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been interfered with by us in any way To the Editor of the General Baptist Repository.
whatever. Her printed circular is utterly devoid of truth.
J. Burns, 3, St. John's Wood Grove,
Minister of Ænon chapel, New Church St., Feb. 14th, 1843.
St. Mary-le-bone. DEAR SIR,-Will you allow me, through your columns, to'warn the religious and be
QUERIES. nevolent public against an attempt to excite commisseration, and obtain money, by a wo. 1. In what sense and to what extent is a man of the name of Stevens, who represents christian justifiable, in bis worldly conherself to have been the subject of much cerns, in adopting the maxim, “ I have a persecution from the Pastor, and others, of right to do the best I can for myself?" Ænon chapel, St. Marylebone,
May it with propriety be on all occasions Nearly two years ago the above person acted upon ? was expelled by the Church for irreligivus, 2. Which is the superior virtue, Hon. unprincipled conduct, and has had no con our, or Honesty ? and what is the difference nection with us since, nor has she ever between them?
REVIEW. MEMOIRS OF Miss Grange, late of French Protestants, published in the year
Heathcote Street, Mecklenburg Square. 1760, sets before the reader the sufferings Ilustrative of the Nature and Effects of of Protestants under Louis XIV, after the christian principles.
Compiled princi. revocation of the edict of Nantes. Here pally from her own papers.
Second our attention is detained by the attempted Edition, Nisbet and Co., 12mo, pp. 146. escape from being dragooned into a conThis is an interesting and instructive named Mantel, his travels, imprisonment,
fession of Popery, of a young Protestant, memoir of an eminently pious lady, consis, condemnation to the galleys, and subsequent ting chiefly of extracts from her diary and liberation, in connection with others, in correspondence. It does not appear in the work to what community of christians she consequence of the humane interference of attached herself, but that she belonged to
the British government, in 1713. This is “the Church of the first-born," is most
a very suitable reward book for Sabbath.
schools. manifest. This memoir is a very suitable closet companion, and will be perused with ScriptURE ILLUSTRATED BY EGNRAV. pleasure and profit by any spiritually.minded
INGS, designed from existing authorities. person. The communion of saints does
Tract Society. Part V. not consist in external rites so much as in internal emotions, christian principles, and
The following are the subjects of this the joys and sorrows of a traveller to the number :-Moses and Aaron before Pha. heavenly Canaan.
roah--Funeral of Jacob-Sampson in cap
tivity-Nehemiah and the Sabbath-breakers THE MOTHER Taught FROM THE SA. of Judah. The favourable notices given CRED SCRIPTURES. Tract Society, 32mo., concerning the previous numbers of this
superior series of engravings, with the In this little volume the attention of letter.press, &c., may be repeated here. mothers is directed to a series of sketches of The first volume will be completed in the maternal character, taken from the Holy April. Scriptures. Eve, Hagar, Rebekah, &c., TAE HAND. 16mo, square, with embelpass before our review. The narratives are interspersed with suitable observations and
lishments, pp. 32. reflections, and are adapted both to instruct The Eye. Ditto, ditto. Tract Society. and encourage in the discharge of their duties, all those who sustain the interesting These are two of the series of fourpenny relationship of a mother.
books on the senses. They contain a good THE FLIGAT THE CAMISARDS, a
measure of scientific instruction, illustrated Story for the Young. By the Rev, c. by engravings, and conveyed in a spirit in G. Barth, D. D. Translated from the every way worthy of their interesting subGerman. Tract Society. 18mo. pp. 72.
jects. How wonderful is the power of
vision! How exquisite the contrivances by Tuis deeply interesting narrative, ex. which the Creator has conveyed it to his tracted from Rambach's history of the creatures !
