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words, and asked me whether I could not supply him with a Bible, or at least with a Pentateuch, and, indeed, if I had had a large quantity of the Scriptures, I could have disposed of them at that season. That young man appeared to me of a candid, open, and teachable mind, and although he is now removed from my immediate influence, I trust that the words I bave spoken to him will not be in vain, but that he may be urged on by the tracts which I have put in his hands, to read and search, and be directed to Him of whom Moses and the Prophets did write.

Besides these cases, I have, in other instances, where I had not the opportunity of regular conversation and intercourse, handed tracts, which were received, and,

I hope, read by many.

The distribution of tracts under such circumstances is, I consider, already a great advantage; for during the bustle and restless activity of a fair, the minds of the people (at least, a large portion of them) are too much engrossed by their concerns, to be disposed to enter into long conversation with a Mis. sionary. So let us hope, that like the sower, who deposits the single grain into the soil, and has, by-and-bye, the joy of seeing the same multiply into a hundred, and sixty, and thirty fold, so will also those silent tracts, in those cases where only such have been given, strike deep root in the hearts of their readers, and bring forth fruits meet for repentance.

WURTEMBURG, From Rev. P. E. GOTTIEIL: Immediately after dispatching my last letters, which enabled me to see that my letter, I received a visit from a young Jew, labour had not been in vain. I hope to whose simple yet touching story was well see him again ere long, and to commence adapted to engage my heart's interest in a regular course of instruction with him. his behalf. It appears that he was left He is willing to be bound apprentice to a early an orphan, and thrown on his own shoemaker. I pray God to guide this resources to find means of subsistence, and love and poor wanderer into the paths of to pick up such scanty morsels of informa- salvation. tion as chance might throw in his way. I have also had the gratification of reIn 1848, there being a press for recruits, ceiving information with regard to a he was given up to the army, by his native man, a member of a distinguished and community, as the best means of getting wealthy Jewish family residing in this rid of the duty and expense of maintaining kingdom, who seems to have found Christ, him. But he had no inclinations for the and fixed his attention on things above, "trade of war," and therefore took his where Christ sitteth at the right hand of forlough, as soon as he could obtain it, the Father. He derives pleasure from the with a view of procuring eventually his preaching of the Gospel, and joins us in entire release. Ever since, he has been a religious services whenever he can do so poor lonely wanderer, in search of rest without being observed, as he is anxious and peace, which he has not yet found. not to grieve his aged parent. May le Of late he has been much touched with the receive strength to forget all, for the evidences of vital piety and love which he sake of the One in whom all is given to has met with among Christians ; and this him in this life and in the life to come! I has been one of the means of drawing his am not at liberty, at present, to say more heart to Christ. His affectionate heart has, on the subject of this young man, but ask as it were, responded in a fellow-feeling your prayers on behalf of these two breof love, and this has made the Saviour thren, that they may become children of attractive to him. He has determined, by God, and heirs of the promises through the grace of God, to devote himself to Christ their Lord and Saviour. Christ. We bave spent a happy time I have very encouraging letters from together, and I trust not without a blessing. dear brother Craig, of Hamburg, who is He has left me for the present, in order to indeed a faithful workman in the cause put his affairs at home in due order, and of his divine Master. His patiert labours, obtain & final release from his military in the midst of almost utter barrenness obligations, as I urged him, in the first surrounding him, is quite an example for instance, to attend to these things, which us to follow. His labours are equally dias yet were binding on him. I thought rected to Jews and Gentiles, very justly it right to do so, to teach him the im- considering every human soul in need of portance of conscientiousness. Since leav- the one Saviour who has come to save all ing he has written me several affectionate that are lost.


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GIBRALTAR AND NORTH AFRICA. Mr. Lowitz thus writes : I am thankful to say that since I last I informed you some time ago of my into you

I have been more than tention to visit Algeria, and so I left usually engaged in my work, in conse- Gibraltar on the 9th ult., and reached Oran quence of the feast Purim, which the Jews on the 11th. I was obliged to put up for here celebrated last month; and as it is a few days in the hotel till customary among them to give alms libe- modated with comfortable lodgings in the rally on that occasion, many poor Jews house of the Rev. Paul Lanne, the French from Barbary came over to receive them. I

