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bath-school. 1. They should deliver a 1. They should be deeply engaged in the lecture upon this subject once or twice each work. 2. They should be very punctual in year, and see that the school is sustained. attending the school, and persevering in 2. They should be very familiar with all their efforts. 3. They should be very faith. the children, and lecture to them upon this ful in teaching their scholars the meaning subject. 3. They should ever remember the of their lessons, and impress on their minds Sabbath-school in their prayers. 4. They good moral principles. 4. They ought should attend the Sabbath-school themselves always to pray for their class. 5. They whenever circumstances will permit, and be should labour for their immediate conversion active in the same; for with much anxiety to God. And lastly, after they have done and interest does the faithful minister look all they can, they should trust alone in the to the youthful part of his congregation. blessing of God for success. Many teachers

Duty of parents. I. They should speak have seen their entire class converted in one well of the Sabbath-school before their season. Such faithful teachers will come children, and encourage them to attend up before the throne of God in the judgment, it faithfully. 2. They should make the attended by the little group of children Sabbath school a subject of prayer around whom they have won to Christ, and say, the domestic altar, and in the private circle. •Here Lord am I, and those that thou hast 3. They should see that their children get given me. And who can tell the joy that their lessons and read their books. 4. They they will feel in heaven while they sing, should attend the Sabbath-school themselves, “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, and and if needed, engage as teachers.

bath redeemed us unto God with his own Duty of teachers and superintendents. blood."


The Rev. T. STEVENSON, LOUGHBORORGA.--We regret to record the death of this eminent and useful christian minister. This event took place on Saturday, July 10th. Mr. Stevenson has long been known, and justly esteemed, as an eloquent and successful preacher, a vigilant and affectionate pastor, an active and efficient teacher of the young, and a leading and devoted minister of our connexion. The Education Society, formed by the Midland Churches, in 1824, for the training of young men for the christian ministry, chose and appointed him as the tutor of their institution. At the resignation of Mr. Jarrom of his office as tutor of the General Baptist Academy, in 1838, the two Institutions were united, and the members of the Annual Association appointed Mr. Stevenson Theological Tutor. The writer feels that it is only shere justice to his departeil friend to state, that in laborious, energetic devoted. ness to the progress and improvement of the students, Mr. S. could be exceeded by none; indeed it is more than possible that the varied, constant, and, at times, ex. treme toil which pressed upon him, as the pastor of one of our largest Churches, and the sole tutor of our Academy, may bave hastened his lamented departure. Mr. Stevenson was the pastor of the Church at Loughborough for upwards of thirty years. His last affliction was protracted and severe, and borne with christian patience and resignation. “The cross of Christ," he stated to us a fortnight before his death, was his only resting place. His end was peace.


INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF Sick Bap. unusually strong, he bore up for about six TISM.-A gay and sprightly young man, weeks. On last Lord's day evening I paid aged about eighteen years, was seized with him a visit for the first time during fever and brought to a bed of languishing. illness. When I entered the room he fixed The most skilful physicians were called in to his eyes upon me and beckoned to me to hic relief, but without effect; he still suffered come to the bedside. I asked him how he and sunk down. His constitution being was? He observed that he was poorly. He inquired of me concerning my health, after raised him again, at which he drew not an which, he asked me if I thought there was untimely breath. He then observed that & possibility of his recovery? to which I he felt better in body and mind. He ex. responded, that it was possible—that I had pressed continual happiness from this time seen the sick raised wben as low as he was. until Wednesday following. When I went With this, he introduced the subject of his to see him again I found him quite comfuture state, and spoke of his neglect of posed, he immediately commenced a con. daty, and that the associations of his former versation about the assurance the saints had life had proved a great obstacle in the way of a resurrection. But we soon discovered of his learning his duty to his heavenly that he was sinking in death, and as the Father, this he seemed to express with sun went down behind the western horizon, great sorrow of heart.) He asked me if I his spirit took its flight to God who gave it. thought it possible for him to obey the

