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success that had attended the Society's la- | tbem to the sanctuary on the following sab. bours in the West Indies. Having been bath. Thus the house of God was killed connected with the missionary stations there with attentive worshippers. Much of the between seven and eight years, and feeling a success of the missionaries was owing to deep and lively interest in every thing that this system. He must also inform the concerned them, be might be permitted meeting, that the Baptist missionaries had briefly to allude to them. The report refer- in some measure adopted the system of their red to the opposition which the missionaries Wesleyan brethren, in forming classes in the had experienced. He would say little on churches, and appointing the most intelli. that subject, because if nothing good could gent and consistent characters as class leadbe said respecting those with whom they ers, Each one took twenty, thirty, and came iu contact, the less that was said the sometimes as many as one hundred under better. There were, however, bumane mas- bis care. They met once or twice a week, ters; there were bumane proprietors, who and the method adopted by the best leaders were desirous that the slaves should receive was somewhat similar to that porsued by religious iostraction. It was lamentable to the persons who first brought them to the think that some of the slaves suffered mach chapel. He must also remind the meeting. on account of the observance of religious that there was another class, who might be duties; but, as it had been stated in the termed catechumens. These met every report, the more the churches had been af-week, and the leader instructed them. Alt flicted, the more they had moltiplied and that those individuals were entitled to for grown. His friends in England bad heard their connexion with the church, was burial of the great increase that had been made to in case of their own death or that of their the churches ; himself and fellow-Jabourers children. By the mode of instruction be had witnessed it; and while their hearts had described, much good was effected, and rejoiced at the circumstance, they could only though it inight not seem to suit a polished in astonishment exclaim, “ What hath God and enlightened congregation, he thought Wrought!" It migbt appear strange to something of a similar plan might be adoptthose unaccustomed to witness such evident ed; for if the congregations were more poeffects of the outpouring of the Spirit; and lished, the deacons and office-bearers were he was sure the meeting would bear with more polished also. He would relate box bim if he occupied a few moments in relat- the candidates gave an acconat of the work ing the manuer in which members were re- of God upon their hearts, that the meeting ceived into the church, and the discipline might not suppose they were hastily admitted that was exercised among them. He felt into the church. Notice was given, that at the more anxious to make that statement, a particular time there would be a meeting becanse he had heard that there was some for experience. Some individuals bad been suspicion that the missionaries had been too under instraction for months, or perhaps a hasiy in receiving into charch fellowship in- year or two. If the Spirit of God bad dividuals who were pot traly converted to wrouglt powerfully on their hearts, and led God. He could assure the meeting, that if them to seek closer intimacy with his peothe missionaries had erred, it was not in ple, they came before the deacons, and then receiving the candidates into church fellow- before the church, and related their experiship too soon, but in keeping them out too enee before as many members as were prelong. It might be supposed that slaves sent, which was generally a large number. could have bat little influence ; but the Thus it would be seen that the missionaries moment they felt the love of Christ in tieir were desirous to receive none who did not own souls, they were immediately concern- furnish evidence of tbe new birth. He ed that others inight feel it also. Instances would mention the discipline pursued, in had occurred in wbicb slaves had brought order to know how each individual was seven or eight others to the church, and living. There were deacons appointed to over wliom they exercised a sort of patriar-wateh over the fook, before whom the chal or parental authority. The mode the leaders must appear, &vd give an account of slaves adopted was the following: they themselves. To order 10 simplify the prinwent to their companions in bondage, and ciples for the government of the chorob of asked them to attend the missionary obapel, God, as contained in the New Testament, telling them that they would find room, or and bring them down to the capacities of if not, they would give ap their owa seats. their hearers, the missionaries bad drawn When the services were over, they went up rules for the guidance of the members, home with them, and inquired what the mis- in doing which they had conscientiously kept sionary talked aboat-jf he said any thing within the limits of the word of God, and that came bome to their feelings, any thing had supported each rule by a passage of to make them feel that they were sinners, or Scripture. Those rales were passed at a any tbing to comfort tbem ? They conversed leader's meeting onee a month, and then with tben during the week, and brougbt brought before the mornbers of the