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and social history of this country and peo. Lord how manifold are thy works, and in ple, with its various dynasties, governments, wisdom thou hast made them all. The and kings, from the earliest period down to earth is full of thy riches.” the times of Octavius Cæsar; and a brief A MOTHER's Journal during the illness of outline of its condition and rulers down to the present era. The price of this pamphlet
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LITERARY NOTICE. not one in a hundred is in possession, and which none can acquire without feeling more In the press, CHORAZIN. By the Author of forcibly the sentiment of the psalmist, “O Decapolis."
OBITUARY. SARAR WILDERS.-Dec. 21st, 1840, died Leake, having been for some generations Sarab, wife of Mr. J. Wilders, General Bap. distinguished for their sincere piety, and tist minister, Smalley. She was born at firm attachment to the General Baptist Kegworth, in 1804; and if it is a privilege cause. When very young her parents re. to be descended from the pious, she was moved to London, and she was then led to highly favoured. Her ancestors, by her mo. attend the chapel in Suffolk-street, since ther's side, the Bosworths' and Bennets' of superceded by that in the Borough-road. VOL. 3.- N.S.
It was here that her religious course began; less levity. It may be safely said, that in and at the age of seventeen she was bap. general her conversation was in heaven. tized along with ten others, several of her She was diligent in attending the means of relatives having previously united with the grace. Her place at public worship, both same Church. Some years subsequently on the Lord's day and on the week days, she returned to Kegworth, and was admitted was seldom vacant; nerer, perhaps, while in a member of the Church in that place; and health. Prayer and experience meetings there, as in London, her amiable disposi. also were opportunities that she highly val. tion, and unaffected pioty, secured the es. ued. She was anxious to do good. For teem of all who knew her. Jan. Ist, 1810, several years she was a diligent Sunday. her marriage took place; and it was fondly school teacher, and collector for the Bible hoped she would long be spared for the help Society; nor was she less attentive in visit. and comfort of her husband, and the advan. ing the sick, especially those of her own sex, tage of the neighbourhood in which she was and in administering to their necessities, now called to reside. But it pleased the temporal and spiritual, as far as she was great Disposer of events to order things able. Her experience in her last affliction otherwise. In the following spring her was consolatory. Her pains were often health began to decline, yet it was hoped great, yet she never complained. On one that a return for a few weeks to her native occasion, when her husband was lamenting place, would be the means of its restoration, on account of the weight of her affictions, Accordingly, in Jupe she left Smalley, but she instantly checked him, saying that she she returned no more. Her disease gained was able to bear them. To the will of her strength; and though every thing that af. Sariour she was fully resigned. Were it fection or medical skill could suggest was his will that she should recover, she would done for her, it proved unavailing, and she desire it; but if otherwise, she would rather continued to sink till exhausted nature was depart and be with him. She was often en. completely overcome.
gaged in prayer; and though at times she As a christian her character stood high had her conflicts, yet in the main her faith in the estimation of her friends. She was was clear, and her confidence unshaken. truly serious. Though few were more uni. When her weakness became so great that formly cheerful, she was free from thought. she could scarcely speak, the name of Jesus
was often on her lips. Her last moments • Among these was her brother, Mr. Henry were quiet, and she tranquilly yielded up Barker, an Israelite Indeed. He was a builder; her spirit into the hands of her Creator. Her and falling from a house, deeply injured his spine. When informed of the fatal nature of dear remains were interred at Kegworth, on the accident, though he had a beloved wife, with December the 27th, when her father-in-law, one young child, and was expecting another, he Mr. W. Wilders, improved the event from observed, “ All is well." He died a few weeks after, in thie full assurance of faith. This oc. 1 Thess. iv. 13, " That ye sorrow not even curred in 1827
as others, which have no hope." W.
