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will he found insuficient to screen them neral Meeting of the London Missione from the just displeasure of a holy God. ary Society, together with

th several NumHis vengeance will assuredly be poured bers of the Evangelical Magazine; for upon them who depend upon their trie continuation of which we shall be own vile works, and thus shut ont the highly obliged to you; as also for Mr. blessed Jesus. This fallacious doctrine Bogue's Essay on the Evidences of the will deceive many: but wë will say, New Testament, which I have begun to * God be merciful to us sinnerz;" and translate into the German, from the Will plead the righteousness which our French edition, but wish to revise it beloved Saviour hath wrought out in from the English original, in order to our stead. We are weak, vile, frail, print it, if circumstances should pera and miserable creatures; and without mit. constant supplies of free grace, are un- In our Society nothing material has able to attain the prize set before us, occurred. We walk by faith, and not by or to conform to that righteousness sight, and do in simplicity what is bea which God requires of us ; but renounc- fore us, knowing that God is with us. ing all dependence on ourselves, we We feel our great defects and wants, will rely on Jesus. He is all-suslici- and daily pray for new .grace. Thus ent! We are weak, but lie is strong; one month after the other passes, with and his bloodl, which satisfied divine cut signalizing ourselves by any thing justice, cleanseth us from all șin. particular;, but still we are not en

6 We are persuaded we did not take tirely inactive. The transactions of the op this doctrine as a mere notion ; but different Missionary Societies continue that we have been tauglit it by the to excite a peculiar interest among the good Spirit of God. He hash made us readers of our periodical publications ; Willing, and given us every good di- apd I make it a point to give as much sire. Comparing our present know- as I can. In our city the work of the ledge of Christ, our leaning after him, Lord proceeds silently. Still the gospel and preference of him as our chief good of the Lord Jesus Christ is abundantly with our past life, when we were with preached ; yet without much visible et out God in the world, we have a satis- fect. factory evidence that we are born again Our private religious mectings in Christ Jesus; for “ As many as are neither diminishi nor increase ; but, led by the Spirit of God, they are the thanks be to God, we live in mutual sons of God; and if he dwell in us; peace and union, and build one another even in this barren land, all is well! up in our most holy faith : but in LiesThe remembrance also of what we once tall, a small nçighbourius town, the #ére, teaches us that (iod“ hath mercy Lord has kin:lled a great fame.

The on whom he will have mercy ;" and truly pious minister there, a man full of that it is to grace that we owe all our apostolical meal, informed us, that a hopes of salvation.

general awakening had taken place ia “ Our dwelling is, as it were, among The town; which had so softened the wolves; but we will look to Jesus for hearts and reformed the lives of many.. defence. If God be for us, who shall that the change was visible even in the be against us?

strccts. It had beea such a wild place, “ Salute, on our belialf, the many that the people used to say, “ What that would wish to hear of our welfare good can come from this Nazareth?" in Christ Jesus. May the peace of Now we might answer,' Come and see.' God remain with you always! We are, Besides this, we hear nothing of paro and ever wish to be, your affectionate ticular revivals of religion in Switzerbrethren, J. D. - W.R. T. W. land ; but this we hear, that God him,

J. S. R. W. H." self preaches repentance by the fall of The above, dear Sir, will, I am pero high mountains: an awful instance of $naded, be acceptable both to you and this kind happened on the 8th of Sept. to your readers, as it has been to yours, about nine miles from the city of Lurespectfully,

Gaius. cern, when, by the fall of a part of the

Rigiberg mountain, four villages, with SITZERLAND.

above tooo people, were in a few mis Extract of

nules overwheimed, and buried more Letter from the Rev. C.

than 200 feet deep! 6. Blumhurdl, Secretary to the Lasil Society, dialet Sept. 20, 1896.

May oitr Lord grant that this

dreadtul judğnient may be productive WITII much pleasure we havé re- of the most salutary effects for all che seived your description of the last lii- sers ivora!

