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untold horrors. You have heard of them, charge. I will tell, and tell in tones of we felt them: in the destruction of our tenderness, what has been done by you, and chapels, and in the various scenes that then I do most sincerely trust that that which were transacted, colonial slavery met its has been so kindly said, will, in the spirit of death.
Christ, be received, and that it will induce Then, unknown to you, and unknown to the churches in Jamaica to strive yet more the world, I was forced from the den of vigorously for the maintenance of that truth infamy, with a heart bleeding at every pore, on which all their civil, their social, and just emerged from a felon's dock, and from eternal happiness depend.'-Miss. Herald. a gloomy prison, with my congregation scattered, many of the members of my church murdered, multitudes of the faith. ful lashed, and peeled, and destroyed. I
DEATHS OF BAPTIST MISSION. came home, and never shall I forget the
ARIES. three years' struggle, the incessant anxiety
The Rev. JOHN MACK, Pastor of the that pressed upon my spirit as I passed
church at Serampore, and tutor of the college through the length and breadth of this
there, died on Tuesday, April 29th, 1845, of country, detailing the negro's wrongs and
Cholera, after a few hours illness. He had asserting the negro's rights.
been ailing some days, but rode round the years after that, perfect freedom came. We
town twice that very morning! His loss had, about the middle of it, a semi.freedom,
will be severely felt by the Serampore called apprenticeship. In the midst of
brethren. these scenes the work of mercy extended, so that during the seven years which then
The Rev. William Yates, D. D., of Cal. closed, in connexion with the labours of cutta, died, on the Red Sea, in his passage about twenty missionaries, 22,000 persons
home, July 3, 1845. The vessel was within were baptized upon a profession of their three days sail of Suez.— The voyage was faith in Jesus Christ. Then it was that entered on in obedience to the strong injunc. providence, by circumstances to which tions of his medical advisers. He was wben there is no need to refer now, called me to he left Calcutta, June 2nd, in a very feeble visit you again. Chapels, once destroyed, state. Dr. Yates was a most eminent orienwere re-erected, and since that period about tal scholar. He has been engaged for Dear twenty-five chapels have been reared, and thirty years in perfecting oriental translations most of them paid for; and, though the debt of the holy scriptures. He was originally, has pressed heavily upon us, the christian we believe, with his surviring father, church should remember that the whole of member of our church at Loughborough. the expenses thus incurred, and incurred From Bristol college he was recommended in the space of about twelve years, amounted to Dr. Carey as a coadjutor. He went to to more than £120,000. sterling; the whole of India in 1814, and united in forming the she missionary property at present in Ja. station at Calcutta in 1817. His deep maica being £150,000. sterling.
learning, gentle manners, and consistent And now, christian friends, another seven piety, secured him the cordial esteem and years has rolled by, and I was delighted veneration of all. He was in his fifty-fifth and pleased with the anticipation that year. no future work of agitation would fall to my lot; but so it comes.
At present there is a system of wrong-a system of
MISSIONARY ANNIVERSARY. wickedness in Jamaica, which must be put down, and which christianity alone can put SMARDEN.-On Lord's-day, July 27th, our down. On returning to that land, to meet missionary sermons were preached by our those men whose actions I have exposed- esteemed brother Hunter of Nottingham, who and I would expose them if they were ten was spending a few weeks at Dover for the thousand times as powerful as they are-in benefit of his health. The sermon in the meeting those men once more, I know per. morning was from 1 Cor. vii. 17, and in the fectly well the difficulties that may yet afternoon from 1 Cor. xiii. 6, and in the beset my path. But I am not afraid of evening from 2 Peter iii. 9, Not willing these difficulties; I have said nothing but that any should perish. The discourses what is true, nothing but what ought to be were excellent, and were listened to with alsaid, and if tyranny will rise up to oppress, tention and profit. We hope our dear brother christianity must rise to destroy it.
will pay as another visit, should he be able Farewell, then, christian friends. I an. to make it convenient. The collections ticipate with pleasure and with joy obce amounted to £8., and some friends are anxious more meeting the beloved people of my to do more in future.
The privileges bestowed on his servants by the Great Head of the church, ara both numerous and great. They are not given, however, to advance their own spiritual interests merely. They are attended with solemn responsibility to others. This should never be forgotten. A believer is not only to love Christ, but to pity his fellow-creatures who are perishing in their sins; and to do all that he can to send the gospel to them. David understood this; when praying that God would bless Zion, he used this plea, That thy way may be known upon earth, and thy saving health among all nations. In like manner the apostle, when urging some primitive Christians to liberality and effort, pressed his exhortation in these words, Freely ye have received, freely give.