INTERVIEW BetWEEN GEORGE III. party paid great attention, and were highly AND Joseph LANCASTER.-On entering delighted; and when he had finished, his the royal presence, the king said, “Lancas- majesty said, “ Lancaster, I bighly approve ter, I have sent for you to give me an ac. of your system; and it is my wish that count of your system of education, which, I every poor child in my dominions should hear, has met with opposition. One master be taught to read the Bible; I will do any teach fire hundred children at the same thing you wish to promote this object." time! How do you keep them in order, “ Please thy majesty," said Lancaster, “ if Lancaster ?" Lancaster replied, “ Please my system meets thy majesty's approbation, thy majesty, by the same principle thy I can go through the country, and lecture majesty's army is kept in order-by the on the system, and have no doubt, but in word of command." His majesty replied, a few months I shall be able to give thy "Good, good; it does not require an aged majesty an account where ten thousand general to give the command-one of young poor children are being educated, and some or years can do it.” Lancaster observed, of my youths instructing them." His that in his schools, the teaching branch majesty immediately replied, “Lancaster, was performed by youths, who acted as I will subscribe £100 annually;" and, ad. monitors. The king assented, and said, dressing the queen, “yon shall subscribe « Good." Lancaster then described his £50 Charlotte, and the princesses, £25 rystem; and he informed me, that the royal each ;" and then added, “Lancaster, you
may have the money directly." Lancaster their ears and sealeth their instruction." observed," Please thy majesty, that will be
THE PRAYING Youtu.- A popular setting thy nobles a good example." The royal party appeared to smile at this obser. writer, speaking of one who afterwards be. Fation : but the queen observed to his ma
came a successful minister of the gospel, jesty, “How cruel it is that enemies says, “ at the time of leaving home, he was should be found who endeavour to hinder strictly moral, and had some veneration for his progress in so good a work!" To which godliness; but soon became careless and the klog replied, Charlotte, a good man his room for prayer on Sundays between the
indifferent. It was his custom to retire to seeks his reward in the world to come." Joseph then withdrew. It may here be public services of religion; neglecting it at stated, that every succeeding monarch of all other times, and being ashamed to pray England, including her present majesty, Aware of the sinfulness of his conduct, he
in the presence of his fellow apprentices. has followed George III's example :Cro- earnestly, and sincerely besought God to ston's Sketches of Joseph Lancaster's Life.
raise up some one in the house, to help and IMPRESSIVE DREAM.-"I knew" says guide him in this momentous concern. the Rev. J. A. James," a lady in high life, After a time, a third apprentice was taken one of the most accomplished women I ever into the business. The first night he slept met with, who, while living in all the gaities in the house on retiring to bed, he fell on of fashionable life, visiting in noble fami. his knees, and continued sometime in pray. lies and fascinating them by her power to er. The effect of this, upon the mind of please, dreamed that the day of judgment the youth whose history I am relating, was was come. She saw the judge in awful instantaneous and powerful. It seemed to majesty couomence the grand assize. Around him as if a voice, in impressive accents, him in a circle, the diameter of which no said, 'Behold the answer of your prayer : eye could measure, was drawn the human there is the individual seut to guide you into race awaiting their doom. With slow and the way of true religion.' Serious reflection solemn pace he trarersed the whole circle; followed ; his conscience was awakened ; whomsoerer he approved, to them he gave his heart was interested; and decided piety the token of his acceptance, by graciously was at length the result. He was intro. laying his hands on their heads. Many he duced by his companion to a circle of pious passed, and gave them no sign. As he ap- friends, and after a year or two, exchanged proached the dreamer, her anxiety to know secular for sacred pursuits, went to college, whether she should receive the token of her became a minister of the gospel, and has acceptance became intense, till as he drew been greatly honoured by the usefulness both Dearer, and was about to stop before her, the of his preaching and publications; and I agony of her mind awoke her. It was but a have heard him say, that he traces up all dream, a blessed one however for her! It his usefulness to the prayer of that youth, produced, through the divine blessing, a deep who had the moral courage to bend the knee, solicitude for the salvation of her soul. She and acknowledge God before his new combecame an eminent and devoted christian; panions, from whom he plainly saw he and some years since departed, to receive should receive no countenance in the habits from Christ the gracious token of his ap- of piety. proval, in his immediate presence and in the This fact should be a motive, and en. regions of immortality. This may remind couragement to those who have any sense the reader of the scripture, “God speaketh of religion never to conceal it, but to let once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth not; in a their light shine before others that they, dream, in a vision of the night, when deep seeing their good works, may glorify God sleep falleth upon men, then he openeth their heavenly Father.”
