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The Committee have derived sincere present statement will considerably auggratification from the accounts that have ment. They desire to unite with the reached them, and will be most happy respective and respected missionaries, in to make arrangements for other missions attributing all the glory to Him to whom to the full extent of the means placed at alone it is due,-the Lord Jesus Christ. their disposal, and which they hope the
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SWEDENBORG'S "ANIMAL KINGDOM." A plan having been submitted for pro-It is with much pleasure that we sub- viding means to aid Societies in support join the following additional subscribers of ministers, it wasto the Second or Concluding Volume of Resolved, “That the Conference apthe “ Animal Kingdom.” But the amount proves the object of the plan to form a hitherto subscribed is not sufficient to en- Congregational Aid Fund for the support able the translator to put it to press, as
of ministers in the New Church, by this volume, on account of its containing affording, to such Societies as stand in considerably more matter than the for- need thereof, pecuniary aid, so that the mer, and also on account of the indexes entire services of the ministers may be to be annexed, will be attended with devoted to the duties of their office; and much more labour and expense. We, the Conference most earnestly and affectherefore, call upon our friends to come tionately recommends it to the consideraforward liberally with their subscriptions tion of the members and Societies of the in order that the accomplishment of this Church; who are hereby requested to great and useful work may be placed out state their views on the subject, and the of danger:
£ s. d. degree of support they are inclined to Dr. Spurgin, London ......
5 o afford to such a fund; and to address Mr. J. Lockett, Manchester
o their communications to the Secretary Mr. J. Ollivant, Manchester
of Conference, on or before the 1st of Mr. H. Bateman, London
February next. Mr. H. Doherty, London
1 1 Miss Attwood, Birmingham
Resolved, “That a Committee be ap
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6 pointed, to whom the superintendence of Miss Morice, London
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this plan shall be entrusted during the Mr. Finch, London.
0 10 6 ensuing year, and that the Secretary shall Mr A--n, London
1 forward to such Committee all communi. Mr. Wooltorton, London
0 10 6 cations he may receive; and they shall Rev. E. Madeley, Birmingham .. 0 10
6 report thereon to the next Conference." Mr. Fryer, Liverpool
The members, whose names follow, Mr. H. Blenkinsop, Warwick... 0 10
having been separately proposed and Rev. Mr. Schofield, Manchester.. 0 10
seconded, it was Mr. Boys, Radcliffe.....
0 10 Mr. Jowett, Keighley...
Resolved, “ That Jonathan Bayley and
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Woodville Woodman, ministers, and W. Mr. Brown, Bradford ..
6 Shatwell, do constitute such Committee, Mr. Watkin, Aberystwith
and that William Shatwell be the SecMr. S. Walmsley, Bolton
6 retary thereof." Mr. Stott, Kersley
In compliance with the directions conMr. Bradbury, Manchester.. 010
tained in the preceding minutes, the Mr. Bowker, Manchester
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Committee have met, and present the Mr. Rawsthorne, Haslingden. 1 11
following resolutions as embodying their Mr, Mason, Embsay
views respecting the best mode of real
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izing the object for which they were
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1. “That the object of the funds be to PLAN FOR A CONGREGATIONAL AID assist Congregations, otherwise unable to FUND, UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE do so, to provide themselves with minisGENERAL CONFERENCE. - At the last ters exclusively devoted to the ministerial Meeting of Conference, the following office.” resolutions were adopted. (See Minutes 2. “That the fund be raised by an 140-142.):
annual sermon in all places of worship
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connected with the General Conference, point is the chief end for which we adand that all individuals living apart from dress you. Few can have failed to notice New Church Societies be solicited to how frequently a thing is deemed impos. furnish subscriptions."
sible, when the impossibility is merely 3. “That the distribution of the fund the result of the absence of sufficient be conducted by a Committee of per- energy to carry the means of its attainsons, to be annually appointed by Con- ment into effect; whereas when it is ference, and that they shall annually approached in a right spirit, and the report to the Conference thereon." difficulties attending it looked steadily
4. “ That when a Congregation is de- in the face, the impossibility vanishes, sirous to obtain the services of a suitable and many who, at first, despaired of its individual as minister, but is able to raise practicability, are led to wonder that so only a portion of an income for him, the much can be accomplished with moderate Committee, in case they approve of the exertion. Such, it is the firm conviction application and the individual, shall sup- of the Committee, will be the case with ply from the fund a sum sufficient to the Congregational Aid Fund, if they can make the income, if the individual be a but succeed in concentrating the attention single man, £60 per annum, and £80, if of the Church at large on the subject. a married man. But that in no case shall “ In the resolutions of the Committee it more than half the sum be furnished from is
proposed, that a moiety of the annual the Congregational Aid Fund.”
