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emancipation from error and sin; that its out touching at Ireland. They felt that it inhabitants might become true christians, was important to do so, and in truth, that and live and die in the fear of God.

was surely the proper way home from sach a Reo. Mr. Saffery, after having adverted to circumnavigation. After having wept and the opposition which had been offered to the prayed over the miseries of other unhappy operations of the Irish Society, said, that countries, they would be the better prepared all attempts of this kind would prove as in for commiserating the moral and spiritual effectual as the effort of a pony band to re-wretchedness of Ireland, and carrying home sist the motion of a ball propelled by the in their bosoms, to their families and their force of its own power. But, although be churches, that spirit of sympathy and zeal doubted not of ultimate success, yet there wbich would animate all around them to viwere many wbo by two different modes of gorous exertions for the emancipation of Irethinking came to the same impotent concla- land from its spiritaal bondage, and raising sion — that of doing no more than they had a greatly depressed land to the elevation of done in behalf of the cause. They were apt the Christian character, to happiness and to to come to publie meetings, and be cbeered glory, by the reports and the speeches, and then to Rev. Mr. Campbell, from America, sereturn home, supposing that a great deal bad conded the resolution. He said, as a stranbeen done, and flattering themselves that ger be would consider it highly improper to great things had been accomplished in that trespass upon the time of the Meeting ; but cause for which the creation sighed, and the as an American, he with great joy wished church was looking. Bat though enough the officers and members the Baptist Irish had been done to awaken gratitude, excite Society God speed in their benevoleut work. hope, and stimulate exertion, enough had He could realise something of the importnot been done to induce self-gratalation. ance of the work to which they were now Great sacrifices must be made, more vigorous called to attend, in consequence of his aceffort must be called forth from those who quaintance with the moral condition of that professed to be under the influence of love part of the Irish population which had been to Him “who being rich for our sake be-thrown upon the shores of the United States. came poor, that we through bis poverty It had fallen to his lot, as a minister of the Gosmight be made rich."

pel, to preach in the oabins of some of tbose iv.-That the grataitous services of the people, and although they were so deeply deSecretaries, the Rev. Joseph Ivimey, and graded, and so totally ignorant, yet he could the Rev. George Pritchard, to promote the affirm that tbey listened to him with atteninterests of the Society entitle them to the tion, and expressed their gratitude for his Christian confidence of this Meeting, and labours. It was one of the highest bonours that they be respectfally requested to con- of man to be a co-worker with Christ and tinue their exertions on its bebalf.

bis apostles in evangelising the world ; and Rev.Dr. Cos in moving this resolation, said that bonoor, that privilege, they had when it was a wonderful faculty of the human mind engaged in Missionary enterprise. An Ame. by which we were enabled, thoagh retain-rican in visiting this conntry marked the ing the same local situation, to circumna- place where the missionary spirit was kindled vigate the whole globe, by the exertion of that spirit wbich would spread and difthis faculty. This bad been the interest- fuse itself till the glory of God should cover ing business in which they had been en- the earth, as the waters covered the sea. gaged during the week. At the early part Without Battery, it might be said of the of it they had started from their own home, British nation that it was a pillar of fire had travelled through the various districts placed in the earth to illamimate it from and provinces of their own country; and north to south, and from east to west. He had marked with great satisfaction the pro- had much pleasure ia seconding the resolugress of religion in its towns and villages. tion. Yesterday and the day before they had launch- Rev. Mr. Pritchard, the secretary, said ed from the shores, and moved along to the that bis respected colleage bad requested distant continents and islands of the world; him to acknowledge the kindness with which not as geographical discoverers, but in the resolation bad been received, and to express much nobler character of Christian observers. the assent of both of them to the wishes of There they bad been interested in gazing the society that they should remain in office upon what was going forward. They found for another year. The rev. gentleman pledged that other lands were penetrated by evau. himself and his brother secretary to renewgelical light, and cultivated by evangelical ed efforts in behalf of the society, and prayed labour, and that, in fact, the work of the the blessing of God upon all their funder. Lord was prospering in all directions in the takings. east and in the west, in the north and in the V.- That the gentlemen composing the south. And now they were returning home late Committee, by their persevering attenfrom this obeering excursion ; but not witb. tions to tbe business of the Society have es.

