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another minister in New York, also has been remaskablj successful, especially in (bat part of the city where the snip-builders reside.— About 40 communicants were lately added to his church, most of whom were awakened under his preaching. We learn also with pleasure, that many use'ut institutions are formed among the people. * We have,' •ays our correspondent, ' a Bible Society, a Tract SOciet), a Christian Friendly Society, a Young Man's Ass'stant Missionary Society, and a Youth's Assistant Missionary Society, besid' s many others.—The dumber of our prayer-meetings is jncreasing, both here and in Philadelphia. —i—
Sale of Negroes.
f From « Gazette published in i As
For Sale, on Tuesday, the Si Bay of July next, fifty negroes; among whorH are thirty who nave alwajs been employed as * jobbing gang. Not less than ten will be bargained for. Those unsold by the 8th o( the same month, he will put up to sale one by one. — At the, tame time he intends to sell the property left by the late F. S.; confisting of a house, &c. a very able ■young negro man, five young wo* men, and two children J
Whit-Monday last (June 13) wag held the usual Anaivnsary, at Mr. Walker's, Pcppaid. Toe Rev. Mr. Kingsbury,of Southampton, preached in the morning, on the Iniquitous Practice of Revelling, from Prev. xiv. 13—14; Mr, Castleden in the afternoon, from 1 Cor. xv, 58; and Mr.Love#rove in the evening, from Luke xv. 7. Messrs. Churcbiil, Bedford, Eastmcad, Watkins, and Wood, assisted in the various services of r/ie day. The children ot the scho .1, with about SOpofir people, wire dined and suppi «d w-tti ;»n/VisiMns for the day; and the crowning of the whole was the preten e <>f tile Lord, which made it a , pleasing and profitable opportunity.
July 26. Mr, D. Davies was ordained to the pastoral charge over the Independent church at llhes-ycae, Flintshire. Mr. Bvans, of Ruthin, began the service; Mr. Griffiths, of Machynlleth,explained the Nature of a Gospel-church, from 1 Cor. xiv. 40 | Dr. Lewis, of Llannwchllyn, asked the questions; Mr. Jones, of Hoi) well, offered up the ordination-prayer; Dr. Lewis delivered the charge, from Col. iv 16; Mr. J, Jones, of Liverpool, preached to the people, fr< m 1 Thcss. v. 12; Mr. Williams, of Wern, and Mr. Lewis, of Bala, preached in the evening; am! Mr. Jos- s, of Llanpeter, the preceding eyriing. Mr. Jones, of Newmarket, and Mr. Thomas, student from Wrexham, engaged in the devotional part* of the services. Thecongregations were far too numerous for the chapel, and appeared (as usual on such occasions) very serious and much affected. — The Members of this Society were heretofore a part of the Independent church at Holywell, who, a.'ter Mr. Davies accepted their call, separated, and loimed a distinct Society. — Mr. Jones, of Holywell, has preach.;d in this? neighbourhood for more than seven yeai«5 and Mr- Davies has laboured in this place for the tast 15 month* with much acceptance. .
Sept. 5, Mr. Abr. Toothill (only son of the Rev. J. T. of Rainford, Lancashire) travelling for a respectable house in Manchester, lost nig life, as supposed by accident, in one of the lakes of Westmoreland. He was a your.g man ef serious and amiable character, having just attained the age of SI. A Bible was found in bis pocket. His remains were interred at Rainford; and a funeral-sermon preached by Mr. Keaworthy, of Hoxwicb, from Job i, 24.
The Sussex Mission Society held their Half-yearly Meeting at Brighton, on Sept. 86. The sermon in the forenoon was preached by Mr. John Burder, from 2 Cor. v. 19, at Mr. Styles's Meeting; Mr. Ottaway preacned in tbe evening, from Acti v. 42, at Mr.G.mgh's Meeting; Mr. G ninths preached on the preceding
evening, at the Countess's chapel, from Luke xxiv. 47. The devotional exercises were conducted by Messrs. Mather, Styles, Fisber, Gough, and Kerby. The business of the Society wag transacted after the morning service; and very fluttering prospects were unfolded. — The next Annual Meeting is to be held at Chichester, in the second week of April, 1811. Mr. Border's sermon, we understand, is to be printed, with the Report of the Committee annexed to it, at the request of the Minister) of the Association,
An Institution has been formed at Forest Dean, for the distribution of Bibles and other religious books; and schools have been opened, which are attended by upwards of 100 children. Subscriptions and Donations of Money or Books, are received by the Rev. J. Horlick, of Mitchell bean ; the Rev. W. Bishop, Gloucester, &c.
A West Lothian Bible Society has been lately instituted. They first met in BalFgate; hut now meet in Linlithgow, the county town. The magistrates have been so polite as to give them the council-chamber . for their place of meeting. They^ amount already to 100 of the most' respectable inhabitants in that part of the country.
To the Ministers, Officers, and all other Members and Friends of the Congregational Churches iu England.
