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character of those who have gone abroad, if support of a catechist, a school,cr an orphan, a tender and continuous interest be not or any other specific object connected with a mutually felt, and expressed too, by exertions particular mission station; but I can conceive as well as words. And yet I much fear this no feasible reason for their not manifesting forgetfulness, or at least a ceasing to mani- in other ways—perhaps quite as conducive to fest sympathy in the labours and prospects the furtherance of the cause—their interest of their former associates in church-fellowship in foreign missions generally, and in one or now doing the work of evangelists in far more localities or individual labourers specidistant lands, is by no means uncommon.* | ally. It is the duty of every minister of The churches or pastors that are guilty of it Christ, both to cherish this feeling in his own wrong themselves as much as the objects of breast, and to use his best endeavours to their sinful indifference; or rather the cause excite and maintain it in the church over of Christ is injured, or deprived of its due which he presides, or in the circle of his furtherance in such cases, as much at home friends and influence, wherever that may be. as abroad.

And if this duty be properly fulfilled, the I am quite willing to admit that the pecu- consequence will assuredly be, that in various liar circumstances of a pastor or a church ways he will be instrumental in helping on may be such as to afford a reasonable and the cause of Christ among the heathen. Let satisfactory excuse for not binding themselves him frequently advert to the subject in his to supply any stated sum periodically for the public ministrations, in his sermons and his

prayers; let him furnish his own mind with * One cage, in which I am more particularly information thereon by reading missionary interested, I may take occasion here to refer to. The missionary and his wife are both natives of the same city (" north of the Tweed"), to the religious community of which, Presbyterian and Baptist, communicate that information to his contheir families are well known. The former, after

dies with a view to entering the able, the feelings and convictions of duty it establisbed church, changed his sentiments on the wabjeet of baptism, and was received as a member

ought to suggest or deepen. The result will of a Particular Baptist church in that city. With be, that some at least will be able and inthis he continued connected till he left his native duced to offer of their substance to the sacred land, about a year afterwards. Nine years have

cause, and those who are too poor themselves elapsed since then, during which period “Reports" hare again and again been forwarded, and letters to contribute much, if at all, will by their written to the venerable senior pastor (for it is now prayers and exertions amongst their friends a collegiate charge), detailing the engagements, &c.,

I prove also serviceable in a greater or less of the said missionary and his wife. The only result, however, has been one apologetic, friendly

degree. letter, some years ago, from the pastor referred to. Should these few hints be deemed worthy While neither by that church or any member of it Dor by any other Baptist society or individual i all Scotland (C), though personally known to not a few, has the slightest interest ever been expressed either duty, and of inducing them at once to attend by letter (the above excepted) or contribution, in to it now, it will be esteemed a favour by me, the labours and schemes of the said evangelist. and prove “ a word in season" unto them. These things ought not go to be, unless a satisfactory reason can be assigned. Is the fault in the

Yours truly, missionary, or in the churches referred to at home ? Benares, Aug. 19, 1849.

G. S.

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We take the earliest opportunity of announcing to our friends the arrangements which have been made respecting the Annual Services, as we are sure they will be gratified with them. The Rev. F. TUCKER of Manchester, has kindly consented to preach the evening sermon on the Thursday preceding the Annual Meeting, and the Hon. and Rev. BAPTIST Noel the sermon on the morning previous. Without doubt the friends connected with Surrey and Bloomsbury Chapels will, as heretofore, place these edifices at the service of the

Mission.

The retirement of the Rev. Eustack Carey from his present connexion with the Society was announced in the Baptist Magazine some time ago. Mr. CAREY communicated his intention to the Committee at the same time. At their next meeting this letter was laid before them, and they appointed a sub-committee to cunfer with Mr. Carey on the matter. They met our esteemed brother, and presented their report to the Quarterly Meeting, whose resolutions on the subject are below.

Committee Meeting, October 17, 1849. Mr. Russell, as Chairman of the Sub-committee appointed to confer with the Rev. E. CAREY, brought up the following report.

“ The Sub-committee appointed to confer with the Rev. E. Carey, report that they met him accordingly, and had long conference, when he declared his adherence to the letter of September 22, 1849, written by him to the Committee."

Resolved, That the report be received. And on its further consideration it was resolved,

61. That a communication having been received from the Rev. E. CAREY expressive of his intention soon to retire from his present connexion with the Society; also a report from the Sub-committee appointed to confer with him, to the effect that he still adhered to that determination, this Committee hereby express to Mr. CARRY the fraternal regard and esteem which they have ever felt, and still warmly cherish towards him; they gratefully acknowledge his devoted efforts in India, his long and arduous labours in our own country, the talent and success with which he has so often advocated the claims of the Society, and the zeal and perseverance by which his services have been distinguished; and in accepting his resignation as tendered, they assure him of their earnest desire that the Divine blessing may guide and prosper him in all his future course.

