wrs large and Hourish' 
{ng. Thoogb he knew the truth, and for the 
most part felt a powerful sense of its im- 
portance, that power ms for a long time 
neutralised by the extreme vivacity of his 
aaimal spirits, the charms of the fistiTe circle, 
and the mirthfiil song. Bence bis faith and 

E'ety did not assmne a decided character, or 
dace a public proftaaioQ tjlt he atrtved at 
middle age, when he was baptised and com- 
menced that Christian ftUowship which con- 
tinned till his decease. He was finty-six 
yenrs an inhabitant of Barlow, and during 
the greater part of that time conducted the 

Ebllo psalmody of bis Allow worahippen, 
I was ibtty yeeis a mesnber of the dwrch, 
and eighteen one of ita iteaeona, and to all 
his fellow members wis unifonnlj aUbla and 
aSectioaste. Though firm and consialait as 
a prpteotant dissenter, he was always cuidid 
and TCipectfiil to member* of tiie establtsbed 
(hnceh, and to peraoni of all poniasions, 
wishing otben to enjor tbe same liberty which 
he daimed for himself. Hence he was much 
adeemed by the congregation at large, by bis 
neighbotu* in general, and by a numerous 
drcle of relations and friends. And for more 
than thirty years bii pastor found bun to be a 
steady, warm-hearted IKend, who filled bia 
place with regularity in the house ot God, 
was always ready to encourage every good 
word and worli, and was aoiiooa for the peace 
nnd prosperity of the interest. 

In tbs tuition of youth, Mr. Jones always 
endeavoured lo impress on the minds of his 
pnpila the primary truths of religion as on ee- 
sential part of Christian education, oiten re- 
minding them that youth is the seed- lime for 
ripa years and for eternity. And ve Iwvo 
Tsason to believe tiiat his solemn and afkc- 

tionste appeals, with fiwvent prayer for their 
weUare, were the means of spiritual good to 
many of his scholara, some of whom still 
cherish and express n |^t«fut remembTance 
of his instructions. For eeTeral jeors past 
while our aged friend retained much of bia 
innate cheerfiilnew, be was evidently rising la 
the maturity of his spiritual lifo, and aniioM 
to be ready for the GnnI change. During hjl 
last iltneas, and a rapid decay of strengUl, 
which continued abont if™ — ^- •■- '"""^ 

n weeks, he found 

lis comfbrt and support in the promisei 
'the KDSpel. The desire of Itte 
and the fear of death were overcome by a 

and hopes of the gi 
and the fear of di 

stronger desire, which be often eipresaed, 
depart and to b« with Christ, whid) is nr 
better." And when the last boor came, and 
he could no longer eipeot or wish to q>eod 
another labbeth on earth, he was cheered bj 
the hope that he was going to job the loftiCT 
songs (^ tbe redeemed above, and to ipcnd an 
eternal sabbath with them in glory. 

While then tiw bereaved widow end Amily 
of onr departed fHend most fsel their loss 
they have abnndant cause fu thenkfolnesa 
that he was spared m> long, that bis powera of 
body and mind, even at the sge itfdght7i *aa 
so little impaiied, that he was enabled to bear 
his sfltiction with CSiristian medmeasand pa- 
tience, and that when the fimU stroke came ha 
was bvoured with an easy cbongo, and ealmlr 
foil asleep in Jems. Thus having aervedUa 
generation in some happy measure BBcoriing 
to the will of Qod, *■ he cane to his giave in 
a fnll ripe age, like as a shoci of com otnnelh 

Ma. Hurar Qoure. 
Mr. Henry Quant, more than fhrty-el^t 
yean a member, and more than thirty-three 
yeara a deacon, of the baptist church, Bnrr 
St. Edmunds, Suffolk, died "in the Lord," 
December 16, 1643, and in Mm waa MBIIed 
that scripture, "Thou shalt ccme to thy 
grave in a fiill age, like as a shock of com 
Cometh in its season." He had, fbr many 
years, read with interest the obituoriea of th» 
magazine, and bis services to the cause of 
Christ, entitle him to a record among tfaa 
many worthy deacon* who have had • 
memorial in its page*. 

Our departed and beloved Aiend waa bora 
in the village of Whissonett in Norfolk. 
When quite a yonng man, divine Providence 
led him to this town, and although be was 
destitute of ' the one thing needfol," •ocoe 
impresnons fWim a pious aunt, who bad given 
him a bible, and prayed with and for bin, 
were not wholly e^ced. In conse<raeDce i^ 
this, he occasionaUy attended the wesleyan 
and independent chapels. 

At this timo there WM no baptist canM tn 
Durv, Uli about fifty yean ago a baptist 
family came to reside in the town, and opened 
thtir bouse for preaching, in wtuch the late 


Mona. Hoddf of Kldcriona, Browne of 
5to«iuariiet,aDd Thompnii of Orundiiburgli, 
mItcniatciT looclaiiiKd the ererliuliiig gopeL 
Mr. Qomt wai iafited tc attend tbew terricea, 
and tliej wtra blcMed to fail conienian, *o 
that the Uagoage of hw heart wu, "ThU 
people iball be mjpeiqile, and tbeii God id; 
God. Where the; die, otlt I die, and there 
will I be buried. The Lord da w to Die,iiiid 
moK elao, if angbt but death part them and 
me." And nercr wai the holy tdw more 
connentioualj regarded and AilfiJled to the 
letter than in tba stead&it adherence of Ihe 
departed to the cause which he at Gnt ee- 
poimd. On the 30th Julj, I60U, nt Ihe 
opesing of the first baptiit chapel in Ihia 
place, ha waa baptized with nine othen, who 
wen formed into a church, vhich, niter 
paaaing thi^ngh man; Tio^tudea, and fixin] 
wliich Gtc other churcbei baTe been formed, 
DOW nnmben 350 memben. 

Hr. Qoant >iaa fitml; attached to the itiews 
of eTangelical truth, ao abl; miiintBiped bj 
the joBllj celebnted Andrew Fuller, whoee 
niece be married, and who smriiei to moum 
hia leaa. In conaequcnce of the ataad he a1- 
waja made agaimt what he conuilcred un- 
Mriptonl ticve of the jtiapel, he wa* called 
to paa Ibrongb many difficultiei in the former 
hatoTT of the church; waiofteninaminoritf, 
aad, therefore, compeUed to litten to minia- 
trationa ha could not approTe. But here woi 
bnNigbt oot the noitt ttaadfattntu nf hit 
allaeAmttii to Ihe cautr ; many, in auch dr- 
coDUlBnGei, would hare tnnwd away. But 
the writar ho* often heard him rpmatk, that 
the worda of onr Lord, " Ye are they which 
baTe eontmocd with me in my lemptationi," 
Lnke sitL 28, alwaya held him firm to the 
wotthy the imitttion of all, opccially of 
deaeona and paaton, who ought not precipi- 
tatrij to leaTe the ship in a storm, or to turn 
their backa in the day of battle. One uying 
«f hit, JllnltTatiTe of thia trait inhiachaiHcler, 
frequently elidled n imile — "Hare what 
niniateta they may, if they do not iwenr in 
the pnlpit, 1 will stand hy the canae and wait 
bi better daya." Npi did he wait and pray in 
Tain, the Lord ■ent proaperity in hu own 
pwd time, and the nithful deacon rejoiced 
that he bad not prayed and waited in Toin. 

Liletalitg tn the eavtt tif Chritt waa 
another of the dirtinguiihing trait) hi hit 
For many ynra the burden of iu 
n with thia church, lay 
. Hia home waa alwaji 
minirter*, and to the full ei- 
ons he cheerfiiDy aObided hia 
To the poor he waa a con- 
rtant friend ; and to the miarionarj and kin- 
dled iMtitationaa generou* contribntor. It 
ia pleaaant for a pastor to be able to >ay what 
vaj be affirnied of bim, that he nerer le- 
faiad, daring twmlj'KX yean of that pastor's 

Mpport, in oonneiion ■ 
pnodpaUj upon him. 

object fbr which he wai solicittd, nor did fa« 

gj>e grudgingly or with a frown ; on the con- 
trary, on many occaniona he put down a aum 
which waa thought bj hit pHulor more than 
he ought to give, or more than waa required 
as his proportion for thai object. How rare 
the liberality in the canae of Christ which 
needs to be rcBtrained 1 

Lmt to the house and erdinanca nf Oed 
waa his ruh'ng passion, and mnny jean ago, 
as expreeaiTO of this altschment to the aanc- 
tuary, be aeleded as a text for his fiincral 
sermon, these words of the Paelmiat, " I hare 
lored the habitation of tby houae, and tbo 
place where thine honour dwtlleth." He 
used " the office of a deacon well," for mca« 
than thirly.three years ; and from his firat 
joining the church, till the infiimitiei of age 
ineapBcitaled him, he was s constant attendant 
at the aeien o'clock pnyer-meeting on a 
sabbath morning, and on all the week-day 

He a 

n the B> 

His well-worn bible iMtifica how he lored the 
word of Qod. 

It may serve, in a few words, to expreN 
hia habitual feeling, to state, that for more 
than Are and twenty yean, he told the writer, 
he eietj day rnwaled the 90th hymn, 
second book, Or. Watts, which, he aaid, con- 
tained the whole gospel, the last Terse of 
which eapeeially, it will long be remembered, 
he frequently quoted in prayer, — 


■tmgUi sad liakteoBSDMa, 
aed my HL" 

Hif end was peace. One day, when neair 
his home, be said, "I can aay with Mr. 
Fuller, ■ I hare no nptnra, and no despond- 
ency, but a hope fixed on Christ my rod.' " 
It may be recorded tor the encouiagement of 
otheta, that although he had all his life ftaired 
the arltc^ qf dealh, this waa entirely remor- 
ed, and his frequent language was, "Come, 
Lord Jeans, oomeqnichly." Tbeoe and manjr 
other predona acriptures and byuDs be t^ 
pealed at inlerTals, and the last words be wac 
heard to articulate were, *' Otdoed in oil 
thing! and sure." Thua, in the 7Srd year of 
hiaage, died this aerrant of God, whoa* worth 
will be held in grateful iwmemhnnce by bli 
bereared widow and bmiJy, peetor and cfanrcb, 
till, one b7 one, they are reunited where the 
parting pang will be fUt and hared no man 
for erer. 

BuTf St, Bdmimdi, C. E. 

Died, on the 20ih of December laat, at 
High Wycombe, Bucks, in her Itxteetith 
year, Mary Lee, the youngest daughter of 
the Her. J. H, Thomas, baptitt_ minister, 
Milford Haven. 


Died, December 26. ISIS, Ann, the betoT- 
ed vife of Mr. John Chappell, baptist miiiis- 
ter. Long Paiisb, HanU. It pleased God lo 
call her to the bnowledse of tbe truth before 
■be wM fourteen yean of age ; end during 
nearlf fort; yean ihe enjo;^ much of Ihi 
praencs of God. Called to Giperience ai 
afiiction of more than ten yean' duration, ahi 
found God Ikithful to his promiiei. Thelaat 
tiro jean and four months the wai coufined 
to ber dwelling. " Thii," >he oflen Mud, " ii 
a Bethel, for here I enjo; the presence of tbe 

rt Refiner," Her end wai peace '■" 
irordi being, " Perfectly happy." 


Died, Januaiy 8th, in tnmqtullity and 

?itiait hope, the R«t. Jouah Wilkinwa. 
hie estimable ■"i"<t'*' undertook tbe paa- 
lorate of the baptitl chnreb. Saffron Walden, 
Embi, in October, 1BD9. His labonis were 
very sueceaAil for many yenn ; but haiing 
mlabined tbe work of a tchoolmaila with 
that of • pastor, his constitution gars way 
wban b* tra* about sixty yean of age, and be 
bacame inadequate to public exertion. Ho 
will be long TsmembeTed with affection In' the 
inbaUtanti of tlia town in which he lended. 

Died, Jannaiy 17tb, Ann, tba belored wife 
ol Hr. Jamea Minns of Chelsea. Her case 
was remarkable. AboTa eleran yean ago, 
she was seised with a peculiarly liiitinsninu 
malady, br wbidi science could aifbrd no 7e- 

a and Itam that time lorward the work 
nad to bei was lo glorify God by tbe pa- 
tient endurance of bodily agony. A fijm 
faitb sustained her spirite; and ber cWTsm- 
lion eihibitad habitually an eitiaonlinary 
oemlunatioD of pibmusion to the diiine will, 
with ardent desire for remoral to the hatter 
world, in which ibe locked for a far moia ex- 
oeeding and sternal weight of glory. 


Many readers of this msgaiine will learn 
with r^ret that the tntereiling cause at 
Alfred Place, Brompton, which has struggled 
through many diSicultira, is at last obliged to 
be abandoned. 

It was hoped that under the pastonl care 
of the Rev. Philip Cuter, who lus laboured 
there for the last two or three yean, it would 
be maintained; but the loss, by death and re- 
movals, of those members most able to assiit 
in its support, bas so reduced tbe numben 
that they an mtable to meet tbe heary and 
inct«asing liaUUtieaj the landloTd having 

last jtKc raised the rent £30, and now de- 
manding an additional £10 per annum. 

For Mr, Cater, at weU as the church, much 
sympathy will be felt, parting, as he doee, 
from a little Sock who entertain for him the 
kindest and most affectionate ftah'ngs. The 
little flock from whom Mr. Cater is thos 
separated, entertain towards fafm the moat 
kindly feelings, and earnestly hope tbat 
ProTideoce will oTcrnile bis remonl from 
Brompton for abundant good, and guide him 
to a sphere of more exteniiie usefitlneai. 
The farewell services of their last sabbath 
erening were most afinding, and will be long 
remembered. The text was Isaiah ixi. 12. 
Mr. eater's address is 4, King Street, ChelsM. 

The Her. W. Hamilton, intending to re- 
move from Ballina, where he has tot soma 
yean occupied a Hatian in connexion with 
tbe Baptist Irish Society, requests us to sar, 
that he is open to an invitation from any 
strict baptist ehuieb whieh may be ia want 


« do not Me ti 

As all out n 

We will giva them odo 
which we find in tbe number Ibr JaimarT 8, 

'' Tiie Baptist Magaiiiie openawith a good 
' Address ' to the baptist ebnichss, wiaa it 
were wall that every baptiM should nad. 
The fiiEt queation is, 'Do you take the 
Baptist Uagaiinef' This is capital I Let 
the minister put it, Iba deaoona, the viaitaca, 
and the sabbalh-sebool teadien, aad evoy 
baptist tc bis fellow. Why ought not tbia 
m^axine to be in every baptist fiuoily P Tkv 
portiait of the ever-to-be-ranembered Williaiti 
Knibb is very properly prefixed to the Hnt 
number (rf the year. The articles are ranona, 
instinctive, and edifying; at the aBnie lima, 
then appean to ua to ^ E^eally more specs 
devoted lo tbe thing called ' InteUigane^' 
than is Ibr the real good of the obundwa. 
This boiae leech cry tm >Newa!' 'News!' 
' ' ' 3 have limits set to it by tha puhlio 
What the world wants i^ we think, 
nnch' New^' as mora aalid infiinna- 


r and notioas of boidui, aad 
twenty-two pages to ' InteUiganoa,' ao callad, 
that is to ny, half and half) and this i»- 



■Uonbeefl more bread! U-udops! 'I'Jie^ic 
tie aecasarj to jdui lUength, and, will ye, 
DiU re, ;ou muBt mnke up jout mindi to it. 
Mind thai!"" 

An eflbrt has been recentlj made in thb 
dty to collect mouey toward* paying a debt 
m the Baptiit College. la new of tbe hard- 
Doa of the time*, it wai thought beat to limit 
the amount to one dollai from each eontn- 
buto^ that >a the application might be made 
Teij generally among t^e inhabitant! aup- 
poKd to be friendly to educa^onal institu- 
tiimL At the result of n somewhat toilsome 
emtatfat this object among tbe commuiuty. 

the coUecton, Mr. \V. Muit nnd Dr. Davits, 

obtained the mm of £G0 29. The Ibcts and 
incidents connected with (ills mendicant elTart 
furnish materials for many notes nnd com- 
ments, both curiuua and commonplace; but 
we will offer only two, yii., that men of all 
clawea, eicept Puseyitea, are among the con- 
tributor, and that our citizens in general are 
worthy of all respect fbr courteous and be- 
nevolent dispositions even in these trying 

It ffas thought that similar attempts 
might be made in other ptaees, patticulailr 
our large towns, in aid of the objecl. Will 
any friends of eduoilioQ try the plan in their 
loraliliea?— 3ftn(rea/ Begiiler. 


T» thi Bdilor of Ike BaptUI Afaganne 

Deak Sir, — Betuming senioni naturally 
cidte rcflectiaa vpon tbe past ; and men in 
tbe commancemeDt of a new year should 
doaely examine the woridng of those eiperi- 
nent* which the^ haie pimnoted. It also is 
prnfilable for penms who are entrusted with 
tbe auDagemeal of charitable institutions, 
HpiMrted In public beneTolenee, to aid th« 
aai^iay of ue aubaoribm, by bringing before 
rbiiii a BtstaDCBt of their proceedinaa. 

Under a ooDTiction of this duty^ I ask the 
bnvai at yoai inserting in your journal the 
MIowing naull of aa allanlion which has 
neently been made in the oanstitution of the 
gaptjB Bnildiitg Fond. 

Darioc tbe year 1845, tbe amount of tbe 
■■■iial wbaeriptioll* to its sapport waa re- 
dneed to tbe anm of £6S3. In April, 1848, 
tha dMtb of the widow of tbe late Williani 
H«wa sm i, D.D.,enabledhisexeeutor to divide 
tbe inrested property in which Mrs. Newman 
bd a Hfe-iutaiat, 'and ss the will of the 
factor directed, to pay to the treasurer of 
im Baptist Building Fund £1000. Tbe 
essBinittee of that institution, upon receiving 
dw amount, adopted a plan luggesled by Mr. 
Bowser, to relinqnish the former practioe of 
jliiiiiji ntooey, exoepi in extreme caa c e , and 
BDd«r the authority of a gcosnl meeting of 
tbairvbaetibetB, U> eammence a loan fund 
with tbe doctor's legacy, thereby establishing 
a system of Un^tig wiiheul inltrgil, for the 
repairing or budding of chapels for the use of 
the baptist denominalioa ; and stipulating 
tbal the money so lent shall be repaid in ten 
yean, by twenty half-yearly equal inala!- 
■MBts, and that repayment be secured by the 
)^t and aeperate note of hand of four re- 
- " - -ions belonging to the church or 
The nsnlt of 

To Ui* Laguf of Dr. Ktwnisn, btiai 
Has b«ii tMrd, by special donsl 

By SB appUutlDn al & put of ILs u 

And by lbs inaUlmeDU rttnmed Id 

AsMoat «( lu 

■d capital ... 

. 1*«0 


With this sum of £1950, twenty charchM 
iBve been assisted by loan without interest. 
Old Hiat amoimt q/ iMI paid off. The in- 
stalments have been regularly paid at l^y- 
day and Hichnelmaa without a single 
exception, and the amount rectiiable from 
instalments at each of ^ose periods is now 
£%bt that sum will be increased at each 
returning half-yenr, by the return from ffatoM 
loans ; and will, at erery period, be lent to 
tha ehurch then standing 6rst upon the list of 
npprored applications. The amount of 
annual subscriptiins ii in like manner dis- 
posed of. Thus Sir. by lending money to 
the neceesitDus a fermimtnt fund has been 
created, and is accumii latin); ; it is invested, 
not in public securities to lie idle, nor for a 
solitary purpose, it is spread and treasured 
throughout the kingdom. It Urst pays off 
long-standing and oppresuva debt, and ill 
return into stocks is secured by the Toluntsry 
undertaking of respectable men, legally 
bound, to gnarantee a repnmenl at the time, 
and in the manner specifled in the engage- 
ment. The borrowers of tha money, Mie 
church, who ptevioualy had been compelled 
to raise and annually to payfiie pet cent, for 
tattreil, without liwening their ohligalions 
fcr the principal, are f^eed from thatincubus, 
and now are encouraged cheerftilly to eiert 
themselfcs to raise double the amount undo 
the animating certainty that in ten years their 
anxietiea will cloae with the annihilation of 



This plnin itatemciit of a re;;ulai proceas, 
producing a certain and beneRcial resull, doea 
not requiie Bn;r eiplanalioQ oi ccnnnient ; 
it eiidencM that «bst«rer aum i) ginm to 
Uie Baptut Building Fund, if not ipent, and 
cannot cease ita operation ; on the contiaij, 
it Cnt paji off a debt bearing inteieit, and 
then it half-jeaTlj iacreaus a pertaanent fund 
in perpetual ciTculatiDii, irMch fond, with 
tbe exception, ptrhapi, of aome triSing de- 
fiilcation, will be in Tjgoroui and exteniive 
operation go long aa there ahall be one bap- 
tiat church in need of the oniatancB it ii 
intended to render. Such a termination of 
the labour of the iociety , or n want of proper 
redpientj of it« bount)', the moat timid need 
not UM as reaaou for withholding their aid, 
- - ■■ has »aid, *' the 

eteiy member o^ our denominaUon, accord- 
ing to hia Bbilitj, to gin one danatton of 
one or on; number of ponada, to thia aaarad 
inTcatment for the promotion of the public 
Tonhip of Qod, that one donalitm, once, 
and aniy onet given, would render the 
recourcea ofthe Baptiit Loan Fund, adequate 
to pa7 off at i»ice ill the eiiittng driit with- 
out reducing the capital invested in thia joint 
ttock bank, and alao (aa that capital reToIved 
irithoat reduction) to aaaiit in the future 
McdiOD and repair of chapela and achool- 
rooms, diTesled ofthe coat and oonaequencea, 
and ftee {tora Ihe hazard of moitgagea, 
created and suffered to aeeore intereeL And 
be it obaerred, that ao long aa the payment 
of the inlereet exiita, ,it auuredtf wei^ 
down the laboiioua and 'deMttlag pMlon of 
Mit eborcbei^ beeaoae the continual and hope- 
Itai pto?MoD for tbe oiunial paTment of 
Intarat, diaconngee and eripplM the exertiona 
of the poor memben to proTide foe their 
miniiter. He niilbca, not from their want of 
aSiwtion, but throuj^ their inalulitf . Thia 
thoold afford a mottra MiCGdentl; operalire 
to remore the cauaa, and abate the preaaure 
upon thoae who cannot complain. 

Mnj thia repreaentatiaD, Sir, nroTe an ap- 
peal auffidently araillng to mdnce aome 
mambera of our denomination to become 
depoaitora in thia peculinr fund, which, like 
" the widow'a cruie," ampljr aappliea without 
aibau*tioii,Bnd carriea a blening to the giver 
with tbe gift. The buaineae of the aodetj ii 
conducted with Ter; little expenae, all aervicee 
are gratnilooa, except thoae of the collector : 
no poundage ia paid upon donations. And 
if the fund were increaaed tnentj' thousand 
fold it woald not make any material differ- 
ence ia the coat of management. Donatiana 
br draft on London bankers, crossed Bank of 
England, or post office orders payable at 
Limehonae, will be thankfully received b; 
the committaa, the secretary, Mr. John 
*!Htiy, Victaria Tenace, Onuige Boad, 

Bomondseyj or by the tKMuro', at Union 
Dock, Limehonae. 

1 am, dear Sir, 

Sincerely yours, 
JosETH FutTcaui, TrtatartT. 
Dteemb«r 30, 1818. 

To Ihe Editor <if Iht BapHit Magtmne. 

Mt dub Sia,— a moat cheering event 
hns recently transpired in Oriasa, which should 
he known throughout the world, and I hare 
much pleasure in communicating it for the 
informntion of your numeroua renders. In 
the district of Goomsur, inhabited by llie 
Khunda, the practice of in&nt aacriEce for 
the promotion of the f^ility of the aoil is 
very prevulenl. Tbe philanthropy of tbe 
British government ia vigarously hunting to 
death thia monater cruelty, and we have now 
to record the rescue of more than b hundred 
victims, and provision made for their aupport 
and education under the watchful eye of the 
miasianariea at Cuttack and Berhampore. 
The Rev. W. Miller thua retem to the sub- 
ject :— 

" You and nil our ft-iends in England will 
rejoice to leam that one hundred Mcriah vic- 
tima have been rescued from the Khunda, 
and are to be placed in the orphan asylums 
of Cuttack and Berhampore. Indeed the 
Berhampore brethren have already received 
tleir portion, Thoae for Cuttack wiU be 
detained until the cold season, when the 
roada will be in a fit alate far travelling. 
The government haa generously offered two 
rupees and three quarters per month for 
ench for their support, and something to assist 
them on entering into life." 

The Rev. W. Bailey, of Barhiunpwe, 
under date October 3, IB18, gives a very in- 
terciling account of the srriial of " the prey 
taken from the mighty, and the delivenmco 
of the nnhnppT captives." He says, 

"On Anguat 17 we received from the a;enta 
far the suppressing of the Meriah in Ooomsur 
Bfly-one children, namely twenty-five Iwya 
and twenty-six girU. The agents were very 
anxioua to establish schools on the hoiden of 
the Khund country, and have the children 
trained nnder their own care ; hence various 
plans wen recommended to the government, 
but nans of them obtained their appnriialion. 
At length it wo* propoaed that the youi^er 
children should be given over to the OrSsa 
roissionarica, and that the government should 
bear the expense of maintenance and ednoa- 
tion. To this the government essenled, and 
the agenli despatched as soon as poauble tbe children, all under twelve years of 
Bge, with the undentanding that they wotdd 
send us more ifwewiahed. These chililren 
wero all appointed for sacrifice, and would In 
thM( turn, M they were bttened, have bean 



nil to fieeta alife hj the cruel Kbundi, had 
tlicj anl been rMrucd bj n bumane govern- 
■MnL It u iRj sflcctiDg to hear Iha boji 
lalk of tbe waj id which tbeir cruel parenU 
•dM then to tbia batbarou* lace, 1 inlsod 
at HOW fblote time to write wme of Ihdi 
hulariea, aa I think a brief acMunt might b 
intmating to oat fticnd*. I aball not aoo 
tvgct the day on wbidi tbe; came. Some c 
tliai Tcre jerj waak, asd moat of tbei 
raa poorir clail. Hmj were all placed i 
1 ream, and their namae ware ntlal oiei b. 
thb pmon who brcmght Ifaea, prior to their 
being deliToed to our charge. Ona aame 
tflH anotlier of tbe boia wu calltd oicr, and 
U leagtta tbe name of Dana wai cnlltd, and 
• toy namal Philip, who hai been with ua 
•bout fire jearw, clapped hia hands, and »- 
•Ijlnied with J07 and lurprise, " Daaia, Duis, 
llal ii mj littl* brotbei 1" and he raii to him 
•itfa all baslB Bud embraced him. 1 nid to 
hjn. " How do jmi knew that ho ia jour 
brotlHT?" He relied. " Oh I I do know. 
I aai mm Daaia ii inj brothii ; I well rC' 
B«mbm tbs ^J when he waa aold, but now 
1 Ke him again I" Philip toon publiahed the 
ti>lin(a all around, that bia " brother who waa 
kat, waa found apun." He waa lo delighted 
tn mme hours, that be could acarcely con- 
Ian himaalf. I waa reminded of the touch- 
ing acene when Joaeph and hia brethren met. 
Tao or thie* inatancai of thia kind bate 
occurred bcfbre is tbe biator; of the OrisB 
DiHDn. I fee[ Tor; thankliil that theae 
diiidtRi baits bean entniatcd to onr care. 
Uanj of tbem I tniat will become piona and 
■Kfal to tlwir drgiaded coanlrrmen. Two 
Khund boja who were tnined here, are now 
—"""Tg important litualioTU in Goonuur, 
■1 that wa bBTa reaaon to hope tbat great 
(Md maj rcKiU ftom our eBotta. Our highlj' 
eftetOMd fiieDd, J, P. P. Eig, ia now itudj- 
>ig the Kband laogunge, and haa alnady 
Bade eotwdcrable pmgreaa, an that " the 
aandenr* on the mountaina" will be able are 
laog lo lead '* the icripluna which are able 
' , wjae unto Bl'ation." 

»nn^ aecount, we are 
he British career 
Oh. if thus aU 
ihinti, bow would the gloiy of our countrj 
ind of our eoinlDon Chriatianitj bare been 
pnraoted 1 Compared with aucb real giorj, 

* Ikt kuiiAa Ikil ■ rwaar nap* an waada I" 
Yom helper in Chriit, 
Barfaa-on-TVrMf, JaiUM Peaai. 

Jamwry IS, lU). 

IT out of tbe thouaanda 

of our Sundaj Kholan being conierted ondei 
the public means of grace ia deepl; afiMing, 
and ought to raiae in the mindi of paatora 
at well aa teachera the inquiry, What ia lha 
CBUae? Haring been iniimatelj connected 
with Sunda; acbooti mora than half a c«ntui7, 
I hale aean rer; man; Inatareea in which the 
Ibmiliar addrcaara of the teacher or Hiperin- 
Undent hare been the meant, under the diTine 
bleating, of producing a ming change; but 
rerj few initancea hare oune to mj' know- 
ledge, in whidi the attendance on public 
wotihlp hat appeared to be productiie of 
benefit, end I think we are indebted lo Mra. 
Dafidt for tuTing drawn the attenllDn of our 
church et to the subject. 

But jtm readers should be made aware 
tbat Mn. Davids bat not laid down her pm- 
poaition to the extent represented bj Dr. 
Horiaon in the quotation jou hare mode- 
She refen to the eider and better instructed 
children under the new lystem, aa to be found 
in the general congregalion, and it it clear 
tbat hN wiah ia, that separate teriicea ^alt 
be prorided far only the younger of the chil- 
dren, whether in Sundajachool* or in famiiiea. 
Tbe Rer. Samuel Martin, whose practical 
acquaintance wilb tbe working of Sunday 
schools, at well as hit deep interest in tbs 
joung, entitle his opinion to great we^ht, 
makes the tame diitmction. In a paper read 
bj him at the meeting of the Congreigational 
Union at Leicesler, he says, " It is deailable 
that separate religtout teriicea sbould be con- 
ducted for all children whoae iDtelleetual and 
moral capacity is conaidetahly below Iha 
powaia of the adult, and whoae Condition and 
circumttancei inToIre strong conlraila with 
the circumstances of the adult. The preach- 
ing wbicb ia adapted lo the adnit cannot be 
tnppoeed to mit tbe Oae of the cbild. Both 
wotahip and preaching, at adminiiteri'd in our 
ordinary public teiricn, contemplate mainly, 
if not eicluai«eiy, the itate of (he adult." I 
would copy the whole of thia section of Mr. 
Martin's addrea, for the whole ia excellent, 
but that I hope tboee who deaire to form ■ 
correct judgment will nad it before they 

Erery one ii aware tbat the talanta of out 
mlniaten miy exceedingly. Some have a 
simplicity of style and an enpging mode of 
addreta, which render tbeir conrersBtlan and 
their preaching interetting to the young, to 
Bome eTen when lery young; while olhcrt 
cannot eondeacend to childtcn — eren when 
they attempt it tbey fail — the wordt tliey em- 
ploy are of a claaa to which the children can 
attach no idea, and their illuatntiona are by 
objects unknown lo children. Then it ia not 
only tha alyle of tbe sermon, but tlie length 
of the aariice, whlcb reodera it irksome and 
repulsiie. Take for inatance, a senlee where 
tbe prayer is of twenty oiinutea duration, and 


minutc^tbew hole 'et * iceoecup} ing/>rdinaiJly , 


two hour* and ■ qnarter 1 ind let lu Hk eur- 
•el>«i, muit not ueh a conHnsment produce 
lepugnnnce in thechildran in wboM mindawe 
deeire to produce an attacbment to our public 

I cannot help hoping that if the 
of the quntion (hould not at prnent lead to 
an amingeiDiint for separate aenicca, which 
probablj it maj not. thoagh I ptnuade my- 
aalf that will be the ultimata effect, it will 
produce an effect on our lervicei, bj Mmplieilr 
being mora atudied, and the time occupied 
being, in lome initancBi, reitrictad, which I 
BID certain will tend to the jpiritual improve- 
ment of the adiilla, ai well ai the comfort of 
the children. 

1 parfectlj (gree in ■ Mggeation made by 
Mr. Hartin, that were a lepuala MrnBe es- 
taUiahed, it thould , if practicable, be condaeted 
la a building dtMlnet tkom the school, and 
aet apart for that particular olqect. "A chil- 
dren^ cbapel," loggeati the idea of a place for 
public WQiahip, and thus laji the foundation 
of the habit of aUeadiug public Christian 


S. ISi9. W. B. G. 

To tht Editor nflht BaplUI Magatiae. 

SlB,— Tbe remarks of Dr. Horiton in ^onr 
Isal, on the SMsy of Mn. Davids, appear to 
be jun. When, in mj last ohai^, 1 oeca- 
sionsltj eiamined the children on the aermon 
I preached in the nmming ; Che ccngre)(Btion 
was diimined, none remaining along with me 
but the jDung people and thdr teacher*. At 
other tima* the teachers alio eiamined the 
children in a limilBr manner. At all m; 
leading idsM were readily recollected by the 
children, these examinations excited conaider- 
■ble interest, and induced the little folki to 
give attention wheo I was preaching. As thi 
•abbath school hare is lupeiinlendad not onl; 
by baptists, but also by Wcaleyana and 
Primitircs, I have not the same opportunities 
oF questioning. Tbe scholaia attending 
bible clasi are duly ialerrogated respecting 
the lennons they hear ; I sonielimei dtaire 
the boystoeiamine tbe girls, and the girls the 
boys, on my lectures and snmont. It is not 
difficult to render the public serrieea intereat- 
ing to tbe youngest as well ss to the otdcat 
the Umbs must not be orerlooked. W< 
ministers must nerer fhiget the divine injunc- 
tion, *' Feed my lambe," 

I icMmmend my brethren who anteactun, 
not only to read treatises on the subject of 
teaching, but what is of more importance, to 
visit other sdioola. A few yean ago 1 tislcd 
a laggad school in Aberdeen— can any good 
come out of Nsiareth?— fiom the pupils of 
that school I learned seieral lessons. Hi 
entered the scbool-ioom, I waa desired b. 
•chool-mistress to addrw the ehildrsn, I did 

I, and my address bang ended, lbs teacher 
looking to the girls, inqaired, " Who put the 
iieationat" Six or eight giris rose and replied. 
We put the question! (" the other pupils 
it during the exammation. The former 
Ltmined the latter on the ubject of my 
speech, and did the work mudi belta than I 
oould hate done. This exercise oier, the 
Itacher aiked, "Will any girl report Mr. 
Hobertion'a speed) aa nearly as possible in 
his IsngUBge?" A girl rose and almost re- 
peated my ipeecb Terbatim. Tha Mean. 
Chambers of Edinburgh TisiCed this school a 
' months after, and hating seen much more 
n I had seen, Ihey inserted in their Journal 
Earning article respecting the Aberdeen 
ragged school. And these scholan weee taken 
" "le streets, many of them were orphana. 
e being leeeired into the House of In- 
duitry, most hardly knew what it was to 
sleep in a bed ; carta, wheelbnrrowa, sheds, 
and outhouses, being their usual dormiloiica 
at all seasons of the year. One may receive 
more uietiil hints from such a school, than 
tram all the treatises and eHSys that have 
been publiihed on education. 

As eatholica, Puseyile^ and othos are 
straining every nerve to secure the young, 
are we not ailed upon as diventen to use 
our greatest efforts to bring our youth, not to 
priests, but to Christ — not to a church of dead 
forms, but to churches in which they will be 
invited to make choice of God m the guide of 
their youth P Let our young people be told, 
that when God has any great work to perform 
he very Irequently employs the young; Satan 
too employs the young aa his agents, whit 
good — what evil — have the young not done I 
If the agents of Ciod — ditfusing tight and lova, 
and the knowledge of salvation. If the ser- 
vants of Satan— like the ikbled Upas ttve, 
difikiiing death and destruction all around. 

Todd, of America, frequently piwehes to 
the young— has aeparate servicr*. His ex- 
ample is worthy of imitation. But whethM 
we are to have separate services or not, never, 
never let ui think of vrithdrawing tbe yauogest 
of the young fhnn the house of God. 

John RoBtBtsox. 
MiddUlim TntdaU, Jan. 1 1, 1849. 

7b iht Editor nf the Baptitl MoffOMmt. 

Mr DEia Sib, — I have read with much 
saUsfaetioD the extract tnm the Evangelioal 
Magaiine contained in your last number. 
The question of separate services for children 
I must regard as a very important one; feel- 
ing convinced that Uie plan, if adnpiad 
(enanlly, will operale injnrmusly, 1 shall be 
obliged by an opportonitj of staUng mj views 
an the subject. 

The following are some of my Kaaons^fbr 
being desirous that our schools and the chil- 
dren of our families should continue to have 
a plana in our Lord's day congregations: 
I. The law which makes it oUigMosy a« 



adiitli to mtteid the public lerricea of the 
abbith, oagtit to be regarded a rendering it 
ngiiill]' obligiitDi7 on tbnn to csiua their 
(iiildnn to attend. We come together nn 
thit dsj for the eurciae* of pnjer, praiw, 
and the itudy of the von) of Ood, becBUH 
wt beiiere it oar dot; to do bo; that dot}- 
beini indicated bj the nature of our reUtionB 
to God, Iba injunetiona of acriptare, and the 
ptBTtiee of the earlr Chriiliana. But our 
children's relaliona to God are limilar to our 
D«a,aDdtbe preoepli and practice of [nspired 
men were intended to influence their ha' " 
DO IcB than our own. When God requ 
bi* oenturea to ctijpige in the perfannanci 
an; dotj he Tirtually reqoina those to whom 
is eHnmittefl the detenninBtion of their pro- 
ccedingB to bdlitate their doing so. For tu 
to adopt mruurea which shall hare the effect 
of necaaitAting a Delect of tuch dutj, ia not 
Dfllj to bit to co-operate with God, it ii to 
pile* mr authoiitj in oppoaition to his. To 
thi* statement of the case I can imagine the 
Mloving leplj; "What God in all cmea de- 
Bianda k inteUigeni seniee ; from inabililj to 
Oaderatand the language emplored in our 
€Hdinarj sabbath serricei, the children can- 
not Tender it, and therefore their obligatian 
to attend, and ours to enforce their atlend- 
aiice,nEGeaBril7 ceases." Bat, Sir, I venture 
to asKTt that if it be true that the language 
of our pulpits is generally unintelligible to 
the ehildrtn in our »chools, it muit be aadtj 
wanting in adaptation to the great uiajoritj 
of our adutt hearers, and that it ia high time 
thai «a should cease thus to "darken counsel 
br words without knowledge." The utmnst 
"ptainaen of speech" is compatible with the 
gnatcat richneaa and Tarietji of thought, and 
if ttitntiai to the pnp»r and profilablt con- 
4mel a/ our onUiuiTii Ttligiom utvieei. Sup- 
posing, then, the aliegation to be true, what 
ia needed ia not " children's chapels," hut 
that our ministen, in order to make then>- 
srira undentood alike b; children and bjr 
tbeir heaien generallj, should set themielrn 
at one* and diligently to the itudy and 
tice of the "science of aimplicitj." Lt 
this be attained, and the institution of 
rale aefricea would involve an unnectoarj, 
and of couiK, because unnecessarj, most ur 
desirable and injnrioui multiplication of me 

3. The regular attendance of children o 
our aahbatli services is calculated to confer 
nrielf of important incidental benefits, nan 
of which could be ao well secuted by eaj 
other means. As among these I may men- 
tion, Erst, the exerdae of earl; self-discipline. 
The eommunicBlion of infcnmation is un- 
questionablf of great importance, but of still 
greater ia the diacipline iif the mind; the 
latter is education, the f irmsr can scarcely 
ba so called. Now, providing it were poaaible 
tor a child to attend regulaily our sabbath 
asrvieaa fraa four yean i^ age (ill aaYcn, and 

be trained to habits of decorum and alteo- 
in in the house of God without receiving 
y direct benefit from the miniatrv, that 
attendance could not &il to iniolie the em- 
ployment of m«t salutary self-discipline. His 
atailily to observe ruleo, to repress for a season 
his animal spirits, and in some degree to 
fix bia attention, would be devcioped and 
strengthened, and thus he would become 
posieBed of the means of subsequent and 
life-long improrement. But,second,the AsAif 
of attending divine woiship on Lord^ days 
will thus be originated. Who will not admit 
(he importance of this habit, and especially 
on the part of those classes that will ba 
■hortly, to a great extent, composed of the 
children now in our Sunday-schoo' - ■ - -■ 

but be secured, and oi 

will ni 


happy to an unprecedented extent j to en- 
deavour to create it ia aurely one of the duties 
of parents and teachers. When can it be 
formed so easily aa during the season of early, 
pliant childhood ? But, third, by thia practice 
there may be secured the co-operation of 
Diiniaters and teadiers in Ihe work of impart- 
ing inbrmatioR, forming virtuous habits, and 
creating religious impiesuona Only let a 
teacher duly appreciate the preaching of the 
gospel himself, occasionally examine his chil- 
dren on what they have hatrd froiti the pulpit, 
and accustom tliem to ask him for eiplans-' 
lions of any part of the sermon m which they 
felt some interest, hut which (he; did not 
full; understand, and the preaching would 
undoubtedly become, at the same time, a 
yeliiele of interesting and imporfcint informa- 
tion, and an eff«:tu»l meant of education. 
Uften will it lall out that (he mmle(er will 
relate some circumstance, or make some ap- 
peal peculiarly adapted to the character or 
present circumstances of certain of the chil- 
dren, often too will he explain a text or 
enforce a duty about which the teacher hal 
been recently conteraing with them; then is 
the lime tor the intelligent and devoted 
teacher by the pretiure of the hand, or the 
signiBcant glance of the eye, to arouse the 
attention and awaken the interat of his 
children; such co-operation could not but do 
good. Let me add that I here write of what 
I have known to he repeatedly done, and ia 
many caaei with the happiest results. 

i. The presence of children in the houw 
of God supplies the miniater with material on 
which he may hope to operate mote succesa- 
fully than on sny other; to thia reason for 
their attendance I attach the utmost possible 
importance; of its existence I imagine no 
doubt can he entenained ; on the compa- 
ratively unsophislicated minds of children ths 
strong and graphic slateoients of scripture 
cannot fail to exert a peculinrly powerlul in- 
fluence. On their susceptible hearts iu 
affecting namtires, and simple, touching np- 
pMls, cannot but make some iropresaion and 



« deeper odd tbui is made on othen; " who- 
•oerer," Enid the Saikur, " iholl nol receite 
the kingdbm of God m b littJe child, ahall 
rot enter therein." WhenTer tbe gcapd ii 
preached in utDplidI;, proofi tie not wanting 
of the propiictf and broe of Ihii alluiion; 
■herein lo pTHiched, childicn are 


1 b; it; thej K 

of a limple, uuqueitianing &ith, 
and man conipletelj than bdj othen (uhmit 
to iti contnil. Of the correctncai of thi* 
itBleinent countlen illuitrationi might be 
luppHed. I hiTe ROW on m; memoij tbe 
ea«e of a little girl who died at tbe nge of 
til jrean and a half, lesTing unequiiool 
eiidence of lincete pieljr, whose fini impree- 
iioni were produced b; a termon from '' ~ 
text, ■' Feai not. Utile Sock," Stc The 
perience of a dear boj slgo occun to me, w 
at the ige of eight detcribed bin being firat 
made acquainted with tbe way of nlTation 
under a tennaii preached (I think) ' 
text, *' B; hia Hripei je are healed 
haps I DUj be pardoned if, in Anther eon- 
f rmallon of the above Kntiment 1 adduce 
the bet, Ihflt, during the nine jreera of my 
connexion with the church of which I am 
uow paMor, it haa been my privijrge to re- 
ceive into iu fellowihip no lewer than aiitj 
individuala who,al tbe time of their admiioion, 
were pupils in the Sundaj Khool. Of then 
•ome aacribe their convervon, under Ood, to 
the initruclion of their teacheri; manj to the 
public preaching of the gospel; and ume to 
the conjoint eflbrti of preecber and teacher. 
That there have not l>een more cute of de- 
linquency among theie ilxty than would 
probably have occurred among an equal 
number of peraoni d1 matunir yean, may 
be inferred from the &ct that, after all de- 
duction* arieing from removal! and death, 
fiity of them are itill in communion with ut. 
Many of my brethren could, I doubt not, 
■upply much mora Uriking Ihcta illuttntire 
of the Inith, that it ii to the very young tbe 
Holy Spirit moat frequently randen the 
preaching of the goipel eHwtual. But, Sir, 
I will not detain you longer, only let me ny 
that there an few thingi 1 mora deprecate 
than the remoml of the children of onr 
tchooli and familiea from that ministerial 
influence which hai already pntrd highly 
beneficial, and the eietciie of which con- 
MitDlei one of the beet groundi of hope in 
rebtkm to the viitue and piety of the nie- 
ceeding generationt. So br aa my own 
eongrrgation ia conconed, I would not cod- 
■ent to occupy my place in the pulpit except 
children, at well ai adalla, were both allowed 
and aoEouraged to take tbein in the pev, 
I am, my dear Sir, 

Youn very fiuihfnlly, 


DalttQlu Jannarg, lt49. 

Our corretpondenfa are particularly t^ 
qnevted nol to addreta their future commuuK 
cationa lo the editor at Acton Place, at ha 
expects to have removed before they recedta 
ibii inlimatioD, to 11, Smith Street, Chelii*. 
Thit will be now the mut coDi>enient pltca 
to which to tend letlen or other trticlea 
tranunitled by pott; though Ihete, it well at 
ttrger parceli, will be duly forwarded to him 
if left at 6i, Fateinotfar Row, 

lulelligence ha> jnit been received from 
Jamaica of the death of Hr, Edward Knibb 
of Falmouth, brolher of the late William 
Knibb, and an active promoter of the nuns 
intemli lo which ha devoted hit life. Hr. 
K. Knibb, two of whoHi children had recently 
died of a fever which had prottrated otheta 
of the family alto, wat attacked t>y the 
diteaaa on the fourth of December, and on 
the tenth expired. 

It will afibrd our readen pleamre, to learn 
that a tketeh oft he eventful lifeoflhe late Rev. 
Thomaa Burchell of Montoo Bay. wbicfa 
hit brother, the Rev. W. F. ButcheU of 
Rochdale hat long been buuly engaged iu 
writing, it now nearly completed. The 
biographer infbnna ut that he eipectt that it 
will be rcndy for delivery by the clote of 
March, and that he hopea that the price will 
not exceed four thilliiga and tixpence. 

We never felt it to neceaaaiy at at the 
preient time to invoke the patience of authora 
and pnbliihen in reference to onr review 
department. In tpite of our exertiont to 
prevent II, arrean have iccumulated to a 
dirtremng extent. Among many booki no- 
ice of which hat been delayed, are tome on 
vhich we had fiilly hoped to have reported 
n our preient number, but adiich, at the 
:laie of the month, we fhund it neceaury to 
potlpone. There ia one, which it may be 
deairable to mention, of which we hare not 
been able aa yet to read a aingle page, and 
which relates to a aubjecl on which we thould 
not think it proper lo write anything without 
>re and deliberation. We refer to a 
of five hundred and (brty pHgee, to 
the prepBrstion of which our friend Mr. 
Hinlon hat recently devoted much time and 
attention, entitled, ■■ Atbanuia : or Four 
Booki on Immortality." It conatati of "a 
review of aeverel pabliatlont which have 
ittued fkvm the prcet within the Itat fifteen 
yean, «o Itar aa they nflect and impugn the 
doctrineofman'a natumi immortality." Tha 
writen to whrnn Mr, Hinton npliee are, ■■ A 
Clergyman of the Church of England"— the 
Ra», H. H. Dobney— the Rev. E. While— 
the Rev. O. Slom — and the anlhor of an 
ananymeut tract eonlaining the tubatance of 
Ave laduret delivered at Briato). Appended 
it a ivprint of Ur. Hinton'a recent pamphlet 
entitled, " Wfco will Lita tt Eiar r 




Kandy, s representation of vhicb we have gi»eii this month, as most of oat 
leaders are aware, is the capital of that which was called till of Inte " the kingdom 
of Kandy," beinj the portion of the island of Ceylon which was governed by analivc 
king till the year 1815, the rwt of the island having been under Btitisli rule torn 
1796. The town of Kandy lUnds at theheadof an exteomfe valley in the midst of 
wooded htils and mountains, and is more regularly built than moat Indian lowiu. 
The palace is a square of great extent, built of a kind of cement perfectly while, 
with stone gateways. The temples of Bhudda are nuinenms, and that of Hsl^in* 
is the most venerated of any in the country, in consequence of its contiining, 
what is considered a precious relic, as genuine a relic as msny which the cliuwh 
of Borne presents to its votaries, " the tooth of Bhudda." 

The missionary station at Kandy in connexion with this Bociety, wu fomwd in 
1841, a printing press forming part of it; nod the efforU of the roissionaties have 
been greatly blessed among the Kandians, who are a distinct race from the Sing- 
halese, who form the principal population of the r«malnder of the island. 

The encouraging state of things at the present thne our teaden will leam fwm 
the letter of Mt. AUeo in page 121. 


A Icttai hu been tec«if«d from Mr. Tbohm, dated th« Tth of NoTNiber, in 
which, after slating that Mr. and Mrs. Lewis have left fin a season, having gone 
on the ri»er in company with Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, the health of both, but par- 
ticularly that of Mrs. Lewis, having suffered a great deal, as well as that of Mr. 
Morgan, ha tay>, " I hope both &mllics will derive roach and Usting benefit from 
the change and relaxation they are now enjoying. 

" You w!Q be pleased to hear that brother Leslie baptized four penona last 
sabbath day ; at the same time two were baptized in the native chapel in Kahnp, 
and one in InuUy. Thus at three places the aacred rite was administered on the 
first sabbath of the month. I hope we shall 9oon have to report other additions to 
one 01 othet of our ohuiohg*." 


As the name of this place has not occurred lately in tlie Herald, it may be 
desirable to inform our readers that it ia a military station about eight miles north- 
west of CalcutU, and ton north-east of Seramporo, in which a church was fonned 
at an eeriy period of the mission, which has consisted of soldiers and their wivei. 
Though many have been the sut^eots of decided conversion, the number of which 
the church has at any time consisted has not been large, its raemben being 
Mattered, with tfanr regiments, throughout India, where many of them have borne 
a pleasing testimony to the truth and power of religion. 

Mr. Liwis, under date Calcutta, Bih November, says : — 

I had (he pleaiure ia July lut of biptiiing I aSinxled good reaion to bope that thej «0e 
three Eoropean nldien at Data Dam, The; I Imdites udeed. The; are all now reDond 


from the •tation, bat 1 triul Ihil wfacnTcr 
iliFj go ihfy will mai&UJa Ihair proFatgioD. 
inJ thiDc n (be ligbu at the wurld. Tbe 
EuiioB at Dum Dum i> id many mpecli bd 
ia^fmtiDg on*. Jhtue who ara added id ths 
drardi Ihera an nldom permilted lo ramain 
long, but ace dralird off in nhoiu diiaclionij 
ud tbougfa ths ehorch h never large, I be- 
bn bowcvtr tbat many of Ood'i people in 
Ike nriooa nilitarj -^-^ — — '-^- 

ber Dnm Dum »iib afleeiionaW inlOMt m 
ifae piece in wbich they eapariaooed iha ta- 
newing grace of God. 

We are, ai a rimil]', Ln better bealtb than 
bu been aRbrdcd to lu during the laic kw 
moDtfai. We are Ihii daj emDg lot a littM 
cbanRDruroalheriTer. We vat that, bjr 
the bleeeing o! God, we ebaU eoma Uek qnila 

lo ft letter from Mr. Thommon be states : — 

From Ibe miilille of Match (not including 
(be EiiTK of mv jaamay Id Munlwir) lo tlie 
Urn! of tny Uiing ill m tbe middla of tbi> 
BooUi, I hBTe duly viaited llw people in a 
prmeipt] Unci of the oily, with tbe word of 
God, and addrvned «nia 1300 of ihem, read- 
iBi oBt of the icriptnre* and (reda, one to 
ihrtc ehaptara of tbe forowr and the eame 
nnoibcf of the laltar eutedly ; and haTS given 
to ippltcaoU nogla goapeli or tncU, and in 
(By rare cam larger portioiii of tbe icrip- 
taru. Tbe Iliodu pupil* of tbe ChiietiaD 
tcbod ha>e been large applicanu for oar 
L'lda gmpeli, and on one ooceeion the £u- 
repeen Dealer applied to me fbradoien of eaoh 
«f tbegoapdibrnie Urdnelau, TheChtiiiiaD 

'-{* bare been attended toby ' 

j__ — j^y 1^^ indiapi 

twenty or mon, aativei and 

European!, including the m em b e ii. Iwve at- 
teoded each laaian of itoi^ip, either at the 
ebapel or at my boon ; while in tbe DnM> 
men' linn lonu eight or ten h»fa attaadad 
DDce a week. Tbe reiull of all the laboun 
bu heiD unie fire applicaliaoa to tinita wiib 
u< on the canditien ot being wpforted in idle- 
De«. The pertiea ebowed no inelinatiiai te 
eiuaine for tbemMlrae tbe evideneea of oar 
hiib, alibougb three of Ibem were Tory welt 
aUe to reed, and ooe man had read oar boob 
for lome yeen. We mmt wait for tboae who 
■how an impreuion of divine truth on their 
minde, and of a more diiintereitad chBraoler, 
and till iuob ahall anily fiir edmiwion we 
muu labour in hope, m tnoti dinribaled 
•motini to about 2638, and the tcriptone le 
about 375. 


Mr. Smith tsommencet Lie lettet by & tefeience to fata last, wfaich ma printed in 
(be October Hentld, and pioceeda with an accotmt of tbe pTesest atate of tbings 
U this station. 

Since my leM arery thing bai gone on 
lalerably well with oi. lie two men I 
■CBtiooed aa having left ui, ba*a both re- 
totned ; ooe bat been ra^dmiiied to chur^ 
fcOewebih end tbe other it very regular in 
U> attendenca on all tbe meani of grace, eo 
that we b«« MOD to Me htm fdoMatedinlbe 
chereh. Their geit« >»ay wat 

pactol, and had a die ' 

all, a> we had never < 
tbe ainoerity, e^cdally 
tern njmea in their repenunoa, and feel en- 
foenyed in our work { ih* ned aoivD ii not 
thrown away ; althoDgh it may produce no 
prewet liAble eflccti, it ihill eocompliib 
lUl wbereunlo it it lent. One of the abore 
MBtioeed iodividnali tried all meanitofbake 
off Chrietianiiyud forget what he had heard, 
bal b eaie. The niore he urove lo obliterate 
Ui eeavietioae, the deeper ibey becatne, aikd 

he conld find no ie«t lo his mqI imlil be bed 
returned to Ibe Lord with weeping and sup- 
plicelion. I helieea hii repentance ia genu- 
ine, end be now eppean to be growing in 
a and in that knowledp whicb maketh 
I unto leWBtion. Hia wife alio, who was 
mean* of taking him away, and ihrettcned 
eelfnlettructian if be did not leave oi, ha* 

regnjar altenden at the chapel and prayer- 
meetinga. The lion hai truly bccooM a lamb. 
Wbo ooutd hope that ihii violent opponent of 
' truth ibould ever have become iu udmirerF 
Tw* perwni (opifnd. 
)n Monday, ihe 4th Auguat, I had tbe 

Eleaeore of bapiiiing one of our lervanti. an 
yii, by Irirlb an Afntan. She bu, I hav 



«iig*g«d in pnjer, ind W walk ii 

wo thu *a liopB *Iu mij be nwrul among out 

for women. Oa Sunday, tb« lit oF Oclober, 
baptiied inDther, in old man i cQiiTen 
from Hiaduiim ; an inqiiiier for soma time, 
be hu becoms proverbial tiDODgat m for 
umpliaily aad itraightlbrwirtlneis. I have 
«T«r; TMMHi to believe bim trul* a oliui^ 
eh4r«c(er, a dneipla of tlie meek and lo«l; 
Jcaui. At m; lut iatervie* with him before 
hit bapluni, oo booz aiked ai to Ibe ilate of 
bii mind, lie repiieJ, " I am very ignoraal 
•ad var; tiurul. but I believe Cbriil Jeaiu 
eama to mvs lacb." During the addnn at 
the wiler lide, be appeared mncb affeotod ; I 
nw be had repeatedly to wipe away Ibe fall- 
ing tear*. May the Lard keep iheu too 
Umbi i>r hii flock failbrnl la tlie end. We 
tek opoa Iham ai raloalda addiiioDi to our 
liUta band. Having Uability of charviter and 
■ pad deal that it aniabic ia a Cbritttan, 
fittj will draw otlMfa to Chriu, raihei than 
binder, aa tmay natira mnverti have done. 
My prayer ii that the Lord may preMrva lu 
Irom empty profeuon, and make tbe little 
church formed in ibii wUdemei* itaiDB on all 
around oi a» a garden, ibougb imatl, yet 
oonuiling of notbiog but fruiMr*, wilbout OM 
cnmbarcr of tbe grottad. 

A ntw labmrtr, 
Brotbrr WilKami iafornwd yon that I bad 
pn anolber labourer. Hi* name ii Mobao, 
n which bi* ebaracKr it not badly eipre*»ed. 
With a bleaiing on bii laboun, I tnut ha will 
be tbe mean* of drawing many from healben- 
itm to God. He i* one of the mut ualoui 
naiiva agenti I hare met niib, and I Ibink he 

t miiBM ea geonine piety. "'- -■■ '- 

Knowladf- ■■*- ■■— - — 

Hti advance i 


Urdn, in N&gri and Penian cha- 
laoien, with flueocy ; be ii alas getting on 
with Eoglith. Biace be joioed n* I have had 
the pleatvre of marrying bim to an eacellect 
young woman, brouebt np with tbe greatcal 
care by our friend Mn. lUed. Ftrfaapa (hi*, 
of all other*, i* the moit Tiluable adJition to 
our miaion. Wilb faer aaiitanca Hn. Smith 
ha* beea able to comcnetice a prater-meeting 
for lemalei only, and ao much interot ha* 
been taken in it by our poor women, that 
tliere t« •eldom on* abaeat, 

Ftmati cpKiiviiily iwpniMd, 
A new day haa, I trust, dawned on our 
female community — a vi^bta Improvement 
hai taken place, which augur* well for ifae 
fiiturB proapeeu of tbe Redeemer^ cant* 
amoont a claw of immortal beinga whote 
condition hu hitbertc appeared >lmo*t bope- 
Itaa. Sbe aiiiiti «1m id teaching tbe girla 
beloaiing to oar people, *o that nur female 
•chool ha* been provided for, and now all 
our ebildren era Mnitf tuitioD, Our boy*' 
*«lKia) conaiit* of tbotit lea *olwlan— we 

t reguli 

aeUng among llu heatiuB. 
pnachinE to tbe beaAea ht* been 
liar. Wo daily form two paitiea, 

inn for tbe more diatant villagea, 

ind tbe other on foot lor thoN near at band, 
and in Ihia roanoM during the lait three 
mnolba we have preached in npwardi oF 200 
vlllaee* to altenliVB crowdi, varying in num- 
ber from five to *i«y. There are nnmberl 
around nt almoat pcr*uaded to be Chriuian* ; 
aeveral bare atlemptod to iwu us, but have 
been induoed to poatpone tho importaot *tcp 
by the imporloniliea of their friend* and fimi- 



Caate ia however by this mean* being un- 
dermined, aaieveral men of high caate bava been 
received into their fioulies and former lociety 
again, nolwitfaitanding it* being well known 
tliat they bad ealen with Chriitiani, ao that 
many readily acknowledge that there ii ao 
caata mmaiaing in oar neigbbourbood ; and 
aeveral have refuied to eater into marriage 
eontracla with Eamilie* totally unconnected 
with a*, aimply beeauae they lived near to ua. 
A banyi who wai long conneolad with lu ha4 
been igain received into date, and at a msr- 
riage in tbe village cooked pari* fi)r aome 
buDdred* of tbe most reipactable uunind&ra 
in the neigbbouriag villaiea. Another indi- 
vidual, a brahman, after being with ua aankS 
lime, returned home, and i* now with hia 
family in caita. A ifaird, a rajput, beii^ 
atked in the public market if he had not eaten 
Chrtatiaua' food, replied, " Ye*, I fieaated with 
them on paria, and what of thai I" I give 
iheae example* to abow that link* in the moO' 
■Iniu* chain have been aevered, and tbal eaala 
i* not, at leait in odt ndgfabonrhood, what it 

Chriltian Villatt. 
Oar eervicei are better attended than evrr. 
A* the number of nominal Chriatiao midenn 
in oar village iaereasea, so doe* our ooi^regn- 
tion, far none are admilled except on eondi- 
lion of their nnooncing cute, sending their 
cbildien to achool, keeping the aabbaih, and 
atteading all our servicea. Our village coo- 
taini aboot filly inhabitant!, and tbete form 
our eongr«ali<HU for the most part, and this 
ia a most interesiiDg fetlure of our miition. 
In the midit of a number of villagea, when 
the Kinnd of the charch-goiug bell waa never 
heard, and the sabbath brought no tmile, no 
reat — oo that holy day, to tee men, women, 
and ohildren, ncaity dreued, wending their 
way to tbe bonae of God, to celebrate Us 
prai*e( and hear of that Saviour of whooi 
Mote* aod the prophet* spake— (requeaiTf 
drive* away gloomy doubts, ebeen our bearti, 
reminda u* of the nappy aaUwtbi of our own 



<liir IwhI, mai filtbg ui with hopa u to ihe 
fciBw, cDiliIu OS to go an oor way rejoicing. 
Yjt\j on Sandaj morain;! our peaplE Toeet 
far pnver. immedrilely atltr which ws have 
wniajF Hnrice- Again At one o'clock I bold 
u uM|>ir*n' meeting in (be form oF > bible 
dw: u (be nma time Idn. Smith hu tha 
fcmW prayer mcetiiig, aiiil in tba ereniog 
vehntMrrie* again 1 ihtt* om wbhtihi are 

wen employed; four meelingtleaTe ourpeopla 
lilile urns for worldlv convereation, ni tend 
lo improre tliem ia knowledge, liuriog the 
week we biie two prayer meeliop, one an 
Monday eieniDga, end the other on SallU- 
daja. beaidea ■ legular pnachiog oi 
dayi^ BDtl tha ramainin 
attend lamUy pnytr in 

Fiem two letlen from Hr. PumT m extnM Um feOoiriii; ptrtiealaii : — 

Jm 30t), 104B.— I retained home laat 
wBk efter an abaenee of nnrardi of three 
wttb. I Tiaited Bfcknipul, B&tbcriji, in 

You will rejoice with me 
tLil I bad'tbe awiafaelion of bapttiiBg Bye 
Ranrti at Sitberiji, During my lUy of 
Bttriy ten dayn, two or three Hohimniedtnt 
notoied B desire to embrKe Chriwianiw. 
I BBf» and pray that ere lonf> we ahall be 
taeo urag ed Ktemtly in onr wivk, by being 
Uoaed witli «a atmadent ncoeH lowaida the 
mih. Pr«T fior tu tfaet we may hiTe the 
inloeneM ofthm Holy Spirit. 

KkaUipaa-, 37U A*t"t, 1848.— Inelead of 
!«•( 10 Sbberiyi, Ml intended, I bad oeea- 
Ma to fiait this qmrtar, and I am happy to 
ny diet to Ae ehnreh in Ihia place two mem- 
Ml bare been added, who were bapiited the 
MHaA befan leal. One of tbem ii an i^ 

man, upward* of niBety yaai* old ; be aeewa 
to be a aimpla and happy belierer. The 
other it the wifo of one of toe memben, and 
brmariy balooged to DigtiUyi. I and KUi- 
Boban have been preaehing in the market al 
Phnltali, wbtoh ia litnaled at iobm dbtaoee 
from ihii plaoa. We alaa vlitited Nihtlpnr, 
Bnlpar, and KhMiipur, which ia oeouionallT 
Tiiited by Ktlimohan. 1 am happy to ny 
that he laboura diligently, aod that the bealbena 
in theee piria lineo with atieniiaa to the 
gotpel. Yeeterday, it tha market of Snlpor, 
our auditor* from fint 10 latt were attentive, 
end no one ollered any objection. One of my 
aadilora remarked that lame one ought to 
diapuie witb me, but another replied, " Wbat 
nm we ley againit aoch jiul wnrdi ai 

In a lettar from Hr. Sktlib, dated the Ist of June, he sa^ ;- 

GtDerally apeaking there bai been ■ great 
w waaa betwean tba laboun of the pait and 
faraer montfa. The work at home in the 
■MtM beoae on the Lord'a day and week 
>(kia hae been ae formerly ; the baiir hai 
■an dtf y atteaded, and we bare had nightly 
•mhip, while the Mshool haa had the fore- part 
af ncif dvf. Twenty or thirty boyi were 
■iiUrawn from the adiool, whoae placet are 
Vin filed up. A gentlemen in thi* italion, 
at leaning aomethmg of the itaie of our 
■Aool, tent me ten rupeea, with a promite of 
Rppm for aootber acbool, at toon at another 
tniii could be found to tinderiake the dutie*. 

Kanben hate oBlBred tbnr (errico, hot after 

Xttsdiiii once or twice at the acbool, aeeing 

<bt datiet to be pvfenned, the book* to be 

iM|lH,aad''the paj ofleied." have refniad 

» «■•(•• Oaa HMh attended to-dn, a 

HMtbaa, whaa ha bad aeon wiMt wai to be 
' 'lalj laid, " Not to tewA the 
A of the Klfir, woald be my 

not theae." The tchoolmatcer teqoeaied him 
1 look orer one of the booki, and point ont 
'hat ha found nntmthfal ; thii be would not 
do. They know not whether the booki are 
good or bed, yet condemn tbem. 
Hapf/W appMnneai. 
L verr prombiis yonth Ihim Rangpur 
iw off caile ana joined ni aome montha 
ago ; during lait month hit brother came over 
ihii tilla, and wbile retiding in the banr 
!t with the j'oDih, Cuddoo, who hat joioed 
Hit brother nied every arKament ha 
Donld contrive to prevail on him to return 
home with him, but in vain. Having foiled 
to pertuada Cuddoo to leave thit, he left 
witnonl him. A fow eveninga 'after tba bro- 
ther^ departure Ctiddoo waa miiMiig, and we 
have not been able lo learn what baa beoomo 
of him. For tome nighlt preview to hi- 


[ maud, 1m ipenl ■ giMt part ot etch in ' 
ng ud praying, from whiou I entertainecl 
M 1m would become useful, but how 
f At prtnut tha pcbool muuhi eon- 
■ to rrnd the eeriptiuai with me ; when 
OB* «t (b« Hindu M Mnaalmani ipaak 
M tha woid or God ha alwa;* takes tha 
B of ChtMuilj, and bill not to refute 

I liked bim, if any one thoold bring an order 

Eurpartlag to ba from the migiatrate to pot 
im in gaol, yet without the aul of tbe court, 
wbiob aTery ona koowi muU be it ifae bead 
of every locb order, wonld he obeyl " Cer- 
tainly not," was hit reply ; " Well, yonr Mn- 
himmid and Qurin hare no leal, why obey 
them 1" I then ihowed him what eeali were 

w i^TadoQ but in beliering on Hobamoiad, 

' Tbe Qurim bai no leal." 

A ftuthar letter has been reeeired from Mr. Smtlu, dated llie 22Dd of Beptem- 
ber, in whioh he d^aila rin exounioa he bad made, visitiog vtiiotu iadigo plviU- 
tioiu and preaching to the people, being in each oase cordially received by the 
praptietOT, and forwarded b; him on hii elephant to the aext plantacioa, and 
ultimately to his home ; and lest our friends sliould feat that the humble misEtonary 
has been thereby so much exalted as to be onfllted for comiDon life, we extract 
one line, " Elephant tratcUing is almost aa bad as traTellin^r on foot ; the roll and 
jolt (tf the great beast are very tiresome." He adds. 

and read them, for ba laid, " They are good, 
and tbey will pteviil." Wa wiae tbe Holy 
Spirit, without bim we ire perftdly powv- 
leai : what ii all we can do of ouinlvei 6* 

Borne of the aativei allow that they are be- 
ginning to comprahend lomething of tha 
goipe!, but milllona hm not OTen beard of it 
a* yet. An old, reepeetable brahman who 
Blood lookiag ttul liilening tbe other dar, 
adtiied the yoong people to take tbe booki 

He then gives an aooounl of the Lesscbai, a tribe who inhabit the hills in and 
■Mar Darjeeling, one of the gOTsrnment Sanitoriuma, eighty or ninety miles ftom 
XHoaJpur. He nys, 

they know nothing, ea Ar a* I hare been aU* 
to leiTD. Some of them my they biTC a 
MTioar who died for Ihem, bat m' ' 

* peool 

M and other nKdieinal planto, they 

down to Dinajpor at certain periodi to diipaie 
of tbe Ihiil* of their tnountaim, 1 bare, Ihere- 

h OBa conTBTt. Their 
ii niied with tbe Tibetan, and tba 
10 wandar amoug tbam oame from 
taat ooonirj, Tba priaata carry with Ihem a 
thing like an ambtalla, with a doth over it ; 
an tbe ihab i> a amall round bmrd, and on 
thii board aland the little godi, fcotlbe people 
do not appear to be very imIoui either Ibr 
prieiia or godi. Th^ have one goddeti of 
whooi they talk, and whom tb^ extol much j 
bar naoM ia Rampuaday. Tbey lay that a 
man hai eight aouU, but a woman only aeven; 
that wbon a man din a unall ipirk of one of 
ik eouU ramaini, and ftom that all the oiben 
will be kindled at the reaoiraolioD. How thii 
nark nmaini alive they cannot tell, but 
Ihay beliefe it cemiioi lomebaw, and thi 

took place, one liitle ipat wu lall uncovered 
by tha water, aikd that on tbii ipot uim look 
refuge, and was saved. Of tbe ark aod Noab 

They II 

Baoctiff their aouli. 
ide people, and in no 

■ fine, stout-miile people, ai 
ible thou of the pliin. They are 
much fairer, and their feaCuiw reHmble thoie 
of the ChlneK. but their eyca are not so imill. 
The; are not sncunibered with oaMa like the 
Hiodu and Mnuilman. I incited loine of 
them to take food at our house. An old man, 
who appeared to be the chief, aat down, 
mnmbled Mmetbing, and began to iprioUe 
the rice in lbs air about and over hi* Mid, at 
the same tioie blowing with bis mouth. Each 
has a short dirk, eighteen inches long, which 
is ever at hii li ' ' ■»=--'--■- ■•--'- 

...., IJ 

When the harvest o 
friends of i 

ugh, U 

all tbeir work, 
nei rouad, the neigh- 
.. . __ . family aiaiil, and the 
crop belonging to that family ii reaped in ona 
dijr, and brought home. Tba night of tha 
kirn, or hsrvest home, it spent in great mirth, 
drinking home-made beer, which is kept, not 
in bolllea, far tbey have oona, or ever heard 
of such ibinge, but in bamboo* of a prodi- 
gious liie, 10 tlint a siugie joint will bold 
more than a gellon. Tbe peoiile are seatad 
round on the ground, eich wiia a long lube 


or ned, hj wLieh liiey cuck 
ttlk or MDK ■ocordiDB u il 

iD hu Dot been heard 

C'mara, uid [ wntend with, conve 
or Tbe; cut in the ued, but c«inu>t pndnM 
h'lTe DO euH to ' DDB drop or run or <**n d«w. 


Tbe foDowiDg detail of the Rtate of things at this station ia cxmtuDeii ii 
ftom Mr. Smitu, dated the 4tli of November ;— 

It ii DOW more thui torn months since I 
diqittehed my )ut iBMr to yon, in which I 
BeDtiaiKd our h«f iog be«n tarovred with ■ 
iinll incigOB to OUT cfaiireh of Ibree peruns, 
kj baptixn. Since then, I rtgnt la nj thai 
■e hiTe not been iocrtuad, but rather di- 
BiaUied. by the death o( OQe roember and 
tit tidiuion of two olben one oF whocn waa 
loBj eisployCHl ai a preacher oF the goapel ; 
w that in regard to numerical Urenglh, wa 
kaie not advaared lince laat year, thoagh I 
Hacerely tniat, through tha bleasing of God 
on OUT Rebia eiflbrta, to promote oar apirituil 
impcotemea^ lome progm* ha* been made 
ia grace and in the Imawledge ot oal Lord 
iadSaTiour Jesui Chriit — an abject ao de- 
niable b itselr, but hiiherto so liule realized 
aaiai:gM tu. The peace of the church, 
be u God, Urns aot been disturbed this year. 
■od, we hope in God, will Dot be ta again, 
Ibongh ei^enenca hu taught na the neoceait; 
of eaniiaual wstcbfulneai and prejsr to God, 
thai wa may be enabled la reaist steadfastly 
b iha faith the great enemy of our aouli, lent 
we should b« templed agam to diihonour that ( 
■aoed name by which we are called, lo injure 
<Mr own aoola, and to impede instead of pro- 
■stiag the aalvation ofour Allow men. 

It may aj^ear to soma not a little surprising 
that our nvmber now ia not much greater 
than il was aoDia jean ago j this discouraging 
fact, liow«*«r, is not ao much lo be accounted 
(or by the Tew additions that have been made 
to IM chnnlb during that period, nor by 
nelaaioQs thai have alao taken ' 

peannc« among them, and eapecially iba 
iriosily eicited by our addressing them on 
ligious aubjecta, has long since, in a great 
-.etsnre, paaed away, wa are still often beard 
wilh a pleasing decree of serious attention by 
cunsiderahle numbers, who are desirous, aa 
much as ever, of obtaining our books, which 
are doubtless perused to some extent, tho^^h 
far less than is deurable, ihero beiog, will) 
rm exceptions, no apparent intention on their 
part, either on bearing ua, or in reading oar 
publications, to embraoe the gospel of Chair 

Qratifgiiie Halt of llu lelueU. 
The annual examinatioa of onr aeho^, 
which took place lately, preaealed, as usnal.a 
gratifying spectacle to all who 

iccasioti, and especially Co ou 
upected Judge, F. Cardew, Esq., wh 
lively intereil in them, and wlio is 

■ken place from its 

liniled number. It is gratifying to reflect, 
boneveT, thai those who have left ua for other 
HalioiUjbave been generally usefully employed 
ia the cause of God, being ealeemed on ac- 
count of their inltlligeoca and aleodj Christian 

Lsbauri among tlit ht 

Since tlie commenCEment of the hot vtather 

sod during the subsequent rains, which hni 

Ca dosed, oar laboun among the bealhen 
>« been chiefly confined to the bazar ' ' 

best Buhscriber*. Along with the impar-' 
jn ot elementary tuition, inatructors, gram- 
man, geographies, histories, introdnotions of 
.nd the bible and other religious 
I read and studied in them, so that 
the acholara generally, and especially ihosa 
a till the completion of theirednca- 
carry away with them a valuabla 
fund both of aeoular and religious knowledge, 
hat cannot fail to be highly useful to them in 
ifier life, and may, we may not unreasonably 
lope, through the blessing of God, diaprae at 
eaat some of them to embrace the Chriatian 
religion, to which many are already tkiemi. 
ably disposed. 

JU tif JitriJiarif SoOity. 
It is now about three jean since the fomi*- 
tlon of our auiiliary aociety, which, though 
feeble from its commencemeut, has bilbeno 
been upheld by the good hand of God, sod 
we hope, ihniugh his conunued ai 
only he «■ ' " " - ^" 

strength w. 

School, native preachen, b__ ., .. 
maintained by it, aided by the monthly col- 
lections at the ordinance of the Lord's supper; 
and ibough the Parent Society may not from 
il derive much efficient aid, we Iniit notwith- 
atandin'T ihat that aid, boHeier litlle,will not 
l.= unaceeptHble. Our funds being nearly 
eahaustwl, I was Ihtely under the neceHilj of 
npplying to (ho public for further tupporl. 

