« EelmineJätka »
Edward, Elizabeth, James, and Charles. | various articles of food, &c. to meet the And should, the work of evangelizing wants of our dear brother and sister Indiá be thus slow and silently pro- there. gressive, which, however, consideAng Hoping to hear from you by everĝ The age of the world, is not, perhaps, opportunity, we are, very dear brevery likely, still the grand result will thren, amply recompense us, and you, for all Your affectionate brethren and fel. our toils. We are sure to take the for- low-labourers in the kingdom of Christ, tress, if we can but persuade ourselves
W. CAREY, to sit down long enough before it : “We
J. MARSHMAN, shall reap if we faint not."
W. WARD. And then, very dear brethren, wlien it shall be said of the seat of our labours, the infamous swinging post is no longer Extract of another Letter from Dr. Carey, erected; the widow burns no more on
dated December 6, 1816. the funeral pile; the obscene dances and songs are seen and heard no more; I am now recovering from a severe the gods are thrown to the moles and to bilious fever, which brought me to the the bats, and Jesus is known as the God brink of the gravc; and am still so of the whole land; the post Hindoo goes weak as to be scarcely able to write. no more to the Ganges to be washed The Lord has had mercy on me, and I from his filthiness, but to the fountain am enabled now again to engage in my opened for sin and uncleanliness; the beloved work, though close application temples are forsaken; the crowds say, is absolutely forbidden by the physiLet us go up to the house of the Lord, cians. Yours, my dear brother, is the and he shall teach us of his ways, and land of wonders. The great things we will walk in his statutes ; the anxions which God, by his Spirit, is doing in the Hindoos no more consume their pro- United States, are truly astonishing, and perty, their strength, and their lives, in call at once for the most grateful vain pilgrimages, but they come at once praises, and the most entire confidence “ to Him who can save to the utter. in all his gracious promises. most;" the sick and the dying are no Among these things must be reckoned more dragged to the Ganges, but look the missionary exertions now making; to the Lainb of God, and commit their and the Peace Society lately established souls into his faithful hands; the children, at New York, and other places; a sono more sacrificed to idols, are become ciety with whose object my heart most the seed of the Lord, that he may be cordially coincides, and which must, glorified; the public morals are im- throcyli
' the Divine assistance, which proved; the language of Canaan is will assuredly be granted, be finally learnt; benevolent societies are formed ; successful in the accomplishment of iis civilization and salvation walk arm in ultimate object.
arm together; the desert blossoms; the To me it is a matter of much joy, that earth yields her increase; angels and the cliùrches in Kentucky, and other glorified spirits hover with joy over parts, insist on a mission to the West. India, and carry ten thousand messages The American Indians are undoubtedly of love from the Lanh in the midst of committed exclusively to the American the throne; and redeemed souls from churches; and I trust the work of pubthe different villages, towns, and cities lishing the gospel to them, setting up of this immense country, constantly add schools for their instruction, translating to the number, and swell the chorus of the Word of God into their languages, the redeemed i unto Him that loved us, and other things necessary to their faith, and washed as from our sins in his own civilization, and comfort, will þe en. blood, unto HIM be the glory;"—whengaged in with eagerness, and persevered this grand result of the labours of God's in with tenacity, till the great object be servants in India shall be realized, shall accomplished. — Faith cometh by hearing, we then think that we have laboured in and hearing by the Word. vain, and spent our strength fur naught? We live in a land where every thing
Surely not. Well, the decree is gone around us tends to freeze the warmest forth ! • My word shall prosper in the affections of the mind; and yet very thing whereunto I sent it."
much good has been done: many have We shall be glad to render you, and been converted under the Word. There four brethren in the Burman empire, are many churches in India, and every every assistance in our power. We year brings a considerable increase of have always met the drafts of brother labourers in the cause of God. Yet all "Judson, and have sent repeated supplies, that has been done seems lost in the
#ast population who fear not God; and really knew not whether I had been though our brethren, and even churches, reading sacred or profane history ; but are scattered all over India, yet a per- in the fulness of time the light of the son, ubacquainted with their local situa- gospel will chase away this awful ignotions, might travel over India, and hear rance. May the Lord arise and shine, very litile of them.