IRELAND.

enlivening influence of the Foly Spirit, Hibernian Society.

one day eminently display its fruit to:

the honour of Jesus. To the daily In the Evangelical Magazine for Dec.

duties, an evening meeting has relast, a Report from the Committee of

cently been added One of the Village the Hibernian Society was inserted ; in Sermons is read; and the service is which it was stated, That a definite, begun and concluded with 'prayer and and very small number of Ministers are

praise. Nearly 400 persons attend, known to preach the gospel in the pro- and much good appears to be going on. vinces of Connaught and Munster.

Upon the 16th of March last, menSince that period, however, informa- tion having previously been made of tion of a

diore agreeable nature has the laudable exertions of “ The Bri been communicated by some respecta- tish and Foreign Bible Society," the ble friends, whereby it appears that a

young persons who attend, collected much greater number of evangelical

among themselves il. 2s. 6d. ; which ministers are actually employed in was contributed with the greatest zeal those parts of Ireland. The Committee

and cheerfulness, rejoice to find that their first information was incomplete; and they most

JEWS. ardently wish for the co-operation of all denominations in their endeavours

Paris, Dec. 15. The grand Sanhe

drini, which was to have been opened to improve the religious state of Ireland.” Signed

on the oth of Otober, but which was (by Order of the Committee)

postponed, will doubtless commence its S. Mills. Treasurer ;

proceedings in a few days. --- Most of J. CAMPBELL, Seeretary.

the Rabbis, chosen for the different departments of France, are now at Paris.

The Jews of Amsterdam have also Extract of a Letter from a Clergyman elected deputies to this assembly. in Ireland.

Dec. 18. The Hebrew Assembly, it “I HAVE been going about from

is said, has passed a Decree, consisting town to town, and village to village,

of 27 articles ; according to which there disposing of Bibles and Testaments;

is to be a Consistorial Synagogue in and I am happy to tell you that the

each department, which contains 2000 call for them is very great. Many of

individuals, professing the religion of the Catholics have got them, both by

Moses. A Grand Rabbi is to be electdonation and purchase ; and although ed by the Consistorial Synagogue, the priests have obliged many to give

whose salary is to be 3000 francs. them up, yet they are no sooner returned than others get them; and many

ENGLAND. poor people are very desirons to read them, and hear them read. Indeed, July 30. Rev. W. Reynolds, was of a the opposition of the priests makes dained pastor of the Independent Conmany individuals inore anxious to ob- gregation at Barton St. David's, Somertain them. If the Lord spare me, I setshire. Mr. Herdsman, of Petherton, mean to continue this work, until I gave the charge, from Acts xx. 19 ; have spread the word of life through and Mr. Cox, preached from Ephes.ir. most parts of this benighted country.

13.

The other ministers engageil were I cannot so well dispose of Tracts. Messrs. Reynolds, starrington, PrankThere has been a Tract written by a ari', Weston, and Paul. priest, dissuading the people from

Sept. 24. The Gloucester Indepenilreading our Tracts; and saying, that

ent Association was hell at Mr. the Irish are noi to be cheated out of

Thomas's, Cam. Three serroons were their religion. · But He, whose church

preached, by Mr. Winter, of Painswick, is his glory, will do his own pleasure, Mr. Richardson, of Frampton, and and establish his own kingdom in op- Mr. W. Williams. In the afternoon position to all the powers of Anti

was held the Annual Meeting of the Christ!”

Benevolent Society for the Support of

Necessitous Ministers, their Widowg SCOTLAND.

and Orphans; when the members preA Sunday School has been conducted sent congratulated each other on the for two years past, under the patron

rising prosperi!y of the institution. age of Messrs. Findlay and Co. of the

The Wareham and Poole Catrine" Cotton - Works; and I hope passage-boat, in returning to the form that the seed which has been so hum- mer place, sunk suddenly, in consebly sowo iu that place, will, under the quence of its being too deeply laden,

Oct. 2.