Ml, ihniugn tiia continuea aia, wui noi 
« supported, but acquire inoratst of 
h witb iacreaae of age. Our Ocphftn 
, native preachen, and poor, have Deen 


«bo bata i««pofid«d to Iba call beyond mj 
•■peelBtiaiH, w Ibat wa an aRaia preiidcd 
ftr bjr B kiad " ' ■ - . . . 

far at laaM ooe year 
■la chkfljr ftom tbe 

abnadast Uemnf ibaa bitbarU dmj bs 

(OD^naled lo (bb aad to alt oar aialMni, na; 

aver; pert oT God'* rioajanl, Ibat tba 

Fmn the Calcntta Oriental Bapdst we exttaot tbe foUown^ gnUQigg iofonik- 
ttco of additioni lo nine of Ihe churchep. 

A Udj, foniwri^ connected with the Chnrdi of Engtend, wu baptiied on r 
pfofiwuon of £uth in Chriit on the laat sabbatti in September, and on the following 
nbbath received to the oommunion of the chQtch, 

ThiM omverled nKtivei wen baptiied hjr the Rev. J. WniranE, and added to 
the chnrcli under hia oate, on tbe fint Lord'i daj m October. 

Two Emopeana 'publicly professed tlieir Uth in tbe Lord Jem Cbikt bj 
baptiim on tbe lit of October. 


An Alrican'feraale was baptiied on'the 14th of Aogiut. and one aged Hindu 
oonrert foUowed her example on the first aabhath in October. 


Four jonng men were baptited at Cbugu on the Z7tii of August, on the Std of 

Beptenber a female conTert waa immersed on a ptofesrion of bet &ith in Chriat at 

Cnttach, and two joung men made a limtlar avowal of their love lo Chnit on the 

flnt da; in October. 


In September Hr. Parbt bad the pleasnn of immeraing tines beliereret two of 
irtiom were young femaln belongbg to Mn. Psny't school. 

In Ihe Herald for October laat reference waa madv to tbe aeriou illneM of 
Ur. David, which had compelM him to leave hi> station, and it was atated that 



be wuabonttoftnilbiroKlfaf IheUodaetaof tbe Queen's Adrocate, Mr. Selb;, 
who bad offered him the free use of bi> cottage at Newen Eltia, the higbeat and 
eoldnt dittrict in the uknd. Id a letter dated Neiren EUia, ISth November, wo 
bave the gratifying' intelligence. 

[r. BelbT'i 

•ecovBiodaied btre bj the kindncu of the | to fj, in all probaUlitj, sot leM than £B0 
Hoo. H. C. Bulbj, Quani'B Advocate, free of , for tbe litot we bare been b«e. la additioti 
kuL I indow hii aota to Die, not anij to j to ihi*, Mr. Seltw ha> nrea £5 to Uu miiaioii 
iIniw oar penonal ablintiaiu, bat to aHiiuint , ibb jear, and Un. Selbj lupporli a giri in 
joawiih tha tniag it bai bean to iba Sociu;. [ Hr*. DaTie*** tobeol. 

We eanaot deny onnelves the pleamre of inwr^og an extract from Mr. Biu.BT't 
letter. It ii highly honoai&ble to hiouelf, and not less lo to our raisaianaij, 
ibowing the estimation in which he is held hf one whose good opinion is worth 
possessing. The letter is dated Colombo, 17th Beptember. 

We ware very glad lo beaT of the iaipro*e- 
■MBl of JODT beallb, and Inut that a Artber 
nridcDce at Ifewcra Ellia will pereuuMatly 
nHora it. It aflordi ne much pleMore to 
kaTB il in tny power to p*t joa the ooeopa- 
tianoftbecMUge during tba period of nar 
frapond ilajr M Mavera Ellii, and it will ba 
"■ ■ ■ a to ma to know 

tbat yoor reaidcBM ander my roof ba* pr^ 
Tented the oecaanty of yonr departnre fiom the 
ialand, far ■■ Ibe barrcai mdy > great and lbs 
laboum are ft*." I btqie yoa will sot 
teToaa Ma tbia iratifieatbD. I iratt yon fiod 
thing* tolarablv comlbrtable. Hn. Stlby 
join* me in kind refsrds to Un. Davie*. 

Hr. Au-Mt, in b letter received from biro, dated Nov. li, 1&48, givei a pleasiog 
Mconnt of the stations with which he is immediately connected. 

Ti from Colombo ibiagi have 

D the SiDghalcae, 
niag lo Eo^b.and olMra who 
. Tbtn baa ecrtainlj been an 

„ _ KM^ alL The eeagrtgatiea*, 

«ip*eially the aatit*, an latnr taan I bate 
ns •BCD Ibam. Tba cbapd i* filled to tba 
CReM of i(a aeat*. nweaaeBalabeaapiril 
*( beving, and in lb* Enelitb eoagrtga t ion 
dMT* is eridanily an aaranniog, eapeeiallj 
MDoagat the loldiem lAo attaad. Many have 
beta to me of late axpreMing their aniiety 
tiatt MlTation, and have aaked ma to meet 
Ibeai primely far isMraetioa. I am not 

allowed to go amongal them in tlw benadt* } 
io I meet them in Um diapel on Wedneaday 
evening. I hope befitre low U itll foa M 
Boma pattiDg en Christ. Ih* mth m evi- 
dently at wMi.aad I auan yoa h i* ebasri^ 
looaeia tbb land of apathy and indiiimnes. 
On the whole it appean to me that the oliima 
Kandy In* to importance are laAer on the 
inefMse than otbwwia*. A laiiger t^wre ef 
laboBT might ba fbond, ba* •omalhina Mualy 
may be done here. Indeed, I can Gad pln^ 

of the Spirit, w 


Hatelle ii lilnly to beeotna a man inipar- 
Hal plaea tbaa it baa beau Tba rebcdiion 
baa iaimvd m, bat atill I hope good will oome 
eat or it. Tboow* Gander loat about £160, 
aad the eb^ £1fi or £30. Heitranabadc 
agMB. I was Ihera last mA. The people 
aie more iTMlBblfc A ditfiict oonrt a eata- 
UiW lbar& It it new a milhaiy atation. 


In eonaeqaenee of the eonit, e 

will lesort to Malelle aa raaidents, ai 

ia probatali^ of a b*tt«r eo ng rejanim. x\ 

k perbapt one of the beat loeationa far a 

than ether distriels ebotit Kandj. 



In ft letter from [Mr. Dkztbb, dated the 13tb KOTember, lie Mjt, " In the 
church thinfp remain much aa when I last wrote. On Saturday next I hope to 
baptiie thirty at New Biimingham, and there are itill a few hopeful caaes here." 


Mr. CowRR. under date, Pott of Spain, 20lh NoTcmber, 1 848, ujs, " Since mj 
hut we have received some addition! to our New Grant church, but tlioiigh I 
have again and again proposed it, the people will do little in the my of gmng 
money. 1 hope, however, by and bye thti duty will be better understood and 
performed by tliem." 

The fallowing letter hu been receiTed from Mr. Law, dated Port of Spain, 
Slst November, 1G4B. 

It ii indeed a tcmg time lince I hid the 
plnwre of trriliDi lo yon, but my nleaoe ht$ 
am been tlie reauTt al nasligeiiM or at waol of 
lore lo yoaneir and Iha Meuad work in which 
we ira engiftd. Lateli I b^ve been folly 
occupied in ihe work of ihg Lord Jeins Cliriit. 
I am iireacbeT, tdioolmtiler, and priaicr, or 
any ihinr. u the coia may nquire. The 
Hiverfordwut prew hu given much trouble 
aed labour. It ii now in warking order. A 
young manbai been pnatiea for ueoozunutlj 
nir lb* lul Ibree monlht. I have printed ) 
PortugiMH bymn hook, and bare also com' 
oraoad a nriei o( " TmUfor TrtHUad.' 
Tbe liitb namber ■• juit from the pcesi. 
Tliey all trenl on Cha lubject of popery, tbe 
gnat cum of Ibii land. 1 bavajoK wriilsD 
aad publiehod my fltot letter oddreoKd to tba 
Roman eotbaliebiohop of Trinided, 
fiarfHl«mn< " 


ai ttiee la b« oiraulatod among hi* paopU here. 
" Woe it me if I pmeh not (ho goapel ** to 
all to whom I can bava any acoem eiuier by 
tbe liTin^ voice or tbe pr«n. May tba Lord 
add bis neb and efleeiuol bleaing. 

Nmd of aid far prmlinj tradi. 
Al to meedog the eipauMi caoneoted w 
Ifae preii, I do not kcoa' whic lo my. I hi 
Ifafi year expended fifty or ilily ilotlin 
printing, and from do one bive I received t ._, 
oiiiMauce In money eioepl from a Portugaeee 
Cbriiiiin and en African bniibtr, wbote united 
eoBlribatioiu amount to four dolUn. By tbe 
fini veHtl from Ihii to London, I ihill Kod 

Eou ipeelmeDi of the itncti printed, in the 
ope Uiat tbe friendi it home will procure the 

Satufaelani itati tf At tcheati. 

Al to the nhool* it th«itatioD, 1. can report 

bvourably. Mr. Rem, with hit wife, at our 

raqueit, bii oome from Demanra to mida in 
tbu iiland. Tbey an both bopiiied Cbrio- 
lioni, and hive taught i wbool u Dematora 
for Mtno yein. Mr. Beit hu token eharje 
oF the Dry River icbaol, and hoi alreidy a 
good attendance. Beiidea, he i> able to act 
u a local preacher. He preaches and keep* 
a uhool it Cocuriia an the iibbith roreanoDi, 
u atu at Dry River. Hii euittinca ti of 
greet value to ma on tbe Lord*! day. For- 
merly my work oa ihe labboth wu almoat 
killing <o (be body, ind now I have ai much 
work ai I oin undertake with oomrort. I 
have Itill every SoDdiy three pieoobiDg aa- 
gigementi, two in Eugliih and one in Por> 
tngoeee; bnt the whale of the alleraoOD I 
have for tbe Sundiy lehool, which ii a eooroe 
of great doligbt. At pneent wa bate four 
Sunday ichaDl leioheti and nearly £tiy 
ecbolin. Sinoe I lut wrote to you two 
■odiTidnal* have bean added to our lillla 
ahnrcb by beptiun. 

Dylfimey o/' utfplui. 
There ii one thing to which I would direct 
your ipeciil lueniion, and that ii the ininf- 
fidency of £50 to meet ill the eipenKi of 
the ichooli eoDDeoled with tbte ititioo. Jut 
think, there ore four eebooli. Eve (oichcn, 
ver* little obluoed from the ehildran, (our 
dolUn to pay evary month kr lobool rtat al 
Corbeou Tewa, tod oaly £60 to defray all 
aipenaea. Soma o( oor (aa«h«« are ohea in 
want af doily bfiad. What am I to dot J 
eannot gi*« np any of tbi *•'—'- i»«"i-' 
I mm itmoel dettrmined to i 
echool et Cocorile, if the Soi , 
could place at my dinoiil £76 initcad o 
£S0, our echooli wonld he in a fir more oom- 
fonahle ind proeponui condiltao. 1'ha boi 
of olalhing which we ihii day icoeirad from 

J of FrieniJe 

b-OR FEBRUAKY, 1M». 128 

tb« kisd frieoda U Amanbam, will be dii- 1 ot Briuin to da what tbej' etn lor Ihe eaiiM 
pmd ot to aort fa oommencuig ■ icbool at of Christ, Your miHioaariea In Ibrir vork 
Coeoiila, of futb and Inboun ot lore look to the fKendi 

Daar brorber, eoDtinue to nrga (h« eburabca ' of Cbrat for lupport. 


We mra pennitted to t&he the foUowing extract from a letter ftom Miss Vitoo 
to Hn. Lepud Sniitli, dated ClRrence, October, 1848, 

" We heard from BunbtA h fevr daja ago. Mr. and Mn. Merrick, witli ibs 
deu cfaildren, ate well, and their hearts are oheered bji seeing a movement among^ 
the daik tnltabitaDta. The attendance on aabbalh days is incrensbg, and King 
WQIiam has given orden that no canoes go out on tbat day. 

"Oni frienda at Cameroons have recently suffered inucb, but sre mcroifully 
reMOTcd. We hope that good is doing there. Sad accounts reaoh us ftom Old 
Calabar. Twenty-four persons were sacciQccd a. week or two ogo on the death 
of a chief; but Mr. Ooldie, from whom we have just heard, says, ' Wu labour ou 
in b((h and hope.' " 


A short letter has just been received from Mr. Sakbii, dated the 28th (f Ootobet, 
Myiag, " 1 write a (ew lines to-day just to report nil well. I fortrard, also, letters 
from Uimbia, by which you will learn, as I have done by others, that all is well 
there. Of Cameroons, the news ia, as usual, grateful to my spirits ; all wellj 
pcaeeful, and the brethren hard at work. Oh, that God may pour out plentifully 
of bis graee, that these desert lands may become fruitful." 

A Utter hat been leoeived from Mr. Jenkihr, dated the 6th of January, giving 
iha following account of his labours, and of the opposition of the Kotnan catholia 

■trong hold oa him, and ihey and lome in- 
tolerant peruni threatened to take ill [heir 
] work from him nnleu he would Unf onr 
midi ibe goipei. I left home on the 30ih biviag the room. In eonstquence of ihu ib« 
December, aad returiied on the 2eib. At I poor man came and begged me to annul Ihe 

I bgrgtio, which I (hooght it right to do after 
. eaoiidering Ihe one. The poor maa receivod 
; nothing for bii houN lui year, nor hu he any 

.. ._ .^ . I chance of having any thing for it thia year, 

preMTaa gionj aiitT or leventy francs for it j aod it ij postible Ihe priegia will not give liini 
ntW than we ahould have it. The owner ii I any thio^ to make up bis Iom in eonaequenee 
a tiler, who depends on the priests for mach . of inDutling hi ' - • ' "■' 

J i-_ ,_,..... ■. . _■. ., ip(,,p^t opprt... 

I I will be any lou to us. I kaow that n 

I have juil made another 
— di ibe go^el. I left home on u 
imber, and returned on the 2eih. 
iotmned you in a filmier letter, I took 
at Looargtt at thirtj-three fraoa per aanum. 
TliapricM wen ilrongly opposed ■□ my having 
.>.: -_j ._ij .1 ^ ,1^ would have 



diMppn*a of iLmb nnjiut pnxnediiig* on 
tbeir pirt. A rich frinhald firmer, wbo 
■loaji come* to betr prMcbiDg, lo whom I 
r«l>i«d the kffiur, Cold ms be irill gi*a m« > 
rooiD to pruch in when hii booM, which u 
now being rebuilt, will be nkdy, which will 
be in the mooth at April, and dial withmit 
Bnj UHDM. I read and explained 1 John 
iii, to thiimln and hit wifg,nn<l had*a ' — 
iQ with them. 

^ng religioua co 

Btbbaib, 26th. The weather urai Tei7 cold, 
ao that I oonld not preach in the opea air, bat 
I addnned a few penona in a prirale bovM. 
Tbera wai prweut a man who had ooms from 
Tretlamna, wbaverj warmlf iontedme logo 
to that pariah lo preach. In oonaequence of 
my aiT«D|emenl I contd not go tilt Ibe (o\- 
lowing day, bat Oeorget, an iniamiing mia 
bom Belle Isle, who ii in the habit or reading 
and axplabinj Dortiont of the go(ptJ,wentwilE 
■he fnend, and bad an oppoitnniif o( ean< 
vening on religion with naferal pereoni ic 
(he evening. I went la Beghtrd, where 1 
piMcbcd in a room I had lalian in tlia vitlue 
with (be approbation of Mr. Le Tieo, for t£a 
pnrpow of holding pnblic wonhip. There 
" ' t.lbongb the weuberwu 
prieata had pronoaiMMd 

for *a]| one wbo would oome to hear me. 

Chiiatma* day moraing, after high mua, I 
preached again in the room lo an attentive 
asdiuiT. Aftar Ibia I left lor Tragi 
WM with difficulty I arrived in tine 
iha people after veqien. Many bad gone 
away, hat there wen not leat tban 300 per- 
aeoi t6U lemdning, wbo heard the trath 
reepeeting the birth of oar Savionr. A few 
ware diapoaad ia the beginning lo deride, anil 
ooe cried out that tbev were catbolici. In 
■mwcr to Um I aaid, that the name catholic 
or proMMtnt would anil n$ nothine in the 
day of jadgment, that no one will be laved 
bat the linner that ii converted lo God, be- 
liavea in Jaaoi Cbriu the Bsvionr, and obeya 
hiaword. All wen peaceable, end the " 
lian good. The blind woman wbo can 
waidtoaaklbr* tract Ibe flnt time I pn 
thar^ WM ott thia oeearion not br from where 
I ttood. Porhapa I oaght to owntioD ben, 
that Georget, alker hi^ imh, b«in to ihow 
flw Testament to the people, ancfto read and 
explain eoma portion of i ~ ' 
deputy forbade hit doing a 
conraged, bat went to the 
religions liberty, but in rain. When I 
preached after veepete, I met with no oppoai- 
Ijon, though the nayot^ dq>nty waa pnMsnL 
Thia parieb i> contiguom to that in which the 
ntayor atopped my preaching. 

Ijihcun if Cdportmri and ger lp tara Aailtn. 

I am glad lo be able to tell yon Ihat oar 
Breton eolportenr makei progreai ia the 
knowledge of the gMpel. He bw left the 
church of Rome, and ii vary tincerely attacbed 
to Ime religion. He condacU himielf very 
well. I hare had mnoh religioat oonreiaB- 
tion with Oengei, wbo ha* 2way( aueoied 
our meetiogl einos I benn preaching in that 
part of the connliy. It ii avidefit ha haa 
made mnch program in Ibe knoiriedge of 
eeaagelieal truth, and now nndeniiaad* mI**- 
tiOD by grace and not by the merit of oar own 
worki, which ia oantrary to the erroneoo* 
teichlag of ihe church of Rome. He duly 
readi hit New Tcsta^leD^ aod nadi airi aa- 
~ I it lo otbere in hit own boute aod in the 
3 of hi* neighbonrt. He it a man of 
ihan ordinary undentandiagand general 
knowledge, and eipr ea tet himtelf verr well in 
French and in Breton. Thongfa edraneed in 
yeart, he ii deiireu* oF becoming a eolporlaor 
and reading the New Taatamant, and I think 
be would In a naefol mao, I h<fe the tirer. 
pool friendi will entile tM U employ him. 

In reply to year Inqnii^ retpaoting oalpor* 
tenrt, I have to itata thai thia work i« noder 
ihe auperintendenca of Mr.De Pretatati. Tba 
Bible Soidei; granta to Mr. Williann and 
mytelf a colporteur each to long ai tlia tale 
jnitiGei the expente, conteqaentl; we hail 
prattir r^ularly iu thii part of the country ■ 
French or a Breton colporteur. A good 
French oolporteur wet tent lo ue five or ui 
monthi ago, but illnets and a want of know- 
le^ of tha laiu:naga rendered hit tin bera 
of Iittia ute, and )att month ha wm called to 
labonr in Farit. Since hit departure oar 
Breton oolpoctcnr hai recomoMncad hit la- 
boun, bat the lala ii now latber nnall. 

A* Enngdift wiuilad. 

Hie aid giantad by the Bible Sooiaty ia 
truly important, but at itt apecial objeot ie Uie 
tale of icriplares,itlbllaw( that iheoolporlaar 
oan vint the tame neighboarhood bat iddom, 
and eaaiMt take lime to read and aiplaia Iba 
word of Oed, aod it nnoertain at to the dara* 
lion of hb itaT in the aame part of the ooBDtn. 
The work or the tcnptura reader and the 
evaogelitt, which it bdupentable to the tpread 
of divine truth, i> left to he done by otherti I 
am tarry that the fundt of the 8o^ty are to 
low, and that you fear yon cannot enable a* 
to make a trial of Mr. Lagent. Our miieioa 
grtaily oeedt an etangelbt. I am obliged to 
be oflen fram home, and there it no one to 
take my plaeo. 



At IeDg:tli the Committee ate en&bled to report the dqiBttnre of one munonary 
toi Ills Seld of laboni in India, aod nndct circumstances tliat arc peculiatljr 
gstifjing. Mr. Sala «aa accepted for India about twelve months a^, and he hu 
DOW left for that country in the " William Carey," a Teasel belonfting to William 
Jones, Esq., of Ptrllheli, who has kindly given oar friends a free passage lo Cal- 
coUa. He has also expressed a hope that his sliip maj Dcvei viait India without 
eanying on board, and on the same terms, one mistiooaiy at least for that vast 
and inporlant field. Mr. and Mrs. Sale took leave of the Committee at their 
weeVIy meeting on January 2nd, and we trust ihat He who holds the waves in 
the hollow of his hands will take char^o of them till they reach their " destined 
haTen" in peaee. 


We have heard with great pleasure iliat the students of that branch of the 
Preri>yterian body which support the mission at Old Calabar, ia West Africa, have 
"not only formed themselves into n Missionary Association, and thus sought to 
fiister among themselves the spirit of an enlarged and generous sympathy for Ihe 
woiat wants of the human race, but with the ostensible abject of assisting to raise 
foods for the African Mission, they visit, by deputations, many of the congregations 
of ihe body, and thus are instramenial in diffusing a loissionaiy spirit tliroughout 
ihc denomination." While we look forward with considerable interest to the 
heneGis likely to result from the " Young Men's Missionary Association '' lately 
formed in London, and trust the example will be followed by our yoang men in 
other places, we slioulJ be gratified by seeing the students in our colleges take 
the lead, feeling assured that great good would result to themselves as well as to 
the canto in which they were engaged. 

The next Lecture in connexion with the Young Men's Association will be 
delivered by Ilev. John Branch, of London, on the evening of February 21st. 
The chair will be taken at eight o'clock. 

While, alaal many expressions of gratitude for mercies received end in words, 
it is gratifying lo henr that the feeling sometimes prompts to personal sacrifice, 
and we would present for ituItatioD the teacher of a British school, who baa 
tniDaroitted a sovereign, " as a tbank-oR'eriiig to the Lord for his unspeakable 
mercy in haviog permitted her to occupy her post for four years without a day'l 
interruption from indisposition." 

It may be satisfactory to our friends to lean) Ihelaat btelligence of the "Dove" 
htfare she got off the coast. It it from Yarmouth (Isle of Wight), where she put 
in on the 19th oF December, after having encountered very rough wuither at the 
baek of the island. The missionaries went on shore, and stayed three hours, and 
were about to proceed to chapel, when a breeze sprung up, which carried them 
qnicfcly out of aight ; a good Wesleyan friend (Mr. Warder] offering bis service! 
gntnitoosly to pilot them otit, AAet this it appears they had a fine wind tat 
many days. 



The Committee have pleasure in announclnj; thnt the Annual Sermons on bebelf 
of tha Society will bo preftched by the ReV, James Sbrrham, of Surrey Chnpcl, 
and tbe Rev. Octavivb Winslow, of Learabarton. 

Tbe former (who was prevoDted by the illiiess of the late lamented Mrs. Sher- 
man from fuUillinB' a s'liiiilar eiigaKement last Tear) will piench ot Surrey Chapel 
on the evening of Thursday, April lOtli, and the latter will preach at Bloomsbury 
Chapel, on the morning oF Wedneidar, April 2S\h. 


The Treasurers of Auxiliaty Societies, and other friende, who may have money 
in hand on aocottnt of the Society, are respectfully icmioded that tho Treasurers 
account for the year will close on the 31st of March. All payments, therefore, 
iotvaded to appear in the Appendix to the next Report, must be made in tbe 
course of this or the following inonlh. 

It is requested that tho respective accounts may be sent, pcoprrly balanced, 
to the Secretary, Baptist Mission House, Moorgnlc Street, accompanied by the 
list of subscribers, &c., in alpliabetical order. 

It is respectfully requested that where it is prnctiojible the friends in the 
country ordering Missionary Cards, &e., would nt the same time kindly mention 
the name of a country bookseller, and his London agent, through wboin tlie 
parcels may be seat, or such other mode of tiansroission us nwy most economise 
the Funds of the Society. 

The thlnka of tha Committee are proented Co (he fatlowini; (riendji — 
Mr. J. Neal, Liverpool, for a jar of nedi, for A>t, W. tftubigiii, BimtU; 
Mr. Credock, BariOD, Lanouhire, for a pirocl ofm^aiiaet; 
Lndio It Turret Green Cbipel, Ipiwicta, far a box of cIoibiDg, &c., for Ibt. G. Cmem, 

W. L. 3niitb, £«]., for ■ parcel ofbooks, Ibr Rn. J. Wtiigir; 
Mill Haadey, Bow, for a parcel of roigaiinci; 

A (ew friendi (place uaknowo}, for a parcel of UKful article) and twenty ibillingii 
The Minet PUllip, PoniTpool, for a box of bucy ariicla, (or Haiti; 
Mr>. W. Miller Bad fricadii, Edinbnrgb, Tor a caw of dothisg, medidnea, Sec, for Ate. J. 

Mariek, Bmhia; 
JoMph Gurney, £■>],, Ibr bibles, for Mitaoaaria in CUceUa. 

Tbe reipectful tbanki of tbe Committea ire pracDled to Meun. Dowier and Son, for 
fepain and iittingi supplied graluilouily lo tbe " Dove." 


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SnbMriptiani nd DoDUiou id aid of tba BtptiM HiwoDUj Sodel; will ba dunlcfiill; 
TCeeiTedl^WiIliimBRMlieGDrMj,E«q.,iudS>m«d Morton Peto, £sq,,M.P., Treunren.or 
tbc TlCT. Jonph Angin^ U.A., S*enurf, at tba MiwioD Hook, 33, Moorgatc Sinet, Lomioh : 
ID EuvBcioa, b; ths Hev, CauiHapher ADdanon. th« Ibr. Janith*D WUioii ud Joho 
Maoudiw, bq.; Id Oumow, bjr Robwt KaUle, Eiq.i in Ciicuita, b; (La Rer. Junaa 
Tbomaa, Baptitt Uivimi Fimj and at Nnr Ymu, Unitad Stataa, by W. Colgale, Eaq. 
Centribotiwi* can alao ba paid ia at the Bank of E^:iaDd to tb« aecoant of " W. B. Onreqr 




Tbe Gnancial condition of the M>ciet7 httTine eDgaf^d the wriooa atMttion of 
the comniiitee, we, »ho» nimeB are appended to this Htstement, were appointed 
to eoDsider the subject and report Lhereon, Our report waa received and adopted 
by the committee, and ne are requested to carry out ila recommendatioos. We 
tbrrcfore reipectfUlly invite jour attention to the following itatement. 

The present debt begnn in 1842. It hu gone on increasing, not fcoiD incantiona 
eipraditure, but from inadequnte income. During the ;e«n 1841 — 1844 the 
arersge annual excess of expenditure was £25S ; but, during 1846 — 1848, it haa 
bren reduced to £129; while during thia period the income haa increased about 
£140 per annum. 

The expenditure in Ireland could not be materially reduced without dismisnng 
locg'tried and faithful agents. The reduction which has been effected is the 
result of the strictest economj in lis working expenses there. On this head there 
baa been a saring of £332, or about £80 yearly. Moreover, the committee hoped 
that, aa the usemliieea of the society increased, its funds would have increaaed 


At I 

accomplished without considenible expense. For & lime the home expenditure 
waa increased ; but havbg a secretary wlioll^ devoted to his official dulics, the 
committee were enabled graduDlly to reducr it; and they felt that a cousideruble 
angmentatiou of income might be reasonably expected. 

A saving was also effected when Mr. Davis retired from the office of collecting 
agent, as Uie secretary undertook nearly the whole of the travelling and collecting, 
in addition to his other duties. The gratuitous supply of the Clironicle to aeveial 
reli^ous publications was stopped ; and the expense of printing tlie Report was 
diminished one third. By these arrangements the home expenditure has been 
reduced to the amount of £150 per annum. But, as the average yearly debt haa 
been about £1,200 for the last eiglit years, nearly £CO0 has been paid 'hr interest 
■lone, during that time: a very^argo sum to be added to the usual working 
expenses of so small a society. 

Tbe publication of a History of the Society, about four years ago, Involved an 
expense of £70. It was thought that by this publication the society's operations 
would be better known, and Its fDods increased : this item is included in the home 
expenditure, and will account for its apparent increase ; but as one hslf this sum 
liaa been repaid by the sale of the work, and the stock in hand ia worth more than 
tbe balance, the funds will not uUimatel .' suffer. 

In 1846 — 7 Ireland was visited with famine. Noble efforts were made by our 
churches to form a relief fund. But the contributions to the general purposes fell 
ofi*, in consequence, £S00. The past J^ar was one of almost universal pecuniary 
distress. But in spite of these difficulties the committee were enabled to sustain 
(he society's operations with an increase to the debt of only £127, which is a 
matter of grateful surprise when we know that the Scottish collections for that 
year were less than usual, by at least £150. 

The present liabilities amount to £2,000 1 This sum, fn iddilion to the ufual 
eomlrAutiotit, is necessary to keep the society in operation. It should be raised 



within the nrjtt tix monOti ! We putpoae to lay tliese facta before b few tried and 
libenl friends — to appeal to our more wealthy cburcfaes — and to solicit a epeciul 
contributioD from those churcbes which have not assiaLed the society for these two 
ot more past years. 

We have entered iato these particulan to show how the debt orifpnated, nnd to 
prove that its increase has been unavoiduble. The espeoditurc has been reduced 
as rapidly u ciroumstaDces would allow ; but the income has not iacreased so aa 
to leave a surplus with wbich to pay off any portion of the debL 

7*be committee having conBded this matter to us, we earnestly press the fore- 
going statement OD your notice. We shall bo gUd to heat from jdu, through the 
secretary, what you purpose doing to relieve the society from a burdtn, under 
nhioh, if left alone, it wilt soon sink. 

Signal, Josarn Tuttoh, Treaturtr. 

FaxPBUCK TaMTRAiL, Seerttarj. 

Busvu QiMMM. 

Jow*B SsmwM. 


Mr. EocLES wrilM, Belhst, Jaouaty U, 
and bit repmt is highly encounging. 
The report though brief, will show what 

The Lord coDtiniui to n^ud us with a 
Ttrf encouraging share of bitoui. In my 
last, I beliers 1 mentioned the baptttm of 
tw« ptrtoiu, a labouiiDg tdid and his wife. 
I hsTe now the pleasure of reporting an addi- 
tional incmse to our number of thret prrunj, 
one of them received by iKtar from brotfaer 
Pike^ church in Derby. Our preeenl number 
is Ihirlg-eighl, impljing, ■■ reported to the 
Baptist Union for the slatiMia cf the currenl 
year, after deducting exduon and emign- 
tiani,a clear increaM, from Jannsry, 1848, to 
Janoiry, 1849, of rigUam members. The 
congregation, too, untinun to hicnase 
Steadily. The ground flDor is filling fut. 
Xew doors of dscAiIdim are opeMing in rari- 
oni qustten. Many of tha common people 
bear US gladly ; and the iangu^a of Prondenee 
seems cTidentty to bs^ " Oo up snd ptmtm 
the land." oiiis is yet the dsy of iiiuiU 
thinga, but it is Aitl of hope for the Ailura. 
The Lord is practically d«:lBring to ui, " My 
word shalE not return to me vind ;" and we 
rejoice to believe that "the little one ilisll 
become a thounnd," that the land of our 
hearth betf aReetions iball yet arise trota its 
deaia<ling attachment toaitrangeniperitilion, 
and bowBVsr do«n-lrodden, Strewed, aird 
reddes* biOierlo, shall oonttitnte one of the 
bHghtcst Jeireh in the RcdeeoKrli crown. 
While we toil, maid imimtgimd difHeullin, 
npoB a Btabbom soil, is^ated tram our 
brethren, d^^actad in i)iirit, our aooli hiving 
no rest through flgbtinga without and lean 
wilhia, «• fee] that Ibadawnof a happier day 
is already •videot, and tboti whatever may tie 

Mr. Bate* is enabled to speak hope- 
fully of the cause at Banbiidge. At the 

towards the building of the new place. 
which is now become almost necessary 
to the existence of the chuich. We 
heartily wish him success. He baa great 
difficulties to contend with just now, 
owing to the siagnalioD of trade and the 
great poverty oi the people, hence the 
greater need of sympathy and help. 

We have much cause for hnmitiation of 
heart before Ood, yet we ate fkvotirad with 
some toheni of thediiina bleain^ We have 
bera tavonred with 

A few nighls ago I preached ftom Luke i. 6, 
"And they were both r^hteoui belbrs God, 
walking in all the eommandmeiils and ordi- 
nances of the Lcn) Uameleas," and taptianl 
two ycong females in the river. May evwy 
additiim to our nnmber prove to ha an addi- 
tional hlivir^. Oh that tbs Spirit mav be 
poured out from on high, dien we shall bave 
times of rcfieshiog thm I)m pntcnoa of 8ie 

Mr. Alrxandkr Hauiltom, assistant 
missionary for districts accupied by 
hicihicn Mulbem, Bates, and Ecolea, 
has been labouring for the past three 
months to Belfast and the ncinity. 



ScTcnd oul-aUtkiiii wbicb tbe pua 
could not villi, except \eij nrclf , i 
DOW regularlf attended to. 

nm^h Hr. Ecc1«a will ftom time to time 
fbrniili jou vHh infbrmatjon regarding the 
cfanrch in thk town, jet I maj jutt add, that 
the tiiitb ii STidentlj ptngreving. There are 
■all penona being added to tha church, and 
Itw doioiniaatiDii )■ becoming more geneniilf 

I bate bwn able to open wiwn ataliona 
fot preadling. At aome, hoveTer, of theae, 
tbe altandaDee ia mall, bnt at otbera it ii 
*cr7 good, and at all it i< increuing. A few 
of tbe paople attending thiae out-itationi ara 

oar cbspeL So far thu ii wull nnd en- 
eounrang, and invitea ui to expect othei 
(Riita m God'a own time. I ma; h; that in 
all caaeamjTintJBrethBnkfulljreceiTedfaiicI 
abo that I ani fiequentlj inrited to pteacli 
amongst tbe people. 

Tbe {btlowintr facta are from the re- 
port* of tlie readers in tlie Connaupht 
diiirict. They continue to prove the 
luefulneaa of ifaia agency. It ia a matter 
of conatant regret lo the committeo that 
the offers of service nhich lliey so fre- 
quently receive from penons eminently 
JualiSed for thia work, are necegsarily 
eclined from nant of funds. Thia ia 
the mors to be regretted, because some 
... . . , ■ ii^j. 

On entering a houae whei« I had been 
lb* babit of rcadmg for aonie lew monl 
[lait, tbe woman living in it gave me a hearlj 
weleome, aajing ilie longed to aee me ag. ' 
Baring aaked why, she nid, "Youknow 
■on, aiace his fether'i death, turned a bad boy 
to ■■■ Un one oceaaion 1 complained of hi 
to the pHat, but it waa of no nie. Yi 
commenced to read tlie acripinrea for na, ai 
to tell him of the avil eoiiaequencea of 1 
CMKluot ; and ble^aed be God, he aecms n 
enty cbaoged himaelf, bnt tlritea in a proper 
way to adiia* and cosnael othaa in the 
bmily, who were fbJtowing the svi! eiample 
aat loi Ibem. So I am gind jou are come, 
aad hope jou will eome olWn, and courue) 
tbe otbera who need it aa lauch aa he did." 
About eighteen monlhsago, thia verj woman 
rrtnad to let me read tbe wutil of God. It 
n a great change indeed. 

I lately visited an aged alcli man, who after 

beorii^ me attentively, aud, " Oh, Ihen^ I 
have spent mj daji In un and rebellion 
against God, but in my youthful dnjrs we had 
no bibles, nnr gnod men to teach us their 
sacred contents. May it please the Lord la 
pardon my great ignoiance and neglect. But 
you, addreoung his family, have now the n| - 
portunitj offered, and I earnetll; beg you nl 
to embiBce it." This poor man died a fe« 
dsjs after, and I trust we have some reaiou 
to hope that hi* confidence was placed in the 
Lord Jesus. 

The projiosed payment of tbe Bomisli 
priesthood agitate* eren the peaBHutry 
ID this remote district. 

Withhl the laat few weelu a general cry 
haa been raised among the lower cinases that 
their priesta are about to accept a govein- 
ment alipend. Some id' them aeem glad, aa 
tbej think it will put an end, for the fiilure, 
to Iheir Hverity and hanhncfs. Others rap- 
pose, if Ifae^ uccept of it, that it ia a sterling 
pnxif that thej are not infallible guides, aa 
thef have hitherto pretended to be, and there- 
fore tbey will not be regarded as their spi' 
ritual instructors. What this sgilntion uf 
mind may end in, nnne can tell. Bat God 
will bring good out of evil. 


I hare visited prettj' oiten lately, a woman 
who is a Cannelile, and wearing three rings 
on one finger, in honour of St. Joseph, St. 
Dominic, and St Fmncii, together with n 
•capukr, and other consecrated cori<s and 
hndges, which she obtsined from fiiars and 
01 hen who traffic in •uch conaectattd 

On meeting with her last week, Mmnge ta 
tell, I missed the ringf. Kol seeing them in 
Iheir old berth, 1 said to her, '* Biddy, what 
did JOU do with the consecrated rings!" She 
replied, " I have cast them off for ever, for 
I need not trust in them when God's word 
tells me that the bloo<l of Christ waahea 
awaj all sin." " Dont believe what she sajs," 
observed a young woman, " f»r in quilling 
her petticoat last week, ahe hid tbe ringi in 
it." " No," wid Biddj, " 1 would caat a 
thousand ik tfaem away, if the;r were gold, 
that I might put my trust in Christ nlone." 

I have no hesitatioD in aajing that the 
people are increasingly reverencing the 
authority o£ scripture lathei than the cuOi- 
mandmcDla of nxn. The tracla jou gave 
me for distribution Usted no length of time. 
The children in the school took the greater 
part of Ihem away. Those who could read 
were eager lor getting them, and thej are ■■> 
carefHiI of them, that thej moat commonly 


I to mbaut tvo bundred 

penom, nnJ diatributed a hundred and time 
Two iDembeR have beea added to 
the church bj baptUm — jrouog "•"■ "f 8"«t 
ipectability and wortb. Hr. Wilihen 
preached a luitable Kimon on the occaiion, 
which produced a deep iinprenion. I hemrd 
much of it during mj TuilathefDlloiriDg week, 
and bad an opportunitj or ihowing them 
chapter and lene for what wu brought for- 
ward OD the lubject. 


Our friends nlH perceive from the Appea] in tbe-Ant pa|^, what is the pecuniar)' 
condition of the Society. We hcg ttiem diatiDCtl}' to ponder the fact that this 
t<^rrible debt lias not arisen from increasing' ihe expenditure; for, during ihe put 
fouror Gve yeiin, everj effort has lieen made to reduce it. The income has not 
kept up to the averai;e of the previous ypars. We believe none will deny that 
ever; eiTort bus been made to improve it. No labour has been f^p'ited, but 
liithcrlo without the expected measure of success. 

What then was to be done ? Ordinary means hnving failed, tliere was only one 
course open, and that was a frank explanation of the circumstances, and a s'^te- 
luent of the whole cnie. Circulars have been forwarded to eliuiches who have 
given "0 htip tin two or more years, and to such private friends as are known to 
be anxious about the Society's welfare and success. Some fruit lias already been 
nthtred. We wait with considerable nniiety for the result. Uay all wlio can 
help be inclined Co off>:r it promptly and liberally I 



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Allen, J. H.. Eiq 

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PMo, S. M., Em., HP.. 
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Subtcriptiona and Donatiinii tbankfiilty mcdved bj the Trranirer, Iometb Tainoit, Esq. 
Lombard Street ; and by the SecretnrT, Hr. Frideiuck Trkstrail, and Rev. Josifh 
Ambus, at the Mission Houn, Hoorgale Street; aod by the psiton of the churches tbroui;hout 
the Kingdom. 

4, CoHPToif Stbcet EiST, Brunswick Sqeia*. 


MARCH, 1849. 


B HBT. atO. B. IDE, D.D. 

Thb PMlAdelphiA Associ&tiun haa just 
dosed & TeT7 interesting sesuon. The 
Teneiatioit in which this uioient bod; 
it held, its prominent position, establish- 
ed character, and the large number of 
churches represented in it, give to its 
delibentions sod moTementt an 
portMioe that belongs to few similar 
orguoixatioiu throughout the land, 
Th« n»wtiig was one of much harmouj 
and apiiitoal enjoyment. The accounts 
pieaented bj tiie del^ates from the 
Kveral ohurcdies indicated, in general, a 
healthful tone of religiooa feeling and 
action ; while the interest manifested 
in the various objects of bensvolenoe, 
and the liberal contribotions made for 
their support, afforded the moat cheer- 
iog evidoioe that this noble cause has a 
firm hold apou the hearts of the multi- 
tade there assembled. 

But the decisioD which appears to us 
of chief moment, and baught with the 
faappieat consequences to the peace of 
Z.OD, was one relating to the sphere ol 

the association in matters of dlaoipliiie. 
By one of the ohurches certain queries 
were sent np, having reference to sub- 
jects connected with its own internal 
administration, on which adrioe was 
sought. The association, hj a verj 
large m^oritj, decided tliat suoh ques- 
tions did not come within its le^timate 
scope 1 that it was foreign from the 
design of its formation to give oouosel 
in affairs of ecclesiastical goTcmment ; 
and that difficulties arising in an indi- 
vidual chuioh, or between different 
churches, should be ai^}UBted in the 
customary and authorized way. In thii 
conclusion we rejoice believing it cal- 
culated to promote order, to preserve 
the independence of the churches, and 
to determine the real province of those 
voluntary bodies emanating from them. 
To show that our approval is not 
lightly given, we shall take occasion to 
offer a few thoughts on the (ru« noturw 
and purpose of aivxiationt, at a recog- 
niud dipartmeiU of bapiit peiity. 


There ii, perii&pa, uo other organiza- 
tion unong til M ill defined, or respect- 
ing which euch vague opinions are 
entertained. And jct assooations, 
meeting aa tber do regularly, having a 
perm&nent existence, and an established 
oonneiion with the churches, must, 
from their verj ohantcter, be capable of 
great good or evil. It is, therefore, a 
question of much practical importance. 
What is their appropriate sphere! 
Within what limits is their influence 
benaflcialt When does it become 
dangerous and harmful 1 

It is plain that no express mention 
of assodaliona is found in the New 
Testament. We know not that the 
primitive churches bad any arrange- 
ments analogous to them. But though 
not directly required by any command 
or example of scripture, their existence 
is, we conceive, strictly in harmony 
with the general spirit of its instruc- 
tiona It is certainly allowable for 
Cbristiani to institute, with a view to 
their own religious improvement, such 
voluntary oombinations as do not con- 
flict with any statute of the gospel ; 
which assumes not to make, interpret, 
or execute laws in the kingdom of 
Christ i and which trench upon none 
of the prercgativea of that eeoleeiastioal 
constitution whioh be has ordained- 
Acoordingly, the churches of our deno- 
minaUou have deemedit not inconsistent 
with the bible, and profitable to them- 
selves, to unite in fraternal commoai- 
ties, under the name of tssociationa, 
for the purpose of mutual edification 
and comfort. The institutions so form- 
ed are intended nmply and exclusively 
to have regard to the spiritual interests 
of the Dhurahes connected with them ; 
to ascertain and collect the facta of 
their condition ; to produce concert in 
their pious labours ; to extend succour 
and encouragement to the feeble ; and, 
by the interchange of sympathy and 
fellowship^ to promote uni^ td feeling. 

and co-operadon in the oause of Oud. 
They have no authority to promulgate 
creeds, to issue canons, to prescribe 
systems of discipline, or in any way to 
supervise the internal regulations of the 
churches. They are not boards of 
reference, nor oouncils of advice, nor 
courts of appeal. They can neither 
legislate, nor adjudicate, nor punish. 
An association may, indeed, separate 
from it any church that becomes corrupt 
in doctrine, or whose disorderly and 
violent proceedings endanger the general 
p ace ; that is, it may withdraw the 
privileges of union and intercourse 
whon the conditions on which they were 
conferred are violated. Such a power 
is necessary to secure the ends it has in 
view, and is involved in the very pria- . 
oiples of its organization. But further 
it cannot properly go. Apart from this, 
its sole office is, by the meana above 
indicated, to advance truth, holmess, 
and love ; leaving all that is executive, 
disciplinary, or governmental, where 
Christ hath left it— to the churvhea 
themselves, acting in their individual 
capacity, under their sovereign Bead, 
to whom alone they are reeponsible. 

It may, however, be said, that when 
cases of difficulty exist in a church 
which it ia unable to settle, it may be 
both suitable and useful to seek instruc- 
tion and guidance from Uie aasociatioii 
to which it beknga. To such a course 
there are, in our opinion, very serioua 
and weighty objections. References (4 
this nature, shonld they become frequent 
— and were the prinoipla established, 
they would soon do so — mnstneoeenrily 
absorb the time of the association, pro- 
tract its sessions, create strife and party 
feeling, and waste, in exciting discus- 
sions, the hallowed hours that should 
be spent in devotional exeroisea, and in 
solemn consultation on the great inte- 
rests of the Redeemer's kingdom. Thus 
the very objects for which an association 
ia formed would b* crowded out and 



lost. Nor ia gaeb a Iwdj at kll a fitting i 
oae to inTestigate tUMi detennins qnes- 
tioiu of diadpUno. It is not bo oonsti- I 
tated aa to answer any purpooe of this 
kind. It has neither the leisure nor 
the means for the calm deliberation, 
the jAtient webbing oF evidence, the 
fall and impartial inqnirj, lo iudispens- 
able to jost conalonons. Whaterer 
jodgmfloti it might pats, in these cir- 
cumstanoes, must be bastj, onide, 
weeded, and would, probabljr, only 
aggravate the evil they vere intended to 

But, it tnaj be asked, b a church, 
when embarrassed by cases of an intri- 
eate and distracting nature, never to 
daim advice from any eoorce wiUiout 
itsdf t To this we reply, that the rules 
whidi Christ has given in his word for 
the order and regulation of his bouse, 
if rightly understood and applied, are 
amply sufficient for every conceivable 
exigency. Let these be duty studied 
and wisdy followed, and the most obsti- 
nate diseensions will vanish before their 
healing influence. And what is true of 
difficulties in a partioular oburcb, is 
equally true of those which sometimes 
arise between different churches. But 
should instances occur, in which the 
application of the Saviour's laws is not 
deariy seen, or division and excited 
feding prevent their being put in force, 
there is a remedy at hand, sanctioned 
by scriptural precedent, and the general 
aistom of our denomination. Let the 
dinrch or churches so situated, agree to 
submit their differences to the umpirage 
of nngbbouring obarches. Let judicious 
and impartial brethren be called in for 
this pnrpoee, before whom the whole 
bets of the case shall be laid, and who, 
after careful investigation, shall explain 
the scriptural rule in the premises, and 
give such counsel and aid as may be 
needed. Scarcely an oooasiou can arise 
in which snch an espedieut will not be 
At all events it is &r 

more efTectoal and safe than a refeienes 
to associations. Councils, as such occa- 
sional assemblages are denominated 
among us, are chosen with a view to the 
specific ease that is to come before 
them. They meet at the call of the 
ohurch desiring their sssistance. Their 
office ia wholly advisory, and even that 
is delegated ; and when its functions 
are performed, it reverts to the churdi 
at whose request they act Having 
discharged the daty asrigned them, thej 
are dissolved, and cease to exist. 

But an association is a permanent 
body. It is freqnently even a l^al 
corporation. By its stated meetings, 
and annual delegates, it renews and 
perpetuates itselt If it be empowered 
to take cogmzanee of discipline, or to 
instruct the churches in the manage- 
ment of their internal affairs, self-reepeot 
alone will lead it to see that its dictatea 
be regarded. Where they are treated 
with contempt, it can do no less than 
put out from it the delinquent or re- 
fractory members. And thus we have 
at once, an ecclesiastical court, inter- 
preting laws, issuing decrees, and en- 
forcing them by the very highest penalty, 
that of excision. It may declare that 
the potent words it utters are mert-ly 
those of advice — the mild admonitions 
of a kind and watchful guardian — but 
they are, in effect, commands — the im- 
perative edicts of a judicatory erected 
over the churches, and awing them into 
submission. It matters little by what 
name such a controUing power may be 
called — whether synod, presbytery, or 
association. The thing, as to all practi- 
cal results, is essentially the same. As 
soon would we place ourselves under an 
organisation claiming to legislate in 
Qod's house, as under one presuming to 
expound to us his will, and visiting with 
censure the n^lect of its teachings. 
W hatever thus exercises superintendence 
over the ohurches, or hinders their free 
action, is a palpaUe enoroachmsnt upon 


their aathoritj, ftnd a groM nBDTpKtion 
of the rights of their exgJt«d Lord. 
Will it be said that aatodatioai, as now 
modelled and cooducted, can never do 
this I But let them be made regular 
organs of adrice — Btanding arbitrators 
on every occasion of doubt or dispute — 
and they will soon grow int^ lordly 
buUc, and over-flbadowing influence. 
The early Christians were wont to hold 
fraternal conferences on the best modes 
of extending the gospel in their par- 
ticular neighbourhoods. From these 
rimple and harmless gatherings, human 
perrersion and ambition drew, in later 
times, a precedent for those tremendous 
engines of ecdedastical tyranny, the 
cecumenical oonnails, in which arrc^ant 
bishops, and priests, and monks, pre- 
Boribed the doctrines to be received, and 
the laws to be observed by the uniTersal 
churdi, and fulminated anathemas 
ag^st all who should disobey thdr 
mandates. Let associations he restrict- 
ed within their proper limits ; let them 
be regarded and nuuntained as annnal 
festivals of piety, where the churches, 
by th^ messengers, come together to 
inform eaoh other of their state ; to 
recount the merries of God ; to draw 
from the past hope for the future ; to 

sympathize in each other's joys and 
sorrows ; and by mutaal exhortation to 
incite to holy zeal ; — where, as on a spot 
consecrated to love, brother greets 
brother, heart mingles with heart, 
thought responds to thought, and hymns, 
and prayers, and the &ithful preaching 
of the word, thrill the sonl with foretastes 
of heaven — let such be their character, 
and they will be seaso&S rich with en- 
joyment, and full of faleesing. But if 
once they are diverted from their true 
design, and made arenas of debate, and 
platforms for the exercise of spiritual 
authority, then farewell to all their use- 
fulness. They will become instmments 
of pride and domination. The inde- 
pendence of the churches will be but an 
empty name. The free impulses of 
Cbristian afieotion, and the varied yet 
Uended mtmo of all its sweet harmo- 
nies, will die away amid the noise of 
strife, and the thunder of imperioas 
behests. Zion will languish and monm ; 
while, through all her desolate border*, 
will stalk the dim and shadowy, but 
ever-present form of a spiritual despot- 
ism, only the more fatal and terrible 
because its provinoe is undefined, and 
its existence unacknowledged. — PAvio- 
ddphia Ckritlian Chronide. 


I Tnx S.XY. cdbhelids i 

gUDit hii haoH," — Nelicmikli ui 

Thi phrase at the head of this article 
is too &«quently perverted into a flimsy 
pretence wherewith to cover a heart of 
covetousness and all uncbaritableneee. 
Tet it is quite true that Christian 
charity should b^n at hom^ although 
it should not end tiiere. 

This most excellent grace lies in oon- 
oentrio circles round the right-hearted 
believer, like those which are formed by 

casting a pebble into the water, expand- 
ing and widening till they endrcle the 
whole circumference of the lake ; for 
thus, although true Christian charity 
awakens its first emotions in the heart 
where it finds a home, it at the same 
time has a sympathetic chord which 
vibrates to the wiul of misery from the 
very ends of the earth. 
T%e scripture at the head of titis 



■fticle refers to the work of the Jewg in 
the d^TB of Nehemiftfa, who visiting the 
land of his fathers, ipake thus to the 
inhsbitmota of the holf oitj, " Ya see 
tite distceM we are in, how Jerusa- 
lem lieth waste, and the gates thereof 
are burned with fire : come, and let ua ! 
build np the wall of Jernaalem, that we | 
be DO mora a reproach." Their patriot- i 
iam and piety were aroused bj this - 
appeal, and forthwith they aet about 
the work, and the manner of their per- 
fbrming it is suggestiTe of a process, 
which, if imitated in the present dilapi- 
daliooa of the apiritoal Jerusalem, 
would tend, under the divine bleswng, 
to make it "a praise in the earth," for, 
" Eoerg ont builded ovrr againU hit own 
AoHje." Thia made comparativelj eaa; 
and efficient the work, which, other- 
wise, might have been difficult and pro- 
First, then, may uneonverUd heartrt 
of the gotpd learn, that instead of hear- 
ing for othen, as they too often do, they 
should hear and obey the gospel for 
themaelTes, and thoa boiid against 
their own house. Sin has broken 
down the fortifications of the human 
heart, so that the world, the fleah, and 
the devil, have free ingress and egress, 
and the waU of regenerating grace can 
alone secure them from final de&truc- 

Men are eager enough about the 
things which are seen and are tempo- 
ral, — witness the golden mania, under 
the influence of which thousands are 
flocking to Oalifomia, or are toiling, 
and grasping, and screwing, at home, to 
gather a little shining dust, a mountain 
of which would not soothe one guilty 
pang, or purohase one drop of balmy 
comfort for a wounded spirit, or com- 
mand one ray of light or joy in the 
dark and dying hour ; fur " what shall 
it proHt a man if he gain the whole 
worid and lose bis own soul )" ye 
men of Jerusalem '. ye who dwell in 

the city of outward privileges, and yet 
are not "Jews inwardly," of what avail 
would it have been in the days of 
Nehemiah to that perverse IsraeUte 
who should have refused to build against 
bis own bouse, although his neigbliours 
bad built against theira 1 So with you ; 
on the right and on the left yon may be 
connected with thoae who are saved, 
but you will be lost for ever unless you 
seek the salvation of your own souls. 

Secondly. Let Christians leam from 
this, the importance of ascertaining, 
not merely that they ore converted, but 
that they are in a gracious, lively, 
spiritual state ; fur if they have lost 
their first love, the fence of their safety 
is out of repair, there are holes in the 
wall, and gaps in the hedge, through 
which spirituality may go out, and the 
world may get in. Look to the wall of 
itera fra'jtr, if you would keep out the 
enemy. A breach here has been the 
undoing of thousands. Satan directs 
hie battering rams against thia part of 
the wall with more than ordinary force, 
and if he had not first succeeded here 
against Noah and Lot and David and 
Peter, we believe he would never have 
overcome thorn as he did. 

Be sure, also, you do not sufier the 
wall of fitmily prayer to be broken 
down, or if it be so, build it up again, 
for it is the beat defence of your house- 
How many servants, and how many 
children, will have to praise God through 
eternity that ever they bowed the knee 
at the fiunily altar ! And well may a 
pious houaebold lay themselves down in 
peace and sleep, after the evening do- 
meatio worship, with a happy consciona' 
neaa of greater safety, than bolta, or 
ban, or watchman, can seoore. 

Then we think again, that by every 
man building against hia own house, we 
may leam the duty of every laember of 
a family to seek the promotion of its 
spiritual welfare. 

Are you tt praying cAild, and are you 



alone, in this respect, in the fkmilj 1 
Tou must seek the ooDTenion of those 
of TOUT household who ate yet in their 
■ins. Who can tell but the littie leaven 
which it hat [deaeed God to put in your 
heart, may leaven the whole lumpl 

Are you a praying lervant in a prayer- 
less &mily ) Think of the little maid 
in Naaman'e house, poor little eUve-girl 
as she WBH, yet she spoke in that heathen 
family of the prophet of Israel. All 
honour to that little captive Israelite ! 
She was the means of healing the 
leprosy, and, we hope, of saving the 
■oul, of her master. Kvery individual 
inhabitant of Jerusalem was, duublless, 
enjoined to help in building against the 
house in which he lived, for in the 30th 
verse we read of one, who, probably, 
was only a lodger, the o«oupier of but 
one room, and he built " against his 
chamber." Whatever position, there- 
fore, you hold in a faniily, rememlter 
you are placed there to promote and in- 
crease its piety. 

The example of these Jews may also 
suggest the obligation of every believer 
so to " build agwost his own bouse," as 
to seek the peace and prosperity of the 
particular ehureh to wAicA ha bdongi. 
Home rambling professore seem a kind 
of houseless wanderers, vriihout any 
settled home, having "itching ears," 
without special attachment to any par- 
ticular pastor, or any particular church, 
and as a necessary result they are re- 
garded with indifference by all, and 
beloved and respected by none. Now 
we do not recommend or inculcate a 
narrow-mindedness which cannot go the 
whole length of that charity which ex- 
panded the great heart of the apostle 
when he said, " Qrace be with all them 
that love the Lord Jesus Christ in sin- 
cerity," but we urge that speciality of 

ChrisUan action which will induce a 
believer to attach himself to some Chris- 
tian church, and then, though not 
exclusively, yet primarily, to pray and 
labour for the advancement of all that 
is right and holy in that church ; and 
if every member of every Christian 
church would thus prayerfully and 
actively " build against his own house," 
all would soon realise the verity of that 
glorious prediction, " In that day shall 
this song be sung in the land of Judah, 
We have a strong dty, salvation will 
Qod appoint for walls and bulwarks." 

Two observaticns shall conclude these 
reflections. The first is, That there is 
work for every Christisn to do, and 
none, therefore, should stand idle. 
Christian pastors, perhaps, will sllow it 
to be suggested that upon them devolve* 
the duty of Mtting their people to vrori. 
In the work at Jerusalem some might 
make the mortar, others bring the 
bricks, others hold the plumb-line, and 
others build the wslL So with us, some 
may be Sunday'Sdiool teachers, some 
tract distributors, some missionary col- 
lectors, some visiters of the sick, others 
labourieg in sumranding villages, and 
all praying — " Build thou the walls of 
Jerusalem," ever remembering, "Exoept 
the Lord build the house, they labour in 
vain that build it." 

The remaining observation is, That 
though every one's work may thus be 
distinct, all hmv one Mmnwit xnUrttt; 
and while thus separately labouring fat 
Christ and souls, may yet knew, " How 
blest the tie that binds their hearts in 
Christian love." And when the build- 
ing is complete, the head-stone will be 
brought with shoutings, crying, " QinM, 
grace unto it." 

Bwrg St. ^tewneb. 


Sib nu; be Tiewed andar wioiu «>- 
ptets. It our ^ oonaiderad in itself, 
in ita op-.rUiont, uid in its fraita. It 
ii frequeoUj ooiuidered aa affeotiag 
MirwlTa^ u injurious to othar% and ta 
committed against Qod. 

Pint. In refereooe to lina which 
■fleet our ndghbour men are generallj 
■greed. The repressing and punishing 
of than is indeed found neceBiarir, not 
(Milj to the well being, but to the very 
■xittence, of societj. 

Falsehood, it^uatioe, oppression, im- 
purity, drunkennew, glntton;, idlenesa, 
NttraTaganoe, pennriouaness, are all 
hnrtfol to our neighbour ; and did they 
umrersallj prevail would dissolve the 
&bric of societr. So far as the; abound 
thej are confessedly injurious. And 
even they who indulge in them oannot 
hut oondemn such as commit them 
to their hurt 

Secondly. A greater diversity of judg- 
ment is entertained of the sins which 
affect oniadves. In this esas the party 
most conwder and decide for himself. 
But one or two prindpleB may l>e men- 
tioned which are indisputable, if reason 
is to be beard. Surely that action or 
course of conduct is wrong which de- 
stroys bodily health, or has a direct 
tendency to do so ; which renders the 
body the master of the soul, which 
makes the lowest faculties of the mind 
superior to the highest. 

And many sins not immecUatBly ope- 
rsting on otbera work most powerAiUy 
on the party himself in these respects. 
For iastanoe, tha man who has a large 
ineome, and who lives ranch within it, 
may daily indulge in intoxication, so as 
gndnally to weaken and injure both 
mind and body. 

But another aspect under which sin 
appears is uf still higher moment, as 
inst tJU Ueaied Qod. 

Many, it ia to be ftered, and even soma 
genuine Christians, have very inadequate 
ideas, and still feebler impressions, of 
the evil of tin in reference to Qod. He 
is the oreator of our spirit, and the 
former of our body. On him and him 
alone we are dependent for the continu- 
ance of our eiistonoe, for time and for 
eternity. He is our iMnefactor, and tha 
giver of all we possess and enjoy. He 
is independent, eternal, infinite, and 
immutable, in his essence and all its 
properties. Every perfection belongs 
to his nature as such ; and is entitled 
to all the veneration, and affection, and 
confidence, and submission, which a 
rational creature can yield. What can 
be more lovely and venerable than bit 
perfections; infinite understanding, uni- 
versal knowledge, infallible wisdom, 
omnipotence, omnipresence, boundless 
beneficence, mercy, grac^ condescension, 
holiness, rectitude, truth, justice, pa- 
He possesses every excellence, and is 
the fountain of all that is truly good in 
the nature and character of all other 
beings. Sin is an evil committed by us 
against this greatest and best of beings, 
our maker and friend, and who stands 
to us in the closest relations. As crea- 
tor he has conferred on us our lieing, and 
our faculties, and our position, that we 
may employ all for him. As our gover- 
nor he has given us a law ithich we 
are bound to obey ; a law founded on 
his own character, and the unalterable 
relations subsisting between the maker 
and the creature. His favour is our 
supreme felicity, his approbation our 
highest honour, and his displeasure our 
degradation and misery. 

The evil of all sin lies in its contra* 
riety to this glorious Qod. It is practi- 
cal atheism — a working out of the 
oppoiition of our heart to Qod- Who 



or n'hat can exhibit its demerit in 
reference to him ) It is rebellion 
ttgkinat the Supreme. It is ingratitude 
for the richest benefits we enjoy. It is 
a defiance of his omnipotence. It is a 
denial of hia omniscience and omnipre- 
eenoe. It is a contempt of bis benefi- 
cence—a disbelief of bis threatenings 
—an usderTaluing of his favour — a 
slighting of his wrath — & provocation 
of his rectitude, puritj, and justice — a 
preference of the creature to the ores- 
tor, of the stream to the fountain, of 
the giit to the giver. It is a perversion 
of our existence from all the ends for 
which the Most High has bestowed it. 
Sin is a oourse, the same as if there were 
no God, no responsibility here or here- 
after. The evil of sin appears still 
more dreadful when we place it in the 
sunshine of gospel light, as committed 
against the sacred Three 1 G>od has 
sent us a full revelation of his mind, as 
the lover of sinful man and seeking his 
salvation. What is it but the power of 
sin which makes us to reject the mes- 
sage and invitations of the richest 

salvation of Jesus ; and either neglect, 
despise, or regent it. And this is the 
very consummation of human guilt, 
that men prefer darkness to light bo- 
cause their deeds are eviL 

May we see, and learn, and feel tho 
sinfulneaa of sin as committed against 
the gospel, as a despite of the Spirit of 
grace 1 as a trampling on the blood of 
Qod's Son ; as a rejection of that lov« 
in Ood's heart which passeth all know- 

Happy is he who is convinced of rin 
as the greatwt evil by the Spirit and 
word of Ood, and is led thus to Jesus as 
the Saviour. 

If sin be not destroyed it will finally 
destroy ns. Even were no guilt imput- 
ed, and no punishment infiictod by Qod 
on the transgressor, an unrenewed heart 
would saparato from G-od, and s^iparats 
for ever. John iii, 3, " Except a man 
be bom again, he eannct enter the 
kingdom of God." "I am the way — 
the life." 

J. L. 

It H4za r< 

" WJifreforc gird up the loiai or jour mind, be i 
to be brouglit uato yiu at Ibe rcvtUt 

Whili Paul was a minister of the 
unoiroumoision, Peter, James, and John 
were ministers of the ciroumoiston ; 
their epistles were addressed principally 
to the converted Jews. Jamee ad- 
dressed principally " the twelve tribes 
which were scattered abroad," and I 
suppose this epistle was addressed to 
the same description of people, "the 
strangers scattered throughout Pontus, 
Oalatia, CappadiMia, Asia, and Bithynia." 

I 1«, I7M, ai THl 

The ten tribes were scattered by the 
Assyrian captivity, and we hear little 
more of them ; however, it affords us 
pleasure that Christ found numbers of 
them out. It affords a solemn pleasure 
that we have the assurance that 
Bphraim, as the ten tribes are called, 
should return in Christ, that numbers 
of the twelve tribes should be found 
amongst tho followers of the Lamb, 
but they were scattered up and down 


the earth, it should seem, and subjected 
to great affliction, and, now that they 
had imbibed the gospel, to great perse- 
cutions for its sake ; and it was with a 
vietr to stimulate and support their 
hearts that tiiis epistle was written. 
The apostle in this chapter holds up 
before them the hope of the gospel, and 
with reference to the Saviour he sajrs, 
" Whom having not seen je love ; in 
whom, though now ye see him not, jet 
believing, ye r^oioe with joy unspeak- 
able and fiiU of glorj." He tells them 
that though now for a season thej are 
in heaviness, through manifold tempta- 
tions, jet there is an inheritance laid 
np for them incormptible, undefiled, 
and that &deth not awaj. What mo- 
tives, my brethren, are these to support 
a persecuted and afflicted people .' It 
is in continuation of the same strain 
that he uses the words which I first 
read, " Wherefore gird up the loins of 
jour mind, he sober, and hope to the 
end, for the grace that is to be brought 
unto jou at the revelation of Jesus 

The little time we have to improve 
this auliject will be taken up, first, in 
trying to explain and illustrate the 
apostle's exhortation ; and, secondly, in 
considering the glorious motive that 
he holds up to enforce or to encourage 
compliance with it — the grace that is 
to be brought unto them at the revela- 
tion of Jesus Chiist. The admonition 
which the apostle here gives, or the 
exhortation which is here addressed, to 
the believing Israelites, I need not saj 
is applic^e to ua in this present state 
of affliction; though we may not at 
pment be subjected t« the same perse- 
eutima as thej were, jet there is a 
kind of tribulation to which we are 
exposed, and must be exposed, in, the 
present state. 

The first part of his exhortation con- 
lists in this expression, "Oird up the 
kiins of jour mind. " Oirdiog up our 

loins is an expression which alludes to 
the custom of the East, where the peo- 
ple wore long loose garments hanging 
down to the feet, and, consequently, 
whenever they found it necessary to 
engage in any kind of activity, thej 
were obliged to gird up those garments. 
Thus when they ran they girded them- 
selves. You remember that Elijah, 
when he ran to Jezreel before the chariot 
of Ahab, girded up his loins. So when 
the people went on a journey they used 
to gird themselves. Thus Israel were 
oommanded on the night that they 
departed from Egypt to have their 
loins gilt, and their staves in their 
bands, ready to marcL So, likewise, 
when thej eng^ed in war thej had 
their loins girt, in order that those gar- 
ments might not foil and interrupt theiu. 
The spirit of the passage then is. Be in 
the posture for activity ; we have our 
joumej to travel, we have our conflicts 
to engage in, we have our race to nm, 
and we are called upon to gird up the 
loins of our minds. Perhaps this ex- 
pressive sentence may include, at least, 
these idea^ — Do not faint in the day of 
adversity — gird up the loins of your 
mind. The mind b in danger of losing 
its strength under present afflictions, 
under painful events, under heavy per- 
secutions, 01 adverse dispensations of 
Providence. The mind is, as it were, 
apt to be like the loins, to wax feeble. 
To gird up the loins of the mind is to 
cultivate a spirit of fortitude, firmness, 
perseverance. Qird up your minds 
under all the adversities of life ; under 
all the difficulties that you have to meet 
with. Do not faint under present 
afiUctions, but keep the crown of im- 
mortality in view. Christians, you are 
in danger, under some circumstances, of 
being disheartened, of sinking into 
despondency and discouragement, and 
there is reason from time to time, a&esh 
as it were, to gird up the loins of the 
mind, to look before us rather than to 



&iDt by Ibe way. Some of you mfty ba 
far advancikl in life. Well the thought 
of drawing near to the borders of 
eternity excites a sigh where men are 
destitute of the hope of the gospel ; it 
throws a damp upon all your present 
ei^oymants, and outs you down, and 
sometimes it excites a sigh even in the 
Christian ; but let not this be so, look 
forward, gird up the loins of your mind, 
rather press forward in your journey 
than shrink back at the approach of its 
end— rather grasp at the orown that is 
before you, than sink into despondency 
on account of having to cross the ford 
of death ; gird up the loins of your 
minds, remembering that your salvation 
is nearer than when you believed. 

I think the t«nns also denote a spirit 
of disengagedness from thepresent world, 
as a man that shidl gird up his loins is 
supposed to stand ready to march at a 
moment's warning. When Israel had 
this command it was a kind of signal 
for them to be disengaged from Kgypt, 
and ready to march and leave it betiind. 
For us to receive this coinnkand is to 
stand disengaged from the present 
world and all its conoems, and ready at 
a moment's call to quit the stage. I 
do not mean by this that we are to be 
unemployed in life, but that amidst the 
necessary duties of life, the heart 
should be fixed on Qod, and the eye 
fixed upon the crown of immortality, 
as an object constantly before us. 

The next branch of the apostolic ex- 
hortation is, "Be sober." Sobriety is 
the opposite to intomperanoe — the op- 
posite to intoxioation. Intemperance 
or intoxication is of two kinds, sensual 
and mental. To be sober, undoubtedly 
stands opposed to sensual indulgenoe, 
as is intimated in the next verse, " As 
obedient children not fashioning your- 
selves aocording to tiis fonner lusts in 
your ignoranoe." At all events, Chris- 
tians should stand aloof from sensual 
pursuit*. It is mean, it is degrading, 

it is unworthy of a man, to roll in in- 
temperance, to seek his happiness in 
that which is common to the meanest 
of the brute creation ; it is, I say, de- 
grading to a man, but much more so to 
a Christian, to place his happineas in 
eating, or drinking, or any sensual 
enjoyment whatever. Christians are 
called upon to be sober, to be temperate 
in the eqjoyoient even of lawful plea- 
sures. But sensual intemperance is not 
the only kind of intemperance against 
which we are here guarded. The mind 
is in danger of being intoiicBted as well 
as the body i the mind may be intem- 
perately fixed upon the things of this 
life, and we may be drunken with the 
(ares of this life, and so that day come 
upon us unaware. " B: sober," Sober 
in what ) In the pursuit of wealth — 
in the pursuit of honour ; be sober in 
all your plans and in all your pursuits. 
There is a kind of chastisedneas of 
spirit that becomes a Christian, that re- 
quires that the soul of man in the 
present state be held in, as it were, with 
bit and bridle; we are apt to go to 
excess in our pursuits, and when once 
we have formed a. plan to pursue it 
with such ardour and eagerness (a plan 
of a worldly nature I mean), as to 
intoxicate our minds. Let us beware 
that we be sober, sober in our plana, 
sober in our pursuits, and sober Id our 
expectations, while we are reviewing 
the great events that are passing in the 

The last branch is expressed in these 
words, *' And hope to the end." Hope 
is the great stimulus of human life, the 
great suppcnt of the heart under the 
various pieasurea whioh it sustains. 
Without it man would sink in all hia 
pursuits 1 without it even a good man 
would not be able to penevere. Hope 
is that whioh bears up the heart, and it 
is hers put, I apprehend, in opposition to 
despondency— "hopetotheend." There 
nwy be pwwds in which yon may be 



nctder temptation to relinquish your 
hope ; sometimeB owing to the great 
l»eHure of outward ills ; aometimea to 
the le&gth of them, — [ imagine more 
&e Utter than the former. Afflictions 
ue TM7 frequently more trying owing 
to their duration than owing to their 
grcatneea. A heavj affliction, a sharp 
affliction, mmj be borne if it be bnt 
short ; bnt ft leaeer affliction if it be 
continued for a length of time without 
intenniaaion desponds the heart, sinks 
the apirits through the continuance of 
it The apoatle exhorts those to whom 
be wrote to "hope to tiie end." As we 
must eipect a number of iUa of vanuus 
kinds t« attend us through life, hope is 
given us to counteract them, and to 
preserve ua from despondenc]' to the 
close of life. Bleased be Ood there is 
an end to all the ilia of life — there is 
an end to persecutions — there i 
to temptations — there is an end to 
afflietians ; they do not last for ever, 
and God has graeiouBi; given ua hope 
as an anchor of the soul to preserve us 
till we arrive safe in the desired haven. 
We will now paaa on to the glorioua 
olgect which the apostle holda up as an 
encouragement to thia hope. " Hope 
to the end for the grace that is 
brou^t unto jou at the revelati 
Jesus Christ" This is held up before 
us as the great object of a Christian' 
hope. What are we to hope for 1 
" The grace that is to be brought unto 
US at the revelation of Jesus Christ" 
Our hopes fou see are not to terminate 
upon anything in this life. It is true 
we are apt to rest here. When we are 
afflicted in one quarter we are ready to 
say, WcU, I hope auch an affliction wilt 
be removed ; I hope things will be 
better by and by ; I hope that the sun 
of prosperity wilt ahine and succeed to 
the dark cloud of adversity ; I hope, 
though I have had but little aucoess in 
trade thia year I shall have better the 
It these objects of hope 

are accompanied with vast unoertunty. 
The great object of the Christian's hope 
should be the grace that is to l>e brought 
him at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 
And what is that 1 Let us look care* 
fully at it I think something of what 
it is may be learned from the context. 
It ii^ I answer in general, in substanca 
the same thing tliat we here in part 
partake of That which la the great 
object of our hope ia the same in its 
nature, though far greater in degree 
with that of which we partioipate in 
the present life. Thia ia intimated in 
the ninth verse, " Receiving the end of 
your faith, even the salvation of your 
souls." The apoatle supposes that 
Christiana already receive the end of 
their faith, that ia, that they already 
partake of heaven ; that they already 
have a foretaste of the grace that is to 
be brought unto them at the revelation 
of Jesus Christ. What is heaven 1 To 
be Bure we do not know sa to its degree, 
but we can judge in some sort what it 
ia as to its nature. It ia the same that 
we tiave already received ; we have re- 
ceived the end of our faith, the solvation 
of our souls. 

The apoatle John in the Revelation 
gives ua various ideaa of heaven. The 
Son of Gkid thus addresses the churches, 
" To him that overcomeih will I give"— 
wliati — "a white stone, and in the stone 
a new name written." Well, and what 
is this but what we already participate, 
the forgiveness uf our dna, a name and 
a place in the houae of Ood better tlian 
that of sons and daughtera. What do 
we participate already but the fruit of 
the tree of life that grows in the midst 
of the paradiae of Oodt It waa pro- 
mised that they should be clothed in 
white garments, and are we not already 
clothed upon with the righteouancsa of 
the Son of Qod 1 In ihort, the jojs of 
heaven will consist in loving and 
adoring the Lamb, and exploring the 
■yatero of redemption, and lliat is tli« 


ohief of the jojr in the present state. 
Chriatians not only ahall come, bat are 
come to Mount Zion, to the citj of the 
living God, to an innumerable comp&n; 
of angela. We are alreadj associateB 
with the blessed above. The church 
militant and triumphant are not two 
churches but one church ; not two 
fiunilies but one familj ; — " of whom," 
speaking of Qod, " the whole familj in 
heaven and earth are named." It is 
one farailj with God as the Father ; 
one and the same &mil7, a part of 
whom rende here and another part 
there, but it is all one society. Te are 
come, therefore, if je are believers in 
Christ, to Mount Zion, to the citjr of 
the living Qod, to the societj of the 
holj angels, for one of themselves has 
acknowledged, "I am tb; fellow servant, 
and of thy brethren that have the 
testimony of Jeaus." They are minis- 
tering spirits sent forth to minister to 
the heirs of salvation. 