WM. CRAWFORD. Savionr. I told him that others had under similar circumstancs. He said that he AN OBSTINATE MAN does not hold could not be immersed in the Creek, but opinions, but they hold him: for when he is could it not be done lawfully without? once possessed with an error it is like a devil, could it not be done in a cistern, saying only cast out with great difficulty. What. that there was one already prepared in soever he lays hold on, like a drowning which he had been bathed during his ill. man, he never loses, though it do but help ness! Upon this I asked him concerning to sink him the sooner. His ignorance is his faith in the Lord Jesus; and with a abrupt and inaccessible, impregnable both flow of tears he expressed bis full confi- hy art and nature, and will hold out to the dence in his will and power to save. I then last, though it has nothing but rubbish to bid him farewell, with a promise to see him defend. It is as dark as pitch, and sticks the next morning. Very early he dispatch. as fast to anything it lays hold on. His ed a mesenger for me to come as I had scull is so thick, that it is proof against promised. Accordingly I went, and upon any reason, and never cracks but on the my arrival he immediately informed me of wrong side, just opposite to that against his determination to be buried with the which the impression is made, which surSaviour in baptism. He ordered the cistern geons say does happen very frequently. to be prepared: his dear father willingly The slighter and more inconsistent his obeyed his request. While the necessary opinions are, the faster he holds them, preparation was making he expressed great otherwise they would fall asunder of themjoy in anticipation of a blessing upon his selves : for opinions that are false ought to obedience, notwithstanding it was at a late be held with more strictness and assurance hour. The water was prepared, and truly than those that are true, otherwise they will it was a striking emblem of our Saviour be apt to betray their owners before they lying in the tomb, and we all (some half are aware. He delights most of all to dozen brethren being present) bowed down differ in things indiferent, no matter how and prayed. He then told me to take his frivolous they are, they are weighty enough confession, upon which I asked him if he in proportion to his weak judgment; and did with all his heart believe Jesus to be he will rather suffer self-martyrdom than the Son of God, and the Saviour of sinners? part with the least scruple of his freehold : He said in a clear and distinct tone of voice, for it is impossible to dye his dark ignorance "yes, I Do," reaching his hand to me to into a lighter colour. He is resolved to receive his confession. He called to all in understand no man's reason but his own; the room, boch saint and sinner, to come because he finds no man can understand and give them his hand. Truly it was an his but himself. His wits are like a sack, affecting sceno, such an one as I never which the French proverb says is tied faster witnessed before - one mingled with joy and before it is full than when it is; and his sorrow. We then lifted him from the bed opinions are like plants that grow upon into the bath, upon which he charged us to rocks, that stick fast though they hare no be careful to put hiin entirely beneath the rooting. His understanding is hardened surface of the water. We then buried him like Pharaoh's heart, and is proof against gently in the name of Jesus Christ, and all sorts of judgments whatsoever.-Butler.

INTELLIGENCE. THE ANNUAL Association of the Gen. days. The states of the Churches, with a eral Baptist Churches of the New Connexion, few exceplions, presented evidence of a good was held at Brook Street chapel, Derby, on degree of prosperity and peace. The numTuesday, June 29, and the three following ber of Representatives was very considera

ble, and the business transacted of an unu- of the infant, but promising Home Missionsually important nature. The lamented ill. ary Society. Amongst other measures for ness of the Rev. T. Stevenson, tutor of the this purpose, it was agreed to recommend Academy, and his resignation of his office, the use of collecting boxes, similar to those rendered it necessary to look out for a suit- used to assist the funds of the Foreign Misable successor; and the committee, after sion. In addition to this, brethren Smith, consuming a considerable portion of time Beardsall, and Kenney, were appointed to in discussing the propriety of attempting draw up a circular, recommending the Home to secure the mansion* (purchased by our Mission in this district to the notice of the Derby friends for a chapel) as the premises Churches, and other benevolent persons. The for the General Baptist Academy, resolved reports from the Churches were not such as to recommend that the Rev. J. Stevenson, might have been wished. May the Lord A. M., of London, should be requested to stir us up to seek his face. “May he cause undertake the office of tutor; at the same his face to shine upon us.” time stating their conviction of the import. Iu the evening a well attended and inter. ance of the Institution being continued in esting Home Missionary meeting was held the Midland District. These recommen. which was addressed by brethren Smith, dations were unanimously adopted by the Pedley, Kenney, and Beardsall. On the Association. The following brethren were whole it was an interesting day. requested to take charge of two students The next Conference to be at Wheelock each for the present. J. Stevenson, of Lon. Heath, on the second Tuesday in October. don; J. Goadby, Leicester; J. G. Pike, Brother Kenney is appointed to preach,“On of Derby; and R. Ingham, of Belper. The the conduct of dissenters with respect to strongest sympathy was expressed by the their principles.” meeting for the late afflicted tutor. The