NORTH DERBYSHIRE CONFERENCE.-- 1. That the case of the Church at IkesThis Conference assembled at Belper, April ton, stand over till further information is 9th, 1841. Mr. Richard Ingham, minister received. of the place, presided. The late secretary 2. That the case of Ashford and Brad. was requested to continue in office for the well, be recommended to the Association, next year. From the reports made to the and that brother Ingham be requested to meeting, it appeared that in the eight lay it before that Assembly. Churches now composing this Conference, 3. That the Churches composing this twenty-four had been baptized since last Conference be requested to make a collecmeeting, and eleven slood as candidates. It tion, appually, to constitute a fund to be at was resolved,
the disposal of this Conference, for promot. which we trust our friends will guard in ing the Redeemer's cause around us, and future. that brother Ward, of Ripley, be appointed Various correspondence has passed be. Treasurer to this Conference.
treep the Committee, and friends at Down. 4. That cases for this Conference be ton. Mr. Wornall is authorized to pay presented in writing.
Mr. Mead his money without prejudice, This Conference was not quite so well brother Bissill to draw up a receipt for him. attended as some previous ones. About Brethren Dunch and Bissill were requested eighty friends, however (many of whom to see Mr. Evans, a barrister, to ascertain came from a distance) sat down to tea, pro. what may be the best course to pursue. vided for the occasion, and in the evening The cordial thanks of the Conference were an interesting revival meeting was held, tendered to brother Bissi), for the great when addresses were delivered by brethren pains and trouble he has taken in this busi. Underwood, Burrows, Garrat, Ingham, &c. ness. The trilling expense incurred was The next Conference to be held at Crich, discharged by the friends present. It was on Monday, August 2nd, 1841.
resolved, J. WILDERS, Sec That brethren E. Stevenson, and Garrett, THE WARWICKSHIRE CONFERENCE,
be requested to proceed with their inresti held its half yearly meeting at Hinckley, gation of the Wycombe case, and that in the afternoon of the first Tuesday in Conference make themselves responsible
for April, 1811, when the following resolutions
any expense that may be incurred. were unanimously adopted,
That brethren Wallis, J. Stevenson, and 1. That the application from Wolver. Chapman, be appointed a Committee to hampton, remain as at the last Conference, inspect any minutes we may have of the until that application be renewed.
principles and regulations, in regard to the 2. That a deputation be sent to the constitution, objects, and order of this Con. Midland Confereice, to represent the state ference; and that they be requested to reof the General Baptist interest at Coventry, port their opinions and recommendations and to express the mind of this Conference to the next meeting. respecting that interest. The expenses of
That the Smarden case be recommended that deputation to be paid from the Con. to the liberality of the christian public. ference fund.
The next Conference to be at Wendover,
lo 3. That the present order of half-yearly on the last Tuesday in September. Conferences shall remain for the next agreement with the law passed at the last twelve months at least.
Conference, at Chesham, the friends there 4. That the next Conference be held at to give due notice in the Repository of the Thurlaston, at its usual time, the first Tues. order of the services. day in October. Mr. Shore, to preach in
The Rev. J. Wallis presided. In the eventhe morning, and in the evening a public ing a revival meeting was held, when adHome Missionary Meeting to be held.
dresses were delivered by several ministers. 5. That the Secretary be requested to
E. Stevenson, Secretary. continue in office during the next year.
New CHAPEL AT DERBY.-The Church The attendance at this meeting, and the spirit that pervaded it were good, so much
in Brook-street have ananimously decided so as evidently to sustain a confident hope, house, (offered to them by a gentleman re
to purchase a large, well built, and spacious that by the presence and blessing of heaven, sident in the neighbourhood, op very adwe shall go on and prosper.
In the evening Mr. Dunkley, preached vantageous terms,) situated in decidedly one from Psalm, cxx., the latter part of the of the best localities in this town, to convert 6th verse.
it into a chapel. This, it is calculated, From the statements of the different may be done with a comparatively small Churches, it appeared that forty-seven had expenditure. The outlay of money, how. been baptized, and that there were twenty house, and in making the requisite altera
ever, attendant on the purchase of this candidates for baptism. J. DUNKLEY.
