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The prospects of Independence at Chelten. ham, we rejoice to say, are beginning to wear an inviung aspect.

surer, G, Rawson, Esq., wis called to the chair; a report of the proceedings of the past year was read and ordered to be printed. Some important alterations were made in the laws and regulations of the school ; amongst other changes it was determined, instead of limiting its advantages to the counties of York and Lancaster, to admit the sons of ministers from the adjoining counties, and, in accordance with that enlargement of its sphere, to entitle the institution “ The North. ern Congregational Scbool."* It is expected that there will be a considerable accession to the number of pupils at the next commence. ment, on Wednesday, August 15th ; and in the meantime applications may be addressed to the principal, Rev. E. Miller, A. J., Silcoates House, near Wakefield; or the Secretary, Rev. T. Scales, Leeds.

ORDINATIONS. On Tuesday, the 31st July, the Rev. George Legg, A. M., of Highbury College, and formerly of the University of Aberdeen, was ordained pastor over the Independent church assembling in Bridge Street Meeting, Bristol. The following was the order of the services on the solemn occasion :—The Rev. Mr. Lucy, of Lady Huntingdon's chapel, commenced the proceedings of the day with prayer and reading the Scriptures; the Rev. Mr. Davies, of the Tabernacle, delivered the introductory discourse and received the confession of faith; the Rev. William Thorpe offered up the ordination prayer; the Rev. Dr. John Jorison, of London, gave the charge; the Rev. Robert Philip, of London, preached to the people; and the Rev. Mr. Winter (Baptist) concluded the interesting solemnity with prayer. Mr Legg's prospects of happiness and usefulness are very encouraging, and his answers to the questions proposed to him on the day of ordination were such as to leave a lasting impression on all who heard them.

October 18, 1831, the Rer. J. K. Field, late student in the Western Academy, Ere. ter, was set a part to the work and otice of a gospel minister among the Protestant Disa senters of the Independent denomination, assembling for worship in the old meetinghouse, Ishburton.

The Rev. R. Harler, of Plymouth, explained the nature of a gospel church, proposed the usual questions, and received from Mr. Field an interesting statement of bis erperience and confession of faith. One of the deacons having previously given an account of the circumstances which induced the church and congregation to concur in a call to Mr. Field to become their minister, the Rev. W. Rooker, of Tavistock, ottered up the ordination prayer; the Rev. Dr. Pavne, Mr. Field's tutor, delivered a most impressive charge from 1 Tim. iv. 16; and Rev. Jr. Gill, of Paignton, concluded the service by prayer.

In the evening, the Rev. W. Rooker delivered a most appropriate sermon to the people from Heb. xiii. 22. On the evening previous, the Rev. Mr. Gibson, of Newton, delivered a sermon from Acts xiv, 3. The services were solemn and interesting, and numerously attended.

The great Head of the Church appears to have marked with peculiar approbation the engagements of the day, two persons, who had been hitherto careless, having been awakened to a deep and serious concern about the salvation of their souls. It is not a little remarkable that, on a similar occasion, many years since (at the ordination of Rev. J. Kelly), another individual received the first saving impressions ; this pleasing circumstance led some of the ministers to implore the Almighty to signalize these services with some especial token of his redeeming love, which he has condescended graciously to answer. It is sincerely hoped that the Union formed will be productive of great good ; and, sanctioned by the divine presence and blessing, the word preached may have free course, run, and be glorified.

On Thursday, the 9th August, the Rev. William Campbell, A. M., late of Highbury College, and formerly of the University of Edinburgh, was ordained over the Indepen. dent church assembling in Highbury Chapel, Cheltenham. The Rev. H. Williams opened the service with prayer and reading the Scriptures; the Rev. J. Burder delivered the introductory discourse, and proposed the usual questions; the Rev. R. Philip, of Maberly Chapel, offered up the ordination prayer, the Rev. Dr. Morison, of London, delivered the charge; and, in the evening, the Rev. George Redford, of Worcester, preached to the people. The Rev. George Legg, of Bristol, the Rev. Mr. Clapp, of Cirencester, the Rev. J. Brown, of Cheltenham, and the Rev. Mr. Gallaway, conducted the various parts of the devotional services.

