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I long since visited, but was unable to offered many prayers for me, paid or attend to it.
many visits, and done me many kind When I take a view of the colony, offices. If I am raised fully, I hope to lawhich contains 30,000 souls, and the bour that I may be a workman that thousands of prayers which have been needeth not to be ashamed, &c. Toes. offered in their behalf; the serious at- day 16. I arose about half past seven tention which is generally given to the A. M. after having had a pleasant night's word preached, I cannot but conclude rest, and find God my light and salvathat a Divine influence hangs over us. tion, and all my desire. Wednesday 17. But what can we do, or expect without I have had a good night's rest, am gra. holy, zealous labourers? The fields are dually recovering; I love God's Word, white already unto harvest. May reapers and the use of the means of knowledge. be thrust into the harvest!
“ Thursday 18. 1 arose at half past
six A.M. my soul was stayed on God; bat SIERRA LEONE.
in the evening I was taken with a violent
head-ache. To the Editor of the Methodist Magazine.
“ Friday 19. I had a restless night, Rev. Sir,
awoke with a violent head-ache, retehing, I think the following extracts of a and fever. Saturday 20. Arose very letter just received from my dear brother unwell, and continued to have sever. As will not be uninteresting to his numerous a vessel sails to-morrow, I wrote part of a friends, por deemed unimportant by the sheet to Mr. B. &c. Sunday 21. Es. readers of your valuable work. Should tremely ill.” your views accord with mine, I shall feel I afterwards recovered, and the day I myself favoured by its early publication. received your's, I again entered on iny
I am your's, &c. JOHN BROWN. labour, though in a very weak state. The Chadkirk, near Stockport,
following week I had fever and ague October 27th, 1818.
almost every day. This relapse has preEXTRACT.
vented me till the present from resuming
my work, being July 21st, but I hope to Sierra Leone, July 8, 1818.
get out on Sunday 26th inst. You may MY DEAR BROTHER,
infer the nature of the climate from my Your very welcome letter came to sickness ; and Europeans in general have hand on the 5th inst. and afforded me a similar portion. It is supposed that great pleasure. Although there is no the thickness and confined state of the immediate prospect of any vessel sailing, air are the chief causes. We are enclosed yet I feel all inclination to begin my an, in the form of a semicircle, with a range
of high hills, running from West to East, I am, through Divine mercy, restored and an open view of the sea to the North, a second time from the distressing and from whence we receive the refreshing painful African fever, and that of late sea breeze. Many things have censpired date. I cannot give you a better account to prevent the people's growth in piety of it than by extracting what I noted and useful knowledge ; but we plough in down in my daily journal.
hope, and have little doubt of succeed. “ Monday, June 15. I am once more ing. In Free Town, my principal field raised, as one from the dead. I was taken of labour, I endeavour to speak in my with a fever on the 5th inst. which had ministrations with the same propriety of very little intermission until the evening language as if I were preaching in Eng. of the 11th. Oh! who can describe the land. When I go into the country painfulness of a burning African fever, amongst the recaptured negroes, I am which drinks up the spirits, yea, absorbs under the necessity of adopting their the very moisture, destroys the powers of broken Engliski, (in part,) and of making reason, and is attended with a head-ache, use of very coarse and common metaphors, thirst, and violent strainings to vomit. or I should speak wholly unto the ait. These things I fully experienced, and God has given me about a dozen seals to never expected more io cumber thisworld. my ministry, of whose conversion I bave I found uninterrupted peace in God, and very pleasing evidence of the latter bamed some holy joy i was willing to drink the people. When they speak their expe cup; was assured that my suffering was rience, the traces of true religion are an evidence of the love of my heavenly very apparent. Father, whose I am and whom I serve. « July 27. I ventured out last Wednes
