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1 - 254 sermons in a year, and some rears being the natural guardian of the children had more. These services, vth prayer-meeting, a right to allow them to go to whatever place annual tour for several years on behalf of the of worship she liked, and that those children Society, superintending tor a time in the west I must not be interfered with again. Those about forty-five agenta, viz., twenty-three four interesting children, and an elder one day schools, ten might schools, eight sabbath who is not in the work house, still attend our readers, four daily readers, writing forty-one Sabbath school and public worship. tracts and handbills, of which about 5,000 Another interesting case has occurred here annually have been circulated, making nearly lately. A respectable farmer, about three 100,000, through the aid of the readers, miles out of town, but now reduced, being with a few papers occasionally for some of very ill, requested me to visit him. I went the periodicals here, kept me from being there twice, and read, conversed, and prayed idle. * About a hundred members have joined with him. On Sunday week he came to our the churches with which I have been con- chapel, but as he was before the time, I asked nected during this period. I have had to him in to get his clothes dried, the morning conduct the singing also until lately. This having been very wet. He told me that he was the case in the west, though I confess it had resolved to come on that day to rewas rather hard work for the lungs. For turn thanks to the Lord for his great mercy some time past I have been far from well. to him. He said that during his illness he Early this year I had the jaundice very bad, was in the greatest distress about his soul, then dysentery, after that inflammation in the and that he cried to the Lord to have mercy chest, which Inid me up for eight weeks, and upon him, and that he thought he saw the now I sometimes spit blood. I am through Lord Jesus hanging upon the cross, and dying mercy better, and look pretty well, so that I for sinners, and as he continued to look to do not like to complain, though I foel weak, Jesus, he felt the great burden of his sins and preaching is very hard work to what it taken away, and that he could then rejoice in formerly was.
the Lord. He further said, that he sometimes
thought it would be his duty to stand up in Our friend Mr. HAMILTON under date, the street and tell the people what the Lord
had done for his soul. He was out again last * Balina, 15th December, writes:
: Sabbath, and says that he is determined to make Two or three months ago # many w** our chapei bis place of worship obliged to go into the work house, all of whom to avent interkring with the Saboath me attendent our chapel except the mother, who xed upou Favar erening lise paying the men, is a Roman Catholie, and one enor en Dereit when caused the Frular evening meeting to years of age is a member of the curren tbe be arger than fizesday evening Latterly, master rerised to let them out to work were & cange has been perceptable, and hecaumhe of parliament requires chute Pussy Quong nueting is her the under fttaen, um workhouses, se ut i sin resa te n ance on the last few retiedon seir parents. I things to S ants has been prving sise. Sa fiuras wer, that I must not once my neumno ya IDION. The mos u chung out the atter snt inaking * effort. In US tey are Inprom i s vere the loving Wantes lentoya bronght the matter bein
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followed me into the vestry, and sat down of a larger sum already paid. Such, indeed, with a class of adults that I met on that was the effect of this most merciful interposievening. While conversing with them, they tion, that it brought us all to our knees to evinced considerable sincerity and knowledge render fervent thanks to him who makes all of the way of salvation. I had not a thought things work for the good of those who love his about them before having a concern about name and revere his word. their souls.
On the day before the last I visited a poor Thus, you see, that notwithstanding all the woman-on entering, she said I was welcome efforts of Satan and false friends, the spark is to read and pray with her, adding, “I sent still kept alive. This we can attribute to twice during the last few days for the priest, nothing but the goodness and mercy of the but as he knew that I had no money to pay Lord.
him, he did not come. I read to her the
third chapter of John, and many other scripMr. Berry, under date Dec. 13th,
tures_showing our fallen condition and the
necessity of an interest in the work of Christ. writes :
All through I have reason to believe that she I am much obliged for the box of clothing heard like one who felt deeply concernedI have one station fourteen miles off, where and that good is being done. the people have suffered much from the famine, and you will judge the value of a box of clothes when I tell you that several of the The following are but a few specimens persons lately baptized came here in borrowed of priestly doings. Mr. McAdam writes : clothes, and that actually three or four persons could not come at all for want of some kind
I turned into a village called Ballybreenyof covering-every thing that I could spare
e visited two catholic families. In the first or not spare I had to give.
