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CHORAZIN : or, An Appeal to the Child of edges, and exquisite wood engravings, pos
many prayers on questions concerning the sesses great attractions. It is full of scienco, Great Salvation. By David EveRARD simplified and made intresting by a variety Ford, Author of "Decapolis.” 18mo., of experiments and facts, and occasionally, pp. 118. Simpkin and Marshall. but very judiciously, a reflection of a reliTars is an exceedingly valuable publi. gious character, teaching the student of na
ture to look from nature cation. It is just what a pious and affec. ionate parent may under any circumstance
“Up to nature's God." put into the hands of his children during more appropriate presents for intelligent their rising youth. If they are unconcerned children and young people cannot be found -under the influence of delusions--awak. than this series of publications. ened - anxious - or growing indifferent, there are kind and christian counsels, AUNT UPTON, and her Nephews and remonstrances, or directions, which are Neices. 24mo., pp. 108. Tract Society. adapted to their state. The careful and satisfactory manner in which the writer
The old aunt is very communicative' overturns the more usual and doctrinal de relatives about the sun, moon, eclipses, the
and has many conversations with her young lusions of mankind, is to us peculiarly stars, the clouds, the earth, the sea, the pleasing.
winds, the rain, the frost, the snow, thun. THE CHURCH IN THE ARMY. Second der and lightning, light and darkness. We Edition. 18mo., pp. 216. Tract Society. have no doubt that many good children
would be much instructed by reading these The records which are here given of the conversations, and that their parents also conversion, devoted life, and happy death would be instructed by hearing them too. of officers, and private soldiers in the Brit: We hope they will try the experiment. ish army, are extremely interesting and instructive; nor are the pertinent reflections THE LEAF. The Honey Bee. TAE which are given in connexion with these
ORPHAN'S FRIEND. Tract Society. records without their attractions and their
The two former of these little books are use. A sorrowing mother could not send a excellent descriptions of the subjects to more suitable present to a son in the army. which they refer. The Bee is a delightful HEAT: its sources, influences, and results.
book. The engravings are beautiful. In Square 16mo., pp. 196. Tract Society.
the latter volume the counsels and advices
of Mr. Freeman are deserving the attention This beautiful volume, besides its gilded of all, but especially the orphan.
Mr. John STUBBS.- Died at Kegworth, Through many years he filled the office of March 29th, 1841, Mr. John Stubbs, in the deacon in the Church, and with credit to fiftieth year of his age, leaving a wife and himself, and satisfaction to his friends, he three children to lament their loss. In him sustained the arduous duties that office was found an Israelite indeed, in whom imposed upon him. As a teacher in the there was no guile. He appears to have Sunday-school, he was affectionate and commenced his religious course in early laborious. Many now grown up, cherish life, and to the end his conduct and con. the tenderest regard to his memory, from versation were becoming his profession. the recollection of his anxious care over Descended in the maternal line from three them in youth. Nor did he, like many, of the ejected ministers of the seventeenth soon grow weary in well doing. Unbend. century, he did not disgrace his relation to ing integrity, and unceasing activity, were that venerable body of men. Though re. prominent traits in his character to the last. gular in his conduct, and in attending the But how mysterious are the ways of provi. calls of duty in the Church, he was no dence. While those are spared who are mere formal character. His heart was in comparatively, of small servicein the church, religion; and while he rejoiced in the pos- the most useful are sometimes laid aside, or session of it in his own mind, he gave him. taken away. A more useful member than self to promote its progress in others. Mr. Stubbs, is not often found; yet he was
arrested in his course, and brought to his • The names of these ministers were Mr. end. His afflictions were long, and very John Cromton, Mr. John Barratt, ejected from one of the livings in Nottingham, and Mr. Rey. distressing. About eight years ago he was nor, ejected from Lincoln.