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On Tuesday, May 22nd, the Rev. John Harrison, late of the Independent College, Rotherham, was ordained as co-pastor with the Rev. W.L. Prattman over the Independent Church assembling in Newgate Sireet Chapel, Barnard Castle, Durham, when the following ministers took part in the sacred solemnity. The Rev. R. Gibbs, of Darlington, commenced the services of the day by prayer and the reading of the Scriptures; the Rev. J. Matheson, of Durham, delivered

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commenced the services by the reading By the Scriptures and prayer; the Rev. J.

wson, of Pontefraet, delivered the introJuctory discourse, and proposed the usual Questions; the Rev. J. D. Lorraine, of Wakefield, offered the ordination prayer; the Rev. T. Scales, of Leeds, gave the charge ; and the Rev. J. Armstrong, of Wortley, concluded with prayer. In the evening, after prayer by Rev. W. Gothard, of Knottipgley, the Rev. J. Pridie, of Halifax,

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On Wednesday, June 27th, the Rev. J. G. Hewlett, late of Newbury, Berks., was ordained to the pastoral care of the Indepen. dent church at Lutterworth, Leicestershire. The Rev. W. Wild, of Harborough, commenced the services of the day by reading the Scriptures and prayer; the Rev. T. Price, of Devonshire-square, London, described the nature of a Christian church; the Rev. Walter Scott, of Rowell, received the con• fession of faith, asked the usual questions, and offered the ordination prayer, with im. position of hands; and the Rev. Dr. Col. Iyer delivered an impressive and appropriate charge to the new minister from 2 Tim. ii. 15. The Rev. E. Webb, of Leicester, con, cluded the morning service with prayer.

In the evening, the Rev. T. W. Percy, of Warwick, preached to the people from 2nd Epistle of John 8. The Rev. Messrs. Mur. sell and Trestrail conducted the devotional services.

The Independent church and congregation at Lutterworth appear to have now presented to them the prospect of much comfort and

The Rev. Ebenezer Prout was ordained over the Independent church at Oundle, Northamptonshire, on Wednesday, 20th of June. Rev. D. Parkins, of Aldwinkle, opened the morning service by reading the Scrip

surer, G. Rawson, Esq., was called to the The prospects of Independency at Chelten. chair; a report of the proceedings of the ham, we rejoice 10 say, are beginning to past year was read and ordered to be printed. wear an inviting aspect. Some important alterations were made in the laws and regulations of the school; amongst other changes it was determined, instead of October 18, 1831, the Rev. J. K. Field, limiting its advantages to the counties of late student in the Western Academy, ExeYork and Lancaster, to admit the sons of ter, was set apart to the work and office of a ministers from the adjoining counties, and, gospel minister among the Protestant Disin accordance with that enlargement of its senters of the Independent denomination, sphere, to entitle the institution “ The North assembling for worship in the old meeting, ern Congregational School.” It is expected house, Ashburton. that there will be a considerable accession to The Rev. R. Harley, of Plymouth, ex. the number of pupils at the next commence: plained the nature of a gospel church, proment, on Wednesday, August 15th ; and in posed the usual questions, and received from the meantime applications may be addressed Mr. Field an interesting statement of his exto the principal, Rev. E. Miller, A. M., perience and confession of faith. One of the Silcoates House, near Wakefield; or the deacons having previously given an account Secretary, Rev. T. Scales, Leeds.

of the circumstances which induced the • church and congregation to concur in a call

to Mr. Field to become their minister, the ORDINATIONS.