But farther, the object of our hope is 
not only the same for substance with 
that we already poesess, only greater tn 
degree, hut it is the same salvation of 
which you read in the tenth verse — 
which the prophets inquired diligently 
after, and which the angels desired to 
look into ; that is the grace that is re- 
served for US, and that shall be brought 
to us at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 
The theme of redemption whioh gradu- 
ally broke in, whioh was the subject of 
prophecy, which was the theme into 
which the angels penetrated with un- 
ceasing and eager desire, that whioh 
shall be the theme of the blessed above, 
that is, the grace that shall be brought 
in unto ns at the appearing of Jesus 
Christ. Thus much we learn from the 

Now what do we learn from the pos- 
■igeitaelfl This glorious olgect of our 
hope is called grace. Sometimes that 
term etands distinguished from glory ; 
hut here it is osed in a large senie and 

includes all that we have here, and all 
that we shall have hereafter. It inti- 
mates that the Uiss of another world 
will be mere grace and free favour, for 
which we shall be indebted to Ood 
alon& This grace is supposed to be 
brought unto us at the last day, at the 
revelation of Jesus Christ. The eeoond 
coming of Christ is called a revelation 
of him, because he will then no longer 
be concealed — no longer be hidden in 
obscurity — no longer veil his glory ; bat 
he will appear in all his greatness and 
grandeur ; and at that day the portion 
of Chri«tians is represented as brought 
unto them. We have enjoyed mudi 
grace in this world. Qod has brought 
forth grace and mercy to us in many a 
trying hour here ; he has bestowed hie 
helping hand in many a difficulty, but 
the great body, as I may call it, of our 
inheritance is yet in reserve, it is to be 
brought unto us at the revelation of 
Jesus Christ At present we are not in 
a state of preparedness for our inherit- 
r is our inheritance altogether 
in a state of preparedness for us. We 
are not prepared for heaven yet ; we 
are like children in a state of minority, 
and who if they were at once put into 
possession of their estates, would not 
understand how to use them. We must 
be fitted for it ; we must be prepared 
by a series of afflictive trials ; they 
eminently fit the mind for enjoyment. 
Light afflictions, as tbey are called by 
way of contrast, must work out a waght 
of glory. Neither is our inheritance in 
a state of complete preparation for us 
yet Jesus Christ told his apostles, " I 
go to prepare a place for you." The 
scriptures teach us that we shall not be 
fully satisfied till the morning of the 
resurrection. Even when we die and 
go to Qod our bliss will not be tnmplete 
till the morning of the resurrection. 
"Then shall I be saUsfied," said the 
Psalmist, " when I awake in thy like- 
ness." And all this is rational, beeanse 


that wbidi will constitute oar heaven 
will consist verj much in ezploiing the 
gmmt ijBtem at redemption, and the 
ijstem of redemption will not be com- 
pJeted till the morning of the resurrec- 
tion. Hence it i« that we cannot see it 
to ita foil advantage at pieseot. Were 
a ^oriooB pieoe of machinery carrying 
on — were yon to enter and see one wheel 
here, another in this place, ajid another 
in that, and were you to be inqoimtiTe 
and ask the machinist, " Of what use, 
pray lir, is this ? To what purpose U 
tbifl 1" and BO on, probably he would out 
Aort your inquiries by answering, 
" Have patience till the whole machine 
ia finished, then you will see the use of 
every part" It is thus with a thousand 
present events ; we do not see the use 
of those events at present, but when 
the grace shall be brought unto us at 
the revelation of Jesus Christ, the whole 
glorious machine will be completed, and 
then we shall perceive the use of every 
part ; and for this reason, I take it, in 
a great degree the bliss of heaven will 
be probably ten thousand-fold augment- 
ed from that period, as compared with 
what it ever was or could be before. 

But let us inquire a little more par- 
ticularly what is that grace that shall 
be brought unto us at the revelation of 
JesoB Christ. Perhaps it may consist 
in three or four things. The first of 
those, according to the scripture account 
of it, will connst in the resurrection of 
the body, that is, one part of the grace 
that shall be brought to us at the reve- 
lation of Jeeos Christ. A glorious im- 
mwtality — liberty to all those captives 
who have long hia slumbering in the 
dost ; so the scripture tells us, " The 
Lord himself shall descend from heaven 
with a shout, with the voice of the 
archangel, and with the trump of Qod, 
and the dead in Christ shall rise first." 
That will be the first act in this divine 
drama — tiie resurrection of the body, 
which i* represented as bung in answer 

to the sound of the trumpet. It al- 
ludes, I take it, to the trumpet of jubi- 
lee amongst the Jews. Every fifty 
years they had a year of general de- 
liverance, in which aU the captives were 
free, all debts were paid, and every man 
was restored to his former inheritance. 
You may easily conceive the state of 
feeling at the approach of the year of 
jubilee. It would raise an ardent hope 
in the breasts of the captives, and when 
the last, the forty-ninth year was enter- 
ed upon, oh, how cheerful would be 
their countenances. When the last 
month came, the last week, the last 
day, evei7 man would feel himself in a 
sort delivered. At length the sun sets, 
and at the setting of the sun you hear, 
perhaps, t«n thousand trumpets blown 
through every quarter of the land — 
Liberty to the captive, and the opening 
of the prison to them that are bound. 
Such was the acceptable year of the 
Lord ; and at this instant every prison 
door flew open, and every captive lost 
his chains. Now, I apprehend, it is in 
allDsion to this fiict that it is said, "The 
Lord shall descend from heaven with a 
shout." Yes, all heaven, the souls of 
the redeemed, the innumerable company 
of angels, ail the holy intelligences in 
Qod's universe, would unite in one 
general voice, and raise a shout through- 
out the uuiverse that should rend the 
ground, "and the Jjord himself shall 
descend from heaven with a shout, with 
the voice of the archangel, and with 
the trump of Ood," that shall bring 
deliverance "and the dead in Christ 
shall rise." This is one part and a 
glorious part. How many excellent 
characters bare been committed to the 
dust with weeping eyes — with the weep- 
ing eyes of their dear relations and 
Christian friends 1 How many active 
hands have been laid inactive 1 How 
many eyes have been closed and laid in 
the grave not to wake till the heavens 
are no more ? But now they all wake. 


Now joj sparkles in thoiuuuids and 
thoiusnds of ejee ; now we recognize 
our dear departed friends ; now tht 
dominioQ of death is ended ; now death 
and mortalitj are abuliahed, the mort&l 
puts on immortality, the corruption 
puts on incorniptioD, and death is 
Bwallowed up in victory. ! Christian, 
this is the grace that is to be brought 
unto 70U at the revelation of Jesus 

The next act in this divine drama, 
according to the ecripture account of 
the matter, is this,— a general union 
with all the godly, quick and dead, and 
with the Lord Jesus Christ at their 
bead. 80 jou read in the Epistle to the 
Thessalonians, following the passage I 
before mentioned, " Then we which are 
alive and remain, shall be caught up 
together with them in the clouds, to 
meet the Lord in the air, and so shall 
we ever be with the Lord." Thus there 
will be a general union of all the godly, 
quick and dead. The pn>phetg and 
patriarchs, with the apostles, and mar- 
tyrs, and all the godly in every age and 
period of time, shall all form one gene- 
ral whole — one church of the First-bom. 
The armies of Qod that have been 
scattered abroad shall now form a 
glorious junction, with their Redeemer 
and Commander at their head, and a 
glorious whole this will be. This it 
another part of the grace that is to bt 
brought unto us at the revelation of 
Jesus Christ. 

But I must menti<Hi a third sot iij 
this divine drama, and that is, our 
acquittil at the bar of heaven — our 
acquittal at the judgment-seat of Jesus 
Christ That is a very expressive sen- 
tence, " The Lord grant that ye may 
obtain mercy at that day." My breth- 
ren, we have often obtained mercy in 
this world; but to obtain mercy in that 
day, to be acquitted at the judgment- 
aeat of Christ, to find the judge to be 
our friend, to be absolved fntm all our 

offences, and more than absolved, ap- 
proved in a sort, approved in so &r as 
we have followed the Lamb in the 
present state, to hear him address us, 
" Corae, ye blessed of my Father, inherit 
the kingdom prepared for you from the 
foundation of the world." This, this 
will be the grace that shall be brought 
unto you at the revelation of Jesus 

And then, lastly, for I can go no flir- 
ther, an abundant entrance will be 
ministered unto you into Clod's ever- 
lasting kingdom. I wish I had both 
the discernment and the opportunity to 
I investigate the vast fulness that there 
is in these terms, "An abundant en- 
trance shall be ministered unto you 
into Qod'a everlasting kingdom." I 
think the terms express not only that 
the Christian shall enter into the king- 
dom, but that he shall enter, as we 
should say, with a high hand; not steal 
in, not enter one at a time scarcely 
daring to be seen, but rather like a 
company that shall march in with their 
colours Aying, with their banners dis- 
played, with their Commander at their 
head, entering in with the approbation 
of the Judge of the universe, with the 
shouts of heaven, and with the welcome 
of the Lord of glory. Yes, with the 
welcome of all holy intelligences. This 
is that abundant entrance that will bo 
ministered unto us at the appearing of 
Jesus Christ. 

My brethren ! put these three or four 
thoughts together : — a resurrection 
from the dead ; a union with Christ 
and all holy intelligences ; an acquittal 
at the judgment-seat of Christ ; and 
an abundant entrance into God's evei- 

i laating kingdom. Is not this enough 
to form an object of hope 1 Is not this 
enough to stimulate us to gird up the 
loins of OUT minds 1 With this before 
us, do not let u> faint under a few 

' precant diffionltiet and troablea. Gird 



np the loiiu of jour mind ; b« sober in ; moment's aommuaion with Qod there 
rclatioD to the present state, and hope i noiild annihilate the miseries of ten 
to the end for ths grace that is to be ' thousand years. Be not, therefore, di»- 
brought onto jon at the revelation of countged under present difficulties, but 
Jeans Christ. Our eiyojinent of Qod ! gird up — press forward — hope a little 
there will obliterate the remembrance | longer will put ;ou into possession of 
of all oat former sorrows. Yus, a '. that blessed immortality. 


Tai ngfat of anj of < 
wild mustard plants wiU often suggest 
to the reader of scripture the words of 
OUT Sariour, " The kingdom of heaven 
is like to S grain of mustard seed, which 
a man took and sowed in his field : 
which indeed is the least of all seeds ; 
but when it is grown it is the greatest 
among herbs, and becometh a tree bo 
that the birds of the ^ oome and lodge 
in the branches thereof." A great 
variety of opinion has been entertained 
•S to the species intended in thig text. 
The eastern mustard (sinapis orientalis), 
has been often considered as the scrip- 
ture mustard. It is very common in 
Palestine, and very similar in its appear- 
soce ttt our charlock. The warmth of 
the climate, however, renders it far 
more luxuriant ; and it attains the 
height of a shrub, or even a tree ; but 
as it has not a woody stem, or branches, 
and it dies down to the ground every 
winter, it can scarcely be called a tree. 

Here again we must refer to that 
valuable work the " Pictorial Palestine." 
The author of this book quotes from the 
travels of Captains Irby and Mangles. 
Speaking of vegetable productions in 
the neighbourhood of the Dead Sea, 
theae travellers say, " There was one 
enriouB tree which we observed in great 
plen^, and which bears a fruit in 

bunches, reeembling in i^pearance the 
currant, with the colour of the plumb. 
It has a pleasant, although strongly 
aromatic taste, exactly resembling mus- 
tard ; and if taken in any quantity, 
produces a similar irritability of the 
nose and eyes to that which is caused 
by taking mustard. The leaves of the 
tree have the same pungent flavour as 
the fruit, although not so strong. We 
think it probable thiit this is the tree 
our Saviour alluded to in tbe parable of 
the mustard seed, and not the plant we 
have in the north : for although in our 
journey from Bysan to Adjcloun we met 
with the mustard plant growing wild, 
as high aa our horses' heads, atill, being 
an annual, it did not deserve the appel- 
lation of a tree ; whereas the other is 
really such, and birds might easily, and 
actually do, take shelter under its 

Kitto, commenting on this quota- 
tion, remarks, "The Jewish writers 
speak of a mustard-tree common among 
them in quite corresponding terms ; 
seeming to show that a species of the 
sinapis, or some analogous genus, oS' 
isted in Palestine, with which we are 
not wdl acquainted, and which may 
very probably prove tfl be that whi(^ 
Captain Mangles has pointed out." — 
Wild Flowert of tht Year. 


Let me give you the quaint descrip- 
tion of the maonen of the Atheuituu at 
their feasts from the ArchEeologim 
Attiete: " For their behaviour at table, 
spitting, and coughing, and speaking 
aloud, i»as counted uncivil in anj but a 
gentleman (aa wo say in the univcrsitj, 
that nothing is fresh in a senior) ; and 
to him it vas a glory, says StobcHus, to 
' spit stontlj,' or, as Quintillian calls it, 
dart excreare, as it is among us for great 
men to sit and eat carelessly. But par- 
ing of nails was such a sordid thing 
thatnogentilityoouldbare it out. Their 
attendance was, every one his footboy, 
to whom they used to deliver choice 
bits, or such dainties as they liked best, 
to keep or to carry home with them : 
but I must confess it was counted some- 
what base, and, therefore, cUncuIatly 
done, except it were a very high feast 
indeed, and open house. Your /irpiJtc, 
Tneriila, portions which we read of were 
another thing, as a piece of the victim 
at a sacrifice, or a part of the choicest 
dishes at a feast, sent by all the com- 
pany in a public manner to friends that 
were absent And, indeed, not only the 
Greeks, but the Bomana and the Jews 
too, are to be conunended for remember- 
ing their friends in this kind ; for the 
Jews, both at sacrifice (as Elkanah did 
to hia wife), and also at feaats (as those 

were bid to do by Nehemiah, viii. 10), 
uaed to send portions 'to them for 
whom nothing was prepared.' When 
they had greased th^ fingers they 
would take a piece of soft bread and 
rub them with it, and throw the crumbs 
to the dogs; and from thence came the 
proverb, tanquam oanii vivtnt e magdn- 
lia, 'living like a dog upon hand~ 
wipings.' " 

Do you suppose the allusion was to 
this practice when the woman said to 
our Lord, " Truth, Lord, yet the dogs 
eat of the crumbs which fall from thw' 
master's table T" Matt. xv. 27. 

The case of Lazarus, Luke zvL 20, 
almost speaks for itself: — "And there 
was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, 
which was laid at bis gate full of sores, 
and desiring to be fed with the crumbs 
which fell frank tlie rich man's table; 
moreover, the dogs," waiting for the 
magdalia which Lazarus denred, "came 
and licked his sores." 

" Yet amidst all this jollity," he adds, 
"they had their uMim^ to remind them 
of their mortality, indeed; but merely 
to hasten their merriment, like the 
Egyptians, who used at their feasts to 
bring in the picture of a dead man in a 
coffin; and he that brought him in bade 
every one to eat and drink, for to-morrow 
he should die. "- Birf* Patridic Eveningt. 


SixoK Hasbs made a splendid pro- 
fet^on, though in the gall of bitteroeu. 
— Btddomc'M Sermcnt. 

Orb sin unslaln in a man's bosom 
will blast his usefulness for hfe. — J}r. 

Taa ne^leot of oommon truths oausei 
the n^leot of all truths.— Zi/c of Mn. 

Ir I were without fault myself I 
might expect my sen-ants to be so.— 74. 


Ta be amended bj a little cnM, 
afrtid of a little sin, and affected with 
a litUe mercy, ia a good evidence of 
grace in the tcdI. — lb. 

Thosb who dedre apiiitual blesaings, 
ue Uessed in those derirea, and ahaU 
be filkd with Uioee blessings,— JVoffA^w 

Gop's maaifestations of himself to 
tBj Mul, always make and keep the 

nol htunble. — 3. 

FoBCSD ftbsence from God's ordi- 
nances^ and forced presence with wicked 
people, are grievous burdens to a 
jpidcos sooL — 16. 

Tutu heed of accounting any rin 
mail, lest at last yon account not any 
iingtttt. — <7rippl^tileMornit>g Leeturei. 

Oik Teasoii why the world is not re- 
formed is, because every man would 
have aitother make a beginning, and 
nerer thinks of t'''"«lT — Adam'i Pri- 

Thhv who make the word d Ood a 
dnS book, will be suie to find it a dark 
book. — Bridga. 

It is impossible to be at Borne with- 
ont being forced to see that popery is 
10 much a corrupt Christianity as a 
modified paganism. It ia in a horrible 
state.— Tio). C. DradUg. 

If any nnheaid-of afflictioD haUi sur- 
prised thee cast one eye upon the hand 
that sent it, and the other upon the sin 
that brought it. If thou thankfully 
receive the message, he that sent it will 
discharge the messenger. — F. Qiuirin. 

To tremble at the sight of sin makes 
thy fiuth the less apt to tremble. The 
devils bdieve and tremble, because they 
tremble at what they believe; their 
belief brings trembling. Thy trembling 
brings belief. — Ih. 

WouLDST thou know the lawfulness 
of an action which thou deeirest to 
undertake, let thy devotion recommend 
it to the divine blessing. If it be law- 
ful thou shalt perceive thy heart en- 

luraged by thy prayer. If unlawful 
thou shalt find thy prayer discouraged 
by thy heart. That action is not war- 
rantable which either blushes to try the 
blessin{& or having succeeded dares not 
present thanksgiving. — lb. 

A. uotrsE-ooiKa minister makes a 
ohuTch-going people.— i)r. Ckalmen. 


" The WDrid knoweth ui not, bccatue it knew him nab"— 1 

Funna,!., ri Sntlns Joji of orth I 
Warn *e« tfaa BaTloBr'i h«, 

BtbtU Un wtA tlia (T* of <Utli. 
And Ldov bii In* ud jne*. 

FoiU bun U* Fitho^ Vniot bnut. 

Inludih'ilud, [htSiriaar 

IlUh nauicd oiu hi 


" Bet 70111 ilteetiaD on thingg (bore, no 

Ohb bwolng iialnmn 1U7 1 mikcd 
With nliiid MtDdi, lud gailf U]k«d 

Od miaj A cheeifal lli«n« ; 
Ishalad Ih* w*ut of froiti uid flowtn, 
WUoh, Jart ntmlicd bj ipuUlnf iliairan, 

SlioM in tlie bright nmbsun. 

AaA u m mndfld on dot m^, 
Bfljoldnf Id thAt glidnme d^, 

A HpUne m«l an gluog,— 
Wlioo* mtrj UttlA bruBta ukd aboot, 
Wh lidan Kilh the riohat fruit. 

W* (tood ud (juad; th* BU 

Auwtrod the pnlu, uid In 

Bb Hid, " Al JTOB huTCI H< 

Ml thing* on the euth." — Coloiaini iii. 3. 

tU> vhlla Ita ttTODgUi dMllBtd, 
i«m«d M If It drooped ud pined, 
nd mnefa I Ihtb4 'Ini deid ; 
whan tbe iprlDg ntnnod utv, 
ifa loarM dFTmng fortta, fr«h Idi—iHiii |r 

"FlMMd u Ui pitntod p«t«Ii bn, 
I BUitod tlio germ baglD to rmU, 

And tender fruit oppear : — 
And 700 hero eeon how mmplnmul j, 
That tmllleai UtUe npllog tree 

file bone let at Ibli jeair 

Foil Bra and twentj yean han fled. 
And poorad tbalr triali on mj taaad. 

The Menda maj hare fbr^tten me — 

The laplllii grgwn ■ itatel^ tne— 

Yet thoDghta thenB«nt remain! 

" The cute of tkla I aoivht utd Krora 
(WateUnl long time In nlnj to pmr* 

WbT It ahoold baai no (nil. 
So rteb In learea ;— li aril aprlngtag 
Beneath the aailh, and mand It oUaglB 

On wf jooni biut, and mido It nretl 

With manj a aolemn (hen|ht 1 
Par althongh nalMnj more naa aal^ 
Nor word of appllutian made, 

Therein an Imtrnmi 

Whanoe Ita delnelTe pramlae race ; 

Par, throng Ihe deep rich aoll, 

I ftHmd Ita root had wlldlj ipread. 

Fioni Hirth or hearen, bat eerred to bff 
It eloaer to the gnnmd, and irlnd 
nvh flbna, atron^ and new ] 

" HonlTad to obaek the growing 111, 
Bnn thaogh the dladpUne aboald klU 

Mj aapUng fcTonrile,— 
A otrele roond tM elan I drew, 
Ihen, with a weapon ahup and troe, 

" Right ttimih tlM niaU«l Bbraa want, 
Am penatraUni initnmant,— 

Ihioigb gnarled and wooded n»Ii 
Bight thmngh It est ; whilat th* poor'lna 
TraaUed aa IT In agnnr, 

And muiT an honrof heiTj trial. 
Than, Lerd I hut eent, and ahup denial 

Of all m; beaifa dealre :— 
All needed era tfalt banwi t^ee 
OonU angbt of prodnae field ta tbee^ 

y*t did Ihj lore ne'er tli«< 

And now t bltaa Ibat gndona lor^ 
Ihat Iboogh I Uttia worth; pnn, 

And UtUe frnlt (till beai,— 
Yet la mj ami leaa Condi; dinging 
To earth, and belter hopee are aprlnglng 

Extaud, bnt gnot that golden (Ura 
Of ripened trnlt ma; qiring 





6 47 

Ci«n. xlui. 19-34, kUt. 1—13. 



Act. iT. 33—37, T, 1-16. 

Mooa'i Snt quitter. 57 m. twf. 1, monlng. 


6 45 

Gen. <Ut,14— 34, Jt. 1~1S. 

Act! T. 17—42. 



G.D. .It. 16-88, iItS. 1-7. 

Moon Kti, 39 m. put 2, monuns. 
Moon ii«: 12 m. Cfor. noon. 


Act. Ti, TiL 1—8. 


9 41 


BaaiMj School Uaion Umont, 

9 43 


Jobs i. 43-51, ii. 1—1 2, OcD. uiT. S3-fil. 


e 39 

Gm. iM, 89-34, lirii. 

Moon Ktt, 26 m. put 4, moroing. 

S 45 

Ad. Tii, 9~t3. 

SirtB. Hutb, 46 ni. put 7, BTening. 


6 37 

G*t.Mi. .iTiii. 

Moon Mt« 8 m. piut 6, morning. 

5 47 

Acu vii. 44-60, Tiii. 1—4, 

BiV>>rt biili Committee, 6, "cning. 



G<nr«) ilU. 

Moon Hi., 46 m. put 5, morning. 


Act. Tiii. R~35. 



GtDMi.L,Eiiodi»i. 1— U. 

Moon Mt*, 14 m. put 6, morning. 

9 SO 

AcU nil. 2fi— 40. 

Moon', tdifsc, begin. 39 m. put 11. 


6 30 


Full Moon.3m. put LmorijlTig. 

S 91 

Act. ii. 1—31. 



6 S7 

EiDdiuiii.,ir. 1-lB. 

Mooa pct9,6-m. put 7, moniing. 
Moon riw., 45 m. p..t 7. tTm&g. 

9 93 

Act. It. 32—13. 


6 25 


8uDd.T School Union Uwow. 
John a. 13-25, Etn ri. 

5 59 




Uoon ttt,, 54 m. put 7, morning. 

9 97 

AM. X. 1-33. 

Moon risM, 56 m. past 9, .Tenine, 
1781, PluKt Henchell diwoTwa. 



EiDdm tL 38-30, rii. 


Act. X. 24-48. 

Aunud HeetioR of B*ptUt Boud it 4. 
Moon .ett, 49 m. put 8, morning. 

w;6 19 

Eiodn. Tui. 

; 6 

Aeuii. I~ai. 

Pollai wath, 8 m. put B, iifteniooii. 

Th, SIS 


Moon riHfc 2 m. put 12, morning. 

6 S 

Acttii. S2— 30,iii. 1-19. 

Moon Hti, 22 m put 9, mornipg. 

F I 6 U 


Moon ri«». 56 m. put 13, morning. 

S 4 

AcU nl 30—39, iHL 1-13. 

Moon Kt., 59 m. put B. morning. 

B 6 ]S 

Eiodng xi., Ill 1—30. 

Moon', lut qiuiter, 31 m. bef. 1, morniur. 
ie40,W.H. F«r« (Ciilcatt.) died, .ged A. 

1 « S 

Act. liU. 14-43. 

Ld 6 10 


8uiid.T Bcbool Union LoMni, 

JobD ul 1-31. G«kl.l xxiTJ. 81-88. - 

S 7 




S 7 

e 9 

Eiodwdi. 81— 51. 

Act. .EL 44- 52, xiT. 1-7. 

Moon riMt, 33 m. put 3, morning. 
Moon ut.. It noon. 



6 4 

Eiodiuiiii. 17— 33, lir. 

Moon rii.., 2 m. put 4, moming. 

6 10 

Aet> xIt. B-B8. 

Biptiit Home HiMion Committo at S. 

1556, Crmmtr burnt. 



6 I 

Euda. IT. 

6 11 

GiJatUii. i. 

Lect. *t MiMion Hou.c, by IUt, F. Tncker. 





Moon rite^ 7 m. put 9, morning. 

e 13 


Moon Kt., 39 m. put 3, ifleraooo. 



e IS 


Cktunt iU. 1-18. 

Moon tJK., ae m. put 5, morning. 
ffiriu icnth, 36 m. put 6, CTtning. 



5 as 

Eicdo. ITiii. 

Moon riMi, 6 morning. ■ 

a 17 

Gditiuii iU. 10—39, It. 1—11 






SnndJV School Union Lcnoni, 
JohlTa. 2a-3«, Pulm liiii. 

6 19 




6 61 

Etfljilx.1-9,16— 39,11.1-31 

Moon riiu, 1 m. put 7, morning. 

S 90 

OditiaMiT. 13-31. 

Uoon let., 53 m. put 8, .Tening. 




EinduiiiT. udiul. 

1625, J.mMl. died, .gcd 58. 

6 91 


Slepnejr Committee it 6. 



5 47 

Eiodn. iiiii. 1-39. 


Gilntiuu Ti. 




5 49 

EiodD. mii. 30-35, udii. 



Act. IT. 1-31. 




Moon Mt., 33 m. put 12, morning. 

6 as 

Acl. IT. 33—41, iTi, 1—7. 

Ham riie., 44 m. put g.rnomiofr- 



9 41 


Moon', ant quuter, 58 m. put 6, mommg. 
Hook Ktfc 36 m. put 1, momln«. 




A TWiui* for Ihe Nkgro: ttiag a Fimfioa- 
fion qf l&e Moral, InltUtetual, and Rt- 
&jpo}u CapaiilUiei of Hit eohvnd portion 
of taankind, ailA particular referenet to 
lie Afriean Haaa, Zllialraledbynmneroat 
BiagTaphical Sktldui, FaeU, Jneedolet, 
4e, aad man) nptrior Porlnjilt and 
Engrannpi. Bg Wilmk Abhibtrad. 
Msnchoter: William Inrin, 39, Oldham 
Street, London : Chailei Gilpia, 1818. 

Tbib is a work of love ; undertaken, 
appropriatelj enough, bj a Member of 
the Society of Priends, The object of 
the trriter is Bnffieiently indicated in the 
title, and both the printer and the com- 
piler seem to have done their bett to get 
up a handsome and interesting volume ; 
and the; have succeeded. In no sin^ 
book that we know on the subject can 
there be found so much important 
philosoph]r,orsamaDj interesting facts; 
and it is likelj to remain, for manj 
yean to come, the richest storehouse 
of evidence on the question at issue. 

The author divides his book into two 
parts; the £rat conttuning, " an inquiry 
into the claims of the negro race to 
humanity, and the vindication of their 
original equality with the other portions 
of mankind, with a few observations on 
the unalienable rights of men ;" the 
second contuning biographical sketches 
of Africans or their descendants. This 
division is perhaps unfortunate, as it 
aepanrtes the philosophy from the facia 
on which it is founded, or rather it gives 
philosophy and bets together, sad then 
fitots alone, the facts in both cases being 
of the nature of proo^ quite as much as 
of illustration. This consideration may 
Mem at first to detract more from the 
logic of the work than from the interest 
ofit; the logic and interest, however, are 
alike isjiued. A different order would 

have added as much to the general ac- 

ceptableness of the volume as to its con- 
clusiveness. The philosophy blended 
throughout with the facts would have 
improved them both. 

Even to many who have no question 
on the original equality of the whole 
human fiunily, or of the sin of slavery, 
the volume will be of value for the lai^ 
number of facts it oonttuns, illustrative 
not 90 much of negro virtue as of the 
power of the gospel in n^roes. Finer 
sperimens of generosity and disinterest- 
edness are not to be found in any annals 
than may be found here, and even though 
we do not need them to convince us that 
the black man's heart is the same as the 
white man's, we prize them as showing 
the power of truth, and as exhibiting 
bright spots in the picture of our (»mmon 
nature, a nature which is degraded by 
influences very different from any that 
can originate in the colour of the skin. 
Viewed in this light, we can hardly con- 
ceive of a more appropriate volume to 
put into the hands of our Sunday school 
teachers, and of others who take part in 
the benevolent movements of the day. 

The interest of materials which are 
not wanted for the logical proof of the 
author's positions may be gatheredfrom 
the following story : — 

"During tht Amcrieu mr, igtollecun siLh 
hii ladj irsn combg in ■ ihip, oudn conToy, 
fnxn lbs Eut Indki ; hij wi^ ditd wliUit oa 
Ibdr puMge, and left two inimut children, lh( 
chuja of whom fell to ■ tugra bo/, wrmtRn 
Jtta of age. During the TOTigB the gtntle- 
mu pn fOD» sccoDDt left the ihip, aud went 
on board the commodon'a TtMel, which ma 
tbcu in company, intending, no donbl, to ntnrn 
to hii children. Dniing thia interval the; tx- 
pericuced a dntidful itorm, which reduced the 
■hip in which tba ebildren remained to a linking 
■tate. A boat wai deipatchtd fntm the com- 
modorc'a to are ai many oT the pe 



avwmpoinbia. Haflii|[ ilnnrt GUad the bott 
thfn wu bat jiut room, u th* Hilor Mid, for 
tile tn infuitii w Utr tlu negro hoj, but iu)t 
(« the thnr. Th« boy did not hcnlitc i. 
BOBWSt, bat pladng tb« two cbildRU ia tlu 
kat,hcttid, 'Tell nu^ Uwt Cnf f hu dau 
kii dnly.' The (uthfnl negro «*i quickl; Uil 
ia tlu Harm, irbil>t tbe two infuiti, tbnmgli hii 
dnotcd and luroic conduct, mn natorad to 
Ibeir uujou parent. 

"Qucc CharMIe, who htud of thii extra- 
Mdiiarj areumtuice, leqneited HwiDih Hare 
to write ■ poem npon it, bat ihe bc^^ed to be 
(icued, Mjing, ' Tbit do ut conld nnbclliib 
M let M nobis.'" p. 496. 

Ho one needs to be told that, the 
negro ia gencroiu, but who would there- 
tore exclude auch an anecdote from the 
records of hu race ] 

It is natural to suppose that a work 
written for the epecifio purpose of de- 
fending men of colour, and from a feel- 
ing of affbctionate regard far them, 
dionld be somewhat one-sided, and per- 
hapc Mr. AimiBtcad is open to this 
dtarge. His pictures want shade; his 
jMJntipg ie sometimes untrue from defi- 
dendea. It is too exclumvelj glowing 
and warm. It proves that colour is not 
vice, hut it almost suggeeta that it is 
virtue ; and we hold that it is neitlier. 
Tbe Uack man and tbe white man are 
both of them men, degraded and fallen, 
yet preserving the same reliquea of tbeir 
andent greatness, requiring the same 
diadpline, and to be perfected bj the 
nme gradual process of enlightenment 
and influence, both human and divine. 
To mnlce either race less ia dishODOuring 
lo God and unjust to man ; to make them 
tDore ia equally so, though on other 

Ve an unwilling to mj that Mr. Ax- 
miitead has overlooked tiiis fact ; but it 
iat been overlooked, to this extent at 
leut, that maxtj have cherished expecta- 
tiona of maturity of character in the 
negro and coloured races, which no pre- 
viona experience of whites will justify, 
and which a little more knowledge of 
hoaan nature would have corrected. 

The colonists comphdn of the hiatAe as 
idle. We are not admitting or ctnreot- 
ing tbe assertion, but call attention 
simply ta the monstrously unnatural ex- 
pectation in which it originates. We 
first make the men slaves, identify, as 
far as possible, d^radation and labour, 
teach them that gentiemen at all events 
vrork in the fidda, and when we 
Bet them free are strui^ dumb with as- 
tonishment at their copying the examfde 
of their masters, and preferring ease to 
the moat exhausting physical toiL In a 
ilar way we have formed an 
estimate of their Christian character. 
Nothing can exceed the generouty, tbe 
fidelity, or the affection of the black ; 
but these qualities are rather impulses 
than principles. Principles, indeed, have 
reached among them a noble growth, 
but they are auch chiefly as are foetered 
by oppreeaion and suffering. Men of 
etrong character, large-beaited,heavenly- 
minded, equally fitted to act or Buffer, 
are formed only by an intelligent and 
comprehenaive knowledge of divine 
trutii. A year'a affliction may indeed 
teach more than the study of a lifetime, 
but it must be affliction sanctifying a 
previous knowledge; such knowledge 
the n^TO generally has not, and to ex- 
pect maturity of character where it has 
been withheld is to look for a harvest 
where we have not sovm. The ground- 
less expectation is quickly followed by 
disappointment, and disappointment by 
reaction. The black man becomes as 
ui^ustly depreciated as he was before 
unjustly praised. We, in imagination, 
make him more than man, and then re- 
venge ourselves by making him less. 
Whether men are black, or coloured, or 
white, they have the same nature ; th^ 
differ not in the elements of their dia- 
raoter, but only in the outside materials 
that cover them. 

One fact has struck us in reading this 
volume. Probably no body has laboured 
more devotedly for the wel&n <£ 




A&iouu than our ovn ; for the 
uid inBtnimentalitj emplojed, Qod has 
also given remarkable sucoees. Borne of 
the noblest inatanoes of generoua and 
intelligent conduct in the Uack and 
ooloored raoee, have occurred in oon- 
neotion nith aome of the ohurches in 
the We«t Indies ; and yet, we do not re- 
collect a dngle instance quoted in anj 
part of the volume from recorda pub- 
lished by our brethren. We do not 
hlame any one for tbia omiemon ; we are 
tuie that if Mr. AnniBtead had seen 
evidenoo likely to serve liis olgect, he 
would hare used it, from whatCTer 
quarter (provided it were trustworthy) 
it might have come. But the fact illus- 
trates what we have long felt, that the 
great principles, ssoertained and defined 
by the experience of fifty years of labour, 
have not yet been presented to us in 
such an attractive form as to excite 
anything like general interest ; and 
without affirming that missionaries 
nected with our body have absolutely 
more to say than their brethren, we are 
Buie they must have much to say, if only 
because they have said less. 

It may guide English readers to know 
that in the West Indies, "black" ic 
applied only to Africans or the deaoea- 
dante of Africans ; "coloured," to the 
children of all intermarriagee between 
black and white or coloured persons; 
and that " Creole" is a name applied 
equally to black, coloured, and white, 
and means bom in the country. It is 
not, therefore, a designation of colour, 
as we have often heard it implied, hut 
d 0x6 locality of birth. 

As a whole the book is one of much 
Interest, and torn ite intriosio qualities, 
as well as for the value of the object to 
which the profits are devoted— the 
amelioratioii of the meet persecuted and 
de&med portion of the human fiunily— 
WB comine&d it to OUT reader*. 

American Scenei and CKrii/ian Slav«ty 
Bg EBBNEzEn DiiviBs. London : Poet 
Bvo. Price 7>. Crf. pp. 324. 
FoK many years the author of thie 
volume was a missionary at Berhioe, and 
minister of the mission chapel, New 
Amsterdam. Long residence amid the 
swamps and under the burning sun of 
Guiana, injured the health of Mia. Da- 
vies to such a decree that she and her 
husband sought its renovation by a 
voyage at sea, and by " a tour ot four 
thousand miles in the Uhited States." 
The voyage and the tour occupied rather 
more than three months, and one result 
is a book of 324 pages. We learn from 
the preface that some of the letters 
were published in the Patriot at the 
time, and met with a favourable recep- 
among its readers ; and, " having 
undergone a careful revision," they are 
now republished in the book before us, 
while the public are requested to form 
their own judgment of " the performance 
in a literary point of view." 

In the outset wo may as well state 
that the travellers visited New Orleans 
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Phi- 
ladelphia, New York, Boston, and other 
places which we cannot name for want 
of room. They suled upon some of 
those noble rivers which pve the New 
World immense advantages over the 
Old. They mixed with American 
citizens on steamers, at hotels, in 
places of worship, in pubUc meetings, 
and in private circles ; and we are 
bound to confess, after reading the book 
through with care, that the impression 
own minds is un&vourable both 
to the candour and to the magnanimity 
of the writer. 

Lest any one should misunderstand 
the tenor of our remarks, we may as 
well say that our opposition to slaveiy, 
and above all to American slavery, is as 
strong as that of Mr. Davies; but with 
the utmost respect for him and for hia 
office, WB submit that the spirit in which 


he hu uuDudTerted upon the h&bits, 
the itutitntioDB, uid the people, of 
America, is not the beet w&j to conTince 
tbem of "the grest traaagTessioii," ta 
to promote the gloriom cause of eman- 

Ki. and Mrs. Dariee sailed from the 
West Indies in a vewel bound for New 
Orleana, >ad in fifteen d&ya found 
tbenuelves aaoending the Misaiaiippi, 
and approBohing the gieat mart of 
Americaa slaver;. The; landed in the 
midst of » dreadful storm of thunder 
and rain, and it seems to us, that from 
the moment Mr. Paviee set his foot on 
that put of the Netr World, he feU 
into su<^ a bad mood that none of the 
ofaanners could charm him, though thej 
charmed ever so witel;. When the 
diuae, which the captain of the vessel 
had kindlj procured for him, arrived, 
he and his lad; were actuallj "bundUtT' 
into it, and the driver wu directed to 
an hotel bettring the name of our own 
martyr of blessed meraorj. " And now 
began snch a course of jolting as we 
hftd never experienced. It seemed aa if 
an the gntters and splaah-holee in the 
universe bad been coUected together; 
and w« had to drive over the whole. 
Thii continued about half an hour^— the 
mocAiM at last stopped, and we alight- 
ed, tbankfiil to have escaped % complete 
stoppage of breath." 

We tender Ur. Davies our congratu- 
lations on his eeoape from such perils by 
land, and from the danger of losing his 
breath in the itreeta of New Orleans. 
These, however, were but the beginning 
of sorrowB and vexations^ for on reach- 
ing the hotel he was compelled to tevel 
up flights of stairs and through lobbies, 
to a room numbered 161, in the vi- 
dsity of the clouds 1 There the 
misnonar; and bti wife found rest and 
a cup of tea after their long and 1&- 
bortons ascent. 

On the eabbatb morning Mr. Daviee 
went to tb* first preeliyterian church, 

which is capable of seating fifteen hun- 
dred people. Wo suspect he was on 
the look out for the negro-pew, rather 
than for spiritual blessings—and Us 
criticisms on the prayer were in 
bad taste, nor can they be justified 
on the ground of his indignation 
against slavery. On the following 
day, when he visited the House tii 
BepresenUdve^ then sitting in New 
Orleans, he found out that the senators, 
BO &r ss he could judge from appeu- 
ances, were "fitted for any deeds of 
robbery, blood, and death." Then he 
went into the aaction-rooms, and wit- 
nessed the sale of negroes, and had wa 
been with him our own spirit would 
have been stirred within us by scenei 
which ought to mabe American patriots 
and Christians blush for their country. 
Tired of the horrid place, Mr. Davies, 
at length, turned his back upon it with 
a hearty wish that he might never see 
it again. 

Having got tbtis fxt through the 
book, we began to think there must 
have been something in die air of New 
Orleans that kept Mr. Davies in a very 
ungracious mood, and, therefore, we re- 
joiced to find him on board the "Anglo- 
Saxon " steamer, bound for Cincinnati, 
a distance of fifteen hundred and fifty 
milee, and one of the fnt states. In- 
cluding splendid apartments and a well 
furnished table for twelve days, the 
voyage cost but twelve dollars for each 
person. This would have made most of 
our countrymen good tempered, and we 
now felt sure that Mr. Davies would 
enter in his journal a few sentenoee in 
praise of the Americans. But, unfold 
innately for our friends on the other 
side of the Atlantio, just as the vessel 
got under wdgb, Mr. Davies incau- 
tiously took up a New Orleans paper, 
which contained notices of steamboat 
eiplosiona, of negroea for sale, and of 
rewards for the capture of ranawiqr 
slaves. After thil^ the esil up the river 



had but little inteieBt for oot traTeller. 
The MisBiBBippi, the ArktmBU, the Ohio, 
h&rdlf excited his admiration. Many 
of the towns and Tillages apringiDg up, 
as bj roagio, on their banka bore nt 
vhich came from Egypt, and had been 
the Boene of frightful murdera or orimes, 
at some period since the flood — and to 
make matters worse, most of the paa- 
aeDgere on board " were mde and filthy 
beyond eiprogmon— gamblers, fight«rs, 
swearera, drunkards, souI-driTers, and 
ererything base and bad." 

At length, on Lord's day, February 
21, Mr. Daviea reached Cincinnati, and 
in the evening paid a visit to the Welah 
chapel, wh«re his peace of mind was 
disturbed b; "spitting and other 
mentionable (arcunietAncee," which 
"rendered it most di^^sting and offen- 
Nve, and I was ashamed," he adds, "of 
my conntrymen." During bia stay in 
this flourishing city there was a lai^ 
meeting of the democrats, and ii 
unguardedmoment be resolved to attend 
aa a spectator. Bnt they abaolat«ly 
frightened bim by their "stamping, 
thumping, spitting, and smoking," and, 
above all, by their cheers, which hia 
fine taate oompares to "the owl's scr 
and to thepig'a grunt" Attherequeat 
of Dr. Beecher he visited Lane Semi- 
nary in this neighbourhood, an institu- 
tion in which young men are trained 
for the ministry ; there, also, annoy* 
anoea awaited him on his arrival, by 
aome one tolling a large bell 'avsleaard- 
ly," and because " there was neither 
door-bell nor knocker, scraper nor 
mat." Alas ! for the miseries attend- 
ing a tour of fonr thousand miles in 
the TTnited States 1 

As Mr. Davies approached Hew Eng- 
land, things improved by slow degrees, 
and we are glad of an opportunity of 
recording this &ct ; bnt rinoe it would 
do our readers no good to follow him 
thKmgh Qua remainder of hia tour, and 
«ctraoti oovld hare no wei^t with im- 

partial judges, we must hasten to a 

It is quite dear that Mr. Da'vies has 
written his book under the influence of 
strong prejudices against tiie American 
people, because of their connexion witti 
slavery. In his abhoirenoe of this 
system, we join him fully and heartily ; 
but we submit that in his hatred to 
slavery he should not forget the candour 
of a gentleman, or the spirit of a Chris- 
tian. Abuse will not hasten the day of 
freedom. Why should he hold up to 
public scorn the aotial habita of the 
Americans I Is smoking a greater of- 
fence against morals or good breeding 
than the drinking ouatoms of our own 
country } He condemns the prqudioe 
against coloiir, and so do we. Did he go 
to America free itaia OTWtKtr kind of 
prejudice 1 If so, how comea it to pass 
that hardly anything which he saw or 
heard pleased him, whether on the 
rivers or upon the land, at the hotels or 
in places of worship t Roads were bad 
—streets were ill-paved — coaches were 
shocking — and rivers were dangerona 
The steamers passing up and down the 
MiasiBaippi were "motuUrt," and they 
puffed BO loud that Mr. Davies was in 
constant dread of explosions. Chi^ 
arrangements displeased him — there 
were no vestries, and in one plaoe he had 
to walk down the aisle covered with 
anew. "The Venetian blinds were down 
over all the windows ;" and on one oo- 
casion the people rushed out of the 
ohapel so soon after Mr. Davies had 
pronounced the benediotion that ho 
narrowly esoaped a lode tqi / After 
sermon the nngratefnl people did not 
think the labourer worthy of hit hire, 
nor did he reoMve evm an invitation to 
dinner. These and other oausee kindled 
his wrath to snch a d^ree, that Mrs. 
Davies had sometunea to " pull him by 
the coat tail," and when she did bo the 
effect was quite magical. We r^ret 
that ft ieoM of duty has ounptUed na 



ia write in a stnin of ceoauie upon, the I Engliihmen or Amerioans, holding up 
book before ue. And w« now oondude the cuatoms and habit* of esoh othar'i 
bj uttering a proteet egcunBt tonriats, oonntij to reproach and derision in 
vojigen, nod book-nutk«a«, whetlwr 1 orude and worthlen publioationi. 



A lug* piopxlkni of thna picMa ira on 

(apettiutt tha Jtiga <i anr Lad on the tactli, 
in ahicli wa do not participate. But the Ioto 
to liii paraan. gratitude for liii kjndntH, and 
Idl far Ma glory, which broatht thmBih then 
■i, will oneiliBta thantecm of ncij Chriatiad 
totratdi tb« antboTi and manj of tfaam ara per- 
fictl; ujofajtctianahla. A ipceuun ma; be 
band OS page 149, 

Byanw and Thm^fir Iha Sink and Limcfy. 

Sf a Laig. London : Hiibat and Co. 

S4BM. pp. lU. 

Hw wtitar, wbo npcaia to have been long 
hmSka with affliaHon, tella nt thai darlDB 

&• of Bind or bodf, >ha Ibond tt 

paaatd In varaa, wkam riniilar thonEbti, pre- 
awlad b BHUbicnt fgm, fiulrd to fii tbeiDKlTn 
M bCT mind or mtaarj. Witb the hope tbat 

BiaiMtring comfort to wotm litaalcd ai aht 
banrit baa bfoo, (be hu pabliibcd loma of tha 
BBnT nfnahbig and dieerlng IhongbU with 
wUi^ tb« God of all eenuUlion hu mpplini 
bar, and wblch ibe hai foniid pleatorc, sbe 
aj*, in aTTBniHng in a melrical form. We 

tool tbat the Tolumei 

ia J ChriWkn at 

nnta, A nKdmen baa been (H^'b on page 
UO, and unbabl; one or two othen ma; ap- 
yta In tnMeqnent Dunben. 


J, t{im 

. . . ....... Jtrclor of 

. Hdm'i md St. ClimemeM, Iptandi. 
WiA a PrtfatttT}/ Slatdt, induing Mau 
VnfmbKAid Lelttn ^ iKt Rtv. Dr. Bu- 
cftawn. BdiUd bg At Bet. C. Bridou, 
M.A., rieor d/ Old Nnelim, SmffeU. Lon- 
don'. SeelaTi. 12mo.,pp. luir., G30, 
Mr. Nottidge, who died a Httla more than 
Iworeaia agst wai bom at Bocking in 1776. 
Hia ^har, who de^ed him tor the U-, tent 
bin to CaaVridce, wbcM, throDiib the inilni- 

tempanment ^ipean to bare inlcrfimd jteatlj 
throngh life with bia comfort and oaefolnMa ; 
bat much good feelins i> manifcfted in theaa 
letten, which were addieioed to hii wile, to 
different memberi of bii family, to bii fricnda, 
and to penoni who enjoyed hli miniiteriat at- 
tenlioni. At bis funeral, we are infbrmtd, 
'■ the mayor of the town, tha whole liody oftha 
cleriry of the town (with only one or two ei- 
cepiioDi from necMily), together with tha 

and a. 


A Reply to At Ban. and Rev. Baptia Wrio- 
IKaltu NotTi Suaa m llu Union of CftitrttA 
and Statt i cmiiittng of OH Appnl to him 
on kit ScMutoa ; lo^mtr aHli BtmarlU, ra> 
Jilting Ai» ■■j'ltat driefuva. Bg tie Btw, 
CLOIWOBTBt GlbHOI. M.A„ St. Jolin't 
Co'.l^, Cambridge; Vicar of Dart/ord. 
Kent. London : Painter. a4mo., pp. 419. 
There will, undonbtedW, be repliei to Mr, 

NoeViEiaay,! *-■ ■.'-.-. 


raite of money which ha 
if ha wen to parcbaM tha eatch- 

of a mare ■corner. The following 
._ the Introduclion to tbie Tolume, and in gii- 
ing it we preHTTe carefnlly the aulbor'i italiPt 
and grammatical bfautiea. Ha layi, " Doubt- 
\tu many a etalxart champion of our Zion will 
won go dnwn and ecaltit to tbe wind! Mr, 
Bsptiit Noel'i aandbaok of unwinantHble 
oppoaitlon to tbe church of England. NeTer- 
tuetrMi then timet on which we hate fallen — 
when * many run to and fro, and knowledge la 
inereaaed'— are of inch a Tolubla and hmed 
cait, the very bumblut indi<rido>i it bound to 
tarry not tot otheni, but eonttibnte at onea hia 
best and hcartieft tnbnta to tbe cauae of tfaa 
(n— 'Whnt- 
ith thy 
for there ii no work, nor deTJee, nor 
ledge, oar witdom, in the grare whither 
Ibau BOeit.' It ii, therefara, not preanmptloo, 
bat aincarity, which makei ma now preaent 
myHir 1 not waiting, like Blihu, till the fnXbcn 
of the church hare tpokt-n."— Onr frienda, 
after imdinjf Ihia, will eicnR onr followinit 
Mr. Cl^tworlhy Giimor in biiillcmpt 
lUat " nolhinj can be morr prepoptriouilj ptc- 




mmptaaai thui the oatcrid igBinit tli« ] tie newa of 
cbatth'i connexion vitb tbe atitr, Todfi^rated | Riport in qi 
* pntccl of aatljini!, Dpiturt icctuiei, of , ao full; n 

litlM from which tht 
limited, and hu b«n 
i)h ila n^lCHdinKi. tfamt 

rhom it aeemt Hr. Biptiit Nrwl ia now the | anfthing fmrn bia pen mnat dcKirs the attin- 
iDit modem eiponent." They moit poaitiTelj tion of all wfao dmre additional infonDIlioo on 

— tk. 1 — I it •! 1 — 1 .„ 1 ..h.i (ii, jnhjeet. In one minate paitienUr, howeTCT, 

ne Itaiok it right to cditccC him. Haring aaid 

he book if they are m 
a tbe author Eiai ada[ 

>pted when 

portnnity to try if any oi 

ij the book if the} 
proeeaa tl 

" la this manner do I diipoie 
heap of Mr. Baptiat Noel'a «. 
abont ■ pulora paid by the itale.' " We nlU, 
boiFerer, give one piece of hialotical painting, 
ir brethren in the ministry may haye op- 
-' ' one of them can find in 
[ — "A arlf-conititaled 
minialer. In a nomlcal place of wonbip, riict 
vilk hypociiay on bit forehead — hie heart 
(cetbing and bii face lirid with Geodiih glee ; 
page by page he exbitnti to hi* atarreling audi- 
toiy of half cbuliita, mock aainti, and nn- 
chaiitablei, tbe apome of the Hon. oiuf Rev. 
Mr. Noel'a conceit ) And, u each mendtciDus 
inlfrepreaentation— eacli ridicnioua, nnfouoded 
charge ^ each oatrageona, fanatical nntmtbj 

., Mimater of 
Sational Church, CrooH Court, Little 
Ruutll Strrtt, Coatnl Garden ; Ho*. Chap- 
lain to Ov Highland Sotiety of London, and 
to tkt SeottiA Hoipiial, London : Shair. 
I6mo., pp. 176. 

A ieriei of ducoorwi in which tbe beautiful 

Krablea contained in tbe Glteenth cbaptei 
ike'a Gofpcl are CKpUiDcd, and the pnnci 

■re CKpUiDCd, auu uw || 

i in Uieni Ttoiroail; ei 
~ at it ia the obied i 


The preiace atatea that 

nf Ibe >Dthar "tn put tha mode of 

■cceptaoee betbre Ood in the plainest posaible 
point of Tier, to induce the ainaer to aiiaa and 
go at once aa he ia to God in Chriit, and to aee 
and be aatiafied that initead of rejectioa, be 
will meet with inatant and cordial wekiKn*." 

Prom the preface of thia Utile work m leai 

MMon of huTcrt. We coDgratnlMe tbat con- 
oicfBtian in their being &Tonnd with tbe 
hbonra of to jodidoo* and intemtiog an 
(ipotitc* of nrealtd troth ; and cndially 
commtod Mr. Andmoa'a work to the peruNl 
of onr reiden. aa bnng one which will aSbrd 
them much inatmctionf and auggeat many 
Taluable Icaaona, in connexion with the aacred 
namtiie npon which it ia fbonded. 

A LeOer to tht Editor of tkt Ckrit&m Bitord, 
in rrptg to aa Artidt in tlua /a«nu{ on tht 

thnary SoaHwj ,_. ^,___, _.._ 

JUpoti of At StA-CommitlK. awl (h Draft 
aiaritr. By Johh Howikd Hintdn, M.A. 
Comcttd etiitlen, London: Houlatcn and 
atonemu. 13motpp.3S. 
Hr. Binl«aI*MthoraagfalyMqs«Iiit(dirilh 

that tbe a . . 

publication, in the Baptiit Mifiaiine," he add*, 
in a note, "the word fierniiMixf, in tbcHntenee 
introducing tbe document! in the Baptiat 
Magaiine, » doubtlci* a lypogiapbical enor for 
printed." Wo are boond to rindkate ou 
printer; it naa not a tynoffrapbical enor. Wa 
wrote " pcrtailtid," and did ao inUntioBaUr, 
tbinkiuft tbftt "permitted" waa the light wort. 
Perhapa, howerer, we ahonid bare connyed the 
exact ilate of the caae more completely bad w« 
aaid rrqnetted. 

A Pattoral Lettir. Addtested to tht ChanA 
of CArut meeting for icorthip in Saho Oiapd, 
O-rfnrd Strftt. Bf Ihiir pastor, Geobqe 
WvAHD. London: ISmo, pp. 11. 

The pttientstiou of inch a letter as thia 
to the writer's flock, waa well adapted to pKK 
mote their ipiritail intereati and hanaon;. 
We learn from it, that then bare been added to 
thecburch,duiinglbe acren yean of Hr. Wyaid'* 
paitonte, two bandied and twenty penona. 
It must aford him great pleasure to be aUa to 
Bay, al». " Your place of worahip, now twelra 
vean old, and whicb cost ^2000, tata long Aaot 
been all cleared off; your pajlor'a nece ari ljei 
bare been luppliid ; your poor bxTe been 

Sneroufly attended to; your achool haa beao 
idled and fotteredby your own libeialily; and 
applicationa from like intereala with your own, 
bare frequently been reapectfolly responded 
to." It u alill belter, boweTcr. to be able to 
add, " We bold tbe head, Cbriit— be is our 
Lord ; he ia our Lawgirer ; be ia oor Kiog i hi* 
doctrinea are our belief; hi* ordinancea and pre- 
cepta are what we wish to obey and regard ; ht* 
promiies oar aaccour and aupparl; bia i anti- 
lions our encounpmeat; bis whole book our 
directory; bia serrici our dtUght and honour ( 
hia wiya our chi^ce and pleaiuni) bia people 
onr companionaand brotherhood, and tua bnrea 
oar final home and dwelling place for cret." 


etjc Regiom. &/ Caftledm SeoBKMr. 
m: B.T.S. Honthly Serici. Price 


This work ia deatgned to giTe ■ lynoptlcal 
new of tha litnstioD, climate, legetalioo, and 
■Dok^ of tbe regiona near the N<vth Pole. It 
is aa ihridgment of the auhatance of the fin! 
Tolome of Captain (now tbe Re*.I>r.)Bcomjb*^ 
work published at Edinhnrgh ia the yearlGSO. 
Toung people aniioua to increase their general 
knowledge will find in it intereiting infotmation 
in a perndly nnotjeclionable form. 

Thia put containa two beantifal map* •'_ the 
first exhibiting the ancient diffnaioii of the He- 
brew Iang[ii*^ through tbe Pbomidan c^inlt*, 
with a deacnptiTC mcminr ; tlie aecoDd eihUdt- 

iagt geognphicil 

lidgTi»(tai, Md tlie 

■iui funilf. SpecimlDS of 


of Ihc Indo-Euro| 


11a BiNt. lU Eletating Infiutnct on jtfun. 

Ilhttrattdbytix iii^ii fi-Kithcdacod mgrav- 

ingt. Arramged and &ngrattd from ordinal 

daigta, by Geoboe MeaSOM. London: 

Partridge and Oiikcf . 4lo. 

Sii well cnealcd wood-Cola ; of which the 

foil repre»entl the interior of * gin-pulace in 

which B drunken husband » diKiiTered hj his 

ftqluppr wife ; the iccood, the miKratjIt mpart- 

nnt ID which thi> wretched pur and Ihcir 

nggfi children liie, and receiTB the cibotti- 

bible; the third cihiHM the reformed falber _ 

mding the holy book to hii funilv ; the fourth i induced to 

Aoita them comforttbly mtlind in m place of iaTotnng i 

wordiipi ia the fifih, the reclnimcd drnnkard welfkra of 

iiriiiled hy ui old compuiion uididmonieb' 

isd in the iMt, he ii leen djing iu hia w 

fqnuibed chBmber, booonrably Rud htLppil^. 

fereona on their rnud aguatt the aednc- 
Imctiriiniim. flow far it i> an eligihl« 
t of altninioB ancb objecta to conalmcl _» 
, in which dd amiable young pcnon if 
«iuc«d into s:nn\ famiUL'S, brought into 
act with aevorol clergjuieo, and eventually 
lied to the ricbeet anil heal of them, u 
LcatioQ which we leiTc to the determinalian 

I Y'oulh. Edited 6y 

A Prtint fr 
William Imkes. Edinburgh : »uinj.. ^i-. 
U6. Clolb, gilt. 
The elegance of its eiternil appcinince will 

diapoae the youthful reader lowarda this 
!T(Jame. md, whenbehasgODe throu|{b it, 
thacharBcter of tt> content] wi!l incline him to 
viah that it wai larver. The rtnerable author 
tdia o* tbkl it hai betn bii object to introduce 
"not only Tsriont eximplei of earlj piety, but 
alio mch facta and incidenta ai are calculated 
to eidte tbe attention and to ptomote the im- 
ptumnent of the youthful mind, in eierj step 
otiti progTiaa." He obaerrcajuilly, elm, tliat 
" whil* the publication i> pnmarilj intended 
bitheyDilDE, many of the article* are fitted to 
awaken in Chriatian parenta > Ktiae of their 
high teFponiilalily." 

TV MinitttT lad hit Pt^t. A Scrmai 
pnadirditt Iht Baptiit Oiaptl, Soho-ilmt, 
Lmrvool, b. JonN Stbnt, on ZoriTi Day 
jtfoi™.p,Jait«iDT(7, 1MB. Ontteorcoaion 
nf kit adtring man tht paitoralt of the ,' 
i&btA ntttii^ in that plact of leorihlj 
London : Boulaton and Stoneman. Bfo 

■Were eiery member of ererj church to read it, 
tlw mult would be benefieii^ both to the thap- 
hetda and the flock*. 

E^ Stumoar ; or. Tilt Itud and Oa Fhrrr. 

St Sn. 8ATILI.E SnEPBEKD {fomtrly 

Amu Horldach). Londotl 1 N i>bet and Co. 

I6mo., pp. 253. 

The object! aimed at are, to encourage trust 
in diiine Fnnidenre, to enforce IcH^.naof evan- 
KdJcal tntb, to pwnt ont lome wayi 
it i* obrtracted bj ita ptXtmait, ao 

elm i or, Tke Infant Frivma- of War. A 
Narral'vt, fty Anwa Mabia. London i 
Partridge ami Oikey. 12mo., pp. 150, 
Thi* i* an eiciting talc. The autiioreaa 
inrca m that ita lieroioa i> no imaginary cha- 

ancCB did not occur u they are here related. 
faOM protcitant parenti who contemplate 
acing their ehililten in French popiah acmi- 
iriea. under the imnreaaiou tlut " their reli- 
interfered with," by a 
'gbt, perbapa, be 

J -dopled a courie, 

iminent peril to the apiritoal 

The Dutij of the Slate la Hi hfint Poor. 

Al^tUrto IjirdJahtPuadl.oa^ioHcdby 

the Kccenl Diictoiura remcUng tbt Infant 

By V 

■0., pp. 15. Price 6d, 
advocatea tbe estiHiahmcnt of 

■hould ward off injurioaa infiu- 
rfuUy nac nil meana to derelop tho 
, Bjilcm of education adapted to 
oalbful life." 

_ Edi^of 
"The Piclorial Bible," &c. Edinbnigh: 
8to. Parta I. and II, Price Sa. 6d. each. 
We merely annonnce thia publication now, 
referring comments for a fntare occatioo. 

THe North Britllh BtBieic. ifi>. XX. Fdjni- 
ary, 1849, Edinburgh : Kennedy, Sva„ 

In additiim to papera un the Bodaliit Parly 
in France, on Chancer, on Niehuhr, on Moeon- 
laj'« Hiatorr ol England, on the Life lad Let- 
ter* of Thamai Campbell, and on tbe Froapecta 
of tbe Seiaion, there are two article! in thia 
number adapted to intereit our reader*. One 
i; a rcTiew of Mr. ^foelV Essay on the Union 
of Church and State, »cry reapcclful, but M 
might be eipfctcd from prttbytenanf, regretting 
the author'a leaninga to the eongregntional 
lyatem of church polity, and "the aymptoma 
of 1 Jiapnaition to go more than half way enen 
with the baptista." " We had hoped,"' uiya (he 
reviewer, "to tiod in Mr, Nocl'a book a men 
modttate scheme of reform pMijected, which 
might liavc reconciled the two '™* 

pslled tc 

,y that we dopair 

of refun 

lion, when we ace bim Ibui merging Uimaelf m 
the confused ranks of exislioa ditient — le. 
fcending into the arena, rinple-haoded, aa the 
champion not of the chutcb, but of a chapel— 
and pWiDIt, *itli "ll tbe atdou of ■ neophyte, 


for ■ ajwtaa of bunion uLd diaorj^inuAtuuii 
tlu ntttr Irapotfiice of which for u; comtHiwd 

..■•:.... ..-„ .> •■rna inpporUn were htgin- 

rhe other ii, ■ renew oTthe 
Prabytir;/ JCzamintd 
aland HiHorica', m Ot Ec< 
apical Hatory of ScnOand liiut tht Jfe/o 
tim." TUl chief oViject of the refiew 
Tindieite the Free Church Train the dnke 
mu-lu npnn it; bat of their author it 
" We do Dot know thM then ii uij other' of 

public eTidence of poBuuiiig at once the talent 
ud the Lnow1ed|fi which would bire cnibled 
him to ptodun luch g worli ; ud oif ill our 

two, Mr. Gliditone ud Mr. Munlij, poMM 
inUHnbinition lo much tbilitf ud io ranch 
tnfermition on eeelaiutiul •abjecta ■• thii 
work exhibit! ,■ while iti ulhor, tlioDgh ranch 
jonnnr than thne diitingoiihed men, hu at. 
tained to much nnnder and more tccarata 
Tiewi th(D either nf them upon aorne of the 
politico-religion I qneitioni which areattncting 
•o much atientioo in the preieni de;." 

Tht Family Eamomiit : eomtaimna Original 
Artiela bf Uu tat ipritert m Domerth 
Eeetami), Eduealian, Sanitary Srfnrm, Cot- 
taoe Oardtuiiig and Farming; atte Social 
SlntiAtt, Moral Tain, Family Sterett, and 
ValiiaNt Htvidiold Ricgiet, Volume Firit, 
1S48. London : Gnwmhridge and Soni 
ISmo., pp. 232. 

One pran; per month n a rabicriptloD 
thia periodinl wonld be, we ihonld think, I 



Pehnaij, 18U. Limdoin ITanJoKl 

PamUlar Lattvi^ b; the Hit. Hobert Mnmr 
H'Oharpik late Ulnliut of SI. Paler-i Churgli 
Dundee; egntalDlof an Aeeoonl of hit Trareli u 
one of tlie DapBtatLon uot onl bT ihs Chnnli of 
SwjtUod OB a mlHlDn of InquLrr to m* lewi Id 
ISM. Bdllad bj Ui Fatbir. JUui6iii^ and Lan- 
iani Jt/atJalailmw. Boo^iiji. 173. 

lb* OMlni Soana ; or, Chrlitlult/ ud taldalltT 
Contnatad in the laat liaun of nmariubla perHoa 
»T the Bar. BaauH ITbui, U.A.. Bastor of Klrt- 
ton, BuBglk; asttaor of "n* Btahop'a Duublar." 
"BaU«aerllle*," "The Life Book of a u£Snr*r" 
*e. lewlni. i^.iBt. 

Tlw SarenUi Vial ; botni u KxpotUlon of the 
ApeealfpMk kWI 1b DutUvIir tt tb* rotil^ 0«t 

Prraant Heralallona In Bnrapa, Beeand tdltiaa, 
RerlMd, CorrHtol. and Bnlargid; wllk np^a- 
mentaij ekiptar, brlsglni dawn Ilia blunW 

Dluoura*! on Vaitona Important BabJaetL Bj 
lie Cbarch, Edlnbnrgb. Ji:^^ : Ptta' Ifaeil^nw^ 

Tb* HBniaier(inllb Froleilinl Dlicnaaloa ; bainf 
ID AnHieDllciUd Regirt of tbe CuntnTenltl Dla- 

be Scultlah Nillooal CbDrob. Crown Court. Csnot 
■■rdan, and Dant«i. Fbinch, Ewj., Bairtilaral- 

Lmdan: Artlmr BM 

Dlotionarr, for BlUt 

« Blae and Pall of PancT ; In i 
« Lj tbe Rer. Roianr Plhiii 
loapil, London. imAm.- Ifanf 

1 of Vooiif U 

Cltj UlBilona, ud How to Work T 
. , ., . .. .^^^ ^^ ^^ 

_ • HIator; of the J 

lean. Bf jAiaaa B. WnAm, 

gf tba North of BcoUand Oantla. Umlim -. 

Bemalna of th> Rei. Philip Hanrr, A.U. Ei- 
tiMtad rrom llnpolillabHl UanoHrljitB, Br BIr 

mi . 

MoBBtalni. Laitdai! Xr.S. 

The Biatorr of Prolegtantlm la Fnuico. fton the 
Dd of the ralfn of Obarlaa I. to the BeTseallon of 
be Hdlet of Mantel. XoihIm: JLT.a. Cbwft, 

The BfBeMj of tWfer Conilitnt with tb* Ull- 
(BTDltj oE Natnre. B; tba lu* B*t. T«ua 
CoAiMMMM, D.D., LL.O., eta iMnlm Pattriigt 

Jl. Watobiau'a Crj to tb* Laj l(*mbal ol tb* 

Chmh of Bn^ud. Intanded aa a SopplaiaaBt lo 
the Hon. and IUt. B. W. Nod'a work spaa "The 
CnloB." Dudmi fmttUeumtOakfr. tn, ft- K- 


** We hare not be«i amanff thote who hare 
been frmllr Irmibled by aatidpatlon* of the 
orerUiTDW of our Inititutiaiii b^ Romanism, 
bnt oar tente of •ecnritj hai nnaen not at all 
from nnj vast of pretenaions on the pnit of 
the adbereiiti of that syilem. We haie ol- 
mnjt fult that the iratem inrnlied the ele- 
iriFnli of evential dnpattim, end thet it 
would irork a jiradicat deipoliini wherever 
it had the jtower, but we hnie fbit likewiie 
that n WBi eflbte, that it could not mainlBin 
it! Ijmnnr orer tia own adherenl*, much 
lc» extend it oitr othen. Late BTcnta on 
the continent of Europe, eren at Rome it- 
lelf, from which the pope ii a wanderer, bare 
(onfimied then Tietn. 

" But the price of liberty is rigilance. The 
pretenaiofii of poperj should be undentood, 
— Fipedall; thoae which come fhim authori- 
tatiTe SDureeaL Of then preteiuiona wchnre 
JBit had eome remarkable onei in thii city. 
We hud known to be lure thai the papid 
diurch paiil little heed to the aaying of Christ, 
' the diiciple i* not abore hia Master,' bat 
we did not rappoae that the doctrine of the 
pope^ Mipremacy OTsr all ciril goTemments, 
would be ventured in thene days, and in tbo 
city of New York, and by a dignitary whose 
lalenta and position place him at the hand of 
catholia in thii country. Such, howerer, is 
the £ict. Tbe Lord Jciui Chriat, in the days 
of bis incarnation, placed himself, and taught 
hi* followers (o place themsolTca, in nil ciiil 
matteiij under the authority of dvil mngii- 
tiatea. ' Render unto Cssar,' Bid he, 'the 
Udni^ which are Cnsar'i.' But John 
Hnghea, the bishop of New York, informs 
the world that these are not doctrines which 
apply to the pope,— 7Ho( Ihe pop* eannel ht 
tidjeel to dtit ciutharit!/. He may cease to 
be loTereign at Rome, he mny be 'a wan- 
dcret upon the Appenincs.' hut he can 
■owbero be ' a suhject,' There is one rnan 
on auth, the risible head of the church, who 
il above the authority ofanymagLstialc, 'behe 
kfakg or pRCident.' Bishop I let your holy 
bther, as he may do in hts interesting wan- 
derings, oome to this republic and try it. He 
will find laws which will bind eren pnpes. 
Nobody will molest htm, — he may fulminate 
bidls at hia plctMue, — and, like tlie lupet- 

annuated bankrupt who still imagines himself 
to be rich, delude himself with tbe idea thathe 
iwaysBiceptre still, but let him try his hand at 
dispensing with cirit laws, and he wilt walk 
as straight to the tombs as any other criminal. 
He may be supreme in your church, but he 
must content himself to let the state alone, 
and be, like your own self and the writer 
hereof, 'a subject" of the 'sotcreign' peo- 
ple. And rcnily we think the pope will find 
this the doctrine which will picTail wherever 
he goes. Even that ' island in the Mediter- 
ranean one mile square,' to which in his 
extremity you would transfer him, wilt not 
aiiehim from these necessary condition* of 

On Sunday, January 7th, Uahop Hughes 
preached a sermon in St. Patrick's cathedral 
in this city, on the present position of the 
pope, which sermon was reported for The 
Tribune, and publishtd in the columns of 
that journal. From Iherce it was transferred, 
in the very types of The Tribune, to the 
Freeman's Journal, bishop Hughes's own 
organ, where both the preacher and reporter 
ire complimented. 

'"The <)ui»tion then is, has it bean in the 
irder of Almighty God — has it been, so Du 
a* we may enter into the investigation of the 
case, the purpose of the divine Saviour, in 
such a world as this — a worid of evil, into 
which, as a world of evil, God cast forth hia 
doctrine and bis church — whether, in such a 
world as this is, it is consistent with the pur- 
poses of Providence that Ihe chief pastor of 
this church should be a subject ? If we take 
our first inference from the testimony of 
history, we shall see apparently that this was 
not the inlcntion of the divine Saviour, for 
freedom is essential to the pope. It is de- 
sinible for all men ; It is an essential for the 
Bupreme pontiff of Ihe catholic church — and 
BO much so that, from the moment he hai 
fidlen undir the power of any human son- 
reign, ftam that moment either he does not 
■ct in the capacity of pontiff, or he girea 
notice of the coercion ) or, even if he doe* 
not that, coercion, if it had been employed, 
is proclaimed the moment he gsiua hia 

" ' In his dontinions Ihe pope has been a 
soverdsn ; be has been cherished by his people 
as a btner. If there has been a fault in hia 
government it has been the ftult of leniency 
and mercy, and Ihe want of harsh policy. 
There, in a word, that goremment haa sub- 
sisted during a period longer, and ii now 
older, than any other moiiar^y in this world. 
It ia not estcntial that the pope should be 



•overeign of Rome, but it is nseatiHl that 
between the two condition! the one ot gubject 
and (he other or lorereisn , the pope, the head 
of ChiiitemJoni, bIibII lie tree ; thst ia to lay, 
he ihail be ta placed that ht ihall be luijecl to 
no man, be he king or preiidenl. 

"'Ida not la; that it ii necenarj for the 
pope that lie ahould be a sovereign, but it ia 
necessary for ChriiLianitj that lie sliould be 
Iiee, and if there is no choice except between 
■overeign and lasial, then must ho be a eove- 
tetgn. I do not tajr thnt hie dignity and his 
oSice depend in the leaat upon his being the 
cUef of the papal states. I know th»t the 
ehuTch, that t^e &ithrul of the cathoUc world, 
will rccognire him if he bo a wanderer upon ' 
the Af peninei. 1 know all that, and, for hia 
pnrt. It would be an immense relief to be 
released fhim his temporal charge ; but it 
is necenaty Ibr Christendom that he should 
be free, and \f there be no middle stale be- 
lieeen a fibjecl and a leculat sovereign, then 
I lOffthal for Aim lo be a lovereiga <i necf*- 

"' There is no sovereign on earth that 
counts so many lubjects ns Pius IX., indc- 

Eeiident of these petty statee of Rome. Two 
undred millions of men cherish him in their 1 
hearts, all of whom direct their best wishes ' 
toward hii saered person, nil of whom regard i 
in him the representative of Jesus Christ, and j 
the authority delegated to him by St. Peter. ' 
My brethren, I know that I can speak for i 
fon and for that portion of the church over 
which, though unworthy, the providence of 
Qod has placed me. Sooner thnn we should 
•M him subject to nnj sovereign, or president, 
or petty prince, or king, we should have re- 
course to the old institution, and Peter-pence 
from ever? point of the compass would con- 
stitute H treasury to raise him above thst 
subjection, even though he should occupy an 
iiUnd in the Mediterranean Sea a wngle 
squim mite in extent.' " 


A meeting of delegates ttata baptist 
churchei haa recently been held nt Hamburg, 
of which, and of the progress of the Redeemer's 
conquests In that region, Mr. Oncken gives 
the following cheering account in a letter to 
Mr. Wilkin, dated Feb. S, 1B49 :— 

" Mr DElR BeoTBRB. — Our conference, at 
which about nity delegates were present, has 
been highlj satisfactoir. A spirit of union 
and concord prevailed Ihraugliout our de- 
liberations, which lasted from January ISth 
to SGth. The whnle closed by a glorious 
lovefeast,* which happened lo be on my 

* Lovtfftuis srv tb 

ir fm-nr^ij^jr^ only 

birthday. What I felt on that day no tongue 

" Time fails to give a detailed deecription 
of what passed at our conference ; but as soon 
aa our protocol is printed I will send you n 
copy. Suffice it to lay we were all much 
edified, and with new strength, and, I trust, 
more entire dependence on the Lord, the 
brethren returned to tlieir important laboon. 

" The number of our labourer* haa been 
increased, and others ere on the point of 
entering the fields everywhero ripe for the 
harvest You can form no just view of the 
pressing invitations for labourem from every 
quarter — Glod is at work, and who can resist 
hIa sovereign power and love? My rativo 
country (Oldenburg) shares richly in the out- 
pouring of the Hol^ Spirit. I made two 
tours thither last summer and autumn sowing 
the seed, and already it is springing up. 

" Millions of our periahiog fellow men have 
heard of the name of Jesus, during the past 
year, through our feeble and imperfect labours 
ill Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, 
IloUnnd, Austria, Hungary, Elsan (Alsace) 
nnd Switzerland. God has owned our eSbrts, 
and many, many precious souls have joined 
our ranks, and are now fellow labourers in 
the Lord's cause. 

"Our tract iasuea amounted, in 1848, to 
upward! of 600,000 copies; nearly 12,000 
copies of the Holy Scriptures were circulated, 
and our goodly number of preachers, evan- 
gelists, colporteurs, and ordinary members 
have laboured with much seal and deroted- 
nesa in bringing sinners to Christ. 

" Our prospects are still brightening, so tliat, 
in respect lo the marriage, in moat states it 
haa been already done by our own minisJen. 
Next Thursday, all being well, I shall have to 
go to Elmshom for this purpose." 

■ajl, " Brethren Elvin and Rittmann preached 
last Lord's day in a village in Ilolstdn, 
fiflecn mile* from Hamburg. The gathering 
was at an inn, the innkeeper having, of his 
own accord, oflered a large dancing aaloon, 
one hundred and fiAy persons present, among 
them a gensdanne; all went off quietly whilst 
the aervice lasted, but immediately after, a 
considerable number of men from nnolher 
village began to drink, and soon afterwards it 
was found necessary to advise the brethren to 
Rc«; they had not long left the ptemiaes when 
it was discovered by the nbote men who 
bounced out after them, cursing, swearing, 
roaring, like fiends; a shower of stones and 
mud was thrown at our brethren, but the 
Lord was a wait of fire around Ihem. In 
half an hour's run they reached another 
village where they were safely lodged by a 
smith, B hopeful character. 

