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duct the singing at the old general baptist | tionate appeals, with fervent prayer for their chapel in his native town of Maidstone. welfare, were the means of spiritual good to Having obtained an appointment in the many of his scholars, some of whom still excise he was stationed at Folkestone, where cherish and express a grateful remembrance for the first time he witnessed the ordinance of his instructions. For several years past of baptism, as administered by our denomi- while our aged friend retained much of his nation, which made a deep impression upon innate cheerfulness, he was evidently rising to his mind, and seemed to have a salutary in the maturity of his spiritual life, and anxious fluence on his future course. After a short to be ready for the final change. During his stay at Folkestone, he was stationed succes- last illness, and a rapid decay of strength, sively at different places in the neighbour- which continued about seven weeks, he found hood of Harlow, where his musical talents, ample comfort and support in the promises sociable disposition, and the exuberant vivacity and hopes of the gospel. The desire of life of his natural temperament, brought him into and the fear of death were overcome by a general notice and gained him many friends; stronger desire, which he often expressed,“
to while his frequent attendance upon divine depart and to be with Christ, which is far worship and assistance in the singing secured better.” And when the last hour came, and the acquaintance of the ministers and leading he could no longer expect or wish to spend members of the congregations where he was another sabbath on earth, he was cheered by situated.
the hope that he was going to join the loftier After some years, wishing for a more settled songs of the redeemed above, and to spend an home, Mr. Jones resigned his office in the eternal sabbath with them in glory. excise; and having entered the married state While then the bereaved widow and family with every prospect of happiness, he settled of our departed friend must feel their loss, at Harlow, and established a school for the they have abundant cause for thankfulness board and education of young gentlemen, that he was spared so long, that his powers of which, for many years, was large and flourish" body and mind, even at the age of eighty, were ing. Though he knew the truth, and for the so little impaired, that he was enabled to bear most part felt a powerful sense of its im- his affliction with Christian meekness and paportance, that power was for a long time tience, and that when the final stroke came he neutralized by the extreme vivacity of his was favoured with an easy change, and calmly animal spirits, the charms of the festive circle, fell asleep in Jesus. Thus having served his and the mirthful song. Hence his faith and generation in some happy measure according piety did not assume a decided character, or to the will of God, “ he came to his grave in induce a public profession till he arrived at a full ripe age, like as a shock of corn cometh middle age, when he was baptized and com
in its season. menced that Christian fellowship which continued till his decease. He was forty-six years an inhabitant of Harlow, and during
MR. HENRY QUANT. the greater part of that time conducted the Mr, Henry Quant, more than forty-eight public psalmody of his fellow worshippers. years a member, and more than thirty-three He was forty years a member of the church, years a deacon, of the baptist church, Bury and eighteen one of its deacons, and to ali St. Edmunds, Suffolk, died " in the Lord," his fellow members was uniformly affable and December 16, 1848, and in him was fulfilled affectionate. Though firm and consistent as that scripture, “ Thou shalt come to thy a protestant dissenter, he was always candid grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn and respectful to members of the established cometh in its season.” He had, for many church, and to persons of all persuasions, years, read with interest the obituaries of this wishing others to enjoy the same liberty which magazine, and his services to the cause of he claimed for himself. Hence he was much Christ, entitle him to a record among the esteemed by the congregation at large, by his many worthy deacons who have had a neighbours in general, and by a numerous memorial in its pages. circle of relations and friends. And for more Our departed and beloved friend was born than thirty years his pastor found him to be a in the village of Whissonett in Norfolk. steady, warm-hearted friend, who filled his When quite a young man, divine Providence place with regularity in the house of God, led him to this town, and although he was was always ready to encourage every good destitute of “the one thing needful,” some word and work, and was anxious for the peace impressions from a pious aunt, who had given and prosperity of the interest.