sum for the maintenance of a minister, 5. “That Congregations receiving aid shall be furnished by the Society applying from this fund shall render an annual for assistance from the Congregational report to Conference of their funds, and Aid Fund. On this principle, a subthe state of their operations and success. scription of only one hundred pounds
6. “ That after any Congregation shall annually, would supply three Societies, have had the full assistance of this fund sufficiently energetic to furnish their for two years, the sum of £— be with share of the expense, with ministers drawn annually until the Congregation exclusively devoted to the duties of their be left to its own resources."
office and the welfare of the Church. (Signed, “WILLIAM SHATWELL, Sec. More than this is annually expended in
“ JONATHAN BAYLEY, missionary objects; and it should be
“ WOODVILLE WOODMAN. borne in mind, that, in proportion as the “ Salford, Nov. 11, 1843.”
number of the regular ministry is in
creased, the calls for missionary purposes Address to the Members of the Church will be proportionably diminished. on behalf of the Congregational Aid Fund. “ It is proposed in the resolutions to
“Dear Brethren,- Having been re- raise the funds by sermons annually quested by the other members of the preached in every place of New Church Committee to present the claims of the worship. In Lancashire alone, the funds object above stated to your attention and raised by annual sermons for the support support, I hasten to urge the subject on of our Sunday-schools, do not fall greatly your most serious consideration. Permit short of £300. It would surely speak me, however, first, to state that it was the but little for the zeal of the New Church, wish of the Committee that this matter could not a sum be annually raised by should have been brought before the all the Societies, together with the subChurch at an earlier period, had not scriptions of individuals, sufficient to circumstances occasioned an unavoidable accomplish a great amount of good, in delay.
extending the usefulness of the ministry, “ There can, we should think, be no when, as we have shown, so much may question that the generality of the mem- be accomplished with so small means.bers of the Church agree with us in We might urge the subject by numerous the importance of the object, though, other considerations, as well as consider probably, some doubt may exist as to some of the objections likely to arise in the practicability of its attainment. Still, the minds of some. We will not however if the importance of the object be ad. obtrude longer on your patience, but leave mitted, it is an undoubted duty to ex- the matter to your consideration. Permit amine whether the means whereby it us, however, to press upon every Society may be accomplished do not lie within the necessity of giving it their serious our reach: to urge your attention to this and early attention, as the Minute re
quires that the general opinion of the and Mr. Samuel Walmsley, Spaw-lane,
“ JAMES TICKLE, “ In the hope that this effort may, by
Treasurers." the divine blessing, contribute to the permanent good of the Church, I sub- “We are thoroughly satisfied that our scribe myself (in behalf of the Com- friends at Bolton greatly need a more mittee), very affectionately yours, commodious and eligible place of wor“ WOODVILLE WOODMAN." ship than their present one, and hope
their own zealous exertions will be
warmly seconded by all our brethren, AN ADDRESS FROM
New whom the Lord has blessed with the CHURCH SOCIETY AT BOLTON.-"Fel- means, low citizens of the New Jerusalem.-It “D. HOWARTH, is with no small degree of reluctance “I. H. SMITHSON, that we call upon you to aid in giving “J. BAYLEY, Ministers." increased means for establishing the
“W. WOODMAN, doctrines of our Holy Church in the "R. STORRY, populous town of Bolton ;-knowing, as we do, the many burdens under which MANCHESTER MISSIONARY SOCIETY. most of your Societies are laboring, -The following Circular has lately apneither would the greatest inconveniences peared in behalf of this useful Institution, to ourselves have prompted us to do so; and we especially solicit the attention of but there are calls of a more urgent and our readers to its contents:-“The Commore important nature—the Church is mittee of the Manchester and Salford suffering. Our present means are utterly New Jerusalem Church Missionary Ininadequate to enable us to obey in our stitution beg to call your attention to the immediate sphere, that imperative com- fact, that lately the funds at their disposal mand of our Great God and Saviour, for Missionary purposes have been totally “Go ye into all the world, and preach inadequate to carry out the objects of the the gospel to every creature.” The Institution; and unless some increased place at which we now assemble for aid be immediately afforded, the visits worship įis obscurely situated; besides usually made to the various country So. which, it is now found too small and in- cieties, who depend in a great measure convenient; and should we be compelled on this Institution for support, must be to remain longer in it, we fear the cause very much diminished, and in some cases of the New Church in this town will be wholly given up. Owing to the deficiency seriously injured. It is, therefore, to en- of funds, the Committee have, of late, able us to raise a suitable and better carried on even their limited operations situated edifice, that we now call for with great difficulty. To remedy in some your aid.—The Church we intend to degree this state of things, it has been erect will cost nearly £800, towards this considered advisable to recommend every sum there has been already subscribed Society to commence collecting from its nearly £200, with a prospect of obtain- members small weekly subscriptions, and ing about £50 more; this sum, small as remit the amount to the Treasurer every it may appear, is the result of great quarter.—As the Committee is in debt to sacrifice on the part of a few of our the Treasurer,