tions, will necessarily be very considerable; LONDON CONFERENCE.— The ball yearly it was therefore deemed expedient to make Conference of the General Baptists of the a vigorous attempt at the onset, to obtain London District was held at Commer. something like a respectable amount to be. cial Road, on Tuesday, April 13th, 1841. gin with. This has been done; and it is
Since the last Conference, fifty-four were not too much to say, that it has been done reported to have been baptized; others nobly. It was thought that a social tea. were reported to have been added, but meeting wonld perhaps be the best method numbers were not stated, a defect against of drawing together our friends, at which time to put down the amonnt of subscrip. and modernized, the pews in the body of the tions from all who might be disposed to chapel, which were in a very dilapidated state what they intended to give. This and dangerous state, taken up and relaid, meeting was held on the evening of the &c. These alterations have been effected 10th inst. A numerous and respectable at an expense of upwards of £200. On company enjoyed the pleasures associated Lord's day, May 9th, the chapel was rewith the tea table; after which they re- opened, when two sermons were preached paired to the chapel, and then commenced by the minister of the place. The collecthe interest of that service which will, I tions and subscriptions during the day, trust, long be remembered with heartfelt amounted to the very handsome sum of pleasure by all who had the privilege of £50 ls. 10d. The friends also intend being present with us. It was truly grati. having two sermons and a tea meeting next fying to listen to the soul-stirring addresses September, it being the anniversary of the delivered on the occasion, to witness the liquidation of our debt; when, judging pleasurable interest depicted on every coun. from the cheerful liberality of our friends tenance, and to see our friends contribute on this, and former occasions, and relying with such expanded liberality towards the on the efficiency of the voluntary principle, important object wbich convened us to. we have not the shadow of a doubt that the gether. At the close of the meeting it was remainder of the amount will be willingly announced, that the snbscriptions promised contributed.
S. H. W. (including upwards of £10 realized at the tea. party) amounted to the sum of £1080! SMALLEY.-April 11, 1841, two sermons Who bath despised the day of small things! were preached at this place by Mr. Ingham, Half a century ago, when this Church was of Belper, after which collections were made first formed, it consisted of some ten or towards liquidating the debt remaining on twelve members. Poor in circumstances, the chapel. On the following day, a pub. and despised by the world, they were en lic tea was prorided, the trays being furabled, with the assistance of some neigh. nished gratuitously, and the whole proceeds bouring Churches, to engage a small and were applied to the same object. One inconvenient room, in which to worship hundred and fifty persons sat down, and their Maker according to the dictates of the result of both days exertion was upwards their own consciences. But since that of £14. Later in the evening a revival period by the goodness of God, what a meeting was held, when addresses were change bas been effected. We now see a given by Messrs. Ingham, Peggs of Bourne, flourishing church consisting of above 400 and Wilders. It was altogether a cheering members, and with a joyful prospect of and edifying season, and the friends sepa soon being able to complete arrangements, rated with the hope that they should meet by which about 2000 souls may regularly together on many such occasions. W. S. listen to the glad tidings of salvation. Truly the Lord has been manifest to his BAPTISM AT MANSFIELD.-On Lord's. people, and God even our own God has day, April 251h, 1841. The ordinance of blest them. “ He hath remembered his baptism was administered in the General covenant for ever, the word which he com. Baptist chapel, Mansfield. In the after. manded to a thousand generations." His noon a sermon on the subject was preached word hath indeed accomplished that which by the minister, Mr. Wood, after which, the he purposed, and prospered in the thing candidates, three females, were baptized whereto he sent it.
G. PEGG. the presence of a crowded audience. In
the evening they were publicly received as RE-OPENING OF FRIAR-LANE Caapkl, members of the church, in the presence of LEICESTER.— The friends meeting in this the congregation and the church, and many place of worship, having last September re. were deeply affected on the occasion. We moved the remaining part of the incubus are happy to state that the blessing of the (amounting to £250) which had so long Lord has so far crowned the labours of Mr. paralyzed all their efforts, then pledged Wood, as to make it needful to extend themselves, that their chapel, which for the the curtains of their tent, which is about to last two or three years had been suffered to be immediately done by the erection of a remain in a state neither creditable por gallery, on each side and in front, within safe, should be thoroughly cleaned, repair. their place of worship. ed, and beautified. Accordingly, it was closed for this purpose on Lord's day, April BAPTISM AT Halifax.-On Lord's day, 4th, and has since, in accordance with that May 2nd, sixteen persons, eight males and pledge, undergone a complete repair. The eight females, were publicly immersed by fronts of the galleries have been taken down our minister, on wbich occasion he preached