him a bible, and prayed with and for him, In the tuition of youth, Mr. Jones always were not wholly effaced. In consequence of endeavoured to impress on the minds of his this, he occasionally attended the Wesleyan pupils the primary truths of religion as an es- and independent chapels. sential part of Christian education, often re- At this time there was no baptist cause in minding them that youth is the seed-time for Bury, till about fifty years ago a baptist riper years and for eternity. And we have family came to reside in the town, and opened reason to believe that his solemn and affec- their house for preaching, in which the late Messrs. Hoddy of Bildestone, Browne of object for which he was solicited, nor did he Stowmarket, and Thompson of Grundisburgh, give grudgingly or with a frown ; on the conalternately proclaimed the everlasting gospel. trary, on many occasions he put down a sum Mr. Quant was invited to attend these services, which was thought by his pastor more than and they were blessed to his conversion, so he ought to give, or more than was required that the language of his heart was, " This as his proportion for that object. How rare people shall be my people, and their God my the liberality in the cause of Christ which God. Where they die, will I die, and there needs to be restrained ! will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and Love to the house and ordinances of God more also, if aught but death part them and was his ruling passion, and many years ago, me." And never was the holy vow more as expressive of this attachment to the sancconscientiously regarded and fulfilled to the tuary, he selected as a text for his funeral letter than in the steadfast adherence of the sermon, these words of the Psalmist, “I have departed to the cause which he at first es- loved the habitation of thy house, and the poused. On the 30th July, 1800, at the place where thine honour dwelleth.” He opening of the first baptist chapel in this used" the office of a deacon well,” for more place, he was baptized with nine others, who than thirty-three years ; and from his first were formed into a church, which, after joining the church, till the infirmities of age passing through many vicissitudes, and from incapacitated him, he was a constant attendant which five other churches have been formed, at the seven o'clock prayer-meeting on a now numbers 350 members.
sabbath morning, and on all the week-day Mr. Quant was firmly attached to the views services. He was mighty in the scriptures. of evangelical truth, so ably maintained by His well-worn bible testifies how he loved the the justly celebrated Andrew Fuller, whose word of God. niece he married, and who survives to mourn It may serve, in a few words, to express his loss. In consequence of the stand he al- his habitual feeling, to state, that for more ways made against what he considered un- than five and twenty years, he told the writer, seriptural views of the gospel, he was called he every day repeated the 90th hymn, to pass through many difficulties in the former second book, Dr. Watts, which, he said, conhistory of the church; was often in a minority, tained the whole gospel, the last verse of and, therefore, compelled to listen to minis- which especially, it will long be remembered, trations he could not approve. But here was he frequently quoted in prayer,brought out the noble steadfastness of his attachment to the cause ; many, in such cir
“A guilty, weak, and helpless worm,
On thy kind arms I fall; cumstances, would have turned away. But
Be thou my strength and righteousness, the writer has often heard him remark, that My Jesus and my all." the words of our Lord, “ Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations," his home, he said, “I can say with Mr.
His end was peace. One day, when near Luke xxii. 28, always held him firm to the Fuller, ' i have no raptures, and no despond, cause which he at first espoused, -an example Forthy the imitation of all, especially of ency, but a hope fixed on Christ my rock. ” deacons and pastors, who ought not precipi- others, that although he had all his life feared
It may be recorded for the encouragement of tately to leave the ship in a storm, or to turn their backs in the day of battle. One saying ed, and his frequent language was, “Come,
the article of death, this was entirely removof his, illustrative of this trait in his character, Lord Jesus, come quickly," These and
many frequently elicited a smile — “ Have what ministers they may, if they do not swear in other precious scriptures and hymns he re the pulpit, I will stand by the cause and wait peated at intervals, and the last words he was for better days.” Nor did he wait and pray in heard to articulate were, “Ordered in all vain, the Lord sent prosperity in his own things and sure.” Thus, in the 73rd year of good time, and the faithful deacon rejoiced will
be held in grateful remembrance by his
his age, died this servant of God, whose worth that he had not prayed and waited in vain.
bereaved widow and family, pastor and church, Liberality in the cause of Christ was another of the distinguishing traits in his till, one by one, they are reunited where the character. For many years the burden of its parting pang will be felt and feared no more
for ever. support, in connexion with this church, lay
Bury St. Edmunds.