"Such scenes we may now eipect frv- 
quently, aa the Lord it gathetiDg in hit elect 


d Satin wfll n 

from erexf qoarter, 

up hii prey without 

ptoaprcta an oTervhelming, and if I «■■ not 

compelled to remnin here, to keep tbe ez- 

tona] machincij in motion, T would share in 

the toil* and jojBof the brethren nt the differ- 

ent ipots, at many of which I wu permitted 
to Nw the good Mcd as an ii 
■tripling twentf-Gre jears ^o. 

" I have jiut received £50 Iram set 
Scotch churehes, to help on (he glor 


the Head of the church to bless the 
of oar brother, Mr. Fraur of Lambeth, has 
radend it inipentiie tbat accommodBtion 
ihould be proTided for a larger number of 
■onhippen than can asiemble in the building 
■I prnent occupieil. We have pleasure, 
thoefore, in pmcnting to our readers the 
cleotion of ■ structure wliich is about to be 
(iTCted, of which (he following extract from 
1 areolar give! some account, 

"The cbnrdi of Christ at pinent uwn- 
Uing b Regent Street, Lambeth, was formed 
isthafear IB21, of eight peisons, members 
of tlia cbarch under the care of the late Rev. 
Junes Upton. After worshipping for a lime 
in Princes Road, the]' took a piece of gronnd 
on Itanhold, in R^ent Street, on which thej 
erected a chapel capable of aenting 30O per- 
mit. Thisplacewaiopened inthe jearlB3!. 
AfttT ■ period of thirteen years, the church 
nsolved nnm an enlargement ; when the 
prnent building waa completed, containing 
•oommodation for 600 persons. Tbe originiU 
bniUiiig and enlargement cost upirardB of 
£%00. In this period of iU history (he 
diindi was fiiTonred with an average increese 
■d eoDVKta from the world. 

" During the space of the last fbur yean 
the friends have been again compellel to 
consider the question of enlargement. The 
urgent claims of the vast and increasiDK 
population around, the crowded and heated 
slate of the congregation, and, above all, the 
increase to the church (the members having 
augmented during the lait five years from 107 
to 397 niemt>er8), led tbe friends to earned 
and prajerfiil consideration upon the Sulncct; 
when the church resolved to erect sn entirely 
new and more commodious place. The pro- 
jected building will be ofaplain Grecian llfle, 
80 feet by 43, and having accommodation for 
noaadoltsand JOOchildren. The estimated 
cost will be about £3000, Tbe copyhold has 
been purchaied fur ££00. It has been re- 
solved that at lesit one half of the amount 
shall be raised before a 

" Tor the purpose of raising a fund fot the 
above object, a meeting was held on the 
evening of the 3rd of July, Samuel M. Peto, 
Esq., U.P., in the chsJr. The chainnan 
having generously contributed £100 to tbe 
above object, before the close of the meeting 
the sum pledged amounted to £325." 

The present number of membon on the 
church book, we are informed, is 427 — with 
above SO inquirers; and the pajtor says, " If 
■U ttie mcmben sod Ibett limtlise wsn in tbe 



A baptut cburch vni TonDMl nt Ryde, or 
TuesdHf, January 2nd, vhsn brother Lillj- 
CTDp of Windgot eiplained tba natuie of ■ 
goipel church ; brother Room of PortM« 
fbnncd aeventeen belieien into ■ commuQioi 
of ninta by the right hand of fellawahip , 
brother WilliaiDi of White^ Row adminis- 
tered tbe Lord'* mpper \ Hnd brother Amot 
of Southsea nipplioated the divine bleM' 
on thii little hill of Zion. 

There is ample room in thia very fiuihi 
able and lapidlT iacTHMng (ovn ibr mora 
placea of vorahip, without interferlDg with 
the congregationi already in eiiitence, which 
ii proved by the fact, that tbe toom in tbe 
colonnade, occupied by thii inbnt cauw, 
under the lenloui labours of Mr. Newell 
(late Mudent of Dr. Oodwin'i), i> Slled (o 
overflowing on the eTeoinfi i^ the nbbnth, 
■o (bat they already need a target place to 
aaembleinibut thi» cannot be atlained with- 
out the kind aniatanc* of Chriatlaii Menda at 


Mr. J. P. Campbell, lale atudent of ibe 
Bapliat Theolagical Imtitution, Clipatim*, 
hanog ucepted a unanimoua intitation to 
become the paator of the bapliat church, 
Towoeater, Northamptonahire, commencM 
bia atated lahoun there on the 8>rt aabbalh 
of (he new year. 



Hrt. WHIiamawaa bom at Abingdon, where 
her paienla, Richard and Sarah Edgington, 
were well known anil much ropecled, on tbe 
Slat of January, 1770, She wfia called bj 
divine grace in oaily life, nud in herlSlh year 
waa baptized and added to (he church at Oak 
Street by the Rer. J. Evane, ila paator, and 
',0 tbe venerable Daniel Turner. On 

the S3rd of December 1 800, Sarah Edging- 
ton became the wife of Mr. Benjamrn 
Williomi of Rending, then a widower with 
two children. After her settlement at Read- 
ing, her life waa subject to tew d^angM, 
PMnng occanonally from one leaidence to 
another, she waa for forty-four yean an in- 
hatutant of that town. A numerous and 
lovely Aimily grew up around her; she be- 
cnne the mother of ten children, and trrated 
tbo dder two with «quBl paNnt«l affection ; 

domestio anxieties, affliction!, and mar- 

ciea, were mingled in her lot, after the usual 
manner of GoA'i providence. In these cir- 
cumatancea ahe developed a moat amiable 
character. Without want of vigour, she wm 
eminent for pladdily and aelf-command, dm 
leaa so for vivacity and cheerfulncsa. These 
features in her chancier bod their bssia in a 
favourable idioeyncracy ; but they were much 
pramoted and atrengthened by the aolidity of 
her piety. Marked through life and all ita 
changw, was her careful walk with God. She 
cultivated an invaluable habit of early liiing, 
and did much in every period, even the most 
difficult and diitiacting, to aecure morning 
opportunities for aciipture reading and private 
devotion; and by molate watchfiilDeaa ^ 
secured also tbe hour of evening prayer. 
Hera was the souroe of her spiritual strength 
for life's daily toll, a constant meditation, and, 
ther«lore, refVesliing and tnQuential piety. 
With thia her houoefaold manners corns- 
ponded, of which her children and her ser- 
vants had many preofa, and from which they 
derived many beneflta. She identified herself 
with the baptist church then meeting in 
Hoaler'a Lane (now King's Road), of which 
Mr. Williams was then a member, and aflei- 
warda a deaoon, and maintained a useful and 
honourablg connexion with it, without inter- 
ruption, for nearly forty-seven yeora. Her 
cheriahed habits were those of practical 
benevolence. Entering fully into the generous 
hoapitality exercised by her huabnnd, abe went 
nbroad in tlie same spirit, and the cottage of 
the poor, the aick chamber, the maternal 
pnyer-meeting, the British and inftml schools, 
the town and foreign missions, engaged her 
sympatliies and her exertions. 

Uer interest in the last named work led 
her to turn the " spare minutes," bath of 
henelf and othen, to the valuable purpose i^ 
preparing articles for an annual box (o be sent 
to some miiaionary atation, an object which 
she secured Ibr aeveral aucoe^ve year*. She 
ia also iilentifled with tbe origination and 
erection of the fint in&nt acbool in Readiog, 
an anxious and difficult work In which, al- 
though she did not labour alone, she bore the 
chief (oil, animated, amidst many discon- 
ragemenl^ by a grateful impulse to employ a 
season of tetiuning health and compantiva 
leiauie to the cause of Him who bad been her 
strength and support through years of domea. 
tic anxiety and personal weakness. 

In September, 1841, Mr. and Mm. Wil- 
liams lefi Reading, to rcsidB at Noith Court 
new Abingdon ; and here, on the SGth id' 
November the blloving year, Mr. Williami 
entered into rest. After this bereavement, 
Mrs. Williams took up her abode at Norwidii, 
under the roof of bei son-in-law, Ur. Josish 
Fletcher of that city, enjoying the society of 
hei eldeti daughter and her chOdreo, and 
uniting herself wiih the church of Christ 
under the care of tha Rat. W. Brock. Uei« 


tax tVBlra mtinlht ihs enjojed almaat imio- 
termpted health, and ill e astonished maiif by 
her coiutaot aud unwearied sctirity. Earl/ 
in the Kcond year of her indoiFhDod,mateinBl 
d the deute to visit the ' 

each child ia gucctwon ; and ft>r this purpoie 
•lia left Konrieh for Toiqaay, in compaDjr 
with her youngert son, in Fehmary ; from 
theaee pataing to Worceiter, Abiogdoa, 
RcAdiog, Cowley, and London, always nader 
eacurt oF one of her Kms. In May she re- 
toTDcd home, but much altered in appeoiBnce, 
and in lery delinle health. Diieata had, 
indeed, lalien a itiDng hold on her eonititu- 
tion. She was not alow to perceire, CTea at 
this tnrly sl^ge of it, that this sickness was 
onto death, and the promptly and thought- 
fiUlj tettled all her worldly concerns. During 
Kx mootba, hope and fear allemated—a liiit 
to Lowestofft was tried — but her hour was 
CDine, and her end was peace. " No word of 
impalieDce" (wo UH the words of her sympa- 
thiiing dsughtfr), "no eipression of diiutis- 
bction with tiod's dealings, wai heard through 
sis months of altemnte suffering and relief. 
We oftoi marked how a sweet smile would 
brighten up her sunken eye, and change bei 
whole aspect, when some anxious inquiry, or 
tender look, betrayed our fears. The dear 
childrra were always velCDUie risitors to the 
sick chamber, and, till the few last days, she 
entered into their little engagements and pur- 
suits with her wonted interest and affection. 
Occaaionai intercourse with Christian friends 
woi much enjoyed, and the kind and Sequent 
lisita of bei Tatued pastor were ever antici- 
pated and remembered with delight. For 
some weeks tba family wonhip was, at her 
own request, conducted in her chamber, and 
the ferrcnt response with which the followed 
these exercises, and the eagemeM with which 
she anticipated them, told how her weary 
■pint felt Uie reA«shment of intercourse with 
bcaTen.*' Shortly before her death, with a 
bight and liearenly smile, she eiclaimed, 
" Happy entrance 1 happy entnnce I Yet, 
soon ! Thanks be unto God, who giveth us 
tlic lictory, through our Lord Jesus Christ !" 
OnlMonday, Deeerober IBth, 1648, she bid 
&rewell to sorroir, and on Saturday, the 33rd 
—the annirenary of her wedding day— her 
murtal remains were interred at the Rosary, 
Thorpe; the fan oral service, at which b large 
nnmbeT of the family were present, being 
conducted at the house by the Rev. J. Alex- 
ander of Norwich. Mr, Alexander alio 
preached a ftaneral sermon on the evening of 
the following sabbath fiom the words chosen 
by henelf, " Your lib ii hid with Christ in 
God," Col. Hi. 3. 

Urs. VVillianis had nearly completed her 
seventy-ninth year. Few have lefl either a 
■nemory more fiagnint, or an example more 
*otthy of Imitation. 

Mrs, Sunnna Barrow, the beloved wita ai 
Hr. Samuel Banow, and daughter of Hr, 
Lawrence Taylor, farmer, departed this lib 
on the 7th day of September 1848, in tha 

30th year of her age, at Newhallheybridg% 
and on the 11th her remains were deponled 
in the baptist cemetery at Goodshaw. This 
beloved sister was a member of the baptized 
church of Jesus Christ at Sunnyiide, near 
Bawtenstalej ; having exactly twelve month* 
before her death united in the formstion of 
that infant cause with her pastor, the Bev, 
A. Nichols, under whose ministry she began 
to exhibit the symplomi of piety, and by 
whom she was baptised on the 11th day of 
August 1838, with several others, some of 
whom now stand in honourable connexion 
with the church at Sonnyside, and one of 
whom passed away to the church tiiumphaut 
before her, yii. Mrs. BatclifTe, of whaa a 
short account is recorded in the May nambv 
of this periodical for 1848. These two wtfe 
on terms of the closest intimacy, and lilte Saul 
and Jonathan were lovely in their iivea and in 
death not long divided. They were amongst 
the first fruits of their pastor's ministry in 
Lancashire, were a comfort and joy to him on 
earth, and he humbly trusts will be a crown 
of rejoicing in another and a bettw world. 
On tha 2eth of December, 1847, this amiabla 
woman became the wife of Mr. Barrow, a 
young man with whom the aeemed likely to 
share a good degree of domestic happiness 
but God's ways are mysterious; she now 
sleeps in the dust, and her mourning EiieMto 
sorrow not a* timee who have no hope. 

The complicated nature of her complaint 
precluded the possibility of much convene 
during her last affliction, but her answos to 
the questions proposed were always satisbc- 
tory. Whilst her pastor to whom she waa 
always most ardenUy attached, lived in bar 
remembrance, and was repeatedly referred to, 
amidst her wanderings even in death. 

On the 15th of October 1848, a funeial 
discourse was delivered by Hr. Nichols, in the 
chapel at Sunnyside, to a deeply interested 
and overflowing congregation, many being 
totally unable to gain admittance, from 
Eiekiel iiiv. IG, " Son of man, behold I take 
away from thee the desire of thine eyes with 
a stroke ; yet neither shalt thou mourn not 
weep, neither shall thy tears run down." 

May her aged parents, sorrowing partner, 
and frieuds, follow her so &r as she followed 

The Rev. D. Rees, of Biaintree and his 
six children have been throtrn into detp 
affliction, by the very sudden decease of 
Mrs. Rces. She died on the l-2th of January 
iniDieiiatelv after giving birth to a still-born 


Died, Janunrj Utlt,Bt Hum, near VatXey, 
Hants, Mn. Betty Cane, relict of the late 
Richard Cue, in her B2nd jesr. She wia 
baptiied and united to the church of Chriit 
at Wimborne more than fifty yean a^, but 
tedded at Hum for many je&n past ; and 
irhm able to attend the public meana of 
grace, which ihe hag not been of late yean, 
wonhJppednith the Lord'a people at Parlej'. 
^1 the cauw of Chrjil there ahetraa a sincere 
■nd kind firlend. HerdeathirasIinproTed by 
tbe pattoi of the church, Mr. Alcock, on 
Lord*! day orening, Februnrr 4, from Pulm 

a. 10. 

Ihii aged lady, who wtu ext«iii*ely knonn 
■nd Mteennd unong the aetire Chriatiani of 
Um iMt gmeiation, hsi completed her eouT«e. 
One of hai nfibclionate «Dna, Mr. Chariea 
finrie, aayi, "She wai early pioua ; and 
dntina a long life, coniiitently holy and use- 
ftiU Nerec toboat, a langthnied coiuw could 
not he predicated conoeming hei ; ncmthe- 
1m«, tor eightj-ieven yenn It pteoaed the 
Seurce and SuppcFiter of life graciouily to 
Mwlioae bet eiiflenee. Aod in a humble 
btrt liwpiring MDK it my be nid of her, ai 
of her ditim UaMer, ifao haa l«ft m an ei- 
•Bpl^ ■ Ihai m thouUfoOoa An- Heptl' 

" On the Sth inMant, aftn bat two dayi' 
•Mfcnn fllneM, He, whom ahe bod m long 
loved and nrred, remoTed hef to himieir. 
On the flnt of tboK dayi, ft became eelf- 
appaiwit that hsr time waa at hand, fin ahe 
mii, ' I think I am now going homoj' adding, 
-u^ _i-v,-^ oebotttfonginfiutb,— 

Jhtn 0«d my SuTloai rtlgiu.' 

Hot At* boiiM befcn her depaitnre, she aent 
mnigFi of loTe to the abaent, and wia pet- 
iNtly cmiadmu and eonpoaed, and when tiie 
MTeiaace mne. It wai conqueat without a 
Umi^— an inilaiit and abundant entrance 
into gloiy. 

" Many a Doreai benefidary, eanedally in 
Inland, will ftel her lemoral. She had a 
(tangtiter'i IbndnaH fbr the ' riater iala,' and 
WMnied to the rery laat, with her handi and 
by bn nean^ to meet ita many daima. 

Died, in llie 76th yeai of hw age, Mrs, 
Jane Ewu^ widow of the late Rer. Henry 
Emu of Cnigyfargoed, near Uerthyr TydTil, 

pririle^, through grace, of maintaining her 
prafL'.-Bion nnaullied to the end. For the Init 
Iwenty-ninB yeara of her life she honourably 
maintained her roemherahip in conneTion 
Kith the church of Christ meeting at Zion 
chapel, Merthyr. 


At the half-yearly meeting of the proprie- 
n tbe following aumi were rotad to the 
-idows of baptist minialcn. The iiiitiala 
alone of each widow are given, with the name 
of the " oontributor " by whom ihe waa 









Thomu JoDM 

Darld Eraiu 


On Wednesday, December 27, the fiftieth 
year of the Kev. F, Franklin's rendence and 
minutry in Coventry wai celebrated by a 
nunieroiu body of hia friend* in that city and 
neigbbaurhaod by meeting! of a Ughly 
intemting character. 

At II o'clock in the morning a public aer- 
lice wni held at the chapel in Cow I-ane, 
when Mr. Franklin preached fiom Paolm 
ixiiT. B,theMme paMage from which he hnd 
preached hit Gnt eemoo in that place GAy 
yean b«f<we i pnyer was offered by the Rer. 
J. Jcraid, who fbi upwaida of fony-Gre yean 
hoi enalained tbe peatoral office in the inde- 
pendent church at Wcet Orchard in the same 
city I thetwoTcneroble men baling lived and 
laboared together through that long period.not 
only witbout a single miaundentanding, but 
in the utmoat intimacy of frisndidiip, and 
haimonioualy co-operating in every good work. 
Each having actively served in Ihe kingdom 
and patience of Jous here, now wails his 
' the hibv MTTic* andMIowihip 


of UiB church aboTS. Tha hTinni were pten ' 
out b; the Bar. J. Sibree, wbo, though much 
thair (unior, bu, neicrtbalen, been a fellow 
labooicr with them fbr nearly oi quite ihirt; 
yeaia, ai pattoi of the independent church in 
VIoar Laoe. 

In tha eranlng of tha itj a Urge nnmbei' 
of Uende nist at a public tea-meeting at Bt. 
Harj'a Hall, wLioh, though a nobJe and ipo- 
dMU nem, wm allogalhsr iniuffifient fbr tha 
aceoannodaliDa of kII who deiirod to tetli<y 
their reepect and eeteem Ibr Mr. Franklin. 
FnUTOO penona, of Thom many wtre oburch- 
moi.and maujctbeisreiidcntin neighbouring 
towni and lillagea, vera prewot. ARer tea, 
Ui. White of Leamington having been called 
to the chair, Mr. J. Smith, one of the wnior 
dnoon* of tha church. In an orlginiil and 
higblr charaeteriitla apeech, presented Hr. 
Pnnklin with ■ large and richly ornamented 
Uble. Mr. Franklin followed in a ipeech 
which emhraoed a brief ikeloh of the origin 
a>d blatory of the baptiat church In Coven Irj, 
tradng it to the period of Qsxter'a residence 
in the city during the wan of the common- 
•catlb, mihei more thui two hundred yeen 
BfDi He then touched upon the dioum- 
Manoea of hia own connexion vith the church, 
fagtemlngling thla latter part of hi* addrna 
with that tehi of hamoroai and trell told 
■iNcdote for which ha haa been long diitin- 
guiibed. Speeehea were afterwaTdi delirered 
by Me^te. Hoe of BInningbnm, Sibree and 
Howton of Corentry, and other* ; (hua tei- 
mhiatlng a public ex preadon of eateem for en 
tgei Cbriatian miniaUr, ■( mtl^bgi 
■ le to all ^ 


la oar NoTember number we gave, In an 
ei(raetfl«malettar toHftiend,auintereriing 
Account of a reflTtl of religion in the remote 
baptU church at QiBntown. The fbllowlng 
ii from a letter Juat received ftom the worthy 
FMtor, Kr, Giaati 

tt^e know (bat yoDiielf and Dthnfriendi 
wbo have hmrd what the Lord haa done for 
Di linoD Auguat last, wlU be auiicua to know 
whether it was a thunder-cloud that va* lent 
to pntify onr Htmcsphere, or whtthet we nie 
riHI enjoying the former and the latter nin, 
to taRBg forth fhill with pnlienoe. We are 
happ7 to aiy,that the Utter i< our condlllon. 
H« <ud not come to ui in the itrong wind 
that rmda the moantaina, hut in the atill 
tmall Toiea of the gaapel ; and so »s hoped 
aad pmjad that the gracioua work would 
eoatmoe the longer, and that afterward! we 
Might net &1t Into that apathy whicb often 
Mlowa a rerinl. 

"We hope that the band of the Lord la 
■till with US. Souls are olnioBt every week 
beliering aod turning to Iho Lord. Onr 
aitallng* coatlniw ainwg and Interetling. 

Three were baptiied in the riru (Spay) on 
aahhatfa last, nnd although we could nut, aa 
usual, preach on the bonka of the ilTer, a 
multitude came to witneu the ordinance, ud 
followed us to the mealing house to bear tba 
lennan, which was preached by William 
(Mr. Oranfe son), and waa one of tha beat 
aermona on the subject that we hava jret had, 
" The number added to the church, dnoa 
the cotnmen cement of the reiiyal, is fhrtj- 
nine, and we have atill many aerioua Inquirer*, 
especially among the young people. If wt 
eir in anything, 1 believe It is In beiug eemA- 
what too aorupulousln receiving memben, yet 
we think a good deal of caution I* iiiiiiimiiij 
at such a lime as this. The youngest tha* 
has made applioatioD was at oar noose laal 
night. Ha is a hoy of twelve years of age, 
who voe awakened at our first baptism, and 
has attended our meetings sinoe i bat amidst 
our other engagemenla ha was overloolied. 
Meeting with ana of my bmlly lately, he told, 
' No man caieth fbr my soul.' He waa 
spoken kindly to, and encouraged to call upon 
myself, wliieh he htt dunet and If It be Ibund 
th«t hit convtnalionWauahas<beoome(hthe 
gospel,' 00 Chrialian church could reflae 

of the fttends of pcaee, 
held in the Hall of Commerce, October 31st, 
I84S, a committee was appointed whleh has 
iaaued the fbllowing eddreia. It tMars die 

rlune of the Rot. H. RioHuto and 
Elihd Bubbitt, as aeeretarlei, and It 
aObrds us pleasure to aid in rendering It 
public, and to announce that O. W. Alix- 
iHDin, Esq., of I^mbard Street, has Ac- 
cepted the treaaurerahip. The office it 
IS, New Broad Street, Landon. 

" It ia obvioua that a moat important en 
has arrived in the history of the peace canie. 
The quick and cordial echoes that hare been 
awakened throughout erery part of Eorope, 
by the voice of reaaon and humanity ntlered 
nt Bruasela, hnvo astonished aa much as ther 
have delighted, even the most sangnine tiitjiib 
of peace. The ciiiliied werld is cvidentlr 
fast becoming weary of war. A conviction & 
rapidly difluEing itself through all communmet, 
that It is a cutae, a crime, and a ceUmitj 
tvhioh thould no longer be toleiatad. From 
the many spontaneous and earnest Dommunf- 
cations which huTO been received from ea. 
lightened men In all European conntrlaa, 
since the CongrCM at Brusaels — ftom the pre- 
vailing tone of the public pret* both In 
Englnnd and on the Continent — from the 
frequenij with which the principle of arhitia- 
tlon in lieu of war has been recognised even 
amid the dlitraction nnd tumult of a revolu- 
tionary age— ftom the fcelinga of mutual 
kindticsa and confidence which are rapidlj 
growing up between difllcrent nations DS the 


ncult of freer and nore Freqaeat tntoccoune, 
and from other hopeful and auipiciati* iadica- 
tioiu, it would Kem ai if Ihe fnenda of peace 
now, had onlf to collect and gire aiticulate 
and enrneat utlsntace to tbe feeling* of moral 
iodignetion vbicb are e<reij«here riiiog 
through locietT apinet the infinite iniquities 
of war, in order to elicit a responie, which 
would ncoand throng the whole eiTiliied 

iBMtallOM, a meet selemn 

it datj derolTCB upon the fiiendi 
of peace. It appeaii ai though theii hopes, 
tbcu prsyen, Utnt laboon, were nearer n 
eanaamiiiatian tiian the; had Tentured to 
antidpate. Thie uoaipeated adTanee of their 
caoie bringi with it new re*pon«ibilitiei and 
dnliee. Let them not be found then, either 
indiSnant or unequal to the criiis. With 
promptitude and decunon lach ai are required 
bf the emeigene7, let them advance onward 
in the iwi of that puUic opinion, which ia w 
lapidlj gathering behind them, that tbtj maj 
■t ODce lend and guide thii new impulie which 
bat been given to their gr<ht cause. 

" Fot hopefiil and encouragiag u in man7 
teqweta are tbe ngni of the timea, we ntuit 
not delude onrieWei with tbe belief, that the 
work ia accompliahed. Much, Tery tnuch 
remaini to be done, reqniring a large amonnt 
of wisdom, energy, and self-sacriilce. The 
public mind of the Contiaent is Hvakening on 
the sQbject, to a degree quite uopreoedenled, 
and opportunitiee are continually presenting 
tfaemseltes there, for circulating information 
and oidliog intareet, of whi<£ we should 
ptomptiT and prndenUy anil otuielTn. To 
vender the next propoeed congreaa at Faria a 
teal lepreaentatiOD of the better feelings of all 
drilixed countries, end to ensure that it absll 
diffiise, to the utmost pncticable extent, a 
bialthy moral influence throughout sodety, 
inlercoone must be sought by letter, and 
othowise with enlightened and infiuential 
men in Eurapa and America; sa as to lund 
the >1m and good in one continuous chain of 
Mlomfalp tfaron^iout the world, along whidi 
■hall be tnnsmittad the sacred and quicken- 
ing spark of truth into tbe bosom of oil nations 
and oommunitiea. Access must be pdned to 
DniTerdtiea and other educational estsblish- 
ments in mtiotie oounMsa, with a riew of 
Imbidng Ihe rising mind of Christendom with 
ht^ and generous sympathies for the prin- 
dples of peace) and many important srranga- 
meats and preparations most be mads in 
order to render the expected eongren, neit 
year, an impreasiTe and powerful demon- 

must be formed and communicated with 
through the whole length and braadth of the 
land, for the prompt transmissian of intelli- 
gence and sympathy. The press which has 
affiwded sod) giatJIyiDg tokens of ita readiness 

to employ its mighty social influence in pro- 
moting right principles, muat be worked 
earneatly and diligently— the aalulary eicite- 
ment which hai been produced on tbe public 
mind, by recent peace proceedings should be 
Inken Bdrantage of, and ere it has suluided, 
be rightly employed, by means of public 
meetings and otherwise, for the education of 
the popular mind. Abore aU, no means 
should be left unapared, to act on the con- 
atituences in the country, on whose enligbtened 
appredstion of the subject, aa the fountains irf 
political influence and power, so mndi do- 

"It is with great pleasure that the com- 
mittee an shle to announce, that RicHiHt 
CoBDiN, Esq., M.F., has undertaken to bring 
forward a motion in tbe House of Commona, 
at an early part of the next eesdon, in fiirour 
of arbitration treaties, between England and 
foreign countries, binding them in case of 
foture niLBonderetanding, to refer the subject- 
matter of dispute to the dsdaion of srlii- 

" It ia earnestly requested, that petitions 
fnm every county and borough in the Idng- 
dam, ahould be sent to Parliament, in auppwt 
of arbitration. The committee will deem it 
thdr duty to employ all auitable meaaa, to 
induce itie conatituences eretywhere, by 
memorials, dcputationa, and other prscticablB 
meana, to influence their repreaentatiTes to 
uphold by rote and Toioe, such an appeal, to 
the legislature to adopt the mticmal and 
pacific system of arbitratfon, in tbe adjust- 
ment of international disputes, in place <^ the 
absurd, costly, and sanguinary arbitrsment of 
the sword. 

" It must be obnons that in order to sus- 
tain effoctually operstions so Taried and ex- 
tensiTe as these, considerable tiinds will be 
required. At the conference, nccordingly, at 
the Hall of Commerce, from which tbe com- 
mittee receired its appointment, the follow- 
ing resolution wss unanimously passed, — 

"'Tliat (bia eonrerenH la of oplnfcm, that a tpedal 

id of not 


■ DtUiec 

ibnniBliDnl the oi 

irlbnt* llbanlty 

"To all, therefore, who see how the social 
and commercial energies of this country, are 
being worn down by the paralyiiog preseure of 
taxation, connected with our miUtary and 
naral establishments — to those who foel that 
there is imminent danger of actual war, so 
long n the different nations during the tiue 
of peace, stand confionting each other in a 
poMure of armed and mutual defiaooe — to 
those whose hearts have been wrong with 
«ngtii«b by the wioDg ond outrage inflicted on 
humanity fot so many centuries, by the 
practice of war— aboie all to tbos^ who on 


id the iohsrent linfulncM 

nf all var — to bU the frieodi of peace, the 
CDinmittee appeal for ■jrmpBthy and co-opera- 
tioii, in thn hijch niterprice of truth, jiutice, 

On file eTening of the !6tb of Deconbei a 
nledietmj tea-me«ting took pUca in the 
■dMol loonu attadied to the baptiit chapel 
M Booth), Iteai IJTerpool, prepantoiy to the 
dcpaiteM of the paMor of the church, the 
RcT.John Jordan Dadei, who cloud hia 
bbooN in that place on the foltowine Lord^ 
daj. AttpTOpriate addrcMca were dcliTcred 
hf the KcT. J. Kitkut, the Rer. Hugh 
Slowcll Brown, the Rct. John Stut. and 
Biehui] JtAnion, E"qi of LiTcipool. At the 
diae (rf' the lerTices Hr. Danea wu presented 
vith tventj-aeTen elegantly bound TDlonie*, 
u ■ paitiiig tribute of nffeetion, from the 
cburdi BDd congregation. 

We Inut that Mr. Dariei mar "'"'^ ^ '^ 
in the prOTidence of Qod to occnpf a aphere 
gf DnAilnen where hU (alenti ma; bo m*do 
eminently ■ubwnient to the extmiion of 
the Itodeen]eT*B kingdom. By bii remoTal 
Ibe church at Bootle hare matainod a aerere 
Inn, which will not be eanly made up. Hay 
the great Hnd of the church gradouily 
ipptai far them, and apeedily leud to tbeir 
aid > paator in all reapecti aoited to their 


The Record, which it will be remembcied, i« 
■ faper ci>Ddncted by cTangelical adherent* 
of the itate chuich, eoutaini an article 
eonuDendiig thui; — 

"The exaommunication of the Duke of 
Argyll I Thii appean rather a 
Bonncement in the preaent day. 

,_ Ja the lata Rev. W. J. Tiower, the 
. ..>r of a Uttla parUiin SuMex of about 
■illy fcaiiliea, bat now by the election of 
niiiilwiii apiieopal miniaten of, for the most 
put, petty cangregBtiona in the regiona of 
Gla^ow flnd GaUoway, baa been (welled out 
into Dr. Tnnrer, tnihop of Glaigow, and 
dinalim hia nomioation to hia new-found 
dignitiea by eioimimmuaatiDg one of the moat 
Cfariatian, nmiable, and aecompliihed noble- 
mea who gnee and adorn their natire 

■■ There ia DO doubt about the matter. The 
enliie mmap o B denco now lie* before a« — 
poUiahed at the nqoMt of Dr. Traww. W« 

the fii^ letter of tha bishop, conveying the 
notice of hia excommonication to the duke; 
and a angle sentence ftom the reply of the 
nobis excommunicated peraon, hnring refer- 
ence to the cboige nude Hgninat him. by tbo 

biahop of a bitter and contempt 

Dr. Trower'i letter is as fbUows :- 


n tba dlo«iH ot Olugow), ud 

be poMtbllllj Ihit jonr giue Biai pnunt Tom 
either (1 Piklej or (I Mm. oilier ebnioh I 


dioceH, tor the tun 

pupoH at Iba aaaiag (Htlral. 

I think 11 da* to jb 


Bust iiridmt u « 

TOO, ti.1 iUTllg b« 

ha oleigniun vbo 
tha Lcii7e Sappu 

U aa manJ; icmna, lo Inlonn 

TDS laat CbriJiiEaa, I 



cuoflt anaian, imder ulitlu 


ndeed, that tha o«»i < 

h* tiaa oODt«DFl*ted 

pnaent Itaelf ; but I 

hid nth.r nm th* Hak of 

haTin|[ tha qnnelLoD n 

ot idmllting to 

»<» 1 nolhtiig wmld Indues ma lo dp ao hnl a 
HjionalbUltT which &lrlTden>lT«Dp«a ma; audi 

" BU Qraoa tha Daka of ArgjlV" 

The eilnct fbm the Duke'a lettci ia ' 
fbllowing : — 

diaplayad (hrraghont 
-■ ' — —nntnooa apt 

reaanl WHk, a 'bltlar and b , - - -,— 

acalnat Ika aplaaopal ahoreh in Sgatlaod : ud Ton 
aUoda, aa an acgnnUan of thla oharga, to tha iSiot 
OM I bad, Daratibalaia. noalied ibe eomnmgloD at 

"I prasaiaa, that baftva fttmiiii nmr JndgDiant on 
IDT ' eplrlt ' BO deddedly aa to anIlUe jon lo maks 
(hia aemmiuileatlon, yon bsTS fOlI tt to ba joai dalr 
to read iny Suaji oanMly. I ooBolBda, thaiefiirB, 
that Ton haTO atn tha onteaaton of my fOaUu 
that 'aonatdercd aa a branab of the ohnroh of ^i. 
land which mdMlIy. aod by leglUmata maaaa has 
aneii atf oUj atmek root In SeotlaDd,' Toar chureb is 
' thomgUj anliUed to einoere napaat.' If. 131.) 

pnss whan oeaulon raqnirae, vt tha olaiea of the 
old ' Pralaej ' of BooUaiid belOca tha tsnilBtloB. la 
what lonaondaBU as a 'bittaiand aontatnplBOM 
aphrlt i' and brthar,— that yon ao QoiHtbiia with 
the HHUae tf that Anmsr parly, and lo Ideniuy jonr 
own axlating ehnreh with U, that toq look opDu 
rsprobatini ol (ha ana lo ba nprohatlon of the nthor 
also, and thna eonaidar mj ' hllLor and omlaniptiiona 
qitrit ' aa dlraatad -|-'- jouaelTae." 


cnARMii FOB ms Bit- 

To tA> EtHlor 9j Iht Bapliil Magaxine. 

Duki Sia, — Ths M»g«ine for tbs pre- 
Mnt mDQth conUiiu tha report of a lub- 
committee reapecting Ihe propriet]r of Keking 
JVom ihe crown > charier of incorpDnition for 
lb« Bapliit Minianar; Saciely. Will jou 
Undlr ipare rocnn In your number fbr March 
for e few linca on thli graie subject ? 

It toMj b« nvedfiU to inform jour teaden 
tliM thii qusrtlon of iha charter hag b*«n be- 
fore the Commltlee of iw Baptiit Mialonarr 
Sodet; for tome time. That Eif[er much 
discuraion, (Uid liitening lo counwl'i opiuion 
upon it, it vni coodenined, upwurdi of lix 
moDthi >gQ, by tlio all but unanimoui voice 
of k quarteitj oammiltee. That the queHian 
VM revired at a weekly litting of the com- 
mittee, and ha?ing been re-opened wai again 
diwuMed at tba lut quarterly EUMmbly. 
That had the Tota been taken on tha que*- 
lion, charter or no charier, it would, fVom all 
appearance, have been n^tiTed. That a 
tnuUl mnjority only waa in fiivour of publiah- 
ing tha report which !■ now before the eon< 
■thuciicy. The committee. It wiil he Men, 
it mu(^ divided in thii matter. 

1 have oatifidence that tha diKOMioii mi 
both tidea will be untainted by a pariy or a 
factiooB ipiril, and that it will be oonducl«d 
b the temper of eamcat interett in the 
welfhre of the society, and with a holy 
Jealouiy to maintain, in all their purity, the 
principlea, umi, and spirit, which usctiGed 

The intention for which the Baptirt 
Minionary Sodetj woa initiluted, was not 
the acqui^tion and the holding of property, 
but the diSiuion of tha gospel of our Lord 
and SaTlour Jeaui Chtiat. The poiwuion of 
property Is nn accident which attends it in 
Its coune, not an end in connexion with its 
iostitution. To charter the society merely 
to enable it to eompasa the more eflsilr what 
1) purely Incldentsl to it, and wbitb may 
drop off ftom it any yar in its prograaa, 
nil Ilia to me to be at lariance with a truly 
wile and sound policy. If it be said that 
wbateTer freilitalea the cutying out any inci- 
dental edTanlage most be aubeenient to the 
Quun object the society has In Tiew, it hi* to 
be ^DWQ that the posKuioQ of property is 
advantageous to the society. 60 sir mm 
thii, it has hitherto nrovfli an evil rather 
than a good, — a fruitful source of anxiety 
and of discord. Why then seek Ihe power 
of effecting moM K«dily,lod attaehlrig mora 

closely, acquisitions which a 
rather than beneGcial, Far belter that the 
aburahet which are formed at the several 
stations should be eiicounged to talie local 
projierty under their own control as eoon aa 
ptacticablc, than that the society should be 
bowed down beneath the pandarout load. 
But a charter of incorpomtion will prove a 
temptatian (a the aocumulation and retention 
I of property, rather than supply a motive lor 
I tiansfeiring it, since a aocletj Willi the tight 
, of holding property under a special act itf 
grace, without property to hold, would make 
an approHch to the ridiculous. 
i Suppaie n chnrtci to be obtained, it is by 
I no means certain (but there are strong rea- 
sons lor arriiing at an opposite conoluiioo), 
that it would be of unireml application. 
The tegulatioD* of local govefnineiils in 
many parts at the world, and even within 
the British dominions, would neutralise the 
privilege giaoted by the crown of England. 
So that Uifl proposed advantage, such at It 
it, would be reatricted, end within how cam- 
paratively narrow limits, at the society 
cKends, nobody can divine. II might 
happen, moreover, that many reasons might 
combine to render it wiee in the society to 
break new ground, to cnrry the truth to tome 
httberlo nnvielted people. But it is (bund 
out that though the agent* of the sodety 
may enter the oontemplated tsrritmy a* 
misuonatlet of tha cross, the society eannot 
dc so a* n carpomte bod*. The goapal naj 
make its way, but th* charter oannot fbtlow. 
Might not this introduce into the delibera- 
lioni of the lodely, on tha highert a&ira, a 
meraly aecnUr element t lli^t it not 
weaken the inducement to enter on a field of 
labour, which mi^t otherwiss have been 
chosen and cultivated t It might be felt to 
be desiralile, in tbe first place, to tare louts; 
but when the society wears the dignity of a 
royal Incorporation, it might he deemed expe- 
dient to iltempt to do to by preftnnca, 
where it can. In the enid** of its high pre- 
rogative, hold property too I 

W* nro told that the aodity will save 
money by a ehartor of inoorpontian. 
expense* under th* prevent ay** — ~~" 
Incurred hi the renewal of t 
computed at a hundred ponoda a year. Hv* 
fhritml^thepf- ■■ - ■ 


ndt a y*ar. H<r 


the cost of obtaining a chaster, it It mid, 
will be nbout six hundred pounds | these 
matters connected with law arealvays under- 
stated. I brieve that, Inclndlng the outlay 
occasioned by consnltbig coiutal and la oIlMtr 



wayi, it wttuU be iafer to WckoTi on, nl lenst, 
m thouiatid pounds ; an amounl wliich WQuld 
b* equil to the nllesed annual cost, under the 
Histing plan, for (en vean to come. Would 
it be wise to incuf this oulUj when before 
the ten jean hare expired, the locicty might 
ieem it right to chango itt paticir, vilh rela- 
tion to the subject of property, altogether P 
BeNde^if it bo "clearly natural nnd just," ai 
we an infonned, " that the partica for whose 
pattjculai use the property is conreycd to 
tnutces should benr the expenses of renewing 
docaments so indispensable to them," why 
im the society to be saddled for erer with 
them ? Has it no power to compel these 
parties to take upon themselves a burden, or 
Kt leut ■ part of it, which "is dearly so 
tutuml and Jost p" To sei^h a royal charter 
of inMrpoiation to ennhle the societv to do 
tar Itaeir with a Utile more ease that which 
otha* ought to do in iU stead, seems very 
odd t Indeed, it appears to me, I must eon- 
feis, to be splendid triHing. It is fitrther to 
be bone In mind, that tho charter, if ob- 
tained, would not rclc^ise the society from all 
Irgnl expenses cotincctcd with the halding 
and the loosing of proiicrty. but only from 
those wliicli are inTolved in crratinB and 
renewing trust-deeds. 

The opinion of eounscl luis been lougbl. 
In all 1^1 points it aeems that opinion Is 
" entiivly aalisfactory j" in other than legal 
mpecta, and by far the most important ones, 
that opinion it unfetoorablo to the project. 
The dediion of "an eminant counsel " re- 
maina, in these respects, in IVill fnri'C, not- 
withstanding the strange attempt of the 
sub- committee to orerrule it. 

Should the charter of incorporation h 
obtained, the freedom of the Baptist Miaitor 
«ry Society would be deslrojcd. Take a 

knowledge of Jesus Christ throughout thi 
whole world, beyend thi Brilish iilei. Il 
might be deemed deeinibic, both on financia! 
and DO incompambly higher ground, to 
Indude Ireland (to say nothing of more 
radical ehangrs] within (ho range of the 
society'! operaljons, to merge the Irish in 
the Foreign mission. But this could not be 
done without the permisiion of the queen, or 
msking way through the tortuosities of courts 
of law I This objection has been met bj the 
rety sage reply, that it would be e.ny, before 
askii^ for the charter, to accommodiite the 
definition of the society to meet the sappoicd 
caae; as though this touched the principli 
on which the objection rest;. Whatever mny 
be the designatian, consUlution, oraim.of lb> 
society, it must be left unfettered and inde- 
pendeat, and capable of ony modilication 
which experience oi drcumslunces might 
foggcat. To lake any course which might 
sopmede the ptadicability of effecting any 
gnch diange, would be to place it In ignoble 

bondage, and to mirk with the brand of 

allwhomi;ht continue to support it, 

[f no other objection lay ngiinst the meorpo- 

ration of the society, this, with me, would be 

snperable. Do not let us sell our birthright 

r a mesa of potloge. 

The application for a charier would be 
derogatory to the portion of the Baptist 
Missionary Sodety a« a religinus Institu- 
tion. Ad attempt has been made to break 
the force of this cbjection. by the eilra- 
ordlnary position, that the gOTemment 
would regard tho societv simply as a pub. 
lie chatity. 1 reply, if it be a " public 
charily," let it l^ all means appear bcfbro 
the a Ihoritics, whose favour it seeks, in its 
proper character ; but if it be a rcligioua 
society, hailns a high and sncrcd mission 
derived from the Great Head of the church, 
to fiilKl, let it peuso bcforo it degrade ilself 
in tho presence of »tntc:mcn and polilidnns 
by receiving a boon in one capacity, when in 
fact it sustains another. 

In this matter we are in danger of com- 
promi^ng otirwlves as disS'nlers. Epj.'anHn;; 
tlie Baptist Misiioniiry Society as a religions 
sjdety,setup specitlcilly and exelu^vely for 
religious purposes, we cannot, as noncon- 
formial!, ask for It the pntronago of the 
crown or the fiirour of parliament, without 
detriment and dishonour. The report of the 
sub- committee, not satisfied with assuming n 
di^^nilied superiority to "nn eminent counsel," 
politely intimnles that the " objeclon," poor 
things! to the charier, " do not seem to know 
that not only munidpal bodies, but banking 
companies, insurance companies, railway 
companies, water companies, are all corpoln- 
tions, together with many sdentille, eharitiible, 
and religious, idstituiions." The objectors, 
no doubt, are deeply obliged for this piece of 
recondite information, but what it has to dn 
with the nrgumctit in question may not be 
quite H> dear to them. If there be nothing 
peculiar to o missionary society by which ft 
is distinguished from the cork- cnlters' society, 
the royal victuallers' society, the wonfaipfut 
the tailors' society, why then there may bo 
some proprii;ty in the position assumed; but 
if these soeictles aro totally dissimilar, having 

)thing in common, the aivument from the 

10 to the other will not hold. The distinc- 
tion between these societies il that those 

:ferred to in illustration are, to all iolenti 
and purpose*, Secular, clill institutions, that 
the ono in question, the Baptist Missionary 
Society, is, to ait inlenls nnd purposes, a 
sacred religions society i and it isjnstbccans* 
it is a religious and not a scculor sodety, that 
it would be a dcj-nrluro ftom our prindple* 
as nonconlbrmista to seek it) incorporatlen. 
May not n little attention to this very obvious 
distinction serve iu snnie degree to relievotbe 
sub-commilteofiomils very painful embarmss- 
ment. " Why," says the report, "the Baptist 
Missioiwry Society should be ashamed of oo- 



cupfing the tame dri! italut u luch bodiet, 
the ■nth-committee have 7et to bs infomied." 
But it leami that " leligioiu anoeiKtioai" are 
" corporatiooi," as voll tu otben. Jiut lo, 
bat thees an lueh ai tha Kictetj far the 
" Ptonatian of Chtiitiaii Kiiovledga," the 
■upportei* of which are frieadlf to itate 
patrona^ in ecGleuudcBl at^ra. Though 
then DU^t be no incaniiitena}' in the friendi 
of Rich locieties leeking lojtX iacorparations, 
doei it fallDT that conicieDtiaiu diueoMn 
can do *o with impunity ? Iloir &r the 
gDTemmeat, whom we have been told will 
look upon &» lodet; u a " public charilj," 
maj fbel the fbrce of the argument founded 
on the analogr between the " Baptiat 
Hisuonatj SodiAj " and the "aaler cam- 
panUt," it tnaji peihapt, be difBcult to ■ay. 
'' So leawn appean to the Mb-cammittee, 
howerec, why a body in the tlricttil lente 
reHfiam, that ia ecdeaiattical, (hauld he 
■eandaliwd at the thought of accepting from 
the crown • chaiter of iacorporatiun." 
Perhapa the sub-comaiittee will allow me to 
■uggeat a raaaon or two why luch ■ body 
■hould not commit itaelf tu (uch a coune. 
'* A body in the itrictert lenae religious," can- 
not conaiitently, in ill tapaaly oi inch, 
recogniaa the eiiitenca of the crawn. Tbe 
memben which oompoae that body may, aa 
■ubjects and ai dvilian*, cheiiab the utmoit 
loyalty and render the moat acnipuloui 
obedience to the Snt authority in the itate, 
but w the followen of Chriit, "hi a body in 
tho atrietaat Unie leligioui," they know of no 
auch power. They may derire from the 
■pirit and from the precepts of their religion 
motitea wheiefbre they uiould render eTety 
legilimale bonour lo the"powen that be;" 
but thoy ore probibited by the principlea of 
the religion they profess from taking cogai- 
nnca of those powers in their delibeiations 
and couDcilaaa memben of ths body of Chriit. 
Besidei, if it be a secular and civil advantage 
which ii sought, no reuon can be adduced, 
bunded on the bet tliat the party leekuig it 
ii a " body in the strictest sense religious," 
without tbe most wretched compromtie, 
wheiefote the lavour should be conferred, 
since athor bodies haTe an equal claim on the 
cousiderstian of the itate. The Monnonite, 
the socialist, the worshippers of Juggernaut, 
hare as much right lo a rotal charter of in- 
corporation, if it be a purely civil priiil^e, as 
the Baptist MissioDBiy Society can have ; but 
i) that society prepared, as a " body in the 
ltricl«at sense religious," to appear at the foot 
of the throne to aik a boon in furtherance uf 
its hi^ and holy designs, in auch company, 
without feeling itself "icandaliied?'' A 
fhrther reason rests on tbe very tangible 
ground of profit and losk The benefit which 
It ii alleged will Sow from the proposed in- 
corpontion is a saring of money and of 
trouble, the losa which will be mstained, 
Mcoidim to tbe iuh-coiiun>tt«e, k, that of 

a doubt true," 

(reedomof action, for "it 
■ays the report, " that tbi 
incorporate society cannot be absolutely un- 
fettered ; a certain meaatire of reetiiction, or 
rather of permanence, on the one hand, is the 
QBceissry and just correlative of acquired 
rights and standing on the other." The 
difference in the quality and the worth of tha 
thing SBTod and the thing lost, is a material 
element in the argument. What laving of 
money and of trouble would a right-thinking 
man deem an equivalent for the aurrender of 
ever so small a ponian of that liberty which 
is at once the birthright and the trust of a 
"body iathaitricteatseniereli^ousF" There 
really ii erery reason why we ahould not giire 
away our " hiead " and take a " stone." But 
if no ohjectiona based on greal principlet 
extated, why a defined in the report, 
should not solicit tbe proposed charter, it by 
no meaoa followi that it would be wise in it 
•0 to do. Were it lawful, it might neverthelew 
be highly inexpedient. Give all the force to 
the position aanimed by the sub-committee 
which the ingenuity of the report may deserve, 
the incorporation of tlie society will still be 
rqarded by thousands, and aa I think justly, 
as at least a partial surrender of prin- 
ciple, ai a leaning in a wrong direction, as 
an unhealthy indication ; and these ate 
not the days in which the iligfatett pre- 
text should be given tc such suipicjons; 
it is rather incumbent on us, in fidelity to our 
Great Master and to the times which are 
paning by ui, to place tha principles of non- 
conformity and of Chriitian liberty, by all our 
proceedings, in bold and unmistakeable relief. 
" The sovereign in such an act," says the 
report, " that is, in granting a charter of io- 
corpoiatioQ, is the representative not so much 
of the stale as of the law; and that which ia 
receiTed from the sovereign is neither personal 
nor offidaL fiivour, but a modified and more 
equitable position in relation fg Iht iaa." I 
suppose this sentence ii intended to confirm 
the dortrina previously laid down, that a 
" body in the strictest sense religious " ought 
not to regard itself as "scandalised " in ac- 
cepting a chaiter oF incorpomtion from the 
crown. Are we to infer from this, that in tbe 
opinion of tbe sub-committee, such a ''body " 
would be "scandalised," ware they to receive 
a chatter from the "sovereign," aupposing 
her in granting it to represent the "state^ 
lather than the "Jaw?" if not, what does the 
sentence mean? What is gained to the argu- 
ment by divesting in this case the sorereign 
of her high and peculiar prerogative, and in 
robing her in iegiilatire functions? But this 
is a perfectly gratuitous anumption, nor is it 
the only one which disfigures the report. 
Had the sub-committee designed to eoUecl 
the gteeteit posaibie number of sophisms in 
the least poaible space, they could scarcely 
have been more succecsliil. In confutation of 
the SMSition , that that wbidi ia ** reoeiTed 6am 



tDesoTciBljirn is neither pcfionalQor official Bi- 
»cur,"Sic.,it might be enough merely to refer 
thereader to the langunge of the charter il«elf. 
But it b propojed to seek a charter of incorpo- 
imtion fttim the queen; in granting that requMl, 
her mBJeaty- exercises her royiil prerogalive, 
■Bd nndouMcdljr confora a favour anJ n great 
obligation on the party appealing. To pre- 
tend, tkat because the benefit conj^ned is one 
vhidi places the piutj beneGte<l in nn ottered 
"[laaition in relation to Iho law," therefore 
the royal prnon nho confers It ia grunting 
neithei k " penonal nor oliiclal faTOur," ia, on 
the one hand, to derogate from the grace 
which concedea what it micht hare reliiscd, 
•nd on the other, to throir dust in the eje* of 
jonr Itaden. 

If the charter were oWained, it would con- 
Ikttn amount of power which thoiild not be 
entrulted br any religioui ■ociety- (a nny body 
of men. Under ioat of incorpor;i!ion, the 
commlltce appointed to tnannge the aSbin of 
the Baptiat Mimionarj Society, the executive 
Ibr the tSloe being, would hnvc unlimited 
wntto! orer the property of the socicly. 
There would be no truatect to consult, hut 
the will of tho ereculivc, whether to aell, 
lease, or mortgage, would be lovoreign. It 
would facilitate moil agreeably the mesna of 
raking money, and would wealicn the Induce- 
ment! to remore any liabilities which might 
be incurred. It would place the miiuouiry 
and hii flock, meeting on any property con- 
nected with the aociely, under the absolute 
eontrol of Iho eieculire. The communica- 
tions of the comcnittec might iisaume the 
diaracter, not to much of rnilernnl cDUnSi?ls 
aa of arbitrary edicts, and commnnds from the 
5;Bt of power mi^ht be issued to the four ends 
of the earth, witli aa much nnttiorily aa the 
Bhaaea of ttie autocrat of Ruaiia. Men of in- 
dependent minds and of high and honourable 
beating would hesitato to attach themsclvcB 
ai nginlB to a system, the movements of which 
might be summary and dnpotic, and a ncees- 
nry requtiltlon of which might be a Servile 
mttit. The mystery which too frequently 
Nironda, under the most fatounibln drcum- 
Maneea,tbo conduct of executiTe bodies might 
be deepened. The parties in power might 
bUhack within the priiUeges and the sanction 
of the royal charter, as the priesla of antiquity 
retired to their holy place. The distance 
between the executive and the constituency, 
tlwaya too wide, would be increased, as the 
itnie of responsibility ts usually regulated bi 
Uie eonieiousneia of control. The diipoai- 
tion to modify the proceedings of the com- 
mittee by public opinion, by the sentiments of 
tb« body it large, though never indulged 
excess, would not be strengthened. The 
popular voicehu ever been hut faintly echoed 
by companies clothed with all the prcteniiona 
nroyal chartered incorpomtians. Reforms, 
however wise and wholesome, would re 
an effectual check, and their spirit wou! 

qncnchol before tho withering 
the r^iuntcd charter of privilege, 
Lj>p[)se that the remedy fur these 
an<l oth.'r abuses, should tho charter of in- 
poration be obtained. Is to bo found in tb* 
popular constitution of the committee, it ta 
>ry they should be informed that it will 
bo sought there in rain. It is true that the 
committee of the Baptist Missionary Society ia 
not an irresponsible self-elected body, that its 
uiembenare re-elected every ycar,and that tho 
same persons do not of necessity ^t In ita 
councils. It ia equally true, however, that 
its popular character la rather a temhlance 
ihnn a renlity, and that it eiista much mora in 
shadow than in substance. The management 
of tlie affairs of the society lies now as it ever 
iins, with those members of the committee 
wlm attend its weekly sittings, a few gen- 
tlemen resident within or about London. Tba 
quarterly meetings at which ■ larger number 
of members are convened from the country, 
aa well as from town, are not invested witb 
moro authority in any way, than the eleven 
meetings which inlcrienecachquartErly sitting. 
They, the ijuarterly meetings, arc four in ■ 
series of Rl\y which run through the year. 
At the weekly meetings of the committee, 
measures ere taken and resolutions pasnd 
which the quarterly meeting has nothing to 
do but to confirm ; It haa no power of revis- 
ing or rescinding. It is obvious that the 
power lies with those who compose the forty- 
six committees, and not with those who 
attend the four. lam not offering an opinion 
here On the merits or otherwise of the prewnt 
system, but merely stating a fiict, which goes 
to show that the power, whatever It might be, 
which the charter, if acquired, would confer, 
must of necessity, as things now stand (and 
these the said cbarter would stereotype), Ml 
iiito the hauds of very few. The oonslitu- 
eiicy may have every confidence in tbe 
wisdom, integrity, end derotedneas, of an 
eiisling executive, and owe great obligotioni 
to those who devote so much time and energy 
to their cause ; but it becomes them to bear 
in mind, that the best of men are but fallible, 
and that it is alike impolitic and untafe to 
place any committee, whether large or smaU, 
tieyond the reach of popular direction and 
control. Whatever may be said of the pre- 
sent, who c^in undertake to pierce the future? 
One or two indiscreet or designing men, oi 
high, aristocratic notions at rarianee with the 
general views of the members of the society, 
might poasitily £nd a place in its councili, 
when its present diicctors sleep with Ihsit 
fathers. I^ Ihesociely pause belbreitcreatee 
and b..-queatbt a power Ihiit cui be productiva 
of very little positive good, but whic'i would 
be bought with great possible and probable 

These, air, are lOnio of the grounds, plainly 
ani candidly slaltd, un wiiich I have opposed 
and shall continue lo_oppDK the chaitat of 



incorporation foe the Baptist Miauonarr So- 
cUlj. I aeek foi thoni the laroui of inwr- 
Uoa in your magazine, becauae it nppean to 
me to be only jiut and fkii that the memben 
of the (ocietf ihould hare before them both 
uda of a question on which their judgment 
ii taught. I have only to add the eiproaion 
of a sincere dnire that the coum of the 
committee, on thii most important question, 
may be such as to perpetuate the harmony of 
a sodely, which, whiteier it may have to 
boast, has certainly none of the element of 
cohcson to spare. 

I am, sir, yours uncerely, 


Leitsftcr, Ftbmary Zlh, IB49. 

To lilt EdUor of Ae BapHil Magiume. 

Dbia Sia. — Before the constituents of the 
Baptist Miwonary Society are called upon 
for an opinion about the proposed incorpora- 
tion, some further information seems to me 

1 . We should be glad to hare the names of 
the fub-committee whose report is printed, 
and to know whether the report was adopted 
by them onanimoully, or otherwise. To 
HToid misapprdiensioD, it ns; be right to say, 
that I am in total ignorance of the number 
and names of the gentlemen who formed that 

2. A* the opinion of counsel has been 
obtained, tfb should like to rend it. That 
document is at least aa impottant to (he 
formation of a correct opinion, aa the report 
already given to the pubUc 

3. Many of your readeis (I acknowledge 
mjtelt one) ore prottably ignorant of the 
amount of responsibility whidi the proposed 
chatter would entail on the members of the 
society. In the case of a banking company, 
every Bhareholder is accountable with his 
whole property ; would membership in a 
corporate mianonary society make the mem- 
ben in like manner responsiblcT 

4. The memben are, by the charter, to 
have power to make such alterations as are 
not " iuconsistant with the object of the 
•ocietj." Who ti la judgg what is, or is ac ' 
inconsistent with the object of the society 1 

B. If the society hod been incorporated 
183'2, would it not bare been compelled, 
•BT the least, to disown all paiticipstion 
William Knibh's anti-slavery Operations ? 

I write thus briefly because you will pi 
bably hare many similar communications. 
Allow me in conctuiion to eipren the con- 
fident hope, (hat the eomniittee will come to 
no decision on this matter, excepting at an 
annual meeting, nor then without giving the 
fullest notice of its intention. 
I am, dear Sir, 

Youi* rapectfutly, 

W, BownoH. 
KttUring, Peiruarg 12, 1819. 

To Iht Editor nf Iht Baptiil Magajiine, 

Me- Editob, — Will you allow the insertion 
of a few bets which be»r on the above subject 
in a pmelical point of riew, more particularly 
as reference is made in the " report " to the 
■everal joint stock companies and their privi- 
leges as corpomte bodies ? 

lit. There are hut two banks and two 
insurance offices that have charters of incor- 
poration, all others are eitablisbed under 
various acts of parliament. 

2nd. The older companies hate specific 
acts for .themselves, which enable them to siu 
and be tiud in the name of one of their ofliceia, 
instead of in the names of all that members, 
and the more recent companies have a similar 
privily under 7 and 8 Vic. cap. 110. 

3rd. The older companies are obliged to 
enrol the names of bU their members and 
every change of membenhip in the Court of 
Chancery, at time* convenient to themselves 
or before any legal proceedings can be taken ; 
and the newer companies are otiliged to make 
a return of every change ia membersliip, to 
the registrar general of joint stock companies, 
the months of January and July in each 

4th. All thcae companies have trustees 
appointed, by the intervention of whom they 
' lid propertj and securities amounting, in 

■ny cases, to upwards of millions sterling. 
.1. i...ik. _in„ of property in the 

panie* for constructing roads in such parts, 
cannot purchase an inch of ground without 
the consent of the local govemmeat in each 

The tiearing of these &cts on the propoaal 
to obtain a charter for the Baptist Missionary 
Society are just these. 

1st. That the society would not be relieved 
from the expense and trouble of trust deeds 
to any considerable extent. 

^d. That besides obtaining an act of in- 
corporation, at about on expense of £80D, 
there would exist the necessity of a simitar 
grant from each sepuata colony or state 
where the society holds property, 

3rd. That the society would be at tba 
enormous expense and trouble of registering 
every member i.t. every subsmber of ten 
ihilliags and upwards, also every change of 
memberahip, by lapse of subscription, by 
dralh. by ladies mama^e, by new subsciiben, 
and ail these not only direct subscrtptioiu, but 
the thousands through the various auxiliary 

4th. By acceptance of a charter, the 
society receives a Jmovr or pritiltge from 
the state, whereas the ordinary law of uses, by 
which their property is now held throogh the 
medium of trustees is no favour, but a matter 
of right. <iuery, is this a dcsinble connex- 
ion for Um Moiety to tM placed in F 


5tb. At tbeexpintimof theclurt«i,irbich 
would of course be granted onlf for a limited 
period, tbe aociet; would be liable to con- 
dilieni tor iti renewal wbicb inigbt be iucon- 
Tcnient and hij^j objectionable. 

A. T. Bowses. 
13, Cotlage Ortnt, Boa Road, Feb. 16, 1D19. 

on roM iancut "biptun " in ktho^ 

Te On EdUar of tht Baptiii MagoMiaa. 

DKim Sib, — It is known, doubtlai, to 
tOKDj of jour readen that the uticle " Bap- 
lisTD," for Kiito's "CjclopBdis of Biblii^ 
Liteiatuie," was firat offered to Dr. Neander, 
the church hiitori*n,andprofenor of theology 
in the niiitenit]' of Berlin. In a fiMt-nate, 
baweTer, appended to the uid article, and 
inserted in the above-named work, we are told 
that " His (the doctor'i) multiplied engage. 
■nmta induud him with tbe editor's consent, 
to consign the subject to the Rev. J. Jacobi 
of the same unirenit]'. The MS, so prepared 
was accompanied bj tbe fullowing note from 
the doctor, — " As my other la£>un would 
nut permit me to work out the article (on 
baptum), I requested a Jearfrieod, J. Jocobi, 
to undntake it, who, bj his knowledge and 
critical talents, is fultf qualified for the task; 
and whose thenloginl piincipleaare in unison 

Wdl, or, through the kindness of one of 
mj deBOons, I beornie pooessed of a copy of 
this inTaluable work — nn example, bj the 
waj, which, in numerous instances, might be 
usefully imitated. Some time ago, I paid a 
Tint to a brother minister who was on the 
tre of quitting his charge in this neighbour- 
hood for una in the metropolis, whose friends, 
as a tetfimonial of esteem, had presented him 
with this, along with some other Inhlical 
works. Taking up the first volume of Kitta, 
it WM my tntentiini to read to him an extract 
from the recnarkable paiagmph commencing 
widi the honest, itraigbtforwnrd arowal, — 
"InfsDt baptisra was established neither by 
Christ nor hia apostles :" — but to my utter 
amaiement and perplexity it was not to be 
Iband ! I went through it vei; circumspectly, 
and read tbe title page, thinking it possible 1 
Itcld in my hand a " second edition, with 
additions," — and mifrac/ians too; butfbund 
there no such intimation. 

The lact is, sir, port of the original article 
is supproaed in my friend's copy, and some- 
thing else substituted, which is, to say tbe 
Itai^ but a sorry compeasation for the noble 
testimony of two great and independent 
Bind!, careful only toset forth what they knew 
and felt to be the truth, deipiie, too, <!f their 
But, sir, what is more i 

11 appended 
OntbcM fl 

let intending purehaaen endeoTOUt to obtain 
copies minus the said brackets, if they would 
avoid interpolated ones. 

Wilimhall. £. Jonn. 

Ta At Edilor <tf the Baptiit Magazine. 

Deib Sia, — The leaies of your magazine, 
and other periodicals of the same description, 
haTe within the lost few years often testified 
that there is an impression existing in the 
Christian church among us, that the claim* of 
aged and faithful ministers are not felt and 
inded to, in such a way as * 

IS den 


Tatious plans have at times been suggested 
likely to remedy this matter of acknow- 
ledged regret and obligBtion, but none of them 
have secured that attention to the subject 
which its sacredness requires. Agitating tb* 
subject, may have induced some ministen, at 
a painful sacrifice, to seek shelter from the 
apprehended evil in the promises of a lifb 
assurance society, and others it may have 
reminded of a desideratum tliey hod little 
' anCD of obtaining, but it has failed to 
raken the beneiolent lym tathies of Christian 
uTchea generally. The WrsleyHns are the 
ily people that have taken up this subject 
denominationally. They hare done it, and 
it is well known that those of their niinisten 
who have laithfuUy devoted their best days to 
arvice of the church, are not permitted 
Fer want when enfeebled by age. And 
believed that if tliose on whom tbe 
business of providing fbr the pastor's neees- 
lilies rightfully devohes, were to present this 
luhject becomingly to the minds of the mem- 
ben of our churches and congregations, tbey 
would be found ready to proiideas amply for 
aged ministers as the Wesleyans do. 

Under these impressions allow me to suc- 
geet B plan fur the accomplishment of ttus 
object thnt appears to me practicable. Sup- 
pose erery church, at the settlement of a 
pastiiT over Ihem, were to present him with a 
policy assuring him, say (for ei am pie's sake 
only) thirty pounds per i . .. ■ 

gtheageofsixty. Thisi 

3uld in few 

require. more than ten shillings per month. 
Long as the minister continued his labours in 
that place, the premium slionld be regularly 
pnid for liim, but if he removed, the policy 
should he given up to him, that the people of 
his nejt chaige might continue the required 
payments, till the contemplated period wh 

If something of this kind v 
established, it is probable we shoulJ^ 
churches so often unwilling to invite the 
services of ministen of advanced, tliough not 
enfeebled age ; nor Christian pastors so often 
unhappily clinging to their ordination titles, 
or clwpel endowments, as tbe only Mcurity 
they had for partial support in tbait dcclioias 




yetn; find CBtWnlj il would freo ttn prewnl 
generntlon of Toung rai^iitiis from tha iippre- 
hetision of bumilblioni, tlmt they know very 
manj of their nged brollireii to he enduring. 

Allow me, then, »ery reapcctfully to requeil 
the aboTB remarks miy hove a place to your 

Though we haro long diieouniged at 
Bou) eommunicatioal, and hare mada It a 
rula ncTOr to inmt any intelligenc* 
cam* to ui to an unauthanticatad form, we 
hare been unwilling to adopt th* determjna- 
tioD now generally aTovad by tbe conductora 
of reapectabla p«riodtoa1(, lo refuie aTsry 
■iticla which ia not accompanied with the 
name and addren of the writeT. It appeared 
to Ui not absolutely necemry lo exclude 
anonyrooui poetry or anonymoui argument, 
•nd Bometimei we hare acMpted piece* of 
the parentoga of which we wtre i^orant. 
The character dF inma anonymoui commu- 
nicationi which the cdiloi hai received during 
the 1a*t tev montht, the apparent diipogiljan 
of ntna of their writen tn dmw him into 
cootrDTersy, and the tenacity with which ani- 
madreniaDs on honourable men have, in tome 
canes, bean urged, hat«, howavcr, induced 
him to r«Boke that In future he will not 
notice inch piaeea in any wny. He doea not 
ahlatd himwlf from penoual responiibility 
by ean(Hilin|; hia own name, and he will not 
hIIow himself to be made a BtBlkinft-horaa, 
ftom behind which olhen mnj piivitely ghcnt 
their aniiwa. Heniicforward, let all corre- 
■pondenti clearly nndentnnd, that though it 
!■ not alwayi neceuary that their namei 
■hould be made public, the edilor does not 
intend e«on to read eommunicationi which 
do not bring for hl( peraonal informntlon the 
iMinea of their wrilera. 

nppean el 

AniiouB to giro every fiicility for the full 
ditcunion of the proposed incorporation 
the Baptist UiaBionary Society, we ha 
publtahed alt that we hare received on t) 
ribject; and we hope (hnt our reeden will 
not think that we hare aUotted to i 
much apace. The qnMlion haring been 
■aked repeatedly, Which is the correct copy 
of the Report of the Sub- committee, thnt 
which appeared in the Baptist Magazine for 
Febniaiy, or that which appeared at the 
Mme timn elsewhere T it may be deairable to 
explain the origin of the slight variations be- 
tween them. A taw capici of thnt docu- 
ment were simek off in the beginning of 
January for tha exclusive use of the eon- 
nilta*, that every eommittre-mnn might 
have oppettnalty to deliberate upon Its con- 
tants banie ho eame to the quarterly meeting 
U wUoh H «ai to be ditcuMed. After the 
ItaMlaliM that it Amid be published bad 

been passed, another Retolution was poued 
authoriiing the sub-eommittce from which it 
had emanated to revise iE for publication. 
When this had been done it was ofHcially 
given to us for insertion to tne Baptist Mago- 
•!>"), where it appears. The Report as it 
t elsewhere was taken from one of the 
__^.__ which had been fumiahed to mcoibera 
of oomiDiltee before the meeUng, and, con- 
sequently, before the aub-committee bad 
fiiully revised it. 

We are requested t 
Wedneidny, April 25th, after the Missionary 
Sermon at Blonmsbuni Chapel, il is the 
intention of miniiters educated at the Bristol, 
Stepney, and Bradford Collegee, to dino 
together at the Guildhnlt Co<!e: House, ndja. 
cent to the Guildhall, London. Dtoner is to 
be on the table precisely at tiro o'clock. 
The price !> to bo half-a-crown each, exclu- 
f nnjthing that may be taken to drink, 
inleiiiled to spend the aRemoon in 
conference of all the colleges united, or of 
the colleges separately as may appear expe- 
dient and necessary. 

Allhin at Rome become Increasingly Intei- 
eating. The pop9, who bos been for boom 
timo an exile, il now, as a temporal ruler, 
fbrmsilj deposed. His spiritual supremacy 
he is to be permitted to exercise, but he is 
declared to be divaatcd both in point of fact, 
and in pcnnt ofright, of all claim to temporal 
iwer. A grand Tt Deum was cliaotM on 
a occauon of tlic proclamatioD of the re- 
public, but, it Is sail) that the clergy having 
refiised to ofHclate, moss was celebrated by a 
military chaplain assisted by soldiers bearing 
torches. An order was issued for the removal 
within three days of every emblem connected 
with the pontifical rcigri, and the arras of the 
pontiff, surmounted wilh triple tiam ace only 
allowed to flgure on chuicli porticos, and 
over the residences of ambossiidors supposed 
to hold meiely spiritual intercourse with tha 
head of the church in reference to their 

arrangements, and It is not improbable that 
efforts will be made by some of (he militalj 
powen of Europe lo reslore Ihe deposed 
ponlilT to his former position, the fiicla are 
very remarknhle, and countemmce the ex- 
peclntion that Iliily ilself will be the centre 
of the great and tcrriHc struggle wliich has 
yet to take place. May the rulers of this 
country be preser'ed Trom the temptation to 
unite with others to fighting ngaiasl God ! 

We have just learned that tbe Rev. T. 
Moore is compelled by ill health lo resign his 
charge nt Shad well, where ho baa laboured 
twelve years, and that he tolends, iu purau- 
ance of medical advice, to embark u tlie 
apr:ng Da Ausiralia.; 






We present oat teadcM this month whli a view of Poil of Sp&in, the capital 
torn of the Uland of Trinidad, a town containiog, probably, 20,000 inhabitants, the 
population of llie island consisting of about 80,000. The Mico Institution being 
compelled to close its schools in 1843, this Sacietj rotined a station at ihia place, 
purchasing the premises which belonged to the Mico Institution, and Mr. Cowen, 
who had been tlieii agent, becoming our first missionary. It has been said of this 
island, that it« climate and productions have obtained foe it the title of " the 
Indian Patadin," but when Mr. PLillippo visited it a few years ago he declared 
that, 01 compared with the peasantry of Jamaica, the lower classes were awfully 
demoraliied, and it haa been found that the difiicultics of tlie missionary were 
increased by the prevalence of popery, combined, u is frequently tlie coEe, with 
the worst formfi of African supentilion. Up to the year 1797, the island belonged 
to Spun, It was then taken by a British force, and was ceded to Qreat Itritaia 
by the treaty of poaee in 1801, and much of the leaven of falao doctrine stiU 
remaini ; but the field was felt to be a very important and interesting one, and 
already tbe cloudf which hung over it are beginning to disperse, and we feel sattt 
that oui readers hive been gratiSed by the iotclligence conveyed through this 
medinni, from time ta time, of the progress of the mission. 


A letter liM been received from Mr. Lawrskcb, dated SStb November, eipress- 
iDg hii regret at having' heard of the deprettcd state of the fund* of the Society, 
and stating that the friends there felt deeply concerned, and had all giren their 
mite towatda the liquidation of the debt. He proceeds to state that no conversion 
had taLen place of late, but that be was labouring in hope, and that in the mean- 
time it was gratifying to reflect that the church continued in peace, and that there 
waa mueh unity and good feeling oraong the members ; that there had been com* 
patatively little illness and no death, and that there had been a valuable addition 
to the oongregation by the removal of a family from Benares, two of whom were 
memben of the Baptist church in that place. He then states, 

Brodkw HntUr baa removed lo Bbsgutpore, I ^fotiiw auitlanli. 

whiN he has bnllt hioiKU a comrortable li i, mom fc, ih»r,HulM« th.t oui- niiin 
heoM. til at hu o«d siDenH. We 

hive been fiTourvd with good health 
throughout the jear, ind haie been penniued 
to purdus tfaeir Uboiin without ii ' 

They have been much emplojed ibii vear in 
viiiting tlie TiilRiei aad tnitus iroaaa Mon- 
ghir. NiininlcB (tke* 'great delight in itin- 
erating, though advineing in jean, and by 
00 meani lo Strang a* he far, yet hi> ual 
aurl diligence ia nowin diminished. He 
labour to the utmost of hi* 

_ e pramiKd to 

help Um from our local fuadi to tniliin i 
setuMl e* Man ai be ihatl he able to andertika 
the iDpariiiMBdenaa of it, Thii ia all the 

as>iit«u» hi siiNiiM of a peeunki? kind. I „ „ ,„ ,„, „_,. „, „„ 

pray thai A, Urd miT bleu h» taboun there ,,„nglh, ind nmelima hevond hii slrenglh, 

M well ai OOM hire. He purp^M miking ■ f,, ,bc, Mivation of hi. couDtrymcD. 

tour on Ibe biirii in tlie rDODlh of January 

enduing. DelrbrDlber I'anioDtwillaeeompiiuy i Bnar Selueli. 

'"~ '" ' B been compeliiJ to dlaniis one of 




ilw U«hc« <■ heallicD) for b*d conilnet. : en 

Thii oecUKKKd llie breaUag Bp of Ihi kIuwI do ferj yni 

for ■ liiDF, but wg faive lucceeded in re-: which iliey never c«a HhoHv forget, iiid 

•WiblBhiiif it. Tha cbiaf object I leek to whicli miy, ihreugb tbi divioa bloiing, prove 

•luiQ by thoe •cbooli ia tbe the | of Itie highi^i bcDtBU I ma ihankful to uj 

cbildr^s to icu), 4Dil the miking them ic- ibil the memben aloir tniuion rttnilK* htve 

Cinted *itli the gopel. lalhii we lucceed I atijojed,wiih tb«eieepdoD of Mr*. Lawrana^ 
impmftctiy, br M taoD ai iba boji aa \ muj mod faMlib, Oo Iba Dhala, I ^ink 
md prcUy w«U, ibe; an taken awtj m | bar haiJth it not voik Ibu in fonnn 7««n- 

I am happ^ to ii 
had aona addiiiona i 

Tb« ComintttM hava had the plentiue of nceWwg a letter from Mr. pAOt, 
dated tine lOth of December, atatiDg that Mta. Page, who had been ill with feTU, 
waa better, and that the; were both in good healtli, and coavef iog the foUowing 

I'bree diyi in ibe ocek I aiiall l«ach (hen 
lavKlf. the other thnt dsyi I (halt employ « 
Alaonshea to teach them Iha Timil grammali* 
oily. They all apeak the luaguua ia commOQ 
uis, but cannol read it. I ibill be oall 
satiified iF I get hiiradoten to begin with. 
I be eipenM, I calculate, will bergrUooiuhea 
bodies &c., ibuul £20 a yesr. For tbi* I of 
eourie am retpooiible. I look upon tbe 
moveDueut u id imporiSDt eipenmeat. ir [I 
tboutd fail I «bill not be either lurpriied or 
dijcouragedi ifittucceed I iball theii >im It 
tha ealBbliibmcEit of a large traisiog iaftitu* 
lu)D oti a broid catholic buii. 