I have proved more than ever the love day,and paid a vist to our two chaplains, of the people towards me, in their and one of the church missionaries, who anxiety for my recovery. They have are all ill of the fever; the life of the
latter is despaired of. Indeed the pre- situated at the top of a high mountain, sent rainy season presents aspects truly called Job's hill. Here we were enterdiscouraging, and fatal to Europeans. tained by some poor pious people, in a Speaking only of such as are minis. most hospitable manner. But we were ters, merchants, and servants, (about almost frightened the next morning, on 50 in all, we have lost by the fever viewing the narrow road, and terrific this season six. And there are now from precipices we had passed the preceding 12 to 20 ill of it, and the number seems evening. In this place, and on this day, to increase. On Thursday I had a fit of we received the heart-rending news of the ague. From this statement you will our chapel at Kingston being again shut, see that with respect to life and health, and the only missionary that had liberty I am in hourly jeopardy, the sense of to preach dead. This gave us both some which, I thank my blessed Saviour, gives symptoms of fever; but, thank God, we me no alarm. I prove the fulfilment of soon got both our bodies and minds rethat promise, “My grace is sufficient for lieved. After losing a little blood, taking thee.' 'Tis true I am sometimes tried a little medicine, and staying here a few with the idea of my becoming a man days, we removed to another friend's with a broken constitution, at the feet of house, about ten miles off, where we charity. But I find the sword of the have a small society. I preached here Spirit can destroy the snare. O bless the on Sunday; and on Monday, about midLord, that he deigned to call us with such day, we arrived through infinite mercy, an high and holy calling! Yesterday ! safe in Kingston. entered upon my public labours, preached
For twelve months after our arrival, and held a love-feast. At night I felt we had many severe trials. I applied myself extremely weak, and in attempt. four times for a license at the Quarter ing to walk home, staggered like a drunken Sessions in Kingston, and petitioned the man. I turned into a house, and engaged corporate body myself, and the people two men to carry me the remainder of petitioned. We had one petition signed the way; though. I feel some of the by upwards of fourteen hundred people effects, I bless God I am free from bad of colour; and another signed by a numsymptoms this morning.
ber of white people; but they were all “August 20. I conclude by saying I unavailing. We presented another peam now well; though I have had three tition to His Grace the Governor ; this severe attacks of the fever. Remember also failed. During this time I had two me affectionately to all my inquiring severe attacks of action, and was alfriends. Tell them I am on my way to most brought to the gates of death. Mrs. heaven, that I love the missionary work; $. was also two or three times in equal that the God who is with them in their danger. My spirits sunk, my strength happy and respectable congregations, is failed, and I wished myself ten thousand with us who meet in his name beneath times in my own happy country again, the thatched roofs of huts.
where I should enjoy liberty of conI am, dear brother,
science. This however was not justiYour's, affectionately, fiable. But on Tuesday the 22d of NoSAMUEL BROWN." vember, 1815, the Lord gave success to
my application ; I got a licence, and on Extract of a Letter from Mr. JOAN SHIP: the 3d of December opened the chapel.
MAN, to Mr. EDMUND HEPPLE, dated This was indeed a day which I shall not Falmouth, Jamaica, Aug. 5th, 1818. soon forget; a day too which will long
The first thing which naturally at. be remembered in Kingston. After this tracts the attention of a European, on the Lord blessed me much; many were his landing in the West Indies, is the added to the church, and I trust, united different shades of complexion of the in- to the Lord. Frequently, whilst preachhabitants; as the black, the sambo, the ing, one, two, three, or four would fall mulatto, the mustee, the mustiphena, &c. down as if shot, and struggling cry for and then the face of the country, the ve- mercy getation, the mode of building, and, last. But soon after the opening of the chaof all, the manners of the people. Now pel, a gentleman who was an inveterate our curiosity was gratified to a high de- enemy, fell upon a plan by which he gree in all these respects.