charcb. The rules prohibited washing, ironing, or The Rer. J. Dixon, of the Wesleyan going to market on tbe Sabbath day; quar- Comexion, in proposing the next resolation, relling between man and wife, and a variety of spoke nearly as follows:--The note of invia other small matters. It was impossible to tation which I received from your Secretary, escape the observance of the roles, because urged upon me the duty of attending this the persons who attended the chapel, not meeting to-day, on the groand that the only appeared before the leaders once a Secretaries of our (the Wesleyan) Society week, or gave an account why they did not, are absent from town. I regret that I am but both members and catechumens appear-obliged to appear before you this morning, ed every three months before the minister. as, in some sense, the representative of our That appearance could not be avoided, be- Society. This task ongbt to have fallen on cause a ticket was given to each of the one of the Secretaries. I fear it will be attendants, which ticket was known by the bat badly performed; I feel that I cannot leaders. The tickets could not be forged, properly represent their good will, their and therefore there was no altervative but kindly feelings, their high regard for this the parties making their appearance. Thas Institution and its supporters. If, bowever, the minister bad an opportunity of knowing you will allow me to represent myself, inthe state of their minds, and bow they were stead of them, I promise you my warmest living. From that statement, the meeting advocacy, and any most zealous efforts, to would perceive that tbe missionaries were promote your interests; and if it be possinot making great exertions to add members ble for me to say any thing to obtain for to the church, without taking proper means your cause greater co-operation, and to exto ascertain the fitness of those who were cite in its behalf greater energy and zeal, I admitted. He felt persuaded, that in the shall most cheerfully do so. I trust that missionary churches there were a great num- Jehovah will ever be the shield of your prober of the real children of God. He mast tection, and that the God of the arinies of beg permission to call the attention of the Israel will render your exertions in his sermeeting to the condition of the poor de vice pre-eminently successful. I bave ob groes, and he would almost say to the served that the arguments of your speakers meeting, imitate their liberality. He was this morning have generally turned upon not ashamed to acknowledge their liberality, duty and obligations. We have been told because the missionaries inonlcated upon that it is the daty of the meeting to support them that they were not to rob their masters missionary exertions, and to send the Gosto feed them—nor to do evil in order to pel into all the world. "Go ye into all the bring their money to the eburch. The mis- world, and preach the Gospel to all nations," sionaries told them not to do more than is generally our maxim on these occasions ; they were able, but at the same time they and this being the command of the Retold them it was their duty to do what they deemer, we are urged promptly and eflicould. Some of the gentlemen who had ciently to support this cause. I allow that addressed the meeting, had spoken of sacri- it is as much our duty to promote the fices being made ; but oh, those pour ne- preaching of the Gospel as to receive its groes had no plate to sell; the only como traths, and therefore I urge you to send it modity they had to part with was eggs, for to every part of the world, that wherever they were allowed to keep fowls. The ne- the bright beams of heaven's laminary break groes rose up early, they sate up Jate; he forth, there the Son of Righteousness, may would not say they ate the bread of careful- arise, with healing upon bis wings. But ness, for they had no bread to eat, but lived when I regard this great work merely as a on yams, plaintains, &c. Bat notwithstand daty, my heart remains cold, and I feel as ing this, their zeal for God led them to give though I bad got into the frigid regions of some trifie to aid the missionary cause. The tbe law. I am just reminded of the late Secretary well knew that the cause could excellent Mr. Cecil, who said, that when he not have been carried on in the West Indies, was requested to perform a work as a mere had it not been for the contributions of the matter of duty, he felt cool and anmoved ; negroes. He would entreat the meeting to but wben he was urged to do it by motives have compassion opon the missionaries, or of love to Christ and his people, he went to some of them must give up their stations. bis work with cheerfulness and delight. They were willing to labour, and they merely Now, I ask, is there in this employment wanted to live. He himself could not re- nothing bat duty ? I ask those who have turn to the station he bad occupied for six received the grace of God, who have tasted years, unless some relief were afforded to that the Lord is gracious, and who have left the missions. The friends in the West In- the regions of the law, whether there is not dies had done all they could, and they now something more in this service than mere called upon the people of England to assist daty? I ask those persons if there is in them. Hoping the meeting would do all religion, and those employments which are they could, he most cordially seconded the connected with it, nothing clse but the per resolution.