Rev. W. Rooker, of Tavistock, offered up On Tuesday, the 31st July, the Rev. the ordination prayer; the Rev. Dr. Payne, George Légg, A. M., of Highbury College, Mr. Field's tutor, delivered a most impresand formerly of the University of Aberdeen, sive charge from 1 Tim. iv. 16; and Rev. was ordained pastor over the Independent Mr. Gill, of Paignton, concluded the service church assembling in Bridge Street Meeting, by prayer. Bristol. The following was the order of the In the evening, the Rev. W. Rooker deservices on the solemn occasion :-The Rev. livered a most appropriate sermon to the Mr. Lucy, of Lady Huntingdon's chapel, people from Heb. xiii. 22. On the evening commenced the proceedings of the day with previous, the Rev. Mr. Gibson, of Newton, prayer and reading the Scriptures; the Rev. delivered a sermon from Acts xiv. 3. The Mr. Davies, of the Tabernacle, delivered the services were solemn and interesting, and introductory discourse and received the confes numerously attended. sion of faith; the Rev. William Thorpe offered The great Head of the Church appears to up the ordination prayer; the Rev. Dr. John have marked with peculiar approbation the Norison, of London, gave the charge; the engagements of the day, two persons, who Rev. Robert Philip, of London, preached to had been hitherto careless, having been the people; and the Rev. Mr. Winter (Bap awakened to a deep and serious concern tist) concluded the interesting solemnity with about the salvation of their souls. It is not prayer. Mr Legg's prospects of happiness a little remarkable that, on a similar occaand usefulness are very encouraging, and his sion, many years since (at the ordination of answers to the questions proposed to him on Rev. J. Kelly), another individual received the day of ordination were such as to leave the first saving impressions ; this pleasing a lasting impression on all who heard them. circumstance led some of the ministers to

implore the Almighty to signalize these ser

vices with some especial token of his redeemOn Thursday, the 9th August, the Rev. ing love, which he has condescended graWilliam Campbell, A.M., late of Highbury ciously to answer. It is sincerely hoped that College, and formerly of the University of the Union formed will be productive of great Edinburgh, was ordained over the Indepen. good ; and, sanctioned by the divine presence dent church assembling in Highbury Chapel, and blessing, the word preached may have Cheltenham. The Rev. H. Williams opened free course, run, and be glorified. the service with prayer and reading the Scriptures; the Rev. J. Burder delivered the introductory discourse, and proposed the - On Tuesday, May 22nd, the Rev. John usual questions; the. Rev. R. Philip, of Harrison, late of the Independent College, Maberly Chapel, offered up the ordination Rotherham, was ordained as co-pastor with prayer; the Rev. Dr. Morison, of London, the Rev. W. L. Prattman over the Independelivered the charge ; and, in the evening, dent Church assembling in Newgate Street the Rev. George Redford, of Worcester, Chapel, Barnard Castle, Durham, when the preached to the people. The Rev. George following ministers took part in the sacred Legg, of Bristol, the Rev. Mr. Clapp, of solemnity. The Rev. R. Gibbs, of Dar. Cirencester, the Rev. J. Brown, of Chelten lington, commenced the services of the day ham, and the Rev. Mr. Gallaway, conducted by prayer and the reading of the Scriptures; the various parts of the devotional services. the Rev. J. Matheson, of Durham, delivered

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tures and prayer; the Rev. R. Halley, clas. sical tutor at Highbury College, delivered the introductory discourse ; Rev. T. Haynes, of Boston, asked the usual questions; Rev. T. Toller, of Kettering, offered the ordination prayer; Rev, J. Blackburn, of London, gave the charge; and the Rev. C. T. Sevier, of Wellingborough, concluded with prayer.

In the evening, the Rev. E. Prust, of Northampton, read and prayed ; Rev. J. Robertson, of Wellingborough, preached to the people; and the Rev. C. J. Hyatt, of Northampton, closed the interesting and most impressive services with prayer.

the introductory discourse, which was a most able, full, and candid statement, of our reasons for dissent; the Rey, J. Jackson, of Green Hammerton, asked the usual questions, and with much fervour and solemnity offered the ordination prayer ; the Rev. T. Smith, A.M. of Rotherham College, gave the charge to the minister, from Acts xx, 28, which was distinguished by great affection, pertinence, and practical utility; and the Rev. W. L. Prattman concluded the service with prayer.