family, the husband died lately, without benefit of clergy (as they style it) ; I had
often read to him the words of eternal life, Mr. BROWNE writes from Coleraine :
and showed to him the only plan of sal
| vation. He was always fond of instruction, Things about this quarter go on much as often came to hear Mr. Bates preach. When asual. I have been in the habit of supplying dying-overcome by the urgent entreaties of five country stations, to which I have just his Roman catholic neighbours and friends, added a sixth. The congregations on the he allowed them to send for the priest. Lord's-day, in town, continue good. Last | Priest Timlin, with an imperious aspect, Lord's-day evening I had the pleasure of ordered off the messenger to bring him his fees baptizing a candidate in the presence of a very with all back arrears, otherwise he could not attentive congregation. Since I wrote you come to save the soul. The messenger relast we have lost a very exemplary member turned with his doleful answer, but the dying by death. His end was peace. His last man replied, “ Jesus will have mercy on me, words were “I am going to heaven." It is I trust.” Again the catholics cried out to his our consolation to know that though parted daughter, “ Don't let your decent father die for a season, we shall soon meet in that happy like a dog or a horse.” They urged the girl 80 world where parting shall be unknown. much, that she went and again entreated the
priest to come to her father. He refused,
said he would not come without his fees. JOHN MONAGHAN writes :
The man shortly died trusting alone in the A few days since, I entered the house of a atonement of Christ for salvation. The neighbouring tradesman. I found him sitting happy result is, I believe, that the whole by his fireside, and his eldest daughter reading family are looking to Christ, and the priest the New Testament to him. I said, “ James, will lose more of his fees. I am glad to see you are well employed.” “Yes," said he,“ when I sat down, I was almost in a state of despair. But now,
JOHN JUDGE writes, through what I have heard, my heart has Read and prayed in the house of widow been comforted and my strength renewed.” Durkan. She listened with good attention In a subsequent couversation this man in | while I read to her out of the Irish scrip. formed me, that that was the second day tures, and wept sorely while I was narrating his children were fasting, and that he had not the sufferings and great love of Christ. She a bit for them, nor a farthing to buy it. We thanked me much, and expressed a wish that read together the sixth chapter of Matthew, she could live near me in order that she might and I hope we read and heard prayerfully. hear these things oftener, and learn how to be When I was making some observations on the saved. I asked her, did not the priest ever point thirty-third verse“Seek ye first the kingdom out to her the way of salvation. “No," said of God," &c., a woman entered and handed she," he never gave me so much knowledge my friend some little money, being the balance as you have given ine now since he came to.
the parish. I never hear anything from him, he was leading the poor ignorant people but cursing the people from the altar for not blindfold;—that he was making merchandize paying his dues.
of the souls of men. I said to him,– You strive to make them believe a lie when you
say that you 'have power to forgive sins, when Another agent writes :
you know that you have not. Yow know A respectable man present then inquired that no one can forgive sins but one, that is of me, “ Did you call at — 's house on God.' The priest then struck me. I took the way?” “ Yes," said I. “You go there to it patiently, and said to him, 'Sir, I tell you read to the family, do you not ? " " I do,"| that you have acted directly contrary to the said I. “Well, sir, I am glad to hear it, for spirit and command of our blessed ReI have a bible also, and I read it regularly, deemer ;-you are not one of his true serand I believe every word of it. I told the vants, and you will never strike me again. priest so the other day, and that I believed Farewell, sir.'”
CONTRIBUTIONS SINCE OUR LAST ACCOUNT.
£ 8. d. Kent-Sevenoaks ...........
11 18 5 Ingham--collection and subscriptions...... Rochdale-Kelsall, Henry, Esq...........
50 0 0 Yarmouth-Wood, Mr. James.... Ryde-Young, Mr. Anthony .....
Scotland London-New Park Street ....
7 9 Aberdeen .... Shortwood .....
Echt A Gloucestershire Teetotaller...
Forfar ..... Diss .......
Montrose Camberwell-by Miss K Watson......... 1 11 6 Dundee.. Worstead.............
St. Andrew's ...... Luton .........
15 2 0
Alloa.......... Morpeth-Angus, Mr. John ..........
Cupar ... Liverpool-Houghton, John, Esq.
Blair Athol..... Royston-Goodman, Mr. Thomas
Anstruther...... Ampthill ......
Perth ... Necton......
Dunfermline Church Street Sunday School
Stirling .... Bacon, Mrs. (don)...............
10 10 0 Edinburgh. Vernon Chapel, Bagnigge Wells
2 10 01 Galashiels L. M. (don.) ..
Paisley Norwich-Coll, at Rev. Mr. Wheeler's ... 3 12 0 |
1 0 0
In addition to the above, the Secretary has received remittances from Yorkshire and Lancashire, but not the particulars. From Scotland there are many collections, and some subscriptions yet to be received; some were made by the Secretary, and left to be remitted; in other places, and also in some churches in large towns, from which subscriptions are acknowledged, it was not convenient to collect during the visit of the deputation. The collections, however, will be made.
