this port.

St. Nazaire, 19th March. The stern of a vessel, of from 150 to 200 tons, supposed to have been laden with grain, has been fallen in with, off Belle Island.

Dingle, 25th March. A stern board, with · Eliza,' in large yellow letters on it, and supposed to have belonged to a vessel of about 500 tons, pieces of bulwark, &c. and a quantity of mahogany, have been picked up near this place.

Hamburgh, 28th March. A brig, with a yellow streak and black ports, and New York, of .... (apparently Witbury or Witbarn) on the stern, waterlogged and abandoned, with bowsprid standing, forernast broken off about 18 feet above the deck, and mainyard standing, was passed 23rd ult., in lat. 43. long. 12. W., by the Nicolettes Mindee, Petersen, arrived

Plymouth, March 18th. The Devonshire, (s) Mills, from Dublin to London, which arrived here this morning, picked up the boat of the Avon, Perry, bottom up, near the Wicklow banks, on Thursday evening last ; which leaves no doubt that the vessel and her unfortunate crew were lost near that spot, the boat having the appearance of being knocked about amongst the sand. The crew consisted of Richard Perry, master, Pengilly, mate, Pitts, seaman, of Bristol, with one more and a boy,---the master has left a wife and two children, the mate and seaman a wife and one child each.

Lerwick, March 28th. A vessel about 70 to 80 tons, supposed to be a Norwegian schooner, first three letters of name 'Tru,' was seen bottom upwards on the 18th, to the northward of Skerries, about 30 miles N. E. from here; was in tow of three boats, but the tide took her from them: saw a dead body in the rigging; got fifteen blocks, one royal yard, and some trifles not worth mentioning. A sloop is sent out to look for her, but has not yet returned.

Amsterdam. An English brig was wrecked on the night of the 14th April, on the Zanddykhuis, Texel, and all bands supposed to be lost.

Londonderry, 8th April, in lat. 63. 41. long. 39. 59. fell in with the brig Fenwick, Keating, of and from St. John, N. B., with loss of bowsprit, and larboard-bow apparently stove in, mainsail blown away, and foresail close-reefed ; saw no person on board, longboat on deck, (no other boat about the wreck) passed her by close.

Amsterdam, April 23rd. The Ann Scott, Gartrell, from Sunderland for this port, was wrecked 14th inst. off Eyerland, part of the cargo and materials saved. Six bodies have come on shore.

Malta, April 7th. Three Arabian vessels have been wrecked on the coast of Syria near Beyrout,

Falmonth, May 4th. Passed, in lat. 48. long. 7. 51., a large vessel about three hundred tons. rudder gone, and swimming very deep.

New York, 17th March. Lat. 42. 2. long. 39. fell in with the wreck of the British schooner Aurora, from London for St. John, N. B. which vessel foundered the same day., One of her boats came with four seamen, and took from the wreck four more; the captain and two seamen were drowned.

Singapore, 13th January. The Sanguinary, White, bound to Cork, put back to this port 14th ult. with ten Arabs on board, whose vessel had been wrecked at the entrance of the straits of Dryan.

Christiania, 20th March. The wreck of a two-masted Norwegian vessel (apparently corn laden) with · Hendrick'in golden letters, on a loose board, was driven on shore, 15th January, near this place.

A brig, dismasted and waterlogged, with foremast, bowsprit, and stump of mainmast standing, was fallen in with in lat. 42. N. long. 12. W., by H. M. S. Partridge, arrived at Santa Crux.

New York, 16th March. The wreck of a very large ship, with lower masts and bowsprit standing, was passed 28th ult. off Berry Island, with wreckers alongside.

Liverpool, 17th April. A vessel, apparently a brigantine, is sunk near the North East Bury, supposed to have been run down last night. A boat marked Byron, of Bristol, was seen near the wreck this morning.

Liverpool, 19th April. A large vessel laden with tin pig and nail rod screw, bales of prints, &c. was wrecked near Pile Foundry during the late gale.

Hall, May 31st. The vessels passing the place where the melancholy loss of the Eliza occurred, keep picking up goods---what may be termed the general cargo of a London trader. The most unfortunate thing is, that hitherto no tidings have been received of the crew; the greatest fear exists that all have perished, her boats have been cast ashore bottom up.

New York, May 15th. A brig, apparently English, with two white streaks, waterlogged, with loss of bowsprit, bows stove, and without a name on her stern, was passed 18th ult. in lat. 44. long. 39., by the Zealand, arrived here.