Eait Indian lodtly. 

n voo that we have 
■etddilionaaiDEe J last wiole, and are 
cipeeling otben. Two peraona, a rtapecuLle 
IradEunan and hii wi/e, were baptiisd an the 
3rd ins'. The wift of the yoniig man Khom 
I £r*t baptiied, hu nUo beEo received by llie 
chnreb. tDgelher with a young perMn rtsiding 
irUli them. In tbe latter I gailier tbe Grtt- 
fraiti of Dj bible date in the Sunday tebeoJ. 

SuniUg SdutU, 
You will, I am inrc, rejoiee to hear that 
0«T tntailt lie mainuining two Sunday 
tcbaolr at Uidraa, and that we bive in boin 
Upward) of ■ bundre't children, mitty ofwhom 
are tb« cbildreo of Roman catfaclica. I nm 
only wailing for luilable pnniiei lo eom- 
■Moee a day aehool. Where the aappuK of 
it M to Eome from I am not quite elear, but I 
hope to mike it nearly lelf-iupportiog. 

Femalt iducalb». 

I aot Tcry aniion to do eem^iDg for the 
idoeation of the femile portion of (ha £iat 
Indian commnnily, many of whom are aadly 
aagleded, and my reiuon tar tiuM it not only 
the henefil they would Ihenmlvea get, but tti 
Imtfil Ihtg might amjrr m llit daari-lndini 
■ilict B>ui(Fi aj India, 1 am aniious to have 
an Kast Indian girls' school, frum llie elder 
•ehalan of •hicli young pettoiu might be 
■elected and Iruned (a* io tlie Boroiii;li Road 
iaaliialion) for the genenl education of the 
anifc female community. I have been think- 
i*( eery much on Che lubJKt, and am moat 
dceidedlv of opinion ihil tbe great detidentam 
ii a band of (rail trained female leacben, and 

bmiltei, but, M yon may aappoaa, it ia not M 
ba evpeetad f pertiipa not to be dearid) that 
lay would giva thtmulra ta w nltdaayiaf 
a work at the adaeaiaoa of tbe pear aaliea 
giria who are not novcd by ika loie ofChriat. 
O that God would laiM ap deeoiad Cbrieiiw 

of tbB llriiiih pamie aetilad ia India. What 
a noble work would be befota ibem I Well, 
with God ill thinga ira pomibto, lad why 
may wa not pray, and labour, »ai hope Ii 
■bet blcaiing. 1 think if I aonld wau leliva 
Eaat Indian efaureta taking ap the work of 
evangeliiing India ai if ihara were ao Clirie> 
tiana in (he world to toil lor it but ihamnlirei^ 
I ihould blew the Aty that I loai light of ^ 
England at the happieat of my lite. 



By leUcTB from Agn, which c«me to hsad three months ago, the Committee 
weie informed of a misaiocarj tour which Mr. Phillips and Mr. Dannenber; had 
nude to thb place, the expenses being defrayed bj an eicellent friend residing 
there, and who had ofiiired a contribution of 800 rupee; (about £60) per annum 
toward! the support of a miraiooarj at Baugor, besides other sums for missionarf 
objects. On their return, the matter was deliberately discussed, and tbe brethren 
in Calcutta were consulted, and the result was, tliat it was felt to be expedient 
that Hr. Makepeace should proceed to that place, which is at tbe distance of 27fi 
miles from Agra. A letter has now been received from Mr. MAKErsAca, dated 
Saugor, 23rd November, statinf^ that he had aet out on the IGth of the previous 
month, the benevolent friend referred to havinf^ remitted funds for tbe conveyance 
of his family, &c.; that he considered the arrange men t ns for tnelvc monthsi 
leaving the question of this becoming permanently hia station to be decided by 
the appearance of usefulness it presented. He proceeds to say, 

(heir religioni book*, and compared ihem with 
ume oF oun, ha rnnat bs pretty well ac- 
quainted with tha iTzaineDts t^tioH thair 
■ytteai and in Kuraar of Chriitiaaily. He is 
very much Mleemed by the friendi who know 
him ia Saugor. 

Thtre is aaolhsr plBaiiag oocDirence to 
which I oiay rcfiir, Vvben halliag ona mom- 
ing »t a village while Mn. Makepeaoa's 
beireis wodE to Riabunta, a buneja (■ ihop- 
keaper) •ooosted me, openiDg at the uine 
liou one of tba goiptlf, and poiDtiDg to Um 
bllowiDg paiiage, inquired toe meaniog of 
OUT Saviour*! word* when be declared, "fam 
ui the Father, and Cha Filher in me." Mn. 
Uakepeaoe said the Feh ai tliough tbe iraHld 
bave atopped at the village tbe whola day, so 
that ihs poor inquirer might ba instruelod 
more thoroughly, and the real Uate of hii 
mind after (he peruial of lb« goapal be aioer- 
lained. Thui much has come to liabt in rela- 
tion to the result of tha bretbren'a labonn last 
eold waathar, and who can tell to what extent 
tb« laitren of diviae Inilh baa already ope- 
" " ' * aa Jaiereating and heart- 

It ittackad by fever, wbich wai 
ioooseded by inch a hoameaesa h thoroughly 
to unfit ma for duty. I have, however, two 
veiy pletwDg inoidaati to reeonl. At a place 
ealfeil Kbit a venarabla old man viiiled our 
tent alkef oiohifall, praaentiag me with a letter 
of iatmduetuin from our friend brother Rae, 
from which I fbood that tboogb ooce a Mui- 

eJplaoflheLMdJaaiu. He ii private inHroctor 
10 his blgbnesi tba i«ja of TtiuL It appeared 
from hii ooDvemation with ma, thai be had 
long baea an anxioot inquirer. Ha bad read 
mooh, "■earching diligently" into the Ma- 
homedan and Hindn iyiiami of beliaf for tbe 
means of pardon and peace, bnt aftar toiling 
through a laug night of daricuata and diitnu, 
he bund none. Lail year, however, ba visited 
DOT bretbran whan lulting at Tebri, and re- 
•fived from Barnard (broOar Phillips' 
agent) a copy of one of tba Rev. O. P. 
Ffander'* work*, and be ^oeoted alto a eon 
of the fbuT goqielt. By nadiog ihaaa he 
fcand (hat there wai no talvation but in 
Christ Vrothtr Phillips raomimended bim 
to go Id Sangor for advice, which he did, and 

Sve fiill woof that the toot of (be mauer was 
bim. He baa already inttodueed the gospels 
into tha p^Boe, having read to tbe bearing of 
tba raia five chaplan of Hatlhaw't go^nL 
He will probably viait Saagor in the eoaiae of 
a tew day* Ibr lortliaT intlmction, and pcrhqit 
baptum, I nentiooed his caas to brother 
WiUiaaM hi a Itciar I wrote sbordy sfter my 
arrival, and hit o^oioo, which I give, is in 
pariaol aoeordance with my own. Ha writes, 
" It strike* ma that tbe Uostalraan of whom 
yOB speak may, with nma lrai:uDg, prove 
etefal to yon in the great work of preaohing." 
He may ba of great ate indaad, in silanauig 
•nd aabdning Us bwighlad brethren, for 
having eaammad to eleaely and inteoaely 

uung la 
in ttie 

rding Saugor it 
lere mr miuionai 

nidtt of a dark and benighted 


ittelf, I r _ 
miuionary operatiant. Thon- 
landi upon thousaodi crowd in terriioriea and 
thoie or the Nerbudda, and yet tbere ii not a 
lolitarr messenger of the crois to proolMni in 
tbeir bearing^ " all ih« wordt of this life." 
Tbe climate it aieMdingly favourable to mia- 
tionary operatioot, being macb cooler than 
that M moit of oar ttaliout. I b«ie hy next 
mail to ba able to prepare a datailed alatiitioal 
account of tbe station end aurroandiilg dia> 

there an baptitmt in prospect, and if tl 
of my boaltb be allowed to weigb, yt 
1 not do beuer perhaps than fia am i 



„ . I ngbt wM. Baton Imtiu Am • 

w^MDM of my liM H*«a aUuk, in a vmj Mnnon wkiolt I pratdted on a MpHnnal 

~~iomM<I ud pitiable Male. PrieiKl*BlAm,!ooeaiion ota lilewii toiTMuig lady id tlw 

■|h aotrr to pact with nt, jct ihougbi iW , congraiMioD, who daoidad apon makini; ■ 

■lip miglit pima baDa6cial to roe and Mn. i pabJic avowal of bar faith in ChriM, I tttd 

L ^L, 1..J .i__ 1. ir_:._ ,oopyofiboRepoitofthoB«neToI*nHnMit»- 

Qnm whicA yoa will Ka wo have beat 


The Committee advert with pleaaure to the Repoit tiantmitted bj Ht. Hakb- 
fuOB, who liad filled the office of caah and correspondiDg ncretarj to the time of 
his removal to Sau^i, by which it appears thftt donationa had been received from 
Enropeans lesident in the neighbourhood to the anount of 3663 nipeei, and nib- 
(criptiona to that of 130 rupees; that a commodioiu building bad been erected, 
and that during the jeu forty children of both Mxes had been admitted to the 
pdrilegea of the InititaUon. 


We eattnict from the OtieiKal Baptiit for Deoembei last the foUowinginteieatinff 

CUeaOa. Oo the Ant nbbath in Noven- 

■a ibne of tba ebapali in Calcutta. At 
Cmaiar Kaod CHapil (am believen wen 
Bnndiiitbeiianw of tbadivine Three. Oneof 
tben bad far a conudenble tiMe been a 
Beuber of Um ehareh mecliog in Unioa 
Cbuel, aDotber hwl been a member of the 
Wedayaa body, lb« other two are yonng men 
of tbe East Indian eomnioDity. While Ihen 
«m tbni profDNJog Ibeir iulh in iha Lord 
3<n» CbnM, two penon were makLne a 
•iaiilar profeinon in the Native Chapel in 
SmA JCaJnya Sirwl. They were baplind by 

our native hrotbo', ShajfcUali. Abont the 
•ame honr another native convert waa in the 
•ama manner avowing hit failb in Chriit in 
tba Native Chapel in Inially. He abe ww 
bqitind by a native broth«v. 

DimijpuT, Two brethrau belonging te bar 
majcMj'i eOtb regimeiit were baptiied hen 
on the 13lh October. 

Hr. Siuylie wrilca that he baptiied t 

another convert, o 
long have to teioif 

In a letter from Mr. SAnit, dated 20th October, he communiMles tlie fbllowing 
g intelligence. 

the mambera give na real joy by ibe wnwit 
noM of tbeir apiril and their eSbrIa to be 
niafid. Odt elaHta and Hshoiila cootiDiie te 
be well Btleniltd, and the two additjoaal 
I laaari we have brmed ainoe tba Doctor^ 
departure, prerniM wall They add lo ear 
wgcfc, but wa wilUDElv engage in it in the hope 
of qoati^ing ifas eUldren toba leachen among 

We are, tbrengh meraj, ipared to oontinM 
«qr laboara here. Oar hcahh ha* been re- 
aokaUy good fix oiaDy week*, and we have 
Mt baca called to rclioqaieli aoght of onr 

Godii pwtnea. There are many terieoaly 
i aqai r ie g Ike way to heaven, and napj amoDg 


tlw bMitin, ihould H piMH God to eadm 

Vft have rectnily eflfet-leJ II gntt imprOTB- 
mrat in <rar niMling hau>e, introdudng new 
bwked benobc* instwd of the L-omiiion odm, 
now Dcirl; til decayed or demagod.- To 
ntke the atpeme of thie it eeij u wwiible, 
Uw frwndi hava proiiled each man aa own 

benoh, aod of the other it , 

rorm, nei* jalouiiiei, Sic., cotting £17, Mr. 

Lynilig" hm given £5, anii ibe peiipla pn»> 

Eta railing; tba remiincier. Wa out ■ new 
ble for Che pulpii, far ourpmcnt ii much 
damagtd end dehcienL Paraapiiaine friead 

A letter bas been reeeired from Mc. MiFitiiCK, dated the 24tb of October, giving 
(be tcHowiDg acconiit of the ttftte of tbtnga at that stntion. 

Book of StJeetkni. 
I BID soir engaged with mjr Book a( Selec- 
tJOni from the Old and New Te.'IQinenC, and 
lb* gnpel by John. Whan I n-» »ril4 1 
•hall •cod jou ■ part oF the lattor 
MDlinuaLioD of the former, a part of 
•ant you UHne inoalht ago. 

Kiog William baa lauly mada i 

prohibit aabbalh-h reeking, 

onr Lord'i da* moroiog 

nUy been kell ■ttcndetf. 

Hoptful appnTanca. 
Heimla ii a real ChrlMlan, and my old 

tawrpratar tai ha wife, if not real Chriatiaoi, 

an inqaifiog the way to Zion with ■ Heady. 

detenniaMt will. I canooi lay that Moinda'i 

:u6, ...,„ „.,,^ = 

IE icrvicei uaie gene- 

■Dquirer, and eomei regulariy for prirata ._ 
auuotiaa. Another female, called laboii, 
OMMa with the other incjoirara for itutmclioa, 
•sd i*, I thiak, awakened, bat not yet 
rlneed of tin. She waa with m* M, n 
Iv. I did all I 

All ibeae meat together to eaoh oiher'a 
from day to day, for iocial prayer. A few 
dayi ago I met them, by apjwinlmant, al 
Hoindu'a house, and there apeitl a pleouul 
aeaton in prayer with tbem. For iha fini 
time I beard Moiodupray, and was delighied 
with tba manner in whicii aha eiprened her 
dependeneo on Ihe aionini; menu of Chritt. 
May ahe ba fkithful unto death! Pray for 
ber, dear brother. 

Heathai mptntitumi. 
Bnt wliiU wa have a litlb to ' 
baT« HaiA, Tcry onA to dapraaa. 
tba Bimbia ebnii, aamail Dtok I 

atelT baaged a ma'o a 
• urn ebarga of wito 

~ —I eharga of witobenlt A eanoa from 
Dick Harahaol^ town, io returtiing from 
nH'k«t,up*at,widayonogman wit killed b* 
« aharfc. Tba celebrated necromaeeer, i^on- 
ftVi "aa JBoadialdy WMoIted, and the 

eonaequenca wai the murder of two fiiBoeeiit 
pemna, I heard of DickH datermiiMtion Im 
'ate 10 arrtit the evil. When I arriiad at 

Diokola the poor old woman wai a corpie, 
and lay thrnuiled In her houie. The min 
was cut dgwn before he died, and hit ikull 
broken and armi mangled in a meal barbaitrat 
manner. I met him breathiog tlmog, and 
offered to take hint away, hut they would not 
listen to me. When I ordered tome water to 
be pal on the fire in order to eadearour to 
resusfilate him, they broke the pot, and 
orderad bit gra*B to ba du); at quirkly ai 
poasible. Next day I learned that the po(« 
fellow wat actually buried alive. Only a few 
monlhi ago ihii wme Dick Merchant entered 

Btntual cf mar. 
Not aalisfied wiifa having imbrued bii band 
in the blood of two of hit own pao(^ Dick 
Merchant lad hu town ■ few daya ago wUb a 
lar^ body of nun to make war with an iulaikd 
ohiaf called Mofe-mo-kma, on acooant of ■ 
canoe. King William leot off two laip 

We mual begin to pray more earaeatly Ihaa 
we have yet done, " Have reipect unto thy 
covenant, Lord, lor the dark placea of tbe 
earih are filled with the habitation* of (Tuelly."" 
I am glad (hat our rchoolroom at Dick Mer> 
chaot'a town ia nearly Gniihed, and that weihall 
•oon be able Io carry on more vigorout opera.- 
lloni there than we have yet done. Nothing 
but the goipet will referm the nationi. Alay 
the Lord make us wite to win loula to ChiiaL 
K'iint 0^ Bmdaatai . 
Belora yon receive Ihi* onr bntbar Na*. 
begin will, I think, be on hi* way Io Africa j 
abaoU it not ba an, and yon aseat bim ao* 
where, kindly beg him to eoma epaadily. I 
do hope o«T Conminee will tend ont a hw 
hnmbla, de*eted miaiianariat to ean7 oa the 
work; if mt, the miaaion, bnmanly apeakiaf, 
muK toon aink. Take ap thii matiar, daar 
bnither, and gira it ibe prornhMiica whUi it 


A funber letter hu been received from Mr, Mkrhick, dfttcd November ] , 18J^ 
fo>m which we have pleasure in taking the following' estract. 

The Lord lui bwan to work among i». i 
Tiro, if not four, are hopefally coDverted, and ' 
hro olbm ue inquiring the waj lo Zion with 
ibdr fMc* thitberward. A fonDH girl cillad 
Ining^, the laUr of King WiUiam'i *Ide« 
•oo, and who ii b«tratbed to King Bell of 
Cameroona, ia awakened, and cornea not onlj 
!• chapel, but far pnTate ioicmetian. She 
»a* with me jreaterdaj, and wid ihe dim not 
inah lo go to Camwooni to beoome Bell's 
•rifl, for (he plainly leei that all her country 
pnctioea ara oSenuTC lo Goil. She ii very 
iUeotive under the word, and will, I hope. 
It in her lot among the people of Ood. 

that the clothing which they kiniily >cnt, fau 
been received, and partly diatiibuted and 
■old T Should the Bow friendi think of Africa 
Bgiiin, kindly lay to them (hat inen'i and 
hoyi' ahirti of comoioii clolh, but atrong, and 
common paatalooiii, made of any iicrong un- 
eipenlive oloih, u well u large woman'* 
garmeaM tBilefully made, woulil be very ao- 
cepUble. The women'i parmenli ibould, kt 
the most part, be made like a lady'a night- 
gown, with a cape and long ileava. Tbej 
don't like ihori Bleeves, 

If you hear any Iriendi aiklng what would 
he uteful at our alatioo, pleue lay thai Bra. 
liliau itraw hala would be highly acceptable. 
I Our St. Albau's fnendi aeat a fine inpplj. 

WUI you kindly inform tbe Trieoda at Bow i 


We «re persuaded our friends wilt read with iotereat the following eztiut from 
klettei addressed bj (lie Rev. T. Smom, to the editor of the Caleotto "Orienbd 

li tffbrda me plattare to give y<ni inbrmi- 
tioo ef additioM made to the Engliih baptiit 
dnccb bn«. On the Bth init. (November) 
HiN P., nater oT Mr. E. P., war baptired in 
the liver Salwen by the Rev. H. Howard. 
LaM I^krd'i day, early in the iDaming, eight 
yeiBg converU, five femalei and three males, 
were also bap^ied in the tame place by Mr. 
Howard, aviiled by Mr. Bleveni, the hther 
e( one of tbe candidate*, an iDtereiiiog youth 
Marly ten yean of age. He bad given evi- 
deaee of hu intereic in the Saviour for K>me 
lime, but wia not encouraged Co aik for bap- 
tiiia on iccoanl aF hia age. 

We hope otheia are near the kingdom, and 
will aion cone forward lo tell of the good 
lliiBga tbe Lord hai done for them, Moit of 

Ibe candidatea recently bapliied are pnpli in 
Mr. Howard's school, two of them are hia 
own daughtera. They, wtih two othen, it is 
believed, have eheriibedhopas at their interctt 
in Christ for nearly two years. 

There ere signs for good among the native*. 
Neil Lord's day a Burmeia woman will be 
bapliied hy the Rev. J. Haiwell, pastor of 
the Burmere church. Amoog the Telinn 
there aro a few promising inquirers after truln. 
The Hev. J. G, Binney bapliied ou June Sod 
twenty Karens, men and women, and August 
ISih one Karen man. We feci thankful for 
tfaeie lokenj of the divine raronr following 
our labours. May the Lord conUnue lo hies* 
ui, and causa many aronnd n* to turn to Him 
, with fuU purpose « heart. 

We feel aoured that all who have read the deepl; inteTesting memoir of the 
hte Mn. Jodsoo,* written by the lady who has been since called by Providence 
to take her place, and who was previously well known aa a writer under the name 
of Fbod; Forester, will be pleased bj the perusal of an extmct from a letter 

. B7 Fwaf Fottllsr. 


■ddresMd by her to a friend m America with Tererenoe to the ptewDt bUIo (rf (be 
miiaion, and the laboun of the devoted mimionuies. 

We hiTB Iwen ftTonred b; tbe Rev. A. D. 
Gillette with tba tight of a letter he hu jnit 
noeiTed from Mn. Jndion, dated MBnlmuo, 
Jol; SI, 1S48. She nja, and the intelli- 
genee will intereal verj many of her friendi, 
" We are comfortably wtlled in tbe hduae to 
which we came when we lint leaded, aod 
doing what we een. We are all in verygood 
bealth, niTtelf in particular. You aerer uw 
me BO well. Baby ii ae ronnd and ai rofj ai 
thungh ebe had been bom in a land of inowt." 

Tbs following eitiacl of ber letter will ehow 
that the bai not laid down the pen or " Fanny 
FoTMter," and will, we hope, yield profit bom 
to onr readera and to the ftieode of the Ui 
tioDlry Union. 

il<TlDf, itUI pntnilBg. 
Id UbDdr And to waU.' 

''Tbia Tene of Longfetlow'g, my deer Hr. 
OillcCIc, hai leemed to me, ai I looked oiai 
the papeie reeeived tfaii month, a yen good 
cnreaaien of llie ■piric of the age, ' Op and 
donw!' ' Up end doii^ I' it tbe great cry: 
•sd I feel lure thU all this enerey, thia ' run- 
niog to and fro,' and ' incraue of knowledge,' 
is Dot'for a trifle. Bleated are they who, in 
thii criaia of the affaire of earth, are not war- 
ring with windmllta and wrtatling with iha- 
dowf ; or, wane itill, labouring to dig piii 
for the downfall of tbemaelTee and their lei. 
lowi. You caoDoE imagipe, now that t am 
out of the whirlpool, how it looki to me. I 
■ae a parcel of children harrying, icrambliDE, 
■nd joatling, each trying (0 keep huown hubble 
in the eir, or blow it where there ■■ tbe moat 
■nnihine. Theae are the cHildren of men. 
There are othen buy — I cannot ley quite ai 
buy— building op a gloriout temple of eap- 
pbiia and emerald, and tba other preciona 
' liviog Monea,' each digging bia priceleea gem 
Iron UM min, wbererer be caa find it ; ind 
tbcea, (be labonn of wboee huda ere eternal, 
era ihe children of God. You will like to 
know what the gem-tecken here in Maul- 
main are dmng, and whether they find any 

thing that will helpmnch toward building tbe 

"One cempany of them baa diaonered e 
bed of atonei entirely unguarded, and they are 
aecnring them, one after another, rigbl glee- 
fully, I can uiure yon. Tho (ample, et the 
particular iiMt when they are labouriog, goee 
up very rapidly, and though thdr hinda an 
lometimea wearr, their beuta are full of Joy. 

" For the other company I eannol tay ao 
muob. They hare diaoovered e deep rich 
mine, bat it ii eloaely ahet up, and goirded 
by a Pertain peraonege of wnom you may 
hare heerd belbre, called Apellyon. Now, 
the command to overcome thia fellow, who 
haa gained all theae jewela by robbing tbe 
Owner of the lend, ia poailiie, and they daie 
not dieobeyi end, moreover, they are certain 
they ahatl he tueceaaful in tbe end. Bat lor 
thcM two ooniiderationa, joined with a diilike 
to late 10 much treaaure, if it cau be ivoided, 
I think they would retreat, and perhapa join 
the other oompeny; lor th«r teak la very dif- 
ficult end diacoaraging. Oceaaionally they 
gain a momentary advantage of the gieot 
robber, and aaccead in anetching a gem oi 
two from beneath hia (eel ; but of ooorae they 
cannot expect to get at the bottom of the 
mine in thia way. You may have heard of ■ 
oerteia lever, very powerful in tuch circnm- 
■uncea, called the word of God. Thia they 
have already nrepared, and if ibey can only 
put it inio full operation, tbev will at onee 
overcome the enemy and unlock tbe mine. 
But neceMary iieilitiet for inch opentioD will 
coat much time and labour, and will mac»- 
over cott a greet quantiiy of gold, end many 
human livea. But He who booght the mine, 
a little teaa than two tbouteod yeare ago, paid 
a much higher price for it. Tbe company 
know that it wia of exceeding great veloa; 
and that if they do not recover it for the 
Owner, who it their beDefaeior, ha will be 
angry with them, and chattiie them. Do 
you know of anv one who hea a life to give in 
thia otuie ? It not, gold woold be very ac- 
eeplable ; for, aa I have told you, it ooata 
both."'~Chru(wii ChtenielM. 


Wfaen Hr. Dean, tbe Ameticui mtuioiiBij, wu in this country euly bat 
winter, be gave a very interesting account of the progress f>f the Americaa Baptist 
Hianon in China, and stated that a native agent, of wbem be had four ready. 
Could be supported for £2S per annum. Some members of Hr. Fiaser's cbnrohi 
in Regent Street, Lambeth, feeling deeply interested in tbe object, tJetermined to 
laise the amount, at tbe same time resolving not to permit this to trenob on their 

FOR HABOH. Ulfi, 18S 

eontribatioDS to tlie Bsptiat MinioiiaTj Sooietj, and we are infbrmed tbkt do part 
of the ram tbni diverted would h&ve been oontributed to the Btxuetf , end we 
think we can place conBdenee in a chuivh which bu done bo well, that they will 
Dot permit the amount to be redaced. 

The following letter from Mr. Josnbok contains an account of the commentunf; 
^boun of tbe native agent thus employed. 

The aime of jour mistioiiuj ii SM-Bu, 
He lint c»ne nnder Cfariaiiau imtnietioD id 
)B44, wu biptiied at Hoar KoDg bv Mr. 
DeuiD February, 1 BIT. lie hu a iffre and 
lliRe chiMnn. Ha ii a man of mperior in- 
ttllrdnal rndanmrnta, inJ pouosea a aoTiie- 
what ealeiuira and correct kDOwIedga of 
CbrUtian iloclrina. We ' 

■luce >D hii Chriitian characler, and eipe 


oanbcr eaied throngh their initramei 
Wo (laobt not tbac jonr ferrast pray< 
the great Head of ihe church For him — 
nDmamng, ibat he may have grace 
^Due iodafatigable ia tbe gnat work for 
wLich bo bai been act apart. Durioj th« 
iDciilh of Jaoe be was engaged in preaching 
atf] dlacribudiiE uaela and portiona of tbe 
fc^Mtci in Tang Chit, an iaiand aboet 

. tbroBgh ifoiir rapreaenta- 
ire, preaenting to a people "reidj to periih," 

he " bread of life," and tailing to moldtadea 

who never before lialened ti 
Calvary'i bleeding Safleier 1 

Tbera ia nothing of apeeial intereat vrilh at 
jiut now. Ws have, aa • miiHDn, been called 
again (o drink of the cup of affliction. The 
dear devoted wife of mjr youth, the inn of onr 
domesiic cinde, the light of our home, hae 
been removed from ni. Ob, that the deaign 
of my heavenly Father in calling me thua 
early to drink ao deeply of the cop of tomnr 
may be clearly recognind 1 and may I have 


Onr readers were informed lastmoDlLthatthe "Dove" had left the Isle of Wight 
on the ] 9th of December, with a fair wind. We regret to learn, hy letters from 
Fimcbal, io the island of Madeira, that on the 23rd, when in the Buy of Biscay, 
ihe enoonntered a storm, which, on tbe following day, increased in Tiolence, and 
continued for seretal days ; that one of the eaili was torn into ribbons, the tiUer 
brolteo, the aft skylight bIotb in, and the vessel neatly engulphed, the passengers, 
especLilly tlie females, mi6tiiDg severely from the incnnions of the sea a> well as 
of the rain. Mr. NitwBiaiN says, "We lifted up our hearts to Ood in onr distress, 
and be heard and delivered as, and on the 6tli of January we reached Funcbal, 
where we found that within eij{;ht days six vessels Had been wrecked there, aa 
well aa many others at some distance. The day following we returned pnblic 
thanks in the Presbyterian chapel for oar deliveiaoee." The letters stated that 
they had received ranch Undoesi, and were reoovenog from the very severe 
effects of the storm. Captain Milbodbmb's letter, dated the 13th of January, is u 

liiile did I aMioipale when I left England 
thai I ibovld have to address yen from dm 
iilaad. 1 deem it a great Dtercy that we had 

the lire* of all en board. I hove die vessel 
(e, bnt net baring my alonn.nila bant, aha 
did not heed the aea aa ahe waa wont to do, 
i._. J. — Lii jT 1..- A. "Tnigh of the aaa, 
i£. When tbe 

great mercy that ... __ . 
to. Up to the 23rd nit, I 
toi and plea 

ly a gala eommencce aiorm wai ai,ii* ueignc, ana au waa oane unt 
which inereaaed to a cxnild be done, I deemed it my doty to let tbe 
oe. At two A.m., Lord'g da; (tbe 34th] i frienda, who wen tlumbering below, know of 
wai leffifie. I then, for the fint lime, their periloua conditkia. We then gave onr- 
BBcd far Ihe aaftty nf Ihe Dove and I aelvaa to prayer. Befare daybreak a ehange 

bat often Ml off into the 
wbioh alarmed me very naci 
atorm wai atjt* height, and all 


Ibr tbe belt«r wu apparenl, Tor ohieb we hsv« fiaa weithcr, tnd t could nnbaltei) llw 

immediately RSie thuiki, On the fiillowiDg ikylijhl. All our dotbn, bedi, bedHinf>,&c., 

day a Ma bn^e in upon ui, and iUtb iu our nera thorougbly Kxlod wilh >tU waler, wbich 

aOcr tliylighl, a largs porlioa of »hich fell hu rendered it necraaary for eiery Ibiag to 

inlo the becli on wiikh tliree ot ibe friendi be wnl on abore. We arrived ofF Funchd on 

ware reiting. Il wtu immediately aeeured atid the 6tb, At preaenl the w iad ii from tbs 

laltened dona. During all tbii boiileroua eaal, blowing very bard, wbicb pninnla mj 

wealber we were greatly auooyed by aeTera! getting ot!, 

laaki, whicb wetted oar beda, aod rendered na P.3. Monday ISIh. Tba weather ia now 

■II aa miaerabh aa w« «ouM well be. It waa moderata and fine, and at aix o'clock I ahatl 

not tit) aboBt (be 3rd iitab (hat wt b^an to be nnder weigb. 


We i^ret to hkTc to >tit« that this nob1« veMel alw encountered a itonn, 
irhicli contioued with uaBbtt«d violence for seren dajs, and compelled het 
TatUTD to Liverpool, " not in contequence of anj casualtj, but tbe complete 
prostrattoQ of the officen and orew." Mr. and Mrs. Sale paid a visit to the higbl; 
oteemed owner (William Jones, Esq.), wbo was confined by indisposition, und 
on his lemaikit); that £ucb a atorm waa enough to make the stoutest hearts quail, 
and aakiog whether they would still attempt the voyage, they replied that tbej 
had not suffered horn fear, only from sea-sickneas, and that having been preserved 
by God in such danger, they were encotuaged to believe that their heavenly 
Father had work for them among the heathen, and that tliey should start again 
with much greater confidence after such proob of the vessel and her eoramander. 
Our excellent friend adds, "Thus did these devout servants of the Lord set sail 
with eon&ding and buoyant hearte, to preach the gospel in the regions beyond, 
where Christ is not named. They sailed again on the 29th ulL My only regret 
waa, that onli/ too could be sent out by the Society to preach the glad tidings of 
talvition to the miUioni of India. The ' William Carey' had splendid aecom- 
modationa for many more, and I hope she will never again have to sail for Cal- 
eutta with onJjr tow misMonaiies." We tmst our friendfi will enable the Committee 
to realiie the highest wishes of our benevolent friend. 


In explanation of the appearanoe of the Beport of the' Sob-committee, and of 
the Draft Charter, which were printed last month," the Committee have directed 
the follovring portions of their proceedings to be inserted in the Herald. 

On the lOthof January Mr. Hinton brought up aRepoK from the Sub-committee 
appointed to report on the qaestion of seeking a charter of incorporation, on which, 
after discussion, it whs resolved :— 

" That tbe Report be reeeived, and thai it be printed, with a copy of (he prapoaed 

Chtftsr of iDeorpsiatioB. for Iba inferaucioa of tba CenmiUea, and ibal a eopy ba teal 

la aaeh member of the CenniUae, wilh a view of its baitig tiutbv ooniidered at the Mst 

qnaiterly nveting." 

This was accordingly done, and on the I7lh of Jannarj the Committee adopted 
the two following resolutions :— 

" That tbe Commillee, under a deep impression of ibe importance of die aul^ect wbieb bM 

FOB MABCH, 1840, 187 

Iwen tnnglit hmui by tin Sali-aamiDittM, uul iMroM of uotrliiniDg thereon the lenli- 
BWDts of the memben of ihe Societj Rt large, direct Ibe publioatloa of the Report and iha 
Draft Cbartir, for geaeral iDrormilioD. 

" Thu the Report of tti* 8ub-eonimitte« on the Chirtar be refcrrsd to Ihe wnw Sub-com- 
mittee for reTinon previoiu lo pablicuion." 

JoiiPH Anoiti, StcTtlari). 

From ihe above oxtraot ttom the Minutes, it irlll ho icen thnt the Committee 
bkVB come (o no decisioa on the question of a Charter of lecorporiition, though 
tbej IwT« dMmed it rMpeotful to the friends of the Society generally to give them 
an opportanitj of considering the question nhich has been submitted to the Com- 
miUee, and of expressing their opinion upon it. — Ed. 


We Imto great pleasure in stating, that in the coune of the month of January, 
naetinga were held ia connexion with this association in Devonshire Bquare 
School-room, Keppel Street Chapel, Fox and Knot Court School-room, Smitlifield, 
Alfred PUlcc Chapel, Old Kent Road, Bultesland Street Chapel, Hoxlon, Horsley 
Street School-room, Walworth, North London Scliool-room, Oniys Inn Road, 
Cotton BtMet Chapel, Poplar, and Islington Qreen School-room, which were 
attended by deputations from this aasociation, who in some instancee were kindly 
mded by our ministerial friends, Air. Bcook,'Mr. Carey, Mr. George, Mr. Pottenger, 
and Mr. Rothery, and by Dr. Prince. A good spirit was manifested, attention wo* 
eceited by the detaiii and the exhilution of idols, and at sevenil juvenile anxiliariei 
were formed. Various other meetings, wo understand, are in Ihe course of being 
held. We shall be happy to see the example followed in other parts of the 

The reiiMiaing lectnre at the Mission House will be delivered on the 2Itt inst., 
by the B«». F. Tucker, B.A., of Manchester, " On India." 


The Annual Meeting of the Society will be held at Exeter Hall on the morning 
(J Thursday, the 26ih of April, and, by adjournment, on Friday evening, the 27th. 

The chair to be taken at the morning meeting by S. Mokton Pkto, Esq., M.P., 
and at the evening meeting by Josbfh H. Allen, Esq. 

Four Juvenile Meetings will also bo held on Monday the 23rd of April. 


The Treamnrs of Anxilinry Sooiedes, and other friends, who may have motMy 
b hand on aeeonnt of the Society, are respectfully reminded that the Treunrer's 
account for the year will close on the Slat of Mnrch. All payments, therefore^ 
intended to appear in the Appendix to the next Repeat, mutt be made in the 
cootse of this month. 

It U requested that the respective accounts may be scut, properly balanced, 
to the SecieUry, Baptist Mission House, Moorgato Street, accompanied by the 
lilt of nbscribus, &a., in alphabetical order. 

Mr. Orovei, of Bristol, whose name is mentioned in a letter from Mr. Page, of 
UadiH, in the Herald for November, 1818, his intimated to us that his name is 
emocvoily mmneeled with the tMeU which Mr. Page hai there condemned. 


Tbe tniuionar; iatelligence thti montb fillinif a lest Bpace tlan usoal, it ia 
&<nif[ht that tiie ncant column* will be not unprofitably occupied bj the follow- 
ing extract from a EermoD by tlie Rev. Dr. Yale of the United State*. 

Mnciil; and the btoMdoMi at the nbbuh ire 
ihui tpread orer all our time, aod ill the 
work at am faandi. Thu* frtqneBtlj aad 
itattdly the dhim mMhed raqnilM to Uj by ia 

3. Uaivtrtally. " E«er} one of yon." I> 
it a duty to conOibnta rrranentl} and itatedlj 
tor ensogeliiing the world 1 Whoae iatj u 
it! Tbe dat; of everv Cbriitiui, I« it a 
pritU^t WboupriTilege) Duo our Lord 
demaod tbe Mrrice of tttij ooe 1 Doe* be 
tiol, at the Mfoe limt, •llow every one the 
privilege? Who it it, then, amoDg all hia 
friendi, thit ii to he exempt bws the duly I 
Who that ii to b« depriied of tbe prifile|<l 
Not one. Due allegiance i> eipeeted of a)), 
and due fkionr !• ihown to all. It ii oidi 

' Upon til* lint dijr ol tb* w«k 1*t tttrj ass of 
jva Ujr br Um In itor*, u Ood bitb pnapocd bim, 
tbu than atj Im no |Uhnlii|l wL<n I com*."— 

We an not our own ; hut are bought with 
a price; and, in the eierciH of love, «e dnole 
10 Ilim that loved aod bought ui, all ibal we 
are and have, and all that we can do, to carry 

Knowing, h we do, the languttbiog ilite of 
the miuionan entarpriae, ia all itii depart- 
menta, it la of the utmoil imporlancv to know 
wbit ii tin diviin mtlfmd ef railing all (h 
fundi UM Bttd. Let ni eiimine thu divine 

. jn daya. Nor ihaU *o ihink 
thai God call* loo frequently, if he ealla once 
a week, to make lome appropriate aeknow- 
ledgment of hii right, by giving a portion of 
what he givea lu, Id cairy on hia peculiar 
work in the world, and to aave the periihing; 
to aave them, not frooi slarvatjan, bnl from 

often Ut mike a pecuniary oontribntioa to 
lend the word of lift, or the nwaMoger of 

mercy, annoanoing life to thi . - _ 

in rinal Were oor lonla where Ihein 
ahonld we think once a week loo often lo be 
IhoDghl of, and prayed for, and laboured for, 
that we might livel Kelief moat be had. 

■0 Ihet we may nerer finget 

3. SalMg abo. Upon tlia fint day of the 
week. What day ronld be more approprialal 
The Badeemer'a binh-day. Aa it ia laid, 
"Tbia dij have I begotten thee." The day 
of the church"! (oundation : far, on tbe firat 
da^ of tbe week, tbe atone, which the bnilderi 
meeted, became the bead -' -*-- 

. ._. . A riiing Sa- 

Tionr I A ehnroh fonaded I Now, on the 
•MDe day, we lay by in alore that wmoh may 
bononr the Savioar, add lively atone* to the 
Imilding, auid hope to the benUhled worid. 
It mmt be good alao to begin the week with 
thii Ubout or love. Let Ood have the flnt- 
frnil* of all Mir lim* ; let the noUe object of 
u M-worken with God, pre- 


mente of ChiMuu 

to heaven, th* emplin. 
» tboae of angek The < 

ne eball lay by him in atore. How 
1 bo* brantiful ia ihii amnn- 

ihat eiwnf oi 

aniEable aod bo* brantiful ia ihii amnn- 
menl ! Here the whole church of Chriit, the 
high end the low, the rich and the poor, tb* 
male and the female, eppeer bclbre bin oa 
(he fint day of the week. Nee doe* any oae 

1 itore an ooianng. 

a. Every one leye by him 
ai an aUnowMEnwnt of 

obligation and Ihankigiving. Thi* being do«M 
fiequently and atateiUTi uid on that day of 
conaeeratKia and hleaaing, it ia auilod to pro- 
dnee the meat hippy ivanlu. Hera all haarta 
beat in uniaon, belorc the fu* of the Lord. 

4. In dm mpcrtim. " Ji Gad talk 

prmptrtd him." Believera were generally poor 

in apoalolic time*, snd ohtaioed tbe mean* of 

their aapport by ibeir daily labour. At the 

end of ue week, their work bein^ done, tbcy 

could be ready lo ohaerve the Divine Provi- 

dence in ragard to then, and to know bow 

far Ihay bad been pnepeied. And thi* waa 

the rate of proportion W their oontribolioD. 

They might lay by in atore, a* they were ah)*, 

01 a* their love prompted them lo do. If, at 

y lime, ihey had received more than om»- 

in, then their {Moportion woold be theaame, 

lile iha amount wonid benvaler. And to, 

if they had received leia. Thia would apoale 

pen all membeia ; far the rieh would 

„ jdaao* from their abnndut iMome, 

aad lb* poor weidd give a lilde, jnrt in the 

WM vrdtr and eon. "Let every on* 
of you lay by him in atore." Lahonrera hav* 
Viuea ; in them they piu ierv* th* frail* 
lir labeiir. They alao hav* a pho* tor 
nonay; their iron ch*M, or aome other 
plaoe of lafety. Thi* i* their manry. In 

FOR MARCH, 1818. 

gatberingi when I oooie." He wm miking 
in Alia and Europe, among tbs 
churchea oF tba Gentila, to relieve the pour 
■ainu il Jerunletn. Aa he wai puiiag mm 
one cbnrch to aaalher, la pTomate lh& ipi- 
ritual iateresta, he wu willing lo take chuve of 
ibeir eolleetiani, anil be the bearer of them 
fi>r the relief of tbe poor. But he did not 
niih to do what Ihev could do tbemKlre^ 
Nor did he viih to be diverted or detained 
(ram hii great woric while their collectiaiu 
were being made. If tbay would follow hbi 
directioni, all would be read;. He would 
receive their bounlj.and rejoioe with tliem in 
their raadineaa and libenUit*. Then God 
would be pleaied with thnr cneerfuloaa, and 
honoured by the abundance of their cootribu- 
lloa and their joy. So in all cane of charita- 
ble libenlity, if the civimb nEriron were fol- 
i..__j !.._. p|gu„^),o„ delightful would bo 
if Che cburch ! Erery 
u in elore upon the m 
God had proipered him. 
■bnnduace would there be for every want I 
Haw promptly, hew cheerfully, how utishc- 
iDiilj would every waot be met ! Every 
one's bounty would be ready on the ait 
being preeented. 

It ia Tespectfullf teqaeated that ivhere it is practicable the friends in the 
oonntiy ordering Misslonarf Cards, &0., would at the same time kindly mention 
tbe n&me of > countrf booltseller, aod bis London agent, through whom the 
parcel* ma; be tent, or nich other mode of tiansmission as may most economise 
the Fands of the Societj. 

«r a day of trouble, or lor the belpJanisu of 
old ^e, or a* an inheritance Tor children. In 
view of thii Wore. Ooe nuy ny to hi> wol, 
" Thon bait much gooda laid up lor many 
jttn." Another may calculate how much 
be may gain by tbe provident uu al this itore ; 
or he ma* pride himtelf on the power he can 
eiwt wiib bia wealth. Othera ma; look to- 
wirda ^keir little alore with an aniioui eye, 
inabla lo tell how their wanti ahall be 
aappliad amid the vieiaailadea of an ancertaia 

But vrbere ia the man who kaepa a Ireaiury 
fcr God 1 I mean a place of depoiil, in 
which be nuy ley up in itore, •) God faai 
pro e pcred him, hii contributioa for tbe reliel 
of tbe needy, especially the need^ wul. It 
would be na great stretch of the imaginalioQ 
10 nppoae that a piooi mind wanld find aa 
nach pleaanre in thinking of the Lord'i 
treaaury ai of hii owu. It ii tha lealimonial 
of bia heavenly Fuber'e bounty. Every 
thought of it call* forth a new emotion of 
lave, with a itrong deaire to do good to the 
needy. In tbiatraaauty the money is sale, and 
it ia leady. Tbia waa one deaign of tbe apoade 
in cnlaniQ thia depoaic — " that there be no 


....BniBU Meniek, J Angnit 31. 

Cuaanca ;....Saker, A Sept. S & 4, Oct, 18 & « 

Hai»bib« Milbouiue.T Januaiy la 

Hewbtgin, Vf. ...January 10. 

....HoiTTaUI. ..,„ Crimp, J. HI Nov, 30, Dec 13, Jan. 4. 

Leeming, J. T)<c 22. 

....CalooTTA Uwii, C. B November G. 

Tbomaa. J Nov. 7, Dec 7. 

Colombo Davits, J. November 13, 

DawBan.C.G December U. 

...Page, T. C December 10. 

...Lawnuee, J November S9. 

NiwEKt Ellu Daviei, J. 

Badoob Uakepeacr, J... 

Sbbampobi Uarahman, J.,.. 

SbWbI 'Williamaon, J. ...November 4. 

Baoami Mamao _ ....Capem, U Nov. as, Jan. 3. 

Liltlewood, W. ...November 37. 

BaiTTAHi MoBLAix Jmkiua, J Jan. 6 & SD, Feb. a 

BtiTi Ca»Haitik« lyEisw, A.W...Oclober6. 

BoninmAi ......BausB ».■■....— —..BraJdich, G December II. 




Jaiuioi ' Bbthei, Henick, B. E...Jm)bu7 1. 

BmoVH'lTomi,..- Chrk, J D«c*Bib«T 4 & 90. 

ClbABAR Hbmib, J. DccmbcrS & IB. 

FoDB FAint Randi, T. NoTcmber tl. 

HobtTowk Hrndmon, J-E-NoTBinlnrM. 

KlMOSTOH VMtj, v. H...Dec™btrJ. 

HoKTiaoBAt Tanghu, S. J..,.Jwiiur73. 

Motmr AjroM Ti*U. W HoTtmber IB. 

EkLTia'i Hiu Dcudf, W DMnmbu a & SO. 

Br*iruH Ion Huray, C Not. K. 

TUmppo, J. ll_JuBU7 S. 

BriTAiT ToTH DeitcT.B.B Nornnber 13, 

Tmimuv.,, Fon or Btau ....Cown, O.. Homibei 30. 

!*», J Ko». SI, Dee. 7. 

Tliethuki oftba ComniUM ■!« picMnlcd lo tba folloning rritmli— 
London Milernal Auociation, by Mn. Mend Itli, for pirceli of (he Auocittioa p«p«n, for 

AJeiBOdtT Wood, Ejq., Brcutrord, for » box of Riigiiiocs ; 

Mr. Robert W■lli^ Loaghioo, for i pirecl of nugaiines ; 

LadiM of tlio Dorcas Socielj, Ljniiagton, for ■ box of clolhiog, for BtB. G. Caetn, 

FrJBDtU at Berwicli, for a box of clolbmE. Ac., for Sid. J, Hum; Jamaiai; 
Mr. MoAll, ToHenham, for a parcel of Evaogelical Magaiian; 
Fiimdt at Ampthill, for a box of clothing, for Rn. J. Mtirick, Bintiaj 
Mm JacohMn, lalington, for ■ parcel of iha Patriot and migi 
IUt. K Hooppsll, Wimcomba, far • boi of magaiinci, &e. 


Sweivtd on (ueovni of iht Baptist Sfitiiotiary Soeidif, ilttring tht month of 
January, 1849. 

AmaaiBtilHtriptiimt. ; »».*-■ 't i- 

A *. i.\ Hfwant Loka. E>q..,.„ I I [> j 

AndanoB. W.,Bi« 1 I lackton.Abnliui.XHi. 110 Anui(i«M. 

B.. FUrmlBtfum 1 1 D Kamp.O. I..Em| ISO 

BUkmUlh, Rur. B 1 I Hillpbut, a.. Bd 1 1 A Brltlib Teaebtr 1 

Bliekat, Mri.... 1 1 < Motrtll, Ur. T 1 1 A tia MandL bii liD- 

Bnwn,Hr 10 8 ; M«r«, Uti. 110 cmmenil 1 

flurifc Mr. jisii"";.".";;.' l I OS^iit,Vlt.T...Z'l"Z'. 110 ColUoied bj, for Dow 10 

Bnrlon. Rer.jM 1 O.P»^«.l(r» 1 CJ.W... so 

Durnid.Jolin. Ek( 1 1 Prlaulaf. Hn., Suak- BdHnltoDAl CeniniLiM 

Dufam, Ur. Wurao... 110 Inibun 110 of tbs SwLctr a' 

DOHBtOT. MK^ Bulng- ProMer, Mr. B 110 Frlmiti. fcr rr«icii.d 

•toka 10 BinudsD, K., Bki 1 1 o' ackeeU.... IS (I 

Bollar, Mr. W.C. 1 1 Boa, Hr. Pntmu I I : HfptiaiUOJ, Mr., tar 

Osodlnei, Wm.. Kaq. ... 1X0 Ruuall,Hlai. 110 naiiiTt of inaU at St- 

Quj.Tin 1 1 Shiw. Mn. M 110' Ttimjvrtfurttirawiri SH 

Bran. Mr. nwnu 110 Smliti, Ruabloa, Biq... 110 ma, Mr. Jaba .— 19 

Oorairj, Thnnu. Baq.... ff « roetar, B. E»i. 110 Pim*. Mri, fa 

Ouniaj, Mra. Tbomu... 1 1 W>)Lar, Bit Witban.Bt. 10 PeID.S.U.,EM 

Oancj, Homy, Km, fl C , W«l*)i " - - - - . 

UtDaoD, Joaaphf Baq. 

WOBlla;, a 

Pt(i^ HlM a., CollKUd 

Ftntag, Mr. B^ laU of 

CodflcM^ „ 18 ( 

XterbBnoD, Jlr., late 

otpBih „,.„ J8 ( 

Mtd(wkfc, Bn. W., 

b4< «f BeUuul Qnra 10 ( 
MaRm, Un. Hh;, lata 

if Hawkwlon. Bp u 



In (he lilt of caatnbulioDi in the Henld Tor Jinuir/ the Mm 
Lilianut, Olimorniuliira, ihould bkve bean niwihtlliDn. notx'j 

SnbKiiptioDi uhI Doutloni fn aid of the BaptiM Hiniaaarf Sociel? wiU be thankful]; 
reoeirad by William Bredle Gurae;,Ei<i.,ind Samuel Morton Peto. E«q., M.P., Treuuren.iu- 
lh« Uev. Jo*Th Aagiu, M.A., Secrtiury, at the MijMOD House, 33, Moorgale Streel, LoHDOK ! 
in Edihmirob, bjr tba Rev. Chritlopher Andenon, ihe Re*. JoDBthan Wauon and Jobn 
Uacandraw, Ek|,; in Gl*iowt, bj Robert Kettle, Em-; in C*lcvitji, by the ReT. Jama 
ThomM, Baptiit Miation Preu j and al Naw Yoa.. United Stalci, by W. Colgate, Esq. 
CantribaUoDs can ibo be paid in «t the Buk of England to die accounl of " W. B. Gurney 
and otfaaia." 



Thb finaodal je&t closes on the 31st of this pieaeDt moDth, and all coUecdona 
and mbscriptions intended to appear in the annubl report should be paid on, ot 
before, that day. Few persona are aware of the trouble which a want of attention 
to this subject gives. 

April is a busy inontli ; aocounta to be balsnced, and audited — the report to be 
prepared and laid before the comtoittee— the anar^ments for the annual serricea 
to be made— and for these things we have not a day too many. Hence if there 
be any tardiness in forwarding subscriptionB, and they come late, with a request 
that they may yet bo inserted in the report, cither the request must be declined, 
or a great deal of inconvenience is the result. It is not, we think, too much to ask 
out friends to spare us this trouble, A day or two earlier to them can be of 
no moment— a day or two later to us, is very inconvenient indeed. 

Some of the airangemenls for the annual services are made. Mr, Brock haa 
kindly consented to preach the annual Kermon — and Mr. Binney has again allowed 
the use of Wekh House Chapel for this serrice. Bichard Harris, Esq. M.P. of 
Leicester, baa IMO consented to preside at the unoual meedng. 

It will be seen that contributiona are coming in towards the liquidation of the 
d^lit— bat only slowly. Only a few friends to whom application haa been made 
by circulars, nave yet replied; and only four churches tiave given us a CoUcc- 
Iwn ' and it is those churches alone, who have given no help whatever for 
these two or more past ycara, that have been written to on tbe matter. May we 
not amin P^^^ *^^ desirableness of speedU^ responding to this appeal? Help 
rendered quickly, in times of pecuniary dimculty, is more valuable than greater 
assittance, given tardily. 

Tbe accounts from Ireland, as to tbe progress of the mission, are still very 
encourairing. Would that we could follow up our successes, and enlist the 
agency wbwh ao repeatedly oS^rs, bat which the want of funds compels tho 
committee to refuae. 

Mr.MD[.aBiin,inhis report for January, 
givea the fbllowb^ account of his pros- 

Kta at the opening of the year. His 
Hira had been somewhat interrupted 
by a few weeks' absence in the north 
of Englaad, where 4ie had been pleading 
the canae of the society wiih acceptance 
and succeaa. 

We sUll get on comfortably at Conlig. and 
fed that we bave much cause for tbsnkfultiaa 
M; unml engagements are preaching twice 
pn tbe Iflrd'i day at Conlig, and tbe fli^er- 
tntendRiOB of the ubhath school—Tiaiting 
the people on Monday, and the prsjei 
mcatiag at nigbt — On Tunday, leivice at 
of the nib-^ationa — wrvice at Conlig 

Wednesday— vidting the friend* who reside 
at a canmdemble distance on Thnnday— at 
home Friday and Saturday, pieparing for tbe 

On tbe Wednesday in the flnt ireek of tbe 
new jear, I had the pleasnra of baptidng 
three perwDi, who have mnee b«en added to 
the church, and they give promise of luefi]!- 
neas. This is encouisging, and a token of 
good at the opening of a new year. One of 
these penons, a man orer fiftj jean of age, 
has ntiended regularlj for the tatt five jean. 
He residea some three miles off in tbe 
country, and wiihes me to come and preach 
at bis place, which 1 hope to do far the fint 
time, to-moriow evening. I eipect to find a 
goodly eompany of his neighbonn gathacad 


to bear the word of life. The other two are 
femiUes rpeiding in the town. The husbaad 
of one ver; seldom attended tlie worship of 
God ; but since his wife's hapliua I have ob- 
terred him praent wveral tinea, wjU) bw 
and [hear diildren. 

' We had not so much temponl distreu in 
thii neighbonrhood last aeiuon aa the jesr 
before ; nor have we near lo much thii mmod 
w last. But there are yet among ni wme 
cosei of gmt niffining, |Mttlr owing t« stale, 
new, Rnd partly to the wont of employment. 

Mr. Tbdhas writep {Jrom MoBte, Jan. 
19, and speaks first 


Notwithiluditig the WTeritj of tba nathsr 
tb* iitt«DdaiuM eontinusi m good m usual, 
Thn paoide mapifeM deep and lerioui atten. 
tioD, Some Bonunisti come even in the 
dark cold nigllta, and stand under thearchway 
where tbey can henr, and others of them on 
the stepa, and outside the door, 

I IwM *l»Wim«ed pnactiing al Claia, tii 
in3«« flnm tbis. The lug* loom watoMwded, 
the greatest attention jwid |a Itw wotd, and 
•ttriMit entnatiei tittand tbM I would npmp 
Rgun as loon u poaiible, Some penwnii wlk 
mnn this place to Uoate and bock agaia on 
Lord's days, when tbe weather will nermit, to 
attend our usual setrice. To one of these the 
TOOin at Clam belongs, and he baa niao, un- 
Boliclled, become a sabscribec to the lodot^'i 

Anidit BUDV difficultiei and diiM- 
pointiDMiti, ku. BiBBT Itu gcDeiBllj 
been favoured nith gvod tokens of the 
divine blening'. But hia report for 
January ia more than usually cheering. 

I do nut tMtdlsct a parlod In the hMoiy of 

i_i — hafBi atnoe I cama hitha^ so en- 

|ha prMrnl. Truly am I begin- 

ise the truth of th* soriplur* deola- 

thejr that sow in tesn, shall reap in 

1 fewff 

— jr proeperit. . 

The last nigfit of the old year, 

annual prajer and sodal pmyer meeting was 
held ; all our fKend* in the locality were pre- 
sent. We felt it good to wait upon God, and 
in answer to prayer, many unm&takeoble evl- 
dwca of the dliine faTour, both then nnd 
since, haye been especially maniftst, 

A nonaolst, bare fxil it is Init^ hut a Teir 
InlalligenI woman, piepMed for baptism. I 

encouraged her some time ago to eome and 
hear the word. She was not only regular in 
her attendance at Abbeytiex, but also at one 
of my out-stations s considerable way off. 
I^ Tuesday night I was pleased but sur- 
prised to see ber come, for she was drenched 
with rain, but she enjoyed the means of 

Again, a &rmer, his wife and two daughten, 
Die S4id asked to be baptued- I <at down 
d entered into conversation with them on 
the subject of conTeraion to God. Very de- 
lightftil Indeed wrs that conTeiMllon, Abont 
twelve months ago a ^'ew Teatamant found 
lU way into their house ; it wH read, aad 
read with profit, for not only have ttaa •nest 
of Roma boan unfolded to tba family, but the 
truth has had acoesa to their hearts. I fixwd, 
too, that this man bad glvan bii bam to one 
of out teachan of the night sthools. He hw 
openly broken with the Romish church, by 
publicly giving bis houae fbr tbe use of eur 
school, and without any pecuniaiy ooa^^ 

Smrcely a week passes without .brtngias 
Romanists to mj house, eipreaaing their 
deelra to join our church. In some oasea I 
fear the raal motive may be gain, er tbe bepa 
of ft. Yet siill I hope that eren anMigst 
these thne are some who are dneere, and that 
from thisclosaaf inquirers we ahoJl nap aoma 

To theaa lu:ts I add one more. By yaw 
giants Aom the Reliaf Fund, to poor bretblXi 
we have opanad eight nigb^hooli^ tbgie 
bNtbran being dsMrous to uori fbr what " 
thus voted. Thus thar« are fue Aun^rW PfT' 
jorw, of vanoiiB ages, raeejving acripturaf in- 
struction, who but ib( these schooli would W 
almott wholly without it. Xdrge number* of 
Romanlslg even, are imploring hleaungs 'k*'" 
on high upon the society, fbr giving them the 
advantages of these gcbooli. 


In the month of Deoembei I was tumad 
out of one of mjoountty statioiH Ihraugbtbe 
Influenoe of the dnrgymtn, who It also a lono- 
lord. But tba nait month did not oloae befoi^ 
another opened not fv distant, m tliai tbe 
hearsia at the former station will still be awa 
to bear the goepel, Anolher elersJI'"''' " 
striving to stop the good work, but hitherto he 
has not tuooaaded. 

Mr. Bu^, from Waterford, prescbed nr 
ua last wee£. The teat and Hia discourao 
suited the drmunstances of an attotsd hmlly 
who were nreaent It reached theh hearts, 
and though not hearers of mme, Ihey wars 
present last Lord's day. Perhaps Ihia ■ 
amongst the all tUnfi that 7IU work for 



Hr.H'KBBbmoounigvdbytha^ndDtil i 
incTMM of tbe olmreh tit Ensky ; lliotirfa 
like all his bretbren be loses some of bla ! 
most Telusd metnbers b^ emij^tlon. )f ] 
(hoic who ace added to the churches in 
Ireland ftom time to time remained in tbe 
couBtiT. the fiuocess of the mission would 
he much more obvious. 


I had the pleanire lut Loid'i day, Feb. 1 1, 
of faaptUing B penun in the kh, at a ipol von. 
TCiiieat to the nUege. His wile was baptiied 
foma jeara ago, bj Mr. Bhiinnan, at which 
bia appoaltlon vai m> great that ha offhred to 
naet aar bapllita In the nelgbbenriiood to a 

CUfe UKnanaa of the fubjeel. Tha Lord 
^ havarer, amuned pnjudiea ftom hta 
luid, •o4 led hin to *ee hli iaty in tbia 

Oae of our mpmben, hapliird In Norenibcr 
hut, and a convert tioni Rome, whose ato^'li- 
neu and piety bare endaared her to alt lii ihe 
cboreh, has Just emigrated to America. May 
the great {lead of the ehurd) bl<M h^ wher- 
erar she goaa. 

Wa Boatlnaa to have asTfral Bt^anbta 
atlesding our meetmgs in various places. 
Some of thew, bowerer, may now be reckone4 
open as hayiDg baan delivered &om the bond- 
age of "the mail of fin." 

The follawiDB* extracts are taken from 

Ihe journals of tbe readers nnder Ms- 

HunLTon's lupecintendenoa, and Emu 

!ii« own letten durfpR the nonU), 

rxwB emiNoa. 

Tha sUta of tha inia^n, wrilaa Mr. U., 
It KiU eneour«|))iR. I baptlied an Intemtlng 
young petaon, Lord's day, JanuEuy H, and I 
npect to baptize again shortly. At Mulli- 
biry there are seven DiniiliM who have •>■ 
preased a atrong desire to join us. I preached 
tbete last week, and afterwards conversed 
with about Iwalve persona, ob |ha conoems 
tlttir souls, and <a thete 1 have nason . 
think well. Ons of then i> a <l»epiy pious 
wonum, mother of a laise bmlly, who seam 
lo partake of her spirit. They are very 
aoiMua to have a tcboal there. Tbe pretby- 
larian minister contiiTcd to get our school out 
of that, and to have a natinoal ichoal in its 
plaoe,;wiUi wbUi th« pieua part of th* peepla 
Ka gmiij di— lisfiad, aa they have nal '<-- 
•oiptuMS taught as in ooa of out sehools, 
BoifnHino nacDMiiDB, 

Ycatetday waning, Febnuvy S, I hud the 

Sleasnre c^ baptising the Rev. George 
['NamaiB and his wife. The meeting was 
Teiy solemn, and I trust ^tbU Te^ mH-J 
enjoTcd tbo dime presence. 

Hr. U'Tfanara was fcnnerly Botnanlat 
rate of Kilflan Backs, and then of Kilnera 
Enis. Having been led to renounce pofurf, 
he qwnt souie tlmo with Mr. Xaugle at 
Aohill, and subarquenlly was appointed pro> 
tastant ourata ot Crgwmollni, where be 
Prcvioiiilj to this however, bis 
her sister had been CDpTinced pf 
believers' bapllsn. Ills interooume with them 
and two members of our church residing there, 
led him to connidci this subject ; and liearing 

ef my preaching at M , he cnine, and 

finally decided upon joining nur church. 

this parish, who eipraated a &vour«hitt 
opiqion of his piety and qusIifiiat)on*farus»- 
fulaesa. One of our mcmb«n at C™-— , usad 
accationally lo hear him, and lie repaits well 
of his preaching tolcnla. JIi« intimate *e- 
quaintance with the habits of the people, and 
the Irish language, arc most Important in IhJa 
I'or the present Mr. M'Namora 
■ne here, until the committee deter- 
mine whether tbej can employ him qi an 

Is it not 4>>lrcning, that whop the 
Lord 't THuinK up luch ponons, reaiy, 
and OB far as vfc can judge, most sin^- 
larly qualilicd for tlio work, want of 
funda should alone render such n pro- 
poiition iuadmiesible ? Buicly this adds 
additional force to the appeal which has 
been wade for contiibutions towaida the 
liquidation of the debt. 

I.ait Lord's day, Fehnury, 4, Mr, M'Na- 
lara preached to us tviot, and with mat 


I WW aeeosted, wrilea B. Moobb, in tbe 

street by a woman saying to me, "I am greatly 
obliged to you for calling on me and readiqg 
the scriptures and explaining them, po come 
again as soon ns you ean. Since my'littla an 
year old child h«id you Hading about the 

iinfulne« of swearing, he watch™ me, and 
when I swear, he 'calls to me saying, 'Ilaw 
soon you ftrget what was road to us a few 
days ago ; I will never swear mother 1 ' " It ia 
surely veir singular and very interesting that 
a little ehild should thus wateh over a parent, 
and remind bar of what she had beaid about 
this Ik. 

Many of the poet people about here, write* 

John Mo!iaohin, are resisting the tyranny 
under which they 1 aveso long groaned. The 
parish nil^ has lately made several omiiona 
nom the altar against reading tbe scripture^ 



and Miipltira nadtn ; telling hit Bock thai 
those who tckd that profiuiefaook, were bruta 
and devilt^ Btld thieatening anj who rend, or 
heard it read with hi* wTere diapleaMre if 
tber penaTcred. Bot the people are pene- 
Ttnng, and declare thej will continue to do u. 

Tbat what Ihej' kj tbef do, within the lait 

few daji, several of whoia tiamea he mtn- 
tioned on theae occanona, haie repeeledl; 
inrited me to come and rewl in their houaes. 
We need not fear thne eflbrti to itop at ; 
thej' Himulate inquiry, and inquiry, when 
proper!}' csitied OD, will, under the d'~' 


Br tlie Kcmt deatba of Mre. Vtgt of Ttowbrid^, and Mif. Bmla of 
Edmontoit, Ihe Society baa lost two steady and lifaerel friends, who were alwaj* 
ready, accordiog to their ability, not only to afford Kfjfalar pecuniaTy BUpport, bnt 
extra belp In times of peculisi difiicultv. In addition to bet usual contnbutioDi, 
Hia. Buria sect every year one or more large parcels of uBefu] clotbing- for the poor 
cbildren in our acboola, and invariably accompanied these eifU with a handsome 
donation in monev, to he applied according to the discretion of tbe misskmaiy. 
Ma; tbosB who inherit (heir properly, and we trust also tbeir virtues, continue to 
help the Bocicty in lbs same way, and even to a greater extent. 

We have received the Erst Quarter's accounts of the Ballina Relief Farm. They 
are eminently satisfactory. The seed has been sowed in very favourable weather, 
and the expenditure hitherto has been below Uie estimate which the Secretary 
laid before the Committee when the natter was first under consideration. 

The conttibutiona towards the debt come in slowly, but we think, on the 
wholcj encouiagingly. Btitl we may say again, speedy help is the moat efficient 


£ t. i. 

LnalaibB—MiuHll, Mr. W.... 
Untfott—VUknm, Mr. 
& Kn. bj Hit. J. L 

TltntMt— coUntloD 


PrtTloulT MkoowMnd 

K*1»u7b. bq, Bv^daU ... 
Nuta, Hn. W. W. LoBdoD... 
KIIVRi, 0«TBg, B*q. Btmgti 

B-M. .'..77. 

MBmU, Mr. Ljmiiicton 

HoaiblOB. 1. Ewi-, LlmpMl.... 
Snnin, J. B., Sao,, Norwiita.... 
Fall, /. Bb)., )lll>ilbiiT» 

Snbseriptioni and Donatloni thanUbtly received by the Tnunrer, Jobbph Tbitmh. Eaq- 
Lombard Street ; and by the Secreta^, Ur. FasDUUCX TanraAri., and Itov. Joat^B 
Anoua, it tbaMiMian UouM.HoorEata SMet; and b; the paMonortheehutehea thnajhouC 
the Kingdom. 

4, CoxFTOH StKExi EiBt, Bbukswicx S<)(rXBB. 


APRILS 1849. , 



Or the earlj life of Mr. Nonnanton 
Ibe writer knows but very little, whilst 
tlie li^it*^ ephera of hia labours, tbe 
utJTe modeatj' of hia oharaeter, and 
tbe retiriiig habits of his life, as well as 
certain oonstitational tendencies which 
nigmented in power as he advanced 
age, render his life mach less marked 
with those incidentB frequently the onlj 
tbaxm of bi^raphy, which men o< 
ferior minds and lees moral excellency 
tmfold, and to some, therefbre, it may 
poaaeea bat little attnotion. He waa 
br more fitted to difinse a genial and 
htalthAi] moral influence over the re- 
tiiematte of life, than to attract the 
naltitade by the iplendour of his 
talmt* apoa a more pnUic theatre. 

Dor departed friend was bom at 
Bidialsad, in Hippondon, not hi from 
ElaUfiuE, in 1791 ; the Icoality of Faw- 
eett, BnteUff, and Foster. Hia parents 
were of the bumble oUss of aooiety, 
pom bat indaatiioai, and reapectable 
in the wgben in wfaidh they moved. 

His education was exceedingly ecan^, 
and his mind, though naturally strong, 
was very undisciplined. Kor were his 
proapeots impiored by the removal of 
his bther. Himself and several other 
children were left dependent upon his 
mother, of whom he ever afterwards 
spoke with the most affectionate feel- 
ings, and for whose increased comfort 
he contributed freely from his small in- 
come of ^0 per annum, when settled 
as a pastor. His youth unfolded much 
of the thoughtlessness which generally 
distinguishes this period of life. Not 
that it is known that he ever indulged 
in profanity, or exhibited any of the 
grosser vioee which so frequently mark 
the class to which he belonged; still the 
localityinwhichhereaided and the habits 
and social tendenraea of the people, 
preclude the hope that he would be 
entirely exempt from them. Few por- 
tions of aooiety, we apprehend, within 
the last half oentory and upwards, hava 
fdt more of the elevating inflnenoe of 



the truth and the diffiuioa of know- \ 
ledge than that to which oor friend be- j 
longed at this period of his life. Ab he : 
grew up hia love of liunting waa en- ' 
thoaiaatio, and he embraced everj i 
opportonitj of gratifjing hia favourite 
passion. This is mentioned on account 
of an incident which afterwards occurred 
in connexion with it, and in which his 
future deatinj waa involved. 

Wlien in hia 2Ut 'jcar 1009 one in- 
vited him to attend a religious service 
at the baptist chapel, Rippondon. I 
have no means of ascertaining the 
name of the preacher on the ocoaaion, 
nor is it now of an; moment The 
text selected for the discourse was the 
following, " I know you, that jou have 
not the love of God in you."> Our 
friend heard with new attention, and 
before the servant of Ood had finished 
his work, the truth entered his heart. 
Light dawned upon hia mind, and re- 
vealed to htm a ooodition which alarm- 
ed him : bis oonvictiona were deep ; bis 
spirit waa wounded, and his distress for 
a time was intense. 

Just at this crisis, whilst conflioting 
with hope and lear, one morning the 
Moud of the horn caught his ear ; his 
niling pasBon assarted its aioendency, 
and he broke through all restraint, 
Btarting with unsubdued earaestnesa in 
ths obase. But the conflict within grew 
stronger and stronger; conscience spoke 
in her loudett and aevereat tonea, and 
truth struggled for the mastery. At 
Uiii moment ha approached a wall 
which he had to dear, and ha paused ; 
it was the criua of bis hta. Our friend 
fsU it M, and he said to himMlf, " I 
must mtluT give up ths world or re- 
gion. I cannot larva Qod aad mam- 
mon." Near to the spot stood an old 
building, probably mm of those sheds 
which bnneia build for the shelter of 
their oattl^ or their own oonvenimoe is 
vidting them ; it was lonie distanoe 
from anj habitation. Thither he turned 

his steps, and, prostrate upon the oold 
floor, he poured out his spirit before God : 
his confeasion was deep, and he rose 
from hia knees a new man. Often was 
he heard to Bay, " If I ever prayed in 
spirit and in truth, it waa at that time, 
and in that place." He returned hum- 
bled, calm, happy. Old things had 
passed awaj, all things had become new. 
The surrender of his heart to Christ 
was immediately followed by bis union 
with the church at lUppondon, Hia 
zeal for his divine Master was speedily 
manifested, and he sought to diffuse the 
truth amongst his fellow men. The 
church invited him to exercise bis gifts, 
and on Christmas day, 1813, he preach- 
ed his first sermon from laaiah ii. G. 

For some time he waa frequently 
employed with others in preaching the 
gospel in the district around. 

About 1613, Mr. Wrightson, pastor 
of a small church at Driffield, redgned 
tus charge, and ouc brother was invited 
to visit them for ujc weeks. He did 
so, was liked by the people, and ulti- 
mately invited to take the oversigbt of 
thorn la the Lord. The visit tk Ur. 
Normanton to Driffield excited the 
attention of tJis church at Rushworth, 
which he bad supplied for tome tim^ 
and I have before me several letters 
urging, b; every consideration, their 
prior claim, and unanimously request- 
ing him to settle with them as their 
pastor- In these circumstances, oar 
respected friend had reoourse to prayer, 
and, alter much thought, decided to re- 
move to Driffield. His ordination took 
place in June, 1814, and was attended 
by Messrs. Arbon of Bull, I^Uiag of 
Ooodshaw, Hameis of Burlington, and 
Buiy now of Haworth. The sphere of 
his labour was by no mesne large } the 
members of tha obuich were few, and 
the interest, from some cause or other, 
was very feeble. The ohapel was small, 
and the population of the town by do 
means great, w that there w«re no 


powerful dementi of esdtemeDt to 
nuM tlw nMQtal ftctivltj, or itlmalato 
to graftt «Hrtlaiu. Still our brother 
ntered vpm Ui kboan with grwt tml 
tad •MtteatiWH, and hU efforts were 
not in Tiln la Uu Lord. The ooagrv 
gitien tpeedUj tmmed a more anwo- 
nglAf Mpeot, tad addition! wan Bad* 
flroflt ttme to Ume to tha olniMh. la 
tta lattafs addreaaed to Ua tHenda at 
tUa period ha epeaki freqnentljr of Us 
abeeflag and Impnn'ad profpeata, and 
mtMM (he alemente of his fattira cha- 
ntoter. With eanuetnaaa ha «et alx>nt 
Hie oalttntlon of his mind, and labonr- 
ed with great <Ullgeiioe to reuore ttwee 
dsfeota whidh the want of earljtralitlDg 
loo ftequentlj dlaoovered. To aid him 
in lUs, he anUed himaelf of the aMiat- 
anoe of others, and sat with docilitf at 
HMto fleet, wbltit he dnmk wMi greadi- 
atm the taMneUoiu tiny fanpartad. 
Tbehabit(theaM{iiiredbf ttiiit««u«e an||- 
nmted IB tbeb pinm as he adnnoed In 
lUe, and were «f the Ui^ieit om to him 
iB Us eabaequant carMr. In a mall 
agrlcnttaTat town, and snmnnded wltfe 
a scattered popnlatloti, only now and 
then an event ooeurred to t»eak upon 
the monotonf of esjstenoe. Vrtm year 
to year the laboon of brethren placed 
there present an almost unbroken as- 
pect. It wu so with onr departed 
ftiai. Hli eflbrta from jtu to year 
were mttoh (he tafue. With some 
of hia brethren he sought to «x- 
teod the InfluenM of the gospel into 
Ike vtila^ in tbe locality ; and during 
die period of hie ministry several new 
drarches were formed, and chapels 
opened ; bat his attention was m^nly 
glvm to the flock over wUtdi the Lord 
had made him overseer. 

In Ua correspondence at this period 
there are pleaStog ln£catlona of holy 
SoMtude fat the prosperity of the 
choreb, and deep and earnest piety. 
Prom some of his letters we could select 
nanyeiunpleaof thiakind. Wegivethe 

fcdlowing from a not* to hla beloved 
parent, aa Uluitrating his anxiety lot 
her spiritual proaperity, 

" I can aasuT* yon I feel mneh iatar- 
eeted In your real weUkre, and fbr thlf 
oaoaa, when I bow my knees to my 
Father who la In beaven, I atn snabUd 
oftentimaa to Nmembar yon there, thai 
be wobld give yon to partake of tb« 
blMslngi of Us lalvatlMi. XotUag 
would io ttocik gladden tile heart «f 
your unworthy son a* to bear tiiat both 
ymi and mj sister were ohlldren of Qot 
by Ealth in oUr Lord Christ." All hto 
letters to hit motberwhioh we have sees, 
discover the saine eamaet anxiety fbt 
her eternal wdfltre, oomUned With eqnal 
care for her tmtperal comfun Nobly 
did he minister to ber wants from his 
own smaU ^tlanes, aad deiJed Mmself 
the Bootiiing influenfle of domestio Ufb 
ia ord«F that ha mlj;ht bave no Impeffi- 
ment In dciag II. Bbe nlHmately i«> 
moved to Drlffldd to rMlile wHh Uoi, 
where she finished taM conrss. 