In the evening, in the Wesleyan Chapel, which was kindly offered for the purpose, after prayer by the Rev. T. Smith, A.M., the Rev. James Parsons of York, with great faithfulness and power, addressed the church and congregation, from Acts ix. 31, and then concluded with prayer. Hymặs were given out in the course of the services, by the Rev. Messrs. Jackson, of Staindrop, Roe, of Middleton (Baptist), Allason, of Feetham, Bruce, of Lofthouse, Jackson, of Green Hammerton, and Hawthorn (Wesleyan).

The services of the day, as was manifest by the countenances of the crowded audiences by which they were attended, were deeply interesting and affecting, and have produced an impression which it is hoped will be useful and lasting.

At the close of the morning service, the ministers and friends dined together, after which a very interesting account of the progress of religion in Barnard Castle and its neighbourhood was given by the Rev. W. L. Prattman, and the subject of the proposed Congregational Union was very ably discussed.

On Tuesday, June the 26th, the Rev. Thomas Giles was ordained to the pastoral office over the Independent Church at Chal. font St. Giles, Bucks. The Rev. G. Newbury, of Burnhanı, offered the first prayer ; the Rev. J. Statham, of Amersham, read the Scriptures and prayed ; the Rev. T. G. Stamper, of Uxbridge, delivered the introductory discourse; the Rev. J. Harsant, of Beaconsfield, asked the usual questions; the Rev. W. Sexton, of Chesham, offered the ordination prayer; the Rev. J. Jukes, of Yeovil, Mr. Giles's pastor, gave a suitable and impressive charge ; and the Rev. J. Hall, of Chesham, preached to the people. The Rev. Messrs. Weston, of Wooburn, Allom, of Missenden, and West, of Chenies, engaged in the other devotional exercises, Appropriate hymns were read' by the Rey. T. Styles, of Marlow, and the Rev. J. Cooper, of Amersham. The whole of the services were deeply interesting, and will be long remembered by the ministers and friends who were present.

The ordination of the Rev. D. Senior, of the Independent College, Rotherham, over the united church of Fairburn and Brother. ton, took place on Wednesday, May 30th, in the Wesleyan Chapel, Brotherton. In the morning, the Rev. J. Robertson, of Selby, commenced the services by the reading of the Scriptures and prayer; the Rev. J. Rawson, of Pontefract, delivered the introductory discourse, and proposed the usual questions ; the Rev. J. D. Lorraine, of Wakefield, offered the ordination prayer; the Rev. T. Scales, of Leeds, gave the charge ; and the Rev. J. Armstrong, of Wortley, concluded with prayer. In the evening, after prayer by Rev. W. Gothard, of Knottingley, the Rev. J. Pridie, of Halifax, preached to the church and congregation, and closed the impressive and interesting solemnities with prayer.

On Wednesday, June 27th, the Rev, J. G. Hewlett, late of Newbury, Berks., was ordained to the pastoral care of the Indepen. dent church at Lutterworth, Leicestershire, The Rev. W. Wild, of Harborough, commenced the services of the day by reading the Scriptures and prayer; the Rev. T. Price, of Devonshire-square, London, described the nature of a Christian church; the Rev, Walter Scott, of Rowell, received the confession of faith, asked the usual questions, and offered the ordination prayer, with im. position of hands; and the Rev. Dr. Col. lyer delivered an impressive and appropriate charge to the new minister from 2 Tim. ii. 15. The Rev. E. Webb, of Leicester, con. cluded the morning service with prayer.

In the evening, the Rev. T. W. Percy, of Warwick, preached to the people from 2nd Epistle of John 8. The Rev. Messrs. Mur. sell and Trestrail conducted the devotional services.

The Independent church and congregation at Lutterworth appear to have now presenten to them the prospect of much comfort and

The Rev. Ebenezer Prout was ordained over the Independent church at Oundle, Northamptonshire, on Wednesday, 20th of June. Rev. D. Parkins, of Aldwinkle, opened the morning service by reading the Scrip

prosperity in the settlement among them of the Rev. J. G. Hewlett at their unanimous invitation.

