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The Committee think this a proper place to notice the formation of a Ladies' Society, for the especial purpose of supplying suitable articles of clothing to the Female Negroes in the West Africa and West Indies Missions of the Society. To the benevolence of Mrs. William Williams, of Portland Place, the Society is indebted for this seasonable aid to its objects. Many Ladies have enrolled themselves among the Members; and the Committee have particular pleasure in remarking, that Mrs. Fry and other Ladies have contributed parcels of clothing for the benefit of Negroes, made by the Female Convicts in Newgate. There is something in a Charity of this nature “twice-blessed” indeed; and benevolent Ladies may feel singular gratification, in employing their annual contribution to set reformed Female Convicts of their own country to work, for the benefit of Negro Girls and Women, rescued from vice and oppression, and brought under Christian Instruction.*

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CONTRIBUTIONS BY ASSOCIATIONS.
XXIId. Year, Total.

XXIId. Year. Total.
L. S. d.
L. S. d.

L. 8. d. L. S. d. Aldersholt (llants.) 11 19 2 16 19 2 || Carlisle

844 145 1775 9 3 Aldwinkle (Northamptonsh.)

6 0 0 137 6 2 Carshalton and Croydon 69 00 432 5 6 All Cannings (Wilts.) • 4 4 0 19 11 o|Chelsfield and Farnborough 7 18 0 17 6 0 Bampton (Oxfordshire) 32 5 0 32 5 0 Chepstow

65 18 11 123 16 3 Barby (Northamptonshire) 16 3 10 60 5 8 | Chester and Cheshire

300 0 0 1420 19 1 Basingstoke

28 29 191 17 3 || Chichester and West Sussex, 911 19 0 527 17 6 Bath

392 1 8 2185 14 9 | Chobham and Vicinity (Surrey) SH 0 0 291 0 4 Bedfordshire 59 0 0 855 10 8 Christ Church, Newgate Street, 117 9 2

555 06 Bentinck Chapel

119 9 9 4101 13 9 Church Lawford (Warwicksb.) 57 7 6 490 13 6 Berkshire 507 0 0 0976 9 6 || Clapham

585 3 29607 4 8 Bewdley .

110 2 0 705 1911 Clifton (Warwickshire). 8200 226 11 10 Birmingham

560 11 04549 7 0 || Colchester & East Essex 450 0 0 3523 9 10 Bishop's Sutton and Ropley, 10 0 6 99 14 7 || Coleshill (Warwickshire) 1 11 0

10 20 Blackfriars 4 10 6 369 10 8 Collingham & Langford 19 14 0

155 18 6 Blackheath Ladies - • 141 15 4 808 o 6 Colsterworth (Lincolnshire) 6 4 6 55 16 6 Blythe und Bilby (Notts.) 50 7 2 2.39 15 2 || Coventry

101 3 3 588 58 Blandford

50 00 714 14 1 Cranford (Northampton hire) 11 0 0 102 36 Bodmin

15 19 11 197 2 4 | Curry Rivel (Somersetshire) 11 1 0 30 11 0 Bradford (Yorkshire) 96 17 9 1121 611 | Derbyshire

• 861 15 0 47 105 4 Brentford 45 4 2 65 4 2 Devon and Exeter

608 6 11 3.367 05 Brewham (Sornerset.) • 4 14 5

13 6 9 || Dewsbury

94 7 8 629 15 3 Bridewell Chapel

34 19 9 122 19 10
Doncaster

50 0 0 387 711 103 8 10 Bridgewater and Vicinity

8 66 Donnington (Lincolnshire)

61 13 6 219 1 0 Bristol

- 2155 156 19962 6 6
Dorchester

04 19 10 493 15 1 57 15 4 Broadway Church

570 7 9
Dudley

108 194 231 4 1 Bromley and Beckenham

10 0 0
279 13 0 511 14 7
East Meon (Hampshire):

18 5 6 Bucks, South

305 00 1567 10 9 995 5 7 2008 15 6 || Edinburgh Auxiliary Edmonton

239 4 4 283 1 1 Notts.) 33 0 8 128 3 6 Elverham (Hampshire)

it 0 0 66 0 0 Burton Latimer(Northanıptonsh) 8 0 0 92 6 6 | Emberton & Filgrove (Bucks) 900

9 00 By held (ditto) 21 14 5 210 4 | Epsom

45 8 9

223 6 Essendon (Ilerts.)