We owe Ireland a large debt. Long, too long, has she been neglected. We have suffered the grand apostasy to push its conquests without any adequate effort to check its progress. Centuries of wrong doing have aggravated the evil. The name of Christianity has been blasphemed; for these wrongs have been done in her name. The gospel of Christ affords the only remedy for the evils under · which Ireland groans. We have it; we enjoy its privileges; we rejoice in the hope of future glory, which it inspires. If we would perpetuate these mercies to our children we must meet our responsibilities; for this law seems to pervade the administration of our heavenly King, that he gives blessings to those who most earnestly seek them, and who are most anxious and diligent to improve them when they are given.
Our privileges become, therefore, a reason for helping this mission. Our duty to do so, corresponds with our privileges; and as they are so numerous and vast, the duty becomes all the more imperative. Success, too, adds to this obligation. The pressing calls which augment every month, give new force to the plea, and impart greater urgency to the demand. Oh! listen to it. Give us help. The time is propitious. Be true to your privileges and your duty. Your own mercies will be more abundant; and the blessing of those who are ready to perish will come upon you.
Mr. Wilson communicates the follow- , broke the fetters which had so long bound him ing instances of usefulness. They are His eyes were opened to see his guilt and more than commonly interesting.
danger. Believing in Jesus as the Lord our
righteousness, he was enabled to rejoice. I have lately baptized three persons. One Since that period, more than a year ago, his a young woman about sixteen years of age. conduct has been exemplary. A few days She had, for a considerable time previously, after his daughter's baptism he called to ask given good evidence of being a disciple of me to baptize him also. The next day was Jesus. On a recent occasion, I urged on her the sabbath, and having announced at one of the duty of openly avowing her attachment to the preaching stations, that I should adminthe Saviour. Finding that such was her de ister the ordinance at the sea side, in the sire, we were soon on our way to a certain afternoon, we had an immense congregation, water, in company with some friends, and I including many Romanists. The greatest baptized her. One of the others was her attention was paid to the discourse, and in father. He began to attend my ministry general the people behaved with great deabout five years ago. He was the slave of corum. It was a profitable season. The intemperance, and was often reduced to a other person referred to in the earlier part of most pitiable condition. He came to me one this letter, was a spectator on this occasion : morning saying that he had left home with he had long been studying the New Testathe intention of destroying himself. But the ment on this subject, and as I knew him well, truth obtained possession of his heart, and I acceded to his request shortly after. There
has been much inquiry on the subject since ; velope some of those discouragements and I expect that many more will follow with which our brethren have to conthese examples.
tend. The attendance on public worship has considerably increased. On Lord's day after
When I last wrote to you, I mentioned noon, I generally preach in the open air to that I was not without my exercises as relarge and attentive congregations.
garded our church affairs. We have already
one by withdrawal, Mr. W., who has reMr. Bentley states, July 23rd.
turned to those with whom he was formerly
connected, chiefly on account of his wife On the morning of the 8th inst. I baptized steadily refusing to accompany him, and the the aged person referred to in my last. There injurious influence of such a division on the was a considerable number present on this family, and one by emigration, Mr. B., with occasion ; I should think twice as many as his family, an estimable member. On his before, all of whom behaved with great departure, his employer and fellow-workmen decorum. It was very interesting to see so attended him to Passage, and presented him old a person, for he is past seventy years of with a silver snuff box as a token of their age, and whose grey hairs seemed to say that esteem. We had previously lost his son he had nearly finished his course, manifesting and daughter-in-law, since baptized at Monlove to Jesus by attending to this ordinance. treal, and now we are about losing a fumily of He is a man of great intelligence, and was eleven, two of whom are members. They formerly one of the shrewdest opponents of
go to Toronto. Such a gap, as you well our views, which this locality could furnish.
know, is not easily filled up. Then sickness Owing to these baptisms, I suppose, and has been prevalent with our members conmy lectures on the subject, our opponents fining them to their abodes, and scarlatina are endeavouring to frighten the people, and has been cutting off the younger children. prevent them from hearing anything on the But I must not omit to state any other
cir. subject, by false reports. They represent us as
cumstances of a different cast. Mrs. He's holding baptism to be a regenerating ordi- brother has worshipped with us for some nance ?! Every advantage is taken of the time, and a family formerly with the brethprevailing ignorance as to our real views.
ren, two of whom have thoughts of uniting This will, however, stir up the people to
with us in fellowship. The former of these greater inquiry. Such efforts cannot prosper, lately adverted to the unfavourable situation for the people will think ; and the day must of our place of worship, and intimates his income when truth shall prevail over error.
tention of giving £100 if a suitable site could
be obtained for another. Mr. Berry, July 7th, communicates an interesting fact.