Protestant pastor, a truly good man, wbich had therefore the opportunity to preach made it agreeable to myself and advanthe Gospel to many of them. Some whom

tageous for my work. I was very glad I had previously known came often to my to find that many Jews with whom I house during their stay here- two re- had intercourse since my arrival mani. spectable rabbis in particular, with whom fested a deal of cordiality towards me, I had met and conversed some three years and to all appearance a great desire to ago, now renewed our former acquaint- converse on the grand difference between ance and arguments on the subject of Jews and Christians, both in private Christianity, of which I was very glad to and in public. I look upon that as a see them entertain a more favourable opi- good omen, and the effect of my having nion than they had then. Last Lord's-day preached the Gospel to them once before. they were induced by me to attend Divine I moreover visited Hemeen, a large town service at the Wesleyan chapel, and they in the interior, inhabited by a great many were not a little pleased and satisfied with Jews, where I was likewise very much the simplicity and decorum of our Chris- encouraged by the reception the preachtian mode of worship, in contrast to that of ing of the Gospel met amongst them. I the synagogue, so noisome and ostenta- may observe that Christianity is beginning tious, and, alas! an unmeaning service to to be better known and understood by the the majority of worshippers. Our Lord's Jews as well as by Mahommedans in this words, “God is a Spirit,” &c., were fully country, and is finding its place in the appreciated by these two rabbis. I spent hearts of some here. I am in hopes that with them the afternoon of the same day it will ere long take root, and spring up in searching the Scriptures, to verify the to the praise and glory of the Redeemer. glorious fact that Jesus of Nazareth is the I mean to visit very shortly Mustaghanem, promised Messiah. I gave to each a New where there are a considerable number of Testament and tracts. They are about to Jews; from thence I shall most likely emleave Gibraltar, and purpose to go to

bark for Algiers, the capital. Europe. There is likewise a Jewish family from the Holy Land, who were shipwrecked

We are glad to make the followon the coast of Africa. They made their

ing additions, extracted from a letter way to this place, and were directed to me just received : for assistance and advice. Of course I did I visited several of the Jewish synagogues what I could for them, and pointed out to at different times during the lours of prayer, them the Saviour—the Man of compassion, and succeeded in engaging in conversethe Friend of the poor. It appears to me tion with some of the leading men at the that their being so mercifully delivered end of the service, after which I distributed from a watery grave has produced in them tracts among them, as many as I could ; & deep sense of Jehovah's goodness, and but in one of them especially I was peran anxious desire to kuow Him, whom to mitted to declare fully my message, and to know is life eternal. The father, Sr. testify for the Lord Jesus Christ. It bapN-, and the grandfather, Rabbi A- pened in the following manner : as I was also of this family, come daily to my passing that synagogue, I heard a great house to examine the prophets and to read noise proceeding from it, and on my enterthe New Testament. It is their intention ing I found some of the Jews engaged in to go to England as soon as they can get a very hot dispute with their rabbi; listep. a passage thither. With regard to my two ing for a short time in astonishment, 1 per. inquirers, of whom I often spoke to you, ceived they were quarrelling about the buy. they have made up their mind to go to ing and selling of portions of the law, as England, and to make a public profession they are in the habit of doing on Saturdays, of their faith there, and where I hope when they read the Pentateuch, which is they will meet with Christian sympathy divided into as many portions as there and example to confirm them in their belief. are Sabbaths in the year, and each portion

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into as many sections as there are days in the week; and when the sacred scrcll is taken out from the ark, these sections are held up for sale by auction, and the highest bidders have the privilege of being called up to the sefar, and of standing by whilst the portion he bought is being read in his hearing by the chanter of the synagogue. The dispute in that place was, that these sections were sold at a very low price during the feast-days, and therefore at a great loss to the poor, who are supposed to be benefited by the money thus realised. I desired to speak to the rabbi, whom I asked whether this place was a synagogue; and te answered me in the affirmative. I then told him that such a proceeding in a place of worship was very unbecoming. The whole party appeared ashamed of themselves, and were not a little surprised at my presumption ; they admitted, however, that it was not right to bebave in this manner in such a place : avd, since a profound silence ensued, I was encouraged to speak to them of the things pertaining to their everlasting peace. In the meanwhile a great many Jews from other synagogues collected themselves, and the place became crowded to excess, by which I was still more animated to speak of " Christ cur Passover as sacrificed for us,” through whom alone they can obtain pardon and acceptance with the God of Abraham, Isaac, ard Jacob, endeavouring to set before them a crucified Messiah as the hope of Israel and the refuge of sinful men in general. I was permitted to speak without interruption for about twenty minutes, till the head of the synagogue whispered something to the rabbi, who then put several questions to me respecting the restoration to their own land, the reign of universal peace, according to the Divine promises, that should

