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Obituury

prayer meeting held at the close of national culumilits may be removed from
de evening service, a poor wandering the land. These meelings were well
sare of sio entered into the liberty I attended, and the divine presence
of the sons of God.

ma
was powerfully felt therein. O
Hallelujah.
For four nights during the week,

God answer to the joy of our hearts
immediately succeeding the re-opening

and at the same time baptize all huis
of oir Chapel, prayer meetings were professing people with the Holy Ghost
held therein, for the especial purpose

Amen.
of supplication to heaven that our

JOSEPu HANDLI).

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OBITUARY.

her.

Her death was rather sudden and
Died at Sheffield, on Tbursday, the

unlooked for. She was expecting to
17th of March, 1842, Mrs. MARY ANN

become a mother alınost every day, but FBBOTSON, Losing her father by death

felt disease bad seized upon the seat of when at the tender age of four years, 1

life, which bore down the powers of exShe was early cast upon the providence

i istence, and in an unexpected day of God, and left entirely to the care of i

i blasted the fond mother's hopes, and a widowed mother. But although thus

buried a widowed father's joys. bereft of an earthly guardian, she was

She had been well for some weeks, blessed in early life with preventing and

but both herself and her friends thought preserving grace, so as to be kept from

that she was recovering, and the medi. many of those follies which lead young

cal attendant had given up bis visits :
people astray. Her youth was charac-

suddenly, however, the complaint re-
Berized by steadiness. humility, and
good behaviour. in such a way as to

turned-late at night the surgeon was

recalled; the most likely means to
command the respect, and secure the
esteem of all who were acquainted with

afford relief were again resorted to, but

all in vain. Early the next morning, But although distinguished by mo

with her hands clasped, and her eyes rality of conduct. she grew up without

lifted up towards heaven, she gently manitesting any serious concern about

| fell asleep in Jesus, in the twenty-third religious or divine things, or obtaining

year of her age. a knowledge of her guilty and fallen

Thus, before she had reached the state through sin. And this ignorance

noon of life her sun went down, not to of God and of herself continued until

rise again "until the heavens be no the month of December, 1840, at which

more. time it pleased God to visit her with a

It may be satisfactory to add that, fit of illness, whieh, through divine

during her affliction, the writer visited grace led her to look forward to death

| her several times, and always found her and judgment, and to examine the

| in a calm, peaceful frame of mind, ground upon which she stood as to her

without any fear or dread of death, hopes and prospects beyond the grave.

| looking for the mercy of God through The result of these inquiries was, deep

Jesus Christ.
conviciion of her lost and helpless coll-

J. HANDLEY.
dition, and of her need of the pardoning
mercy of God. That mercy our sister

DIED at Lostock, a village in the North-
igently sought; and it wich circuit, March 11th, 1842, Mr.

ore she obtained the William Sanders, aged 29 years. Our Feat price. The peace and late brother Sanders was a native of

were revealed to her soul. Lostock that was the place of his enjoyments and blessings birtb. life, death, and interment.

In the year 1832 Northwich and its ated to support the mind vicinity became excited and alarmed by

the reckless obtrusion of the cholerabecame a member of the church, and attended on all the means

Chapels many fell and many feared.

| became crowded, and many about this e as her health and strength time were made savingly acquainted

| with the Saviour of sinners; among

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earnestly and diligently sought; and
was not long before she obtained the
pearl of great price. The P
Joy of faith were revealed to
giving those enjoyments
Walch are purely of a spiritual nature,
but well calculated to suppor
under all the trials of life.

She now became a mem

of grace, as her
would allow.

mittee"obtained the sanction of close of the meeting. That meeting the leader's meeting-laid down a pledged itself not to relax any effort plan of operations- carried it out that could be put forth to enable the with the most untiring perseverance, Committe to paint, white-wash and and, through the good hand of God clean the chapels throughout, as oriupon them, have brought their labours ginally intended. And such was the to a successful termination; having handsome manner in which that pledge accomplished far more than their was redeemed, that, by the 20th of sanguine expectations, and almost all | May, the fund had reached the sum that they wished or desired.

of £20 10s. 11d., and the repairs of The annexed “ Report,” which was Stanley Street chapel were commenced read to a social tea-party that was in the ensuing week : and at the reheld on the Monday evening after opening of that chapel £2 158. was the re-opening of Surrey Street chapel, collected. Such were the laudable will give a luminous view of the exertions of a few of our female nature of the work, and its happy friends that by the 17th of June, the accomplishment.