seized with fits; and though every means
was used that affection and medical skill have been baptized and received into the could devise, no relief could be obtained. Church, and two more now stand as candiThese gradually weakened his intellectual dates. When his strength was so far repowers to such an extent, that through the duced as to prevent him attending a place latter years of his life he was lost both to of worship, these meetings were held at his bis family and the Church. But even here own house. In the year 1839, he ruptured his attachment to Christ, and religion, re- a blood vessel, and since that time his con. mained without decay. Often when the stitution gradually gave way, till at last he love of Christ, the joys of heaven, or the sunk under the influence of disease, and hope of meeting there have been named, he yielded up his spirit to his Maker, July 12, would melt into tears of joy and gratitude. 1841. His last illness was very severe, A few lucid moments preceded his death. the pain
at times being almost insupportHis mind was peaceful, his hopes founded able, which so weakened him that for a on the rock of ages; and taking hold of short time before he died he was unable to immortality and eternal life. His remains speak, and replied to the questions put to were laid in the Baptist burying-ground at him by signs. A short time before he died Kegworth, there to await the resurrection of he wished his young friends to assemble the jast. May a double portion of the round his bed, when he gave out two verses father's spirit rest upon his children; may of a hymn, commencing with, they both live the life, and die the death of the righteous; and may their last end be
"Soon shall I pass the vale of death,
W. K. And in His arms shall lose my breath." JAMES Clay.—This individual was a One of the last acts of his life was to commember of the General Baptist Church as mence a memoir of one of his young friends, sembling in Friar Lane, Leicester. In the the first-fruits, we believe, of his work of Sabbath-school connected with that place, faith and labour of love; he had written his death has created a loss which will not about half of it when, his illness increasing, be speedily recovered. His labours in con. he was unable to proceed. The part he nexion with that institution were numerous, wrote appears in the Baptist Children's niseful, and abundantly owned and blessed Magazine, for August, 1841. His remains of the Lord. He filled the office of super. were interred in the chapel yard, and his tendent for two years and a half
, to the death was improved by his pastor, the Rev. satisfaction of his fellow-teachers, and the S. Wigg, to a very numerous congregation, prosperity of the school. During that time who listened with the deepest attention to he established and conducted à Sabbath the statements then made; and many, evening prayer meeting, expressly for the especially of his young charge, evinced senior female scholars, which was generally their interest by the tears they then shed. well attended, and productive of the most “They that turn many to righteousness happy results. A number of the girls, who shall shine as the stars for ever and ever.” used to meet with him on these occasions,
A FELLOW TEACHER.
DEATH OF THE Rev. J. GOADBY.- With deep sorrow of heart, yet not such as is without hope, we record the death of this well known and long-tried christian minister. This event took place on Wednesday morning, August 4th. On the previous day, the lamented deceased was visited by his son, the Editor of this periodical, brethren W. Underwood, of London, and Pike, of Derby. He was sensible, calm, and happy, though much inclined to doze. At his request each of these friends prayed with him at different times. His remains were interred at Packington, on Lord's-day August 8th, when a great concourse were addressed by the Rev. T. Orton, of Hugglescote, from Genesis xlviii. 21, “Behold I die: but God shall be with you." And in the evening the event was improved at Ashby, to an overwhelming congregation, by the Rev. J. G. Pike, of Derby, from 2 Tim. iv. 7, 8, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith," &c. Mr. G. had been the minister and pastor of the Church at Ashby, &c., upwards of forty-two years.
To the Editor of the General Baptist Repository. Dear Sir,- As the question of a " local than double the amount of the present habitation” for our Academy is now agitat- year; we might then have more students, ing the connexion “from Joho o'Groat's and have them longer under instruction, house to the Land's End,” or over its and of course better prepared for the exi. whole length and breadth, perhaps a few gencies of the connexion and of the times. hints on the subject may be pardoved from Let meetings be beld throughout the cop. one who is sincerely desirous of seeing our nexion, and contributions raised io erery cause arise and prosper.