it seems to them a case of friends, the majority of our members urgent necessity, that, in addition to the being too poor to contribute anything above systematic form of obtaining reexcepting the merest mite; but to their sources, every Society should have, at the honor be it said, “they have done what earliest opportunity, a Sermon preached, they could."--The above exertions are and a public collection made in aid of the the utmost of our endeavours; we there. funds. The Committee feel assured such fore humbly solicit the assistance of the are the important objects of this InstituChurch generally, to enable us to accom- tion, that they have only to place their plish, what appears to us so necessary situation before the Church in general, an object. Donations from private indi. to obtain the aid required. - Communividuals, and subscriptions from Societies, cations to be addressed to the Secretary, will be thankfully received by the Trea- Mr. James Fox, 91, Market-street, Mansurers, Mr. James Tickle, Bridge-street, chester.—December, 1843."
PROPOSED New TRANSLATION OF THE can be performing both uses at the same WORD.
time, it is manifest that they will aid To the Editor of the Intellec. Repository. each other, and thus still greater good be
SIR,–At the last annual meeting of done. Now it may be, that there are the Western Convention of the New existing, in some parts of this country, Church, we were appointed a committee, or in England, men in the New Church, with instructions to communicate with the peculiarly well calculated for the performother Conventions in the United States, ance of this use, and who need only and with the Conference in England, on the countenance and encouragement of the subject of a new translation of the the Church at large, to induce them to Word. In undertaking to carry out these undertake it. It is for the purpose of instructions, we deem it hardly necessary calling forth such minds, if such there to do more, than suggest the subject, are, and of engaging them in this imporand invite the attention of our distant tant work, that we wish to see the subbrethren to it. It is generally agreed, ject of a new translation of the Word we believe, among the members of the brought before the Church.-We have New Church, that there is need of a more nothing further to add, at the present correct translation of the Word, than that time, except to offer the suggestion, that now commonly used in England, and this steps be taken to bring the subject before country. It is well understood, that there your body, at its next annual meeting; are, in that translation, very many and that then, if it be deemed advisable, errors, some of them radical ones, and a committee be appointed to consider and such as may lead into false doctrines, report upon it.-With much affection, those who imbibe them. Most of these we remain your brethren in the Lord's have been pointed out in various New New Church, Church publications, and it is not neces- NATHANIEL HOLLEY, sary here to specify them. On the general T. 0. PRESCOTT,
Committee. ground, therefore, that it is the duty of W. HOOPER, those, who are in possession of the truth, Cincinnati, October 23rd, 1843. to remove errors, whenever it is in their power, and especially great sources of ON THE PROPRIETY OF ALTERING THE error, as mistakes in the translation of TIME OF THE MEETING OF CONFERENCE. the Word must be, and to substitute To the Editor of the Intellec. Repository. truths in their place,-we presume, that Sir,- It is well known, no doubt, by the New Church will hold it as its duty, most of your readers, that a considerable to make a good use of the superior light, portion of the Ministers of the New which it possesses, by preparing and Church are engaged in tuition as well as giving to the world, a new and correct in their ministerial duties, and besides translation of the Holy Word. This that, it often happens that some of the work it has peculiar facilities for accom- members best qualified, in more respects plishing, on account, especially, of the than one, for acting as deputies to Conunderstanding which it has, of the style ference for their respective Societies, are in which the Word is written, viz., that also occupied in the instruction of youth; of correspondences: without which know- and it must be well known, that ledge, a translation, prepared by men, those so occupied have, according to the however otherwise learned, could hardly custom of this country, certain vacations be an accurate and correct one. The allowed them for recreation after their only question, which we suppose neces- arduous tuils. Now, the same custom sary to be