sentially fartbered its designs, and that the Rev. Dr. Newman seconded the resolution. Gentlemen whose names will now be read be He said they had a delighiful morning ; they the Committee :-Jobn Bousfield, Edward were under obligations to Divine Providence Batiensbaw, William Bowser, Jobo Chandfor all those precious bours, and he hoped ler, William Cousins, Peter Ellis, Samuel | they would be turned to good account. He Jackson, Jobo Low, James Low, James Low- bad bad a Passover, and a Pentecost, and a ther, Stephen Marshall, Paul Millard, Wm. Feast of Tabernacles all in one week. If Napier, John Neale, Ricbard Nicols, William Cbrist oar Passover, had not been sacrificed Paxon, Jobe Penny, Alexander Saunders, for us, we should bave bad no such feast Joseph Saunders, William L. Smith, Robert in London; if the Spirit of God bad not been Stock, Joseph Warmington, Samuel Watson, poured out from on higl, no such news

White, Eliezer Wilkinson, Joseph Wil- would bave been heard as that of this mornson, Charles Young. And that Messrs. Wil. ing; if the Word bad not been made flesb. kinson and Young be the Auditors.

and dwelt among os, we should have bad ng Rev. Mr. Tinson, from Jamacia, in moving such Feast of Tabernacles. this resolution, said, he had been greatly re- Lieutenant Gordon, said that he hoped joiced this week in meeting with so many Bri- that the day was fast'approaching when their tish Christians, engaged in such a noble attention and acknowledgments would be work. It had been said that Ireland could not more exclasively directed to Him who bad be raised from its degradation, so greatly bad the hearts of all men in his hands, to turn the body and the mind been brutalised. He them whithersoever he would. However, feared not, however, to entrust that to the they might derive some instruction from the Bible ; let the book he circulated among the circumstance ; for, as the celebrated Dr. Roman Catholics of Ireland, and they would Dodne bad remarked, compliments reminded soon, by the blessing of God, be emancipa- us of what we ought to be. He could ted from error. The rev. gentleman then ur- conscientiously say, that the Society on whose ged the necessity of the combined efforts of behalf they were assembled was one whicb, the many in the important work of evange, wbether be regarded its principles, or its lising Ireland, and subduing the giant of in proceedings, was very near his beart, for fidelity. Ho bad to state one fact which the reasons be bad previously stated. He had fallen under bis own observation, and had witnessed its progress, and traversed the which afforded one striking proof of the use field of its operations ;. be bed visited the fulness of the Baptist Irish Society. It had provinces where its schools and its readers sent a missionary to Jamaica, in tbe peron were carrying on their laboars; there was of a private in the 22d regiment, who had scarcely one of its agents with whom he was been brought to a knowledge of the truth in not personally acquainted ; and he could boIreland, under the instruction of one of the nestly say, that the one who bad tbat morn. Society's missionaries. This inan was now ing addressed them, vas a specimen, and a consistent and zealous Christian, labouring but a fair specimen, of the agents employed in the cause of God in the West Iodies, and in Ireland. It was probable that manyfriends he had thought it his daty to mention it for to the Society were not fully aware of the the encouragement of the friends of the in- great importance of the Schools, for in adstitution.

dition to the benefits immediately conferred Rev. J. Peggs, of Coventrs, formerly a upon the children, those which were indimissionary ia the East Indies, seconded the rectly conferred upon the parents were much resolution. He related the miseries wbich greater. That arose out of the law which

isted in the East Indies from the Ghaut ged the children to commit the Scriptures marders, the Suttees, &c.

to memory, thus making the system in fact, VI.-That the present Meeting is grate an efficient Bible Society. So, with respect fully impressed by the attention of Lien to the readers employed, their inflaenoe was tenant Gordon to the welfare of this Society not confined to the direct benefit of those in thus again ably occupying the Chair at ils persons immediately addressed. What they Fifteenth Anniversary.

heard, travelled the whole circumference of Rev. Mr. Edwards, of Watford, in rising the country, and produced a desire to possess to move this resolution, arged strongly the Bible itself. There was no doubt as to that it was desirable that for the purpose of the success of the Society, if it proceeded as enabling the Society to extend its labours the it has hitherto done ; it was one of the diAnnual Subscription should be doubled. The vively appointed instruments for brining men Society was now fifteen years of age, it was to the knowledge of God and of Christ. God advancing to manhood, and iberefore requir- would assoredly bless their efforts, because ed strong nutriment to strengthen and invi- they were pursuing a scriptural end by scripgorative it for its labours ; much remained to tural means. be done in a little time, and be therefore After the meeting bad joined in singing hoped that they would set about it in good "Praise God from whom all blessings flow,

the Meeting was adjourned.

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Contributions received by the Treasurer dur. Hammersmith Auxil. per Miss ing the reek of the Anniversary. Otridge, Treasurer

10 2 6 £. s, d. Collection at Sandhurst, per Rev.

Mr. Gates, Fakenham, per Mr.Cates,per Mr.