C. E. principally upon him. His house was always open for godly ministers, and to the full extent of bis means he cheerfully afforded his pecuniary aid. To the poor he was a constant friend ; and to the missionary and kin
Died, on the 20th of December last, at dred institutions a generous contributor. It High Wycombe, Bucks, in her sixteenth is pleasant
for a pastor to be able to say what year, Mary Lee, the youngest daughter of may be affirmed of him, that he never re
ihe Rev. J. H. Thomas, baptist minister, fused, during twenty-six years of that pastor's
Milford Haven, connexion with him, to contribute to any one
last year raised the rent £20, and now deDied, December 26, 1848, Ann, the belov- manding an additional £10 per annum. ed wife of Mr. John Chappell, baptist minis
For Mr. Cater, as well as the church, much ter, Long Parish, Hants.” It pleased God to sympathy, will be felt, parting, as he does, call her to the knowledge of the truth before from a little flock who entertain for him the she was fourteen years of age ; and during kindest and most affectionate feelings. The nearly forty years she enjoyed much of the little flock from whom Mr. Cater is thus presence of God. Called to experience an separated, entertain towards him the most affliction of more than ten years' duration, she kindly feelings, and earnestly hope that found God faithful to his promises. The last Providence will overrule his removal from two years and four months she was confined Brompton for abundant good, and guide him to her dwelling. “ This," she often said, " is
to a sphere of more extensive usefulness. a Bethel, for here I enjoy the presence of the The farewell services of their last sabbath great Refiner.” Her end was peace ; her evening were most affecting, and will be long last words being, “ Perfectly happy."
remembered. The text was Isaiah xxi. 12. Mr. Cater's address is 4, King Street, Chelsea.
REV. J. WILKINSON.
Died, January 8th, in tranquillity and The Rev. W. Hamilton, intending to repatient hope, the Rev. Josiah Wilkinson.
move from Ballina, where he has for some This estimable minister undertook the pas- years occupied a station in connexion with torate of the baptist church, Saffron Walden, the Baptist Irish Society, requests us to say, Essex, in October, 1809. His labours were that he is open to an invitation from any very successful for many years ; but having strict baptist church which may be in want combined the work of a schoolmaster with of a pastor. that of a pastor, his constitution gave way when he was about sixty years of age, and he became inadequate to public exertion. He will be long remembered with affection by the
COLLECTANEA. inbabitants of the town in which he resided.
THE BRITISH BANNER.
it is probable that some of them would like Died, January 17th, Ann, the beloved wife to see a specimen. We will give them one of Mr. James Minns of Chelsea.
which we find in the number for January 3, was remarkable. Above eleven years ago,
1849. she was seized with a peculiarly distressing Address to the baptist churches, which it
“ The Baptist Magazine opens with a good malady, for which science could afford no re. lief, and from that time forward the work were well that every baptist should read. assigned to her was to glorify God by the pa- The first question is, 'Do you take the tient endurance of bodily agony.
A firm Baptist Magazine ?' This is capital ! Let faith sustained her spirits; and her conversa the minister put it, the deacons, the visiters, tion exhibited habitually an extraordinary and the sabbath-school teachers, and every combination of submission to the divine wili, baptist to his fellow. Why ought not this with ardent desire for removal to the better magazine to be in every baptist family? The world, in which she looked for a far more ex. portrait of the ever-to-be-remembered William ceeding and eternal weight of glory.
Knibb is very properly prefixed to the first number of the year. The articles are various,
instructive, and edifying; at the same time, MISCELLANEA.
there appears to us to be greatly more space
devoted to the thing called Intelligence, BROMPTON.
than is for the real good of the churches. Many readers of this magazine will learn This horse leech cry for News!' News!' with regret that the interesting cause at ought to have limits set to it by the public Alfred Place, Brompton, which has struggled press. What the world wants is, we think, through many difficulties, is at last obliged to not so much. News,' as more solid informabe abandoned.