thought of again shutting the chapel, We landed on the north side, and had, and of bringing the mission into discrenecessarily to cross the island. We were dit. We had to appear before the corconducted froin Anotta Bay, by some poration of the city to explain all our coloured people, who brought horses for proceedings : but, blessed be God, we us ; and that night, after dark, we are proved the truth of that saying, “ He rived at our first lodgings, which were maketh the wrath of man to praise him
and the remainder he will restrain." where we have formed a small society,
affectionate attention will never be fore Since I obtained a licence in Kingston, gotten by me. The many proofs I reI have got licences in three other places. ceived of christian friendship from the About the beginning of April, 1817, I good people in general, and from yoorremoved to Spanish Town. During our self in particular, has often led me to stay there, Mrs. S. had several severe wish I could hear from you. Please gire fits of sickness: truly she has frequently my christian love to them all; and tell been brought from the margin of the those kind friends that, althongh sepa. grave. In consequence of her weak state, rated from them, I love them still most and becoming at that time acquainted sincerely. My love to the preacbers. with a gentleman in the country, a couin- I ought however to tell you, that I sellor Drew, she removed to his eglate should have written to you long since, in the country for change of air. Here had I not thought you were in London ; it pleased God to restore her to the eu. but seeing your two pious and pleasing joyment of moderate health, and to make communications to the Editor of our Men her useful to the family and negroes. gazine, dated from “ Chester House, * I
Being invited to the parish of Trelawny, came to a resolution at once of sending by the Honourable James Stewart, Esq. you a few lines, “ to stir up your pure custos, the Conference appointed me to mind by way of remembrance," hopcommence this mission; and we came to ing that it will lead you to far our me Falmouth, the principal town, last Feb- with a long letter in return. Believe ruary. Here the Lord has done much me to be, my dear Sir, your affectionate for me.
I preach at three places, be- friend and brother in Christ ** sides counsellor Drew's, in St. Ann's,
JOAN SHIPYAN. RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. On the 4th of January last, .a. new Methodist Chapel was opened in Johsstreet, New York; it is a large and spacious building. Three appropriate hyors were sung; and a discourse delivered from those words, “The Lord ha uh done great things for us, whereof we are glad.” It was a kind of history of the rise and progress of Methodism in the United States. The first Methodist Society in this part of the world was established at New York, and consisted of five persons, who had emigrated from Ireland, one of whom had been a local preacher, and who, on the arrival of acolher family from Ireland, began to preach in his own house. The novelty of this soon attracted more hearers than the bouse would contain. They, therefore, kred a room ; but, in a short time, that also became too small; they then began to think of building a place of worship; but where was the money for they were all very poor. Not discouraged, however, they applied to the governor, mayor, &c. whe promised them their support, and also contributed to the cause; and, in course of time, they had the happiness of beholding a house erected, in which they could wor ship God according to the dictates of their own consciences. But, alas! they had so preacher, except the local one before-mentioned. This difficulty, however, was soon removed : they wrote to England, and stated their case to Mr. Wesley, who soos sent them a supply. This took place just fifty years ago! and on the same spot where that house of God had stood so long, is the new one erected, a most noble building, in front of which
is this inscription, * This church, the first erected by the Methodist Society in America, was build 1768; rebuilt 1817.–At this time it shall be sent what biath God wronght.”” — Numb. xxiii. 23.
There Moses lifts his praying hands,
And break iny just commands; joy!
Though guilty; yet, I still will spare,
And monuments of tender care, n concert sweet, seraphic tongues employ: Vhal lofty anthems! sonorous, yet clear,
Shall spread o'er all the land." Chrill through the soul and vibrate on the ear! Now from his car the demon's hurld,
For Mercy view'd a wasting world, Vhat means the shout! the blissfull tenants
And lent her mighty aid; cry,
The conflict clos'd- the nations smild, God is born! the son of light reply;
And gentle peace, sweet mercy's child, esus the God, forsakes his Father's throne,
His olive wand display'd, n mortal fleshi for sinful man tatone.