ABBA, FATHER! Thou author, preserver, support of my being, life, hopes, and happiness, who hast brought me into this world—thy work; and redeemed me by thy only-begotten Son, through thy Holy Spirit, to an eternal inheritance in heaven :-I acknowledge thy authority and thy affection with reverence and gratitude ;-I own thy paternal power and tenderness, and approach thy presence with the sentiments of a son ;-with fear, and love, and joy. Thus emboldened, I raise my thoughts from earth to heaven ; I look up to that celestial seat, where thou hast dwelt from eternity, enthroned in majesty above all height, and clothed in light which no eye can bear to behold. But though thy glory is unsearchable, and I cannot see thee as thou art; yet, so much, at least, I can discern of thee by thy image, expressed in thy word, and reflected from thy works, that thou art great, and just, and holy. Thou wilt be sanctified in them that come nigh thee.' Thou requirest truth in the hearts of thy worshippers; and that the lips which presume to utter thy hallowed name, be free both from impurity and fraud. May the number be multiplied without measure, of such as present this incense to thy name,' and a pure offering :-and O! that my voice also might be heard amongst those who thus adore thee! But, alas ! we have been enemies to our God-rebels to thy rightful sway ;-we have followed the dictates of pride and passion ; have been seduced by the tempter, led astray by our own corrupt mind, or by the wiles of others; and thy world hath laid under the power of the evil one.' How long, O Lord, holy and true? The time will surely come (let it come speedily) when thy just dominion shall be universally acknowledged, in every region, by every heart; when thou shalt reign unrivalled in all thy works; and the usurped authority of that apostate spirit, which divides and deforms thy kingdom, be utterly destroyed for ever! In heaven thy will is the inviolable law:-myriads of ministers encircle thy throne, who cease not day and night to celebrate and to serve thee, with uninterrupted praises and unerring obedience. Ol that such fidelity were found on earth !-that the sons of men did even now resemble that celestial society, to which they hope hereafter to be united !-were animated with the like holy, ardent zeal, and could give themselves to God with the same entire devotion ! We are blind and vain, but thou art wise and good. Wise therefore in thy wisdom, secure under thy care, great and happy in humility and subjection, we have no wishes but in thee. Our whole desire and glory is to be, to do, to suffer, whatever thou art pleased to appoint.

During our passage through this perishable state, we trust and know, that thou, who gavest us life, wilt give us also all such things as are necessary for its support: and we ask no more. But, o leave us not destitute of that 'bread which cometh down from heaven! Let our souls be nourished by thy word and ordinances, that we may grow in grace, and be made partakers of a life which will never end. Wealth, fame, and power, be they freely theirs, to whose lot they fall; let our riches be deposited in heaven! The object of our ambition is, the light of thy countenance, even the approbation and applause of God. What have I said ? Ah me! can I hope to be justified, when I am judged ? Dare I trust to that fiery trial? Will my life, or will my heart endure the inspection of thy pure eye? But there is mercy with thee. Let me appeal from the severity of thy justice, and lay hold on this anchor of my hopes. Pity, where thou canst not approve, and pardon that which must offend ; then shall my life bear testimony to my thankful heart; and that gratitude, which extends not to thee, shall overflow on men. How just is it that I should show to them that mercy, which I ask and want! I bless thee for thy goodness, and I feel the constraint' of love; and do now from the bottom of my heart, naked before that presence from which no thought is hid, most freely forgive all those who by word or deed, knowingly or ignorantly, have offended or have injured me. I relinquish all my claims to vengeance:- I bury, from this moment, for ever in oblivion, all offences, and the very remembrance of resentment; and do most ardently desire, that the sense of thy divine and boundless love may kindle in my breast a flame of thankfulness to thee, which no time can quench; and an affection to men, which no provocation, no wrongs can conquer !

May this principle of love live in my heart, and direct and animate my actions ! I am willing it should be called forth and cultivated by exercise and discipline ; and whatever trials or sufferings thy wisdom sees fit for this happy end, I cheerfully embrace them. Show me no hurtful indulgence. I decline no danger for thy glory, for the good of men, for the improvement of my virtue. Yet remember that I am but dust. Be thou near me in those perilous moments :- let not the storms of trouble and trial overwhelm me. Strengthen my failing faith :-when I sink, stretch forth thy hand. I rely on thy providence and grace, that thou wilt deliver me from the danger, or support me under it. Save me from sin, from the great enemy of souls, and from eternal misery!