Offifteen persons on board, two only people, from Deut. iii. 28,“ Éricousurvivedl, who providentjally reached riage lim ;'' and Mr. Lewis, of Wottori the shore, after struggling for a long under Edge, concluded with prayer. period with he waves ; the horror of Mr. Lewis has for many years preached their situation having been greatly in- a Sabbath-evening Lectura there once creased by the extreme darkness of the a fortnight. A sermon was preached in night ?'he melancholy providence was the evening by Mr. Lowell, of Bristol, improved on Sabbath evening, Oct. 12, from Isa. xxvii. 13. Notwithstanding by Mr. Banister, of Wareham, in a dis- the unfavourable season of the year, the course from Eccl. ix. 12. Funeral house was well filled. This Meeting discourses for several of the deceased carries its origin almost as far back as were delivered at the other places of the age of Nonconformity. Nir. Daworship in the town.

vies had been the minister for fortyOct. 22.

The Half-yearly Meeting eight years ; but his age and infirmities of the D rset Independent Association having unfitted him for the duties of was held at Shaftsbury. Threc Ser

his station, he has voluntarily resigned mons were preached on the occasion, by

the charge. In a small but populous Mess. Weston, Jones, and Wheaton ;

manufacturing town, Mr. Daniell has anıl Mess. Banister, Field, Cracknell,

established a Sunday School, to which Gould, Page, Higgs, and Keynes en

he cheerfully devotes his Sabbath aftergaged in prayer. The next Meeting

noons ; and it is hoped he will reawill be held at Warehamn, on Wednes

lize the prospect of an increasing conday in Easter Week.

gregation. Nov. 2,

The Baptist Meeting, at Dec. 25. A neat commodious place Melkshain, Wilts, having been consider- of worship was opened at Poole, Dorably enlarged, was re-opened for wor

setshire, in the connection of the Parship. Dr. Ryland preached in the

ticular Baptists. Three Sermons were morning, froin Ps. cxviii. :5; and in

preached on the occasion: Mr. Saf. the afternoon, from Hleb. iii. 15. Mr. fery preached from 1 Kings ix. 3 ; Mr. Stennet preached in the evening, from

Price, of Yeovil, from Acts ix. 18; and Isa. xi. 10.

by Mr. Smith, of Batts, from John

xii. :6. Alessrs. Mansel, Reed, and Nov. 18. The Rev. T. Denny was..

Miel, engaged in other parts of the ordained at Merion llampstead. The

service. Ministers engaged were Ness. Rooker, Cope, Allen, and Carret, of Buckfastleigh. Br. Cope preached in the

LONDON, crening: December 2. The Rev. J. Ingle

CONVOCATION. was ordained pastor of the Bapiist

FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE. Church, at Ramsey, in liuntingtonshire. Mi. Anight, of Staughton, be

Queen's Palace. Dec. 31. gan the service; Mr. (ore feary de

The following Address of the Archlivered the introductory discourse; Mr. bishop, Bishops, and Clergy of the Tall, of Swavecey, offered up the ordi

Province of Canterbury, in Convo. nation-prayer; Mr. Upwn, of London, cation assembled, was this day predelivered a charge from Acts XX. 28;

septed to his Majesty, by the ArchMr. Cox, of Cambridge, addressed the

bishop of Canterbury : penple from 1 Thes. iii. 8; and Mr. Dale, of Surto!), concluded wiih prayer.

" To the King's Most Excellent In the evilina, Mir. Nichols, of Kim

Majesty. holion, preacheú; andl liess. Manuing “ Most gracious Sovereign, aud Noraian engaged in prayer.

“ We, your Majesty's dutiful sub. The Rev. C. Daniell was jects, the Archbishop, Bishops, and ordained pasior of the independent Clergy of the Province of Canterbury, church at hingswoont, rear Wotlin io Convocation assembled, beg leave to Uitler Erlde. vir, Puli, of forest, approach your Majesty's person with Circe, priyet?, &c.; Mr. Bishop, of sentinients of attachment, loyalty, and (iloucestern, teinvered the introductory veneration. 0:4r"; li. Thomas, of Cam, ot. " It is not, Sir, without singular saferort up the onlimirion prayer ; Mr. tisfaction, that we avail ourselves of Hiter, of Pains rick (Mr. Daniell's the opportunity that the present occaLor) gave tie important charge from sion holds out to us, to proffer to your

('or. xvi. 10, “ For he worketh the Majesty, in our provincial character, work of the Loril, as I also do ;” Mr. and with all humility, our thankfulness Jones, of Chulior, preached to the for the suliçitude your Majesty hatin

Dec. 23:

uniformly expressed for the welfare spirit and character of the Reformand security of the Church, as by law el Church, nal which are so eminestablished; and inore especially, Sir, ently calculated to promote the great to acknowledge in plainest terms our and important objects of our holy regratitude for the effectual protection ligion.' that during the wbole of your Majesty's reign (which we pray God to

LONDON FEMAL! PENITENTIARY continue and to prosper) your Majesty hath as uniformly afforded it.