Church towards providing suitable premises Looking at the present state of our con- as an Academy, (College seems a name unnexion, we cannot but see that there is very suited to our cause, and a departure from great need of a considerable increase of the that humility which becomes us.), Let number of faithful, zealous, and efficient deputations of ministers and others be apministers. One and another is being inca. pointed to visit every Church at an early pacitated and removed. “Our fathers, convenient time, and arouse every slum. where are they ? and the prophets, do they bering member to a sense of the duty they live for ever?" Alas! what a vacuum is owe to themselves, to the Churches, and to being made. Surely then we ought to be their God: we might then be guided as to up and doing; to look around us for young the outlay it would be prudent to venture men, zealous for the glory of God, who upon. A variety of places and plans might manifest talents for the ministry, and are be suggested. The mansion at Derby, willing to devote themselves to the work, or the premises attached, and thereon to that they may be assisted, instructed, and erect a building; the premises lately occuprepared to tread in the footsteps of those pied at Loughborough; the Depository who are gone to their reward. Let us now premises at Leicester; the Academy promake a simultaneous and vigorous effort. perty at Nottingham: these, and other Let us secure some place of habitation, and plans might be thought of and scrutinized. then let us with more energy and more zeal But let us not agaiu sit down io apathetic unitedly support an institution that may, indifference, let every Church, and every under the blessing of God, supply our individual, be resolved to do something ; Churches with inipisters who may be as and let all pray for the blessing and direc. burning and shining lights amongst us. tion of the Great Head of the Church; Let us resolve that the income of our Aca. then, and then only, can we expect to pros. demy shall not for the next year be less per, and to be made a blessing. than an average of Is. for each member of
Yours faithfully, the connexion, then we shall raise more Lincolnshire.
* N.B. This came too late for insertion in its proper place.
YORKSHIRE CONFERENCE.-This Con. 2. Mr. Wm. Butler read the Report of ference assembled at Halifax, June 8th, the Home Missionary proceedings for the 1841. In the morning, Mr R. Ingham, of last year. It was cordially adopted, and Bradford, opened the public worship by ordered to be printed. Mr. B. received reading and prayer, and Mr. R. Jogham, the thaoks of the Conference for his valu. of Belper, preached from 2 Cor. xi. 8. able services as Secretary to the Home
1. Mr. James Hodgson reported the pro. Mission the last year, and he was requested ceedings of the committee of management to continue in office the year ensuing. Mr. for Leeds, particularly respectiog the por. Wm. Poster received the like vote of thanks chase of the Stone chapel, in Peter-street. for his kind attention to the duties of TreaMr. T. H. Hudson, at some length, in. surer for the same period, and he was deformed the conference of the numerical state sired to hold his office for the year com. of the congregation, and the prospect of mencing. The Representatives present future success arising from the instrumental were requested to circulate the Reports of efforts at our Home Missionary station in this Mission early after they are printed, tbis town. The meeting referred all future and to employ their best exertions to in. arrangements, adoption of means, &c., with crease the funds for it. the committee appointed for these and 3. In the anvouncements respecting the other purposes.
progress of the General Baptist interest in Yorksbire, it was stated, that at Burnley Conference be requested to hold a special the Church had received four by baptism meeting for prayer, on the first Lord's day since the former Conference, and that a in September, at six o'clock in the morning, few were added to the experience meetings. for the revival of the Redeemer's cause in At Shore they were progressing at the same our several Churches; and also that the ratio as before: they had baptized ten, and members of our Churches be urged to make an addition of ten had been made to the the same subject matter of prayer in private, meetings for experience. At Lineholm and in their families. Brother Blount, of they had baptized eleven, and were peace. Ripley, was appointed to communicate this able and prosperous. At Heptonstali Slack request to the Churches that had no repre. no material change had taken place. One sentatives at the meeting. young man had been called out to preach When the business was over, seventy the Gospel, and a few additions had been friends sat down to tea in the chapel, and made to the experience meetings. At in the evening an interesting revival meet. Birchcliffe they had baptized twenty: some ing was held, when addresses were delivered had been added to the private meetings, by brethren Garrat, Burrows, logham, and and they expected a number to join the Wilders. The next conference to be held Church in a short time. At Halifax at Duffield, if agreeable to the friends at twenty-three had been baptized : their that place, Dec. 25, 1841, commonly called meetings were lively, and the Church Christmas day. peaceable. At Queenshead they had bap.