These, Lord, are the requests, which my heart pours out unto thee; but thou seest the wants which it doth not know, thou hearest the desires it cannot utter. Give us what is good, though we ask it not, and mercifully deny when we pray for evil !

My soul falls down with the lowest reverence before thy throne, adding its little homage to the profound adorations and triumphant hallelnjahs of the whole host of heaven, and all thy saints on earth. Power and honour be to thee, dominion and glory, infinite and everlasting, my Lord, my Father, my God! Ogden.

Monthly Chronicle.


It is our painful duty to record the decease of this excellent man, and early friend of the Bethel cause. The event took place in London, on the 10th ultimo. And in thus publicly recording our feelings, we desire to bear our unequivocal testimony to his eminent piety, his consistent and dignified character, his uncompromising fidelity to the cause of Christ, and his unwearied zeal for the Divine glory.

For two-and-twenty years Capt. Cowie had been the steady and devoted friend of the Bethel cause, both at home and abroad. His loss, consequently, will be extensively felt. But “ he being dead, yet speaketh." His counsels and his example will be long remembered : nor will the fruits of his life and labours be fully discovered, till the revelations of the great final day.

In the article of death, the principles of his faith signally prevailed and triumphed. Humbly yet implicitly resting on the atonement of Christ, his end was peace. He fell asleep in Jesus. And on the 14th day of the same month, his mortal remains were committed to their kindred dust,“ in the sure and certain hope of a blessed resurrection unto everlasting life.”

We trust that pious masters left behind will imitate his virtues, and follow him as he followed Christ.*


At the last monthly conference, we were favoured with the presence of three Bethel captains, all of whom bore willing and satisfactory testimony to the great work of moral reformation among their brethren of the deep.

Subjects of great practical importance were then brought under consideration; the results of which, we have no doubt, will most favour

* In our next number, we hope to furnish a short memoir of our departed friend, with an account of his funeral.

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ably affect our interests, not only in the various stations occupied by the Society on the river Thames, but the great cause in general.

At the above conference, the following resolution was unanimously passed :

Resolved That the first day of each month, at seven in the morning, be observed as a season for special prayer, for the salvation of seamen throughout the world.

Fellow Christians :-Will you not unite with hundreds of the pious both on sea and on land, to plead for an object so intimately connected with the satisfaction of the Saviour's soul, the enlargement of the church, the happiness of the world?


Senior Thames Missionary.-CAPT. PRYNN:-I have been much cheered during the month in meeting with many who are earnestly seeking the kingdom of God and his righteousness; many, who, judging from their enquiries and solicitude, are found fleeing from the wrath to come. I have held conversation with forty-one pions sailors who were perfect strangers to me before, and have met with five pious captains hitherto unknown. Thus is the work spreading abroad. It is a matter of the utmost importance to engage the attention of our brethren to spiritual things. They are on foreign shores the representatives of our highly favoured land; and often have they been found to spread a very baneful influence by their immorality and vice. But the pious christian sailor will, in every port he visits, avow his attachment to Christ, and studiously strive to extend the Redeemer's kingdom, by making known the riches of his grace. This then is our cause of rejoicing in Christ Jesus, that the Lord is raising up many from amongst the sons of Zebulon, who will prove as lights amid a dark and benighted generation, and be rendered instrumental in turning others from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God!

Visitation of Shipping. Though much time has been occupied in the discharge of this duty, it has not I trust been in vain. It is 'pleasant to direct the young and enquiring mind to Christ. It is pleasant to be informed by those who have experienced its power, that the instruction given on former occasions, has been blessed by God the Spirit in bringing it home to the mind. It is pleasant to find the man of God established in the truths of the gospel, firmly relying on Christ, and spreading abroad the savour of a Saviour's name wherever he goes; causing his light so to shine before men, that those around him may take knowledge of him that he has been with Christ. Such I have met.

But I have met also with the scoffer and the infidel,-have had to grapple and contend with the worst of principles; but even in this the weapons of our warfare have been mighty through God.

Services afloat, 8C.-Sixteen religious services have been held afloat, besides two of a special nature ; one on the 4th, on board the 'Friendship, Capt. Davies, when four Welsh ministers and friends from the shore attended. The other was a similar meeting on board the Chatty,' Captain

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