"2. That the Committee leave the time when a change shall take place in Mr. CAREY'S connexion with this Society to be fixed by himself, according to his own convenience.

“3. That at whatever period Mr. Carey's actual retirement may take place, the Committee are assured that it will be highly important for the Society to have the benefit of his advocacy during three or four months of every year; and they desire to convey to him their earnest hope that he may be able to enter into such arrangements as may secure that object."

Mr. CAREY has considered these resolutions, and met them in the same spirit of cordiality which gave rise to them. He accepts them, and whenever he recedes from his present position, the Society will still have a portion of his time and energies. We trust this arrangement will be satisfactory to all parties; and we hope the Society will enjoy the advantage for many years to come of the truly valuable services of a brother so esteemed and beloved.

On Wednesday evening, January 16th, 1850, the fourth lecture to the Young Men's Missionary Association, will be delivered in the Mission Library, by the Rev. DANIEL KATTERNS. Subject : “A Glance at China."

FOREIGN LETTERS RECEIVED.

TO

AMERICA ........ ..GRAND RIVER............Cusick, J. N......November 15,

MONTREAL .............. Wenham, J....... Nov, 16 and 17.

New YORK ............... Whitney, E. S.... November 14.
ASIA ........

.CALCUTTA. ............... Thomas, J. ...... October 6.
DINAGEPORE .............. Smylie, H.......... September 11.
HOWRAH.......................Morgan, T......... October 5.
INTALLY ................Pearce, G. ......... October 6.
MADRAS..............

.... Page, T. C........ October 12.
MUTTRA.................Phillips, T......... September 4.
SERAMPORE ............... Denham, W. H... Sept. 1, Oct. 3.

Marshman, J. C..October 6,
SEWRY ........... . Williamson, J..... October 3.
BAHAMAS ....... ..Nassau ....................,Capern, H.......... Oct. 27 and 29.

Rum CAY ..................Littlewood, W. ... Sept. 20 and 22.
HONDURAS ....... BELIZE RIVER ............Kingdon, J......... Oct. 11 and 20.

JAMAICA ........ SPANISH Town............. Harvey, C. ......... November 6.
TRINIDAD.........PORT OF SPAIN ............ Law, J. ............ Oct. 20, Nov. 6.

SAVANNA GRANDE ...... Cowen, G. .......... October 17.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.
The thanks of the Committee are presented to the following friends

Miss Fisher, for a box of clothing, for Rev. P. H. Cornford, Jericho, Jamaica;
British and Foreign School Society, for a parcel of lesson books, &c., for Rev. W. K.

Rycroft, Bahamas;
Mr. Humphrey, Boston Farm, Brentford, for a parcel of magazines.

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CONTRIBUTIONS,
Received on account of the Baptist Missionary Society, during the month

of November, 1849.
£ 8. d.

Wellow, I. W.
Annual Subscriptions. Torrington, Great-

Collection ..........

1 2 4 Contributions, on acHoby, Rev. James, D.D. 5 5 01

Contributions ...
2 0

1
count
0

8 2 Hoby, Miss ... ... 1 1 0

Yarmouth, I. W. Vines, Caleb, Esq. ...... 5 5 0

Collection ...... 166

DURHAM.
Donations.
Sunderland

3 17 0 Collections

Less expenses ........ 0 7 6

Public Meeting...... 9 100
Templeton, Mrs. C., In-

Bethany....
.. 10 11 5

3 96 rerness ..... .... 20 00

Sans Street

6 10 2
Ward, Mrs., Stanwell... 100
Contributions . 18 17 11

HERTFORDSHIRE,
Do., for Schools...... 1 6 0 Hitchin
Legacy,

A Friend, by Mrs. Dod.
Crow, Mrs., late of Glou-

well, Entally School 4 0 0 cester Terrace, Mile

GLOUCESTERSHIRE,
Eod..
.... 90 00

HUNTINGDONSHIRE.
A Teetotaler ............... 5

HUNTS, on account, 1
Campden, Chipping-
LONDON AUXILIARIES.
Collection after Tea

Mr. T, Coote............. 600 0 Blandford Street

Meeting ...............
Ladies' Association,

Sunday School
0 3 3

KENT, for Barisal School 10 0 0 Cheltenham, Ebenezer

Sandhurst Church Street

Collections............... 12 9 0

Collection ............... 6 18 2 Juvenile Association 5 0 0 Contributions ......... 1 197

Contributions .. 0 18 3 Homerton Row

Do., Juvenile........ 1 3 6

Sevenoaks Sunday School, Pro

Do., Sunday School 1 7 5

Collection (part) ...... 8 1 4 ceeds of Dissolving

Contributions .......... 22 0 8 Views.................. 0 13 6

HAMPSHIRE,

Do., Sunday School 1 6 9 Somers Town, Beulah ChapelSunday School, Pro

Landportceeds of Diesolving Sunday School Teach

LANCASHIRE.
Views ....................