that the thick cloud of darkness, which One favourable circumstance in this now covers the..minds of multitudes, inay country is, the very general attention be dissipated. Let us pray for it; let us that has lately been felt by most classes long for it; let us live for it: and, if of Europeans, to the establishing of called, let us die for it! schools for the education of the children of the natives. We have a good num. ber of these schools belonging to the Extract of a Letter from Mr. John Lawe mission, and many are established by son, dated Calcutta, Oct. 6, 1817. others, which promise to be of great
Ar present an epidemic disease is rautiliig Brother Marshınan has just vaging the whole country. The natives drawn up a plan for these schools, which
are dying by hundreds and thousands. I think an excellent one. Upon that I heard last week, that a friend of ours, plan they may be extended to every in the interior of the country, had stated part of India, if funds can be obtained, in a letter, that in his neighbourhood, and ensure instruction in reading, writing, within the compass of a small district, as grammar, geography, astronomy, gene- | many as nineteen thousand persons had Tal plulosaphy, and morals, for the died in two days. Whole villages ate trilling sun of three rupees a year for deserted, the poor inhabitants thinking each iad thus instrueted. This plan they shall be safer in some other place, * includes a vigorous superintendence of but every place seems to be alike. The the schools, which, in every practicable disease is a bowel complaint, (cholera instance, will be performed by pious morbis,) which generally carries the men, who will thereby have innumerable patient off in twenty-four hours, someupportunities afforded them of recom. times in iwo or three hours. I mention nending to the children, and the inha. all this to show you what a dangerons bitants of the villages and towns where country we live in, and how it becomes the schools are situated, the gospel of us to be always ready for death. the grace of God.
Mr. Lawson adds, the cause is attria buted to the extreme wetricss of the
*Extract of a Letter from Mr. W. H. Angas, at Brussels, to a Friend in
Extract of a Letter received from a Friend London.
in Liverpool. THOUGH in a foreign land, we are not A EFW weeks since, at Mr. Fisher's altogether without the gospel. . It is conversation meeting, when I entered preached here every Sabbath, alternately the room, there were present four sailors. in French and German, by a pious. I listened with attention to one of them, clergyman of the Lutheran church, and who was giving an account of the miswhose ministry on his French sabbaths 1 sionaries at Calcutta. He had breakattend regularly, and also Mr. Tracy, fasted with Dr. Carey and others, and “who preaches to about sixty English. had the pleasure of conversing with those
hearers in the Dutch church every sab. valuable men, of whom we have so often bath. The state of religion, in other heard. He was highly gratified in witrespects, is truly deplorable. There are nessing the wonderful works of God in a about sixteen charches and chapels of foreign lang. When the other three the Roman Catholic persuasiou'; and sailors left Calcutta, they were the serthere is but one church here in which vants of sin and Satan; but through the any thing like the gospel is preached. pious conversation of this man, they There are but few of even the middling were brought to see the evil of their classes of society, especially aipong the way, and induced to forsake and abhor females, who are able to read : this it. They likewise gave an account of clearly accounts for the difficulty exo their being enlightened to behold the perienced by many persons to get the loveliness of true religion. There is anosacred scriptures into circulation. On ther young man, who is now ill, that was one occasion I lately read the parable of brought to embrace the truth at the same the ten virgins to the servant of the time, which makes four persons in one house where I lodge, out of the French ship, that appear to have been turned to *Testament, and although she had attend.. God by the instrumentality of this one id mass for nearly thirty years, she sailor.
Domestic Religious Intelligence.
.... 5 50
£ s. d. £ s. d. Mr. Weare, 'of Ashton 10 10 O
Mr. Hodges, ditto BRITISH MISSIONARY SOCIETY. Ditto
.ditto, (annual) 1 10 Mr.Chandler's Collection % 10 O Mr. B..
