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Lord was graciously pleased to reveal his love to his soul, and to stay : him, bs happy experieuce, thai“whom the Son maketh free, they are free indeed.' Thus happy in redeeming love, he earnestly desired to publish abroad thatgospel, whose salutary effects he had experienced ; and Divine Pyovidence scon opened a way, Mr. B. informed me that his labours had been greatly blessed in America ; and, indeed, this appeared from many of his letters.' A mutual attachment long subsisted between these two friends. Mi. Bed good had been dead a few years when the circum. stances were related to ne ; and Mr. Bretherton, a veteran in the. çamp of Jesus, went home suam after I enjoyed this interview with him.

The mig ty acis of the Lord should he recorded : - Mr. Bedygooi stands : in the annals of the Church as a monument of distinguishing grace.

I am, Sir, yours, &c. : J. F.
Rev. Mr B to Mr B
My dear and ever valued friend, South Carolinn, Sep. 1767.

It would afford satisfaction to my mind, werel certainly in formed that you are yet resident among mortals, or could I know what deprives me of your ensleared correspondence; but I am involved in uncertainty, and afflicted with uneasiness. If you are still living, remember you have attracted my esteem, and grappled my soul to yours by the indissoluble ties of friendship, and you must not pupish me by a wilful silence. I wrote you formerly several letters, ' intimating my suspence as to the course I should steer, supposing I saw it my duty to leave Carolina. I had a strong propensity to return to England; and had your letters afforded me any degree of conviction that

I might have been useful there, it is probable I should, before .this, haye seen my much-loved friend; but you wrole as bes came you, and I endeavoured to act conscientiously,

I am now again amongst the people of my first charge, at the Welch Tract, where I have much work upon my hands, -a large congregation at home, and many calls to preach the gospel abroad. My work is my delight; and a warmest desires with regard to time are, that my labours may be blest to the recovery of immortals out of the suares of deain. I would humbly hope my prayers will be answered; but my roz don't blossom much as yet.' 0! for a firmer faith, -- a larger degree of patience, with an honest, resolute perseverance ! I have gone through many trials since I accepted lie call from Charlestown. If I could give you a detail of the whole, it would lead you to pity and to rejoice with ine; but my heaviest and inost afflictive trials are from my temptations and my siņs - the invisible, but fiery darts of Satan, and the depravity of my nature : the former I am frequently molested with ; the laiter gives me perpetual disturbance. While I write, I feel its awful influence; but the precious gospel supports my

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hope, with oaths, and promises, and blood.' Here I find a cordial for my heart, food for my soul, wisdom, righteousness, and strength, Jesus, and in him all I want! O, my brother! the gospel should be ever precious, and very precious to us! It is the chariot of salvation, in which the Saviour of singers rides it is the power of God, and the wisdom of God 10 every ope that believes! Lord, I believe! help thou my upbelief! Were it not for a free, benevolent, liberal, just, merciful, and generous gospel ; -- were it not for an all-accomplished Saviour, Jesus, God in my own nature, whom it so abundantly reveals, my soul would sink into the most abject, forlorn, and miserable ştate; -- but by this I rise, - by this I live, - in this I make my boast! In this glorious Saviour I trust! I am complete Oh! how vast the idea!-how wonderous the plan of redemption ! - how salutary the doctrines of boundless grace! They cheer iny drooping spirits, - they pouze and animate my soul,

they give a charming eloquence and amiable glory, even to the dreadful thunders and amazing lightnings of Sinai -They represent, with an overcoming dignity and beauty, the justice ạnd mercy of God in harmony!

Charlestown, Oct. 28. . YESTERDAY I came to town, and found your welcome letters, -a cluster of blessings and benefits, for which I thank you, my dearest friend ; and, as I sympathized with you in your affliction, I now rejoice in your comfort. Glory, glory, glory to our God in the highest, for such attention manifested, such peace given to man, sebellious man! I am indignant against my ungrateful heart, this poor, degenerate breast, that I do not burn with love, overflow with gratitude, and kindle with a seraph's zeal, at the repeated experience of his marvel. lous grace! O! low vile am 1! - how excellent the Lord, my Saviour! When shall I be more like him in holiness? When make more grateful returns to be God of my salvation ? Pray for me, my dear brother, and praise hur ior me too! Sinoe I wrote the former part of this retier, some souls have been awakened, and I find fresl: Cocowageuent thereby; but, alas! my love is too languis! Hiviti, ilian, shall I repine? shall I despair? - vive up? No:1 will trust in an Almighty Saviour, and confide in his faithfui promises. .

My love awaits my Gli ucester tricods. I am lurried, and my paper almost filled ; but whether in hurry or leisure, in şorrow or joy, in life or death,

I all), dear Sir,
your affectionate Friend
S aad Brother in Christ,

N. BEDGGOOD.

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CONVERSION OF THE JEWS.