It has been allotted to us tolire in a day in wMch the activity and zeal of our churches have been called forth with an energy, and to an extent seldom witnessed heretofore; and the various measures which are still pursuing to diffuse the blessed gosp?l, greatly exceed those of all preceding periods. Who that loves the s^uls of men, and sincerely desires to see the extension .mil establishment of the Redeemer's
NTELMGENCB. kingdom, can look back upon the few last years, and not rejoice in the highly beneficial efforts which have been used to disseminate the Bible, and enlighten the Heathen nations abroad ; and also to promote Suuday-Schools and Itinerant Preaching'at home i
The writer of this paper would most sincerely regret if he were to say or do any thin" that would, in the smallest degree, tend to the in.* jury of these truly important operations. It is, however, needful to be on our guard, that, whilst we are suitably occupied with these great objects, we do not forget qther duties, which, though of much l<ss magnitude, are, in soma measure, connected with them; and in regard to which it may be truly said,' These ought ye to have done, and not have left the other undone.' Whilst our ministers have taken a most active and liberal share is these works of faith and labours of love, and some even beyond their ability, it is evident to the writer, as well as to many others, that something is needful to be done toward* supplying their necessities and lightening their cares. Some of them have already spent, and other* are cheerfully and laboriously spending their time, their strength, and their talents, for the cause, of God and the advantage of their fellow-men, whilst the interests of their own families are not adequately provided for. Much has been said upon the subject, and many ways proposed fc-r their relief; but it is time that something of an adequate and permanent nature was actually done.
The advocate of tbiis new object has long had his eye and his heart fixed upon this work of mercy; but the time and labour required to nourish and bring to maturity his first and darlingchild, haye hitherto prevented *. Providence having now accomplished that object, far beyond his most sanguine expectation, be has determined, by the assistance of the Ainvghty, to devote all the time and strength which can be.spared from ether necessary and important avocations, to the formation of au institution to be de-EC
Asylum for Deaf and Dumb,
initiated TheCongregationat Asj/lum; to embrace, 1st, Tbe educating and boarding (and clothing, if possible) of 80 or 100 Children of Ministers of the above denomination; and, 2d, To provide a comfortable retreat for 10 or 12 aged Ministers, worn out in the honourable and arduous service of the Christian sanctuary+.
In proportion as the exertions in favour of religion increase and prosper, and the churches of course are multiplied, the number of «ur public teachers must also increase; and it is a fact too well known to need any enlargement or proof in this Circular Letter, that the pecuniary circumstances of the generality of our ministers are far from being what they ought to be; but few of them can provide for their families more than food and raiment; some scarcely these. As to any surplus to lay by to meet the peculiar necessities of old age, or decently educate their children, with too many it is utterly impracticable.
The children of Dissenting Ministers ate shut out from all those schools which are under the influence of the Establishment. Is it not then much to be regretted, that as yet there has been no better provision made for them among their own denominations? The want of this accounts for their being generally so iil-educated. As to Dissenting Ministers teaching their children themselves, that is next to impossible, owing to the multitude and variety of their avocalifns j and to provide them with suitable private schools is nearly as difficult, arising, in general, from the sniallness of their incomes.
Although the individual who, in ad bumbie dependence upon God, has taken upon himself the laborious task of raising and establishing this temple of mercy, and on whose exertions and zeal it must materially depend, at least for some lime, is a minister of that denomination for whi-su advantage it is formed,—yet he feels great satisfaction in being able to say, that Providence has placed I mi opt ol the reach of deriving any advantage from it him
self, either now or in fntnr- : he is of couise necessarily exorerated from even the suspicion of having any interested motive in devoting himself to this needful and important service.
In making this appeal to the liberality of Christians, the writer thinks he may especially and most confidently reckon upnn thezealaus co-operation, not only of the ministers and officers of Congregational Societies, but he also hopes that the rich and affluent among the laity in general will show a prompt zeal (as they have done upon so many other occasions) not merely by their own individual subscriptions, but by endeavouring to influence all within their neighbourhood, to whom Providence has afforded tbe means of doing gnod. What may be done by strenuous exertion and perseverT ing application, and that in a short period of time, has been so abundantly demonstrated to the writer in (he case of the Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb, that he feels no hesitation in persuading himself that ample and growing success will attend this woik also. J. Town-send1. Jamaica Row, Bermondsey, Sept. 85,1$IQ.
Ministers of the Congregational' Denomination, who intend to make application for the admission of children, should send an account of their number and age to the writer of this paper, together with the names and residences of such Annual Subscribers and Benefactors as they may procure. Subscriptions are a'sn received by the following Backers : — Down, Thornton, ana Co. Bartholomew Lane; Fuller, Chatteris, and Co. Lombard Street; Hankey and Co. Fenchurch Street; Rogers, Olding, and Co. and Mainwaring and Chatteris, Cornhill.
The following Case of the Rev. G. Bullock, is submitted to the Allen' Hon of the Benevolent.