0 14 0 Tats Society employs an itinerant,
-18 19 0 Mr. Jeffery, in the Islands of Scilly.
10 00 Mr. Uplon has published a small tract, Opie Smith, Esq. (annual) entitled, “ Authentic and interesting
30 00 Intelligence from the Islands of Scilly, John Deacon, Esq. (Birming. respecting the Establishment of Sunday
20 00 Schools, and the Preaching of tlie Gos. pel on those Islands."
A warm friend to this cause (of From this tract we find, that these another denomination) has offered a do. islands are the same as the “ Capite- nation of 105. on condition that auxiliary rides' spoken of by Strabo, and other societies be formed in a majority of the ancient historians, and were a source of Baptist churches in the metropolis, during wealth to the Greeks and Phænicians the current year, which ends in Jane !! long before Britain " was reckoved May we not hope, that such examples among the nations." The inbabitants will provoke very many to similar exer. have always been noted as a " healthy tion in this work of the Lord ! that the hardy race of men;" but till within the re-action of missionary zeal for foreign last three years, they have been almost undertakings will be felt in all the entirely destitute of the means of civil, borders of our native land—that those moral, or religious instruction. It ap- who are perishing for lack of knowledge pears that, through the Divine blessing in England, and its adjacent islands, on the indefatigable labours of Mr. may pot have reason to exclaim amidst Jeffery, Sunday schools have been form the bitter pains of eternal death, " bad ed in cach of the five Off Islands, vis. we lived in Africa or India, both tho St. Agnes, St. Martin's, Bryer, Sampson, gospel and the preachers of it had been and Tresco;
which are all in a flourisha sent to us ere now." ing state; and he has reason to believe, that the word preached by him has proved the power of God to the salva- LOUGHBOROUGH AUXILIARY tion of many souls. This mission has BAPTIST ITINERANT SOCIETY, hitherto been chiefly supported by a fund raised for that purpose, which ac- A BAPTIST Itinerant Society, for the counts for the separate publication of counties of Derby, Nottingham, and this correspondence, of which some fu- Lincoln, has been formed at Loughbotore numbers may be expected. rough, October 15, 1817. The following
Affixed to this number, is an account Rules are adopted for its government: of a society, lately formed in Mr. Upton's congregation, in aid of the society, to afford assistance to poor and declining
I. That the objects of this Society are in the prosperity of which we greatly churches, and to introduce the preachrejoice.' Auxiliaries have been formed ing of the gospel into places where there for this institution in the congregations is a want of evangelical instruction. of Messrs. Chin, of Walworth ; Hutchings, of Unicorn-yard; and Edwards, of
II. That every anyual subscriber of Wild-street.
half-a-guinea, be considered a member The Walworth Auxiliary has remítted of the Society, and entitled to vote at its to the Treasurer of the Parent
Institution meetings. since Midsummer last, nearly £100 ! III. That a quarterly meeting of the The following sums have also been re- Society shall be held at such place as ceived from Bath, per Opie Smith, Esq. the preceding meeting sball judge most (who has also kindly pledged binself to convenient. exert his influence in collecting and pro. At this meeting it was resolved, moting the formation of auxiliaries to this society.)
1. That Mr. Edward Bardsley, of Nottingham, be appointed Treasurer for the
ensuing year; and that Messrs. Nichols, man delivered the charge from 2 Tim. iv. of Collingham; Bist, of Derby; and 27 ; Mr. Noyes, of Folkstono, concluded Jarman, of Nottingham, be appointed this part of the service with prayer.. Secretaries of the Society.