COMFORT IN AFFLICTION, derived from LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.
the Holy Sèriptures. Tract Society. We have great pleasure in stating, that 16mo, square.
our friend Mr. Peggs, having received a Two hundred and sixty-five well selected copy of Lord Auckland's celebrated destexts of Scripture, adapted to afford comfort patch about the support of Juggernaut's in affliction, with an index to their subjects. Temple, has in the press, “ A Letter to Very appropriate for the afflicted, and as a Lord of Her Majesty's Treasury, on the
the Right Hon. Sir R. Peel, Bart., first help to those who visit them.
present state of British connection with THE FAMILY CHOIR, or Psalms, Hymns, Idolatry in India, and Ceylon, and particu. and spiritual Songs, for social worship. tions, for the support of Juggernaut's Tem
larly of the established Government donaThe music selected from Handel, Haydn, ple in Orissa.""" This publication will be Mozart, Beethoven, 8c., &c., and the very opportune, as we understand the Mispoetry from Watts, Wesley, Newton, sionary Committee have recently determined Loddridge, $c. Part III. Simpkin,
to memoralize the Queen, the President of
the India Board, and the court of ProprieMarshall, and Co.
tors, and likewise to Petition both houses of Tae favourable notices of former num. Parliament. It is not to be endured that bers may now be repeated. We recommend Britain should give 60,000 rupees per an. this family choir io all our singers and num to the Temple of Juggernaut when her musical friends.
people are perishing of want!
ROBERT FINCH.—Life, as a period of tinghamshire. Here he pursued his avoprobation, is a scene of trial and conflict. cation as a collier till the year 1801, when None are exempted from suffering, and the awful event occurred, which in the pro. some are called to participate very freely in vidence of God, was the means of giving the cup of affliction and adversity. But the turn to his character and history. While the seemingly upinviting and painful events ascending the pit he fell from the trunk in which accompany the history of man in which he was seated, to the bottom ; a dis. this preparatory state, are dictated by un. tance of about forty yards. This tremen. erring wisdom, and are not unfrequently pro. dous fall so mangled his body, that he was motive of his best interests. They are often a cripple during the remainder of his days. the means, under God, of conducting his After this disastrous event he returned to feet into the paths of wisdom, of inducing Measham, and at length was induced to conformity to the Saviour's image, and of attend the ministry of the late Rev. J. inspiring a desire to ascend to those bliss. Goadby, then conducted in a private house, ful regions where affliction is for ever un. under which he was converted, and soon known. These reflections put to silence all afterwards received into the bosom of the our regrets for the long and severe affliction “ little flock.” No sooner did he enjoy the of our dear departed friend, and enable us grace of the Gospel himself, than like to trace with chastened admiration the wis. Andrew, he was concerned to diffuse its dom of the divine guidance, which mys. sacred influence around him. He went teriously led his soul into the spiritual life, from house to house, inviting persons to at. and graciously conducted it through all the tend the faithful ministrations of his de. intermediate stages of suffering, up to its voted pastor. His zeal, too, was commend. entrance on life eternal.
able in obtaining subscriptions towards the Robert Finch, the subject of this brief erection of the first baptist chapel in Meas. obituary, was the son of Henry and Mary ham, which was opened by Mr. Deacon, of Finch, and was born at Measham, in the Barton, in the year 1811. And during the county of Derby, in the year 1775. His absence of Mr. Goadby, he frequently occhildhood and youth seem to have been cupied the pulpit, or, as he quaintly termed spent in ignorance and irreligion; as alas! it, “ kept meeting." God smiled upon, and was too commonly the case at that period crowned with success his humble efforts, with the young in the mining districts. In and not few still retain a lively grateful the year 1797, owing to an accident which recollection of the conversation and ad. took place in the coal pit, the scene of his dresses of “poor Robert.” employment, when his father was suddenly In consequence of increased debility, he killed, be removed to Bramsley, in Not was wholly confined to his room during the Vol. 5.-N.S.
last eleven years of his life, and on visiting By grace divine, I've braved the storm, him the writer has been led repeatedly to
And reached my journey's end.