fund had accumulated to £32 11d. “ The consummation of the work It was now determiued not only to which has given rise to the present complete the work originally designed, meeting is a matter of sincere con- | but also to include several necessary gratulation, and the satisfactory result | alterations and repairs; many of which that has attended almost every effort bave been accomplished, of the Committee is a convincing The expenditure, as near as at proof that the hand of Providence has present can be ascertained, is about £46. signally favoured the design. The The collections at the re-opening of state of our places of Worship, and Surrey Street chapel amounted to near the desirableness that they should be £12, which, added to the other receipts, thoroughly painted, and cleaned, with makes a sum which it is anticipated as little delay as possible, became the will cover all the expences which have subject of conversation amongst a few been incurred. To persons unacfriends, who, speaking after the manner quainted with all the facts of the case, of men, accidentallybut as it appears these results may appear inconsiderable, from the results, providentially, met but when the unprecedented deprestogether; and they determined to sion of the times, and other circumenter upon the work, if its practicabi stances are taken into consideration, lity were generally admitted. They it must be admitted that they could were appointed a Committe to carry only have been effected by the blessing out the object. The purpose every of God upon the humble efforts of the where met a hearty response, and the parties concerned. They acknowledge Committee entered npon their work their utter dependance upon Him with the determination of doing all from whom alone proceedeih every that the means with which they might good and perfect gift,” and now only be furnished would warrant, They desire that the work may be made met on the 17th of February, and subservient to the glory of God, and resolved to originate a fund which the salvation of men; which are the should be open for three months highest objects that can engage the before the work was commenced. attention of sentient beings." Donations were announced, collectors At the re-opening of Surrey Street appointed, and by the 8th of April / chapel, the Rev. J. Verity, Primitive the fund had reached from £11 to £12. Methodist, preached in the morning ; On the 25th of that month a social the Rev. R. S. Bayley, F. A. S., Indetea-meeting was held, at which our pendent, in the afternoon; and the female friends most liberally exerted Circuit Preacher in the evening. The themselves. The whole of the provi. congregations were good, and the colsion was furnished gratuitously, and lections such as have not been obtained the sum of £3. 6s. 7d. was realised to in our chapel for some years before. the fund; exclusive of £1, which was ! But better still, a divine influence kindly presented by a friend at the rested upon the word ; and in the

prayer meeting held at the close of national calamities may be removed from the evening service, a poor wandering the land. These meetings were well slave of sin entered into the liberty attended, and the divine presence of the sons of God. Hallelujah. was powerfully felt therein. O may

For four nights during the week, God answer 10 the joy of our hearts, immediately succeeding the re-opening and at the same time baptize all his of our Chapel, prayer meetings were | professing people with the Holy Ghost. held therein, for the especial purpose Amen. of supplication to heaven that our

Josepu HANDLEY.

OBITUARY.
Died at Sheffield, on Thursday, the Her death was, rath

Her death was rather sudden and 17th of March, 1842, Mrs. MARY ANN unlooked for. She was expecting to FBBOTSON. Losing her father by death become a mother almost every day, but when at the tender age of four years,

felt disease had seized upon the seat of she was early cast upon the providence

life, which bore down the powers of exof God, and left entirely to the care of

istence, and in an unexpected day a widowed mother. But although thus

blasted the fond mother's hopes, and bereft of an earthly guardian, she was buried a widowed father's joys. blessed in early life with preventing and She had been unwell for some weeks, preserving grace, so as to be kept from

but both berself and her friends thought many of those follies which lead young

that she was recovering, and the media people astray. Her youth was charac cal attendant had given up his visits : terized by steadiness, humility, and

suddenly, however, the complaint regood behaviour, in such a way as to

turned-late at night the surgeon was command the respect, and secure the

recalled; the most likely means to esteem of all who were acquainted with

afford relief were again resorted to, but her.

all in vain. Early the next morning, But although distinguished by mo

with her hands clasped, and her eyes rality of conduct, she grew up without lifted up towards heaven, she gently manifesting any serious concern about fell asleep in Jesus, in the twenty-third religious or divine things, or obtaining year of her age. a knowledge of her guilty and fallen Thus, before she had reached the state through sin. And this ignorance noon of life her sun went down, not to of God and of herself continued until rise again“ until the heavens be no the month of December, 1840, at which

more." time it pleased God to visit her with a

It may be satisfactory to add that, fit of illness, which, through divine

during her affliction, the writer visited grace led her to look forward to death her several times, and always found her and judgment, and to examine the

in a calm, peaceful frame of mind, ground upon which she stood as to her

without any fear or dread of death, hopes and prospects beyond the grave.

looking for the mercy of God through The result of these inquiries was, deep

Jesus Christ. conviction of her lost and helpless coni

J. HANDLEY. dition, and of her need of the pardoning mercy of God. That mercy our sister DIED at Lostock, a village in the Northearnestly and diligently sought; and it wich circuit, March 11th, 1842, Mr. was not long before she obtained the William Sanders, aged 29 years. Our pearl of great price. The peace and late brother Sanders was a native of joy of faith were revealed to her soul, Lostock, that was the place of his giving those enjoyments and blessings birth, life, death, and interment. which are purely of a spiritual nature, In the year 1832 Northwich and its but well calculated to support the mind vicinity became excited and alarmed by under all the trials of life.

the reckless obtrusion of the cholera She now became a member of the many fell and many feared. Chapels church, and attended on all the means became crowded, and many about this of grace, as her health and strength time were made savingly acquainted would allow.