5 4 0

22 13 3 and University

Falmouth

84 14 6 469 7 0 Canford (Dorset) 5 00 10 O oGainsborough

92 86

68 13 11

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Cambridge Town, County:} 512 0 0 3934 5 5

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* Further particulars of the Society are given in Appendix I.

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XXId. Year. Total,

XXIId. Year. Total. L. I. d. L. 8. d.

L. 1. d. L. 1. d. Glasfery (Brecon) 96 17 0 836 17 5 Percy Chapel

• 313 19 4 | 2586 5 g Gloucestersbure. • 973 3 1 4129 12 10 Pinner (Middlesex)

28 8 9 40 17 3 Godstone (Surrey)

9 30 36 14 1 Plymouth Dock & Stonehouse, 117 13 6 995 15 5 Gosport

5 0 0

5 0 0
Pontetract

32 00 332 30 Goudhurst (Kent)

5117 13 11
Ponty pool

59 10 0 121 10 0 Guernsey • 620 14 5 1790 11 7 Portsea

82 198 957 72 Guildford • 202 19 2 Ditto Juvenilo

5 30 357 5 2

159 30 Halifax •

93 15 0
628 16 3
Preston

• 210 122 812 11 9 Harrow (Middleser)

140 12 0 140 140
Queen Square Chapel

79 5 0 772 19 1 Hastings and Oare

26 00 461 7 3
Rainham (Kent)

17 00 27 30 Helston

91 10 0 452 24

Raunds (Northamptonshire) 34 7 7 34 7 7 Henley-on-Thames

9 2 1 204 14 7
Retford, East

165 1 0

165 1 0 Henstridge (Somerset)

5 0 0

Richmond (Surrey) 34 18 8

112 1 0 439 10 Hereford

364 9 10 1839 3 5
Romsey

12 17 6 127 17 6 Hibernian Auxiliary

Rotherham • 1673 18 3 9795 12 6

37 8 4

541 9 9 Hitchin (llerts.)

Rurby

31 18 0 315 90 8 0 0

50 96 Holy head

19 0 0
Ryde (Isle of Wight)

78 00 19 00

21 00 Hornby (Yorkshire)

18 16 4 32 11 10

St. Antholin's, Watling Street 50 52 326 4 3 Horwood, Little (Bucks.). 35 0 26 12 5

St. Catharine Cree

21 1 7

17 4 4 Huddersfield

249 13 0 1953 16 0

St James, Clerkenwell 127 11:351 09 Hull & East Riding

571 6 7 5.13 9 4

St.John's Chapel,Bedford-row, 473 17 41330 Islington Ladies.

35 03

St. John's, Horsleydown 291 38

7 15 11

90 9 11 Jersey

65 00 278 1 10

St. Swithin's, London Stone 4 5 9 50 1 6 Kendal

724 14 2

Saffron Walden 59 3 8

80 0 0 571 16 9 Kennington

39 18 6 528 7 9
Seaton & Fipeshade

8 0 0 63 1 2 Kettering

56 12 3 329 5 9

Sedghill & Semley (Wilts) . 10 8 9 50 11 6 Kimbolton and Pertenhall 4 9 0

Serlby 6 19 0

48 84 443 19 1 Kingsclere (Hampshire) 5 14 0 22 90

Sevenoaks, Ladies

24 0 0

59 14 0 Kingston (Surrey) •

13 0 0

Sheffield 40 7 6

301 601714 18 10 Kirby Misperton(Yorkshire) 18 7 2 58 6 10

Sherborno

51 39

312 14 6 Kirkby Lonsdale 96 19 8

800 0 0 3710 06 Shropshire

5.38 6 5 Kirton (Lincolnshire)

Sierra Leone

170 5 4 359 0 5 19 20 98 13 6 Knaresborough

Skelton (Yorkshire)

4 4 0 119 2 6 1057 5 10

14 9 4 Lambourn Essex)

Southwark 15 00

• 15! 19 10 1947 2 5

32 15 0 Lancaster & North Lancashire, 40 00

Sowerby Bridge

3 90 52 5 8 825 5 4

Stafford Leeds

47 100 455 13 7 395 004867 12 0 Leicestershire

Staffordshire, North

4293 01796 5 11 €97 19 35304 16 0 Liddington cum Caldecot

Staines (Middlesex)