O ye that pass by, pray cast an eye, (lie admire the grace of that religion, which And see the cold grave, wherein you must could sustain the mind amid such a pres: This poor exemplary christian died, much sure of bodily affliction, und light up its prospects with the hope of a blissful im respected, Aug. 1, 1842, was followed to his mortality. Having learned to read and grave by a large number of friends, and his write after his conversion, he kept a small funeral sermon was preached the following school, and had several kind friends who Sabbath to a crowded audience from the very liberally administered to his necessities. words he had selected for the occasion, By habits of great economy, in the midst of
“ I am the man that hath seen affliction," his penury and infirmity, he saved and left Lam. iii. 1. May every poor afflicted be. £15, to be expended in the purchase of ad. liever, be enabled to repose unsbaken conditional burying ground, ordered and paid fidence in the faithfulness of Him who for his grave.stone, and composed the fol. hath said, “So I will be with thee: I will lowing lines to be inserted thereon :
not fail thee, nor forsake thee." “Once I could walk as you do now,
G. S. The house of prayer attend ;
were, but I understand they were unusually MEASham.-The second annual festival ing and profitable character.
large. All the services were of a very pleas.
MARY. was held in the Baptist chapel, on Wednesday, December 28th, 1842. In the after.
BAPTISMS. noon, at iwo o'clock, there was a concert of sacred music, when the choir of the chapel,
AUSTREY.-On New Year's day eleven led by Mr. Dennis, and kindly assisted by persons were baptized at Austrey, after an several musical friends from a distance, appropriate discourse by Mr. Barnes, from performed, in a very superior style, various Matt. xxviii. 18, 19. This is the fourth selections from the great masters, Handel, baptism at Austrey since the Association. Haydn, Mozart, &c., which excited univer? The number baptized, is thirty-five; and sal admiration and delight. In the evening, for tho encouragement of those ministers at five o'clock, there was a social tea meeting, who sometimes labour long and hard, the trays for which were gratuitously pro. without seeing any addition made to the vided by the members of the Church and Churches with which they are connected, congregation, and about 500 persons took let it be borne in mind, that for the space
The meeting after tea was ad. of about three years, not one addition was dressed by Messrs. Staples, Hull, Buck made to this Church by baptism, and also ley, Evans, Barnett, Morris, and Stinson. for the encouragement of Sabbath School The whole proceedings of the day were teachers, let it be known, that twenty-four conducted with propriety and cheerfulness. out of the thirty-five had once been scholars All parties appeared highly delighted, and in the Sabbath-day school. What made the proceeds, amounting to about £32, will the last baptism more than usually interbe appropriated to tho liquidation of the esting was, that one person who was bapdebt on the chapel.
tized had been a professed infidel, and
somewhat diligent in promulgating those Bourn ANNIVERSARY.-On Lord's day, baneful principles. The aged person by Sep. 18, 1842, the Rev. J. Ferneyhough, of whom his infidelity had been fostered was Nottingham, preached in the morning from present on the occasion, and seemed much Phil. iii. 13; and in the evening from affected. May the master follow the exIsaiah lv. 13. In the afternoon the Rev. ample of the scholar! James Kiddall, of Maltby, preached from In the afternoon of the next day, about Isaiah xl. 1, 2; and again on Monday 120 persons took tea in the chapel, and in evening from 2 Cor. x. 4. Our young the evening several addresses were deliv. friend Mr. Elsey, from Stamford, opened ered, and the time was spent, to all apthe last meeting with reading and prayer. pearance, in a pleasant and profitable We had a tea mee on the Monday manner. The different tea meetings which evening, which was numerously attended, have lately been held in connection with and was addressed by Messrs. Kiddall, this Church have been, properly speaking, Ferneyhough, Elsey and others. I can. revival meetings, and appear to bare been, not state what the amount of the collections under the divine blessing, one means of
producing that revival of religion in the the repast, Mr. Collins, one of our town neighbourhood which was 80 long and missionaries, was called to the chair, and anxiously desired.