RICHARD KENNEY, Secretary. annual letter, prepared by the Rev. J. Goadby, of Ashby, was presented to the WARSOP.-A General Baptist Church meeting in an unfinished state, with a note has been formed bere, and the first we from the writer, stating his inability, believe that was ever !ormed in this place. through extreme indisposition, to complete for about twenty-one years we were it. Both were heard with much affection, branch of the Mansfield Church, ten years and ordered to be printed in the Minutes. of this time we have had to depend princi. The Rev. S. Wigg, of Leicester, presided pally on the members of other Churches to over this meeting; and as the late Secretary supply our pulpit. In this particular, we (Rev. H. Hunter) retires this year, the Rev. ought to say the good hand of our God has T. Stevenson, of Leicester, was appointed been stretched out towards us. At length, Secretary for the ensuing three years. The agreeably to our wishes, and in accordance Revds. J. Jones, of March; J. Wallis, of with the Mansfield Church, we invited London; and W. Butler, of Heptonstall the Rev. H. Hunter to come over, who Slack, preached at this Association. The acceded to our wishes June 14th, 1841. next Association was appointed to be held He delivered unto us a solemn, impresat Boro' Road, London. The preachers sive, and evangelical address, from Rom. are Revds. S. Wigg, and A. Smith; and ii., last clause of the 2vd verse,

“ Unto in case of failure, Revds. H. Hunter, and them were committed the oracles of God;" T. Yates.

showing unto us the utility and comfort of The CHESHIRE AND LANCASHIRE Con. the Scriptures of truth, denominated the FERENCE met at Tarporley, on Whit.

oracles of God, to all sincere christians; re. Tuesday, June 1st, 1841. In the forenoon, quiring of us a testimony of our sincere at half-past ten o'clock, the friends met for desire for the prosperity of Christ's kingpublic worship, when brother Beardsall read dom in our own hearts, in the town, and in the Scriptures and prayed, and Mr. Smith, the world. Alter we had been told of what of Staley Bridge, preached a comprehensive

the Church of Christ was composed, we sat and faithful discourse on the subject of non. down and partook of the brokeu emblenus conformity, from John xviii. 36, former part.

of our Lord's body; concluded with advice, At two o'clock in the afternoon, the con seasonable and scriptural, respecting our ference met to transact business. Mr. Sten supplies for future years. May the Great son, the minister of the place, presided. The Head of his Church in the world, send us attention of the meeting was partly employed Mission, as an instrument under God, con

men after his own heart. May the Home in improving the constitution and operations sider us, come over and help us ; it this * The erection of suitable premises for a Gene.

was done, much might be done here we feel ral Baptist Academy is a matter of great import: confident. We have voticed the promise anos to the Institution, and the connexion.-ED. to Leeds, Yorkshire. We are thirty-eight

in number, but very poor : great expenses earnest in this work of faith and labour of occur. Brethren in the Lord pray for us. love.