On the 4th of Jamiary, 1S8I, be 
married Mile Leybum of DriflteM, a 
lady every way suited to him, and, 
who gnatly contributed to his happl- 
itees. She still survives him, after 
evincing the ntmost soiidtnde fbr hla 
comfort under a long and trying afBlo> 

This b^an somewhere about IMt, 
and though by no means advuioed In 
life, or feeble In constitution, ^et Indica- 
tions of doeline manifested themselTes 
so tUUy as to awaken the alarm of hli 
fMends. Every eflbrt whioh aSeCtiott 
could make to alleviate the symptomi, 
was put forth. The same year he spent 
some weeks with old and attaohed 
Mends at Scarborough. The ohafige of 
atr, freedom from pastoral anxiety, and 
inteiconrse with many for whom he 
cherished a very high regard, was very 
beneficiBl. He felt exUlarated, and 
hope was cherished that be would 
speedily resume his minlntry «];ttln. He 


did BO, and proMoated it with new fe«l- 
inge, bat % teocmd attack epeedilj pn)»- 
trated him in bod; and mind, bo that 
he felt bonnd nltimatdj to relinqniah 
the pastorate. For thirty-two jeara he 
had auatained it, and during that period 
hie income from his people did not, we 
believe, ezoeed £50 per annum. He 
might have retained his miniatry longer; 
the resignation on his part was volun- 
tary ; no wish bj the ehuroh had been 
uttered. Hia people loved him, and 
disKlved the relationship at last with 
relootanoe and deep feeling. In tiaa 
matter his consdenoe was unsallied. 
Though entirely dependent upon Provi- 
dence, yet no oonaideration oould induce 
him nominally to hold office for the 
emolument when he bad no prospect of 
diaoharging its duties with effidem^. 
This took place in 1847. The writer 
and several of hia brethren were invited 
to be present. The meeting was deeply 
afi&cting. Both pastor and peoide felt 
the pain of separation. A motion was 
submitted to the meeting that an rilbrt 
should be made to ruse a sum of money 
fcr the i^etiring miiuster, which night 
help to support him in retirement, and 
evince the aSeoticn of the public for 
him. Never was a resolution more 
oheerfiilly received; and, considering all 
circumstances, it was nobly sustained. 
Churchmen and dissenters united in 
the work. Aocompanied by a leading 
Wealeyaa &iend, the writer in two days 
obtuned about £W in the town, and 
altogether in this poor district about 
£lfiO. More than this, doubtless, would 
have been raised, had it not been for 
the effort which had been made only a 
few months before, for anotiier aged 
minister, for wh<Hn about £300 was 
nused. Buoh an expression of public 
i^mpathy was as unlocked for by Mr. 
NormantOD, as it cheered his spirit, and 
filled him with gratitude to God. 

The hope dterished by hia frienda that 
the absence of all excitemoit would be 

favourable to his restoration, was only 
of ahcnt duration. Renewed attacks, in 
spite of medical aid, induced increased 
weakness. As the body fluled, the mind 
exhibited painftil ^mptoms of an un- 
healthy ohamoter. At limes it was 
difficult to converse with him, or to fix 
hia attention npon those dieeringtnitlis 
upon which, at otlier times, be loved to 
dwell. In his calmer moauaiia it was 
different. Hia letters to me breathe a 
spirit chastened, spiritual, and resigned. 
So r^ituies, but snimating oonfidraioe 
in the Saviour ; and in my interviews 
with him I often felt refrashed by the 
bright hope he was permitted to dierish. 
Upon the Baviour be fuUj npoeed, and 
in his merits he found peace. He fell 
aaleep in Jesus on the 0th of February, 

The foneral was attended hy many of 
his ministoiiJ brethren in the town 
and nei^bourhood, and the solemn 
service on the oooasian was performed 
by Messrs. Harness of Boriington and 
Evans of Scarborough ; t^ latter im- 
proved the event on the 23rd of Feb- 
ruary, to an overflowing audience, Emm 
Phil. i. 21, " And to die is gain." 

^ e will only add to this brief detail <tf 
&ots a sentence or two more. Mr. 
Normanton was a man of lespeotable 
mental power. Nature had endowed 
him with strength rather than elegance. 
His mind was not brilliant, but solid, 
and his judgment sound. His preach- 
ing, if not of the highest order, or em- 
bracing the loftiest range, was always 
dear, practioal, and instructive. Few 
oould listen to liim without benefit, and 
his ministrati<ms were always gladly 
Bou^t by his brethrm. Theeariypait 
of hia ministiy bad been marked by 
the peculiarities of the ultra-Calvinistic 
Bchool, but hia aubeequent reading and 
growing experiences softened down 
many of the prnuinencies of this class, 
and made him, we believe, a much 
sounder and more scriptural divine. A 


rich Tein of evangelical truth imn 
tltfongfa hia ministi;. It exhibited a 
happj oomUnation of doctrine and 
practice; Christ was alwaja prominently 
exhibited aa the foundation of hith and 
hope, but obedienoe and ahol; life irere 
enfinved as the eridenoe of man's iate- 
net in him. 

The general benevolence of his own 
■pint, and the kindneae which ever 
marked him, gathered around him a 
laige share of the reepect and aSeotion 
of the circle in which he moved. His 
moral priiiciplea were high and firmlj 
held ; based upon oonviction, and held 
fran a growing pereuadon of their vital 
importanoe, jet he would never obtrude 
them upon the attention of others, or 
ofimsiyely I&7 than before socie^ ; but 

when the occasion required it, few would 
avow them with more boldnest, or 
maintiaiTi them with a happier union of 
firmness and oonrteaj. In all mj 
intercourse with him, atretohing over a 
period of twentj-two yeare, I never saw 
him give way bat onoe, and even then it 
was onlj momentary. The cloud soarcdy 
intercepted a single ray. Qenerally 
hie mind was very equal, and his pMoe 
large and andisturlxd. With declining 
life this angmented, and during his 
afSiotion, eepooially the early part, hia 
eiyoyinenta of religion were considerable. 
All his brethren not only respected but 
loved him, and he has left, in the drde 
in which he moved, a memory fragrant, 
and a name which will be embalmed in 
the affections of his people for years. 


Tbi patriarchs in early tiroes oon- 
temed that they were pilgrims in the 
earth. David, many centuries after- 
wards, exclaimed, "lama stranger with 
thee as my iathera were." All true 
Christdana c<Hisider their life as a pil- 
grimage to another land; and in the 
New Teatament are exhorted, "as 
pilgiimB and strangers to abstain from 
fleahly lusts, which war against the 

Do I look on myaelf aa snoh 1 Are 
my affections placed on things above t 
Am I seeking a better country 1 And 
am I ^rding up the loins of my mind, 
hoping to the end, and looking for the 
mercy of onr Lord Jesus Christ onto 
eternal UEe 1 Am I not too worldly and 
carnal t Are not my joys, and griefs, 
and anxieties, too much grafted on tem- 
poral objects I Does not the current 
of my secret thoughts, and the tenor of 
my conversation, and my manner of life, 
prove atron^y how feeble my spiritu- 

ality is, and how langald are raj 
heavenly desires 1 

My intercourse with pTofessors of 
Christ's name deepens my conviction of 
mndi carnality being prevalent in the 
chnroh. Many causes, directly and in- 
directly, at all times co-operate in pro- 
duoing this eviL Peculiar causes at 
present are at work. It is not my inten- 
tion to go into the examination of them, 
one only excepted, which, I am con- 
vinoed, haa much contributed at this 
time, witli other causes, some more 
powerfal and some mora sinful, to pro* 
duoe and suatidn a oamal and grovelling 
state of mind. I mean the very dark 
and imperfect views which many have 
of the heavenly world. They seem too 
ignorant of the revelations made of it 
in various parts of the sacred scrip- 
tures ; the figuree by which it is shown 
and illnstrated they do not tt^e up or 
understand. They fix on one or two 
places which intimate the greatness of 


its glory to be above our reach, and 
throw aside the plain statementB, fltcti, 
lukd doctrinei, by which life and immor- 
tality are brought to light. 

This Ignorance of the future condition 
of Ood'a people is attended by many 
evils, and especially by removing Borae 
of the strongest motives to spirituality 
of mind and a right estimate of worldly 
things. It is impossible to desire an 
object which we do not love, and we 
eannot love what we do not know, 
nan can be expected to surrender a 
present poor grotUlcation for a fbture 
good of which he has ferraed no distinct 
conceptions. I have been convinced 
fbr a long time, from myown experience 
and my observation of others, that dark 
or very narrow views of the cet^tlal 
fetidty »ra the root of much worldli- 
ness and carnal self-indulgence among 
Christians. TTnder this impression let 
me veiy briefly mentiOD some of the 
avenues opened in the sacred scriptures 
Um>U£h which we may have, though 
very imperfectly, some views of the 
promised land. 

]st Heaven is a real place j not 
merely a state or condition, but a world, 
having a locality aa our eaith has. " I 
go to prepare a place for you." Christ 
has entered into the holy of holies, the 
place not made with hands. Hebrews 

2nd. Heaven is a true country, and 
&i superior to an earthly one. Ilenoe 
the patriarchs preferred a comparatively 
migrating life to au earthly permanent 
one, — when they might have returned 
to Chaldea, because "they looked for a 
better country, even a heavenly." 

3rd. Heaven is the true Canaan. Of 
tiiia Palestine was only a faint emblem, 
though a pledge to believers who in- 
herited that holy land. Palestine was 
the glory of all lands, selected by su- 
preme wisdom and goodness for the 
inheritance of his people. And in 
referenoo to this selection by Qod, and 

his division of it by lot among the 
tribes, Paul thus exults, Giving thanks 
to the Father who has made us meet 
for the portion of the allotment of the 
saints in light. Col. i. IS. 

As Canaan was the fUrest part of onr 
Esllen earth, — flowing with milk and 
honey, and ae Eden was in the primittve 
earth the choicest part where He, the 
wisest and best, conoentrat«d in ona 
enclosure all that was beautiful, mag- 
nificent, and desirable, in the wlda 
world ; BO, I conceive, in the heavenly 
place, he who has framed all has plaeed 
whatever can elevate, and plCAse, and 
prollt the tnlild in external obgeots. 

4Ui. This better world oeoaplM flM 
chief place, therefore, in the extenslr* 
a&lverse of Its Creator. Modem phi- 
losophy has given us very lofty concep- 
tions of its vaitnese in the number and 
magnitude of the heavenly bodies. Yet 
the universe is and must be limited, haa 
boundaries, a breadth and length, a 
height and depth, which can be mea- 

The holy place where Ood dwells ia 
beyond them all. For " He who dwdls 
in the high and holy place looks down 
on the heavens." And when Christ 
passed through them he ascended up 
far abovt all htavent, that he might fill 

Sth. This place is the house ti <}od — 
the residence — the tabernacle of the 
gi«at King. The uniform testimony of 
the Old Testament is, that while the 
heavens cannot contain him, that while 
he is above and in all, that while none 
can fie« &om his presence, he has one 
place where is seen his viaible and 
glorious presence. 1 Kings viii S7, H. 
"But will Ood indeed dwell on the 
earth 1 Behold, the heaven and heaven 
of heavens cannot contain tb««. And 
hear thou in heaven thy c^tAtn^-pIace ; 
and when thou hearest, forpve. Thert 
1 his throng hm is his footstool" 
Our Father who art in heaven." 


" Ibeit angeb tn heavtn do idwajs see 
the hce of my Father who is tn 
h»Tett." "Id mj Fsther'a hotue ue 
muij muuionB, If it were not bo I 
wonld have told you." 

eth. He&ren li the refldeoce of God's 
Bon, our glorified Mediator and High 
Priest Under the ancient economy, 
or figure of good things to come, the 
■b&dow of a substance, the Jewish 
high prieet entered annually into the 
holiest to stand before the ark on whidi 
rested the SfaecUnah, or Tlsible symbol 
of Qod. He dwelt between the ohem- 
Um ; and thii ark, with the temple, 
was placed by divine dii«ct)on in Je- 
msalem, on monnt Zion. AH this was 
a figure. 

Under the New Testament we are 
referred to heaven for the reality. 
" We are come to mount Zlon, the city 
of the living Ood, the heavenly Jeru- 
salem." " Jerusalem which is above is 
free, which is the mother of us all." 
Our Lord Jesus was cradfled on Cal- 
vaty, a plaoe of skuUs, on unclean 
^Bce, and at some distance from the 
holy city. But when he rose and entered 
heaven, and received his kingdom, then 
was acKimplished the prophecy, " I will 
declare the- decree. Thou art my Sou, 
I hare set my King upon my holy hill 
of Zion." This, I conceive, is the true 
ZioQ from which the Lord sends forth 
the tod of Messiah's strength. Psalm 
ex. «, " The Lord shall send the rod of 
thy Btrength ont of Zion." Here the 
Saviour reigns and shows in hb once 
debased and cmolfiad humanity the 
gjory which he had with the Father 
befbra the world was. To be with 
Christ will be the consummation of the 
Christian's felicity. Where he is there 
most be perfect happiness — whose smile 
is blias, whose will is law, whose ser- 
tIcs ftamiahM employment, whose glory 
is the highest end to all ^o are there. 
The dimax of happiness is expressed 
in ft dtort sentence, "We shall be 

caught up together with them, and to 
we shall be for ever wiiA the Lord." 

Many years after this inspired pro- 
phecy, John had a vision of the upper 
sanctnary and of the Bedeemer there. 
" The Lamb which is in the midst of 
the throne shall feed them, and shall 
lead them unto living fbuutains of 
waters : and Qod shall wipe away all 
tears from th«r eyes." 

7th. As the Father's (ace and the 
glory of the Son are seen in heaven, we 
might expect there also some symbol of 
the Holy Spirit, the immediate agent of 
all truth and goodness in the saints. 
His presence is exhibited by the seven 
lamps of fire before the throne. Bev. 
i. Surely that world where the 
blessed Three reside must be 
supremely magnificent, lovely, and de- 

8th. In the sacred scriptures no veil 
thrown over the society in heaven. 
The holy elect angels, who have never 
fallen, and the deported souls of men 
who have been washed in Messiah's 
blood, covered with his righteonsness, 
and sanctified by his gracious Spirit, 
from Abel to the present moment, of 
every nation, are its reeidenta. "We 
(who are here on earth but who believe) 
art come to the general assembly and 
church in heaven, and to the inna- 
memble company of angels." When 
Abraham and others died it Is said, 
" He was gathered to his people." This 
oannot refer to the burial of the body, 
but to the separate spirit. " They shall 
come (says Christ, looking forward to 
the constant nccessiona to his church 
above from below) from the east and 
west, and shall Bit down with Abraham, 
and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom 
of heaven." 

What blessed intercourse must neces- 
sarily be carried on tn a society con- 
structed of such materials ! Intercourse 
with angels the moat ancient of 004*8 
creatures, oninait for holiness, fer 



knowledge, fbtlove, for powei, nod dig- 
nitj. The qneetion waa onoe put bj 
hia Hftket to Job, " Where wast thou 
when I l&id the faundations of the 
earth 1" Job wu ailent. Adam was 
not then formed. But even then " the 
morning atara aang together, and all ibe 
tons of Qod ahouted for J07." Theee 
mig^tj apirita saw man created, aaw 
tiim fall, and saw him redeemed. Thej 
have, from the b^inning of our world, 
been not onlj apeotatora of all Qod'a 
dicpenaationa of grace and proridenoe, 
but agenta in them. 

Thejr were a guard to Jacob in peril ; 
the7 were a wall of fire round Bliaha 
and hia aemnt, and in all ages thej 
have been and atill are ministering aer- 
Tanta to the heira of salvation. When 
the eternal Son of God for a season 
humbled himaelf bj leaving the throne 
of hia gloiy, and taking on him the 
form of a servant, he waa aeen of angela, 
found hy them in the fiuhion of a man, 
followed in all the steps of hia abase- 
ment &om hia cradle to hia croea and 
hia grave. Thej attended hia aaoenaion, 
and his entrance through the everlaat- 
ing gatee, till he reached the right hand 
of the m^eat; on high. Now thej 
swell hia praiaea, and execute hia orders 
of mer^ or juatice towards friends and 

Thej are famjli^T with the historj of 
God's providenoe towards man, and the 
methoda of his grace in the aalvatlon of 
the ohuroh at laige and of individuala 
oompoiiDg it. "When one sinner is 
converted there is joj in the preaenoe 
of the angela." 

How eimotding, and purifying, and 
instmctive, must be intercourse with 
such beings I 

And add to thi^ the oommonion of 
the saints with each other. If the 
church above be free from all imperfec- 
tion, if there be no alloj in anj celestial 
joj, if brotholj lore there be as it 
vatpi to be hav, wittk » pore heart 

ferrattlj, then communion will be nni- 
versal and complete. " I shall know as 
I am known." Paol, in this ezpresoon 
of future hope, cannot refer to the 
bleaaed God. For neither he nor anj 
other shall or can ever know Qod as he 
knowa them. But Panl rtQoioed in the 
prospect of knowing the friends of 
Chriat as fullj aa he ahonld be known 
bj them. Pfutial and imperfect social 
itttaioourse is one of the evils of the 
present state in the purest and most 
united chorches. General communion 
among Chiistiaiu over the world is im- 
practioable tnm distance, from diverotj 
of language, and other insuperable 
obetadee. But above, there is i>n«;(&io«, 
one langvage, one lody, one heart of love, 
one mind, ont h«ad, and no impediment 
to the fiill and endless coltivation of 
celestial friendship. 

Manj believers on earth are poor, 
and humble in station, oocu^ed in 
manual labour, assodated with ungodlj 
workmen, and under ungodly maaters, 
destitute of leisure, except, perhapa, in 
Christian countriea on a Sunday, with- 
out hooka, aeduded from the aocietj of 
Christiana, and whose onlj treasure and 
libratj is the sacred volume. From 
that book they become acquainted with 
the cloud of witneaaea who testified for 
Qod before the advent of Messiah, and 
with the first-fruits of the Christian 
church recorded in the New Testament. 
Such disciples, bj means of the sacred 
scriptures, beoome acquainted with 
many who are rune resident in heaven ; 
and when taken up there will find them- 
aelves no atrangeia among the spirits of 
just men made perfect ! What a glori- 
ous prospect is thus placed before the 
meanest and moat unknown of the fol- 
lowers of Christ 1 

I fear to enlarge, ot I could dwell on 
the importance evidentlj placed on the 
tonvene of heaven bj Paul in his de- 
scription of Paradise when lapt op ; 
not of what he sow bat what he htard: 



Hmp e a i aiU «<yrdt which it wu not 
p(waibl« to utter. Bat I forbear. 
Connder the worship of heRven, es- 
pecull7 OS described in the SeTelation 
iT^ T- On this delightful theme ever; 
infonnation needful is imparted to u& 
The wonfaip of the ever-blessed Jeho- 
Tah is represented u oontinualt; carried 
aa bjr some or othei of the oeJeetUl 
boat. "Thej rest not day and nij^t, 
sajinff. Holy, holy, holy, Lord Qod 
Alnightj, wliidi was, and fa, and i^ to 
oome." Ber. iv. 8. 

The worship of the Supreme is also 
represented as influenced by special 
£*penaatioo8 of grace or providence -, 
when all who are his servaats in ail 
parts of hii one vast empire are de- 
scribed as suspending other work to 
CMmtone wiUi one mind and one voice 
in tiie pisise of the Eternal. " And 
when he bad taken the book, the four 
be«Eta and four and twenty elders fell 
down befbre the Lamb, having ever; 
one of them harps, and golden vials 
foil of odours, which are the prayers of 
saints. And they sung a new song, 
nyin^ Thou art worthy to take the 
bo<A, and to open the seals thereof : for 
thoa wast slain, and bast redeemed us 
to Ood by Uiy blood out of every kin- 
dred, and tongue, and people, and na- 
tion ; and hast made us unto our Qod 
kings and priests ; and we shall reign 
im the earth. And I beheld, and I 
heard the voioe of many angds round 
riMut the throne, and the beasts, and 
the eldeiB : and the number of them 
wu ten thoosand times ten thousand, 
•nd tboasands of thousands ; saying 
with a loud voice. Worthy is the Lamb 
that was slain to receive power, uid 
riches, and wisdom, and strength, and 
honour, and glory, and blessing. And 
•very creature whioh is in heaven, and 
on the earth, and under the earth, and 
such as are in the sea, and all that are 
in them, beard I saying, Bleasiog, and 
hooour, and glory, and power, be unto 

him that sitteth upon the throne, and 
unto the I^mb for ever and ever. And 
the four beauts sud. Amen. And the 
four and twenty elders fell down and 
worshipped him that liveth for ever 
and ever." Bev. v. 8—14. 

" And the seventh angel sounded ; 
and there were great voices in heaven, 
saying, The kingdoms of this world are 
become the kingdoms of our Lord, and 
of his Christ ; and he shall reign for 
ever and ever. And the four and 
twenty elders, which sat before Ood on 
their seats, fell upon their fiaees, and 
trorahipped Qod, saying. We give thee 
thanks, Lord Ood Almighty, which 
art, and wast, and art to come ; because 
thou hast tiAen to thee thy great power, 
and hast reigned. And the n&tions 
were angry, and thy wrath is oome, 
and the time of the dead, that they 
should be judged, and that thou should- 
est give reward unto tiiy servantH the 
prophets, and to the ssints, and them 
that fear thy name, small and great : 
and sbouldest destroy them whioh de- 
stroy the earth. And the temple of 
Ood was opened in heaven, and thers 
was seen in his temple the ark of bis 
testament : and there were lightnings, 
and voices, and tbunderings, and an 
earthquake, and great hail." Rev. xL 
Ifi— 19. See also at large, Bev. XV. 

Not is eoripture silent on the momeu- 
tous question, whether we shall have 
active employment in heaven ? Doubt- 
lees, oni light shall be free from all 
error, and our study of the works and 
ways of Qod shall furnish endless occu- 
pation. Our renew of the past, also, 
will be far more complete and salutary, 
than any we have attained while in the 
low and cloudy valley. But there will 
be aetivt employment also, suited to our 
renovated minds and bodies. This is 
implied in what is called the Lord's 
pnyer, " Thy will be done on earth, as 
it it darn in heaven." It is explicitly 
revealed in Bev. xxiL 3, " And his ser- 


TOittt shall •em him ; and the^ ehall 
■M hia htxJ" 

If it be inquired, whkt kind of tet- 
vioe shtJI be perfonnedl ire inkj safely 
leave thia to the decision of ia&llible 
wisdom and infinite love, to him who 
will Mflign to evei7 individual his place 
in the Bodetj, whether viewed aa a 
child in the ftmilf above, or aa a mem- 
ber in the one body, or a citiKen in the 
kingdom of heaven ; and who will 
adapt the senioe required to his powers 
and diapodtions. 

Two iaots throw a steady light apon 
this subject. When Gk>d made man in 
hie own image, in glory and m^estj, as 
a holy, intelligent, and immortal orea- 
ttue, fiu removed from all necMSity to 
procure his living by the sweat of hia 
brow, he plaoed him in a garden to till 
and to keep it The seoond fisot is the 
example of angds. Thrir natnre, and 
rank, and rendenoe, and honour, were 
superior to Adam's ; they are of QoA'a 
hoosehold, and corronnd hia throne ; 
thsy have been and atill are engaged in 
aetiv4 servioe. One of them dastrajed 
Stmnaoherib's aimy ; one of them smote 
Herod the peraeoutor, who died a pain- 
ful death ; one of them liberated Peter 
from prison. " They all do his will, 
hearkening to the voioe of hia word." 
And has not the Lord of uigels and 
men revealed it, that we ahsll be like to 
the angels i 

I must pause, as it is not my design 
to write an essay, or to expand the 
hints here kdndlj offered to my fellow 
^vdlere. Is there any oondition here 
ooraparabte to that eternal state which 
Qod has promised to all who bdieve in 
his Son 1 What bevritches us 1 What 
real good is below which is not found 
above in perfection and without any 
alloy t Is our earth, in spite of the 
universal blight which is the fruit of 
the ftll, possessed of much which 
pleases all our senses by scfoee of mag- 
nifioenoe and beauty, and wUch grati- 

fies OUT desires, and satisfies our wants 
by ita produotiona 1 

Heaven aa a place is far superior to 
this worid. Are many sooroes of en- 
joymmt open to us from employmmts, 
from relative duties, from the various 
departments of knowledge^ from the 
whole &brio and maohinei^ of Bocaety I 
These all exist on a larger scale and of 
a fruitless character in the world above. 
Have we our highest felicity here from 
oommunion with Qod, tfxat a humble 
dependence on the Saviour, from the 
enlightening, sanctifying, and snstainmg 
infiuenoes of the blessed Spirit I These 
are a pledge of fUure interoonrse and 
future joy, a tasl« of rills which flow 
from the fountain to which tiie acoas 
is direct in the upper worid. Have we 
gratification in the penual of the sacred 
scriptures i in hearing tlie gospel, in 
baring glimpses of the grsat tmths 
there portrayed 1 The realities are 
above. Now we aee the o):ijecta darkly 
and in a mirror, but there bee to boa. 

Is there solid oMnfort here in the 
converse of tme Christians 1 There is; 
but mixed, and scanty, and very uncer- 
ttun, affected by uncontrollable oircnm- 
stanoes. There, oommunion is perfect, 
universal, eternally pn^^reesive, and 
exclusively edifying. Here, all is vanil; 
and vexation of spirit, fbond to be so 
sooner or later. There, all is st^ili^ 
and satiating, and rising wiUuHit end — 
a tide of glory which never ebbe — a 
day without a night — a peace, a yoj, a 
glory, without intermption and without 

H^ we humbly pray for the Spirit 
of Christ to show us, and im{tfeea on us 
habitually the things above^ where 
Jesus site at the ri|^t hand of Gkxl ; 
and there we shall live above the world, 
and cTUoifr the flesh, and abound in all 
the fruits of holiness which are throuf^ 
Christ Jesus to the i^oiy ol Qod I 
Would we po ss ess the spirit of the 
primitive Christiana, follow their foot- 



rtapB, and atan their mutiimary nto- 
ceo, we must oome nnder th« inflnenoii 
of the tame celesbel hope m tbein. 

"We reokon the nifiwicgi of the 
preMnt tiine not worthj to be oompued 
with the giary to be remlad." 

" He who hki this hope in him pori- 
Seth himself even bi he is pure." 

" Ye took jojAiIly the spoiling of joni 
goods, knowing in jouTs^Tes that jou 
had k better, sn enduring mbstuice in 

" To thou who look for him will he 
appeu the leoond time, without tin, 
unto Bftlvkticm." 

LiiMffoot. J. L. 



Thu is uk inquir; which is now foro- 
ing itself veT7 painfully upon the oon- 
sidemtiou of one brethren, almost 
umvenallj, throaghoat the country; 
sod while some of the reasons which 
have be«n given for it ini[dj desert oF 
eennire, and others as certainly call 
rather for sympathy, there it one reason 
ubidi has long itruok my miud with 
peoaliar foroe, to which I am anzions 
a&ctionately to engage partioular at- 
tentioa. I refer to the marked disparity 
that exists between onrselTes and the 
first Christian preachers in pressiDg 
Dpon the heftrers of the gospel its open 
and iinmf)diat;e acknowledgment, through 
the divinely institated ordinanoe of be- 
liever** bttptism. 

It ia foely admitted that the sciip- 
taraHty of oar iM«ctice is almost unir 
brmly, more or lees, insisted upon 
wheaerer the orcUnanoe is administered; 
bat in eome pUeea, to avoid giving 
oBenoe to particular ordinary hearers, 
this is for the most part, if not alto- 
gedier, confined to a week evening 
service ; and it was once acknowledged 
to me by a hi^y Mtenned brother, 
that as his sentimente respecting bap- 
tiim might be anderttood from his 
pnblicaliona, he did not often refer to it 
partioalBrly in his pulpit ministrations I 
It is unduiiable, that in many of 
oar oongregation^ individnaU may 

attend upon the Lord's day lervioet, 
from one year's end to another, without 
hearing eoaroely a word upon the sub- 
ject, unless the ordinan4)e is about to be 
administered. But it was essentially 
different with the beuere of John the 
Baptist, of our blessed Lord, and of 
the apostles; and Christ baa enjoined 
its observasoe as universally as he has 
enjoined the reception of the gospd, 
making it the first duty of every Chriv 
tian to testify his or her discipleship 
to himself. 

John the Baptist instructed his hearers 
that he wu tent "to baptise with water," 
and he took his station for preaohiitg 
dose to a river, for the ready and con- 
vNiient administration of the ordioanoe. 
John L 33, iii. 23. Jesus, by his dis- 
ciples, baptised more than John ; and 
it was clearly his uniform practice to 
initiate his pn^essed adherents after 
John's exampla John iii. 22, 26, iv. 
1, S. And when the multitude, at the 
Penteooet, entreated from Peter and his 
brethren "what they should do," he did 
not satisfy himself with exhorting tbem 
to repentance, and to call upon the 
name of the Lord ; he knew perfectly 
this would be only half fulfilling his 
Lord's commission, and no oonuderation 
of the inconvenience, or dissgreeable- 
ness, or obloquy even, or persecution to 
which they would be exposed by tlieir 



attention to Ohriat'a appointment, had 
even the smallest influenoe with Peter 
to make him refrain from preuing it 
upon their immediate and open observ- 
ance i " Repent (he laid), and be bap- 
tiied, ererj one of jou, 
JesuB Christ, for the 
We are informed immediatelj after- 
wards, " Then they that gladly reoeivetl 
hii word were bsfitized, and the same 
daj there were added unto them about 
three thousand muls," Acts ii. 36, 41. 
And as both Peter and his believing 
hearers were, beyond all question, 
specially guided and Influenced by 
Chiiat's pnunised Spirit, and the Chris- 
tian ohuroh was divinely intended to be 
a permanent institution after the apos- 
tolic model, our ministratioa of the 
gospel may most oertaialy be expected 
to be accompanied with thj divine 
blessing, only in proportion as Peter's 
preaching is bithfullj imitated. 

When Philip went to Samaria, all we 
are informed in reference to his preach- 
ing is simply, that he " preached Christ" 
to its inhabitants. We are not told that 
he said anything to them about being 
baptised, but it is moat dear that this 
was included in his doctrine, for we are 
presently notified, that ** when the; be- 
lieved Philip preMhing the things oon- 
oeming the Idngdom of Qod and tiu 
name of Jesus Christ, they were bap- 
tiMd, both men and women," Acta viiL 
A, 12. And it was precisely the same 
with the Ethioiuan eunuch, all that the 
evangdist statu is, that " he pteacfaed 
unto him Jemu;" and the very next 
words of tike Holy Qbost are, " And as 
they went on their way, they came unto 
a oertain water, and the euauoh said, 
See, here is water, what doth hinder me 
to be baptised 1" Acts viiL Si, Ao. 

When Aiuuiias was sent to Saul to 
Damascus he did not merely inform 
him that he was a messenger from 
Jesus, he also added, " Why tarrieat 

wash away thy sins, calling coi the name 
of the Lord," Acts xxiL 10. 

Paul indeed tells us, " Christ sent him 
not to baptixe, but to preach the gospel," 
bat it is most clear from the oonnexion, 
and other portions of the sacred history, 
that he is not to be understood afaeo- 
lutely, but comparatively only ; and 
that he oommitted the administration 
of baptism, for the most part, to bis 
assistants, but he pentonally baptiied 
Grispns, and Qwus, and the household 
of Stephanas among the Corinthiani; 
and either himself or Silas baptized 
Lydia, and the jailor, and their house- 
holds, and we may be perfectly satisfied 
that he did not, by these baptisms, ex- 
ceed his oommisBion. 1 Cor. i. 13 — 17, 
Acts xvi 16, 33, xviii. 8. And when 
Peter saw that the Holy Qhost was 
given to Cvmelius and his Mends it 
Onesrea, he did not say. Can any man 
forbid that these should be received into 
our fellowship, without anything further! 
but, " Can any man forbid water, that 
these should not be baptised, which 
have received the Holy Qhoet as well 
as we I And he commanded them tu 
be baptiied in the name of the Lord," 
Acts X. 47, 48. 

Here, then, we see dearly how John 
the Baptist, tiie Lord Jeeos Christ, and 
the apostles, preached and acted, and 
how we are, therefore, to preach and 
act ourselvea. We have, indeed, no 
to suppose that in all their dis- 
coursee baptimn was uudeviatingly in- 
troduced. We read nothing respecting 
it in our Lord's recorded sermons, and 
the epistles to the ohurches it is only 
introduced incidentally. But enou^ 
may be readily gathered from the sacr^ 
narrative to prove that ia preesing the 
gospel upon their auditors, they uni- 
formly kept it within their view, and 
urged it upon their observance. And 
in proportion as they are imitated, we 
may expect to be divindy prospered. 

thou 1 Ariae, and be baptiied, and j Let us, therefore, seriously 


nji, and in the ctrengtii of ihe divine 
grace make it our resolute determimt- 
tioii to oopj the divine guidauoe with 
the lUMt sciupuloufl esactnees ; and in 
pToportioa as Jeeui ia oonnatentlj 
honoured, we ihali, onqueetionabl; 
experienoe hie moat high and hoi; 

approbation, and oar miniatiy will be 
■uoeeeded b; himaelf with a divine 
proapeiity, in correepondenoe with hie 
meet laored pleasure and, sooner or 
later, to our moBt perfect aatiaEMtion. 
TrafalgaT Square, Pteibam, 
March 3, 1819. 


Bi oxx wao HAS wiTHEMxn OK FKUt tuuu. 

From the Neie York Reeorder. 

The heav7 raiiu have come. Dark 
daja are viaiting the sunn; land where 
the Bnddhiata pray — praj, prostrating 
tkeraselvee at the ehrine of Qaudama. 
Kow the idolatrous heathen, with Iheir 
children, gather about the miosionarj 
b«uid, asking for the Chriatian'e Ood, 
and wiabing to become disciples. In 
the eompanj of inquirers maj be seen 
whole fomilies of all ages. The man or 
the woman of iizty is as totally igno- 
rant of the first piiuciplee of the gospel, 
at the tmalleat ohild among them; they 
are idl alike to be taught everything, 
h'ow the rows of bomhoo-huta have 
occupants assigned to tiatii of them, and 
the sdiool-Tooms are filled, and the 
arduous task of enlightening the rude 
natives is commenoed. The pale nua- 
iionary, with enfeebled health, nerves 
himself for his labour. He visits their 
hooaes daily, supplying their wants, and 
trying to im|Hove thdr grovelling habits. 
Moming and evwing he preaches to 
them Uie truths of the gospel, and 
thronghout the day he teaches both the 
yeni^ and the old in the schools; he 
watches the slow progress of his pupils, 
again and again he. reiterates his in- 
■traetiona, whidi are with difficulty 
comprehended; bat he does not despair, 
and for a dreary, rainy six months con- 
tinues bis duties, confined to the busy 
bumdratn of a eohool-rown, witii but 

little to encourage or support him ; yet 
he finds not in all this his ehitf tritdi. 
He loves his work, he learns to love the 
days, and when he has a few 
' release from his almost 
oeaseless toils, he may admire the ever- 
ohsngiog clouds, which, during the 
rainy season, assume every variety of 
form and hue — now dark and threaten- 
ing, and again gorgeous in their drapery 
of crimson and gold. At times the 
sky reveals more gloiious sunsets than 
ever graced the horiion of Italy or 
Qreeoci red, purple, violet, lilac, yellow, 
and azure, are frequently seen extend- 
ing quite to the zenith, and varying 
from the darkest to the lightest shade. 
During the monsoon the reedy bamboo 
bends towards the descending sun, the 
orange and citron groves rustle and 
shake in the wind, while the thundering 
tempest rises as if from out the deep 
sea. He watches the moments between 
showers, and seeks exercise in the open 
air; if he chances to walk too Ux and 
is completely dreoobed before he re- 
turns to his home, it is better than to 
stay within ; and tiiis he r^ards no 

When deep darkness descends upon 
the hills thickly covered with pagodas 
and idol temples, and upon the rich 
green valleys redolent with the dewy 
perfume of eastern flowen, the mission- 



t,Tf may go t« hia pillow and repow in 
aafetj. Not now aa when our bdored 
pioneer felt the priaon chains, and his 
"ministering angel," eleeplesa and alone, 
tremUed for the robber's footsteps; nor 
jet as when she— 

«tart«d &t the fieroe tiger's howl or fled 
from the battle-plain. No, God has 
done great things for us since those 
perilons times ; now the noble Britons 
are there, and the tawnj sepoys* are 
there. The nightly pan^ (ooonter- 
ngnl) is given, and withont it none 
pass throughout those guarded groaods- 
True the missionary has not a carpeted 
floor, nor rich drapery, nor high-walled 
apartments, nor the soft shading tattioe; 
•ave his simple mosketoe-net, the low 
dene-le»f roof is his only canopy. Yet 
it is all he needs, and as the heavy 
runs &11 upon it they serre as muaio 
to lull him to sleep ; so this proves no 

Eii table is spread, not with luxuries 
of American soil, but with dishes and 
fruits sDch as he never tasted in his 
native land-, yet he soon aoquiret a 
relish for them, as Ibey are good and 
wholesome ; so that all tliii change u 
tto great trial. 

But the heavy rains pass away and 
the olondlesi sky and sunny days re- 
turn. Now the school-rooms are 
vacated, the bamboo-huts left tenant- 
less, and the natives are scattered ; 
some have gone to their rice-fields, 
some to their jungle homes, and some 
(the native assiBtants) have gone to 
preach the precions gtopel to the desti- 
tute. Now the pale misnonary may be 
seen looking up his boat, and gathering 
supplies for a jonmey. Soon he, too, is 
in the jungle, going from village to 
village to visit and strengthen the 
churches. He has weaiy days and 

nights of peril, exposed to the "peati- 
lenoe that walketh in darkness, and the 
destmotion that wasteth at noon-day," 
He goes forth with medidnes, physidan 
to the body as well as to the soul ; he 
listens to every tale of diatrees, and, if 
possible, applies a remedy. Tet thia 
he does with oheerfiilness, remembering 
that " it is enough for the servant, that 
he be as his Uaster;" so that in all 
these arduous toils he finds not hia 
ehi^ triaU. 

Tean pass away, and still the mis- 
sionary is at his post, patiently hammer- 
ing at the flinty rook of heathenism, 
which remuns almost as onbroken and 
as hage as when he commenced. Tme, 
he has some trophies of his toils, his 
prayers, and his tears, which will one 
day gem the crown of his rgoicing ; 
yet the great maaB—the teeming mil- 
lions are still going up, with undimin- 
ished seal, to their temples, where — 

" "NHth tba Idol't itoiif ejt. 

Be looks on all this with anking 
health, and with the secret measuring 
of his wnry, exiled life ; and he makes 
the anxious inquiry, " When will the 
heathen be turned into the ways of thy 
testimony, and the watchmen see eye 
to eye t Who will take my place when 
lamdeadt Who wiU keep tiiese lamba 
from the windings of error )" And if 
there be no echoing voice, " Here am i, 
send me," from the land of [denty — 
tkitjOh, thUiaa trial i 

"He tcHlscND, unnoticed and unknown 
by the world, and almost forgotten by 
the church which aenl him cut, and in 
whose service he is wasting, drop by 
drop, the crinwon current of ltl!&** 
The piercing thought eomsa home that 
his dearest friends have (brgotten him; 
if they pray for him he knows it not ; 
he seldom even hears from them ; a 
strag^ing letter may now and thm 
rsMdi him— but ah, it was writt«n long 



■ga! «nd doea not breathe the love 
iritioh his own he&rt cheruhes. And 
be deem* it too true, thst hearta flrmlf 
nuitecl by offeotioii'B ties, eo tridely and 
■0 long eepented, nutj become At iut 
UCra^fftd, — and thU it a trial. 

The pkMu Oagood, on en errand of 
meftif, wee once walking alone, near 
mki-daT, orer the eaxidj plains of India, 
when, said be, "I Boddenlj sb^ped, 
being almost wearied ont, and a^ed 
idtkI^ ■ Who sees me throngh all this 
toil? Who wiU thank mel' Hj 
answering heart said, /fo one/ Peiitaps, 
the hardened BnrmeM maj, at a fotare 
period, rgoioe because of mj labours; 
hot there is no one tiiat appreciates 
them now. I stand here alone npon 
Uteae wide reaching plains, as a 
speck in immensity. On the one hand 
are inMminabte jun^ea and millions 
of natina ; on the other ia ' old ooean,' 
with its fifteen thousand miles separat- 
ing me from mj kindred. But m; 
tnind was dark oulj for a moment, then 
a Moret Toioe whiapered, ' Mj witness 
is in heaven, and mj record is on 
high !' " Indeed he was in one sense 
utteriif alone in the midst of that rast 
nmltitnde. Natives are not kindred 
s|Mrita; years of assooiation and fa- 
railiaritj with than do not take awaj 
the nnoiviliied expression and manner. 
CoDtinaed effort must be made to pre- 
lent truths, moral and divine, in a 
manner ad^tted to their oominehen' 
tion; at the same time the miseionaiT 
stmgglee to keep from degenerating to 
a level with the heathen, to maintain 
the character which he poewsaed when 
first he entered upon his waA ; and 
that too withofrt the aid of dviliied 
•ode^ and elevated asBociatdons, the 
worth of which he never knew until 
eiolnded from their influence. Snrel; 
theae privations prove a trud. 

Bnrmab has no schools or advantages 
for the child of oiviliied and Christian 
parrals. For how can mlMkmariea, 

who onoe had a home in hi4>pf Ameri- 
ca, aee the deareet object of their love 
trained in the whj» of heathenism } 

" Til gnntad. ud no plilnar tnlh ippsui. 

ABi thK>g«b llb'i Ubyilslh bold! Cut tht clu 
nu (dixaUlaB glm ha./alt at tmt." 

Hence comes the Hem necessity for 
sending their ohildren to America to be 
eduoated — henoe cones the separation 
worse than death I Oh, for lango^e 
to express the mother's anguish, when 
she commits her ohildren to the winds 
and waves of the bithleas sea, and the 
uncertain guardianship of strangers 1 
Alas i I cannot describe that which 
nothing else is like. The beloved and 
lamented Mrs. Comstock oould only saj, 
when she kissed her little ones for the 
last time, and sent them to the ship, — 
" My Saviour, I do thia for thee." The 
pious and beloved Mrs. Maaon passed 
through the same ; and others who are 
still toiling on lucoesBfully upon the 
dark shores of Bnrmah, have passed 
through the same fiery trudt. " Oh," 
said a lather in that distant land to 
one who was trying to comfort him in 
his desolation, " spare, spare me the 
poor common words of condolence, you 
who have never felt a other's love. 
My ohildren are gone ! Never more 
shall I hear titeir innocent prattle in 
these wild jungle wastes. Leave me 
alone in my grief till the tempest ia 

These are IriaU that b^gar descrip- 

And that father was then the only 
missionary in all Arracan, where he 
had won his thousands to our exalted 
B«deemer. Then and there, too, he 
learned by sad experienoe that death, 
robbing him of hia only earthly solace, 
is doubly dreadful to the lone mission' 
aiy. Who can tell the depths of that 
gloom which pthored around his aoli- 


tary dweUing, when night oune uid 
found him the only mtcher bj the 
corpse of his beloved companion 
Weeping uttiTes crowded round and 
beot in silent reverence, but no dvilixed 
face was there, no brother, no a: 
nor kiudred there to mingle their t«ara, 
and perform the last ead rites. His 
own hands had oloaed her ejea in death, 
and straightened her limbs for the 
grave, and there he buried her alone, 
beneath the sheltering bamboo and the 
thick palra. 

I would now nj what I so much 
wish to urge upon the friends of eastern 
misaions. Rouse up and keep alive 
jour STmpathies for the miaaionarj in 
he&then lands. Write to him frequent! j 
and at stated times — write to him whe- 
ther TOur letter meets one in return or 
not. Remember his precious time, bia 
enfeebled healtb, his increaring cares, 
and his short and toilsome life; remem- 
ber that to alt the endearing interests 
of his native land he is buried alive in 
a deep, dismal tomb, lighted onlj bj 
the friendly raja of jour communica- 
tions ; remember that, except by letter, 
missionaries take no time to viut 
friends, or receive tbeir visits in return. 

Hissionaries dearly prize letters &om 
tbeir early friends, as the following will 
show : — " There is an arrival ! Ameri- 
can colours are flying from a ship that 
is waiting the tide in the Balwen below 
VM !" These welcome words were heard 
in a foreign land ; and no sooner was 
the signal given than two of the mis- 
sionaries shouldered th^ oars, and with 
quickened step proceeded to the wharf, 
unchained their boat, and put off for 
the ship. A few hours' row, from the 
hand of the well-accustomed natives, 
brought them alongside the American 
white-winged messenger. The common 
salutations were passed, and then the 
letter-bag was given. This being done, 
the boat waa at once despatched to oon- 
viy the precious gema speedily to the 

expectant group on shore. On thie 
occasion the venerable Judson took up 
a letter addressed to himaelf in a well- 
known hand, which a»ured him it was 
from a never-&iling oorrespondent, 
hastily broke the seal, and bent over it 
with intense interest. I watched his 
coontenance ; his eye one moment 
flashed with delight, the neit it twam 
in tears — tears of joj I knew, for hia 
whole face showed what chords of sym- 
pathy had been touched, and what high 
and holy emotions were pasnng witlun. 
At length be dropped the letter, and 
turning to me, said, " That letter haa a 
good big slice of sympathy in it, but 
my dear good friend has laid it down 
wh^e it does not belong. However, I 
know where it does belong," and laying 
his hand on his breast, be aaid, " I will 
put it on there. During roy thirty 
years' toil in Burmah my trials ha^ 
never been of an outward nature, save 
the first two or three years. It is not 
what we eat, or drink, or wear, nor the 
house we occupy, nor the labour we 
perform, that makes this a land of 
trials^ that is, not more so than is oom- 
mon to the lot of mortals. It is thia 
utter moral desolation which you see — 
these millions without the bible, with- 
out oiviliaation, in the place of which 
thej have everjthing that is repulsive 
nature. The real trials of mis- 
verj little known athome; 
but," he continued, lajing his hand 
upon the letter, "I ^preciate such 
sympathy and such kindness. The pure 
pearls are there, and Qod knows what 
they mean too." 

The devoted Mason writes from Ta- 
voy, after seventeen years of bithful 
labour and signal suooess both among 
the Burmese and the Karens : — " There 
is no class of people who value Chris- 
tian sympathy so highly as missionaries, 
and that because exiled aa they are 
from every pleasant association of their 
aaily Uvea, there i* no olaaa that so 

macli need it. UiseioiiArieB jirofeu to 
b* ChriBtUnB, Wt the7 make no pre- 
taisiiHu to be tUAaa ot philosophera." 
In speaUng of a gift from a friend in 
Amerioa, he nja, " It ia a proof of aym- 
pathf from one who«e prajera have 
dene much more for me than hia dollars 
ever cho, though he should become as 
rich as John Jacob Astor. I would 
willinglj credit the propertr to the 
Board, oould I wcuretiie remembrance. 
A ifild flower from j'our green hilU 
Gtagiant with the breath of Christian 
•Trnpathy, would be as acceptable to 

And now, will je not, friends of 
micsioii*, remember these self-deDjing 
labourera in a foreign field 1 Will je 

ICTS. 213 

not send them from time to time, along 
with jour gold, the written pledges of 
jour nndiminished affections ? Thej 
are worth j. And the missionarj dearlj 
vklues the friends of his earlj dajs ; 
he thinks of them all as being the verj 
same aa when he left them ; and when 
thej, one after another, rise in imagi'- 
nation before him, he can moat tmlj 

Remember, then, the lone miEsionaiy. 
His stout heart fears not the dangers of 
the jungle, nor the treachery of a hea- 
then foe ; but he shrinks from the 
thought that he is neglected and for- 
gotten bj those who have promised 
him a home in their affections, their 
Bjmpathies, and their prajers. 



Hbbsohbll'b powerful telescope disco- 
vered fixed stars, at immeasurable dis- 
tances bejond anj andentlj known. 
Beside these, there appeared manj dis- 
tant and filmj masaes. It was, at first, 
modeetlj auggeeted that thej might be, 
■nd then it was fearleaslj maintained 
thai thej were, masses of nebula, or 
wotids in different stages of condenav 
tioo toward soliditj. On this slender 
bads, an elaborate work was oonstruoted, 
entitled, " Testiges of Creation." The 
drift of it was to show, that the popular 
ideas of creation were all a dream. That 
b iact, there was bo such thing. That 
our world, as all worlds, was originallj 
an impalpable gas, which, being gradu- 
allj oondeosed, succesairel j developed the 
fish, the reptile, the qoadniped, and 
man. Credolitj of larger swallow than 
this demanded, superstition never de- 
rired. Tet it was put forth with a show 
of learaing and inductive reasoning. 

Manj believed and r^oiced ; it seemed 
to flatter their pride, and to sanction 
their irreligion. Manj were troubled 
for the interests of their faith, and won- 
dered " whereunto this would grow." 
But, lo ! a larger telescope discovered 
that all was baseless and vain. The 
nebulous maBses were found to be solid 
worlds, and the nebular theory vanished 
into thin air. 

The most ancient of etisting religions 
are Brahminism and Bndhism. These 
have had their temples over wide coun- 
tries, and through long ages; and at 
their bidding, countiess multitudes have 
paid their trustfiil homage, lavished 
their richest oblations, and even sacri- 
ficed their lives. When carefully con- 
sidered, they are found to have had a 
common origin and character with the 
religions of Sgjpt and Babjlon. The 
Greeks and Romans evidently derived 
their relij^ from these last. Essen- 



tially, theirs was but one religion, a sort 
of puitlieigni, Bjmbolized and adorned. 
nijeioal facta and prinoiplei were im- 
personated before the eye in Ejnjbolic 
form, and mixed up with the historical 
memorials of each particular nation. 
Thejr expressed the fiiU amount of phy- 
Bioal science which the learned could 
boast ; and as the scientific were quite 
as mnoh addicted to imt^nation as to 
reflection, they were satisfied. The 
multitude were ignorant, enslaved, and 
credulous. The; only needed somethinK 
to impress their senses, and to leave 
room for the play of their devotional 
instincts. Thej had neither the in- 
dination to ask for eridence, nor the 
capacity to judge it Their religion 
never challenged investigation, and 
never underwent it. Its pretensions 
were local and tolerant. It thundered 
no denunciations over disobedience and 
unbelief, but it quietly assumed its ea- 
premacy by its flattery and kindness. 
Each person was satisfied with his own 
religion, and respected that of his neigh- i 
bonr. Every one ssid. Mine suits me, i 
and yours suits you. The result was, ' 
that no religion was put to the test, 
either of reason or persecution. And ' 
when it had gradually taken its place in 
the popular mind and manners, who 
would think of questioning it 1 No ^ 
oonviction existed, and tiiere was no- 
thing to produce a conviction, that the [ 
religion of the country should be tried, 
whether true or false. Some condemned 
the Homeric representations of the 
gods, as d^rading or &Ise, but no one 
denied the gods themselves. Even 
Socrates, the most enlightened and con- 
scientioas amongst the Qreeks, practised 
and applauded the popular worship. Art 
and power had exerted all their re- 
sources to adorn and honour it. Archi- 
tecture had reared its temples, sculpture 
had formed its statues, and painting 
had given a glowing life to its most 
beautifttt and awfol conceptions^ Bank 

and wealth, learning and valour, had 
paid it th«r profonndest homage. Fbilo- 
Bophers from the academy or the grove, 
magistrates from the senate-house, con- 
querors from the battle field, and mcn- 
archs from their thrones, had gone to 
the temple, to bum incense on its altars, 
and to consecrate their treasures at its 
shrine. Who would wish, or dare to 
question such a religion 1 

A questioner did appear. A plain, 
despised, and hated gospel, led on by a 
few Jewish peasants, did ask, at length, 
by what authority it reigned. The old 
religion was then in the plenitude of its 
power and glory. It nuiDtled itself in 
its beauty and might. When quee- 
tioned, it was angry and threatened, 
while it sharpened its sword, and kindled 
its fires. Tet, in spite of all, men saw 
it was confounded so soon as it was 
confronted. It was dumb, and sickened 
and died : and where is the religion of 
Rome and Athens now 1 In another 
form, it is being questioned again in 
India. It has every advantage, which 
learning and influence and subtlety and 
secular interest can give, and yet it 
g^ns nothing, but it loses ground every 
■ day. Its suttee fires are extinguished, 
its pilgrims stopped, its temples aban- 
doned, its deluded multitudes are turn- 
ing to another faith, and the wisest of 
its votaries despair of saving it from 
[ ruin. It i^ the grand mark of super- 
stition, that if it is cast into the furnace 
of trial it is consumed. 

Its growth was most rapid, and its 
form colossal Its millions of believera 
may be reckoned from the western coast 
of Africa to the wall of China and the 
Indian sea. How was this empire 
reared 1 At least, there is nothing 
miraculous in its history. 

Mahomet was a man of great talents 
and undaunted courage. By birth and 
he was connected with the 



nott poirerful men of his country. Bis ' 
immediate predecessor had been the 
princes of theii tribe. The people to 
whom he preached were ignonint and 
EUperetitious ; and he himself made it 
a merit that he could neither read nor 
write. They were idolatrous, and need- 
ed a purer iikith ; they were corrupt, 
•nd susceptible of religious alarm ; they 
were dirided and litigious, and ready 
for party feuds. The prophet had tra- 
velled, and from Jews and CbriatiBiiB 
had acquired some valuable ideas, and 
these he embodied in bis own glowing 
eloquenoe. The reason and consciences 
of many were prepared to admit and 
admire the great truth, that there is 
but one Ood. The only difficulty lay in 
persuading them that Mahomet was His 
prophet. For this he toiled long and 
hard, and almost in vain. His early 
converts were a few of his own relatives. 
They evidently cherished political aspr- 
tations as well as religious convictions, 
and their vanity sympathized with the 
ambition of their kinsman. If Mahomet 
and his followers were often persecuted, 
he wss as often protected by his power- 
ful kindred. After his celebrated flight, 
his followers betook themselves to arms. 
Till he guned his first victory in battle, 
he had no great influence. Afterwards, 
it required only the hope of plunder and 
licentioumesa in this worid, and of a 
sensual paradise hereafter, to allure the 
burning sons of the desert to join his 
standard. Everywhere, and always, the 
Eoian has been introduced, and en- 
forced by the scimitar. It never at- 
tempted to win its nay by an apostleship 
of conviction and love. To a corrupt 
and tiniid age, it proposed the alterna- 
tive of death or Islamism, and thus 
it prevvled. The Hahomedan never 
dreamt of peaceful missions. Chris- 
tianity has its mismonaries and its con- 
verts in nearly all Mahoroedan lands ; 
but when the Moslem sheathes his sword, 
he does not think of conflict or victory. 

Mahomedaniam cannot bear the fiery 
trial. It was once in supreme power in 
Spain, but having been dethroned and 
persecuted, not a vestige of it can be 
found there. Yet in the very heart of 
Turkey and Egypt, even an enfeebled 
and corrupted form of Christianity has 
lanaged to survive. At this hour, the 
sword of Islam is held by a paiucd 
hand, and falls hack powerless from the 
Christian's shield. The crescent of the 
prophet pales and wanes before " the 
Sun of righteousness." 


Survey all the world's religions and 
philosophies, and you will find that, on 
the excellence of this, they are as silent 
the grave. The beat of the Greeks 
never number it among the virtues. 
Nay, the whole scheme of their morality 
was at war with it. They recognized no 
basis on which it could rest, desired no 
issues to which it could be applied. The 
admission of it would have disproved 
their arguments, and destroyed their 
motives. They must have renounced 
their imagined rights, and endangered 
their imagined interests. To the Chris- 
tian, nothing is more obvious in the 
character of Socrates, than his pride. 
To his accusers and judges, he is not 
only haughty, but scornful. Yet, Gen- 
tile antiquity exhibits no one better 
than he. When Horace describes hia 
just and heroic man, it is easy to see 
that the least infusion of humility would 
destroy the strength and glory of the 
character. Even the isolated Jews were 
scornful of all beside. All nations were 
in their eyes, heathens, sinners, and 
dogs. The Pharisees, who were the 
most religious, were the proudest of all. 
Even where the gospel is proclaimed, it 
is astonishing to observe, how slowly 
and partially pride is overcome. Pro- 
fessedly Christian countries discover 
their heathenism more in this, than in 
all beride. The titles, honours, po»- 

216 EXTB 

aessioos, and punuitB of nearly all ap- 
pear to be but an elaborate expoaiCian 
of that " pride of life, nhich is uot of 
the Father, but of the world." Even 
those hearts which hare felt the power 
of vital godliness, are iritb difficulty 
purged from this polluting epirit It 
is comparatirel; easy to indulge bene- 
volenoe, parity, and devotion, but veiy 
hard to be "clothed with humility." 
No ; though it is so good, so reasonable, 
and BO neoesaarj for us, jet men's eyes 
were holden that they did not see it. 
If the Infinite Intelligence had not re- 
vealed it, we should not have discovered 
it. If the infinite Buthority had not 
enjoined it, we should never have en- 
joyed it. This, then, is the gift of God. 
We embrace the book which uufolds it, 
and the Saviour who displayed it, as 
sent from the realms of unfading glory 
to guide us thither. 

the outward worid. The life that comei 
from God cannot bear "any thing that 
defileth." It is the lever of our social 
atate. Multitudes, who daily share the 
countless advantages and comforts of 
cleanly habite, little think from what 
Bouroe the purifying waters have flowed. 

Vice is everywhere filthy. The saying 
is as true as it is quaint, " deanliness 
Is next to godliness." It is so, not 
merely in the order of importanoe, but 
in the order of time. They act and re- 
act upon each other. All testimonies 
agree in affirming that there is scarcely 
any thing more distinctive of pagan- 
ism than its love of dirt. Catholicism, 
which ia bat one remove from paganism, 
shows much of this disgusting character, 
vrhetber its votaries sun themselvee in 
the streets of Naples, or crouch on tbe 
mud floor of an Irisb cabin. If a 
fomily is reached by the influence of 
tbe gospel, you may see the effects of it 
in their dotfaee, and on tbe floor of their 
house. The Dutch are the cleanest 
people in tbe world, and at the time 
when that habit was formed, they were 
tbe most entirely Protestant, and the 
most entirely Christian. Such were the 
Puritans, and such always have been 
the Quakers. The inwarid purity loves 
to shadow itaelf forth in sympathy with 

Tbe first great French revolution 
was regarded, by thoughtful men, simply 
as a political phenomenon, which might 
accom^di^ for France what political 
changes can effect. But others regarded 
it Bs a social regeneration, and tbe pre- 
cursor of a French millennium. How 
grievous was the disappointment. It 
promised truth, but brought forth 
chicanery ; it promised freedom, but it 
ended in despotism. It gave assurance 
of love, but it let loose the furies ; and 
I it proclaimed a brotherhood of universal 
I charity, and equal happiness, but it 
! became a concentrated horror and crime, 
till the streets ran down with blood, and 
men sat in their several dwellings petri' 
fied with terror. It was tbe grand 
product of infidelity and sin. Man had 
banished all true religion, and did not 
love either truth or holiness. Civiliza- 
tion and learning, sdenoe and art, were 
there, but the one thing essential was 
wanting, and that was the love and fear 
of Qod. Christiaoity has been tried, and 
not disproved. 


It is delightful to contemplate what 
numbers have lived and died in the bith 
of Christ. £acb of theee has been, and 
is, a solemn witnees for the goepeL 
Multitudes now on earth, and countless 
millions gathered together in heaven, 
&om all generations, during these last 
eighteen hundred years, combine their 
testimony. They embraced its doctrines, 
reposed on its promisei^ obeyed its laws, 
and exemplified its spirit It was the 
source and the distinctiim of tbor 


spiritual life. It found them in moet 
disMmilar drcunutances, and yet blessed 
them alL Some were naked savages, in 
bnitieh ignorance, and loathsome degra- 
dation ; and others were blessed with all 

the energies and refinement and luxuries i 
of cirilization and learning. Some were : 
dares under the lash, and in thedungeon ; 
and others were free aa the air tliej 
breathed. Amongst them were philo- 
sophers who could traverse the region of | 
the stars, and peasants who could but < 
iiDperfectlf utter their mother tongue ; 
monarcha who lived in palaces and aat 
on thrones, and beggars who pined in 
the hovel or on the dunghill ; children ' 
whose first accents were in hyrana of 
praise to Jesus ; and hoarj-headed stn- 
nen who, bowing beneath the weight of 
jreais and crimes, came to Christ for | 
the stay of their last days on earth, and ' 
then for a mercitiil admission into 
heaven. Some of them sought the 
Saviour when prosperity smiled, and 
health was strong, and many happy 
years appeared before them ; hut others 
came to him when every earthly treasure 
had been plundered, when every hope 
in time was blighted, when disease and 
pain had dried up all consolation, and 
when the terrors of d^th and judgment 
luumed in upon the guilty and despair- 

ing soul. And all were saved and 
blessed. They trusted the gospel wholly, 
and drew upon it largely, for nothing 
else could help them. They lived in it, 
and by it. They entered its profoundest 
secrets, and tested its very essence. Yet 
they have never denied its truth, or 
depreciated its worth ; but like the 
qaeen of Shcba, they have confessed that 
the half of its glory had not been told. 
They iiave been as spiritual spies to track 
and examine the land of promise. If 
we ask them they will tell us that it is 
a goodly land, and flows with milk and 
honey. Some, indeed, there have been 
who have brought an evil report upon 
it, but it is well known that they have 
never really seen it. They never loved 
or trusted or obeyed the Saviour. They 
reproaoh the banquet which they are 
too carnal to taste, and condemn the 
service, of which indeed they wore the 
li rery, but never received the wages, nor 
ei^oyed the honour. As for the real 
followers of Jesus, they encompass us as 
a mighty cloud, a multitude whom no 
man can number, ten thousand times 
ten thousand out of every kindred and 
tribe and people. They sing their song 
of triumph and gratitude. Their " voice 
is as the voice of many waters, and as 
the sound of mighty thunders." 

From " Ht/mm and Thought* for (he Ski and Londy" 

m the light of lh> Vdrld : ha tUil folbnth me ihill not nlk in dtrkotu, bal ihiU \a.i* 
the light of lift." — John *iii. 12. 

Vulib inil fldi inv, 
Wllh Intb'l.lerDiln;^ 

Biica, Dur uoli with WffA to bl.;.(. 
Abd brlghm liuir* brlnfi I 

I Hw the lUD »rl 



«lb lu nj 

Qnw ISTtlJ In D 


nut wblota b«fon 

no buulj ihu 

To mj bcdondil 


Now ■mnlild u ir 

■Hh llgbt iB 


And ib«H In « 


Tba nuitad I how tub illnini 


Befon » brlgbt 

ud clw. 

.nd p.l.rbr 


twui dnw n 



f I 5 4 

itTii.l— 15. 
iTii. 16-34. 

I TliMwloniana ii. 

1 TbuHloii 
Numlvn >i 
I Thctulon 

t Cot i 36—31, iL 
Numbcir hit. 
1 CoriDtbiui* iiL 
Deuttranonj L 
I CotiathUnt W. 




I Corinthiuii T. 
DnitCRniDinjr ili. 
1 CorinUuMii ri. 
DtntcronoaiT it. 1 — 40. 
I Corinthiin* ni. 1—24. 
Dcnteronoio; *. 
1 Corinthlini tU. IS— 40. 
DtnUroDDnij tl 
1 Corinlhiuii iriii. 
DtnfcroDDiiiT til, tiii. 
1 ix. 

1 Corinthno* >. 

tiind.T Schr 
Jaha r>. 1--^, 2 King. xvii. 34— < 
Moan Kli, 10 m. put 3, momin;. 
MdOQ riif I, 53 m put 12, .ftirDDon. 
Moan HHt. 3 m. put 2, nflcmwD. 
Bapliat Inrii ConiniLtH, 6, ercning. 
Moon «t^ 17 m, put 4, morning. 
Vinut (picndid in tlie *e«l io cTeniog. 
Moon Hta, «4 m put 4, momins. 
Moon riKi 2! m. put 4. tiiaaaoo. 
The d.; c^lcd Good Friday. 
Moon nwa, 30 m. put 5, enning. 
Moon lel., 10 m. put 5. raotoiog. 
PuU Aloon^ 50 m, put 3, .fttirnooD. 

Snnd.T School B 

nion LesMn 


iv. 31-54 

a Kin™ IT. 

The d>7 called Eutfr Hood. 


<iKt, 49 n 



,. Building 

put 7, moti 


put 7, morn 




S. V. Luke 

cr, 8 m. put 


put U, lam 

on riwfc 33 Rl 


ptiil Hora< Mtuon Commi 


Moon ictB, 19 m. nut 12, nnoD. 
Pnyer mKling, Moorgata Strctt, at 11. 
UcT.J.Shcrtnan'i ta tor B. Miu.,8Dtnvch. 
Baptilt Union mnU u 10 at Miirion Ho. 
SeT.W.Brock'iKr.fnrB. IrUh So. , WfighHo. 
Moon riK., 31 m. put 4, mnixing, 
Moon (cta, S m. put 7, cTcnicg. 

SoDd.]' School Union LcHona. 
LuktT.l— ll,Harlii.I6— 20,23ijn.Ti.l-l». 
Mating of lubKrihtra to Bap Iriih Soc 
AnnuBrMEttini; of Bipliit Home Miiaoa. 
Ueeting of luhicribcn Io Ban. Mi>t. 8oc. 
Aonaal MntiDfi of Baplial Iriah SodrlT. 
Annoal Meet, of Bible Tnni. Soc. [di. 
Annnd Meet, of B. MiM. So., EieKr HaU. 
AnDDat meeting of Uanaerd Koollf > Son, 
Adjonrntd Mcctg. of Bap. Mua. 8oc, (Ten 
MoonKti,.! 19, night. 
"- - Kta, 33 m. purl 1 
Repeal of Trit & 

SS.V. LukeiT.33-44,Marki.40,ii.l— 12, 
tf oan'i fint Duvter [2 King) H. 

Moon leli, lit m. pul 1, moning. 
178S, Wubiugtoo mi^ pnndml oTC. St. 


at£m«iU a/ PrindpUt on Iht SpiriluBtUg 
eftitt ffett TnlamtrH CJnureh. given in lo 
lit Pret PrMihgltry of AbenUtn, bg dt- 
tkr» (^ laid Pretbgln^, en 2Blh April, 
IS48. mih rehlive Docimtnti, Stemd 
EdUion, teilh Prtfact and Appandix. 
Bf AlbxaDDKB AnDebboh, lalg Minitter 
tf the Frea Church, Old Aberdetn. 
Edioburgh : J. JahnBlone. 8to., pp. 61. 

Aataer, in £A»rl Compatt, lo Mr. Andtr- 
mt't Stalement, giotn in lo (A» Fret Pra- 
(y((fy <tf Aberdeen, April 2A, 1848. Ay 
Sertital^r. Aberdeen : DaTidun. pp. 8. 

Rtvita q/ Ihe PreeeedingM qf the Free 
PreA^lery aj Aberdeen in lite eaie of Ihe 
Rte. Mr. A nderion i including a Repig 
lo Ih* .ArgumenU advanced in faxour <tf 
Infenl BapHim. With an Appendix In 
repig lo Scntlalor. Aberdeen : Murdoch. 
Ediobuifh : Innet. l2tno., pp. 36. 

Did Jesus Chriit intend U> eatablisfa 
inititations tdspted to draw into hit 
visible cburch all who could be induced 
to bear the Christian name, or institu- 
tioDt calculated to render the church a 
oompanj of genuine believers, willing 
to nbtnit to bia authority unreservedly 1 
Tbia ia a question of great practical 
importance to all wbo have any part in 
the administration of bis kingdom. 
tt is obvious that he had before bim 
the ^oice of tiro principles : he might 
malce bis church large and imposing to 
the view of mankind, or be might make 
it smaller and less magnificent, but 
more united in heart and effective, bj 
confining it to sincere and determined 
adherents. In his discourses be was 
accustomed to teach that no man could 
be bis disciple who did not prefer him 
to father, mother, wife, children, breth- 
ren, sisters, houses, lands, or life itself, 
and to caution his hearers not to pro- 
fen to be his followers till they had 

connted the cost ; but what was tha 
tendency of his institutional Would 
they attract the half-hearted, the luki»< 
warm, the worldly, or would they repel 
them t If we look at the practice of 
the nominal church, we shall find that 
its aim has always been to bring into 
the fold as many as possible. When 
Romanian was dominant, to extend the 
boundaries of the ohuroh by the sword, 
was the occupation of the most devout 
princes, and historians were taught to 
speak with exultation of the vanquished 
thousands who reluctantly submitted to 
baptism. National churches are all 
formed on the principle of including in 
the number of acknowledged Christians 
the whole population. Psdobaptist 
churches, however they may diflfer from 
each other, agree in this, that they ad- 
minister what they term the initiatory 
ordinance to some who neither consent 
to the sign nor approve of the thing 

Believer's baptism and infant baptism 
(»nnot both have proceeded from one 
wise lawgiver. The latter may have 
been regarded by some of its advocates 
as supplementary to the former, but the 
tendency of the two practices ia as 
different as the teadcn<7 of any two 
institutions can be. Believer's baptism 
ia a personal profession of futh ; infant 
baptism supersedes such profession by 
putting the badge on the individual 
while he is in a state of unconscious- 
ness. Believer's baptism tends to keep 
out of the church all who are not suffi- 
ciently decided and earnest to perform 
an overt act indicating their adhesion 
to Christ ; infant baptism facilitates the 
entrance of such into the church, bj 
performing the act of adhesion for them 
onawarea. Believer's baptism puts tha 



convert into this powtion, — he must 
either perform a significant act or vir- 
tuallj dcnj his faith ; infant baptisn) 
prevents bis ever being put into that 
position, the act having been professedly 
performed for him before he was a be- 
liever. Believer's baptism is a wall, 
which he who is determined to enter 
within the sacred precincts must scale ; 
infant baptism is an inclined plane, over 
which he maj be carried while he ia 
asleep, and afterwards awake and find 
that it is done. 

Mr. Anderson, who hss been escom- 
municated bj the General Assembly of 
the Free Church for hia profession of 
baptist opinions, and in conformity with 
those opinions has siibseqaently been 
immersed at Aberdeen,* has illustrated 
with much acuteneas of perception the 
spiritual chamcter of the Kew Testa- 
ment church, in a document which he 
laid before the presbytery to which he 
belonged. In the days of Henry of 
Exet«r and William of Glasgow, it may 
be difficult to fix pablie attention on 
such a case as Mr. Anderson's, whose 
offence is of a chatacter, we fear, which 
will deprive him of the sympathy of 
dissenting newspapers in general, and 
of many of the loudest advocates for 
liberty. If interest on his behalf be 
excited any where it will be among the 
readers of the Baptist Magazine; and 
many of them will be as ready to hail 
him to their fellowship as the ministers 
of the Free Church were to cast him 
out. Alas, for human nature ! What 
must angels think of us ! If they ever 
wish to see new illustnitions of the ex- 
tent of divine condesoension as exer- 
cised towards the children of Adam, 
they must have learned by this time to 
wiug their way to some assembly of 
good and wise men met together for an 
ecdeuastical purpose. They will not 
have to tarry long, or to witness many 

,. Mmg„r«, 181S,p. 

of the proceedings of those who are 
distinguished above tb^ fellows, before 
they feel themselves prepared to retire, 
s'yingi "What is man that thou 
ehouldst magnify him !" What was 
finer than the sight of the pilgrim 
fathers embarking for the American 
wilderness, to seek that liberty of con- 
science which tbey could not find in 
Kugland) What was mor« pitiable than 
the conduct of theae men, aaaembled st 
Salem, towards Roger Williams, who had 
foUowed them on the same errand 1 
What was more impressive than the 
sight of the procession, from St. Andrew's 
church in Edinburgh to Tanfield Hall, 
of hundreds of ministers of the establish- 
ment prepared to surrender their livings 
and form a free church 1 " The head- 
ship of Christ " was their rallying cry. 
"Responsibility to Christ!" "No in- 
terposing power between oonsoienoe and 
Christ ! " But lo, five years afterwards, 
one of the number has become a baptist ! 
Chalmers is dead, but Candlish lives. 
The local court to which the accnsed is 
amenable has pronounced its acnteuce, 
depriving him not only of his office as a 
minister but of his membership also in 
their free church. Dr. Candlish movr^ 
that the sentence of the presbyterf be 
affirmed. Professions are made of pro- 
found respect for Mr. Anderson's charac ■ 
ter and esteem fir his person, but — he 
has become a liaptist The assembly 
dismiss his appeal, and affirm the judg- 
ment of the presbytery of Aberdeen, 
" declaring Mr. Alexander Anderson to 
be no longer a minister or member of 
the Free Church of Scotland." " I well 
remember," says Mr. Anderson, "the 
strongand indignant ezpresmon which he 
[Dr. Chalmers] uttered in my hearing, 
with r^ard to the attempt then made to 
debar even occa&ional fellowship with 
Christians on any other basis than that 
of absolute adherence to the West- 
minster standards, 't wonM rather 
see tbe Free Chnrch annihilated than 


that it ghonld assume ■ooh a pod- 
tion.' Those who hhw heud Dr. 
Chalmen on the sabject of occledastical 
confessions, ors &wu« that, vrith the 
most oorduJ soquiesoeDce in the doo- 
trinea of the church of Bootland, he 
freelj RTOwed his sense of the evil 
arising out of the rigid application of 
■Dcb standards as those of the West- 
minster BsaemUj, in prematurel; forcing 
upon tb« weak and advancing Christian 
riem of truth to irhich he has not 
personallT attuned, and also of the evil 
of thdr inordinate exaltation as tending 
to limit, bj formulas appropriate to 
othxr circomstancea and times, the in- 
Testigation of the infinite treasures of 
^owledge contained in the bible." We 
must not, however, blame too severely 
the administrators of the discipline. 
The fault laj not with the men but with 
the Bj^tem bj which thej are raislaved. 
So long as there ate " standards," and 
tboce standards are to limit their com- 
monion, they must in oonsistenoj per- 
form such acts as the separation of 
Mr. Anderson from their Free Church. 
But, woold it not be well for them to 
oonnder serionelj the character and 
trodencj of acts — acts of painfiil datj, 
u they term them — which their ad- 
herence to the unscriptural system of 
dcung homage to uninspired " standards " 
renders neoessaryt Let tbem also ponder 
smously two irrefragable positions, as 
they appear to us to be, which Mr. 
Anderson himself laid before them when 
he Mid, " I profess to believe and offer 
to prove: 1. That there is a solemn 
obligation upon the church, as upon the 
individual believer, to be going on unto 
perfection, and that this duty can only 
be performed by a willingness to com- 
pare our attainments and those of our 
lathers with the infallible rule of Qod'a 
word. 2. That to attribute to our &thers 
a perfiMt appcehennon of the whole will 
of Qod, and to rest in their attainments 
as DOT standard or rule, betrays as 

essentially a spirit of carnal oonfidenoe 
and pride as if we attributed a like 
perfect wisdom and purilj to ourselves." 
It is agreed on all bands that Mr 
Anderson is a man of superior erudition 
and mental vigour. It is always pleasant 
to see how such men look at subjects 
on which thdr opinions have become 
recently in accordance with our own. 
Our readers will find much to admire in 
the following propositions respecting the 
spiritual constitution of the New Teslfr- 
ment church : — 

" 1 pnfen to belteri uil offer to prara— 
■1. Tint, •ccording to tlie iotiiDatiaiu of 
Old TaUmcot Kriptnit. i cbuge wu dntiiMd 
to b( tlltcUi on tfai chRiuter of the elmreh 
roD^ercd u ■ riiiblc commgait;, nadei tba 
New Teitaincat ; uid thit, rrom being Iirgety 
compoMd of mm cmnul element*. Mid em- 
bnidng the whola of * nataral race, on tba 
cODdition of tbeir caafonnbg to in onlirud 
ritail, it u the will of Ood, that, under tha 
gofpel, the chareb collectiTelf , uid em; indi- 
nimi merober of it, ih*]! be dutiDgnUbed bj 
m. cheruter of Tuible sfdritntlltj. 