L. B. several speeches were made by persons from
other denominations in the town, which Mary's Gate, DERBY. On Lord's. day, Feb. 5th, the ordinance of baptism was they were to see the General Baptists in
were intended to convince us how happy administered in the Mary's Gate Chapel
, Leeds, not as an hostile sect of religionists, Derby. The Rev. J. G. Pike preached an but as fellow-helpers in the great work of argumentative and eloquent sermon, from saving the souls of men. The Rev. J. E. Ephes. iv. 5, “One Lord, one faith, one Giles would have been present at this meet. baptism.” He then baptized twenty.two ing, but for an engagement in Manchester; persons on a profession of their faith in and it is just to observe, that the friends of Jesus Christ. The scene was one of deep the other Baptist Church have manifested interest; the spacious chapel was crowded their good will to us in getting up this to excess; great joy pervaded the congrega- meeting. We are greatly encouraged, and tion; many rejoiced in seeing converts enter our prayer is, that the God of heaven may the Church, some of whom had special soon multiply us abundantly. J. T. L. reasons for rejoicing, in that they were privileged to behold their nearost relatives Boston.-It is with pleasure we anconfess the Saviour. The most sanguine pounce another accession to our nnmber. expectations we have indulged in reference On Lord's day, Feb. 5th, brother Mathews to the success of the Gospel in our new
delivered excellent discoarse from house of prayer, thus far have been realized. Romans vi. 3, “Know ye not, that so Our congregations are exceedingly good. many of us as were baptized unto Jesus We hare baptized upwards of forty since the Christ were baptized unto his death ?” opening. We have now a large number of After which brother King immersed two candidates, and numbers more are inquiring males and one female in the name of the the way to Zion, with their faces thither. sacred Trinity. In the afternoon they wards. “The Lord hath done great things were received into the Church, and also for us, whereof we are glad."
one who has been restored. May we have LEEDS.-On Lord's day, January 28th, the Lord have free course, run, and be glori
many such seasons; and may the word of six persons were baptized in the Stone
J. PHILIPS. chapel, St. Peter's Street, Leeds. Our con. gregation in the morning was exceedingly
Boston.- A correspondent says:- The good, and manifested considerable attention General Baptist cause progresses here to the remarks which were made from Matt. amidst much persecution. We have had ii. 15. During the address by the water baptisms the first Sabbaths in November, side, an unusual seriousness pervaded every December, January, and February, besides mind; all seemed to feel as under the another baptism we had on the third Thurs. immediate eye of God. It was remarked day in December. by many, that such a sense of the Divine BROAD STREET, NOTTINGHAM. – On presence in this ordinance has but seldom Feb. 5th, nine persons, viz, six females and been enjoyed. In the evening our congre. three males, were immersed by the senior gation was larger than usual. The candi. deacon, who is in his eightieth year; in the dates were addressed from Genesis xix. 17; afternoon Mr. Ferneyhough, in the name of after which they were received into the the Church, gave them the right hand of Church, and the Lord's.supper administered. fellowship.
J. S. I hare seldom passed a happier Sabbath Measham.-On Sunday, February 19th, since I have known the Lord. The six nine persons were added to the General persons baptized were, a few weeks ago, Baptist Church by baptism. without the knowledge of God. We have two persons proposed for fellowship, one
INVITATIONS. for baptism, and several inquirers. Our THE Rev. JAMES Shaw, of Edward prospects are hopeful, but time and patience Street, Sheffield, has received and accepted will be required in order to raise a General the unanimous call of the General Baptist Baptist interest in this town. This, how. Church, Union Place, Longford, to become ever, can be done, if the Connexion think their settled minister. He entered on his well to do it. On the Tuesday following stated labours the 22nd of January last. our baptism, a public tea meeting was held
H. C. in our chapel. We had nearly 200 per. sons present; 180 at least sat down to tea, not including the friends who kindly con- BORO' ROAD, LONDON.-Liquidation of sented to serve the tables. At the close of the debt on the Chapel. , At the commencement
of the present year the pecuniary prospects which we ought to act. This caused a of this Church were dark and unpromising. difference of opinion in matters of vital A debt of £1200 remained upon the chapel, importance to the welfare of the Church. and the majority of members being gathered At one time the minority had thoughts of from the humbler walks of life, there ap. leaving the Church, and beginning another peared every probability that this debt interest, and latterly the majority have must still remain to cramp the energies and thought of doing the same. However, bedepress the spirits of the people.