JOHN WILDERS, Secretary. tized three; they had one candidate for
TAE LONDON CONFERENCE. The that ordinance, and they hoped that some others were not far from the kingdom of Churches in the London district are re. beaven. At Clayton they had not enjoyed quested to observe, that the next Conferprosperity, but they had agreed to meet for ence will be held at Wendover, on the last prayer once a month. At Allerton they Tuesday in September. A sermon to be had agreed to meet and pray for the revival preached in the evening. of religion. At Bradford they had baptized
Wendover, August 9th, 1841. four. At Leeds they had five candidates RE-OPENING AT KIRTON, AND ORDINA. for the baptismal ordinance. Since the TiON.—The General Baptist chapel, Kirton. Conference they have baptized six. iv-Lindsey, having been enlarged, and made
lo the evening Mr. Hudson preached. more comfortable and respectable, by the
Mr. Thos. Ackroyd, who has for a many addition of galleries, &c., was re-opened on years faithfully discharged the duties of Lord's-day, July 11th, by brethren Pike, deacon in the Church at Heptonstall Slack, of Derby, and Kenney, of Macclesfield, the died at Bradford, on the 20th of July, 1841. former preaching morning and evening, Jas. HODGSON, Secretary.
and the latter in the afternoon. Ou Mon
day we were cheered with the presence of NORTA DERBYSHIRE CONFERENCE.- other ministers and friends from Louth, This conference assembled at Crich, Aug. Butterwick, and Crowle, as well as from 2, 1841. Mr. Garrat, minister of the place, Lincolo, and out of Rutlandshire, and at presided. From the reports given, it ap: two o'clock we met at the chapel to con. peared that the state of religion in the tinue the re-opening services, and to witness district was not quite so prosperous as in or take a part in the designation of Mr. time past; some of the distant Churches, Goodliffe to the pastoral office, when Mr. however, sent no representatives to the R. Kenney opened the meeting by read. meeting. Sixteen were stated to have been ing the Scriptures, and prayer, and delivbaptized since the last Conference, and ered the introductory discourse. Mr. Kid. several were waiting for baptism. It was dall, of Louth, proposed the questions to resolved,
the Church and minister, and received their 1. That the Ilkeston case be deferred till answers. Mr. Pike offered the ordination we learn the result of brother Ingham's prayer, being joined by the several minis. correspondence with the friends at that ters present in the imposition of hands, and place.
delivered the charge, from Heb. xiji. 17, 2. That each Church in the district be “ They watch for souls,” &c., and con. requested to make a collection to constitute cluded the very solemn occasion by prayer, a fund for promoting the Redeemer's cause In the evening, at seven, Mr. Billings, of around us, previous to the next Conference. Crowle, opened the worship by giving out
3. That the several Churches be urged to an hyan, reading the Scriptures, and send representatives to the meetings of the prayer, and Mr. Kiddall, of Louth, delivbrethren.
ered a charge to the newly-appointed dea4. That the Churches composing this cons, and the Church. On Tuesday, a social tea meeting was held in the Court. Derby. Brother Stanyon, of Melboarne, house, at which a goodly number were pre- concluded the service with prayer. In the sent, who were afterwards addressed by evening, Mr. l'uonicliffe, of Longford, Mr. Goodliffe, Mr. Kenney, and several opened the service with reading and prayer, christian friends and teachers, to very good and brother T. Stevenson, of Leicester, depurpose, if we may judge from the feeling livered an appropriate discourse to the peo. then produced. Our subscriptions, collec. ple. The hymns were given out by several tions, &c., will amount to about £120, which of the ministers then present. The attend. will nearly meet the expenses. Although ance was large, and the services interesting. we have made room for about seventy per. May the divine blessing continue to attend sons, the appearances justify the opinion, the labours of our devoted young friend that we shall soon find as much difficulty in until the little one becomes a thousand ! accommodating applicants with sittings as before. Our prayer is,
“ Save now Lord :
KIRKBY-UNDERWOOD, LINCOLNSHIRE. O Lord, we beseech thee, give us soul
-A very neat little village school-room, prosperity.”