"3. That, uoirdiDgl]', God hu, nndei the 
New Teitiment, by the increued commaaici- 
tion of tbe Holj Sptrit't inSuencea to hia peo- 
ple, provided that thej >hill poawsa ■ meunra 
of joy, uid lore, uid patitj, which even under 
■ Ttrj imperfect ayatem of adnuniitntian of 
tbe Dic«ai of gncc, ordinuilj accuioDi ■ Tiiible 
diKrence belweta them and nominal Chria- 
tiani; that aud diSerence ia rrcogniaed b; 
tbem in one mother, end !a, in atnne rtapedai 
obrioaa to tbe world; and Ibat God hu Ibni 
afforded oa tha opportoiiil)' to form the church 
aecordiog to the >|uritna] pattern abown na in 

"3. That tbe ^loatlea of Chriat accordingly 
formed tbe dinrcbca ealahliabed b; them nni- 
fbrmly on tbe priodple that all thrir member* 
ahonld be diatinguighed bj a niihle apiritnalitj, 
anch aa ihonld admit of their being regaidtd 
and addreaied aa, in tbe jodgment of cbarity, 
aainti or holj pemmi." 

Other propositions on the same sub- 
ject follow these ; but we pass over 
them in order to give at greater length 
Mr. Anderson's conclurions respecting 
infant baptism. He says, — 

"Tha alaidarda of the church of Soitland 
haTiog anDonnced the genenl principle with 



mpect to th« ardinucn of bnptuin ud tha 
Lord's aapper, tlut the; tin * anU ' of ma 
interest in tbe covenuit of gnce praTionilj 

" I profeM to bdie*8 and offer to pan — 
■■ 1. That i^d alududi muotua thli prin- 
ciple M farauhioc the rnle ud nnul for the 
baptum of iobnti, ucriUng to ill tba cbiUres 
of trot bclicren a luttbnghl iotemt in the 

onlf of inch u profeu Ihcir failh in Christ and 
tn mcmbtn of tba nsblc church ire (o be 
Iwplind ; th«t (b« mudc principle u held in 
the Calriniitic churches hm been tignificuitlf 
affirmed by the ijnod of Dort, in Iheir decid- 
ing iguoet the biptiim of »iich children. Wing 
the offipriog of pagan*, a* aaj hira been n- 
ceiTtd bj adi^tion into the fiuniliei of mcmlMn 
of the church. 

" Z That the nippa«d intereit of the aata- 
ral poitrritj of gentile belierenin the coreuint 
of grace in dntitote of all tolid foondation in 
the word of God, e^edally that il baa do war- 
rant in the proriaioni of the cofeoant of grace 
aa Mtablishcd with Abraham, or in the admia- 
iiltalioD of tba 
natural poiteritj. 

1. That, on the other hand. 

IT Tealan 

nt int. 

giacf , aKribed lo Ihe offipHng ofbelieTen, aud 
neceaaarj to be prored aa a gronad for infant 
baptiim, it fo atcribed in plain contradiction to 
the rerealed deitinf and actual hiitor; of aome 
member! of Abraham'* onn (uaUy, ia at vari- 
ance vith numberleai facta touching the cfail- 
dtcn of bclienng parealt in preiiooi and 
aabaninent timea and in oppontion to the 
upma tntimonj of Ood'a woid, ' the children 
of the fleab, tbete are not the children of God.' 
"S3. That in&nl commnnicating appean in 
the chnrch agon after infant bapliting — that 
both alike an reated on the generally nceired 
belief that tbei* outward Didinancei were 
neceaaary to aaliation— that infant Gommoni- 
cating was Grmlf eatibliahed and generally 
practiaed for eight bnndrtd yeara, and nai^ at 
the end of that period, only abandoned in the 
weatf m chnrch Duder the inSnenee of a ridicu- 
loDi aupentition connected with the doctrine of 
banmbalantiation, which ll ia not ueceatary 

" 33. That while infant baptiiing and oom- 
mnntcating were maintuned in tha ancient 
church on grounda widely at nrianca with the 
prindplea on which the former ia defended 
among oa, the two praditei mighthe nnltedon 
onr principle! aa reaionably aa on thein ; and 
that an argument, at the leaat eqaally plandhle 
might be bfoaghl for giring the Lord'a mpper 

to childnn, at a aymbol of thnr nartuie or edi- 
fication, derired from Ibe Jewiah paaaorer, aa 
for giving b^tiam to inbnta, aa a aymbol of 
(beir regeneration, founded on the Old Tella- 
ment uie of ciirumdtion. 

"39. That while the denial of infant baptiara 
baa for agea exited the antipathy of pereont 
retting in tonne, and goremed by coatom and 
anlhority in religion, tbe qneatlon of it* obliga- 
tion hat been treated at a fit tabjecl of forbear- 
ance by the moat intelligent and candid dinoea 
— that one hononred tninitter and learned 
writer, after baling Stat doubted and then 
eagerly defended itt anthority, eonduded by- 
acknowledging the controTera; concerning it 
to be attended by leTiane difficaltiet— that a 
iDCceadon of teamed dirinet, thenaelroa tanc- 
tiouing the piactice, bare acknowledged it to ba 
without warrant, on Che ground of hlttory or 
the wold of God — and that, by the greateit 
liring authority in eccleaiBitical hiitoiy, tha 
di'fence cf ita apottolie origin bat been publicif 
gi«i. up. 

" 30. That if the bapUiing of infanti ahaU 
bg foond, ai ia maintained, to reat on ftlte prin- 
ciple!, and to derire ita authority from tbe tra- 
^tione of men, it may be expected to be largely 
productive of cril ttaulti. 

"31. That, accordingly, godJyminiaterahaTa 
felt tha aheenca of a method, adequately im- 
ptnaire and lignificant, uf marking the tranai- 
tion of a belicTer from the world to the church, 
and bare adroetled the reTiral of the rile of 
confinnalion to eupply the want—that, to the 
■ame claaa, tha bapliiing of infanta hat been tba 
chief aource of uneatiactt in the eaerciae of 
their miniatry, ai being ataoclalcd generally in 
the minda of the people with enperttiliou Tiewi, 
and aa forming the only inducement to many 
nngodly peraoni to atanme a Chriatian profea- 
tion — that, in apite of ihcir moat eame!t effbrii, 
baptitm baa, aa compared with the Lard*t top- 
per, conUnncd to he a carnal ordininca En tbeir 
handa— and finally, that the baptiaing into tha 
name of Jema of infanta, in ignoraocc of their 
futare character and riewt, prorea a necetaary 
occaiioo of eitenaitely canfouDding the chnnh 
and llie world, and pniatituting tbe Chriatian 

On the mode of adininiateting baptism, 
Mr. Anderaon writes thoB : — 

1. That while themode of adminiatcHng 
baptiim can hare no importance b itaelf, a me- 
thod agreeable or contrary to tha firinc inptl- 
tutioa may be expected to affect esentially ite 
fitneia at a (ynbol adapted I9 dirine wiidom to 
fumiih a reprtaeataliou of Chtttlian prltilege 



otbo- mode of ■dminUtn^oo tbu tW of im- 

"6. ThU tba doctriw of nnhni to Cbrirt ud 
comniiiiiiod *itli liim in hii dc«.th and rcntmo- 
(in . ijmlMduri bf the act of immenioB ID 
Inptisc, ii tb* frmt Lej doctrine of the gofpel 
■fftcn H h ii pmmted In the apoituUc Mrip- 
tuw, and that to the wast of hnowledgi of iti 
(nth and impolaaci majr easlj be tncad o«i^ 
laia Uie doctHaei by which the chunk of 
Chriat ia troubled at the tmwnt tinw. 

" 8 That fraoi the earHcft period to IrUcb 
the hiator; of the dnrcfa utenda, haptiam »m 
u lbs onlj complete 
e inftitation— that i*p- 
cCTarigB *aa inlnidiiced 
•a IB occaiional Mirio* (or th« lick aod djiog, 
■nder the bilatnoe of •opcratitioDa Tiewi of 
tbeseecMt; of water bapliiiii to aalratlon. 

•■ 9. Tlal b^Uam b; itDmenion waa piactiwd 
■nirenBllj aa tb« otilinary method Tcrj long 
ttia iobnl baptim wai Irmly eatabUth«d—waa 
mBintBiued to be the 00I7 comet method by 
Lstbtr — ii MOCtiMied by tb* Kriptnre inter' 
pniatiooa of CalTio, and almort all other 
koned dirineo— ii the mctbod pmcribei' 
the rabiic of the church of Ennlwid, and 
(enoally pra ot ia ed in Eo^and dawn to a period 
MbacqucDt to the refonoatiOB. 

" 10. That the qneMioo between immi 
aod iptinUlDg or effiidon wm keenlj debated 
for two dayi ia tba Wenmioiter AHembly 
Krinea — that, an a role banng been takin 1 
tb* Gr*t da;, a deciiian wu obtained by t 
•d*oc*t«i of iprinUing, by a majority of one,— 
that ttiia dedaoDi and the tbrmalioD of 1^ 
nelDiy aa it now itandt. in nbatantial at 
■Bca with it, ii chiefly to bo attribated to the 
inflaenoe of the gnat learning and the perti- 
Badty of one of the memben hanng adopted 

The puUicAtion of Scrutator's "An- 
iwM in » Short CompasB" wm occur 
noDcd bj % ooaTereation between him 
ud some of bia fiienda, vhen, Hr. 
Andenon's Statement having been men- 
timed, they said that "the; knew of 
one or two who bad been tuuettied by 
it, aa there are alwaji some that will be 
usMttled bj anf new tbing that appears 
and that it would be a good tbing to 
pabliah aa answer for the benefit of 

such." He said that "they were aware 
that the controversy on baptism had 
been settled long ago." Settled, how- 
ever, as the controversy bad been, 
Scrutator considering the possibility of 
men becoming unsettled on tbe question 
determined to settle it again. He wrote 
a few pages, showed them to the friends 
aforemid, and bad to bear his put in k 
id conversation very umilar to the 
first. "Still, they said tbat many persons 
could not Bee how an ordinance ot a 
moral kind oould be adininistered when 
the Hnbject was incapable of compre- 
hending it. Ah, replied I, you are 
itering into tbe body of the contro- 
versy, and you must read those kamed 
treatises whereby tiie controversy bai 
long been settled." Having thus as- 
signed employment to his friends, it 
seemB to have been bis impression tbat 
he might employ his own time more 
pleasantly than in answering Mr. An- 
derson. Let him mend his statement 
himself and render it more answerable; 
then, but not till then, hope might be 
indulged that Scrutator would answer 
him. He, therefore, adopts that pro- 
cess which the coachmen in the south 
call "pulling up short," and says, "In- 
stead of following Mr. Anderson tbiougb 
all the strange things which be bas 
founded on his theory, it will be for him 
to purify hie theory first. 

The " Beview," though anonymous, 
we know to be the produddtHt of a 
gentleman whom we have long rt^arded 
endowed eminently with all tbe 
qualifications of a good oontrovertist. 
We will present our readers with part 
ot his remarks en one of the most 
popular ai^piments for the baptism of 
in&nts, that on which the greatest 
stress seems to have been laid by Mr. 
Anderson's antagonists, the Abrahamio 

"Vt (hall coDBdcT the arganienla af the 
diOBrtot ipeakera, in the order ia wtOch the 
twobnnebMof the.nl4«el wan diacuoad at 


the PKcting 1 mi, initwd of ginng an acconnt 
af what wu Bid, we iibi]l allov ths putin to 
ifsik for thaniclTH. BcfsniDg to Ur. Aa- 
dtnon'* *ici*> in nfeiencc to 

It HM Hid (begiaiiing, of coong, wllb tbe 
much murqimcated Abnlumic corenuit,) 
■Wlut WHTUit had Mr. Andmon or maj 
other mui to cidnda inlkata Itoni the ebnitli 
of God ? Their membenhip had been oonili- 
tated bj God himielL God had oerer taken 
it imj. Th«« bad beta do diuontiiiDauce 
at the ancient church itato. It* taenee hul 
rmaiDod the mni *■ it had ilvaT* been. It 
«u into that chnreh, coBoiting of •dolt* and 
la&nl), th«t the gentilg church bad been in- 
corporated. Until Mr. Andenon could pion 
that the cbnrch-raembenhip of inianti wu 
■et aside bj dirine anthority, be had no war- 
rant to depiiTB them of that privilege, or 
withhold ftont them their right to the ordi- 
nanco of baptimi, the initiatory ordinance of 
adouinoD into the church of God nader the 
go^L' (See p. 11.) 

** Here, b; the niul aianmptioni on the one 
hand, and the ninal moit arbitrary omiiiioni oo 
the other, Hmething like a planaible theory !t 
formed, itill it ii but a theory, and iti gonamer 
texture of plaunbiUty giTc* way the moment 
that it ia but aUghtly handled. 

" Tbii theoiy ti ipno ODt of the Abraharaic 

corenaat, u lecotdBd in Gea. ivil. 

See TerMi 1—14, concluding thni :— 

' Thii ii my coTenant, which ye •hall keep 

' between me and yon, and thy Ksd after thee ; 

' cTery man-cliild among you liiall be dream- 

* daed 1 . . . erery man-child in your generation*, 

* he that ia born in the hooae, or bought with 

■ money of any Mnngo-, irtiieh ia not of thy 

■ aeed. Be that ii barn ■■ My Aoaae, and he 
' that la boogfat with tby Dtoney, moet nradt be 

' child ihall lie cut off from hii people ... he 
* hath broken my carenaat.' 

*■ Sudi ii the cOTenant made with Abraham, 
on which, with an tnconaittency which la a*- 
tooithing, ia fonndad the right of female a* 
well ai male in&ut* of belieren to baptiim ; 
while baptiim it denied to both the male and 
lemala edM/t oStpring of bdieren, — to b1~ 
in&nli In the belieret'a bouM which are wH Aii 
efftpring — to men-KTranti and maid-nr 
of erery deacriptian ! If infanta an b^ititcd, 
why not adolti ? If lemala in&nti, why 
female wrranti I If aoDi, wby not alarea ! 

" "Hk argnraent ia thia : — Belieren, through 
&ith,*an intcnated in th« Ahcahamic 
nant fSKornddon ww the token tf that 

mani ; bifttiKa bai ioome In the room at 

unciuoa ; and, aa the lecd of Abnham 

e drcamdied, it thenfore follow* that tho 

I of belieTen ibaaU be bapliied. 

Here, ai already remaAed, the whole 

theory ii made up of avnmption and omiaeion, 

llhont which e*en iti planiilMlity wonU be at 

ice deetroyed ; but pairing thli for tlw pra- 

aenl, let u tea to what the arganwot naUy 


* Belierert tluiHigh &itti are intemted in tba 

Abrahamie covenant, Ciitnmdalon wai the 

' token of that connant. Biptltm hai cdbm 

the room of drcomdiion.' And, thereforei 

lit. Ai the male aeed of Abraham were 

manded to be cinnuneiied, the mcJt Ked of 
beUoen (not the,^i>a2e] ought to be baplindl 
(FiH' the baptiam of female infaoti, erau wcra 
the argument admitted, there woold be do 
warrant from the Abmhamic connant. Whence 
then do our pedobapliit trienda derire eren ao 
apology for the baptiam of fimak tnfmlaf 
Not fiom the law of circnmdiion, nor any other 
law to be fbnnd either in the Old Teatament or 
the New. Nor ia there any analogoni furapla 
of each a thing to be fmnd in the acripturea, 
nor anything tiom which an infereoEs in &Tour 
of it can be drawn. The lite of dicumcison 
wia n^TKttd (a mu^a, why ii the rite of bap- 
tiim, which ii praramed to ban come in the 
room of It, txtadtd tefemaif f Why 7); 

" pBTiuing the argument <^ onl fhendi, it 
would follow, 

••2nd, That, aa eTcry mm-ckOd bom in Abra- 
ham'i home, tium^ at* of hit ted, waa com- 
manded to be Qrcumdaed, erery man-chUd 
bom in a beljerer'a houae, tiumfk not af Ait 
a>e4 ihoald be baptised I But ia thii erer 
done ? If it were, what would beamie of the 
arpunent wUch rcata the baptiam of the child 
on the faith of the parent ? 

•■ 3td, That, a* cTery man-child bought with 
the money of Abraham from any atranger, waa 
commanded to be circumcised, eroy inbnt 
mala ilave bought by a projeaied ^irgiokn or 
Carolinian bcUeTcr ought to be bnpticed I But 
then, again, what would become of tba ar- 
gument fimndcd on tiie parent^i faith? 

*• 4th, That, aa all the adult aont of Abra- 
ham were dicumdaed, all the adult eona of 
btliereri, (cicu though they were all n- 
Mierert when theii fiOher embraeed the goapd.) 
ou^lto be baptiaedl But then, ai bapliim k 
the rite of admiadtm into the Chriitian church, 
tbii would be a piindple of admiaiion beneath 
that of the prnbytery itaelf, a awre frofttnam 
of Ulh nquirlng In thia eaia to be altogether 
diipenaed with! 

"Bth, llat, aa an the not^sranti of the 


koon it Abraham, whctlm ion in hk hnue, 
m booght with Idi iddikj, wen circniDciKd, 
■0 th* «n-Kmnta of tha kaiug of tha 
kikfcr, vbetbtT ban in bii bsOH, or bought 
with hii m0Bi7, oaghl to be baptjud t Bat 
tWa, agUD, what would bcBnna of » penonal 
ynlenian oT ftilfa, u a prenqoiilt* to ad- 
mbtion to chorch-iBcitibeiahip f 

-6ih, Odcc man, that aa all thne claaaea 
wen oomniaaded ts be drcnindaed, on pain of 
kiag ' eat off (rtaa among their people,' all 
theae cluato OBght to be baptiitd, or ba anb- 
jcdrd to the aame penaltjl 

■Sncli an the obtiona nanlta to which the 
argrunent Irom the Abrahamk anenuit leadi . 
aad, tlMfa£n«, ai proving ao -nij mnch— too 
■nek — it prorai jntt nothing at all. Onr 
fritodi «ic boond to take it in all iti legitimate 
CMMqatDcca, «- oa theic own ahowing (aee p. 
19,) (rufcljr gin it np. 

** Bctorting no* the argnmant n olUn ad- 
faaccd, aod in thit caag with anch an ait of 
coofidence (aee p. B), and adopting the Toy 
langnaga of the apcBker, we aak, 
'What wairant baa \iiii pnAt/itry^ oranj 
other bedji to eiclade {aU Aat cIomb tut 
<acj &am the church of God ? Tbeii member- 
■Up waa csnatitnled bj God himaelf. God 
baa nerer taken it [formally] awaj. Then 
haa been no diieontinnance of the indmt 

Maw aa il hai alwajn been. It waa into tlut 
chateh that tha Gentile ehonJi waa incorpo- 
tated. Until [the preibjter}] can prorc that 
the efamch-Biembanhip of [theae clawea] haa 
been [fomiallyj act aaide bj ditiue anthnitj, 
it hat no warrant to deprire Ibam of that 
priiil^^ or witbhold from them their ti^l to 


" We know that the preabjlery would hare 
no difficoltj in replying to thia appeal, a* well 
aa to the additional appeal aa to the gronnd on 
which (pleading the law of circnmcirioD aa tha 
law of hapliam) lemalea an admitted to bap- 
tiam i hot then tbiii npl; to um wonld (matatit 
mul aa di i) be onr npl; lo (Aon / TAetr warrant 
for eiclading the other claaaea will be onri for 
eidading the mil]/ clan which thej moat ar- 
Ulraril; admit, not to a pririlqre. for to thai 
claaa it aoMot be a jrwileffe^ but to a men 

■ Tnie (it ia aaid) tbnrt ia 

■ Tantage derired br infanta from baptiam ; bat 

■ neither waa then any pcmpllMe adrantago 
' derirtd by infanta from drcnmdiion, yet it 
' waa comtnaoded by Ood.' 

" Freciaely ao, * if Boa conaiitiidaf iy Gad ;' 
the baptiam of infanta ia not, and thia makea 
all the diffncace. Tha cmmmoMiim of tha 
mala aerranla and ilaTet of Abtaham waa alao 
commaMdtdif Oad, the taptitm of the aerranta 
of belieren » noli and that makei all tha 
difference. Bat to neither claaa wonld baptiam 
of itielf ba any {niTilege without ita prerequi- 
utea, which it ii impoaaible for in&uta to 

Neither the "Statement" nor the 
"Beview" m&kes ft heavy demand on tha 
tune or the pune, and we oordiallj re- 
commend both to our readeia. 


Tkt ExaBtml Ohrri or, Ot Iitltntal Evi- 
iota of Ckrittiamitj lUmlralid. By John 
Aldii, Fator of At Oamh hi Maa Pmd, 
Soutiaearlt. London: Aylotl and Jonea. 
ISmo, pp. 190. 

A coBtM of ten lectona, and tba anbituico 
tf a Kmon of rimilar character, an preaenled 
U the pnbBc In thia Tolame, at tha feqoeil of 
tb* anlhor'a bienda. Tbcy ar« on the Eri- 
deoeaa of Chtiatianily in general — the Credn- 
lily of adtDOi— Chriatkiu^y Conltadielcd bat 
■at Ccsfntcd— tbe Knt T%ach«i of Chrliti- 
anlly— tba BTangelic Bfiradea— tha Goapel 
Bnudy—lh* Btangclieal Ideal— the Splrltn- 
■% of the OaqMl— ETangilkal Hnmillty— 

Ensgtlical BeaefioaBca — Eiangdkal HoHneai 
—the Experiment. They draerred tha addi- 
tional publicity which the pcen confera. The 
eitncti m an earlier part of thia number affoid 
•atia&ctary endtnca of their adaptation to 

Senima bfOelati THOMat CaiLMEBa, D.D., 
LL.D., ilhutratm of differtnt itaga in Au 
■itetKry, 1798— 1M7. FoMhmKxa Iforit 
of tht Stt. TkomoM fJbabKra. D.D^LL.D, 
Ediltd iy l&e An, IfUUam i/anoi, LLJ). 
VeLVI. Edinburgh: Sutherland and Knox. 
London : Hamilton, Adami, and Co. Sro., 
To regard thii menly aa a rolume of iermona 


bj m premcher who wfts dutinguuhed for origl- 
nilitj, nrDOtneu. snd poner, iraDld be to fonc 
* nry inadrquste notion of iu cluma. It i> ■ 

to iiliutrmts the intcllccluil ud nliponi 
groTtb of k giint, »ba had befars liia in ' 
trutcd the idinintiDn ind nteem of kII n 
of Rngliih theologf. It csnCaini kfcwKi 
wbicli wen written ud preached before that 
intemil cbuge took place *btch oiiued all 
thioge to »ppf»r to him in a new li|;ht r —' ' 

himseir in relation to hie Hiker (flecling I 
reticallj and pratticilly hi* eitimate of 
thing!. From the Tery commencement o 
couTie as a dependant oo divine (race, he c 
biDed alM with hii eelf-nnnnciatirHi the nti 
faatitd of erar; approximation to aotinom 
iim- Innumerable ai are tte publical 
vining from the prew, making lelectbn at 
ludupennble and difficult, we do Dot think that 
anj miniiter will have cause to regret the 
expenditure of w much time on thii Tolume oi 
eermoni aa will be reqniaile to enable him to 
peruae it fnim the beginning to the end* 

3^ Examiner Aatatnd, and tit Afptal Sm- 
folMcl: a Repiy to Mr, M'u^t Oitrtaliinu 
oo " The InportoHct of AuA/ Viiwt o 
BoBtiim, an ApBtiJ to Pima ?ai±>6aptuti. 

13ma., pp. 24. 



Clowei'i tnet, w 

r til. 

„ nf"*! . 

pment Aniwer. We Ihonf^it the tract itself 
a good one, and the defence of it ceataina man; 
forcible obectntiont. Mr. Cloweg belierei that 
pKdobaptiara ii " rapidi; haatening to extinc- 
tion among the rejectui of tradition;" hat 
though we pcrfecllj tgitt with bim.we confeai 
that WB do not aee how he can make the 
■iinanneement of thii opinlan palatable to dii- 
•en ling pwdobi^tiate. 

The Proiptrity of Zion. A Strmon pnadied 
at Omrch Street CKapd, BlacMfrian Road, 

ory T, 1B49, ig John Biowood. PiMiAid 
by requeit, London : B. L. Green. IZmc , 
pp. S*. 

laid to haie proaperi^ ?" 
•innen an con»etted to 

as, the nreaci 

and repliea, — 

God — when the memben are alire to theirdutv 
nnd privileget — wben the »ul of each indtTidou 
Cbrutiau u la health and protpen. He then 
goei on to ahow that thii proaperity may be h- 
cured by union and mntul lore — condnaed 
effort— and adiligant atlcadaoe* on the mniaa 
of grace, The topic* are treated limply and 
•araeatly. A nttmii tobriet; pcmde* the 

k* on prnichiDg; and Hi. Bigwood boncMly 

Mriuiulr warm hii people agaiott a very 
ralent evil, namely, regarding the lermon aa 
most important part of :be eerrice- 

p -■-■- ■" -la^ bo taken a) a ipecinwa 

Diatry, and tl '" ^ — 

, botaki 
of Hr, Bigwood'i miniatry, and the people J 
with candour, affection, and prayer, it mar bo 

confidently expected that the proaperity which 
he docribei ' ' 

[Kcted that the proapenty whiclk 
id denrci will kwu be realiied. 

7Ae BiUe of Entry Land. Part IV. LoD- 
don : a. Bagiter and Bona. 4lo„ pp. 38. 
It it to the Indo-European lanffuagea that 
thii Part ii derated, and the map which accom- 
paniea it preaenti to vie* the exttnave cona- 
tiiea in which they are anoken. It (ivea n« 
pleasure to see that among the authoritiea ccn< 
■ulted by the iodiutriona compiler, ample dk 
baa been made of Lhoae which relate to the cx- 
ertioni of the baptist mianonariea at Serampora 
and CaicDtta, and that be haa arincod a diqKi- 

be Beeordi of the 

Ltaonfor the PraeiUfrowt A 

Pott; or. Practical and ___^_ _ 

TTumghltoa Oenttit. By tin Rev. B. Mac- 
DONALD, fi/air)|Diiri(. £diabai|^ mi Lon- 
don : W. P. Kennedy, pp. 468. 

gnage well fitted to make " uefol thonghU 
portable." Intended to be " luggntive of 
meditation, and not in any degree a inbatilnte 
for it," it ii eapecially fitted for penuil in tba 
doMt, when the reader can panae, and mnie, 
and apply what ii wirtten. It ii very beaati- 
fnlly got tip, and would make an ekgaot and a 
valnabte preeeni to a Chriitian friend. It de- 
•ervei, and we trnM will obtain, a wide circnla- 

AxoEBaDK Minittir of tAe Free CftuvA, 
Hileiuburgh 1 mthor nf the <• Foctttept of 
tht Florky Ik.. Hv. Edinboivfa 4ud Lon- 

Ihi Flocli^ i^-i*- 

Interettine aeenei and itories from Bcoltiih 
xleiiaaticaThiitory, compiled bom oar oldei 

: T. and T. ^ark. pp. 6ffi. 

into the daepi, the conpOtr of thii 

k telle ni, ■' he haa done Uttle mon than 

oalleet and anange." Ha haa done as, bowerer, 

with credit to himielf and gnatt; to the biiieBl 

of the youthful reader, who will itudy hit pagea 

Ritmiotu Life in tAe EUabtiAed Oairek. In 
TWm Vrttm. AdSnutd to Piomt ^eeo- 
pahaiu. BuA Friend. London: Johit Snow, 
pp. 13S. 
Tbia li a very ir«iniiililii book for tin ipedal 

mefit of pou tnemban of the eatabbbmeat. 

i hai not bMn_wtitt(D in biite, nor doea it 


bmlha ■ ntril of tetiautaj. It ipcmki the 
tnith, fiuCblalhr ud fnrkul^, bat, at the luiia 
tlmei with ChriatUn coortAj and affactioa. 
It a dedicated, very ippropruielr. to the Htm. 
ud EUr. Burtirt W Nml. A.M , whoM trnl; 
■oble example, ira ttuil, it mayindnce muij to 

Slrtamt in &t Darrt; or, tht Book Dial WiU 
Do Fm Good. Br lAe Rn. Jauei Smith, 
oWAor of " Tht Sdinrr't Dailw Ibnrni- 
bratuxr," " 7^ Book lAot WUl Suit You," 
" Sfitteiyrr of SttrcB," tc.,^c. London: 
Allman, Uolbom HiQ. pp. 3S4. 
Ad eioe[1ent likeneai at the author ii pre- 

iied I 

s Tolun 

'mblei ii 

Mm and hi* Mothe: By Gbobqe Moohe, 
Beiau, Londoii, ffc. Steond tldition. 
London: LoDgman and Co. pp. »iu, 413. 
The Grat edition of thit work wai nnfiei k 
faOT in onr nambcr for NoTembei lait, that we 
Qeed do nothing man than r^er to that for OUT 
leaMD) for eoniinendiiiE the Tolume to the 
re-pcnual of aU odt 

We an faappj to flud that thm u not ool^ K 
demand for a iFeoDd edition of thii intcmting 
work, but ^aa aDch a praaprct of an eite 

ill oricinal price. Mr. llinlon Mij>, ' _ 
McTBDir ii attogether without abridgment. That 

A Sciemt for laatHU Ike EngUA Laamtaj/i 
Ike Inttrmliomil Language jbt tki World f 
Jmeing tht Dcnrabltiua of loaie laxgnaot 
being adapted for tuck jmrpoK; dkol Ml 
BiijJ«A hat peeuliar clahni far it, and (Ant 
ite UK taoy be grtatiy aec^erated by making 
lundrg aflerationt m ill Orthograpky and 
Oon^Tuclion \ the wkole being reaimmended 
la Ike eomideration of Ike Britiik (Javemnunt. 
Bg Jahu BmADiHiw. London: E. T. 
Bnin and Co, pp. 73, 

jeet ia, he tclli ni. 

oo, we an pennid^, will 
nadt bit produclioD. Hie oh. 

language for pertont ofatt 

Thia would be ft key to open the treamr 
mrj nation, a pawport to IiaTel with intc 
kingdam, a panacea for all the enla ■ 

the welfare of hi 

■1 liocenlj de*lrona to promota 

Ultb FTomt Mlithmttiet, London : R. T. B. 


That children who lore Jeinl Cbriit noceretj 
nuf be m7 laefiil in hi« aenHct, while children, 
b a fact too much loat lifbt of bath bj joung 
H«le »ad bj their aetiion. Many pleaaing 
Ucidenti illnitratiTa of thia are bronchi to- 
gether in thfa •mall tract, which i> Uiielj to be 

A Diacaar— <m the Sludf of Orirntal Lan- 
■UM a»l Literatnrt. Bg Cbavleb 
MoDOBALL Edlnbargh and London: T. 

>d T. Clark, pp. 
Ab elabonle diacoorM, deaigned to ha read 
In thcTIniTcidtjof Edtdbarib, aaintrodnctoij 
to ■ nnrae of atodj in " Hebrew and other 
oriental langnagea,^ of which the learned an- 
tbot had been anpinnted profeaaoi. Bj an 
enforcenMnt of tba nniTinity leata be waa 
pndodtd from entering on hi* office; benoa 
thii intfodoctorj lectare waa never delirered. 
We do troat thM thai* ttwtt, which ncTer am 

rltb Sdbolar ; or Poperr and Pmleitant Thrta. 

: ( Munlire. U; the Her. T. AraLiHO, 

of ih% "New resfi P»ii7," &g. Third 

i/mdoni WurdandOt. IBns., i^ 103. 

Bnilntnt Paironal Rellgliiii tba Want oF 

Buaaaaa, londtn i S, L Ortm. Jtns.. 

The EelKtlB Betlaw fur Mareli, IMS. 

II. LU* and L«tten of Campbell. 11], 
Panj Daja Id me D«tn. Ev. The P 
Aralbnaa. V. Couolr Conrtt-tbelr Ji 

Uilier. VII. THe HliloiT and Ctjnitnotlo 
Vlll. PnwpaeU gf Ihi FopiiUr Cinai In 



QOOV atira PMM TBS WBt. 

A firicDd, wriUng to the Xew York Re- 
corder, from Chicngo, Jan. 16, nyi : — "1 
bare just returned froiD ■ minlonarj meeting 
held nt Beloit, WiMonahi, on the 9th and 
loth hutant. The meeting wu one of lerj 
coniidenble intered. The brethKn p 
Ktmied of one heart in the miaiianaTy 
and manifated a becoming anxielf to enlisi 
ail the churcha in the good work. A gl< 
riaui reriral ii in pragraa, and on the efenir 
of the lOth, more than one hundred peraona 
requeated the pnj'en of the children of God 
far their lalTation. Brother Kinne, the pai- 
toT of the church, ia a good man, and hai 
the confidence of the community. Beloit ii 
one of the moit delighlfiil Tilhigei 1 hare 
Ken in the Wert. It ii aitusted on Rock 
River, and contain* about S.OOO inhabitant*. 
I ipent the laat lahtNith at Bel*idare, in this 
(tote ; here is also a leTiTal. Brother Eitee 
i* the pastor. He has been there but a fev 
months, hut has succeeded well ; God has 
owned his Ubour*. I preached for them five 
times. One lahhath evening about ninety 
pcnoni ra|uealed us to pray for them. This 
looked very much like our revivals twenty 
yean ago,— ■ oontrition and brokenness of 
heart in the church as well as auf of it, — 
members confeasing one to another, and to 
their bmiliea, and the whole body rising up 
to shake themseivea from the dust. At Na- 
pierville, Elgin, and Rockford, I undetatand 
that revivals are in progroas, and throughout 
the country there is unusual seriousneB. In 
CbicBgo our prayer- meetings have been so- 
lemn, and we are looking for the Hnster to 
tisll us also. May wa not be diappoinled." 

A private letter from Danhary, Connec- 
ticut, announce* that a very iatereating re- 
viial is in progreas ia the baptist church and 
congregation in that place, under the psstoral 
care of Rev. Aaron Perkins. 

The forty-aijctb Annual Saport of tb« 

Massachusetts Baptist State Convention, 
is an interesting and Taluahle document, 
both Si embodying the statistics of the 
denODiination, and ai communicating the stot* 

and prospects of usefulncas. It appears that 
(here are in MassachusetU 233 churchn, and 
2il ordained icinlstcn; and that the number 
added by baptism during the year is 949, 
making a total of membera, 39,876. Threa 
churches have been conitituted in the com- 
monwealth within the jeu ; Bi meeting- 
houses have been dedicated; nine miniitera 
bare been ordained; and four have deceased. 

Some churches fn Connecticut are noT 
enjoying a very pleasant state of religion! 
feeling. Of those not already mentioned, is 
the first Middletown. For more than a year, 
this church was deatitule of pastoral labour. 
Conflicting feeling and interests prevailed. 
Sevanl abortive eSnrts were made to aeltle « 
pastor, till early in tbe last autumn. Rev. 
Beriah N. Liiach was invited to supply them 
temporarily. The church soon became le- 
', and happily united under brother 
Leacli, and several penon* were hopefiillj 
ronrerted, and fbllow«l their Lord's com- 
nnnds in the ordinance of baptism. Later 
ntelligence represent* the work as adiancing^ 

The church of Meriden, under the care of 
the Rev. H. Miller, bos enjoyed a year of 
great prosperity. They have completed « 
beautiful house of worship, snd more than 
sixty profcMed discspies have been baptiied. 

The Snbbalh Recorder has a business letter 
from Elder W. B. Gillette, New Market, 
New Jersey, from which it copies the foltow- 
Ing: — "God has visited us in great mercy, 
and gmtly revived his Zion in this place. 
An increased interest was felt in our social 
meetings in October : the brethren and siiten 
vera revived, and engaged in their duties 
with unusnal fervour and seal. Soon the 
lukewarm and wanderer* began to conbs* 

The second church in New Haven is also 
enjoying tokens of the divine presence. Un- 
der the laboun of the pastor, asaisted occa- 
sionally by his (oitLrul coadjutor, the pastor 
of the lirst church, the work of God i* 
moving gradually and noiselessly on. Tha 
utent tear, the deep sigh, and the decided 
eBbrt to seek tlie Lord, an prominent cha- 
racteristics of the work of grace. Sevctal 
persons belonging to tbe congregation of tba 
Gist church have also abated in the blaMng. 



The followbg muufato iiablubEd bj Ibe 
exiiting Buthoritia at Rome, wiJI be found 
deepl; interaitiiig; — 


"A ne* nation premita itself to jou to 
tolidt and to offer fliendlj' feeling, respect, 
btltndtj. Tha nition that formeriy wu the 
nMMt iltiutiimu on tbe Ibee of tbe earth, pra- 
•Btiitsalfto jroaasanewoM. But betveen 
Um ancient gnndenr and thii renimctiau (be 
papal poser stood Ibr upwards of a thcnuand 
JCKB. People of Earope, we knew each 
other when ttie name of the people of Rome 
inipired tenor ; we hare known each othm 
when our name eidted pity. You mi; ab- 
hor the memorj of that nge of dominion and 
riolesce, Int joa cannot condemn lu to 
exdta for erer the pitj of the world. Which 
of jon wonid wiih to be pitied? The people 
of tlie Roman stale rare determined to 
reform their political conatilution, and hare 
created a republie ; and before Ibis neat 
act of the impTocdptible sorereignty of the 
people, tha past is deMrojed and raniibes. 
Tlie people bare willed ft. Who is abore 
the people ? God alone ; but God created 
the people for liberty. Hie people hare 
•illed it, and they need not seek joitificalion 
for tbe past ; their reason is anterior to emj 
bamao art. But, if we toni onr eyes to tbe 
past, we mi^ with tranqnilKty contemplate 
ths rnina of the psnal power, iniidi more so 
than the latter, wlien h contemplated the 
mins of our ancient political greatoeas. Tbe 
hatoiy of Italy was a tale of eorrow, and a 
hggt portion of it wm ascribed to the papal 
power. And, nolwithslandiiw, when the 
pope aaae forward and placed the croM on 
tbe national banner, tbe world mw that the 
Ileliana were ready to forget the fsolts of the 
bolj see, and tbe rerotntton began in the 
name of a pope. Bnt that was tbe toncb- 
stoDs of what a pope could or could not do. 
The pmdeceesors of the last soreremi had 
bean too cautiona to attempt the Ir&l, and 
Ihev power was measured only by ^e mieery 
entailed upon Ui« neople. The last sarereign 
wet tbe fliet to riak the attempt, and wished 
la slop when he discoreted that be had 
tetcaled a lenibte truth, namely, the Lmpo- 
tWCT of the papal power to render the 
llalkn natioa tiee, independent, and glorious ; 
be willed to withdraw from the work, bnt it 
. „ slf. I. 
e downhtl of popery has 
bem so near its glon ; tbe glory of ihe papal 
power was the noitluni light that prrccdca 
daAneta, We still hoped; bat a syKem of 
re-action was the answer that came from the 
papal power. Re-action fell; (he pope at 
first dimembted, saw Ibe tranquillily of the 

people, and Bed ; and io hit flight he bore 
with him Ihe certainly of eidling dril war j 
he riolatcd tbe pnlilical conitilulion, left nt 
wHlieut a goTemment, repelled tiie messengen 
of the people, tunenled discord, then threw 
himself into the aims of the most forodout 
enemy of Italy, and excommonialed the 
people I These focta sufficiently show that 
the papal sorerennty neither could, nor 
would, modify itself and nothing was left but 
to bear it, or detlray it. It was dtstroyed. If 
the liberality of kings, or the toleration of 
nations had placed Ihe papal power in Ibe 
city of the Bdpioe and Cnaars, uiiteaU of in 
the heart of France, or on tha banks of tha 
Danube or the Thames, wai that a reason 
for depriving the Ilaliani of all the ri^ls 
common to nations— the country end libnty ! 
And if it be true that tbe pooewon of a 
temponl tovenignty be naceessry to the 
■piiitasl power of tbe pontificate, altho^ it 
wat not on sndt a condition that Jfsus Chritt 
promised immoitalitj to hit ehunh, wsa 
Rome then destined to become the pelnmony 
of the pope, and be to for erer t Rome, the 
patrimony of a sorereignty, that Io subsiBt 
was forced to opprea^ and Io be glorious was 
forced to &U 1 And, as a patrimony of 
F"!"^?, ^^ Rome to be Ihe permanent canse 
of the ruin of Italy? Rome, whoee traditions 
wlicae nsme, my, whose ruins so loudly speak 
of liberty and patriotism ? — ProToked and 
abandoned to ourselrea, we have eflticted the 

sound of demolition be heard — we hare com- 
pletely uprooted Ihe sorereignty of the popes, 
after harmg patiently subnutled to it for so 
many agee— not from any hatred of papacy, 
bnt from lore for our country, when a 
rerolution bat been eflecled with such 
morality of purpeae nnil nieeni, it it at once 
prorcd that this people did not dceerre Io be 
under the tway of papncy, but was worthy 
of being ill own master, wnthy of Ihe 
republic I It it worthy, therefive, of bebg 
admitted into the great thmily oF nations, 
and of obtaining your fKendahip and eeteem. 
The Roman rapubllc will b«sr the stamp 
s origin. It will make a free people 
id the religious independence of the 
ff, to whom the religion of a reput^ 
people will be worth more than a few 
roods of territory. The Roman republie 
propoen to apply Iha [awe ol momlity and 
uniretaal cberity t« the lam of conduct it 
utends to follow, and to the derelopment of 
III poUtioal lifo. 

"Fitrlht Jumtify, 

" The President, G. Qiuetti. 
"Romt, March 2." 

A decree of the 2nd initant dadaAs that 

minister shall lake posststion of the pn- 

perty of the JesuIIs and the holy office. 

Another decire abolisbes all priTilsge of 



tleigj. Guicciolj, rainittcr of tiitinee, hu i 
iCMgned. TbB disorden which had ariwn 
airing to tha mat of money Imd been in 
tome tncMure appeiuecl \>j the creation of h 
million with tha ptalc. Matiini hM arrived 
is Rome. Iha gDvernmcnt hai publiihed a 
long jmwlBawtion, oaUing on tha people to 
nbaUui ftom acta of nolanoa, and threatening 
Mgnal pnnMbmaDt (or loma murdan vbicb, 
though it tUtM thej ATe rare, IwTe been 

a of tha dav, 


On Wadnwday, JHoambw 37tfa, 1648, Hr. 
C, T. Kaen, Jun., m noofniied a* tha paator 
of th* chnreh meeting at Zion ohapal, &m> 
bridge. In the morning at 11 o'dock, tb* 
IUt. R. Roff of St. Andrew'a Street ehipel 
gare the introduet(»7 addmi on the naluia 
of ■ New Teataraant church i tha B«*. J. 
flood of Helbounia aaked the mual qnaa- 
tioBa ; the B«t. J. p, Briaooa of Cbaatertm 
sArad the ordination pnyat) and Ihapattor'a 
IWther delivered the dwrgelnm ITtm.iv. IS. 
In the evening, at 7 o'cliiek, the Itev, J. T. 
WigMf of Lynn preached to the ohtirch ftom 
1 Cot. xvi. 10, ll.xSee that hemay bawith 
jreu withont Eiar, for he woriiath the work of 
the Lord, aa 1 hUo do. Let n 
tbra, deapiae bim." Seven 
biethren took part in the aervic 
and it ia hoped the dawn wnc realiaed of Qod' 
'' eeC time " l« fivonr a ihattared inlentt, in 
the midit of a noct important wtd thinly 
populated loealitj. 

Tha Bar. J. Jeokinwm, who hu lot man 
thao twenty-five yean been paHor of the 
teoond bapilat dinrcb at Kellaring, hat ac- 
cepted an invitation from the bnptMt church 
at Oakham, and will eommenoe hi* Ubeon 
theia en the aaeond Lord's day to April. 

Tha Kav. D. L. Pogbe of Pambnhe Dock, 
Sooth Walaa, has actapted an intJintioB to 
become the pettor of tb« baptitt ebureh al 
Cotton Street, Fopbr. Ha 1* etpeolcd la 
oommeaoe hi* Uboon there tm the aewnd 
mbbath in Ainit. 

■oDOBTOH axon, not, 
Mr. J. W. Lance baa accepted tbe vnani- 

Bubject on which theyara least likely to think, 

a the object chieRy aimed at in thua giiing 

publicity to family bcreavemenL The name 

Bl the head of thii notice may attract the 

■ttsntlon or Mme to whom ihe wa* onoe 

early ileath may eidle thonght- 

fulnea in other*. Somatbing, at leaM, will 

be Fiained if thia brief nicmorial ihauld lead 

ly to think more lerioiwly reepectjng tbem- 

Ivaa — " I know not the day of my death." 

A. H. Bennett waa bom at BuckJDgluim, 

October 14th, 1830, and became a metnber 

of the baptiat church lb«re December Slit, 


Of har pereonal chaiwtat little need ha 
mid, her eicellanciei and talanta wers chtaSy 
dliplayed, where they ware beat appredatad, 
in a large circle of Aiendi and at home In 
the bmily, where the 1dm of her endeared 
•ociety, and conitant, enaigatio eiertiona to 
promote the happiaeeiof her beloved parenta 
la moat deeply fell. Theae, beat knowinf 
har worth, are her beat memorial). 

Aa a aabbath eehool teadter aha waa per> 
aeverini and ilili|ent> and mnah betoved; 
her intenat in the olaaa ahe tnoght oontimied 
nnta the end, and though itnabia at laat to 
fulfil bet wiifa to *ee aad •dwaniah aaeh one, 
■he eelected for thetn luitabte baoka, tnaeribed 
with afisctionale wiibea for tbeir eternal wel- 
hre. Tha naknern which, on December 
ISlh, IB4B, (vrmioated in death, war pro. 
Iraeted and trying) exeamva weakneaa being 

painful auipeOMi hop* waa darkened, bat 
God ibined into her heart) aimide tmat in 
ChriM waa fbliy Ikit, and almoat thr laat 
worda ahe ntlvad irith reltMMca to har 
atemal proipecta were, '' I thould not know 
where riae to IruM if not oa Him," Sha 
died in hope, calmly and peaoefuUy raaigned, 
- tniit, thoa* who ai« "wiUiMt 
the tbioBo of God." 


lun a. M. MiuvrT, 

To awken in Iha young atMnlien U 

to ioii 


Died at KIddcnniniter, January W9, \9it. 
In Ihe Bird year of bar aee, Ura. Elfnbelh 
Hockley, widow of the late William Hufdl- 
ley,bapti*tminlMer, whole death wMrocotdcd 
in the Baptlat Hagaiina Ibr March, 1S4S, 
p. 147. 

Mn. Mnckl^ wai the youngeat of ten 
diitdren, three of whom were minlMera af 
Ihe goapel, namely, Mr. Edwan) Edmond^ 
Ibrmcrly pnalor of the diureh meeting ia 
Bond Street, Blraingham t Mr. JTohn Ed- 
monda, many yetia pnator at atUlabarongh, 
Novthamplonihlre; and Mr. Thomaa Ed- 
nondi, «l)o for a number of yean wai pastor 
of tha church at Leomlnater, Hcreftrdaklra. 

It wa« the privflage of thia MthAil Awlpla 



to biTA b«an muds aequiinted with Ihs vtj 
of marcj in the diyi of h«i .routti. On 
bttuiDg k ditcoune from the word*, " This 
mui rceaiTeth linnen," Luke i*. 1, 'he Hnt 
became canvinced of hei need of a Saviour, 
ud woa toon enabled to lumndar henelf to 
that gradoua Redeemer. In b«r ooiutant 
atleDdance on the public meu» of grace she 
hai left an example worthf of imitation. 
Eren till within a fev week) of her deelh ihe 
fiUsil her place in the houH of prayer, never 
bdng absent but when neceatitnted b; in- 
firmitie* or aicknesi. Her aniletjr for the 
ailntioD of linnen waa totj griuit; and her 
Mgard to the eonclitf oF the Loid's day moat 
■incere. From hrr lipa, not only hnre 
thaughtleai aabbnth breakers been rBproveil, 
but the poorand afflicted frequently coiiiiled. 
Hei sympKlhie* with the needy and >afr.irii>g 
memben of Chriit'* flock were unabateil la 
the end. When tlie time of her departure 
drew ni^h, ihe calmly resigned herself to Iha 
will of her hcarenly falher, and relying with 
- —- ^l«of the 

in heir of pramlae, the deceued hu left 

d nine tliiUroii ; mid let it be wrilten 

1 praiiij of our God iind for the genera- 

to come, ri^ht of these have put on 

[ hy being baptized into his death, and 

}f them ia the pastor of the baptut 

church at Atdwinkle. These are aU the 

children of many prnyeri. What an ontwa 

pntyer I What an eneourngeinentto pnyl 

Radeemer, (he eommltted her ipirit li 

In accordance with her request, that poi 
tion of the divine word whicli had bes 
bleved to her comrertion Was taken as th 
foundation of a discourse delivered in the 
baptist chapel, Kiddermlnater, in referen 
hn death, on Lord's day eTening, Feb. 

Died,Fobruary 7th, 1S49, at Northampton, 
in the Bflih year of her age, Sarah, the bs- 
loved wife of Mr. W. Brooki of the above 
place. The decenoed had been a member of 
the haptiri body nearly fotty-MVen yeats, 
haring been baptiinl by Ihe venerable Sut- 
cliff, and received into the church under his 
can at Olney on the 14th of Man:h, 1S02. 
She waa, however, soon after that time dis- 
miw^d to the church at College Street, 
Narthampton, of which aha continued to be 
a member unLl her decease. 

Seldom have we seen death encountered 
in a manner more becoming a Christian. A 
lifa marked by activity and enci^y was luo- 
cceded hy a long and painful aOlictian, emi- 
nently and evideatlyonnctiliDd. Thelangusge 
«f her heart was, "I know, Lord, that 
thy judgmcfita are right, and that thou in 
tuthfulness h;iit afflicted me." Theao words, 
and the aermon founded upon them by the 
Rev. J. A. James, in which he aooght to 
improTt the death of his daughtet'ln-liw, 
were exceedingly interesting to the deceased; 
indeed for same time she dwelt in the land 
BeuUb, just below the gales of the celestial 
city, iind hcT end waa empliaticaUy peace. 

" OVMJ till [WUtSf splill llsd, 
SuiUtlDSd bj gnus dlvlns." 

In additipp to her bereaved hu^nnd, who ia 

Mary, the wife of Mr. Harper Tirelvetreea, 
of New Millmnu Street, London, devoted 
herself to God in her earliest ye.-irs. She 
was the daughter of Kbeiicier and Elizabeth 
Hubbard of Titchmargli, Northampton ihire, 
was bom on the Bth of September, lS2£,and 
nl the early age of fourteen yeurs was bap- 
ti'.ed at Tbiapslone by Ihe Rev. W. Rimes. 
She exliibiied a remarkable development of 
ninlured Christian cliameler, whilst her 
meekness of spirit, and genuine, mioBecteii. 
humility, produced n likeness to the divine 
image seldom found in youthful disciples. In 
all her en^agemenli ilie aimi^it at the gloriCi- 
cation of God, and dilTitsing abroad the ex- 
cellence and loveliness of religion. Ia 
missionary work and Sunday schooli she waa 
deeply interested. During a residence of 
nearly three years in Yorkshire, she waa ooo- 
nectc'd with the school at Heptonstall Slack; 
id amongst her memoraada and diary are 
irliculnrs of the conversion of seranil of 
.T class. Snnn after her marriage, January 
Saih, 1843,and removal to Dunstable, special 
nolice was taken by the church of her un' 
wearied nltcntion to the young, and incraai. 
ing anxiety to promote their everlasting 
'iteietts, iind a vote of I lianki agreed upon, 
'hioh was forwarded lo her by the ofBceii of 
lie chureh. Siiarlly uAer her union with 
her husband, it Wiia evident that withering 
consumption bod set in, and was feat gaining 
ground, A change of air and reaidence was ' 
sorted to for the winter, but proved to be 
lef&cacious ; and after exhihiling a rapid 
growth of grace and daily increasiug ripeness 
for glory, she was transplanted into the pam- 
"w of Qod, on March .1, tS49, terminating 
UTiioa of only thirteen months with her 
Tfowing and surviving companion. 
The entries throushout h^r diary are re- 

On the IBth December laU, at the Cottage, 

Well Street, Ilackney, li^dy, letict of the 
late Isaac Boot)i, Ehi., son of the late Rev. 
Abraham Booth, f rnnerty pastor of tho bap- 
tist church, Little Prescot Street. London 
and on the 22iid of February, 1019, in the 
17lh yeai of her age, Elimbeth Harris, 


gtudduighter of the tboTe Eailj and loac 


The Ro*. S. SpuigeoD, hcfing Mat in hti 
iMfsnatioQ m putor of tbe baptut chuich, 
Wnlsy Road, in QneniHy (sfUi haTing 
Mutainad tUi office for naarlj Mien jean), 
hat, bj aoma tt the memben of hi> church 
and coiungBtion, been proented with an 
degant drj wing-room time-piece, a* "a token 

of th«r undimiaished affadion for him, fof 
[be mildncM of hta diipoiilion ■■ a taembOT 
of the communilf, for hit eienplvf and 
uiuullied chancier ai a Chriatian, and for bii 
nnweaiied effort* to extend the kingdom of 
Chriit in tha world, aa a miniiter of the 
g[otioaa goapel of the blcawd God." 

The Rot. W. H. Fuller has migned tbe 
paatwal oYanight of the church in ThriMeU 
Street, BriMoL 


To lA* Editvr rfOit Baptut Afagajmu. 

Duft Sll,— Id the lecond paragraph of 
the Bnt letter in the Baptiat Magazine for 
Uarch, on tbe Propoeed Chartai for the 
Baptiit Hisnonai7 Sodetjr, there are lome 
Inaccuradei reflecting upon the committee, 
which jou will, perhapi, allow me to correct. 
It i( tijd that the chuter '■ wu condemned 
upmirdi of tix month* ago bj the all but 
nnanimooB Toioe of a qoarterlj committee ;" 
and again, " That the question wo* rerived 
at a waeki; Btting of the committee." Both 
atalementa ara inaeculate. The charter baa 
nerer been oondemned or approTsd b; the 
committet; a leaolntion condemnatorj of it 
waa vritleo at the meeting referred to, and 
md, bat mMraan. No deciuon waa taken 
upon tbe quaation. 

Norwae'Tha queAioo letiTedat atcMA/y 
nttiog;" it wMatBjri«ir^i|( meetiogj when 
■ MA^cofflDlittee wa* appointed, with in- 
« report in writing upon tlie whole 

In tbe liuida ot Ui. Hnneil, indeed, thej 
an oaad for no miasblerona purpoaaj but 
tbej Iiare bean notiead elaawhera with the 
view of making diaisei of nnbinMM and 
pettiaadlj, whwh are (I beUere) entirely 


7b lit Eiilar rfOu BapHa MufOMme. 

DmiK Sts, — In briefly notiinng the n 
maifca of Mr. Uurael^ ioaetled in yoor num 
ber for March, on the ] 

of llie Baptiit HiMiDoary Sodetf, I muat 
begin hj correcting lome erron in hia i ' 
ment of &cta. He aaja that " it wai 
demnad npwaida of (ii month) i^, bj tbe 
* I quarterly 

[meeting of the] committee." The meeting 
refoned to wai held April 29th, 18i8, and 
■uch reaolution waa adopted at it ; the 
record on the miantai ii thi»;— '■ Mr. Hinton 
brought up the following report from the 
(ub-committee appointed in reference to k 
chatter of incorporation, — 

" Reeolied, That the report be raoeired." 
He aaja further, that " the quaation waa re- 
Tired at a weekly sitting of the oomtnittec." 
This ii not accurate. The qucation wai 
onljr conyenalionatly "retiied at a weekly 
•'•ting of tbe committee ;" it was regularly 
troduced at the quaileily meeting held on 
the 13th of July, 1846, at which the re- 
appointment of the lub-committee waa re- 
aolred on. To hii Kalement, that " had the 
Tote been taken on the .queation, charter or 
no charter," on the 17th of January, 1849, 
" it would, from all appeannoe, have been 
negatived, I have to add that no attempt 
whalerer hai been made to niae such 
a queMIon in committee, or to aubmil it to 
any other dcdaion than that of the iodety 
itself, at iU general meeting. He says, 
finally, that "a small majarity only waa in 
fiiToar of pablishing the report.'' Tbe Ikct 
ia, that out of twenty-aeren persona present, 
twenty-one voted, thirteen in Eitout of it, and 
eight againat it ; a majority of more than 
three to two. 

After obserring juatly that "tbo intention 
for which the Baptirt Miiaianar^ Society waa 
instituted, wu not the acquiaition and the 
holding of property," Mr. Muraell says, " %a 
chatter the aodety merely to enable it to 
compass the more easily what is purely inci- 
dental to it, and which may drop off fVom it 
any year in its progreu, seems to me to be at 
variance with a truly wise and sound policy." 
This is written as though the society could 
get rid of its interest in praperty. To a Tory 
Urge extent, bowcrer, thia i« not poaalUe. 



Mudi propwtf the wcMf ha« (for iti nxwt 
important siul indupeiusble purposea) sc- 
cepted in tnut for othgn, and it c^not be 
released from thii obligation. No one ima- 
gina that the pouecaian of propert}- ia, for 
iU om uke, " adtanUgeous to the aodety ;" 
tlie jiutiBcalion for iU poncMJon h that it is 
necenary, and that the gnat object of the 
•oeietjr cannot be carried on without it. 
Hence, ai anxictiei and reiponiibililie* are 
tneritable, a deaire to reduce the incon- 
leniencca attending them to the gmallert 
poMble amount i» not unreasoiuble. 

"Suppose B charter ihould he ohtaiiieJ," 
'nje Mr. Mnnell, "it i> bj no meani eeitain 
that it wonU be of uaJTersal npplicBtian." 
WiU be kindl7 allow further inquiry, u the 
Bob-eoDiiniltee anggeat, to be made into this 
p«nt, and be nudtd t^ the issue t 

He uka, whether the local inapplicabilitj 
ot the charter " might nut introduce into the 
ddibotikma of the WKietf a merelir lecu- 
lar etament ; " as though he imaBiued that 
"merelj leculHi etementa" had nothing lo 
do with the deliberations of the societj now. 
What else are the queations, whether a situa- 
tiim a nnbealthj', or whethtf a house could be 
procnred for a tnivionai7 to live or to preach 
m ? As to aajr " dignity" which maf be lup- 
poaed to attadi to the mere ** holding of 
pit^iar^," openting as an inducement to the 
ooeapatioii of a manonary field, the notion 
■Mm* to me (to borrow a phrase ofhisowii) 
to ba " aplen^ trifiing." 

" Wa are told," he proceedi, "that the 
•Dciety will MTB monef bj a charter of in- 
corporatian." Mr. Monell ought in faimesi, 
boweier, not to hare so put this statement 
to lead lusreaden to suppose that this was tl 
onif, or tbe prindpal reason anngned for t! 
ptopoaal. Etctt atlentiTe reader of the 
•ob-com mil tee's report must hare felt that 
tbf* is not the truth; and eiery considerate 
reader of Hr. Hursell's remarks will feel, 
Ibat bis pnttting this pott of the case forward 
■oaa to conceal or disguise the more important 
asfieti of it, goes br to warrant a auspici 
that lb«re Is more in it than he is able 

* Sboald tite chaitei of hicorpoiation be 
obtained," he continues, " the freedom of the 
Baptist Himonarj Sodelj would be de- 
strojed," This sweeping sentence be ilius- 
tratea by the difficulty which would then 
■xiM in alleriDg anj eaentiBl (non-eaentiali 
mar be modiaed in either case) part t ' " 
aocletj*s conititutiDn ; but be entirely 
looks the difficulty (quite as great, although 
ptAmpt diSknnt in form) whidi attend* 
I'mJIar alleratlaiN now. He daimt, indeed, 
that tbe aodely " matt be left unfettered and 
udependeDt, and capable of any modification 

and incapable of any ester 
as if it were incorporated, as, in case of pro- 
ceedings in chancery, would be speedily and 
effectually demonstrated to them. In this 
respect tiia society has no "birthright" of 
freedom "lo sell," howeTer much more than 
a "mess of pottage" Mr. MuimU might 
wish to get for it. 

" The application for a charter," Mr. Hnr- 
sell goes on to say, '' would he derogatory to 
the position of the Baptist Minianary Socielj 
HI a religious institutiaa." This ii an anec- 
tion, however, of which he adduce* no proof; 
all that he has written under Ibis head being 
a reply to that pert of the sub-committeeiS 
report which is not olTicially published, and 
wbich, consequently, is not properly open to 
remark. On that part of tbe report which 



the sub-cammittee, a sodety in 
sense religious need not fo*i to accept a 
charter, he says nothing. I con desire no- 
thing more tlian that the reader will take the 
trouble to refer to it again. 

"In this matter," he continues, " we are 
in danger of compromising ouiaelTca aa 
dissenteta." He supports this position by 
Djing, that, sinre tbv society is "set up 
spedGcally and eicluuTelj for reli^ous pni- 
poaea, we cannot, as nooconformisti, ask tat 
It the patronage of tbe crown , or tbe fliTom 
of parliament, without detriment and dia- 
honour." My reply to this is, that to seek 
the incorporation of the society, either by 
the crown on the one hand, or by parlia- 
ment on the other, is not to seek for it cdtber 
" patronage" or " faTour." In punuance of 
its reUgiouB object, the sodety has of ne- 
ce*nty acquired a secular standing, bj means 
of the large amauut oF property iu which it is 
intereetedj and all that is sought, or would be 
obtained, by incorporation is, a secular stand- 
ing for the sodety more equitable and just. 
Can Mr. Mursetl show any reason why a 
■odety, merely because its olgect ia reli- 
gious, should be nt an unjust divdvantage in 
its secular a^rs 1 

Under this heed Mr. Uursetl Is pleased to 
notice a Btatement made by the sub-com- 
mittee for H very different purpose. " Tbe 
report of the sub-committee," my* he, " po- 
litely intimates that ' the ohjecton,' pom 
things I to the charter, do not seem to know 
that, not only municipal bodies, but banking 
companies, &c. jcc, arc corporations;" and 
. then follows a piece of cuistie irony, con- 
cluding with a reference to " water com- 
panies." Mr. Mursell has preiiouly told 
us that a part of the report of tbe sub-com- 
mittee i* " splendid trifling;" of this sally of 
his imagination it may be nid with at leut 
equal truth, that it is "trifling," but not 
"splendid." What is gravely to he com- 
phiined of here, bowever, is, that the in- 
tention of the sub-committee in this part of 
their report ia wholly lort sight at. They 



■re addtMung tbenMlve*, not t 
to the ehartci genmllr, but 
had mftdB ■ specific objection to iti ntmelj, 
that t1w nam* had becomB lo Tile in tbs «n 
of meD, that fiiT the ncielf to become ■ cor- 
mration vauld render it hopelenl)' iniamout. 
To Ihii \\ny lepllod, that numj' societiea of 
uoquertionable lespectabilitj were also eat- 
poriuJanl, and n far tbeir replr ira* to the 
pcont. Further it iraa nerer intended to 

Hr. Hurnell proceed! to aKgn ioiiia Tca- 
MU whf ■ body ■tricti)' religioui iboulJ not 
accipt a charier tram the croifn. The fint 
or Ihna ii, that lucli a bodj "cnnnot can- 
utenttf, in Ut eapaeily at luch, recogniie 
the •liitance of Ihs crown," or (aa lie aSUtt- 
Warda cipreaei it}, of "the lint authoritf 
in the alate," or of " the powen that be." 
If thia pidtion can be made good, no duubt 
tb* coocluaiun vill fallaw; but Hr. &IurHll 
lia> here left it to reM lolelf on hia own 
awrrtion. Let u> try it by nn eismple. 
Suppoie the church aaaembling in Belroir 
Street chapel, Leiceeter, "in their delibera- 
tian* and counaele ej mambera of the body of 
Chiiat," to coniult on the question irhetber 
they ahall hold their church-meclin^ with 
oloind doon. Many reaaons ate adduced in 
IhvDur of euch a plan, and the aociely an on 
the point of retolving on it, when a membR' 
anggaats that, acoordiiig to tha Toleration 
Act, it if not lawful to do lo ; upon which 
the paitor annonnoea, that " a religioua io- 
dety cannot coniiitently, In it) capacity aa 
anch, recogniae (ha eiieteiice of the powers 
■hat be." oiuoh leea the binding fbice of the 
lawi they may bsie paswd. Yon will, of 
eourae, then meet with cloaed doors, Mr. 
Munall? Or take another euimple. Sup- 
pose the town of Leicester to be in n state of 
political excitement, and a mob to demolish 
the chipcl aboie-named by nolence. The 
church are aiaambleil lo consider what shall 
be done, and they are on the point of deler- 
tniniog to arail themselves iif a legal remedy 
against the rioters, when, for the acBOud time, 
the pastor announces that "a re^ioua 
•odety cannot consistently, in its capHcity aa 
Mch, recognise the existence of the powers 
that be," much less seek from them redress 
of an injury. You will seek no legal remedy, 
than, Ur. Mursall? 

It must be evident, I think, that the ei- 
trame position taken by Mr. Munell oannot 
be sustained ; but thsl, an the contrary, a 
society in the strictest tense religinus may 
very coniistenlly recognize the eiiitanee of 
Uwee aotboritiea ta tbs state, to which they 
hare (In things not contrary to the will of 
Christ) to render obedience, and IVom which 
they haie, as eiposed to social wrong, to ex- 
pect protection. It may be aaumed, indeed, 
that Ur. Uursall^ language la only an 
t«d mode of " 

■ntimllr btU anonc na, that aailher indi- 

riJuals iiorscoietieBcanGonsBtentlytvcogniie 
the authority of the state in reHgimti Matter*. 
This, no doubt, ii true, but is nothing to the 

'■ Besides," he goes nn to say, ■' U It be a 
secular and ciril adrantage which is sought, 
no raaaon can be adduced wherefore the 
TaTour should be conferred, founded on the 
Act that the party seeking it is a ' body in 
the atriatett senaereligloui,' without the meat 
wretched coropromise, since other bodies 
haTe an equnl cUim on the eonaidnatlon of 
the stale." Hr. Mursell here does injustice 
to ths suta-committce. They have not argued 
that tho religious character of the rKiety* 
supplies a rmion whs B chnrtor shonld be 
granted 1 all tliut they have said is that it 
conalitutea no reason why a charier should 
be refused. Hr, Munell doia injuiUce aleo 
to himself. From his nrKumcnt as It follows 
the sentence 1 haTe qiioled. it would inerit- 
abty result, thnt "purely civil privileges" 
ought to lie withheld by the state on religious 
gmundsj B principle which he certainly oiutt 
be the last man in Bngbind to moinlain, 

" A further reason rests," he eayi, " on the 
very tangible ground of profit and loss." 
He hero contrasts the " s.iving of money and 
of trouble " anticipated fVom a cbarterf with 
the loss of the sociL-ty's ''freedom of action," 
which he alleges the sab- committee to hara 
admitted in ^ying, " it is no doubt tme that 
the movements OC an inoorporMed sedety 
cannot be absolutely unfettered." Nothing 
mors, however, is here admitted conMrning 
(he movement* of nn incorporated aodety, 
than holds eqaally true of a society not in- 
corporated, hanin^ on mteretl in prtptrlf, 
Tho Baptist Missionary Sodety is Yery tu 
from being "al)solutely unfettered" now; 
and [ti present and inevitable subjeetion to 
law will be In no respect modified for the 
worse by inoorpontion. 

Proceeding to a dlflerent ground, Mr. 
Mursell observes that, if it were " lawfbl" to 
seek n charter, " it might not be eipediont." 
He here rcfen to the light in which the step 
might be regarded by many penons, both in 


Hr. Munell next notices thi statement of 
the sub committee, that, in gmnting a charter, 
the sovereign is *' not so much the repraaen- 
Utivs of the state as of the law ;" bat he is 
quite miatakea in the use tat which be sup- 
poses they intended it. It hsd been objected 
la seeking a charter for a nHglous sodety, 
that it would invidve the piindpU oF a eo*' 
nexion between the church and the state ; 
and to this the sub-committee reply, that, in 
the act of granting a chnrter the soverdgn 
(MuU nsl repreitnl the ilair, a (kir anawer 
to the objection, if true. What ia meant 
when ft is stated that the sortieign, in and 


M act, would TiprMtnt, not thft lUte, bat th« 
lav, u •Tidently thii : ihai tha act, aUhough 
performed bj tho eietutive pnwer, would ba 
itielf not exeeutiia but leRUlatiia— Bn eier- 
cae, in fict, of that imoll portion of legiiln- 
tiva powor which Ihe coniUtutiMi nnd Uwaof 
England yet leeva to Ilia crown. 

The wb-eoinniitlee ftirthei Uata, that that 
which it received Imm the oiown, whan a 
cbutai u panted, "ii neither ptnonat noi 
official fHTcur, but « modified end more 
eqnitabla porition in relation to (ha Inw," 
In confutation of tbii auertion, Mr. Murull 
thhiki it " quilA snouKh to refer to tha hin- 
guafe of tha ehailec itaclf i"— " We, of our 
apedal gniea," &a. But be altofather mi>- 
iikt* (he impoit of thi« phrtueology, which 
k in mlity intended to afHrm Iha Icgiilative 
poritrof Ihe trBnvction.aod todenr uomipl 
■nd Tanal motive, Tbagrsnting of a chuter, 
whon wtii&ctoTj fround can be laid fat it, 
ii, oa tha pait of Iha wTereign, but a due 
diichHge of ona of the public dutiei of hii 

'' If tbo ehirter »«ro obtoinod," continual 
Hr. HuTioJI, " it would eonfer an amount of 
power which ihculd not be antruited ij an; 
religioua aooiety to any body of men." 
Under thia head aoTcnl itemi are tDimlioned, 
which it will not be reqaiiite to notice in de- 
tail, bacauiB Iha ganeral notion out of which 
they apring ii artogatbar unfounded. The 
tni(h ia, that a chatteT would oonfer on tha 
' 9 no power whatsrer, Itianotthe 
> that would be incorporated, but 
_:y, that ia, the whole multitude of 
rt ; and Ihe rclnlion which the com- 
mitlaa would bear to tha aociaty, and conae- 
qaeally alt ill powen, would b« the lame aa 
at pnaent. Going through every aentance in 
tbb pnragmph, I can moat conacientioualy 
affirm my comirtion, Ihot in every one 
then] the wnt«t i« wholly miplaken [ and, 
bo idducee no proof, but ronkea nstertii 
onlr, coniidcnite pertoni mnj well hetitate 
befcn they gixa bin) credence. 

In error in nippoiing that a charter would 
tlirow power into thebanda of the committee, 
Mr. UnraaU fa, of neeeolty. ititi more in 
HTOt in Miyins thai auefa augmented power 
wmU " bll into the faandi of a very few," 
•TCn of tba oommittae iUelf. Ha naaarU, 
• indaad, that " tha popular character of that 
boijiMntiM * aemblanca than a reality " 
aod ha l«Ua yni that " tha quarterly meatin 
aia not invaatcd with mora authority in any 
way (hM " Iha weakly meatinp. The truth 
ii, that the eonititution of tha aociety knowa 
iiolhtDg of quarterly neatinga of the com- 
mittee, thia diKinction having originated 
entirely in the fact, thst, fnr the sake of 
hfrilitaUng Intardiange of opinion, the com' 
mittee have agreed, that upon apecialoccaaiona, 
(oocnrring aomewbere about MC« a quarter], 
the tiatel ling e);pen»«a of membeia residing 
•t • dialMW* fron tawn ahall ba paU. That 


the popular chnracter of tha committee if a 
reality, and noaamblnnce, mny be evident froni 

constitution, ofon atalltimea to the attendance 
and vote* at about eight hundred membiva 
of the tociely, and that srarcaly a meeting ia 
held at which aome membcri, thua entilled, 
do not attend. Thia popular eonititution of 
immittee would be in no rcapeot altered 
by the aociety'i in corporation . 

I have now noticed all Mr, MurMll'a 

alBtements, and if I were to conclude my 

■n^ona by lajing, Ihnt had he deaigned 

lUect the greatest poiiibla number of 

aopbiama in tha leaat poaaible apuce, he ooultl 

acarcely have been more lucceeaful, and that 

■' I whole effect of hi> paper ia to throw dcat 

tha eyai of your reodera, I ahould give 

n no cHuae to comphiin, linee 1 ahoutd only 

I language which ha hea act me the einm- 

t of employing. If I refrain from uMOg 

auch language, however, let him allow me to 

aaiure him, with aincere regnrd and reapect, 

that he haa yet to do the lubject on which ho 

haa written the juatica which it denaad*, 

1 am, he. 

ItUBS, HnMBtli, 

To tltt EiLlor nfihs Bapliit Magaaiat, 
Rar. Sib, — It ia due to your readeri and 
tho frienda of tho Baptiit Miaiionar* Society 
that they ahould be informad that Iha latten 
of Mr. Uuieell, Mr. Rjibinaon, and Hr, 
BoKiw, in your magaiina of thi* month, 
were written (if I may judge by their con- 
tenta) under aimie miaconception of thl 
nature and effect* of a royal charts, 

I will not occupy your valuable apace by 
replying in detail to thoae gentlemen, bill 
caniant myaetf with ouuring your readeti, 
that a royal charter of incorporation ia, in 
iubatance, a perpetual trust-deed, a grant to 
tha peraona named in it and tA their aucace- 
aon, of power to deal with the aniire prN 
party then pcaaaaiid, or which may theresAel 
ba acquired by Ihe gmntee* and (heir aue. 
ceaaora, and thcw peraona miiy ba changed •( 
pleaaura without a new dead, provided Iha 
ohango be made in the manner prescribed by 
tha tiiat deed. The chnrtsr deJinBi in genemi 
term* the powara »f the granleea, arul th« 
pnrpoaea to •high they ahall apply thtit 
truat property, and whatever ia dona to tht 
contrary ia illegal. An ordinary tmat-deed 
randen a new deed neceaanry every time thai 
death or reaignation rcquirea new truateea (o 
be appointed. It might happen that, if the 
Bnpliat Miationary SoHety waa incorporated, 
peraona wouM Muacnt to become memben of 
tha commiilea, wid thua invaat Ihemaelvaa 
with theae truat povera, aefing that without 
eipenae to tliemaelves or the aociety tha; 
anijiht reeign at pleaaura. If lliay ab|aine4 



their power undn a (nut-deed the; might 
bare to procure a new tnntea to take their 
plnce, or be driren to the Court of Chancery 
to bo relieTed of their trust. 

The London conpaniea, and, in ihort.all 
the ODcporate tomu ia England, act under 
royal charten, but theee documents do not lo 
define the purpoiea of the corponitinni as 
they ihoali^ and some of them authoiiie 
Eompulsoiy eTsctions, which the proposed 
charter of the BaptiM Misnonacy Society, of 
courae, doel not and never can authorise' 

The propoaed charter will not giro an atom 
of religtouB power, nor wilt it profen to do 
BD, and by no mean4 can the aodety free it- 
self from liability to control from the courts 
of law and equity. 

The Law Institution, which coniiMa exclu- 
aively of lawyers, has, ttam ita commence- 
menl, acted under royal cbarter, and if it be 
BdmHtad that lawyere are the best judges of 
what, on legal ^undi and for practical pi 
MUM, b moat kkely to conduce lo their 01 
mtanats, their conduct in this respect may „ 
worthy of the cooBdemtion of the friends of 
the Baptist HisaJonaty Society. The Ameri- 
can Baptist Mianonary Society acta under a 
state chatter of incorponitioii. 