J. G. J. T.

BAPTISM AT ÆNON CHAPEL-On Thurs. GENERAL BAFTIST CHAPEL, Mans. day evening, June 24th, the solemn ordi. FIELD.—This chapel, in which galleries nance of believers baptism, was administered have been erected, was re-opened on Wed to eight persons by our esteemed minister, nesday evening, June 30th, by the Rev. H. J. Burns, after delivering an aniinating and L. Adams, of Newark, who preached a suitable discourse from these words, “ It most impressive sermon, to a highly respect. becometh us to fulfil all righteousness." able and attentive audience, from “How Matt. jii. 15. The attendance was good, sball we escape, if we neglect so great sal. and we trust the impression made on the sation.” On the following Sabbath two minds of many may prore lasting. We powerful sermons were delivered, in the have several hopeful inquirers. May the morning and evening, by the Rev. J. J. Redeemer still prosper us, and add unto us Owen, of Castle Dopington, from Rom. x. such as shall be saved.

J. G. 8, 9, aod Phil. ii. 4. In the afternoon an interesting discourse was preached by

KIRKBY.UNDERWOOD, near Bourne.Mr. Simons, a converted Jewish rabbi, from Through the activity of some friends belong. James i. 23. On no former occasion was ing to the Lincolnshire General Baptist soch general interest excited as at the ser. Sunday school union, a very neat school. vices above named, and in the afternoon room is erecting in this village. It is and evening the chapel, in its enlarged state, twenty.four feet by fifteen, and is expected was crowded with attentive hearers. The to be completed, with seats to accommodate contributions and public collections amoun- fifty persons when used for divine worship, ted to the liberal sum of 901. 6s. Id. It is for £42. Through the exertions of Mr. just to remark, that in order to effect the Everard, of Gosberton, and the proceeds of improvement above stated, an appeal has the bazaar, and the public tea, £15 have been made to the kind liberality of the been realized towards this commendable christian public, which appeal has been object. How desirable that every village responded to by lodependents, Wesleyavs, in our native land bad such a building Charchmen, and every denomination of appropriated for the instruction of the christians. And the chapel, which for. young, and the preaching of the gospel to merly was any thing but attractive, is now,

its inhabitants. as it regards the interior, behind none in

ILKESTON.- We understand that our this populous town, in poivt of appearance; friend Ms. Peggs has accepted the invitation and is superior ip accommodation, being of the Church at Ilkeston and Newthorpe, pewed throughout.

in Derbyshire, and is expected to remove

thither in a few weeks. ÆNON CLAPEL.-On Lord's-day, June

We hope Mr. Ilth, two sermons were preached in Ævon Peggs's removal into the Midland District,

will give bim many opportunities of pro. chape!, New Church.street, St. Mary.lebone, being the anniversary of the Sab. moting the interests of the foreign mission, bath-school connected with that place or to which we know his heart is ardently

devoted. worship. In the morning at 11 o'clock, by the Rev. J. H. Hinton, M. A., and in the THE SLAVE TRADE. --The following horevening by the Rev. J. Burns, minister of rifying statement, relative to the capture of the chapel. The congregations were large a Portuguese slaver, is extracted from the and respectable, and the collections exceed. log of her Majesty's schooner, Faun, crui. ed those in former years. It was stated sing on the South American station, and that the scholars of the school, 150 in written in latitude 22 30, lon. 40 W.:number, bad raised during the past year “On the 19th of February, 1841, Cacapas, 121. 6s. for sending the Gospel, and estab. on the coast of Brazil, about 18 miles, obJishing schools in India. At the close of served a large brig standing in for the laud. the eveoing service, several of the dear Oo approaching she appeared not to have children received from the hand of their the least idea of our being a man of war beloved pastor various religious works; and fired a gun over her, and another as two of tbe elder girls, who were publicly quick as possible a-head. She then up dismissed, had presented to them a hand. with helm, attempted to run, but appeared some copy of the sacred Scriptures. We in great confusion. We were positive of sincerely and devoutly trust that this day slaves being on board. After a short time will long be remembered by the teachers she was increasing her speed. Lieut. Foote and children, and that all will feel it a then determined to put a shot into the hull, privilege and duty, to be more and more but with great regret, on account of the un. fortunate beings on board. Shots were such zealous Christians that they are ready then thrown under her stern twice, a third to risk their lives to make known the Gos. was about to be fired when we observed her pel to their countrymen.” round to. In about twenty minutes we

RELEASE OF MR. BAINES.- Mr. Baines came up and boarded her. The slaves were all below, with the hatches on; on clerical persecutors. The prison doors have

has at length escaped from the fangs of his turning thein up, a scene presented itself heen opened for him by some unknown enough to sicken the heart even of a Portu: hand-neither he nor any of his friends guese—the living, the dying, and the dead being aware who the party is by whom his huddled together in one mass.