Mr. MOORSE seems to have at CarrickAbout a fortnight ago I was preaching at fergus, some encouraging tokens of suc
In his letter of the 5th ult. he Maryborough, and noticed a stranger eagerly attending to what I had said. After preach- says. ing he requested an interview. He unfolded We have rented the little meeting-house, his mind, and I found he was a Romanist, where I preach twice on the Lord's day, and from the county of Limerick, and had met during the week; but we do not know how with a New Testament some time ago. long ve may continue to have it. During the Without any human teaching, he had not last fortnight I visited more than sixty only discovered the errors of Rome, but had families, and preached several times. Proseen the all-sufficiency of the Redeemer's testant bigotry has shut up another door work. I was surprised at the knowledge he against me, in a place where I had preached had attained. There are, he says, four many times. But others are becoming more families who with him were studying the friendly, and ministers of the methodist scriptures, and but for fear of persecution bodies have invited me to their pulpits. would have openly declared their views. He A few weeks ago I preached to large conhas a situation at M- where he can carry gregations in several towns in the county of out his wishes and desires. The following Derry. In one of these several Romanists Lord's day he came here to the service, and were present. I recently baptized two perI hope to see him again soon.
sons, whose piety and devotedness our friends
have a high opinion of. Mr. HARDCASTLE, who has had much affliction in his family, and whose eldest The following extracts from Mr. Molson is hastening to the grave, writes as HERN's letter, of July 26th, are most follows, and his communication will de- gratifying and satisfactory,
Although we have not lately had any addi- | The assembly was large, and, without exceptions to the church, we still go on comfort- tion, appeared to hear with great attention. ably, and enjoy peace among ourselves ; and Many of them I observed to turn in their I hope our members are growing in know- bibles to the numerous passages referred to, ledge and holiness. The congregations at and mark them, while others were busily em. my different out-stations continue to be ployed in taking notes. After preaching I encouraging. I preach in this town on week went, accompanied by a number of friends, evenings in two different places, where we about two miles to a river where I baptized generally have as many to hear as we can three disciples who were to be added to the accommodate, many of whom never hear the church in Dungannon. On Thursday evening gospel anywhere else. A woman who attend- I preached in the independent chapel in ed preaching at one of these stations, and Moy, four or five miles from Dungannon, at whom I frequently visited, lately died of the urgent request of the excellent minister of consumption, but not until she had found the place, Mr. Shaw, who afterwards warmly peace with God through the blood of the invited me to preach for him when I may
When I first became acquainted with again visit the neighbourhood. her she was, though of moral character and naturally of an amiable disposition, living without God and without hope in the world.
WM. HAYDEN, a reader, recently apBut it pleased the Lord to accompany the pointed to the Kilcooley Hills, writes to word with power to her heart, and she soon his superintendent, Mr. Sharman. became an enlightened and devoted Christian.
I am happy to be able to say that I find She expressed her determination to join the many of the Roman catholics willing to hear church; but she was seized with consump- the word of life ; many of them come to my tion, and bore her protracted illness with en- house to read or hear. Two or three of them tire resignation to the divine will ; constantly frequently come to read it themselves, and urged on her friends the sin and danger of they are also ready to receive and read the neglecting the “great salvation ;" sweetly ex
tracts. I find them in general more willing patiated on the peace of God which she en
to receive me and to hear the word of God joyed, and on the blessedness of a good hope than the protestants are.
I visit four to six through grace. She calmly and sweetly slept families each day, reading, expounding, conin Jesus, in the confident hope of a blessed versing, and praying, when I have an opporimmortality.