171 17 11 316 18 11 19 12 0 264 9 11 Stapleford (Herts)

14 0 0 Lincola

14 0 0 174 12 8 511 5 8 Liskeard

Sudbury

95 00 487 1 8 3 13 6 3 13 6 Suffolk

470 5 43712 14 5 Liverpool & West Lancashire, 435 6 0 4015 19 8

Sunderland & Vicinity

291 00 Llandillo (Glamorganshire)

381 0 0 11 15 1 11 15 1 Sutton (Surrey)

13 13 4 141 4 4 Lock Chapel

50 00
912 4 0
Swineshead

15 0 0

63 00 Lympsham (Somerset). 27 00 146 11 6

Tamworth

275 2 11 1695 11 4 Nalling, West (Kent)

13 7 4 88 11 11

Taunton & West Somerset 50 00 500 0 Malmsbury

40 17 7 89 16 8
Titchmarsh

38 15 0 160 11 % Manchester & East Lancashire,771 19 6 4147 10 1

Tutbury

27 95 206 5 8 Martock (Somerset)

15 0 0 15 00

Tydd, St. Mary (Lincolnsh.) 7 18 0 7 18 0 Micheldover and Stratton 18 17 6 138 15 11

l'ytherley, East (Hants.) 5 10 0 56 18 0 Montgomeryshire

70 15 0
Wainfleet (Lincolnshire) 8 18 9

83 6 10 Morden (Surrey)

24 83 134 19 7
Wakefield

61 27 323 14 6 Nazing, (Essex)

9 8 0 70 12 8
Warwick

87 9 7 52 5 5 Newcastle-upon-Tyne • 145 16 10 1995 10 10

Wellington (Somerset)

go 0 0 366 4 5 Norfolk and Norwich

580 0 0 7237 16 1
Wells

23 5 10 209 19% Northbour & Shoulden (Kent) 20 19 9 24 1 3

Welwyn (Herts)

19 00

30 0 0 North-East London

367 14 3 778 11 10
West Bromwich

58 1 6 398 10 6 North Shields 63 9 10 195 3 1 Weymouth

100 0 0 100 0 0 Northampton, with Creaton · 919 7 9 1339 15 1 Wheler Chapel

• 135 8 6 1934 17 5 Nottingham 945 19 9 1915 15 9 || Willoughby

16 0 0

61 14 7 Nuaeham and Baldon (Oxon.) 8 5.0 59 17 3 Winkfield (Wilts)

30 13 0

111 18 10 Oluey 39 0 0 379 15 9 Whitehaven

4 10 8 17 11 8 Osvert (Yorkshire) 8 17 7 230 9 11 Worcester

187 90 970 2 5 Oxford 98 3 6 520 7 Workington

7 15 6 43 40 Pastow 30 106 16 9 Wolvey (Warwickshire)

16 8 9

134 11 7 Pesto & Werrington 36 94 86 2 4 Yarm

17 15 4 Hertta

33 00
249 26
Yeovil

206 00

785 14 2 Peauva 59 4 10 78 16 4 York

673 17 | 4884 10 4 Whatva llampshire)

11 5 6
17 3 6 Yoxall and Hamstall

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BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF ASSOCIATIONS, ON PARISHES

AND INDIVIDUALS. The most beneficial effects have been found to result, in various parts of the Country, from the formation of Associations,

The testimony of the late Rev. William Richardson on this subject has been already adduced. The Committee will quote that of another Clergyman, now living, respecting his own very populous Parish; and which is applicable, they doubt not, to many other places.

The Association (he writes) has been one chief means of reviving religion among us. It affords a ready way of shewing, and of strengthening, the reality and the energy of religion. As soon as a Young Lady, for example, becomes truly awakened to the concerns of Eternity, she finds, in collecting for the Association, a visible and striking means of doing good to the souls of others. In these Collectors we have thus an increasing number of serious persons; who will form, we trust, the centre of a large religious body among us.