For peace, let all the nations sing, Vow to these lower realms the host descend, For peace, let Britain's valleys ring Vhile wond'ring myriads on their flight attend; With praises to our God; he watchful shepherd train, o'ercome with But higher let the concert rise, fear,
To Him who reigns above the skies, n wild amaze these gracious tidings hear. For the atoning blood. Glad news to you, ye favoured race, we bring, Where gospel light hath brightly shone, lo David's city haste, bebold your King:
And Britain, and her sons have known
The love of God to man; The great Messiah! promis’d for your aid, io, and behold him in a manger laid!”
The gospal's trumpet glad’ning sound,
Hath spread salvation all around, Tow swells the chorus of th' angelic choir,
Through the redeeming plan. xulting on each full-ton'd golden lyre; Here, sinners sav’d, ca a joyful sing,
Glory to God in highest strains be given, « Salvation to our heavenly King, jood will to men! for peace is made with
Who dwells in glorious light; heaven.''
And long to quit terrestriai scenes, Verbury.
And cross the vale that intervenes,
And while they taste a Saviour's love,
The world's ensnaring charms;
Into the Saviour's arms.'' With various fictions join'd;*
Then, like the silver queen of night, 3e mine the task, in humble lays,
Fair Albion sheds her borrow'd light, Co sing the truths of recent days,
On all the world around; And cheer the grateful mind.
On east, and west, and south, and north, Of far fam'd Britain, queen of isles,
She poureth heavenly blessing forth, štill blest with bright celestial smiles,
And thus her fruits abound. The humble muce would sing;
Hence, Philip and the Bible go, Nould Albion's mercies all recount,
And traverse kingdoms to and fro, And lead the sons to Zion's mount,
To make the Saviour known: To praise the heav'nly King.
The torrid, and the frigid race, While the insatiate deinon war,
Are led to view our Jesu's face, Now fiercely drove his fiery car,
And all his love to owu. Through streams of human blood;
Shine forth, shine forth, thou queen of isles, While devastated countries lay,
On thee thy great Creator smiles, And mark'd his dreary crimson way,
And places thee on high ; Untouch'd fair Albion stood.
Let all ihy sons conspire to raise, No burning cities dark'd our sky,
An Ebenezer to his praise, No butcher'd myriads mouldering lie
Who reigns above the sky! la Britain's fertile land;
Whose mercy now smiles on our land, Io wrath deserv'd," the God of love, And fills the joyful reaper's land, ook'd down in mercy from above,
With store of yellow grain; And turn'd the demon's hend.
Who does the wants of all supply, - Thou messenger of justice stay,
Nor hears his meapest creature cry Curn thy destructive car away
For needful help, in vain. From yonder favour'd Isle:
Cardiff, Aug. 1818. G. BIRLEY, The Corsair and Childe Harolde.
INDEX TO VOLUME XLI. 1818,
8 Sermon on John xiv. 17
Short and candid view of Popery
Sermon on 2 Tim.iii. 15
92, los Definition of God
Revelation, not from Reason
III. THE TRUTH OF GOD DEFENDED.
comprehend Divine mysteries
186 On the Sinfulness and Idolatry of
196, 257 Thoughts on Socinianism
On the Foreknowledge of God
IV. THE WORD OF GOD ILLUSTRATED.
38 Ou the Prescience of God
Elucidation of John xix, 34
117, 436, 437, 662 Thoughts on Luke i. 3
202 Ulustration of 2 Cor. iji, 18
280 On the Unjust Steward
Remarks on Matt. iii. 4
299 Illustration of Mark v. 39
353 Thoughts on 1 John iii. 21
V. 'THE WORKS OF GOD DISPLAYER.
Meditations on the Attributes of God 589
119 Remarks op Sugar
439 Description of the Flying Fish 753
440 Reflections on the Stork
509 Description of the Tallow Tree in China 931
47 Caution to Sabbath Breakers
122 Singular Occurrence at Philadelphia 511