The ailention of many pious persons being now directed to the ancient

people of God, and endeavours made for their conversion, the followiog account of former efforts, made near a hundred years ago, taken from the close of Dr. Gillies's Historical Collectious, vol. 2, will probably be aceeptable to our readers : :

[From Callenberg's short Account. ] * The last sentence of this short account informs us, that it reaches 10 farther than to the end of the year 1730.-In page 5th, the author telis the occasion of the good atlempts which he narrates. One, whom he calls an ancient pious Protestant Divine, who died in the soch year of his age, did, a few years before his death, give Mr. Callenberg a little manuscript which he had composed, being a solid and affectionale treatise, adapted to the genius and written in the usual language of the German Jews. Mr. Cailenberg, in 1728, not only published this tract itself, but a short account oit in the Gerinan tongue. This, he says, gave occasion to some of his correspondents to encourage him, by their advice and ass stance, to print more such useful pieces; and that those encouragements given by so many persons of good extiaction, and Icarned pious ministers made deep impression on his mind.- He divides the undertakings in favour of the Jews into different branches relating to these three things. 1. The printing press. 2. The provision for proselytes and catechumens. 3. The travels of two s:udents for the benefit of that nation, . '

1. As to the first, viz. The printing press, he shews the design of it is, that the Jews, not only in Europe but in other parts of the world, may be furnished with proper books, and for the most part gratis, in languages they undersiard. Among the books fit to be printed and disposed of, he mentions such as shew the divinity of the New Testament as being founded on the Old, with proper confutations of Jewish prejudices. - II. As to the second branch of the plan, viz. provision for proseIster, he telis that he heard Professor Franck say, that the greatest obstruction to the conversion of the Jews was the destitate condition of the proselyteg : that several of the travelling proselsies have come to him (Mr. Callenberg) with great complaints of the strails to which they were reduced by turning Christians ; that the conduct of too many of them hardened the Jews against the Chrisiian religion, and Chris:ialis against the Jerish nation : that care was taken to enquire into the motives of : their turning Cliristians, and the occupation they would chuss for their livelihood : also that they got present supply, and are helped to a way of maintaining themselves in time to come. He tells of some number at Hall, who met every Lord's Day evening at his house, with some other Christians, to hear from God's word exhortations suitable to their condition. Tra

* A pamphlet of 48 pages oetaro, intitled - John Henry Callenberg, Prof Publ. at Hall in Saxony, his short Account of an Essay, to bring the Jewisk Kation to the Knowledge and Practice of the Truth of the Gospel; avd his Ecdeavour to promote the Conversion of the Mahommedans to Christianity. Printed at Hall in Saxony, 1732. Now done into English 1734; and printed 1751.' It has an advertisement prefixed in Latin, to this purpose:-“The English, transla. tion of our account of the undertaking in favour of the Jews, is printed for the service of English merchants in remoter parts of the world, who may be willing to give our hooks and pamphlets, to be transmitted gratis by us to the Jews ; and, if possible, also to the Mahommedabs,"

velling proselytes are entertained there some days, as circumstances may permit. It adds to this benefit that while thus entertained, they are in structed for an hour every day by an able student, and heartily admonished to a sincere conversion and an orderly way of living. If I receive any information of their ill behaviour from other places, (says Mr. Callenberg) I tell them of it in love, &c. And then he adds, 1

Our correspondence, as well as the travels of the two sludents, of whom more below, has given occasion to extend this care for the proselytes to other places. Whenever we hear of any new instances of sincere and pious pruselytes, we mention thein to others, in order to raise an emulation in them to follow their example. But when some of them are dejected and troubled in mind about their being cut off from their nation, which brand them with the name of Meschummedin, or Meschmodim, i. e, corrupled and destroyed, we endeavour to settle a nearer acquaintance, and stricter union between them and other true proselyies. Should this union among themselves be more and more cultivated, and exerted in a pivus and a strict practice of the love of God and their neighbour, it would be ne small means to bring inany of their yet unbelieving bretiren to Christ.

Of the Journies and Travels two Students have undertaken, for lkte Benefit of

the Jewish Natiur. - From chap. 4th. The occasion of these journies and travels was this:--A certain student in divinity, baving finished his studies in two different universities, and being reduced to very strait circumstances, which proved the means of his real conversion, he began his travels in the month of July 1728, which was soon after the project for the Conversion of the Jews was set on foot here. In these, his travels, he had frequent opportunities to enter into a familiar conference with several Jews, in which he exhoried them to acknowledge our Saviour as the true Messiah. But when he happened to meet with my account of the Jews in a certain place, and with several other little tracts, and found the Jews to relish thein, he resolved iinmediately to lend me his helpiog band in this undertaking. Thus he arrived here in the month of Oct. 1730, after he had travelled on foot seventy German leagues; and bere he became acquainted with one well grounded in his studies, a student in divinity, who offered himself to accompany hier in his travels for a certain time. These their endeavours being found very useful to forward this undertaking, made me resolve, as long as the circumstances would permit, to keep two such travelling studeats; and in case one should go of, to supply his place with another.