1 3 2
ers, for Dove ........ 0 10 0 Accrington-

Collection ....

8 17 6 CORNWALL. Newport, I. W.

Do., Juvenile

9 6 11 Collections................ 7 19 Grampound

8 Cloughfold

Collection .......
2
Contributions

6 Collection, &c.

7 120 1

4 4 St. Austle

Do., Sunday School 1 0 4 | Goodshaw Chapel Collection, &c. ......... 7 18

Do., do., for Dove... 0 6 01_Collection ................ 3 7 0

Haslingden

15 10 8 Collection, Pleasant DEVONSHIRE.

Less expenses .......

0 14 01
Street .......

.. 9 17 6 Bovey Tracey

Do., Ebenezer ...... 3 10 0 Collection ....***..!!!

14 16 8 Liverpool, Great Crosshall St.Contributions .........

Collection ................ 6 15 11 ChudleighNiton, I. W.

Contributions ......... 4 15 0 Collection ........

Collection ............!

1 14 6 Manchester, on account, Contributions .... 10 4 31 Less expenses ...... 0401 by T. Bickham, Esq...350 00 Plymouth

Padiham Collections.... 400 6

Collections................. 3 3 2
Stonehouse-
Ryde, I. W.-

Rochdale-
Collection .............. 5 1 4 Contributions ......... 2 10 10 Contributions, Sunday
Torquay-
Sway-

School Society, by
Collection .....

2 0 0

Contributions ......... 0 149 Miss Littlewood, for

1 Contributions ......... 2 6

Entally School ...... 7 17 9

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Chelmondiston ............

| Evesham, Mill StreetCollections ............... 10 7 0 Clare

Collections............... 6 9 6 Contributions ......... 8 17 9 ontributions Collection ...

Contributions ......

13 0 Do., Sunday Schools 6 3 3 Contributions

10 Do., for Africa ...... 0 9 0 Eye

Do., Sunday Schools 0 15 6
Collection ...............
LINCOLNSHIRE.

3 7 0
Contributions .......... 7 14 2

YORKSHIRE. Grimsby

Do., Sunday School 2 3 10 Collections ............... 6 2 0 Do., Bible Class ... 066

Meltham Contributions ...... 6 Glemsford ......

2 0 0 1 Collection .................. 2 5 0 Grundisburgh

Contributions ......... 12 0 Collection ..................

1 130 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE.

Contribution ............ 100
Arnold-

NORTH WALES.
Horham-
Collection ............... 0 9 0

Collection ................

3 0 0 1 DENBIGHSHIREBasford, New

Contributions .......

4 00 Cefn MawrCollection ............ ............. 5 0 0 Ipswich

TrongarthNottingham

Collection, Public

Collection ............ 1 8 3 CollectionsMeeting ............

0 12 6 Contributions ......

7 11 11
olic Meeting...... 7 13 0
Stoke Chapel

Carmel-
George Street ...... 16 7 0
Collection ............ 15 10

Collection ........... 0 7 8 Park Street ......... 5 0 0

Contributions ......

12 4 6 Contributions ..... 29 13 0

Do., Sun, School 14 6

MERIONETHSHIRE-
Otley ....

2 0 3

Dolgellan
OXFORDSHIRE.
Rattlesden.

11 9
Collection .......

2 4 3 Burford

Somersham

100

Dolmelynllyn
Contributions, by Miss
Stoke Ash ..................

Collection ............... 0 10 0
Wall

1 10 0 StradbrookDo., by do., for Dove 0 10 0 Collection .....

Contributions

13 10

SOUTH WALES.
SHROPSHIRE.
Sudbury-

CARDIGANSHIRE-
Collection

2 9 6 AberystwithPontesbury

Contributions

1 1 0
Collection ...............

... 20 6 Collection

0 19 2 Contributions ..........

Contributions

6 8 6 1 3 4 Wetherden................... 15 0 Snailbeach

TalybontCollection ....... 1 8 6

Collection

090

133 3 3 Whitchurch

Contributions
Acknowledged before 70 0
Collection ......

3 12 0
Contributions
6 0 6

63 3 3

MONMOUTHSHIRE

Nantyglo
STAFFORDSHIRE.

Collection ................

2 12 1 SUSSEX. Contributions .........

9 3 2 Cosely, Providence ChapelBrighton

Do., Sunday Schools 2 0 8
Collections, &C.......... 17 0 01
A Friend .............. 10 0 0

PEMBROKESHIRE-
SUFFOLK,

WARWICKSHIRE,

Narberth Aldborough ................ 2 7 6

Collections..............

2 16 0 Bardwell° | Alcester

Contributions .........