Dr. Newman introduced the evening ser. 2. That the next meeting of the So. vice by reading 1 Cor. xii. and praying ; ciety be held at Derby, on Wednesday Mr. Crump, of St. Peter's, delivered a the 7th of January, 1818.
very salutary address to the church from Phil. ii. 14. ; Mr. Marsh, of Hythe, con
cluded the solennities of the day with ASSOCIATION.
prayer; and, we believe, there were but
few thronghout the day, who could not BEDFORDSHIRE,
say with the disciples on the summit of The second annual association of the Tabor, " Lord, it is good for us to be
here." Baptist churches in Bedfordshire, was held on Wednesday the 20th of April, 1817, at Ridgmount, Bedfordshire. Met NEWARK UPON TRENT. at half after 10, 4. M. Mr. Brown, of
On Thursday, November 6, 1817, the Keysoe, read appropriate scriptures, and Rev. William Perkins, late a student at prayed; Mr. Knight, of Little Staugh Bradford, was set apart to the pastoral ton, preached, from Zechariah, xiv. 6,7 ; | office, over the church of Christ, at and Mr. Upton, from London, preached Newark upon Trent, Nottinghamshire. from Isaiah, li. 3; Mr. Wake, of Leigh- Mr. Coles began the service by reading ton, concluded in prayer. Met at three the scriptures and prayer. The Rev. o'clock, P. M. Mr. Such, of Steventon, Mr. Davis, of Lincoln, explained the began in prayer; appointed Mr. Keely, nature of a gospel church, asked the of Řidgmönnt, Moderator; read the let usual questions, and received Mr. Perters from the different churches; trans
kins' confession of faith. The Rev. acted the business of the Association William Nichols, of Collingham, prayed Fund; read the Circular Letter prepar- the ordination prayer, with the laying ed by Mr. Wake, approved, and ordered
on of hands. The Rev. Dr. Sleadman, to be printed. Appointed the next As- of Bradford, gave the charge, from the sociation to be held at Steventon, on the
1 Tim. vi. 11. The Rev. Mr. Jarman, second Wednesday in May, 1818. To
of Nottingham, addressed the church, preach, Messrs. Wake and Keely. The from 1 Thess. v. 12, 13. and concluded subject for the next Circular Letter, with prayer. The service was peculi. “ The influence of regular scriptural arly solemn and interesting, and the im. discipline upon the internal prosperity pressions made, we trust, will not soon of the churches." Mr. Knight is re
be forgotten. quested to draw it up. Met at six o'clock in the evening. Mr. Harris, of Cranfield, prayed; Mr. Peacock, of Rushden,
HUNMANBY. preached, from Matt. xvi. 26, last
On March 24, 1818, Mr. Hithersay clause ; Mr. Such concluded the ser- was ordained over the church at Hun vices of the day in prayer. The meeting manby. Mr. Normanton, of Driffield, was well attended, and we hope it was a read suitable portions of scripture, and time of refreshing from the presence of prayed. Mr. Beard, of Scarborough, dethe Lord.
livered the introductory discourse, and Collected at the doors, for the Baptist asked the usual questions. Mr. Hayne, Mission in the East, 81. 185.
of Scarborough, prayed the ordination prayer. Mr. Harness, of Bridlington,
gave the charge, from 1 Tim. iv. 16. ORDINATIONS.
Mr. Capps, the independent minister of
Muston, concluded with prayer. In the FOLKSTONE.
afternoon, Mr. Wood, the independent On Thursday, Nov. 27, 1817, Mr. John minister of Bridlington, prayed; Mr. Clark, late of Stepney Academy, was Normanton, of Driffield, gave ihe charge ordained over the Baptist church, Mill to the people, from Deut, jii. 28. Mr. Bay, Folkstone, Kent. Mr. Marlett, of Harness concluded with prayer. Mr. Deal, commenced by reading 1 Tim. iii. Sykes, of Scarborough, read the hymns, and praying. Mr. Giles, of Eythorne, and preached in the evening, from Ps. described the nature of the service, se- xcix. 3. The place was crowded every lecting as a motto, Eph. v. 27, and put time; and, it is hoped, that the effect the usual questions to the church and to produced will prove what many have the minister. Mr. Broady, of Ashford, since said, that Hannanby never witnessprayed the ordination prayer. Dr. New- ed such an iuteresting opportunity.