Some un

liberation has been effecied. The probafortunates in the most disgusting state of bility is, that the rate and costs for which small pox, even in the confluent state, cov. ered from head to fout; some distressingly by some friend of the ministry, whose neg.

Mr. Baines was incarcerated have been paid ill with ophthalmia, a few perfectly blind, lect of his wrongs had begun to rouse dis. others, living skeletons, with difficulty craw. led from below, uvable to bear the weight thetic state. This was evident froin the pro.

senters in the south from their former apa. of their own bodies; mothers with young minence given to the subject at meetings infants hanging to their breasts, unable to connected with the elections, where members give them a drop of nourishinent.


of the government, and other candidates, they had brought them thus far appeared

were obliged to admit that the continued astonishing-all were perfectly nakedtheir limbs much excoriated from lying on credit either on the church, as by law estab

imprisonment of Mr. Baines reflected no the hard plank for so long a period. Ou lished, or upon the goverument under whose going below the stench was insupportable. administration the evil was suffered to ex. How beings could breathe such an atmos; ist. It is perhaps, then, not wide of the phere and live appeared incredible. Suveral mark to affirm, that Mr. Baines owes his were under the loose planks, which were release to the use made of his imprisonment called the decks, dying-one dead. We proceeded to Rio Janeiro with the prize. not to the effect of any relentings of con

as a testing question at the elections, and On the passage we lost thirteen, in harbour science on the part of his persecutors. We twelve, from small.pox and debility ; a num congratulate Mr. Baines on his deliverance ber also died on board the receiving ship, from bonds in a way so honourable to him. the Crescent. We sailed on the 19th of sell, and on the benefit which must accrue March with 180, well provided with medi. from his consistent testimony to the cause of cines, and directions in what manner to uprestricted religious liberty.-Scottish Pilot. use them. Tapioca and limejuice were al. so provided. Notwithstanding all the care SPIRITUAL COURTS AND CHURCH RATES. that a small crew could bestow on them, we - At a meeting of the Association of Geneunfortunately lost twenty, chiefly from eral Baptist Churches of the New Connex. scurvy and general debility. This up for- ion, beld at Brook.street Chapel, Derby, on tunate brig left Bahia fort on the coast of Tuesday, June 29, and the three following Benguela, with 510 negroes, and thirteen days; it was resolved unanimously :days after her capture she had but 375.” That this Association records its solemn

objection to the claims and prerogatives of Chinese CONVERTS.- A letter from the what are called Courts Christian. These celebrated Chinese scholar, Gutzlaff, at Courts recognize the temporal dominion of Maca«, to Professor Neuman, of Munich, bishops and archbisbops over all the perdated, May 20, 1840, says, “Several learned sons in this kingdom for spiritual purposes. Chinese have just become converts to the They have existed from ihe darkest times Gospel. One is a poet of distinguished of popish tyranny and corruption, in which talent; another is an extremely well. they originated. This meeting cannot but informed bookseller, in Quangsi, who has regard all penal laws that are enacted and travelled over the whole empire on his busi. administered in the name of Christ and pess, and is acquainted with every literary jeligion, and enforced on conscientious work. The latter is, indeed, the most cul. Christians who dissent from the established tivated Chinese with whom I have come in hierarchy, by pains, penalties, and imprison. contact. Every good christian will be over. ments, for the pretended health of their joyed to hear that the folks with long tufts, souls, as unchristian in their spirit, only and little eyes, expound the Epistle to the evil in their operation, insulting to God, Roipans. The neophytes are now writing and subversive of the dearest and inalienable a commentary on the New Testament with. rights of man. It therefore most earnestly out any foreign aid. I am still busy with the Japauese. The converts are become * Or by the ministry itself.-Ed. G.B. R.

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