40 Collection ...........

Collection ................ 11 4 5 Tenby Contributions ... 1 1 0 Contributions ......... 3 12 4

Collections.........
Bildestone ............

38
Stratford on Avon-

Contributions ......
Bradfield

1 7 0 Collection ............... 4 18 0
Bury St. Edmunds-
Collections.
13 9 3

IRELAND.
WORCESTERSHIRE.
Contributions .......
8 19 2

Ballina-
Do., Juvenile (moi.
Blockley-

Collection .............. 400 | cty) .............. 5 11 01 Collections................. 9 7 5 | Cork Do., Sunday

Contributions ......... 0 14. 5 Collections................ 2 7 9 Day Schools ...... 311 71 Do., Sunday School 4 4 91

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Subscriptions and Donations in aid of the Baptist Missionary Society will be thankfully received by William Brodie Gurney, Esq., and Samuel Morton Peto, Esq., M.P., Treasurers, or the Rev. Frederick Trestrail and Edward Bean Underhill, Esq., Secretaries, at the Mission House, 33, Moorgate Street, LONDON : in EDINBURGH, by the Rev. Christopher Anderson, the Rev. Jonathan Watson, and John Macandrew, Esq.; in Glasgow, by Robert Kettle, Esq.; in DUBLIN, by John Purser, Esq., Rathmines Castle; in Calcutta, by the Rev. James Thomas, Baptist Mission Press; and at New YORK, United States, by W. Colgate, Esq. Contributions can also be paid in at Messrs. Barclay, Bevan, Tritton, and Co., Lombard Street, to the account of the Treasurers.

J. HADDON, PRINTER, CASTLE STREET, FINSBURY,

JANUARY, 1850.

TO OUR READERS.

We have reason to know that the review of our Society's history in the November Chronicle has attracted the attention of many of our friends. It has been read in some missionary prayer-meetings. Some of our readers state that it has constrained them to renewed and increased effort, and we have received from them promises of speedy aid. We are in possession of similar promises from numerous churches whose letters now lie before us. Some have promised to assist us before Christmas; others before March. We now respectfully but most earnestly press the claims of our society upon those who have not promised us aid as well as those who have. We solicit their sympathy, their prayers, and their support. Collections made and remitted at once would remove pressing difficulties, and enable us timely to assist the noble-hearted men who are devotedly labouring in the mission field in Ireland. We urge the matter upon the attention of our friends, and in the meanwhile await their answer.

Some of our friends are already aware , " Commit thy ways unto the Lord, and he that a very devoted and efficient agent will direct thy paths.” I was now led to the of our mission, Mr. DENIS MULHERN, following reflections. First, it may be the has thought it to be the path of duty to Lord's will that I should go, and if so, have resign his connexion with the society,

I not reason to believe that in answer to and is now on his passage to America.

prayer, he will in due time indicate his It is with regret that we lose the ser

gracious will. Secondly, my removal would vices of such a man in a field for which

leave no one without the gospel, as the

vacancy thus occasioned could be readily he was admirably adapted. The com

filled up, since the society can have the pick mittee, however, after correspondence

and choice of men-many offering, where few and a personal interview with Mr.

can be employed. Thirdly, it is as important Mulhern, while they sorrow for the ne

to preach the gospel to Irishmen in America, cessity, are compelled to acknowledge as in Ireland; while there is in the latter the wisdom and prudence of Mr. Mul case a greater prospect of success, since in hern's decision, and they rejoice to America they are free from persecution, and know that Ireland will not in reality more likely at once to avow their convictions. lose his services. He goes to America Fourthly, it is now full time some of my with the intention of specially preaching

children were doing something for themselves. the truth of heaven to the thousands of

Here they have no prospect of suitable emhis brothren and countrymen who are

ployment, and it is trying to send them alone appually landed on her shores. May

so young to a distant land. Such were some God's blessing accompany him, and

of my reflections, when a week ago, viz., on

the 9th inst., I received a very kind letter make him tenfold more a blessing than

from Capt. Richardson of New York, enhe has yet been. In consequence of closing a ticket. entitling myself and au m circumstances, which Mr. M. fully fainily, eleven in number, to a cabin passage, details in his letters to the Committee, in a packet from Liverpool to New York, and certain friends in Boston, U. S., invited directing where to go on our arrival. I'now him thither to labour amongst his coun- conclude that it is the Lord's will I should trymen in that city. Mr. M. made it a go ; the path of duty I think is plain. It matter of deep thought and prayer. will be trying to me to part with old and dear The following is an extract from his friends, and dissever old and endearing connexletter :

ions; but if it be the Lord's will, it is all right. This caused me to begin to think seriously We believe it is the Lord's will, and on the matter, and to go to the Lord for pray that our brother may find it to be direction, remembering that it is written, right.

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