tion, - more intellectual culture, - more It was hoped that under the pastoral care thorough-going, bracing instruction. Here of the Rev. Philip Cater, who has laboured we have twenty-two pages consecrated to there for the last two or three years, it would general matter and notices of books, and be maintained; but the loss, by death and re- twenty-two pages to ·Intelligence,' so called, morals, of those members most able to assist that is to say, half and half; and this inin its support, has so reduced the numbers telligence is exclusive of Missionary Herald that they are unable to meet the heavy and and the Irish Chronicle. We should say, increasing liabilities; the landlord having were we in the place of the excellent editor, • More beef! more bread! less slops! These, the collectors, Mr. W. Muir and Dr. Davies, are necessary to your strength, and, will ye, obtained the sum of £60 28. The facts and nill ye, you must make up your minds to it. incidents connected with this mendicant effort Mind that!'”
furnish materials for many notes and com
ments, both curious and common-place ; but MONTREAL BAPTIST COLLEGE.
we will offer only two, viz., that men of all An effort has been recently made in this classes, except Puseyites, are among the concity to collect money towards paying a debt tributors, and that our citizens in general are on the Baptist College. In view of the hard worthy of all respect for courteous and beness of the times, it was thought best to limit nevolent dispositions even in these trying the amount to one dollar from each contri- times. butor, that so the application might be made It was thought that similar attempts very generally among the inhabitants sup- might be made in other places, particularly posed to be friendly to educational institu- our large towns, in aid of the object. Will tions. As the result of a somewhat toilsome any friends of education try the plan in their canvass for this object among the community, I localities ?- Montreal Register.
BAPTIST BUILDING PUND.
To the Legacy of Dr. Newman, being .... £1000 To the Editor of the Baptist Magazine Has been added, by special donations DEAR SIR,-Returning seasons naturally
from various persons excite refiectioa upon the past; and men in
By an application of a part of the annual
subscriptions, the amount has increased the commencement of a new year should
And by the instalments returned in part closely examine the working of those experi- payment of the loans, being. ments which they have promoted. It also is profitable for persons who are entrusted with Amount of invested capital. the management of charitable institutions, supported by public benevolence, to aid the
With this sum of £1950, twenty churches scrutiny of the subscribers, by bringing before have been assisted by loan without interest, them a statement of their proceedings. and that amount of debt paid off. The in
Under a conviction of this duty, I ask the stalments have been regularly paid at Ladyfavour of your inserting in your journal the day and Michaelmas without a single following result of an alteration which has exception, and the amount receivable from recently been made in the constitution of the instalments at each of those periods is now Baptist Building Fund.
£95, that sum will be increased at each During the year 1845, the amount of the returning half-year, by the return from future annual subscriptions to its support was re- loans ; and will, at every period, be lent to duced to the sum of £523. In April, 1848, the church then standing first upon the list of the death of the widow of the late William approved applications. The amount of Newman, D.D., enabled his executor to divide annual subscriptions is in like manner disthe invested property in which Mrs. Newman posed of. Thus Sir, by lending money to had a life-interest, and as the will of the the necessitous a permanent fund has been doctor directed, to pay to the treasurer of created, and is accumulating ; it is invested, the Baptist Building Fund £1000. The not in public securities to lie idle, nor for a committee of that institution, upon receiving solitary purpose, it is spread and treasured the amount, adopted a plan suggested by Mr. throughout the kingdom. It first pays off Bowser, to relinquish the former practice of long-standing and oppressive debt, and its giving money, except in extreme cases, and return into stocks is secured by the voluntary under the authority of a general meeting of undertaking of respectablemen, legally their subscribers, to commence a loan fund bound, to guarantee a repayment at the time, with the doctor's legacy, thereby establishing and in the manner specified in the engage. a system of lending without interest, for the ment. The borrowers of the money, the repairing or building of chapels for the use of church, who previously had been compelled the baptist denomination; and stipulating to raise and annually to pay five per cent. for that the money so lent shall be repaid in ten interest, without lessening their obligations years, by twenty half-yearly equal instal- for the principal, are freed from that incubus, ments, and that repayment be secured by the and now are encouraged cheerfully to exert joint and separate note of hand of four re- themselves to raise double the amount under spectable persons belonging to the church or the animating certainty that in ten years their congregation. The result of this alteration anxieties will close with the annihilation of is as follows:
INFANTICIDE IN ORISSA, -A HUNDRED CHILD
REN SAVED FROM SACRIFICE.