The services of the day were numerously attended by the ministers and Christian friends of the country. They were of a peculiarly interesting and it is hoped pro. fitable character, both to the parties more immediately concerned, and to those from other Christian societies who attended on the occasion.

On Whit-Monday the Rev. Charles Tho, mas, of Cheshunt College, was ordained at Netley Tabernacle, Gloucestershire, as an evangelist. An excellent and judicious charge was delivered by the Rev. Thomas Griffith, of Cam; and a sermon addressed to the people on their duties by the Rev. Benjamin Parsons, of Ebley. The Rev. George Neaton, of Dursley, John Lewis, of Wotten, John H. Cox, of Uley, and other neighbouring ministers, engaged in the ser, vices. The day was marked by much spiri. tual enjoyment, and the statements of present and the prospects of future success are truly animating,

The Rev. Joseph Fox, late of Hull, has accepted an unanimous invitation to the pastoral office from the congregation of Howardstreet Chapel, Sheffield, and has entered on his stated duties at that place.

bosom a reinforcement to this already formi. dable army.

Protestants, however, are not asleep. There are many in whom breathes the inspiration of Luther, and Melancthon, and Huss, and Wickliffe ; upon whom the mantles of these noble reformers have descended, and who dare to make a firm and uncompromising stand against this Hydra of Antichrist.

In the contest, however, which is now carrying on with the Jesuits in that country, they feel most lamentably the want of standard works on the popish controversy, as books of reference, evidence, &c. The object of the writer in making this communication, is to lay before Christian ministers and others the difficulties under which our American friends labour in pursuing this contest from the above cause; and thus publicly to express a hope, that, should there be reposing undisturbed on the shelves of any of our ministers' or public libraries, duplicates of any of the standard authors on this controversy, there would be no reluctance on the part of their owners in transporting them to the new world, where they might again do the wonders of former times.

The following extract from a letter addressed to the Rev. Octavius Winslow, of London, by the editor of the New York Protestant,” will more explicitly unfold the object of this appeal :

New York, May, 1832. MY DEAR SIR. Having heard that you are about to return to the United States, I beg to remind you that any books upon popery, especially the standard authors, would be invaluable to us here. I am continually at a loss for documents and books of refe. rence. No present could be more acceptable than one hundred volumes of the best works upon popery and Jesuitism, ancient and mo. dern, and these could be obtained in London immediately. We have organized a regular public discussion with the papists in this city, and the priestly foxes are continually calling upon us for documents, proofs, evi, dence, &c., and you know that, in these respects, we are most lamentably deficient. You could not perform a more beneficial service to the protestant cause than to bring over with you a quantity of the most important books upon the papal controversy. Any minister in England would certainly devote a superfluous book from his library in consi. deration of the public purposes to which it was to be consecrated in the warfare in this country. I am, your friend and brother,

G. BOUDNE. The writer of this communication would only add, that any books on this subject, addressed to the Rev, Octavius Winslow, from America, and left in care of Mr. R. Baynes, Paternoster Row, would be thank, fully received, and promptly forwarded.

London, July 20, 1832.

The Rev. R. Ashton, late of Dedham, Es. sex, has accepted the unanimous invitation of the church at Warminster, Wilts., and commenced his labours there on the last sabbath in August.

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POPERY IN THE UNITED STATES. It is not, perhaps, so generally known in this country as it should be, that, in conse: quence of the immense tide of emigration which is rolling on towards the shores of the western world from Ireland and other parts otie papal dominions, popery--that system of impiety and imposture-is most alarmingly on the increase in that country, and threatens, by pursuing a course of vigorous and artful proselytism, to undermine the foundation of Christianity, and to root up the tree of liberty which has afforded its grateful shade to so many thousands of our own and other climes. In America, so bighly distinguished as it is for the gracious and sovereign effusions of the Spirit's infuences, there are half a million papists ready at a moment's warning to take up arms in defence of their unhallowed reli. gion, and spread desolation and death through that now peaceful and flourishing quarter of the globe"; and every wave that lashes the western shores of the Atlantic, bears on its

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