deacons of the church to which they be.
long. There is something exceedinglý The alarming increase of religious suit of a necessitous brother; but it is
painful in the thought of repelling the impostors should operate as a reason why persons should exercise great cau.
oni all accounts, highly desirable to be tion in assisting Cases for building and hoods of such unprincipled vagrants as
protected against the sacrilegious false. repairing meeting-houses, unless the
these." characters of the ministers collecting be
J.D. properly attested, as well as the good. ness of the Case. We are desired to enter the following CAUTION, which BAPTIST LOAN FUND. will, perliaps, lead some of our readers to wonder, that the church at Merthyr The Committee of this Institution are Tydfill shonld not exercise more circum- anxions, from time to time, to submit an spection in selecting persons to collect account of their progress, that the expe. for their debt.
diency and practicability of the plan “ The particular Baptist church at may be seen, and that the further coMerthyr Tydfill hereby give Nntice, operation of the friends of the denomi
nation that Mr. W. Jones, (a person of about
may be obtained. "twenty-four years of age, black hair,
The applications from needy churches dark eyes, tħick lips, a little marked increase, wherein the parties state their with the small-pox, stout built, and ra.
ability and williugness to comply with ther bow-legged,) is no longer authorized
the terms of the loan, and express their to receive the contributions of the public
gratitude to God, for having put it into
the hearts of their friends to devise à in their behalf; and that should any re. gularly ordained, and well-known minis
plan whereby they can help themselves,
without the trouble and expense of ter in the connection, meet with him, he has authority from the above church to
journeying. derpand the case and the money from
The committee, therefore, earnestly in. him, and transmit them to the Rev. Da.
vite the ministers and deacons of the vid Sanders, Merthyr Tydfill, Glamor respective churches, to explain the plan ganshire." (Signed)
to their friends, and request a congrega: J. Evans, Deacon.
tional collection, which, however small,
will be thankfully acknowledged. If There is another person travelling in this could be conveniently done before the north, who has possession of two the middle of June next, it would be pė.
cases belonging to the churches of Thorn. culiarly desirable; but, if this be 100 hill and Meltham. A respectable cor- much to ask, if ministers would kindly Tespondent says, If he should stroll
inform the secretary, before that period, up to London; and ealt on you, or Mr. when, at a future time, such co-operation Edwards, (who knows him,) stop him, would be allowed, it will materially and assure him, that if he does not give forward the object, and contribute to the you the cases, the parties concerned
interest of their report, which must be will advertise him as a swindler."
given at the approaching annual meetAnother correspondent speaks of a
ing. woman of middling stature, about 50 or It could be wished, that the singular 60 years of age, calling berself Mary
advantage of this plan, in perpetuating Richardson, and who is very familiar the use of every guinea subscribed to with the names of Mr. Blundell, of its funds, even to the end of time, and Northampton, and Mr. Barker, of Tow that the rapid increase of its capital, cester; and says, she has been 25 years
even when but 500l. are raised, should a' member of a Baptist church. Her be duly considered. As 10L, per cent. story has been ascertained to be false, of the sum borrowed, at an interest and the minister adds:
of sl, per cent. are to be paid, it will “ I have frequently been annoyed by be found, that, supposing this society to similar applications, and where investi. commence its operations with the capital gation has been made, the result has been of only 5001. and that after such sum is almost uniformly the same. May I take raised, no additional subscriptions, dona, this opportunity of suggesting to my bre. tious, or collections were received; this ghren in the ministry, that if necessity
sum will nearly double itself in 5 years, it should constrain any of their indigent will be increased to nearly 3 times the ori, friends to leave hone, in order to pro-ginal şum in 9 years, 4 times in 12 years, 5 çpre work, &c. at a distance, they should iimes in 16 years, 6 times in 18 years, ? be, furnished with a .regular attestation times in 20 years, and 10 times in 24 of memberslip, signed by the pastor and years. But allowing for subscriptions,