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W. H. BURTON, PRINTER,

LEICESTER.

PREFACE.

The conclusion of another volume of this periodical, while it powerfully admonishes us of the rapid flight of time, and of the approach of the period when our labours both in this and every other department will cease for ever, remind

also of the pleasing duty of specially addressing a few words to our numerous and kind friends, the members of our churches, and the contributors to our denominational magazine.

That the maintenance and prosperity of such a miscellany is regarded by them as important and desirable, they have shewn, by their firm support of it during times of peculiar trial, and by the encouragement and assistance they have generously and spontaneously afforded to its Editor. At a time when the periodical press is earnestly competing for public favour, and when magazines of all kinds and pretensions, both religious, political, and literary, are urged on their attention, it requires no ordinary firmness to resist the overtures of those who solicit favour of something new, to the neglect or abandonment of an old acquaintance; but this firmness, we rejoice to record, many of our friends and supporters have displayed; thus proving, how desirable, in their estimation, was the support of a magazine peculiarly their own.

To those friends---to our readers-our agents—and our contributors, we would tender our heartfelt gratitude; and venture to indulge the hope that past favours may be regarded as a pledge of future assistance, and that they will severally exert themselves to promote the improvement of our work, and to extend its sale.

The aspect of the times in which we live, the apparent decline of evangelical piety in the earth, and the new energy which has been put forth by the man of sin,' the insidious arts, lofty pretensions, and pompous rites, by which his votaries seek to delude and capture the young, the imaginative, and the unsuspecting, call for the most vigilant attention on the part of all christian pastors and people; for the free interchange of thought and feeling which the periodical press affords, and also for most earnest prayers to God, who is able to favour Zion, and who will ultimately chase away darkness from men. Papers on any of these topics, and on any branch of them, will be most welcome, as they may lead, on the one hand, to a stronger defence for our youth against popery in all its forms, and on the other, to a more earnest effort for the promotion of true godliness and scriptural religion.

As we wish especially to present to our readers a magazine which shall contain memorials of our departed friends, and intelligence of the various movements of our churches, it must be obvious to all that for these materials we rely on the kindness and promptitude of our ministers and active friends in the several churches. We trust they will not be unmindful of this fact, and for the sake of the pleasure their prosperity may diffuse through distant parts of the Connexion, promptly forward concisely-written reports of all their efforts and success; and, for the edification of all, supply us with condensed and faithful obituaries of such as die rejoicing in the faith of the everlasting gospel.'

We purposed to make some allusion to the contents of the present volume, and to some of the excellent articles it contains ; but we forbear, and conclude by expressing the hope that the efforts used for the sustenance of this work may be zealous and christian in their own nature, and that they may promote the glory of God, and the advancement of true piety in our churches. Leicester, Dec. 1st, 1845.

THE EDITOR.

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Essays AND BIOGRAPHY.
Abram and Lot

221
American Baptist Churches 14, 52,

120, 197, 232, 303, 343
Annual Association

257
Bartholomew Day, A Memorial of 333, 371
Buckley's, Rev. J., Address to Oreah
Christians

121
Cain's Apostacy

299, 406
Final Perseverance, On

154
God's Universal Love, &c.

9, 83
HEBREW HISTORY:-
Saul and David

11, 48
David ..

157, 191
Solomon

228, 269 300, 316
Rehoboam, Ahab, &c.

381, 409
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, &c. .. 263
Luther's Life, Closing Scenes of

293
Man's Need of Revelation

225, 305
Meditations on the Stars

401
MEMOIRS OF

Rev. J. Jarrom 1, 37, 73, 109, 145, 181
Rev. T. Orton

329, 365
Missions and Missionaries

196
Reflections on Death recommended
Revival of Religion in the Connexion 407
State of the Connexion
Sunday-school, What it should be .. 87
ANNIVERSARIES AT
Alfreton