AT a very biunerous and respectable “ With this impression upon our

Meetiay, held at the New London minds, it is a small thing to assure your

Tavern, on Thursday, Jan. 1, 1807, 1 Majesty, that every exertion of which Mr. Alderman Lea in the Chair, we are capable shall be direcied io pró

It eas resolved unanimousit, That an mote the great and important ends youn Institution be now forane.', which shall Majesty halh in view, to cultivate a

he denoninated The London Female devout and unaffected regard to our

Penitentiary; the object of which shall holy religions to oppose every danger. be to affori an asylum to females, ous error, and to teach every needful

Win, liaving deviated from the paths of truih; to maintain among your people virtue, are desirous to be restored, that preference to the pure and simple

by means of Christian instruciion ani worship of the Reformed Church, which

the forina:ion of moral and incluso hath hitherto so eminently disunguish- trions habits, to a reputable station in ed them; to recommend, in all inatters society. of conscience, mutual forbearance and

That each Subscriber of Onc Guine3 forgiveness ; to watch with prudent vi. annually shall be a Governor: gilance, and so far as we are able, to That each subscriber of Ten Guincas put down, or to initigate with tempered shall be a Governor for Life: zeal, those religious excesses and wild

That the marra emcat of the exextravagances, to which the mildness of

teraal affairs of the Institution, shall our laws, and the lenity of their execu

be entrusted to Thirty-six fienileneri, tion, may occasionally give rise. In

together with a Treasurer, à Secrethe diligent discharge of these duties, without which we have nothing to hope, That to a Committee of Twenty-four and every thing to fear, we shall look Ladies shall be exclusively coniided with confidence to a continuance of your

the internal economy of the EstablishMajesty's favour and support.

ment. 4 We bless God for the nuinherless

A prompt: admission of applicants advantages we derive from your Ma

into a temporary Ward, wili form a jesty's Government and example! We

very important feature in this Institudevoutly implore him to grant such tion, while no encouragement is to be success to your arms as may secure to

given to those who seek in it an asylum us a safe and honourable peace; to

from ibe pressure of wani, rather than vouchsafe to your Majesty a long and

from any virtuous or moral choice. a prosperous reign over a people striv- Each female is to sleep in it separare ing to deserve it; to shed down upon bed;-she is to be employed in sonie you every happiness in this world, and

work of inanual indusiry, to receive to crown you with eternal joy here- one third proportion of the prolits of after."

her labour, and to be encouraged 10 To which Address his Majesty was good conduct by suitable incitenents pleased to return the following most

and rewards. To instruct the penigracious Apswer:

tent in the principles, obligations, and : My Lords and the rest of the Clergy,

duties of Christianity, ani to direct

her to the Saviour, " whose blood "I thank you for this dutiful and cleanseth from all sin," wre main obloyal Address.

The expressions of jects of this charity. your attachment to my Person and Go- Such generally are the nature and vernment are highly acceptable to me. design of the " Lowon Female Penia You may rely on the coutinuance of my tentiary;" and, it is presumed, that favour and protection to the Church of from all insti.ution of this character, England as by law established, and on no real Christiaa can volunsarily willia mý unshaken determination to give hold his approvation and support. everyencouragement and support to your for what moral principle is ihere that exertions in maintaining among iny peo- can influence the judgmeni, what moral ple that pure and simple worship, and notive that can affect the heart and that mutual forbearance and forgive move the hand of Benevolence, which pes; which so peculiariy belong to the will not here find it's appropriate object

tary, &c.