tunity of so doing; and I find it refreshing I lately, at the request of the friends there, to my own soul to be directing my fellowpaid a second visit to Dungannon and its sinners to a crucified Jesus. I feel thankful neighbourhood. I arrived on the Thursday that the Lord has added four to our number. evening, preached in the Court-house both on May he add to our graces also, weaning us Friday and Saturday evening. The congre- from the world, and may the little one begations were not so good as they would have come a thousand and the small one a great been but for the inclemency of the weather, city. the rain falling in torrents, particularly on the Friday evening. On Lord's day forenoon, I preached in a storehouse of Mr. Tener's tó a goodly number of very attentive hearers,
Patrick MURRAY, in writing to Mr. and joined the church in commemorating the
Bates lately, observes. dying love of the Redeemer. In the evening From the instances which have come under I went out three miles in the country where my notice of the willingness of many to rethe friends had given notice that I would ceive tracts, and hear the scriptures read, I preach in the open air, as they expected more conclude that our labours are not in vain. would come than could be accommodated in Some that I come in contact with are carethe house I had preached in before. The less, and confess they do not trouble their evening, however, came on wet, and we were heads about religion ; but others, who feel obliged to keep within doors. The house, not they need salvation, hope to obtain it by their withstanding the inclemency of the evening, good works. was crammed, and, after about one hundred Among the latter class a tract, on the noveland fifty had been admitted, some had to re- ties of popery, has been useful in turning one main outside. The people heard with eager man from the broken cisterns, to the fountainattention, On Monday I preached in a head of truth. The priest hearing of his school-house in Mollycar to a good congrega- boldness, came to his house, and asked his tion. On Wednesday I preached at Dun- reasons for reading tracts, which tended to nanghmore, two miles from Dungannon on endanger his soul's salvation. He replied, I. the ordinance of Christian baptism. The have been all my life worshipping saints and appointed house proving by far too small to angels, but from this forth I hope I will woraccommodate the number that came, and the ship the true God, and Jesus Christ who evening being very fine, we took the open air. alone is able to save my soul.
Some time since PATRICK BRENNAN | pleased that he gave each scholar a shilling, gave an interesting account of a poor and his lady told a young woman that man employing his time in teaching if she would attend to instruct the girls in children, and trusting to their parents for sewing and knitting, she would pay her. So a little food. He asked whether any this young woman is doing all she can to Christian friend would give £4 per
assist the schoolmaster. annum, to enable him to continue at this work. Our lamented treasurer did so, and he had the pleasure of reading
We trust that some benevolent friend before his decease, the report which we who may read the previous report, will now subjoin.
not allow the death of Mr. Stock to be You will be glad to hear about the school the occasion of loss to the poor man, at K I visited it lately and found who was employed at that gentleman's nineteen children in it. They were all clean sole expense. Brennan also observes. and orderly. Eight of them repeated four In my last letter I said something about the chapters in the gospel by John, and some tract I gave to a Christian friend, on the verses of a hymn. The good man has also subject of baptism. I told how the clergyå Sunday-school. Mr. Jackman visited it man tried to put a stop to their circulation. with me. He gave an address to both old When he found this would not do, he gave and young. Several of the parents were pre- notice of a public lecture on these strange sent. I opened and closed the school with tracts. So many did go to hear him, and they prayer, and I trust the Lord will make it a say they were more convinced of the truth of blessing to the whole neighbourhood. I am the tracts by his arguments, than they were sure that our kind friend, will not grudge the by the tracts themselves. He could bring no
£4 which he has so benevolently given, scripture proof against the tracts, nor for his which is all the support the poor school- own practice of infant baptism. This showed master can calculate upon. I hope many will the people he wanted to support a practice follow the example of our friend, and thus which had no authority in the word of God. much good will be done. A good gentleman Since that time there have been many more went to see this school a few days ago, and reading the tracts than the clergyman is at all after hearing the children read, he was so aware of.
POSTSCRIPT. It is our mournful duty to record the sudden and lamented death of the Treasurer, ROBERT Stock, Esq., which took place at his residence, Kentish Town, on the 13th ult., after a severe illness of a week. He had acted on the Committee for many years, and always took the liveliest interest in the Society's affairs. He accepted, though with reluctance, the office of Treasurer on the resignation of Charles Burls, Esq., and continued to discharge its duties to his death, with the greatest ability and attention. He was warmly attached to the Mission, and always ready, at any sacrifice of time, to attend to its claims. His loss will be severely felt; and it is due to his memory, to record the deep sense which his colleague in office entertains of the kindness and zeal so uniformly manifested by his lamented friend.
CONTRIBUTIONS SINCE OUR LAST.
£ 8. d. Margate, J. Cobb, Esq........
2 2 0 Houghton Regis, collections and subs..... 3 12 0 Sabden, George Foster, Esq.
4 10 0 Dungannon, the Church 1 10 0 Newark, ditto
1 14 8 Stockport, T. Eskrigge........
11 0 Loughborough, ditto.. D. S. donation
41 90 Sopley, Hants, E. Budden.
1 0 0 Ludgsdon, Mr. and Mrs. Datchett, by Rev. Nottingham, collections and subscriptions 32 0 0 S. Lillycrop...
1 0 0 Dunstable, ditto.......
7 5 6 Pembroke Dock, Bethany, by Miss Parkins 0 5 0
Subscriptions and Donations thankfully received by the Rev. J. ANGUB, and by the Secretary, Mr. FRED. TRESTRALL, at the Mission House, Moorgate Street, London ; and by the pastors of the churches throughout the Kingdom.
J. Haddon, Printer, Castle Street, Finsbury.