349
Babbington

279
Barrowden

390
Boughton

62
Burnley

279
Burton ..

168
Clayton

279
Derby, St. Mary's Gate

242
Fleet

134
Fleckney

243, 314
Harborough

348
Hinckley

62
Leeds ...

201, 416
Leicester, Archdeacon Lane

62
Carley Street

390
Dover Street 62 168, 314

Lincoln

349
London, Ænon Chapel

314, 416
Longford

.. 62, 313
Union Place

201, 418
Long Sutton

416
Loughborough

62
Macclesfield

349, 390
Magdalen

201
Mansfield
Newthorpe

416
Nottingham, Broad Street

243
Pinchbeck

314
Queenshead

62, 314
Quorndon

242
Retford

62, 133, 390
Sawley

279
Sevenoaks

101, 314
Sheffield

416
Smalley

416
Spalding

416
Weston

279
Whittlesea

390
Wolverhampton

24, 201
BAPTISMS,

24, 61, 101, 134, 168, 201

242, 279, 314, 349, 391, 417
CHAPELS, &c., OPENED AT
Boston

24
Burnley

280
Coningsby

418
Derby, Brook Street

134
Holbeach

315
Long Clawson

203
London, Commercial Road

313
Nottingham

24
Ripley ..

390
Rothley

39
CONFERENCES :-
Cheshire and Lancashire, at
Macclesfield

389
Derbyshire, at
Belper

62
Crich

12
Wirksworth

167
Lincolnshire, at
Bourne

167

259

379

..

.

391
170

316
350, 392

280
133
350
391
419
418

Emmett,

Fleet

99
Gedney

312
Sutterton

414
London, at
Ænon Chapel

168
Tring

389
Midland, at
Broughton

200
Derby, Sacheverel Street

348

60
Loughborough
Nottingham, Stoney-street

166
Warwickshire, at
Coventry

241
Cradeley

348
Wolverhampton

100
Yorkshire, at
Birchcliffe

100
Shore

241
Queenshead

165
CORRESPONDENCE:

Academy Library, The 18, 57, 130, 387
Baptist Union on Chapel Building 277
Benefit Societies 20, 58, 96, 162, 347
Coventry Case

19, 131
Crich Chapel

99
Deacons, On the Choice of

161
Errata in Minutes

387
Hansard Knollis's Society

19
Leeds, Chapel Debt

413
Ministers' Fund

130
Presents to Ureah Christians 130, 162
Public Collections ..

125, 234
Queries

99
Review, Remarks on

308
Stovel's Lectures, Rev. C.

414
Stoke, The Cause at

163
Stoney Street Church

97
Trust Deeds

347
MISCELLANEOUS :-
Academy, The

63, 349, 392
Gifts to

170, 349
Barton Centenary

170, 202
School

418
Boston, Extinction of Debt

391
Bourne..

418
Cartoons in House of Lords

315
Clayton

391
Derby, Sacheverel Street

170
Brook Street

203
Fleet, Valedictory Tea Meeting 418
Ilkeston Schools

203

Leeds
Maynooth Grant, The
Ministry, The Dissenting
Movement in Germany, The
Providence, A Fearful
Potteries, Visit to
Reply to Dr. Halley
Sevenoaks
Sheffield

Todmorden, New church at
OBITUARIES OF

Allen, Mrs.
Armstrong, Hannah
Barrass, Mr. E.
Barker, Nanny
Clarke, Ann
Crooks, Ann
Deacon, Samuel

Rebecca
Fountain, Eliza
Gibbins, Mary, &c., Longford
Green, Mr. W.
Harbutt, Thos.
Hardstaffe, Mr. W...
Hollingworth, Mrs. M.
Holdsworthy, Mrs. E.
Hull, Mrs. M.
Jebbett, Mr. W.
Johnson, Mr. John ..
Kelham, Elizabeth ..
Lindley, Mrs.
Marshall, Mr. W.
Middleton, Richard
Nixon, Elizabeth
Orton, Rev. T.
Padgham, Charlotte
Pegg, Mr. W.
Pickles, Daniel
Radford, Elizabeth
Riley, Mrs.
Rofe, W.
Rouse, Edward, &c., Holbeach
Sparks, Samuel
Sutton, Thomas
Taylor, Rev. J.
Turner, Miss E.
Verow, Mr. J.

Wooley, Mrs.
ORDINATION OF

Clifton, Mr. W. S.
Deacons at Fleet

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