take place in the days of the Messiah's appearance. I was glad to hear these objections made, and I could have thanked him for it, since it detained many of the Jews in the synagogue who were about to go away. I replied to the rabbi's questions by referring to the passages of Scripture intimating a two-fold advent of the Messiah, which I expounded to the best of their understanding. We then entered into a lengthened discussion on the importance of studying the ancient Scriptures without the help of commentaries or translations, but with the aid of the Holy Spirit and prayer ; and if they were to read and to examine the sacred volume, they would find that "the Deliverer out of Zion” has already appeared eighteen centuries ago, and He has since been acknowledged and adored by all who "waited for the consolation of Israel.” It would take up much space were I to repeat the discussion that followed my remarks ; suffice it to say that all showed a great deal of patience and interest in it, until some Jews that stood behind me discovered that I had tracts in my pocket, at which they desired to look, and as soon as they received tracts. began to disappear ; but I had scarcely enough with me to supply the twentieth part of them, so I told them to come to my lodging, and gure enough many came during that day to see me, to whom I explained Jesus as their Messiah, and gave to some Testaments and to others tracts only. I confess that I went home satisfied, and that I rejoiced that day and was thankful to God for having been allowed to deliver the message of His grace in that synagogue, somewhat after the manner of the Apostle of the Gentiles in the first ages of Christianity, as we read in Acts, chap. xvii., verses 1 to 5.

BEYROUT. Mr. Manning is much cheered by the hope of being joined in his mission by Mr. M. BEN OLIEL, who has just completed his studies, and whom the committee hope to be enabled so to station.

Respecting the subject of sending out account of the facilities afforded for locoMr. Ben Oliel to co-operate with me here, motion-a character, I presume, the comI can only say, I shall be but too glad of mittee are desirous that our mission should an auxiliary, and especially of one who henceforth assume. is a descendant of the father of the I am sorry you were made anxious on faithful, and a person of whom you have my account, from reported disturbances at usually spoken in terms of respect and Beyrout, which, I am thanksul to say, confidence. The station at Beyrout, were without foundation, though in some which, of course, would not justify the parts of the country things were very bad. keeping of two agents permanently here, At Marash the Turks arose in a comis nevertheless the best that could be motion, and burnt a Christian family, chosen for head quarters, and that on consisting of a father and mother, two children, and some servants ; providentially, the youngest child, a boy about a year and a half old, was out with his nurse when the affair took place, and hearing of it, she fled to a neighbour's, who concealed them, and she has since brought the child to Beyrout, where he is staying in a convent, with some sisters of his father, who are members of that establishment, and where I have myself lately seen him.

Since I last wrote, I have been again in trouble by a change of schoolmasters, and was for some time without one, which occasioned me much additional labour, though I desire to be thankful that there are in the school, at this time, several youths, who are very uselul to me, and who afford me much satisfaction by their conduct. I have also received two cases, containing 142 copies of the Hebrew Bible, 67 Pentateuchs, and 50 Psalms, which were all

disposed of in a couple of days. A few only were given away; the rest were sold, and realised the sum of eight pounds sterling, which I have sent to the Society's agent at Malta, and requested another supply. Some Jewish rabbis are still staying here, from Rhodes and other places, who came purposely for Scriptures for the use of their schools, and they were unwill. ing to go away without the number required ; and the other day, a deputation waited on me, to say that if I would order the next consignment to come by steam, they would pay the extra expense themselves. Let us be thankful, and bless the Lord for this manifestation of favourable regard to our humble efforts, and gather from it the assurance that, in due time we shall reap an abundant harvest, if we faint not.

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A SCENE AT RONNEBURG. DURING the period of Count Zinzen- during service ; but this shyness only indorl's banishment in the Wetteran, on creased the desire of the Count to make his account of his religious principles, it was acquaintance. On the present occasion, his custom to assemble the inhabitants pf .about dinner-time, he wandered among the the numerous villages surrounding Ron- groups of Sabbath guests scattered around. neburg every Sabbath-day for worship. Ile soon discovered the old man under the “ The field is white to the harvest,” said shade of a tree, who, having finished his Zinzendorf, as he watched the people simple meal, was sitting with folded hands, coming up out of the valleys-men and gazing into the rich valley below, watered women, old and young.

by a peaceful stream, and clothed with One of the guests, who appeared Sab- corn-fields waving in the warm mid-day bath by Sabbath, particularly attracted the wind. count's attention. He was a young man,, " Where is your companion, my father?" apparently about twenty-two years of age, said the count, addressing him. “Why are small and slightly made, and very well you alone ? I never saw you so before." dressed, who was always first at the place. “ At your grace's service," replied the old With his companion,-an old, grey-headed man; my young companion is with an old man, upon whom he bestowed much at. Hebrew, called Rabbi Abraham. God only tention, -he had, from the commencement knows wherefore they meet ; the elder of the Sabbath services, placed bimself seeks the younger, and the younger the upon a wall, from whence both congrega- elder, and they eat together from the same tion and minister could be well overlooked, loaf, although one is a believing Christian, and during the singing of the hymns his and the other an unbelieving Jew," "And full, rich voice might be distinguished from who is the young man ?” asked the count; the rest of the assembled multitude.