Mr. Bnllock was a student in the late institution at Mile End, under Dr. Addir.gton. He passed through his studies with respectability; and
+ The nature and extent of this part of the plan must depend on circumstances. MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c. £
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the first place at which he statedly . tr.mistertid vras Kibwurth, in Leicestershire; from whence, more than SO years ajc>, he removed lo .Ashley, in Northamptonshire; where he laboured i.ill the distressing eveqt Occurred which occasions the present application. Asi\Isy, as the centre of a number of villages, was an eligible place for the ra^elinghonse; but the minis er usually resided at Wilbarston, a larger village, three miles distant. Previous to Mr. Bullock's settlement at Ashley, public worship on the lord's Day was at Ashley in the morning; and the minister, the other parts of the day, preached at TJddoti and other places. In the afternoon, a meeting f»r prayer, leading a sermon, &e. was held in a private house at W.lbaiSion. By Mr. Bullock's exertions at Wilbarston, there was so considerable an increase of hearers, that a mectingkonse was found necessary. By the assistance of friends oi.e was erected; and be has continued since tbat time to preach there, at least o ce every I,ord's Day, and frequently twice; and .the stated regular bearers are now upwards of 250.
In January 1809, Mr. B-rliock was visited by a violent attack of the palsy, which was succeeded by another stroke theJu'y following; and by a third in March, 1810.— Since the fir9t attack he has been, still is, and, to every appcaance, will be utterly incapable of resum. «i£ his ministerial labours, or of engaging in any employ tor bis support. He has a wife and six children; five of whom are under st ven vearsef age: his present resources ■re, only toe hous*; which tie occupies, valued'at £ 150; and a smaii grocery business, carried on by Mrs, fiuiiock. •
Some friends, taking the above into consideration, presented the Case before the Half-yearly Northamptonshire Association of Independent Ministers, held at Welford,
the 26th of April, 18I», for the purpose of having some Plan formed for securing permanent relief to Mr. Bul;ock dunng his life, and to bis Wife and Family, in the eveat of his removal by dealh; and the minister* and *rieml« assembled a* Welford, doubt not but this saosl affecting esse will suitably interest their attention.
Subscriptions will be thankfo'iy received by the Rev. G. Gill, or T. lnkersolf, Esq. banker, Market IIi>rborough; the Rev. Mr. Toller, Ketterinp; and Mr. Conder, Bookseller, Kucklersbury; or Messrs. Hi gers, Oiling, and Rogers, Freeman's Court, Cornhill, London.
Oct. 7. The chapel at Vauxhal Turnpike wa* opened; when two sermons were preached ; that in the morniii* by the Rev. D. Ornie (of his Majesty's household)from Rum. xii- 1; and that in the evening by the Kev, Or, Cidlyer, from Isaiah licit. 2; when the placs was so crowded, tnat numbers conl'i not get within the doors; and we hope good will he done. — Mr. Orme has engaged to supply the mornings; and the evening lecture will be suppled by respectable ministers of the Independent denomination.
We are requested to remind the Members of the Protestant Union, That if their subscriptions are not paid within one month after they become due, they are subject to the forfeits, according to the clasj to which they belong; and which must b* paid, as the Society's funds su>ftvr by not attending to that rule.
Forty years having elapsed sines the death of that eminent servant of Christ Mr. Whiteiield, the Kev. Matthew Wilks noticed the circumstance in a sermon at the Tabernacle, on Sunday, Sept. 30, in a discourse, from Ueut. viii. 2,' Thou shall remember all the way which the Lord tby God hath led thee these forty years in the wilderness.'
|lev. Mr. Harrison and Cong. Bethel Chapel, Bury, Lancashire 20
Mr. Raffles and Congregation, Hammersmith — 30
Mr. Rogers and Congreg. Beaminster (received in May) 5
Mr. Kemp and Congregation, Swansea — 19
Mr. Clark and friends, at Brigg and Wrabj — 9
Bernardt suave Canticum, Sfc. WitsH Exercitationcs Sacra in Symbolum.
O Jeso, mi dulcissime,
Jesus dtilcedo cordium,
Onaido cor nostrum visitai,
Quern tuns amor ebriar, Novit quid Jesus sapiat. Quam felix est quam satiat I Non est ultra quod capiat.
Jesur decus angelicnnj
Desidcro te millies
Jam quod quajsivi video,
Bernard's Sweet Song to THfi
Translated into Verse from the Latin, in the SacredExercitations of fVitsiM onlhe Creed.—Kxercitatio ix, p. 136.
Most lovely Jesus, dearest Friend,
From thee mj heart a sweetness draws.
Thy beams a heavenly light impart.
Thou know'st, aud dost with joy approve
The soul enrapfur'd with thy love 1
Its choicest savours open lie
To thine all-penetrating eye!
Happy the man that's well supply'd
From thy dear wounds and bleeding side!
Thy blessing eases ev'ry pain,
Nor, shall his wishes prove in vain!
Thy glory angels love to view!
It strikes my ear with music too;
My mouth, with choicest honey 511»;
With nectar rare my heart instils!
With thousand wishes thee I serk;
O when wilt thou in mercy speak!
When on my soul thy favours pour,
And fill my heart for evermore!
What f once sought f plainly see »
And once desir'd, abides wilh me;
But si ill to feel thy love I pine:
May it burn ibro' this best I of mine*