considered, is that of the which gives them these vacations also proper time for undertaking this work. fixes the time of their happening, which It may be, that that time has not yet time in summer is generally, if not alarrived. There may be other duties of ways, from towards the end of June, to even more pressing importance just now a more or less advanced period of the incumbent on the members of the New month of July; so that if Conference Church; that, for instance, of publishing were held on the first Tuesday in July, to the world the glorious truths that fill instead of the second Tuesday in Au. the spiritual sense of the Word, and gust, it would afford opportunity to these which shining through the letter, render gentlemen of acting as deputies without it transparent, and thus remove its quitting their official duties, which is obscurity: in this way, indeed, indirectly often impossible, and always attended correcting the translation. But if we with inconvenience and risk. As, therefore, I know of no reason for Conference and School, and diligent application to being held in August rather than July, their studies. The examination of the except, perhaps, to accommodate some Salford boys' School took place on Friday few members, I would suggest that it be the 23rd, when the first class was exertaken into consideration next Conference, cised in Reading, Doctrinal Questions, to alter the time in future, from the 2nd Arithmetic, Geography, and the PhysiTuesday in August to the 1st in July. ology of the heart, lungs, blood-vessels, The time of the year is as pleasant, and &c. Here, also, the result appeared to even if it were inconvenient to some of be very satisfactory to the friends preour friends, I do not see why the con- sent. Numerous specimens of writing venience of the few should preponderate were also exhibited at each School, and, over the inconvenience of the many.--I at the girls' school some very neat samam, yours respectfully,
ples of plain and fancy needlework. On
S. BRADLEY. the whole, we think these examinations Manchester, Dec. 12th, 1843.
bore ample testimony to the excellency
of the system of tuition adopted in these MANCHESTER `AND SALFORD NEW Schools, as well as to the industry of the JERUSALEM Day Schools.-Since the respective teachers in applying and carpublication of our last number, we have rying it out. had an opportunity of witnessing a public LECTURES.—A course of popular lec. half-yearly examination at each of these tures has lately been given by the Rev. Schools. The first was in the Manchester E. Madeley, at Birmingham. The Rev. School, on Wednesday the 20th Decem- E. D. Rendell is now engaged in giving ber, when we had the pleasure of seeing a course on highly important subjects at the first and second classes go through Newcastle-upon-Tyne; and the Rev. D. various exercises in Reading, Arithmetic, Howarth and I. H. Smithson, are also Geography, Grammar, and Geometry; occupied in lecturing on a series of imalso religious exercises in the Catechism, portant subjects at Manchester. and a series of Doctrinal Questions. The INTELLIGENCE FROM BRADFORD. next day (the 21st), we attended the Our Society is now in a more prosperous examination of the girls' school. Here state than it has been for some time back. the children of the first class were We have had many hindrances to the examined in the Catechism, various Doc- progress of the cause, but through Ditrinal Questions, Reading, Arithmetic, vine assistance we have been able to Geography, and Grammar. A number overcome them all, and are now more of female friends, consisting of the likely to prosper than ever.
. We are Ladies' Committee and others, were about making some alterations in the present, to all of whom we believe, the chapel, which will make it much more progress and improvement of the girls comfortable, and improve its appearance. were very satisfactory. On this occasion Our congregations on Sundays have grathe interest of the scene was considerably dually increased since the lectures which heightened by the presentation of a num. were given here by the Rev. I. H. Smithber of neatly bound Bibles and Testa- Six or seven converts have joined ments, kindly provided by the ladies, to the Society, who are likely to become such of the girls as were most distin. very useful and practical members. guished for regular attendance at Church Bradford, Dec. 6.
OBITUARY. DIED, on the 28th of July, suddenly, of soul; and he rarely visited his native disease of the heart and spleen, in his country, but for congenial purposes, when 34th year, THOMAS WM. HULKES, Esq., St. John's College, Cambridge, was his a gentleman whose exalted qualities of chief resort, till within a short time of his mind, and ardent attachment to the doc- decease, which took place at Rochester, trines of the New Church, it may be involving his beloved mother and sister profitable as well as interesting to record. in sorrow for his loss to them on earth, His knowledge of those heavenly views which, however, will be mitigated by their was acquired about ten years since in congeniality of sentiment with his kinFrance, where, for the most part he dred spirit. His intercourse with New resided. The literary society and insti- Church Society in this country was necestutions of Paris charmed his intellectual sarily very limited; he consequently was