92

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE, and gratification? Who can describe Dec. 18. The Rev. J. Atkinson, one the numerous important allvantages of the tutors of Hoxton Academy, was that pust result from such an institu- set apart to the pastoral office over the tion, to domestic comfort, to social church and congregation assembling in happiness, to civil order, to national the chapel belonging to that institution, reputatio!), to the hononr of Christ- Mr. Buck introduced the service; Mr. janity, to the perishing body, to the R. Winter delivered the introductory immorta spirit ? What mind can discourse ; Mr. Ford prayed ; Mr.Clayestimate the value ani! extent of that ton preached from Col. i. 7; and Mr. good which is implied.in the complete Stollery concluded. The congregation reformation of a single unfortunate has in a few years increased from 200 female? To snatch the seduced from to 1200; and three considerable enthe brink, and the more depraved from largements of the chapel have heen the gulph of prostitution, and to place

found necessary,

It is intended in futhem under the mild discipline and ture to invite the assistance of country salutary influence of such an establish- ministers, more especially of such as ment, is to connect every sort of charity have received their education in this setogether, and to include almost every minary, as it is found by experience, good in one. To do this, is at once that while their diversi:ied gists are to "deliver the tempted,” to rescue called forth in preaching to a numerthe ensnared, and to defend the per- ous congregation, their zeal for the secuteil. It is to save the perishing welfare of the Academy is kept alive, from ruin, to supply the destitute, to and their attachment to the tutors is shelter the exposed, to give an asylum strengthened and perpetuated.

The to the outcast, to instruct the unin- students preach every Thursday evenformed, perhaps to reclaim the wicked, ing. – Twelve ministers have been sent and to restore her who is covered with out from the above Academy in the ignominy and contempt, to a condition course of the last year. in which she may respect herself and be jespected hy others.

Jan. 1, 1807. The Annual Collec. We hear that about 700 l. was im

tion made at Surry Chapel, for the Bemediately subscribed.

nevolent Society for Visiting the Sick The names of the Gentlemen who

and Afflicted at their own Habitations,

At this meetcompose the Committee, with a further amounted to 159 l. ićs. account of this commendable undertak- ing, among other remarkable relations, ing, may be expected in our next.

an account was read of a man who had Subscriptions are received by the been one of Colonel Despard's confefollowing, barkers: Messrs. Hankey derates; but who became a remarkable and Co. Fenchurch Street; Messrs. monument of Divine Grace ; and which Down, Thornton, and Co. Bartholo. shall be laid before our readers in our mew Lane; Messrs. Forster, Lubbock, next Magazine. and Co. Mansion House Street; Messrs. From the Methodist Magazine for Fuller, Chatteris, and Co. Lonibard

November last, we learn, That the toStreet; Messrs Hoares, Fleet Street;

tal number of persons in the Societies Messrs. Smish and Holi, Broad Street, of Methodists, in various parts of AmeMessrs. Rapsom, Morland, and Co.

rica, according to the last Annual Re. Pail-Mall; or by the Treasurer, W.

port of the Seven Conferences in that Alers, Esq. (Hankey and Co.'s); and country, is 139570 ; the number of by the Secretary, Thomas Pellat, Esq. Itinerant Preachers is sno; — and of Fenchurch Street.

Local Preachers 2000. We learn from Holland, That Nine

The public papers state, that the Answers to the following Prize Ques,

new French Government in Naples has tion of the Amsterdain Society for the already suppressed several of the conIncrease of Religious koowledge, have

vents; and will probably abolish them been received : “How comes it, that

all: also that the ecclesiastical estates, in our dark and Sorrowful Times,

to the amount of ten millions, are ora Iusensibility is 30 great, and a suflicient

dered to be sold. Attention io the Dispensations and His Grace the Lord Lieutenant of Judgments of (iod is so little obser- Ireland visited the House of In- , vable ? - and, What are the best Means dustry in Dublin, on the roth ult.; and most appiicable, to counteract ihe and laid the first stone of a building spreading of that insensibility?" The for the reception of 1000 poor chilanswer of M. C. A. Vanderbroeck, dren of every religious denomination. preacher, at Oud-Beizerland, has ob. It is to be called “The Bedford Emines the prize.

Asylum.”

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