The Treasurer begs to acknowledge with many thanks the receipt of eleven pounds and seven pence from "a few friends at Sevenoaks for relief of Ireland in the most useful manner.” Also 10s. from an unknown friend for Mr. Eccles.
The thanks of the Committee are presented to “the ladies of King Street Chapel, Canterbury,” for two boxes of clothing and books for Ireland. To Mrs. M'All of Tottenham, for a bundle of clothing. To Mr. Anthony Young of Ryde, for a truss of clothes to be sent to Mr. Thomas. To E. S. of Bedford, for 58. for Irish distress. To an unknown friend for 2s. 6d, for Mr. Eccles. And to many other kind friends for their sympathy and promises of speedy aid.
Subscriptions and Donations thankfully received by the Treasurer, JOSEPH TRITTON, Esq. Lombard Street ; and by the Secretary, Mr. W. P. WILLIAMS, at the Mission House, Moorgate Street ; and by the pastors of the churches throughout the Kingdom.
COLLECTOR FOR LONDON, REV. C. WOOLLACOTT,
4, COMPTON STREET East, BRUNSWICK SQUARE.
J. BADDON, PRINTER, CASTLE STREET, FINSBURY.
BAPTIST HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
Some months ago earnest application was made to the Committee to increase the amount of their grant to the South Devon Auxiliary. As the Committee were persuaded that much more than the usual amount might be raised in the district, notwithstanding its comparative poverty, if suitable efforts were employed to draw out its resources, the Rev. G. COLE, of Exeter, was urgently requested to visit the missionary stations and the non-collecting churches. With this request, notwithstanding discouraging local predictions of failure, Mr. Cole, at considerable cost of labour and self-denial, complied. He visited, at such intervals as a proper regard to his pastoral duties would permit, about twenty different places. In ten of these places collections have been made; and at most of the others they have been promised. These facts are stated for the purpose of showing what may be done on even an unpromising field, when a brother of suitable qualifications can be induced to undertake the work earnestly and heartily. In the valuable report of his journies, Mr. Cole says:
In these primary efforts, and in others anti-i At the former, when with them in October, cipated, I trust it will be clearly understood, we had some very lively meetings. At an that I am sustained by the hope of seeing the early prayer meeting, called for half-past five means of our auxiliary somewhat adequate to there was a nearly full place. Several have the claims so urgently pressed upon our lately been baptized ; and some active zealous conscience as well as our attention.
men appeared to be in great anxiety about a We have need to be co-workers with the chapel. May the good providence of God parent society in its threefold aim. For, 1st. succeed them. We have destitute places in rural districts to be supplied. 2nd. We feel the calls of old
THE PLACES REQUIRING OUR HELP ARE : churches in adversity, and would gladly stretch ,
lst. Shaldon. Thither some of our brethren out to them the helping hand, if peradventure,
bave lately extended their help, and we are by God's blessing they may be raised up
thankful to say not without effect on the again. And 3rd. We have, as you will read
scene ; for the congregation is on the increase. below, various towns of considerable popula. There we have our decent little chapel tion without a Baptist interest.
formerly given by a kind friend on a lease of
three lives ; but the freehold is just at hand OLD STATIONS.
whenever a small sum can be raised for it. 1. Thorverton has, by the divine blessing, 2nd. Teignmouth. Containing about 5,000 been yielding fruit of late ; and the people, souls, is only about a mile from Shaldon, and long driven and persecuted, have been com could be worked with it. Once we had a forted by some favourable additions.
chapel, or rather the occupancy of one ; now 2. Christow is also a well attended station, | we have no chapel, no church, no congregalike the other it has been long supplied from tion. Exeter at much cost of labour; and like the 3rd. Crediton. The anxieties and entreaties foriner also it is progressing toward the point of our friend Mr. C— , and a few others in at which the people will show themselves fellowship there, have been fresh upon my able to return a sum adequate to our cost in mind from my first visit in February till now. supplying them. Here also the Lord has Here also we have a little old fashioned been with us.