24ft. by 15ft., was opened in this village
on July 22nd. A public tea was provided, RE-OPENING OF THE GENERAL BAPTIST which was numerously attended by friends CHAPEL ISLEHAM, CAMBRIDGESHIRE.- from Bourne, Gosberton, Ripingale, &c. The above place of worship, having been lo the evening, Mr. Peggs, of Bourne, was cousiderably enlarged, was re-opened on called to the chair, and addresses were de. Friday, July 16, 1841. The Rev. S. Kent, livered by Messrs. Scargill, Swift, Fox, of Biggleswade, (P. Baptist) preached in Everard, and the chairman. Through the the morning; the Rev. J. Elliott, of Bury, activity of friends at Gosberton, Bourne, (Independent) in the afternoon ; and the Boston, Spalding, Fleet, &c. convected with Rev. J. Burns, of London, in the evening. the General Baptist Lincolnshire Sunday. Mr. Burns preached three times on the school Union, the principal part of the ex. following Sabbath. The sermons were ex- pense, which is not to exceed £42, is already cellent; and we felt very much encouraged realized. The school-room for the use of by the congregations and collections. The the day and Sunday school is also approexpenses of the enlargement, and a new priated for the public worship of God; and vestry, will be about £280, and upwards of it is hopeu, £200 have been contributed towards it. “appear “ Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto
That soals were born to glory there." thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and How desirable that every hamlet, and sil. for thy truth's sake.” We would not for. lage, or destitute locality, were favoured get, also to be thankful to christian friends with such a building. Why are the friends —the friends at Derby, Berkhampstead, of education, and of the perishing souls of Chesham, Wendover, and in our own vil. men, so backward to such efforts? Must lage and neighbour jod, who have so kindly we not say, “We are verily guilty concern. and liberally assisted us; we are under great ing our brother.”
A FRIEND. obligations to them, and pray that the “God of all grace, who hath called them
WHTTLESEA.- We understand the new uoto his eternal glory by Jesus Christ,” school rooms erected at the end of the chamay abundantly reward them.
pel in this town, are nearly finished, and
J. COTTON. are to be opened by a bazar, and public MEASHAM.-Ordination of Mr. Staples.
dinner and tea, directly after harvest. Mr. -On Tuesday, August 3rd, 1841, Mr. G. Brock, of Norwich, is expected to be en. Staples was solemnly designated to the pas
gaged at the opening of the new chapel at toral office over the General Baptist Church Long Sutton, and
to visit Whittlesea at the at Measham and Netherseal. "The solemn same time. Let Zion bear in all coasts the services of the day were introduced by bro. divine direction, “Enlarge the place of thy ther W. Underwood, of London, who read tent, and let them stretch forth the curtain the Scriptures and prayed ; Mr. Barvet, of
of thy habitation." Blaby, stated the nature of a Christian BAPTISM AT BROUGHTON.-Ou Lord's. Church; brother Derry, of Barton, proposed day morning, June 20th, 1841, the ordi. the usual questions to the Church and mig. nance ol baptism was administered in the ister, and received his confession of faith; General Baptist chapel Broughton, NottingMr. Goadby, of Leicester, offered the desig. hamshire, by Mr. H. Mantle, to eleven patory prayer, and was accompanied in the persons, five males, and six females; on imposition of hands by the other pastors which occasion Mr. Stocks preached, with
A solemn charge was ad. his usual perspicuity, from Acts x. 47. The dressed to Mr. Staples by brother Pike, of chapel was crowded to excess, and a con