This plain statement of a regular process, , Bermondsey; or by the treasurer, at Union producing a certain and beneficial result, does Dock, Limehouse. not require any explanation or comment; I am, dear Sir, it evidences that whatever sum is given to
Sincerely yours, the Baptist Building Fund, is not spent, and
JOSEPI FLETCHER, Treasurer. cannot cease its operation ; on the contrary, Deecmber 30, 1848. it first pays off a debt bearing interest, and then it half-yearly increases a permanent fund in perpetual circulation, which fund, with the exception, perhaps, of some trifling defalcation, will be in vigorous and extensive To the Editor of the Baptist Magazine. operation so long as there shall be one bap- MY DEAR SIR-A most cheering event tist church in need of the assistance it is has recently transpired in Orissa, which should intended to render. Such a termination of be known throughout the world, and I have the labour of the society, or a want of proper much pleasure in communicating it for the recipients of its bounty, the most timid need information of your numerous readers. In not use as a reason for withholding their aid, the district of Goomsur, inhabited by the because UNERRING AUTHORITY has said, “ the Khunds, the practice of infant sacrifice for poor ye have always with you."
the promotion of the fertility of the soil is If, Sir, persuasion, impressed by conviction very prevalent. The philanthropy of the of certain utility, could operate to induce British government is vigorously hunting to every member of our denomination, accord death this monster cruelty, and we have now ing to his ability, to give one donation of to record the rescue of more than a hundred one or any number of pounds, to this sacred victims, and provision made for their support investment for the promotion of the public and education under the watchful eye of the worship of God, that one donation, once, missionaries at Cuttack and Berhampore. and only once given, would render the The Rev. W. Miller thus refers to the subresources of the Baptist Loan Fund, adequate ject :to pay off at once all the existing debt with- “ You and all our friends in England will out reducing the capital invested in this joint rejoice to learn that one hundred Meriah vicstock bank, and also (as that capital revolved tims have been rescued from the Khunds, without reduction) to assist in the future and are to be placed in the orphan asylums erection and repair of chapels and school of Cuttack and Berham pore. Indeed the rooms, divested of the cost and consequences, Berhampore brethren have already received and free from the hazard of mortgages, their portion. Those for Cuttack will be created and suffered to secure interest. And detained until the cold season, when the be it observed, that so long as the payment roads will be in a fit state for travelling. of the interest exists, it assuredly weighs The government has generously offered two down the laborious and deserving pastors of rupees and three quarters per month for our churches, because the continual and hope- each for their support, and something to assist less provision for the annual payment of them on entering into life.” interest, discourages and cripples the exertions The Rev. W. Bailey, of Berhampore, of the poor members to provide for their under date October 3, 1848, gives a very inminister. He suffers, not from their want of teresting account of the arrival of "the prey affection, but through their inability. This taken from the mighty, and the deliverance should afford a motive sufficiently operative of the unhappy captives.” He says, to remove the cause, and abate the pressure "On August 17 we received from the agents upon those who cannot complain.
for the suppressing of the Meriah in Goomsur May this representation, Sir, prove an ap- fifty-one children, namely twenty-five boys peal sufficiently availing to induce some and twenty-six girls. The agents were very members of our denomination to become anxious to establish schools on the borders of depositors in this peculiar fund, which, like the Khund country, and have the children " the widow's cruse," amply supplies without trained under their own care ; hence various exhaustion, and carries a blessing to the giver plans were recommended to the government, with the gift. The business of the society is but none of them obtained their approbation. conducted with very little expense, all services At length it was proposed that the younger are gratuitous, except those of the collector: children should be given over to the Orissa no poundage is paid upon donations. And missionaries, and that the government should if the fund were increased twenty thousand bear the expense of maintenance and educafold it would not make any material differ- tion. To this the government assented, and ence in the cost of management. Donations the agents despatched as soon as possible the by draft on London bankers, crossed Bank of fifty-one children, all under twelve years of England, or post office orders payable at age, with the understanding that they would Limehouse, will be thankfully received by send us more if we wished. These children the committee, the secretary, Mr. John were all appointed for sacrifice, and would in Eastty, Victoria Terrace, Grange Road, their turn, as they were fattened, have been