6 S 0 Dyer ......

2 9 Plymouth, by Rev. Mr. NicholNew Mill, per Rev. D.Clarabut,

son's

4 18 3 ditto

3 1
0 Mr. G. Chapman, Dorman's Land 0

0 Ilford, per Rev. Mr. Smith, ditto 10. O 0

"A drop of morning dew" 5 0 G. F. Angas, Esq. ditto

1 0 Eynsford Javenile Society, per

11 14 6 Per Mrs. Phillips, Bristol

Rev. Mr. Rogers

5 0
Keynsham, per Rev. Mr. Ayres 7 0 0 Seven Oaks, Rev. Mr. Shirley,
Rev. Mr. Horsey

1
0
ditto

9

0 Collection, per ditto....... 0 Westerham School, ditto, ditto

0 Carter Lane Auxiliary

18 15 0 Lower Meeting, Amersham, Rev.
3

0 0 Rugby, per Rev. E. Fall

5
Mr. Statham

0 0
Eagle St. Auxil. per Mr. Neale 18 0 u Legacy of the late Mr. Wm.
Mrs. Gouldsmith, Islington .. 10 10 0 Kimpton, per Rev. Mr. Rogers 5 0
Lymington Auxiliary, per Rev.

Mr. Tosswill, Greenwich

1 0 Mr. Millard

6 1

9 Lion Street, Walworth, per Mrs. Beaulieu ditto, ditto

3
7 3
Chin, Treasurer

30 0 0 Carter Lane School, per Mrs.

Rev. Thos. King, Bedford 1 1
Marlborough

12
6

6 Penny Week Society, Biggles-,

8 Hackney School

wade

0 0

1 Maze Pond Auxiliary

5
0

0 Mr. Ebenezer Davis, Woolwich St. Clements, Norwich, per Rev.

Jobn Foster, Esq. Biggleswade..

0
Mr. Ivimey
6 0

0
0 Mr. Joseph Sanders
A Lady, ditto
0 0 Mr. John Parr

0 Worstead Collection, ditto

2
2 0 Rev. James Elvey...

0 Blandford Street, by the Rev.Mr.

Rev. Geo. Coombs, Sobo Chapel 1

0 Dawson.

9

1 6 | Mr. R. Adams, Leather Lane.. 1 1 Sums collected by Joseph Wilson,

Mr. John Fairy, Freeman's Laue,

18 0 junr.

Southwark...

1 1 Rey, John Edwards

1 1
Young persons at Bow, per Dr.

0
Newman
4 5

0
0 | A Friend, per Rev. Mr. Griffin 2
Mrs. Dathoit, per Rev, .Mr.

Collected by Rev. Mr. Tyso.
Pricbard

1 1 0

Mr. E. Wells, Slade End, Wal-
Mrs. Ridley

1 0
lingford

1 1
Mrs. Stevens..

0
Mrs. Palmer, ditto

1 1 0 A well wisher,4 years' Evangeli

Mr. Field, ditto

0 10
cal Magazines, &c. ..

1 0 0
Moiety of Collections

5 0
Kingston Assoc. per Mr. Roff 3 17 6

Produce of a box for the Sight
Arden Hulme, Esq. ditto...... 1 0 0

of a picture of Ministers' Por

0 2 6 Mrs. Brown, ditto

2 traits, per Mr. Merritt......

2 0 North End Crayford School, per

For Mr. Tbomas's Ammunition.. 1 0
Rev. Mr. Blakeman

8 0.0

A Free Will Offering, to be con-
Woolwich School, per Miss James 12. 15 0

tinued Anpoally, per Mr. Wm.
Providence School

16 0 0

Harrison, Hadlow, Kent.... 1 1 0
Alie Street Auxiliary, per Rev.
Mr. Shenstone

S. W. Clayton, Esq. Camberwell,
10 0

per Rev. Mr. Steane........ 10 10 0 Female Auxiliary Missionary So

Collected at the Doors at the Geciety, East Street, Walworth,

neral Meeting

49 2 6 per Mrs. Steward

13 0 2

Donation, Wm. Barls, Esq. Ed-
Chatbam Ladies Society, Zion

monton

10 0 0 Chapel, per Rev. Mr. Lewis 8 10 6 The very last mite

1 11 0 Goswell St. Auxil. per Mr. Box 7 11 5 Female Baptist Irish Society in

The following kind present is gratefully cluding a Legacy from the late

acknowledged : Mrs. Jane Fell, of £20. sub

Scraps.” Freely offered by the children of ject to the Legacy, which the

a Charity School, to be given as Rewards Executors kindly paid, byMrs.

to the scripture repeaters in the Irish Young, Treasurer..