“ Is he a near relation ?" " Oh! if he There was something in the expression were," cried the aged man, in a mournof the young man which the count termed ful tone, " I should yet have pleasures " The mark of the soul,"

-a look of peace, which passed away long ago. I have a and desire for communion with the Lord. son, but he has left me, and I am alone in

Zinzendorf had frequently attempted to my old age; but no, not alone--the Lord, shuw kindness to the strangers, but had my light, is with me, and His rod and never succeeded in reaching them. With His staff comfort me, and will comfort me marked bashfulness, the young man kept till my hour of death comes. But conout of his way, and never appeared except cerning my young friend, I can tell you nothing, except that he occupies himself upon the herb. Then will I praise the with clerical studies, and is truly spiritu. name of our Lord, and give to our God the ally-minded. He belongs to my people, as praise." The count entered with a low brother under the cross, and is our learned step. Before a small table, covered with a master. The noble youth has no home snowy cloth, at a spare meal, sat the rabbi about here ; he leads a wandering - I and his guest. The latter rose, with great should say an exiled-life, similar to that timidity in his manner; but the Jew reof your grace."

mained seated, with his cap on, saying, * And how did you find him ?" again “ Be welcome, lord count, but pardon me asked the count. Very easily, your for observing the customs of my fathers; grace; as the boy and I had the same welcome are you to partake of our scanty Father, the Lord brought us together. I meal. Do not despise the coarse food of a must tell you that my name is Philip Dorr, poor Jew, so eat bread with us," at the and I live below in the village of Himback; same time reaching him with one hand the my cottage stands on the outskirts of the black bread, and with the other the great village, and from thence springs the best salt-cellar. “I accept your invitation as brook in the place. It was eight weeks ago heartily as it was given," replied the count, Festerday since I was sitting in the even- cutting a slice from the loaf ; " but, Rabbi ing before any door, gazing into the fields Abraham, how is it with your great libebeyond, and reflecting upon my advancing rality-is it never abused?" “ Never, lord years, when the young gentleman came count,” said the Jew, in reply; "and never up, tired and dusty, and, stopping at my shall I weary of giving, so long as I have stream, begged a vessel to drink out of. I somewhat to give. Thus have I learnt took a small bowl from the kitchen, having from my youth from my teacher, Rabbi no glass in the house, and, as I filled it, Ben Joel, whom may the God of paradise and reached it to the stranger, it came into bless! It must be fully thirty years ago my mind to try his spirit, whether he was since I was dining here one Sabbath-day of God, and I said, "There, sir, drink; with my people. A stranger of wild apthe water of this stream is wholesome and pearance came to the door, asking alms, to greatly prized, yet whosoever drinks of this whom I said, “Friend, my religion forbids water will thirst again ; ' but,' says our my taking money into my hand to-day; Lord, ' whosoever drinketh of the water but, if you are hungry, sit down and eat that I shall give him shall never thirst.' with us what God lias provided. He " True,' said he, looking at me, 'the Lord's placed himself at the table in silence, and Word is the stream from whence flows ate and drank like a hungry man, from everlasting life. Now,' said I, if you time to time listening cautiously at the are of this mind, come in here, for evening door, but he spake not a word. When he is approaching ; a morsel of bread have I had finished, I said to him, ' Friend, if you got for those who believe in the Lord.' He are satisfied, return thanks to the Lord; I gave me his land, and we turned into the will, with my friends, thank him for food house. Since that day he has taken and drink. I stood up—the stranger also shelter with me every Saturday evening, --and I thanked the God of Israel, when and leads me here for the preaching on the he, with speedy acknowledgments, went Sabbath. Farther koow I nothing of him away. He had not been gone long, and I -nothing more must you ask. He is now was considering how I should make my with the old Hebrew; if you will do me a way through the wood, when a highwayfavour, fetch him away. I do not willingly man appeared, seized hold of me, and, with see him go there."

fierce words, struck me to the ground. I The count proceeded to the familiar begged my life; but the robber, enraged at dwelling of the rabbi; the door was par- finding so few valuables about me, threattially unclosed; an unusual voice impelled ened me with his knife. I begged a mohim to stand still and listen. The stranger ment for prayer, which he granted. While was conversing with the rabbi in Hebrew. I was upon my knees, committing soul and The old man, ready, and full of fire, as he body to the Lord, who orders my days, a pronounced the accents of his mother- second appeared, who, looking at me, tongue,-the younger, uncertain, often raised me from the earth, saying, 'Do you corrected by the elder, but never misun- not know me, Rabbi Abraham?' I did not derstood. Never had the Hebrew tongue know him. He who fed me a short time sounded so harmonious to the count; it ago, when I was hungry, shall not die,' fell as music from the aged mouth, in the said he; and, putting a dollar into my rising and falling tones of the hymn of hand, disappeared with his companion into Moses: “ Thy word shall distil as the dew,

a thicket." as the rain upon the grass, and as drops The count listened attentively to the old


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