These travellers oblige themselves but for a time to serve this undertaking. Their chief care in their travels is to acquaint themselves with the Jews in a decent manner ; to discourse with them about divias truihs ; to disperse the little treatises printed here amongst them; to forward the above-mentioned care of the pros:lytes ; and to keep a constant jourpal of all that is worthy of any notice. - They have an opportunity to converse with tbe Jews in their walks, ia the public houses where tbey lodge, or of visiting the Jews in their own houses. They frequent their synagogues, where they always have their Bibles before them. What necessaries they want in their travels, they buy of the Jews; and go to them when they have any occasion to change their money. They speak with them in their own Jewisia-Geripan dialect. They, acquaint them with what Jewish-Germau books they carry about them. This soon paves the way, without any great preamble, to a fainiliari and edifying conference with them; and though they always acest themi in a civil, modest, and humble manner, yet they uerer faller them, but exert their zeal when they find it necessary.

The method of conferring with the Jews is not always the saine ; but it generally tends to this,-that they hear their objections agaiust Christi.

anity, which they answer. Then they ask them, by what means they hộpo to be saved ; and when they hear their insufficient answers, they endeavour to convince them of their gross mistakes. Then they lay before them a short ahsiract of the Christian order and method by wbich ali must be saved ; aud. make use of St. Paul's doctrine, by comparing Adam and Christ, and ex. . plaining to them the demoga of the sacrifices in the Old Testament. They diss cover to them the reason of their exiie, which has lasted these seventeen hundred years. They shew them the passages of Scriplure, by which they may learn what God requires of inem in this their sill subsisting dispersion viz. That they ougti lo s ek after God and ther King David ; and, by true repentance and aiti, acknowledge him whom their tatiers have pierced, and lament their long sinacy of having'despised and rejected him for so many ages. They mak them sensible of the scere and hearty love of all true Christians, who, nut only in their private devotions, but also in their public congregatious, Co. siap is and carnestly pray to God for their con: version and delivera ce from their wo ful condition. Toey assure them of a cous derable nu nber ci soch Christians, whose charitable contributions furnish them with books in their own Jewish-German language and dialect, whicn explain to them te way to cvonasting peace and saivation, and are distribuici gialis lo ali wlio desire to read them: nay, some poor people spare soin: few pence out of their bare necessity; and little children, out of their Chiistmas by 8, coniibute someihin. This great love they ought not lo despis, nor ne doit sun a gracious visitation,

; . Of the Assistants in this Underlaking. From Chap. 5th. ..

By what has been said before, one mavis.y judge, that many hands are required io carry on this work. I reckon those amongst the number of assisia nts, who freely promisd to ass:st us with their prayers; and I am in hopes they will be as good as their word. .

Soine lend their assistance by communicatinin their useful observations and advices how maitais may be the better carried on : all which I minute down, in order to make usy of them in their proper tinie and place. Others instruct me with their writin's relaiing to this subject : and these are likewise carefully laid up in the Jewish library set up for that purpose.

Some endeavour to distribute divers of the printed trauts arnong the Jews where they live; others pon their travels : pay, sume persons of quality send for a number of little tracts, and distribute them, either ihemselves, or by their servants. "What pariicular assistance the two travelling students give, has been mentioned in the foregoing chapter. I

Some students have been found of late vcars, who were and are still de. sirous to be instructed in tie Jewish modern tongue, in order to qualify theinselves to lend their assstauce upon occasion. ?5:3 preparation-lecture I continuc/every Wednesday froin six to seven at night.

*All the benefactors that have hitherto con ributed any thing to the furtherance of this undertaking, have done is out of their free choice and liberality, without any seeking of mine. Such good and pious benefac. tors hath the Lord God raised up not only in Germany, but also in Russia, Denmark, Eogland, and Italy. Among this number are even some persons of quality, several divines, aod oiber Christian people, who, for the

most part, have no great affluence nor superfluity themselves. .. Among the assistants, I cannot but particularly mention those who have

wholly dedicated themselves to promote this undertaking. There jis first an able person, who constantly writes something or other that is to be published, and who attends the correction of the press. Secondly, A compesitor and a printer, &c. Thirdly, The (wo travelling students and, Jastly, The'umanuensis, who is a student, and mstructs the compositor in ibe Hebrew an hour every day.

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