Mr. Robinson, in his letter to you, inqiurei 
the amount of re^jonsibiiily irtiieb the pro- 
poaed charter of the Baptist Missionary 
Society would entail on the members of the 
ndety. I think that this may be oniweKd 
by ttating that the property of the corpora. 
tion wontd be answerable ^r all its engage- 
nwDt*, and must be 6M exhaosted, and as 
llw liabititiei of Uie aodety would b« tempo- 
niy tbera is no actual riA incurred by nem- 
bsnfafp. Tbtre is no such risk as is incurred 
by trading companies; In theee, Icsaa hare 
bean anatained by the money invested doI 
hanng been returned, bnt, on the contrary, 
lost by improvident purcbasea of Talaeless 
ptoperty,and by having been lent toineolvent 

A royal charter, altbongh in form a royal 
biour, la not worthy of being so eonaidered. 
Ttw groands of the application far one, and 
the form of words lo be used in it, are first 
■abmitted to the legal advisan of the sove- 
reign, who rseuTo fees fbr their trouble ftom 
tfaoaa who apply fat the charter, and, there- 
fore, ratliar foel that a hvour is oonferred 
upon them by tbe ■pplication for the grant, 
than upon Uioae who obtain iL The sove- 
reign aots upon the advice given by simply 
afilxing the royal sign manual (the signature) 
to the chatter as ■ mere matter of 

If tbe committee of the Baptist Miirionary 
Society ihould bereeller provide th^ friends 
with situations of emolument and eose at the 

scribeiB, instead of resorting to eitha a 
chancery suit or an ecUon at law to renwre 
the evil, would cease to ■ubscribe to the *o- 
ciHty's funds, and thus peacefiilly cause the 
mtuatione to be vacated. I have no fears for 
the society whilst the committees shall be 
constituted of such men as we have had 
hitherto, but that they have done everything 
which (hey could is more than can be ex- 

I entreat every sabecriber and eonlributor 
to the sociely'sflinda to adc himself if ha has 
done sll for the aodety which he could, snd 
if ho can answer the inquiry m theaflhma- 
tiv^ happy is he 1 But if be would do 
justice to the committees he most not condemn 
them until he has istisfied himself that a 
majority of the contributors to the sodety 
have done as well es he has. Moles was 
deprived of the privilege of entering into 
Canaan fbr speaking against God's Israel, let 
us not lesaen our privileges by speaking 
against those who have devoted tfaemaelvea 
to the noble and holy employment of cniry- 
ijig out the objects of tbe Baptist Hisnonaiy 
Society, and made pecuniary lacriBc** abo, 

I write this without the knowledge or 
suggestion of any member of the eomroitteo 
or peiaoD connected with the aociety, and 
simply to prevent my brethren raitiiig objec- 
tions to a charter founded on ignoianee ; if 
thero be any founded on focts let them bo 
■(ated snd attended to. 

Caabermtt, March IOr&, 18t9, 

TV Ikt E^lor nf U« Baptitt .VagoMlne. ' 
^'"i— A'Uiongh you hate devoted so much 
-f your March number to the above eubject, 
I hope you will find room in the number for 
AprU for the following teief narrative, which • 
shows the actual working of such a charter 
In the esse in question there is nothmg 
perahar in tbe terms of the charter j nothing 
in Bct, so far as I know, hnt aiii-h t<ui<i_>: . 

A royal diarter does not grant the parties 
incorporated power to compel any penont to 
part with tbeir housea or lands lo the corpo- 
ration, which is the reason that railway com- 
panies never act nador a charier, but obtain 
an act of parlismenL 

A chattered company has hitherto been 

™iii« in me temiB or the charter j nothing 
I tot, so far as I know, but such iveulMions 

i« UK!, » lar as 1 «now, but such tveulMions 
as would be insertod in the prapoMd chatter 
to the Baptist Hisaionaiy Society. 

Yours truljr, 

DiviD U'Laru, 
Ml. 4, Nets Broad Slrtel, 
Snf MsreA, 1S49. 

A number of the shaiehtdden of a banking 



CMDpuif in Ilia aij, incorporattd by nn.-il 
duuM. baTing formed an opiaion that it 
would b* for the intemt of the concern to 
■■"*%*■■*■- with ■nother bnnlcing mmpiinj, 
■tthongh not efaartcred, addr^wd ■ rcquintiein 
to ttaoir baud of dlrecton, tbal a apecial 
gsBcnl moctiiig of (ha propriaton ibmild be 
Eallid t« Gonaider Iba proptietj of tbat mea- 

A. meeting waa aecordingl/ be)d on tbe 
3nd March, and woa numennul}- and re- 
ipeetiblf attended, the aolidtor of the bank 
wd otbar Jegai gentlemen hurlng been 

Tbe propoaed meaaure vaa terj fultj 
diKoand ; bnt aa it waa on groundi peculiar 
to the poiition and pioipecti of the two 
ntabliahtBenla. there would be no prapriet; 
!n adTerting la them in (hii pBper. Some of 
tbe proprietora attached consderable im- 
partaoce to the compnny hating a chatteri 
hot it waa becaiue the reaponsibilitj of each 
■hareholder waa limited to doable tbe ainoiint 
of hia tiakt in the cancem, in which retpcct, 
tbne «an ba antbing nnatngoiu in tbe pro- 
poied cbuter tin the Bsptiat Miuionaij 

Torard* the cloie of tbe meetiag, alter t 
fne and full divunipn of the propoeiHl 
meaaure, the chairman lafanned tha pro- 
piiFloTi that the board of directon had token 
the joint opinion of tlie uttomej-generol and 
Bnoiber eminent countel on aome pointa of a 
general naturt, wiith aiay leire to explain 
thepoaition in which lbs Baptiit Uiuionary 
Societj would be placed under & royal charter. 

It i* Ibe joint opinion of the laid counul, 
that an amalnmation of tha kind piopoeed 
cannot be ef^cted except b; atif&on/y <if 
parliamenl, or by the eurrender of the present 
charter, which cannot be aurrendered but 

be proper to allow the ahareholden to meat 
and lUicoaa the propoaed union, but tbat Ibe 
chairman hwuU not btjuit\fUd in pulling a 
rnolution, Ttecmntndiilor]/ <(f tha union, lo 

Of coutae, not a aingle itep could be taken 
toBiirda accompliahing such a union, howerer 
deoFable it might be, eicepting by employing 
tbe cumbroui and eipenaive machinery eoo- 
lectad vttb obtaining an act of parliament. 
Thia it waa Mid would coat £800 or £800. 

r* Iht Editor ef At BapHit Magcmint. 

Dub Sib,— Ab the Committee of the 
Baptlat Hiaaionaty Society have inrited the 
attention of ita friend* and aubmibera to tha 
propoaed incorponiioD by charter ta act of 
parUament, il teemi deurabte that those who 
Bare farmed en opinion on the lubiect ahontd 

Tbe Bnt and weightiest objecthm is, that 
to Bsk any priiilege from tbe stale to enable 
us to preach tbe goepel ounelTes, or to asaist 
those who do 10, ia oppcaed to the fint 
prindplea of diiaent. If it ia nocoaary to 
bold houses or Inndi for aucb purpous, wa 
must, as a Christian duty, eoafbrm to tha 
laws which regulate the tenure of property. 
But the thing proposed is, to aolidl a isTOUi, 
and one which the state is quite aa likely to 
refuse as to grant. By doing this we anbjeet 
ouraalrei to the charge of inconaistency from 
theauemieaof our nonconfomutj, who will aay, 
that when it suitsthe convenience of dEssenlelB 
they on call far the pRtroniiing help of the 
government as well aa otheia. 

It is clear that wo shall beaAinga &Tour, 
ftir the worda of every charter declare, and 
we admit that it is granted, " Of the apodal 
grace, certain knowledge, and mere motion," 
of the lovereign. If instead of a chartef 
from the crown we aoIidC an act of parlia- 
ment, we gJTe opportunity for the thouund 
members of ihe legialnture to aneer at and 
condemn a courw which the enemies of dis- 
tent in both houses will not fail to represent 
as at Tarienca with onr fint pitnciplea. If 
the bishops of Eieler or Oiford should 
descend from their allilmlcs to notice the 
introduction or progress of such a measure, 
it is easy to see what eji ill-natured use may 
be made of such a golden oppoitunily. I 
Ihetelare submit that we should he roluntarilj 
aubjecling ouraelres, as s religious body, to 
reproach and the chance of defeat, for an 
object not wsrranted by our own principles. 

With regard to Ihe benefits to ba derired 
from a chnrter, I nm not so sanguine aa the 

veniencea of trusteeships, but I am not at all 
sure that a chatter, or eren an act of parlia- 
ment, would remedy them in all out colonies. 
In those which have local Icglilatures, aucb 
na Jflmaica, Canada, and South Aiutnlia, 
and in those which are already regulated by 
acts of the British parliament, inch aa India, 
and others, I doubt whether any act of tha 
imperial parliament would nrail, unlets re- 
enaded by the colonial authorities; and if so, 
any such re-enactment would be doutHlbl 
and cxpensire. 

I object olso to a charier or nn act, as 
limiting tha preeent unreatrictad ftwdom of 
tbe sodety. It is true that the gnat object 
of the society seems to ba fiilljr eipresaed in 
the Draft Charter; but '' new dreumalancea" 
may well be supposed by any lawyer of ex- 
penence, in which the charter may be fiinnd 
to he an insuperable bar lo the carrying out 
of the wishes of the general body of aab- 
scribers. In eonfirmalinn of this 1 may ny, 
that I was present myself ten daya ago at n 
meeting of giroprietota of a company incor- 
porated by charter, when, after sc'eral houn 
of discuuion of a plan approved by a large 
body of the proprietors, the chairman read 


the opinion of the nttornejr-generBl, that it 
vu not irilhin the icope of the charter, nnd 
that the chairman wu not irammled bjr law 
in em patting the question propoaed, and 
he TcAued to put it accordingly, and broke 
up the meeting. 

In condonon I nay my, that the rerj 
great expenie attending either a charter or an 
act would more than counter-balance, in mj 
opinion, the laiing with renrd to Imst-deed* 
and their renewal. As to tlia inconveniencee 
to the committee, I do them the juitice to 
beliere that it dD«« not weigh much in their 

It ii not lufficient for the Mb-committee 
to aifne thig qucvtion before the great body 
of the lubiciibera, eten if the aiguroenta 
were worth more than they appear to be. I 
have little doubt that the pioui fueling of the 
majority i* oppooed to this project, and I 
tmrt it will be quietly interred. 
I BID, denr air, youn, 

William P. Bikturt. 

To the EdiioT Iff the BaptUt Magaxint 
Mt sub Sia,— Will you hare (he kind- 
nesi to iniert the (oUowing communication in 
the next number of the Baptiat Magazine ? 

At the quarterly meeting of the Worcea- 
lenhire Anocialion of baptiat churcbea held 
at Atch Leach, Marcli 6th, 1849, it waa re- 
Bolrad on the motion of brother A. G. Fuller, 
aeconded by brother F. Oierbury : — 

" nut tUi lOMtliii la uib 

la piwat cpppoituDf'- -• 

a ft ant^eet of (nU 

^ — , ida^taalehaiHttrntltaiiitela 

ad epanttoBa, titj cunot isfud Ika pnleclhr 
lla Itial tnnTpantlgD wlthoat fMUnn tt appra- 
hmalon UiU iba amall adTantagia whieli anch a 
couraa wmU aaeiiie would ba ttt man than 
* iDjniT whisli would acerua 

It v«Bld Impoaa cm lla txar^ 

and ihaUoilia which It w 

Tba Rot. C. M. Birrell, ndrerUng to a 
aerie* of reaolntiona adopted by the Com- 
mittee of the LiTerpool Auxiliary to the 
BaptM HiMJonary Society nod extenaiiely 
adfertiaed, requeaU ua to aay that in ronae- 
qucDMor theftltaoT hia health he waa not 
preeentat the meeting at which they were 
paoed, and that it appenn to him that all 
the o[nnion) apeciGed there are untenable, 
and Uiat the cloaing advice ariaea finm a 
minppnheniion of the nnluro of all trust 

Stepney College is again without ■ preai- 
dent: considerations hafing no nftivnca 
either to the inatitution or to any of it« 
inmate* hare led the Rer. W, Joan tn 
rengn his office. Dr. Murch has kindlr 
acceded to the wish of the committee ao fti'r 
as to undertake to discharge temporarily Iho 

duties of rewdent tutor, but he cr-'' 

spend the Lord's days with hia cc 
at Rickmanaworth, as usual. 

._, , will be supplied for s _, 

come by the Rer. T. D. Reynolds late of 
Earl's Colne, he hafing aceeptni a nnanimoua 
' m from the church to apend three 
there with a view to the paatoiate. 

will take place this year on Wedneadaj', Majr 
Snd ; and that Exeter Hall hating again been 
formally refused for that purpose by the pro- 
prietors, the meeting will be held in Finsburjr 

A crowded meeting wa* held at Eielcr 
Hall about ten days ago, oecetioned by the 
impriaonment of the Rev. Jnmea Shor^ who 
ia now a priaoner in Eieter jail in conse- 
quence of proceedings token against him hr 
the bishop of Exeter. It will he remem- 
bered that Mr, Shore was minister of a 
proprietary chapel in that diocese, whoae 
evangelical sentiments and popularity were 
oR^aire to the bishop ; that finding that his 
dioceMn had taken measurea which would 
prevent hi* officiating lon^r there as a cler- 
gyman, he went to a nnghbouring niagistmte 
and took the oaths as a dissenting minister, 
at the rame time, with the cxinaent of the 
proprietor, registering the chnpet as a dli- 
senting place of worship; that he then offi- 
ciated in it, supposing himself to be aecure ; 
but that the bishop claimed from him sli'I 
canonical obedience, and prosecuted him in 
court*, by which lie was condemned to pny 
heavy coata. The meeting to which we refvr 
took place a« aoon as hia incaicenlion was 
known. Chorlea Lushlngton, Esq., M. P., 
presided, and the principal apeahers were 
Mean. Binney, Brock, Burnet, Baptist 
Noel; and Messrs. Stoddart and Cniig, mi- 
niatenof the established church. Whether 
any thing can ba etfecled at present for the 
relief of Mr. Shore ia doubtHil ; but a bill 
has been brought into parliament toi the 
protection of other dei^ymen who may be- 
come disaenling ministers, and it is attongly 
hoped that it will pass. 

Several minister* of the National Re- 
fbimed Church of Fiance bare recently re- 
linquished their connexion with it, aniong 
whom is M. FrMiric Monod, secretnry of 
the French Missionary Society. In con- 


•eqnence the ArchlTW dn ChiiiliaTiUme, of 

vhieb he u ihe editor, hu cetiied to be the 
oignn of the oilbodox parlr in the National 
Chuich, and unnouncei Ih.-it it i> lo be dc- 
Toted to " the ptinciple of free and penonul 
adbenon." On the othei hand M. Filnlte, 
a lealoua pralntant preacher, not rereitiog 
•tate vmj, has been fined on theee preteiicet; 
that thoogh libertT ii gnnled bj law to pnr- 
ticaUi fonni of warMp, it ii not to eon- 
femerM on matten of religion, nnd that M. 
Pilalle diiciused and criticised a legally 
Tteegaiiad aoTihip, thai is, Romanitn. The 
luaa tomiidi poperj of those tlatenDen who 
an now in the sacendant in France is in- 
oeaanglj indent. 

The abolition of the inquisition in the dXj 
of Rome hai been followed bj an undertak- 
ing of the moat auipicioui characteT. In 
Ibe immediate precincts of the Vatican, we 
■m infonned, the Christian scriptures are 
being printed in the Italian language, under 
the Nperintendenoe of Dr. Achilli. 

Ou readers who are familtar with the 
name of John Pojnder, Esq., si a frequent 
ipealier at the India House in diicusaiana re- 
' support tn idolslrj, and 


. :e freedom of n 

with regret that that gentleman was rem 

from thii world on the 18lh of March. 

To many of our friends it will doubllt* 
bv pteuant to see a fntler account o( (he ar- 
nngementi far the approaching annual meet- 
ings in London than could be giren either on 
the ChnmoIogicHl Page or on the wrapper. 
We shall Ihereiiire mention them here, iii far 
■a they hace come to our knowledge. Some 
ara not ;et completed, but with reganJ to 
til* Ibltowing, there is, we beliefe, no greater 
Dncertiiintf than that which belongs to alt 
prospectiTe iiews of human transnclionB, 
We riwU ipeak of what uilt be done, mean- 
ing tharebj that it ii intended to be done; 
but recogoiiing the jiropriet}' of the apostle 
James's aJdmiMilion respecting the droendence 
of all our prqecti on the will of Him in 
wbom we liie and more, and hare our being, 
■n admotiitkni which the experience of all 
who have been accustomed to bjbsI in making 
snd enfant 


In the forenoon of thii da;, at eleven 
o'doek, the annual meeting to aupplicate the 
difine blcaing on ensuing meetings and on 
tba loeietiee i^oee intemta the; are intended 
to promote, will be held in the librarf of the 
Minm House, 33, Hoorgate. Thismeeting 
ii nanallf well attended, and affords pleasure 
to thoae who arc able to be present. 

Mitaionarr Socielr, at Surrer Chapel. Mr. 
Sherman, the esteemed minister ofthat place 
had eng^jed, it may be remembered, to per- 
form this seriice to the society last veer, but 
was prevented by the illness of Mrs. Sherman, 

I betlci 

raiDiT, iFUL SOth, 
In the forenoon, at ten o'clock, the thirly- 
aerenth annusl seesinn of tbe Baptist Union 
will be held in the library at 33, Moorgata 
Street, Respecting this meeting, the secre- 
taries say, " In order that time for due at- 
tention to burine» may be secured, it is very 
desirable that brethren who attend should 
make anangentents for devoting to it the 
whole day, until fiie o'clock, refreshment 
being provided at two d'cIocIe in the Mission 
House." They desire also to call particular 

have, for the present aession made an im- 
portant alteration in the general arrange- 
ments. They hare resolved to discontinue U)o 
customary puUie tntelijig, (in which at lal« 
but tittle interest has been maniresled,} and 
to introduce in its stead an introductory dis- 
course, to be delivered at the opening oF tbe 
■enion by one of the brethren. They have, 
to their high gratification, prevailed on tbe 
Rev. T. Morgan of Birmingham, to rejiJor 
this service for the present year; and he will 
accordingly address the Union immadiatelv 
on its assembling, on Friday motning, April 
2ath, at ten o'clock. By a nwlution of the 
committee, this portion of the praceedingi 
will be open to nny Christian ^ends who 
ma; wish to attend." 

In tbe evening, terrice is t< 
seven o'clock, at the Weigh House Chapel, 
Fish Street Hill, when the Rev. William 
Drock ia to preach on behalf of the Baptist 
Society for promo^g the gospel in Ireland. 

LOao'a DIT, APBIL 22l(D. 

For the anangements respecting tbe ser- 
mons to be preached at the vntious baptist 
places of worship in and near the metro- 
polb on this dsy, we must refer to the 
Missionary Herald. 


In the forenoon, at eleven o'clock, the 
ansusl meeting of memben of the Baptist 
Irish Society is to be held at the Mission 
House. Every person subsoibing ten shillings 
and uipence a year, or upwards, and every 
baptist miniater making an annual ctintn- 
bution or collection for the society, is entitled 
to be present at this meeting, at which the 
proceedings of the past year are to be re- 
ported, and the ofiicen dioaen for tho year 



In the BTMing, at half-put (ii, the snanal 
meeting of the Baptitt Home Miaionary 
Societ; ii to be held at Fiiiibuc}' Chapel. 
Tbemiu Challia, £*q.. Alderman of Londop. 
hai engaged to piraide. 


In the morning, at ten o'clock, the aiuoal 
geoersl meeting of members of the Baptist 
Miwonarj Sotielj Ktli be held, for the trans- 
action of liuaincH, at the Misaion Hoiue. 
The penona entitled to attend and vote are 
"all penoDi mbacribing ten ■hilling! and 
■tipence a year, or upwania, either to the 
parent lodety or to auxiliaries, donon of 
ten poDndB and upvaidi, pastors of churches 
vhich malce ao antiual contribution, and 
ministen who collect annually fur the so- 
ciety ; also one of the eiecutoti on the 
payment of a bequest of fifty pounds or 
upwards." At this meeting, the committee 
and officers for the ensuizig year are to be 
chosen, the^uditoi* oF accompts appointed, 
and other buuneee pertaining to the society 
is to be transacted. 

In the etening, at di, the annual public 
naetmg of the Baptist Irish Snciely will be 
held in Finsbury Chapel, Richard Harria, 
Esq., M.P. for LeieeiteT, in the chair. 

GomDODC* at Bloomsbury Chapel, (i 
British Husnim,) when the ReT. Octaiius 
Winalow of Leunington will preach on be- 
half of the Baptist Missionary aodety. 

Ministers educated at Bristol, Stepney, and 
Bradford colleges wilt dine It^ther at the 
Guildhall CoflWe House, at two o'clock. 

The annual pablie meeting nf the Bible 
Translation Society it to be held on Wed- 
nesday erening, at New Parle Street Chapel, 
SonthwaA, the cliair td be taken at half-past 

XnOMDAl', APML 36tH. 

At clefeD, in the tbreaoon — not ten, as on 
soma fbrmer occasions— the annual public 
meeting of the Baptist Missionary Sodetj 
and its friends is to be held in Exeter Half. 
8. U. Peto, Esq., M.P., one of the tieasuren, 

In the erening, at half-patf six, the an- 
nual meeting ot subeoibets to the Hansard 
KnoUyt Sodety will be held at the Hall of 
Coamerce, Threadneedle Street, the chair 
to b« taken by Dr. Acworth. 

At six o'clock on the same erening, we are 
leqnealed to state that the annual meeting of 
the Baptist Tract Society will be bald in 
S»g]a Street Chapel; the ohair to be taken 
by Robert Lush, Esq. 

VaiDAT, AFHU, S7lll> 

In the erening, at half-past six, an ad^ 
joumed public meeting of the Baptist Mis- 
sionary Society will be held in Fuisbary 
Cliapet. The chair will be taken by Joseph 
H. Allen, E>i. 

It is Bcarceiy to be expected that any ot 
oat frienda ahould be present at all thiaa 
meetings, boweier much interest tfaey may 
feel in the societis wboae daims are to be 
adiocated. It has been suggested to us, 
however, by a gentleman who has lifed part 
of hia life in the country and part in the 
metropolis, that it might be adTanlsgeoos to 
give a hint that soma of the eongr^tions 
wilhio fire miles of St, Paul's do not furnish 
a fair proportinn of theae annual assemblies. 
No man knows the demands made upon the 
time of a Londoner, but one who hu been * 
Londoner himself. Yet our London baptitt* 
should remember what most be the Imprea- 
sion on the tninds of peiions who haTe 
trsTelled scorn or handreds of miles, al 
considerable cost, if they End that the meet- 
ings are not attended by Christians of tbe 
same class with themselres, who live within 
a walking distance of the places in which 
they are held. They are led to Suppose 
either that in the judgment of their meuo- 
politan ftiendi the societies tfaemselrea are ot 
little worth, or else to form an estimate of 
London leal very much to the discredit of its 
inhabitants. It is not, we believe, as much 
considered bj them as it should be, that pre- 
Bsnce at these meetings, if there be nothing 
than presence, affords eneouiaj 

I thoi 

■ gimtuil 

id toiling at 

apd. ir 

ibla hours ot 
priiate work which few i 
■ell-denial enough to perform, and that it 
cheers and inspirits friends of the institutions 
who have oome from a great distance, and 
who seldom viut our immense city. 
On auntber aubject we will ti ' 
gestion having respect to th' 
which are to be held in Fuisbury Chapel. 
we advert to what reapects the comKut of 
speakers there, alt who are accuatomed to 
attend such meetings will know that we 
speak djsinlereatedly. The Testtias behind 
the platrorm, which afford in some respect* 
valuable accommodation, are in othei napecta 
very annoying. When friends who lire at a 
great distance from each other meet, they 
often have much to say ) and the temptation 
is strong to contioua conieisatioa alter a 
mseting has commenced, or to enter upon 
private communications bdbrv it has te(- 
minated. In the vestries it may aeem to 
them a* though they were hidden fh>m tbe 
aaaemhly, but it is not so. What is grnng 
forward behind the pisiform sometimes inter- 
feres with dccomm in a manner of which 
those who are in the veatiie* hare no oen- 
eoption. StpintMiu v»r6um *al. 




Mr. Robinson, irritiag under date the 28th of November last, announces the 
death of this eicellent missionatf as having occurred on^thc 23rd. 

Mr. Leonard was one of those raised up bj" Providence in the country. He Vfas 
a European converted under the tniniatry of Dr. Carey in 1808, and.baptized on 
the 2nd of April, 1809, at which time he mi repieunted In a letter to the Society 
as a singular tnonument of mercy. In the latter part of the same year he wsa 
appointed a deacon of the ehurah in Calcutta, nhen it wa^ stated that he had 
waded through uncoraTnon templatLons, wbioh had left a deep impression of 
seriousness on his mindj and that he waj n nan of real piety and considerable 
intelligence, "and very active among inquiren, eapecially the younjt. 

In the following January Mr. W*aB eays, " Havlnjf read a letter from Mr. King 
relative to the saecess att«pdin][ the schooti at Binnlng'hani, brother Leonard re- 
marked thdt we might baTC a tree school in Calcutta for the multitudes of poor 
oountry-boni childreq who are in the moiC pitiable state of ignorance. I took up the 
lint, and proposed tho ooniideratton of it/' and thus originated the Benevolent 
Institution, which hu ilnoa been tho means of difiuaing its benefiti to thousands. 
Mr. Leonard undertook its superintendence, for wbioh be appeals to have been 
admirably fitted; idxi by hii aflbotionate attention! to the children he very soon 
rendered it the mwoi of esoiclng the deiin of the parents, particularly the female?, 
to attend the preuhuig of Ibc gospel. 

In a letter ha particularizes one of his wbolara m coming (o blm under very 
remarkable alicumatanees. He gays, "Among the children Just added to the 
school is Tbonos, a distressed Mahiy boy Utroduoed by Captain Williams, a sub- 
scriber to tlw Institution, who saved Hi lift, with that of two other boys, who 
had befen stolen fhun a neighbouring Islattd for the purpose of being sold fur food 
to the Battel, who tm cannibali; they were at the time being httened for 

In the year 1819, Mr. Leonard was appointed to occupy the mission station at 
Dacca, where his talents and attsnUon to the Bengali and Peniaa schools im- 
mediately laUsd lliem from the depretrioD under wbioh they were labouring, and 
by subsequent reports the number of leholats appear to have been above fiOO. 
Here he continued (bt thirty-two years, faithful to his trust. " His loboun," as 
Mr. Robinson justly states, " ware fbr many years very giefit, almost beyond 
human strength." Fur tome years he has been laid aside from actire labour, 
which has been a soutee of great distress to him, but he rejoioed in the success of 
others, and the conveiMtioDi of his missionary brethren on the efficacy of tlic 
atoning blood and the saints' prospect In a better world supported and animated 
his mind, After such conversations he would say, " Now I have something to 
think about during my sleepless h[>urs." As his end oppronclied he Enid repeat- 
edly to bis wife, in his figurative Style, "I am going to Paradise — I am going- to 
Paradise." He was interred in tho mission burial erouud in the spot he bad him- 
self marked out, " in the comet under the mango-tree," and his funeial sermon 
was preached by Mr. Robinson, who had travelled [him Assam to attend him in 
his last hours, but who arrived too kte to be recognized by him. 

yUR APRIL, 1640, 219 


Hie CaletiUa OrieDtal Baptist fbt January contains tlie followia; grsttfyiog 

Jm. Oiw Eiinq>taii feanle wuUpti>ed, (essioD of their fsiih in Christ, b; Mr.Lewii 
b; Air. Williun* on the Sth of December. od ihe 34lh of December. 

Ciiiaim (war Agn). Mr, Smith miles Jiaart. Mr. Furry, writioe from S4>ba> 
that he had the pleuure of immeriing two riy& aaAer date of the 31>t Decejnber, ujt, 
new GODierts from IliniluiiiD on Bsblwui the " Yoa will rejoice iritli lu tbu iiat ubbtth 
lOthof Deeember, TourtMa conveni were biptiied is two vit 

NaTiigdrrchiik (aoulh ot Calcutle). Three h'^, and on the TullowiDg day three mora 
natiie brelhtva were baptiied by Mr. Lewii made a public proresiiou of their faith. McM 
at tbn alalini on the ITtb of D«c*iiiber, ' of ihece coaTcrLi have been heariag the gospel 

D%M Dum, Two penons, one an £ut for years, others for some noaths, and havi 
lodiin, and the other a native female of (he been uoder seriout ii 
Uadrts Freudency, wire baptiied on » pro- , time." 

t impreSBMiia for • long 

Fram a letter from Mr. TuoKrsoN, veo extract the fallowiog Intemliog in- 
Fonnation respecting a miirionary tour in which he bas been engaged. 

rial to GarlimulcttA'ear Fidr. 

IVm. 4ih, 184D. Ilertil am.thniughniercy, 
■DOtber year, to meet end laboar among the 
mnltitaifes drawn hither at thti season oF the 
ifeir to baihe in the' Ginges, in the expecta- 
tion of nraabinj away their bihh bdH bting 
sated ; and I pray it tnsy be my hsppinesn to 
laboar with fameatness m making known the 
tmtb, and in seeking to apply it to the eondi- 
lion of my heartn. 

At Da^na, as I passed a dsj in the serai, I 
was happy in being recognired by a well- 
^ken, respectable Muhammadan, who, be- 
ing DO stnnger to our Iraob, nmeitly desired 
to nare mare, and as soon as he receired and 
carried them to a parly of his frieods, I saw 
them eagerly tike ind open them, to acquitnt 
tbemaelTes wiih their contend. At Hauper 
there were a number of applicants for Iht words 
if Jtna, ind they were thankful for the 
ituillcst portions given them. Inquiry may 
be promoted and knowledge difTused by these 
diibibutions imong persons who teem not to 
have met with our books before. I here had 
the opportnuily of worshipping with three iu- 
diridualj who by their situation are destitute 
of the public meani cF grace. 

At this place, where I arrived to-day, 1 
nwt with an uncommonly attentiie reader oF 
oar books in ■ Mu ham mad an, who sal For 
honn paticnily perusing them, Otiien from 
Bijnour came, sod look boolu, for which they 

their porport. I ebvc tbem a brief bi 
Kdemption, ttaled the objects of mi 

leading tbem to conrew that Jems alone i* 
the Siviaur of Ihe world. The men owned 
that they had taken our books from Hncdwai 
with the intention of reading them, but were 
dlseuBdcd by brahmini and others who spate 
against them. I said their trade in tbe Bonis 
of men was in danger. The men resolved to 
read and FDJly understand the hooks now. 

Oti the 6ih a good number attended (o 
hear and lake booka. and have a better nnder- 
slanding of their purport. Some think that 
the contents of our books sgree with eertaiu 
portion* of ibeir shnstras, end therefore pro- 
less to esteem them ; while others will have 
nothing to do with them, as being contrary t» 
genentlly reoeired opiniona and practicee. 
An inlsrsiting ymitA. 

greater than that of score] who bad taken 
boolia from me year aF^ year -, and in proof 
of his Bsiierlion he went home and brought 
forward a copy of the Hindi New Testament, 
which he aaid he had had six yean, and that 
his ftther had brought it from Delhi for him; 
he had this book carefully wrapped in a jut- 
dan or cloth case. PercaiTiog the binding to 
b: injured, and that the edition was of 1818, 
I oftered to exehsnge it for a copy of more 
receot dale, bat he seemed slarlled at the idea 
of parting with it, though it was to exchange 
it only. " No," he >aid, and took up the 
book in a rHaht, as if it would be taken HWay 
From him. I wish I had the whole of Ihe 
Old TeatamcDt to gratify him with the giA of 
it ; yet if ho believes to the saving of hia soul, 
what more does he need of divino writ to 
auure him of tnlvatioti through the Lord 
Jean* ChrittI He is, however, yaung, and if 


hk life ibould be iptrad, lod ha ctniliaus to 
lore (he ucred writing*, fas ma; yet meet 
with tha entire rotums of Cad'i word, iqiI 
theicby bun hii joy inemued ia Ooi't ul- 
TBtioD, which ippiemn 10 be the object ot hii 
■orch. A jauat Hioilu papil of lb« Re*. 
Mr. Hoore'i ictiool 4t Agra, Memed aoiioiu 
■o become fallj acquaialeJ with Ihs meaaiag 
of tha New TaiauieDt, atii) when preiaaled 
with ■ commecl oa Ihe pirablet of our Lord, 
*•> very glad, and mid, " Thi> it what I 
wital I I wub to undenland Ihe New Ts>la- 

A liLtto bnhman boy of Delhi tvcogniied 
me, and aikad for a book, on wLitli I nlfered 
hhn a IracI: he rernied it, and aaid he 
wanted ■ goipel, the book of glad lidingt ! 
Ob, Chit this would baeoiaa the general 
daiire and aoxioiu with of all the youth of 
India, even to ban the gaipel, whether 
prcaebcd or in in wriltaa Ibnn. 
Vif Boiurji tfcrU. 

A ttw Punjabfi who ai« located dobt di, 
ban been amongit tha moat alleatire of oar 
heanri theee three day*. On the 7th and 
tth wo were much diatreaacd hr fierce weat 
wioda and land itorma, whirb through a 
great part uf the day hindered our doing any 
thing aiiti>r«clorit* ; but (ome icnru of men 
ean» to ui at different timi'a, and particulurly 
It the close of ibeM day*. We read, dii- 
conraed, and prayed and une at proper 
periods. Some few bairigii, who are mad 
"On idoli, wbaa the declaration ogainit 

ilaliy bcgaa to be read, rose and went 
■way, while the real of the hearen eoatiaoed 
to the lul, teemingly innpreued kith what 
they h«d heard, though every thing wai eon- 
imry lo their riewi and practice. The greater 
pan of Ihoce who heard were atrangen to the 
doctrine of our hooki. One man, a Uuhim- 

*eraial Iracd. On the 9lh and IDlh we had 
greater numben to hear the word, mil for the 
New Tetumeot and piu-u of ihe Old. Alut 
of the latter were Muhimmadani fmm Um- 
roha, Chundaiui, llijnaur, aod Uondalnd ; 
■nd they were aaiinoi aliio for cootrorenia] 
booki and tncu, which they hid heard of or 
aeeo. Haay Ulndnf alio were deainnu of 
Dr. Witwo'l eiuaJDaiion of their ih&ateri. 
Of the (uaoenre crowda that came to oa, 
Qamben were uiuble to read, and bad come 
only lo hear, and ao contentedly lal down lo 
l>M*n to the readini, coareraalion, or dia- 
coona. Some made inqniriea, and a few 
paodiu and brahmani joined in ainging (he 
Artetor Adonlioaof Jceut. Nnmbera heard 
of the Saviour liirihe firat time, end to aerenl 
the aooount appoared to be glad lidiega, and 
worthy of further inqairy, whioS they hoped 
to proaacule with the Dooka ihey had id hand. 
The ignorance of tome people, Mnhunmi' 
daoa and Hlndua, it rcry great at to the kind 
of Loo^t wa ofiar lb«m ; bodw of iIm brmer 


ttking with greu aariouneat for the Qirio, 
and not a few of the laller (or aome one or 
other of llieir abittcrt ! and when inbnned 
that the bookt are tolely of the Chritliau 
faith, and dittribnled with the view of dii- 
teminalini the knawlelge of that faith, in 
order to lead all men of all caMei to beliere 
in Jeaua our Sitiour, and look for aaltitton 
(0 him, they ttare, and einttot be made lo 
believe that God hat iwom that to Jeiui 
every knee ihould bow, and to him every 
loDEue oonfesa that he ia Lord, to the glory of 
God the Father. 

E/Mti o//iTiii«r effarU. 
1 UA. The tnulutudea have balbetl, and an 
going awajr. thia being Ihe day of the full 
moon. Tnera have been numerout paniea 
to-day alio, bolh to hear ind like booki, and 
ihe detire for both ii rather on the increaw. 
Great Dumben hive heard, but certainly i 
very Bmall portion of llie people of the lair. 
Still it ia miller of thinkfutneu that to aiany 
have beard Ihe word, and aome bundrvli 
taken the booki and tncti oSered for their 
coniideralicn. I have had evidence it thii 
fair that the bookt and incta of former diitri- 

lerved, and I may venture lo eiprecs my 
hope that (hoio now ao ardenily deaired end 
10 eagerly laken hy nnniberi, will, lo a lairlain 
client he preierved in the bomesleadi of ihc 
recipienli, and the conienli of them engage 
their atlentinn and occupy their tlmughu. It 
wat in thii way in year* patt that the aeed of 
the word waa aown, and id a few boneal and 
good heart! it yielded the fruiU of laiih, love, 
and obedioDoa. By humble prayer we are 
led to look for the like reaalta, when the truth 
ahall have purified the heart, and the S[uril of 
grace have deigned Is perform hii oKce ; and 
may it be our bappintu to learn in ihe caurte 
of time, that tome poor aoul hat been awaken nl 
h; the eSont of thia aeafon, by the tlour 
operetinn of the Irutht of revelilioo, and by 
the po»cr of God the Spirit. Of ihii, how- 
ever, I may be lure, that of ihose who heard 
Ihe word, numbera carry awiy with them a 
knowledge of divine truth they never poi- 
aeued before ; aod lome few, a correct view 

There are alio thoac at tbia lair, who ai 
paniog to their hontea with an inereaied detire 
far our booki, and whom it wai difficult to 
■atitfy with the porliona avaiJuble for them. 
MuhammadaQ applioanU teem hardly aatii- 
fied without each having the Peauleuch and 
New Testament entire, and pandili among 
the Hindu applicanti am equnllj urgent fur 
the account of our Saviour't birth, ita date, 
the couDtiT when and the people among 
whom be became incarnate. The generality 
of the people. Hind ui b p>rticuhir,like traetd, 
4nd lonM go away talitfisd with a aingle traci, 
iIm coDlenia of which may have particvlarly 

FOR APRIL^ 1849. 

iiMntIti tben. A lew bnhmu* teenitd 
Dot indiipoaed to •mbraee Chriilitnity, but 
foniul their Aiture menu of lupport to be ■ 
traal diSeulij.frani their ne>er havioE learot 
■ tnule, and h»iiig been the objecM d? idon- 
lioQ of the other tbrea elsMn of tb« Hindui. 
I1m7 Mk for ■opport bj in iMgnmeDl of 
luid, OD the pert af gOTemrnent, or ■ pengioD 
tqii*elent to their gaini u femilj-prieiti, 
•Dd Ibeo ihej *>7 thaj will ba free to embnoe 
the goepel. Tbe eiunpln of iadiTiddsli 4nd 
familiee, aiid tribes, *re before tbnr tjtt, who 
ondcr the Mobemmedtii empenn renoDnecd 
(be bitb of Ibair fUbtn, mod were rcwerded 
*> •bo(e ataled ; bnl thej bAYt jit io feel the 
opcrelion of ■ dcw pnnciple, the Io*e ef 
CbriK, leading Ihem, wilbont beoefit or re- 
ward, to foruke *li for the hoDour that 
Conwlh (rom Ood anly, bj betieving in and 
followiog Chrinl, accordiDg to hi* word. It ii 
true ibal tbli principle hM been developed in 
■etcral inittncei at the varioo* (nimaiiar; 
ualiom where the heuhen or Muhammadani 
haiegirea iheipwtves up to God inthegoipcl 
of hie Son, but the ligbl refiected bj luth 
■DitaDcc* baa been, in general, a dim light, 
end ila loitre bai been lamiibed bj humen 
iDltrmitT. Yet ihii divine principle will pre- 
Tail, will tmtittj obaerrtn of lU besvealy 
origin and blesKd eficcti ; and lead ibem 
Siti Io admire, and then to la)r open their 
bnrti ID tbe admiaiion of tfaia principle, lbs 
loie of Chriat, and eonvinoe Mber* of It* 


superioritj Io the «ardid motiTee that now 
prompt toms worldly minds to batter for a 
Chriitian profeuion, 

Seriplurti, f e., d'utribulti. 
The •criplnre* and IracU dittribntrd thia 
ceasoD amonnt Io unwani* of two (housand 
eight hnodrvd, Ihe faimer eoniiatiDg of vnl- 
umea of tbe icriptum, luch ai Ihe entire 
New TeilaroeDt, the Pulmi, and tbe Gupeli, 
and Acu, and tmitler portiani, ai the Pro- 
verb*, Geneiia, and Eiodui, ind Iiaiah and 
Dtoiet, and the aeparate gospela. The tracts 
were lingl*, and Uitcbed together. 





a ... 

28 ISO 

30 200 
61 1 400 
35 1 ISO 

10 1 ... 

3 le 







Gnnd Total... 

159 1 9ie 1 1776 


It u my carnal pnyer that Iheea preciuna 
depon'oritt of divine truth may not hare 
been diilribnted in vain, but, under tbe Spirit 
of grace, lerve to diffuH tlie kwiwledge of 
Him who (hall juilify many. 


baiter's hill AlTD HALDOL. 

A lettet hu been received from Mr. Dinor, dated ilie 8rd of Janturj, pving « 
my ntiiflwtOT^ account of the progrcti of education in Ilic achools connected 
wiQi hia station. He nji — ■ 

Aoaday idieolt. diKiiuioaa lake plao 

TImm b«i been a eonaiderabiB impravemcDl 
in tbe Snndaj lehoolt dnrinj tbe pul year in 
lb* attendance both of Macbcn and icbolira. 
There ai« ttill difficnliiea with wbieb we have 
Io contend, hut which it ii hoped by iltady 
peiKieiance will be nrmounled and orer- 
cone. Edncalioi] ia genervlly progifuing. 
There are now in theee icbooJ* 269 teiding 
in tbe iaered icriptorea, and the 

Sudaj School Union, Thcae are genenlly 
wpealtJ to the tniniiter preiionity to tbe 
cMiBcnoeinent nf public (errics on Sunday 
wning. Tbe leteber* of the four icboofa 
meet in union once in four month*, wbeo tbe 
Haw of the achoola cornea under review, and 

iK«a. Tbne mtatinp promiie I 
very beiMficiel Io the icboola. 

The Sunday acbool it aalterla Hill appean 
Io eonitit of S63 children and eighty-niot 
idniti, who are inatmeted by revenleen tench- 
en, who meet onee a moDth for Ibe pnrpon 
of innuctlog tbe boiian* of ibe aohool, and 
once a fonnight for three houn on a Saturday 
morning for aelf-iniprotetnent, when Ihe aacred 
•criplure* and booki of a uMful ebancter are 
read, and other exereixiiaittndtdlocalcnlaled 
to inereaae their atock of uwfnl knowledge. 

The Sunday *ehaol at Maldon appean to 
couaiat of 140ehildienaadninety-eiglitadulia, 
inatneled by IbarleeD leacbera. Teacher^-' 
meeiinga of the nme chsraeter a* tbotc »t 
Sahcr'a Hid are held hire, and the inton- 


venience which baa been eiperiecctd from I Id connexLOD with thii uhool, one of ihe 
the room being med alw as a placa of wor- tesehen hu opeatd t school tbrM imiDgt in 
ibip, ii remoTcd, the congregation now iheireek >i Hinea Moi]ataiii,wtuiAiiUiended 
ocoapjing B newly creeled place oF wonhlp. ' by (ixUcn children. 


A letter bns been received from Mr. Wbblbt, dated Jacmel, the 9th of Febnutyi 
oontaJDing iDformation which nill, we doubt not, gratify all <mr readerB ; and not 
bavins room for (ho whole, we will present aa ubatraot r&thet than defer the 
noticing it. 

It atalec, first, tiiat lie and Mrs. Weidtj Iiave rcluined &om a visit to Jamatcsi 
and that the Toyage hasbeenbleuedtotbetestonlionof the health of both of theiu. 

Becoadlj. That the political Stat* and pMspecU <rf th« island have andergoiie a 
great ohaoge for the better, and now assume a brighter a^eot than they have tan 

Tfairdl}-. That the schools have been resumed with numbeit equal to lliose of 
which they before consisted. 

FouTthtf . That there is much in the congregation calcnlnted to ufibrd eoeou- 
ragement : that there is reason to beliere several individuals to be the subiects of 
converting grace ; that hariog baptized one candidate previotisly to sniling for 
Jamaica, ne ia about to baptize three more, one of nhoni has been for Bome time 
ia the habit of ievitieg his neighbour* into his bouae on the Lard's daj mortiio^ 
and reading and explaioing to them the scriplares, for which Mr. Wbblbv coou- 
ders Lim well qnalified ; and that there ore several others whom he considers as 
in a hopeful state. 

Fifthlv. Mr. Wkblrt presents an application, in oar opinion a vary eogent ene^ 
to hia fellow Christiana in Great Britam to proTide bis congregation with a chapel, 
there being no difficulty in rendering tbe tenure secure, wlnefa had been oooceived 
bj some to be tbe case in consequence of the kw pTCVeoting fneigMera htriding 
hnded property. This application he atget on sevemt gronnds. 1. That the 
house, of which the room used as a chnpel fonns a part, is situate in a matltel- 
place, tbe noise and confusion of wiiicli (very &r beyond those of ao English 
market) are so intolerable as to compel the ctosiiig of every door and window in 
that part of the house which is surrouoded by the market, during the whole of tbe 
service, hut that even with the doets and windowaolosed, the worship is frequently 
interrupted, by the shouting and cursing of persons at the doors, and the JingUng 
of money on the window-siUa, sometimes by aU the noises together, forming, to 
use a common expression, a perfect Bedlam. 2. That the house, of which the 
room used as a chapel forms a part, is completely at one end of the town, which 
contains a scattered population of 7000, and that the distance from the centre of 
the town and the lamentable indisposition to exertion prevent the RttendaHce of 
lliose who hare not learned to appreciate the worth of gospel tmth. & That (be 
class among whom they are called to labour feel a vMy strong picjodioe gainst 
worship conducted in a dwelling-house. 4. That the room used as a chapel is 
also employed as a school-room, and that the desks and benches have in conse- 
quence to be removed two or three times a week ; that great difficulty ia frequently 
mlt in procuring persons to remove them at the time required, and tbe mis^onary 
family have to perform that work themselves, thus employing lime and strength 
which are valuable fur more important ptvposes, and producing nu exhaustion 
immediately before divine service, which it ia liighly desirable to avoid ; and, 
further, thai tliis continual removal is attended not only^with trouble and expense, 
but with injury to (he artides removed, so that some dl them are already rendered 
unfit for use, and their renewal at an expense of fifiiy or sixty poua<u mutt be 
looked for every three or four yeaiSL 

Mr. WssLBV stuea that a ebapel capable of oonlaioiBg a ooogrention of 300 
mifht be btdlt for abont £S00 ; that it is not improbable Ihe land would be jpwted 
as it has been on another occasion, by the governneni; that he mpeots a mvuibo- 
tion of aboQt £S0 from the churches in Jamaica, and is about to main exertieiMin 
Haiti, so that If he could rely on from £>90 to £300 ftom home, (ho object wfaieh 
he represents to he so important, in which we fhlly concur with him, woold be 





The TouDg Men's Misiiooary Associatioo recommend tLe following mica for 
Oie guidance of ttiOM who feel iats 

I. TkUkianoils munotury anUiuT be 
formed in conoexioa witb each SudiUj tcbool, 
■od Ihat Ibe joung people nf llie coagregaLian 
b« invited to oa-ap«rale. 

3. That tbe anxiliarx be conducted by a 
conuniUea eoiMiMiD^af ibewlioUof IbaUaeh- 
«n, aitd that (he bosinesa of the aniiliary form 
• {«rtof dialnniiuaal the ardlaary leuberB* 

3. Thai tb« pastor Be itqiMited tn become 
praaid^tt, lie tupanatandanl of Ihs aebaol 
tiMcmr, Mid Iha aaeralary or librarian ueie' 
tuy, if Ibey should be able to give Ibe time 
which i> lequiBile. 

4. Thai the iccounM ba kept by tbe 
)ary in a book provided for the parpuae, the 
anfaicHptioiu Iniuniilted to the pareat (ociely, 
quarterly, and Che account! audited aanoally 
by two membera a( tbe auiiliary. 

5. Thai thetul»cr^iioHtce<dTedbepBialy 
the free-will ofierio^ of the children, thai 
ibey be received bj the laachen in theii 
Ripective cliuea even Sunday in the aiis< 
•ionary box, each diM heing invited to con- 
tribute one farthing per week, if «> diapoied. 

6. I'hil the youDi; pemtiB of the congrega- 
tion, aod some of Che lenior acboltn, whose 
ialeresl in miHiotiary objecli i« ucerlaiaed. be 
fbrniibed with collecting booki in which 
cater tha naoiea of tubKribaia, aod boiu 
rec«ive their ■ubccrtptiona, and thit t 
aawunt be retnroed W tbe aecretary mosthlv. 

7. That the lubacriptioiu received be oe- 
Toterf w aco* apedal field of labour, lucb aa 
the icbools cDDoected with a particular mii- 
Nonaiy siattaD. 

6. That a miauanair working clan 
formed hi conMiion with Mch auxiliary, 
where it ii thought adviuble, two; one for the 
young person* of the coagregation, at ~ 
otbar for tba ichalaTa j ihat ihey meet i 
fartoighl, or once a monlb, as may be 
■MM enpeditDiT the femth ttachers MtidiK^ 
tng the claiiCT and reading extracts from cbi 
Jimnil* MlHia«ary Uerald, or aonie other 
iolereatiiu work ; the expense of the materialB 
(or wOTk leittg defnyed from the funds of tba 

!Bted in the forauCkin of Juvenile Atixiliaries. 
:ba eodgngatieo, and all the lobolira being 
invited to atlead, when addreaacs (hall be de- 
iivend, a differeul Geld of miisionBry Ubonr, 
India, Africa, C hi na,&c., being aelected 
for each succeauve meeting. 

19. TbH an aSBUa] taeetiDg of tbe aniiliaiy 
be held, when fl report of the past jear ihaU 
be ptesaaled, and rewlutjooa of a umpla aod 
eamecl character propcaed. 

13. That the nMeiisneomineneepiinotuilIy 
at the time aneouaced, and oloaa within loo 
hours ; that ihey commeuce wilh nngin^ and 
prayer, and that one or two appropriate verse* 
be sung betveen each addre««~Do addms to 
oocnpv mora than twenty toinntta. 

The " Young Men's Miaeionary Aawma- 
tioa " feel it desirable lo impress on their 
Iriendi who are teachers, ibal whatever i* 
given by tbe children should be their own 
W-will oKrhigs, eontribuled from an in- 
terest in missions, and in order to this, that 
ihay should inform tlie children of (he miser- 
able slate of the heathen, especially of the 
yoong; tbat they ihonld be made to feel, a* 
far aa possible, the value of their own soul*, 
and the grealnesi of those privileges by which 
tbcv are themselves diilingnished from the 
rhifdrCH of heathen parents, and that care 
should be taken to guard agnnit the idea of 
preference being shown to those children who 
contribute. Many may be willing who may 
not be able. It is hoped that such an iutesaat 
may he excited, that the 150 day and Sunday 
M^ook conoected with the vaiioM laiaiiiiiiaij 
stations may at no distant date be entirely 
soppoited by tbe ahildren in our acbool* A 
contribution of a hnhingper week from each 
tcholar wDnld effect the object. 

But in order to excite this ioteraal piepara- 
tlon will bo iwjuisite on the part of those who 
uhmIucI tbe meetings. Tbey must furnish 
themselves nitb information of ihe country, 
iB laaluite, climate, productions, tiki, aad tbe 
character and customs of the people, particu- 
hrty with nfeience to (heir *aM ef h aw hen - 
isra, and to illustrate such addresses a laif e 
ef the world, and ilto drawings, rtjeeled 

c missionary mnirmBliDa be 
atasti^ plaeed before the members of the 
tMOCu^n, and that the Juvenile MiMonary 

Uaiald be furiiirf«d grntoilously to r 

regnlar subscnber. 

U). Tbat a omibly addHH en Christian 
missions be delivered in the scliool 
a aw kf iMmeM, after which a niLssianary 
prayer meeting shall be held for half an hour. 

it. 'nstaqMrterlymiMioDarymeeliQ^be 
held in conj^inclioa with each auiibary K>uiety, 
Iteptredls of tiM children, youn^ persons of 

idols, and as n , 
countries as can be obtiimeil shouM be pro- 
vided and explained to the meeting, la order 
the better to accomplish this a misdionary 
museum, lo which access can ba had, is (ell 
to be indispensable, and the aisociallon have 
dettrmiuad to take immadiste s«M* f«r the 
formation of one, in which ihey nope their 
frieada will kindly and promptly mi then by 
the donation of articles of the nature referreii 
to, which will be ihankfDlly I'Meiveit at Ae 
.Hission House, Muorgatv Street. 


A Heetia; foT Sfioul Puvei, in cooDection with the Bapliat HituoMry 
Sociotj, will be held in the lAhmry of the HinioQ Hoose on the morning of 
Thuradaj, April Wth, at eleven o'clock. 


The Committee have much pleasare in announcing that the snniul sermont on 
behalf of the Societjr will be preached hy the Rev. Jamiu SainiuN, of London, 
and the Rev. Oonvins Winslow, of Leamington. The fanner will preach at 
Surrey Chupel on the evening of Thursday, April 18th, and the latter at Bloomg- 
buty Chapel, on the morning of Wednesday, April Efith. 

Service to oommenee ia the evening at half-past six, and in the morning at 


The following are the arrangements (so far as completed) for April 22nd. 

The afternoon services marked thus * are intended for the young. 

Alfrsd Flue, Kent Bold .... 
Aortiii Btrcat, Shonditch .... 


Bluafiwd StiMt 


BnDtfiiTd, Kew 

BrIxtOB raiI(Sd«m Ch^), 



CbdiM, Firadiu Clu^I .... 
Chunh BttMt, BUckfriin.... 

Dtptfnd, Lonr Bead 

DevDuhbe 9qiun 


Eldon StTMt 

Ontvenad, Zion Chapel 

Graenwkh, Lawbluiii Road . 
Hwkiu; ., . 

V. W. Toang.... 

T. A.H.8lalkn 

T. J. Fattrann . 

Bav. H. Donon . 

tr. J. WeU .... 

tv. J. Clafke .„. 

IT. T. T. Qongfa. 

Bcv. B. H. Ifarten- 

IT. B. Boff.. 

T. J. 0. BUMnnrUi 
!T. A. HajoT ... 
■.T. -W. Brock 
!». F. OvartFiuj 
■.J. B. ViUiaiM 
tv. E.aFrreo.*. 

Bar. R. G. Lanain 
Bar. H. DowMB 

Bev, H. 8. Broira 
Bav. J. Clark* 
UtrJ. H.Bliitan,ll.A 
Bav. W. Brack 
Rev. B. NidMlaaa 
Bev. Dr. Godwin 
Bar. J, B^vaod 
Bav. A. Major 
Bav. Dr. Aevorth 
Bev. B. Villknu 


B«T. B. H. MartcD 
R«». T. F. Newman 

FOR APRIL, 1840. 








Ber. Dr. MviA 


B<..J. BiiMn 






IUr.J.Botkn7 ... 

EOT. 3. 


R«T. W. B. Bora 
B«v. X T. 'Wigatt 
Bn. 8. inchol«o... 

R«T. J. TM>d«d 

Bm. 0«tWnkinwn 

JahD etrat^ Btd&td Bow. 

KtBoIugtBD, CIuBbi Stnal ... 

R«. C. Altwood ... 

BtT. R. 0. trauiM 



Bar. RSwdtow 

KduiDgton „ 


Bw. W. G. L.iri.... 


B«T. T. T. Ongli 

Mm Pwrf 

Vtw FMk Street 

B«. R. &. Hntn, ki. 

Eer. C. ElTM* 

B<T. C. H. Bi>i*n 

PqilK „ 


B«*. P. Onrinr; 

Pmsot StTMl, Uttb 

a«r. T. F. Ncmnu 


Be. F.TMk>T,B.4. 

B«T. W.Ftmr* ... 


Bn.B.J. DkTli ... 


BtT. J. Co 
B«. Joi. Grm 
B«T. W. H. ElBMI 

BtT. W. H. Elliott 

ShoaUbaa StTMt, PaddloftaD 

R.T. V. T. BOKbtt 

B«T. J. FUntpi- ... 



BCT.J. PtMod ... 



Bn. D(. Hobf 

Rn. Sunnd Gihh 

BcT. V. Tirf 

BcT. C U. Bbrtdl 

Uaioon Twd, Tiwkj Street... 

Brr. W. e. B«mti 

B«T. V. H. Boancr 

Bn.aCliriu!' ... 

EOT. W. F. BncbrU 
Bot. W. B. E«-« 

B<*. N, HtreroA .. 
BtT. a. UDtin .. 

Vtl^mth, Hocilij EMiMi 






Rm. W. Bill 

R.T. J. BruA 

ScT. W. O. Lcwlf 

EUt. C. VoDlkcoH 



lUr. Jl. A. Whtdar 

Her. J. SMbery 

Wod-tah, Q»«i Btrurt .„„. 


Collccdou will be made after tlwM setrices. 


The following^ annual racctiaga of the youag trieudi of Ihe Society will be beM 

»n Monduy April 23rd. Tlio chair will be taken Ht each place at two o'clock in 

the afternoon. The bjmna 
Juvenile Heiald for April. 

Bloomsburj Cimpel 
Surrey Cbapel 
BishopsgaCe Chapel 

I be snog on the occasion witt be found in the 

. Rev. William Broce. 

Bet'. F. A. Cox, D.D., LL.D. 
. Rev, J. 0. Qallowat. 
Lord's Day AfterQooti Services for tlie Youngs wiQ be found mentioned in a 
foregtuBg list. 


A General Meeting of the inembeH of the Society will be held at (he Missten 
Hoase, Moorgate Street, on (he monting of Tuesday, the 24th of April, for the 
election of lh» CommicCfie for the eBmih; year, and (be tran w c ti on of other 

Tlie chair will be taken at ten o'clock. 

TU»«iMlti)S It fcr racraberg oitlj. All lUbsmbera of lOi. ftd, or apwinli, donora of XIOoi 
BpntdtiputonofchnrcheavhiBh ■■kcaatuaBalooMtiliDtM^Di miautcnwbocoUactmnaflr 
for tlu Soeiatf , ud aiu of the eiecuCors on the p*ym«nl of ■ lagacy of £50 or spwtcdi, u* 


The annual public meetioj of the Society will be held in Exetkr Hall, Strihp, 
osTharrfay, theieih of AprH: the chair will be taken t^ S. Morioh Pkto, Esq-.M-P. 
at BLETEN o'elodt. 

Tickets for the meeting may be obtained at the Mission HoiMo in Moargste 
Street, orat the Vestries of the various chapels. 

The adjouniad meeting wiil be held at f imseaT Ckapbl, HooaneLDs, on the 
evening of Friday, April 27th. The chaii will be talten by J. H«wu Allh, Esli., 
at half-past six. 


Ministwa who iiiteod coming to (own to the mcetinga, and am desiroOB of 

being received into the lioiise of some friend, nro reqaestcd to send an intimattOD 

of their wiA t» the Secretary of the Baptist Missionary Society, not later than 

the TKNXH or Amil. He will have pleuowm niakiag the atvnufj *mOf(*Bimtt. 

FOR APRIL, 19*0. 2fil 

Mr. Peto beg* t« ukiiowledge the receipt from K. V. M. of £160, -which lie has 
much pleasure in Appn^riatiof in uootdance with K. P. U.'a request- 
To the Bnptal Munoavy Social; .... £100 
To the BHila TmuOuian Soeiet; .... 30 

To (ka Baptiit Irish Sa«i«t]r 30 

Mr. ADg^ bejfs to acknowledge the receipt from " Onward," of twenty pounds, 
to be appropriated to the purcbase and distribution of New Testaments in Vienna, 
Rome, Paris, and Brittany. He will at once arrange for the distiibutton of five 
pounds' worth at Vienna and in Brittany respectively, under the superintendence 
of He. Oacken and of Mr. Jenkicia, Simibr anaDfeinents will be made at Paris 
and Borne as (oon as some friend can be found to whom the work of distribution 
may be entrusted. 

"Onward" afiectingly appeals to the principle so welt reoogniKed by the 
fbnnden of out Mission — Expect grent tbiogs and attempt great things — and aiks 
why we are not carrying out tbnt principle on the continent. Openings abound 
on eveij hand, and we can bat npeat the qnertioD, and pass it on to oar friends 
— Why are we not expecdng much and attempting much in Europe ? 

"Onward's" gift is the note clieering as he b bimtelf mifficring from the 
changes which he hails as so favourable for the diSusion of truth. 

It is respectfully requested that where it b practicable the friends to the 
conntry ordering Missionary Cards, &e., wo«ld at the same time kindly mention 
the name of a country bookseller, and bb London agent, through whom the 
parcels may be sent, or such other tttOda »f ttUenifislon as may most economise 
the Fuads of the Society. 


.,..Bl>Bia Mcniek, J... 

CiABHCa...- Saker, A _... December 4. 

...Jfonruia „..„ _.Cniip, J. H Itbrattj I. 

....BaaAMBB ..._ _8ni»]l, O .Janoary 3. 

CaLomfik. _.._.... Duaesbtrg^.C. A.. DciWbar 10. 

Lcttia, 0. B Jiaouy 6. 

KotuoMB, W. ...Deccmliei 38. 

Thonua. J Jumuy 6. 

W«ng«r, J Junu; 6. 

Colombo Darin, J Junury IS. 

DatBl....„ .....Thompaan, 3, T..ltmij 4. 

Emtaut. Pearee, G. JaanaiyS. 

HaiwaiB Morgm, T Decfmber 27. 

ftsMlu;..„.„ „.„Pany, j„ Juioaiy IV. 

K«>n« ,.H„„,„.,^,.„.AIleB, J. JanuaiylS. 

Dawvni, C. C. ...Jaimai; 13. 

UaDBas........ Page. T. C Jaanary 13. 

Honna FUUipi, T._..n..Jaaury 2. 

BanooB „,lUupaaot, J January 4. 


,..,.. M.CibiBim ,» Tlnjon, J, Juu 13,F(ib.3. 

Jmicho „ Comfcrt, P. B....T»inuj T. 

Kn<iiTf» ,..,„ McCnllodi, J. ...Fcbmnj 7. 

HoimaoBAT TaBgtwn, & J.„,Jaiiui7 18. 

WmkaK, T JtnMitj 17. 

PoiT Mama IHy, D Fehuiij 14. 

8AI.TIB'* Hiu. Dcndjr,W.. Junny IS. 

Btbwabt Taim ...Daitcr, B. B .Jinan? 17. 

Btubqi Town Hodge*, S Jumai? 18, 

„..»...PaxT or SrAur „,„ Cowro. G Jubu7 IS. 

Tba ibtnki of ths CaiomittM ut pmentad to tha IbllowiiiE; friendi — 
Mr. BIjdl, Lan|h>iii, for t porcel of magixInM; 
Hr. CbtriM Oodwip, Bub. <br > pucet of mi^ioeit 
T_j- »_■- — . .1 !i ^^j g,|,„ Chopel, Bniton, for ft box of ololMog, &c, for FmiU 

1 bale of elotlting, he., far 
lic, for AfarUta Yitmi, Frr. 

B Hill, fnr m 



AwiMi Oft oesount o/(A« Ai;«Mt itiMumary Soeitty, during tht monA of 

Allmi, ;. H., Ih ■ 

Bill, HlH ..„ 1 

II^A.H.,Biq 1 

Bimaa, Bsbtrt, Kw|. ... 1 

SidiloBia, Wd.. Z«|.... 1 

Biddmia. B., Eh. 1 

Bmbui. Jmom, Bh.... 1 

Ml|ht,Ur.0 1 

Baiu1lelil.J.B„B«l.... 1 

C«rtinl(hl, B., Bh...... S 

Ohudlti', B„ bq., Ehtr- 

ColUni, W.'.'Siq'." "!!!!! « 

Dms*. Uam. O. A J. 3 

Siiuilj, S., E»i I 

Sut, Js^nruf 1 


nudi, Mr., WaUliic- 

tanStiMi I 

Fruir, Un. B., Innr- 

Oiiiaiit"ib'W''i'".Z. 1 
Olbta, P. N., bq.. PIT- 

■iHralb,(«sjHn..... t 

aUwtW, Bn 1 

eaUai,llr. Julia ■ 

■Ml*, Mr. JohB 1 

JwtnD, Hlu. IK 0>- 

Rnlaht, Hn 

Ktndltti, Mr. I. 

UnNb. B«. Dr. 

Kuh, W. W^ im, .. 

full, If n 


iUUm. H 

anlth. UIh B 

^■Mhit, Ur. T. 

WallidH, John, bq... 

£ t.d- 


Soslatf. Ora^ol 
HoBH (molMfl ] 

Ltffbloii Bnii 

FOR APEIL, lB4i). 

CwtrlbsUou, fH 


CollMtUa „ 111 

Conlrlbollou • B 1 

Bonsn LiUmv 1 • • 

CoUmUOB. Bit. W. 

RobluirD-*. UU I 

lidapaudnt Owfr*- 

l»Uoo - J 

CDntribatLoiif^ for 

1 7 » 

1 3 S 

t II 



t 11 t 

CgnUibntUiiu, b; Bar. 
tsindij Behsol. far 


CsntrtbUlou 1 D 

BndOcld Bt. OtoTn — 
CSDUiUitlau 7 S 

CODtribBtlBIU, tat 
DotK 10 

CamrlbatUm^ tat 

Am. _ 17 a 


1« S 



CoUKtlon ... 





Do., for BiKt 


Fjnnon-" " 

Do., SnndiT School 

Do.. Engliih Cbanti 1 

Do.. SnniUf Bchoo! 
CollHtlon .. 


Ho., Ao., for Sort.., I 

Tta.,iB.,H,t jUriHi ( 
Do., do., for TrM' 

Aidagkosb. ( 

Do.. 1(0., Sibballi 

Scbool, for <fs. ... ] 

Jieeeivtd/rom thtltltolht \5tk of Hank, 1849, 

Angu, KcT. JoHBk.'ud 
Un. A „ 3 ; 











lelKl, PkmtlK Cb>p*l— 

Jmo^ Captain, B. K. 
IIlLngton Onon, Pint tH 


Ilu* Pond— 



Do., Jonnll' 

t t-d. 

■ OB 

SD 11 7 

Ao. a ID I 

FOB APRIL, 184». 
£ t. d 

ContiibDtlw IB U I 

Bo., JarsaUe, ta 

Matum B I 

DD..farIlo« i 7 : 

l}o.,UaRili^ lU I 

40 ; 

Ailkiwal«d(ed l>eli)M]8 I 

12 : 

CoDtfibildinii 1 10 I 

CallMHan (molelr) ... 14 le : 

CoUmOoo (do.) e 1 ! 

CollecKona Ido.) SB 13 ; 

ContrtlmUaiu 11 ID I 

81. Neot»— 

CDllHtloD (nolttr) ... a i I 

, Colledfon (*o.l 7 11 ( 


ColleclloB (do.) 1 JO 1 

AeknolrlfdgBd bafOn tS I 

t 8 I 

' CosUibDUoiM, for 

Dm. 1 < 


CoatribBtloci IS t 

Do., fOr J'OA......... is I 

KiDgiTonl, A., niq., 

tWDjiBua A.8. 10 I 


CoDiniiatldlu I 17 ( 

St. Peler'a- 
ConWbstloIii S a I 

Bukgr, ToabiU«9... 1 10 ( 

OoUkHoh i 10 I 

CDSlrtbntliiiu, Cm 


SuDd» SebDol. Cot 
AiK 1 S i 

amdir School, 
(Wdibl for OOM 2 11 I 
RocbdAlD, WHt Street— 
SindiT SotMol, Cor 

Jian. a a I 


BuiK Rlobaid, Jan., 
Eeri.,brDrbi 10 < 


C«itrlbBtioni, tin 
^ KeDBlDglialL — 

OBtPlboUOD., CM 

Dim. ~ 10 < 


« «. A 



CoUhUoii If It 1 

CDEUibotiM* ......... 11 a II 


AiknowledsMl batonia 


UMdIMoa CliffiiBT-^ 
OootiibuUotiii, Ibt 

J>ov< 1 d I 

CoUcctloB (put) . S 1 

CollMtlon (PS 

Contdbotloni fl I 

Do., SandiT Behool 1 IB 

Di>., lor iWY......... 10 


ContiibulloDf. tm 

Stri. 17 

lanrlck on Tvetd- 

PrlMd 1 D 

Snndaj School, for 


Inford — 

CoBirtbnlloni, sar 

ConlrlbLtioM 7 » 

Do., for Dta. 18 > 


HewDMtle Older Lyns— 
Bimdij Ecbool, Cor 
Dm 1 10 


ToLI«iloo» 10 13 7 

loninbBlloDi I 10 

Do.. Snodar Scbool, 

fari>an „... 110 

CoDtilbaUoii*, for 
Dftt 11 8 

Seikeg, lb 10 

rutcnlty anJWjIten— 

LndfenboU 17 



_CoatiibD[tal S I 

I _ • I 


* M.d. 

ConMboUou .„ t : 


RbrdwUljin (■dAltlnul) 

AbamTOD — 

tionil, (« .Zlviv... 

, D II 
' lit 

CallMUciD ._„.. 

Cmtrtbfttkiii » 

Do., PilBOH StnM I 

.. 1 U • 
.. 11 11 « 

riiw— ■ 

ContTllHiUau^ b 
Waunx, Orknajrt— 

Contribotlou .. 

ConUlbtitlaiu .. 

• nd DoDalioDi in tid of tba Bsptiil HiMieurj Socwt; will bt tfaankfiillj 
rMeiTad^WillittnBnKliiGiiniaj,£iq.,udSunneI MartonPeto, ^., M.P., Trumn!n,ar 
Ibt Rar. Joaeph Angui, H.A., SecnUr;, tx tbe MiMJan Houie, 33, Uoorgcte SUMt, Lokimh : 
ID EniinrDRaa, by tbe Re*. Chrntoplwr ADdenon, Uu Rot. JoDtthu Wtuon and Jubn 
ai«Eudr«w, &q.; b Guuaow, bj Robert Kettla, E«q.; in Dublih, bj John Puncr, Erq , 
RMbmiiMa Cmla; in Cilcvtta, bj th« Rer. Jima Thomal, B^itiM MiiuoD Prew j and u 
Niw Yoai, Uniud Ruim, bj W, Co^«lc, E«q. Coutributic^ can alM ba paid in at the 
Bank of England (a th« account of " W. B. aontj and olbtn." 



l^B Committee have great pleasure in announciiig to tlieu coustitueDta, that tlie 
BsT. W. Bbock Uas kindly consented to preach the Ahhuai, Srhmon, on Friday 
EveniDg, the 20th of April, at Iho Weigh House Cbapel, Fish Street HilL Serrico 
to oommence at 7 o'clock. 

The Annual Mutino of Sabaeribera will be held on Monday, April 23id, 
indie library of the Mission House; the chair to be taken at II o'clock precisely, 
when the ptoceedingt of the past year will be detailed, Officers and Committee 
choaea for the ensuing year, and such other business transacted as niay be 

The presence of all mbistera and Mends from the country, who may he in towD, 
tagelher with that of the London pastors and subscribers, is earnestly desired. 

The Annuai, Public MisTiNa will be held at Fjoabury Chapel, on Tuesday, 
April 24tb, when the K«t. J, Biowdod, C. M. Bihrell, W. Hakiltoh, of BoUina, 
and Rev. J. BoaNST as a deputation ttom the Irish Evangelical Society, are 
expected to addles* the meeting. The chair will he taken at Six o'clock pieoisely, 
by RioBAan Hamkis, Esq., M.P., of Leicester, 


The preceding announcements will doubtless give great satisQiction ; and we 
eainestiy hope uiat the coming meetings may M distinguished for eamestness, 
solemnity, and a spirit of prayer and love. But nhile looking furvraid to these 
meetings oar friends should have some deGnite object placed before them, which 
they may in the meantime carefully consider. Among many others we select the 
Mlowlng cases : — 

Some time ago, tlie Rev. H. Pollock, A.M., who was at the head of the New- 
tonards school, patronized by the bishop of Down and Connor, and most of the 
ministers in the vicinity, was baptized at Conlig, considering it his duty to follow 
Ibe command of Christ. The consequence is, that the patrona^ of the above- 
named parties has been nllhdrawn, and his establishment has been broken up. 
The Rev. Mr. M'Namara, formerly a Romish priest, and for some years a 
elcrgynum of the established church, has also, with his wife, been recently 
baptized at Ballina. He, too, has bod to give up his curacy. Our readers may 
have observed some interestins: accounts of him in the hist Chronicle. At Cork, 
Mr. MoRiABTT, a member of 'Trinity College, Dublin, who came there to take the 
classical mastership of a large seminary, has been baptized by Mr. Yodho, and the 
consequence has been similar in his case. Here, then, are three brethren, natives 
of Ireland, vrell acquainted with tlie habits of the people, and the two latter able 
to preach in the native Irith with perfect ease, as if it were their vernacular toague, 
each of whom has given the best proof of his sincerity in renouncing temporal 
advantage at the call of daty ; trusting only in the Lord, oSerbg theinselves as 
Stents, and ready to go fortn into tlie field. Tlioush Mr. Hauilton is absolutely 
■inking in health and spirits for want of help, and Mr. M'Namaiu would be able 
to supply the help he wants, namely, giving instruction in Irish, to those who but 
impeffeotlj undetstand English, as well as preach in several stations, making 



Mullifiirry bis residence, where a coDgregstion of mote than one handred penona 
could be gathered at once; — and though at Cork a work hu begun among the 
poor people there which proraiaes to be aomeiTliat like that at BalUna, and 
Mr. MoniARTY has sUonn great adaptediiess to that sort of work which no Eogliah' 
man b fitted for, — the Coinmittec are prevented by want oF funds from at onca 
emplopng agents so evidently raised np bj the great Head of [be church. They 
have taken somo steps to test the quail Gcrktio us of these brethren, in the hope that 
ere long the means may be forthcoming. 

One of our Scottish ministers writes and sayB,— " Why do you not nuke a 
npecial appeal for this, Mr. H'Namaka?" We have our special appeal for the 
debt, and to send forth another would be neither discreet nor kind. But what 
will out Scottish friends «ay when they read about Mr. Horiarty t As wa bare had 
no help yet for the debt from them, suppose they were to take these cases \ip, and 
by guaranteeing something like £lfiO per annum, in addition to our biennial 
collections, the thing would be done. We commend this proposal to them. 

In the meantime let all our friends consider this, — the mission is eminently 
prosperous. The Lord u graciously giving soul* to our brethren. The promise of 
UMfuIness is brightening every day ; and yet the pecuninry embarrassments of the 
Society are reheved but in a small degree. We pretend not to explain this 
Strange thing, but we would fain indulge the hope, that as rhe divine blessing is 
giTOD to the agents in their Jaboun, so also will the hearts of our brethren in the 
churches be opened to enable the Committee to strengthen the hands of theii 
missbnaries br. sending the«e waiting brethren into the Tineyatd. Friends of the 
Society, oonsiaer these things ! 

During the put wiDl«r, some of the 
poor members connected with the 
Abbyliex church have been employed 
in teaching ntght lehoolg, and paid out 
of the Relief Fund, much prefernngtodo 
tomelhing rather than to receive help 
merely gratuitous. The reader thus 
reports respecting some of these schools. 

At Cbnmore I saw forty-eight children ; 
1 1^, I will hear the teaden. I cannot tell 
hew gltd I was to we drentj-aeven around 
m^ with theii biblss and teKaments open. 
I nked thrai ssveial qaMtJoni on the portion 
of scripture read, and was well pleued with 
the aniwen. In the live schools which I 
have inipecUd, there are U7 children under 
mipluial insttudion* j wghty-flve of whom 
ara Romsaists. Uaj God in mere; bin* the 
efforts of thoe tcachen to sow io these jouag 
hearts the seeds of divine truth. 

During tha past yeu", I have visited ftom 
tiiD* to time 653 familiar held fbrty-nine 

Cic meetinp fbr pnijet, distributed about 
tracts, beaidei tlis regular viiita to the 
•draola. I bare had opportunitie* of pre- 
amting the lospd of tha Lord Jcaus to more 
than UTM Moutsnd penotu in the jaar end- 
ing the 1st Hsnh, 1849. 

Pat. BuifHjui writM, February 26th, 

for the road. I spoke to then of the breed 
of life, and when I had read &* sixth chap- 
ter of John, and ipolie of the suSeriags of 
Chriit, they were deeply moved, (upwards of 
one handred present,) and thtj all bsQad ma 
to ceme and speak to them the following day. 

I have also visited (he workhouse, and had 
aa opportunity of slating the gospel in the 
hearing of ■ good many of the poor people. 
1 Aiund en* nun having a tsatament tn his 
hosom. I *iid I was glad le see Urn so 
careful of the word of Qod as to carry It 
about him. " O yes, sir," he replied, " and if 
I could put it into mj heart, I would