41 9

Scbools.
A free will offering of a few Fe-

Mr. Ivimey acknowledges the receipt of males at Unicorn Yard, in aid

Three Pounds since the meeting, from of the Female Schools under

Mrs. Bartram, of Northampton, the pro. the patronage of the Baptist

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Subscriptions and Donations in aid of this Society will be thankfully received at the Baptist Missionary House, No. 6, Fen Court, Fenchurch Street, London: or by any of the Ministers and Friends whose names are inserted in the cover of the Annual Report.

BAPTIST MISSION. effort should at once be made towards the

removal of this heavy incumbrance, and a

few friends who met as a sab-committee in HOME PROCEEDINGS.

the afternoon, agreed to communicate their

owo impressions as generally as they could, ANNUAL MEETINGS.

by way of preparation for the following days.

On Wednesday morning, at eleven, the It is recorded that, on the demise of friends of the Society assembled in the spaQueen Ande, the celebrated Joseph Addison, cious chapel occupied by our Wesleyan who was then Secretary of State for the brethren, in the City road. Appropriate Foreign department, was so much overcome bymns were given out by Mr. Steane of by the suddenness of the event, and the Camberwell, and Mr. Payne of Ashford. magnitude of the interests involved in it, Mr. Shirley of Sevenoaks read the Scripthat he was incapable of drawing up the tures, and offered prayer to Almighty God official communication to be made to the on behalf of the Institution, and the general Court of Hanover by the time it was want. interests of the kingdom of Christ. A ed, and a clerk in bis oflice had to supply discourse, distinguished by evangelical feelthe deficiency. The writer of these lines ing, theological acumen, and chaste and feels himself placed in a difficulty nearly impressive eloquence, was then delivered similar. The proceedings of our Anniver- by Mr. March, the esteemed theological sary, jast closed, have been such as to tutor of the Stepney Institution, from 2 Cor. bafile ordinary powers of description, and iii. 11. For if that which was done away was bave involved, moreover, such a subsequent glorious, much more that which remaineth is occupation of time, as to leave very little glorious. After some introductory observas indeed for the task of preparing an account tions on the variety of the divine dispensafor the public eye. Still that account will tions, and the unity of their design, the be impatiently expected ; and while it is preacher proposed to consider, First, the commended to the candour of our indulgent glory of the Mosaic economy; and Secondreaders, they are requested to lift up their ly, the superior glory of the Christian dishearts in devout thanksgiving to the God of pensation. The glory of the former was all grace, who has been pleased to favoar contemplated in the purity of the principles our Society with such an unprecedented and it inculcated—in the typical significancy of seasonable display of his bounty, by stirring the rites and ceremonies it appointed—and op the hearts of bis people so liberally to in the illustrious support it received from contribute to its necessities.

the attestation of miracles and the instraThe more pablic services of the week mentality of prophets. The superior glory were preceded, as usual, by an open Com- of the latter was exhibited in the clearness mittee meeting, held at Salters' Hall cbapel; of the revelation given by it, concerning on Tuesday morning, the 16th of June, those traths wbich are most important to About the same number of ministers and human salvation--in the spirituality of its other friends were present as have attended nature--in the universality of its designin former years; and in the course of the and in the perpetuity of its duration. The proceedings a statement was made of the preacher then pourtrayed, with much anifiuancial situation of the Society, from wbich mation, the future prosperity of the church, it appeared, that in consequence of a conti- adverted to the probability of its being nued excess of the expenditure above the ushered in with the seventh millenary of the income for tbe three preceding years, toge- world, defended the spirituality of the milther with a dimination in the receipts for lenial reign of Christ, and reprobated the the present year, a debt had accrned, wbich sentiment that miraculons agency is neceson the very lowest calculation amoanted to sary to secure the ultimate triumphs of 40001. This intelligence appeared to pro Christianity. Having shewn that the prosduce a very general conviction, that some pects of the church ought to rejoice the

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Contributions received by the Treasurer dur. | Hammersmith Auxil. per Miss
ing the week of the Anniversary. Otridge, Treasurer

10 2 6
£. s. d. Collection at Sandburst, per Rev..
Fakenbam, per Mr.Cates,per Mr.

Mr. Gates,

6 S 0 Dyer

2 0 9 Plymouth, by Rev. Mr. Nichol-
New Mill, per
Rev. D.Clarabut,
son's

4 18 3 3 1 0 Mr. G. Chapman, Dorman's Land 4 0 0 Ilford, per Rev. Mr. Smith, ditto 10, 00 “A drop of morning dew". 5 0 0 G. F. Angas, Esq. ditto

1 1 0 Eynsford Javenile Society, per Per Mrs. Phillips, Bristol 11 14 6 Rev. Mr. Rogers

5 0
Keynsham, per Rev. Mr. Ayres 7 0 0 Seven Oaks, Rev. Mr. Shirley,
Rev. Mr. Horsey

1 0
ditto

9 0 Collection, per ditto...