chapel, and not in debt. Population 6,000. 3. Bridestow and its out-stations. Brother 4th. Chalford. A Home Missionary would Davy is a hard and earnest labourer. His be welcomed in this neighbourhood with the people, who are extremely poor, are never most cordial acceptance. The isolated situatheless, renewing their exertions. Our brother | tion of this village, and the truly rustic chafipds his encouragement arising at present racter of the inhabitants, give to it additional much more from Lifton than Bridestow. interest. There is a zealous christian lady
here doing the work of a missionary with con- / entitled “ Friendly Counsels” to the siderable acceptance, but is wanted in the members of his church, may be read, not sphere whence for a season she has come, and only with interest, as the production of longs to see some messenger to release her, a Home Missionary, but with profit:and cheer the people. And 5th. Exminster, Star Cross, and Kenton,
DEARLY BELOVED, God, in His merciful would together form a good Home Missionary | providence, has done much for you ; He has station, and include in all about 3,000 souls. called you by the preaching of the gospel, and
In the coming spring (D.v.) I shall visit drawn you by his gracious Spirit ; He has Sidmouth, Axminster, Ottery, and Callyton : placed you in the number of His saints, and at neither place is there any Baptist interest | put upon you the profession of His own great I believe.
name. I beseech you to be thankful for all I have simply given the facts as they have this. Let me suggest a few Friendly Counsels, been presented; and shall be most happy to in relation to your christian duty, character, state brighter and better things whenever the and happiness ; and may the Lord Jesus facts will justify me.
make them effectual in promoting your welfare, and His glory.
I. BE CLOTHED WITH HUMILITY, - This The church at Hartlepool is of com
amiable virtue is the basis of all moral excelparatively recent formation. From the
lence, and without it you cannot be spiritually first it has laboured under great disad
| minded. If you value His favour, be humble, vantage in not having a suitable place of for “ He resisteth the proud.” If you would worship. Mr. KNEEBON, formerly of Sun- | improve in saving knowledge and enjoyment, derland, became its pastor a few months take your seat at the feet of Jesus.” If you back; and from the following communi- would have the esteem of your christian brecation it would appear that he is not thren, and would commend yourself to every without encouragement in his work. man's conscience, seek a large measure of
humility. The “ King of Saints” never utPersuaded that you feel much interest in
tered more graceful words than when He said this mission station, I venture to send you a to His followers. “ learn of Me, for I am meek word or two concerning our present state as a
and lowly in heart." church. I have now been six months in
II. READ AND REVERENCE THE BIBLE.-- As Hartlepool. The number of members at my
the being of God is the foundation of all relicoming, and at the last association was twenty
į gion, so the word of God is the rule of it. nine. The congregations are improved, the
Submit, therefore, to the guidance of that place is generally two-thirds full on Lord's- |
infallible record. The taste of this generation day morning, and quite full in the evening. |
leans to metaphysical science, and to “ fine. Gradual and growing signs of good have ap
spun theories ; " and although the Oracles of peared, and fifteen persons have been added by baptism, making the present number forty
God” are widely circulated, it is to be feared,
they are but little read. If you have unhapfour. We hired a school-room about four
pily fallen into the error of these times; if months ago, in West Hartlepool-a new rising
you have valued or studied any human village of about 1600 inhabitants. It has a
writings more than the will and testament of new dock, and is about one mile from this
your Saviour Christ, I would urge you to retown. The congregation there was at the
view your conduct in this particular, and commencement very discouraging ; but now
return speedily to the fountain of revealed several steady and decent persons are attached
truth. T'he lips of the Son of God have as regular hearers, and there are pleasing signs
said : “ The words that I speak unto you, of success. I preach there every Lord's-day
they are the spirit, and they are life.” afternoon, and every Thursday fortnight, and
What rays of holy illumination will adorn we are going to open a Sabbath school there.
those pages, if you peruse them with thoughtOne of the hearers has been baptized into the
fulness and prayer; and how much sweeter church at Hartlepool. There is neither church
will it be, to draw instruction and comfort nor chapel in the place, and the Methodists
fresh for yourself, than to take them at occupy a small room like ours.
second hand, darkened and adulterated with Our Sunday school has lately been reorganized, and is in an improving state. There
the mistakes and prejudices of fallen hu
manity! If you keep close to your Bible, are ten teachers and about fifty scholars. The
and read it from a right motive, your underpeople are at peace, and affairs wear rather a
standing will acquire much strength, and your cheerful aspect. The weekly contributions
s heart will advance in experimental godliness. are regularly kept up. I have made free to inclose a trifle which
III. PRAY MUCH IN SECRET.–Of all means I wrote and got printed for my friends here.
of grace, closet devotion, is, to a lukeI thought it might do good, and increase my
warm and formal professor, the most irksome,
and hence it is most neglected ; but if you influence, and perhaps it has done so.
possess true religion, and are “led by the The following extracts from the trifle" Spirit,” you feel a sublime pleasure in going