| with the Saviour of sinners; among

whom was the subject of this memoir. I had no wish to recover. At length, He then joined the old Methodist soci- | without a sigh, he expired, exclaiming, ety, and became not only steady and "Oh, my blessed Redeemer!" On the consistent, but zealous and indefatiga- | 16th of March last, his earthly remains ble. In the year 1837 he joined the were laid in the midst of his native vilAssociation, and ever after laboured | lage, in front of that Tabernacle to very diligently to promote its interests. which he had been so dearly attached. He held the office of Leader for nearly The Rev. D. Rutherford, attended by four years, and very faithfully discharged a number of other ministers, read the his duties as such, In his endeavours burial service. Perhaps Lostock never to advance the cause of Christ, he was saw such a day before —tbe whole vilceaseless and untiring. In his attend- | lage was moved; nearly all the inhabiance on the different means of grace, he tants attended his funeral, lamenting was uniform ; rarely, or never, absent. the fall of one that had done and suf. As a friend, he was faithful- as a bro. fered so much among them for the ther, he was affectionate. In habits of honour of God, and the good of souls. diligence, he was equalled by few, His The church in this place has lost a wellSabbaths were days of grateful toil; he tried, and never-tired friend. was seldom seen unemployed.

GEORGE SLATER. In February last he was assailed by the scarlet fever, from which he, in about

RECENT DEATH. a fortnight, seemed partially to recover, and was thought to be almost out of Died at Kenn, in the Worle Circuit, danger ; but a tumour arose in his on the 4th of August, 1842, in the throat, which was succeeded by a com- | forty-first year of her age, Mrs Elizaplete relapse. His illness was very se. | beth Hookway. Her exemplary piety vere for about a week after this, and cheerfulness of disposition, as well as then terminated in death. During his liberality to the extent of ber ability, enaffliction, he wished his class to meet in deared her to all her religious acquainthis room; the scene was too affecting ance. Her illness being only a few to be forgotten.

hours, little can be said of her prospect The solicitude he manifested on his at the last ; but from ber manner of dying bed, for the salvation of some life, little doubt can be entertained of young men, with whom he was ac. her being safely lodged in our Father's quainted, will long be remembered. house above. In prospect of dissolution, his confi.

“Far from a world of grief and sin, dence was unshaken; he often said he With God eternally shut in."

POETRY.

THE CHRISTIAN'S REST.

" There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.In a world of affiction, and sorrow, and The devils too, tremble, expecting the rod,' strife,

There remaineth a rest to the people of God. Which blighteth the bud, and the blossom of

When the heavens on fire are melting with life;

heat, The thought cheers the Christian, along the

And the earth in its terror forsaketh the feet, dark road,

And the universe shrinks, at the terrible nod, There remaineth a rest to the people of God.

There remaineth a rest to the people of God. When sickness bath hurried its prey to the

When time, like a stream hath ceased to roll, grave,

And a boundless eternity dawn'd on the soul, And nature, exhausted, sinks down like a

And ages have passed, in systems untrod, wave,

There remaineth a rest to the people of God. And resteth the head, underneath the cold sod,

Come, then, Holy Ghost, our natures renew, There remaineth a rest to the people of God. Our hearts sanctify, and spirits subdue, When the great judgment seat is set in the

So shall we at last, burst forth from the clod,

And the rest realize of the people of God. air, And sinners affrighted, approach it with fear,

B. GLAZEBROOK.

T. C. JOHNS, PRINTER, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street.

WESLEYAN METHODIST ASSOCIATION Quarterly Missionary Notices.

SEPTEMBER, 1842.

To spread the knowledge of Salvation offered by the Gospel of Christ, and purchased for mankind by the sacrificial death of “ the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world," ought to be an object of ardent desire, and persevering and untiring efforts, with all who profess to know “the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord,” and who believe the souls of men to be immortal, and designed to dwell for ever, either in heaven or in hell. These truths make it most affecting to consider how large a proportion of the human family yet remains in a state of awful ignorance of Christ and Salvation.

The state of the heathen in distant lands, and the state of the heathen in our own country, and in our own neighbourhood, ought to excite our pity, our prayers, our every effort, to rescue them from impending danger. Can we be either approved of God, or satisfied in our own consciences, if we are not seeking the salvation of our fellow-men-if, knowing the love of Christ towards them, we are not endeavouring to make them acquainted with his love to them; that under its powerful influence they may renounce their sins, devote themselves to his service, and thus, by grace, escape from the wrath to come, and attain to the possession of everlasting life ? All around us souls are perishing: let us give them the Gospel which is the bread of life-let us pray more fervently and effectually for the Holy Spirit to incline our hearts, and the hearts of all who profess our holy religion, to the exercise of increased efforts and liberality to provide the means of making known to our countrymen, and to all men, the riches of redeeming grace. At the present time our Missionary fund is not only exhausted, but the Society is considerably in debt. Increased contributions are required to support the ministers who are already employed in the work; and their number ought to be very much increased. Let us faithfully consecrate what we have received from God to his service, remembering that to him we must render our account.

THE SUBSTANCE OF A MISSIONARY SPEECH,

Delivered on the 23rd of June, 1842, in the Church-street Chapel, Kingston, Jamaica, by M, BAXTER, Wesleyan Methodist Association

Missionary.

Sir, The resolution which I have the honour to move reads as follows: “ That the far greater part of the human race, both in this Island and in the

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