1 0 0 Westerham School, ditto, ditto 8 0 0 Carter Lane Auxiliary

18 15 0 Lower Meeting, Amersham, Rev.
Rugby, per Rev. E. Fall

3 0
Mr. Statham

5 0
Eagle St. Auxil. per Mr. Neale 18 0 u Legacy of the late Mr. Wm.
Mrs. Goaldsmith, Islington'.... 10 10 0 Kimpton, per Rev. Mr. Rogers 5 0 0
Lymington Auxiliary, per Rev.

Mr. Tosswill, Greenwich ...... 1 0 0
Mr. Millard

6 1 9 Lion Street, Walworth, per Mrs.
Beaulieu ditto, ditto
3 7 3 Chin, Treasurer

30 0 0 Carter Lane School, per Mrs.

Rev. Thos. King, Bedford 1 1 0 Marlborough..

12 6 6 Penny Week Society, Biggles-
Hackney School

8 0
wade

1.00 Maze Pond Auxiliary

5 0 0 Mr. Ebenezer Davis, Woolwich 1 1 0 St. Clements, Norwich, per Rev.

Jobo Foster, Esq. Biggleswade..
Mr. Ivimey
6 0 0 Mr. Joseph Sanders.

1 1 0
A Lady, ditto
0 5 0 Mr. John Parr

0 Worstead Collection, ditto 2 2 0 Rev. James. Elvey.....

0 Blandford Street, by tbe Rev.Mr.

Rev. Geo. Coombs, Sobo Chapel 1

0 Dawson

9 1 6 Mr. R. Adams, Leather Lane.. 1 1 0 Sums collected by Joseph Wilson,

Mr. John Fairy, Freeman's Laue,
junr.
1 8 0 Southwark...

1 1 Young persons at Bow, per Dr.

Rev. John Edwards

1 1 0 Newman

4 5 O A Friend, per Rev. Mr. Griffin 2 0 Mrs. Dothoit, per Rev. Mr.

Collected by Rev. Mr. T'yso.
Pricbard

1 1
Mrs. Ridley

Mr. E. Wells, Slade End, Wal-
1 0
lingford

1 1 Mrs. Stevens,.

1 0 0
Mrs. Palmer, ditto

1 1 A well wisher, 4 years' Evangeli

Mr. Field, ditto

0 10 cal Magazines, &c. .

1 0
Moiety of Collections

5 0 Kingston Assoc. per Mr. Ruff 3 17 6

Produce of a box for the Sight
Arden Hulme, Esq. ditto.... 1 0 0
Mrs. Brown, ditto

of a picture of Ministers' Por

0 2 North End Crayford School, per

traits, per Mr. Mérritt...... 2 2

For Mr. Tbomas's Ammunition.. 1 0 0 Rev. Mr. Blakeman

8 0

A Free Will Offering, to be con-
Woolwich School, per Miss James 12.15
Providence School

tinued Anpaally, per Mr. Wm.
16 0

Harrison, Hadlow, Kent.... 1 1 0
Alie Street Auxiliary, per Rev.
Mr. Shenstone

10 0 0

S. W. Clayton, Esq. Camberwell,
per Rev. Mr. Steane....

10 10 Female Auxiliary Missionary So

Collected at the Doors at the Geciety, East Street, Walworth,

neral Meeting

49 2 "per Mrs. Steward ... ... 13 0

Donation, Wm. Barls, Esq. Ed-
Chatham Ladies Society, Zion

monton ......

10 0 0 Chapel, per Rev. Mr. Lewis 8 10 6

The very last mite

1 11 Goswell St. Auxil. per Mr. Box 7 11 5 Female Baptist Irish Society in

The following kind present is gratefully cluding a Legacy from the late

acknowledged : Mrs. Jane Fell, of £20. sub

Scraps.” Freely offered by the children of ject to the Legacy, which the

a Charity School, to be given as Rewards Executors kindly paid, byMrs.

to the scripture repeaters in the Irish Young, Treasurer..

41 98 Schools. A free will offering of a few Fe

Mr. Ivimey acknowledges the receipt of males at Unicorn Yard, in aid

Three Pounds since the meeting, from of the Female Schools under

Mrs. Bartram, of Northampton, the pro. the patronage of the Baptist

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