It cannot, indeed, be too strongly urged on the friends of the Society, to form Associations in every practicable case, and to engage Collectors of Weekly and Monthly Contributions. This is far more easy to be accomplished, and far more effective, than those persons who have not fully entered into the subject would suppose. Temporary difficulties may, indeed, in some places, delay the measure; but there is every encouragement for the Clergy, in particular, to embrace the first opportunity of associating their Parishes with the great work of propagating the Gospel throughout the World,

A striking evidence of the truth of this statement occurred, during the last year, in the Parish of Harrow, near the Metropolis. The Committee will quote the words of their friend, the Vicar of Harrow, on occasion of his communicating to them the formation of the Association:

It has often grieved me, when pleading for the Society in distant parts of the kingdom, to feel that my own parish had not arrived at circumstances favourable to the establishment of an effective Association. You can well estimate my satisfaction,

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on finding our large National School Room crowded, on this occasion, with my parishioners pressing forward to cast their mites, with me, into the Treasury of the Society. Not less than 350 Penny Subscribers offered their names, who were increased afterward by 150 more from another part of the Parish-thus proving that the obstacles being removed which had impeded the course of parochial benevolence, it has, at length, set in with a full and strong tide.

It may naturally occur to reflecting persons, on witnessing such scenes as these, where the flock assemble so readily at the call of their Pastor, what those Clergymen lose who are negligent in cherishing a Missionary Spirit in their parishes. To say nothing of that peace of the bosom which arises from a consciousness of labouring to fulfil the great and last command of Christ, to make the Gospel known to every creature, such Clergymen deprive their people of the great personal, domestic, and parochial benefit which results from meetings of Associations of this nature; and they themselves forego that strong attachment of heart in the people, which accompanies the attempts of the Minister to rouse their zeal and love in works of expanded benevolence and mercy.

On this subject the Committee will extract some passages from the Reports of several Associations,

In the Report of one Association, the following just remarks are made on the advantages resulting from Public Meetings:

Your Committee fully concur with the Parent Committee, in highly appreciating the benefits which have resulted from the Public Meetings of the various Associations for Missionary Purposes throughout the kingdom. May we not appeal to those who have been present at these Meetings, whether they have not tended more deeply to impress upon their minds the awful realities of Heathen Darkness and Heathen Superstitions, to increase in their estimation the value of the light and privileges which we possess in a Christian Land, and to enlarge their desire for the extension of those blessings to the countries which as yet possess them not? And, surely, the self-denying labours, which on such occasions are brought to our notice, of those who have gone forth with their lives in their hands to foreign climates, may well suggest the inquiry, whether we, who are at home, are according to our substance contributing toward those more distant operations of Christian Benevolence, and according to our talents and opportunity rendering our per

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sonal exertions in dispensing the blessing of religious instruetion in our own place and neighbourhood.

To the personal benefit derived from engaging in this charitable labour, the Report of one of the County Associations bears the following testimony :

It is gratifying to observe, in those places where Branch Associations are in most active operation, a growing conviction of the benefits conferred upon the inhabitants themselves, by the diffusion of a Missionary Spirit among them. In multiplied instances, a desire to assist in the conversion of others, is accompanied with a serious impression of the glad tidings of the Evangelical Revelation on themselves. Doubly blessed is the introduction of Church Missionary Objects into our parishes, if, while the hearts of our people are moved to unite for the suppression of idolatry among the Heathen, they feel a strong desire to inquire into the reality of their own conversion to the Gospel. This blessing having been experienced in several districts, it has been thought due to the Giver of every good Gift, to record it in this Report, as a testimony of gratitude to Almighty God, and as an encouragement to Ministers to go on with their Missionary Labours.

Your Committee cannot entertain a doubt, that similar advantages will be found, in other places, to result from the influence of Missionary Associations, in proportion to the extent and activity of their exertions. On this account, therefore, no less than for the sake of the Society, your Committee would rejoice to hear of the formation of such Associations, in every town and village of the County, where they do not already exist. For this purpose, it is, in the first instance, simply necessary that a few individuals, who have the cause of Missions at heart, should undertake to collect the voluntary contributions of their neighbours, and to circulate among them the Monthly and Quarterly Publications of the Society. Such endeavours, however small in their beginnings, will seldom prove unavailing. Should LARGE SUMS not thus be obtained, even the PENCE of the PIOUS POOR, accompanied with their prayers, will greatly enrich the Treasury of the Society: and your Committee venture to predict, that both the Contributors and the Collectors, in such small Associations, will, according to the Scriptural promise, in watering others, be watered themselves.

An extract from the able Report of another Association places in a striking light, the benefit arising to the Labouring Orders from associating themselves with this work of mercy :

We know the value set upon the widow's mite, and by whom ! It is, no doubt, the unqualified meaning of the Society, and we are persuaded is well understood and acted upon by our

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