fore any separation actually took place, The mind of the pastor was especially Mr. Tunnicliffe was invited to pay us a visit cast down, he had devised various plans for on new.year's day, and he kindly complied, raising the remaining sum, but all had been and a good impression was made by his rendered abortive by untoward circum. kind and affectionate manner, and the stances, and apparently no resource was faithfulness with which he presented the left but trust in the promised help of him, truth before us. He also presided at a very who is “head over all things to the Church.” interesting tea.meeting, on January 2nd, at At this crisis, a much esteemed and long which a good impression was made. And tried friend of the cause, who had watched he also succeeded, favoured by a concur. its progress from the day that Dan Taylor rence of circumstances, in re-uniting the preached the first sermon within the walls deacons, who had espoused different sides; of the small meeting house, and who, dur. and we felt confident that if we could ob. ing the period of its deepest depression had tain Mr. Tunnicliffe's valuable services again been the main instrument in preserving for a few days, peace and harmony would the purity of its doctrines, and the consis. be restored to the Church. The necessary tency of its discipline, came forward to our arrangements were accordingly made for assistance, and with true christian benevo. Mr. T's. visiting us again, which he did on lence offered £1000, the fruit of persevering Wednesday, January 11th, and continued industry, towards the liquidation of the debt, with us a week ; and I am happy to say, that on condition that a small anvuity should be the demon of discord has been cast out, and paid during the lives of two individuals, peace and love in a great measure have been each upwards of seventy years of age.
restored. Mr. Tunnicliffe has laboured in. On Monday, Jan. 9, a meeting of friends cessantly, either preaching or holding meet. to the cause was held in the School-room, ings every day, besides visiting the memto devise measures for raising the remain. bers. And our gracious Redeemer has ing £200. By promises and collecting given us a pledge, that he has healed the cards the sum was speedily obtained, and backslidings of the Church, and cast our on Monday, Feb. 13th, a public tea meeting sins behind his back, by owning the labours was held to express our gratitude to God of his servant by the conversion of several for this evident interposition of his provi- souls during his visit. Now the ground dential care.
The meeting was addressed appears clear for any minister whom it may by Revds. J. Wallis, J. Burns, W. Un. please the great Head of the Church to send derwood, Messrs. Wileman, Chapman and unto us, and prospects of usefulness are other friends. Suitable hymns were com. promising. May the God of peace bless as posed for the occasion, and we sincerely with future peace and prosperity. trust and beliere that the hearts thus re.
D. W. lieved from anxiety, and caused to rejoice in the loving-kindness of our God, will be
CAMBERWELL College.-The following more than ever devoted to the service of collections bave been received towards the the Redeemer. J. F. F. support of the above institution:
£. 8. d. Halifax. State of the Church. It has Derby, St. Mary's Gate ....25 6 8 been known probably for some time by
12 7 a great part of the Connexion, that the
I 18 0 General Baptist Church at Halifax has been
S. WIGG, One of the Secretaries. in an unhappy, divided state. Having no shepherd to guide us, and feed us " with the sincere milk of the word,” we have rather
Recent Beaths. declined in piety than grown in grace; and, Died at Wisbech, after a short illness, Feb. 4th, instead of looking to the Great Shepherd of 1843, Mr. Benjamin Adams, coach-maker, and the sheep with more than usual earnestness for many years a member of the Baptist Church and confidence for his care and protection, we have suffered the enemy of souls to cast
Died, at Leicester, on Sunday, Feb. 19th, af. clouds and mist before our eyes, so that ing, a member of the General Baptist Church,
ter a long and severe illness, Mr. Wm. Pickermany of us could not clearly see the way in Friar Lane.
in that town.