formance of obligating service? They

tell you that there is in it true pleasure, world—a spirit of pious liberality and delightful emotions of love and joy, and the Christian charity. most solid and permanent satisfaction. I The very animated speech of Mr. Dixon, urge you to support this Society this day, wbich we are obliged most reluctantly to on the bigh priociple of religious enjoyment. curtail, was seconded, most appropriately, I can tell you that it costs me a great deal by the Rev. James Smith of Ilford, who to address an audience such as this-to ad- remarked at the close that he wished for dress persons who are most of them strap-deeds as well as words, on which the chairgers to me, in a strange place, and standing man, after a few observations on the neceson this platform, where I never stood before, sity of enlarged contributions, announced and therefore if it were not for the principle his intention to give £200, and presented, of holy satisfaction arising from this work, at the same time, 1001, from bis son, Mr. I should be in danger of retiring from my Joseph Gurney, and 1001, from a young duty, to find ease in seclusion. But I feel a friend. This was followed by the wortby hallowed, a gratefal pleasure in this engage- Treasurer of the Society, who subscribed ment; and when I throw my eyes on this 3001. (engaging to procure 2001. more) subject, and gaze on its beauty and loveli- with 501. from Mrs. Wilson, and 501. from Dess, I lose my perturbation, and find delight John Deacon, Esq. A great number of in advocating a cause which I feel to be the liberal contributions were then handed to greatest that can occupy the attention of the the platform from different parts of the world. Would it not impart to us pleasure chapel, and a variety of observations were to see God universally acknowledged ; to made by different ministers avd others, eusce Jesus Christ, and him crucified, an ob-gaged in announcing their own intentions, ject of love to the whole human race ? And or reading the notes forwarded for that would it not afford us bigb satisfaction also, purpose. The remaining resolutions were to see the Bible adopted as the standard of moved and seconded by the Rev. Messrs. truth amongst all people, and kindreds, and Eastace Carey, Swap of Birmingham, Dr. nations, and to see the ministers of Christ Cox, Messrs. Groser, Ivimey, and Dyer. publishing its important communications After contributions in various forms had through the whole world ? This would he, been announced, amounting to about Three indeed, a delightful sight; and it is this Thousand Pounds, the meeting united in which we are attempting to realize, it is this singing the usual doxology, and separated scene wbich we have begun to bring before about four o'clock, highly delighted, not you. We want to proclaim the Gospel to only with the extraordinary proofs of Chrisevery creature, and to set up the standard of tian munificence they had witnessed, but truth in every land. We say, in the Bible with the chastened and sober spirit of grateare laws for every nation, announcements of ful piety by which it appeared to be accommercy and love adapted to every condition panied. of man, and prospects of glory, honour, and immortality, calculated to cheer the heart, and animate the hopes of every wanderer in tbis vale of gloom and sorrow. Nor do we

N. B. The Editor has been comstand in doubt as to the general and success- pelled, if he would publish any fal propagation of its truths. We confi- account this month, to do it in dently expect the day to arrive, when its light and truth shall be universally enjoyed, what he feels to be a very meagre and its hallowing influence be every where form. He refers his readers for manifest. You may say what you like about fuller details to the World Newsthe march of intellect, and as to the schoolmaster being abroad, but I say there is paper, the able reporters of which something more cheering, more pleasing, journal have kindly furnished mamore delightful, extending itself in the terials for the preceding columns.

Printed by Littlewood and Co. Old Bailey.

BAPTIST MAGAZINE.

AUGUST, 1829.

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MEMOIR OF LATE MR. JOHN tertained for the son of his friend. SATCHELL.

After leaving school, he applied The subject of the following me himself very assiduously to his moir was born at Kettering, in father's business of a worsted and Northamptonshire, on the 4th of silk manufacturer; notwithstandJune, 1757. His parents, though ing which, his habits of improving not originally in affluent circum- every moment of time, and his instances, were enabled by their defatigable ardour in the pursuit success in business to move in a of knowledge, enabled him to find respectable sphere: They were opportunities for reading and study; both pious. His father, in 1758, and for acquiring a varied and exbecame a member of the Baptist tensive knowledge of almost every church in Kettering, under the subject, connected with literature pastoral care of the Rev. John and science. Browne; but in 1761, owing to a

But while engaged in the pursuit of difference in sentiment on some human learning, divine knowledge religious points, he seceded with was not forgotten. He joined his others of the members, and esta- father's church when about twentyblished another church in the town, one years of age; and from that over which he was chosen pastor. period to the time of his death, There were other children besides maintained a firm and undeviating Mr. Satchell, but he alone survived course in the religious profession the period of infancy. In very he had made. early life he discovered that fond At the close of the year 1795, ness for literary pursuits, which Mr. Satchell and his father resolvafterwards so much distinguished ed to re-unite themselves to the him. He did not enjoy the advan- original Baptist church, which was tage of a good education, but sup- then under the pastoral care of the plied the want of it by his assidui- late Rev. Andrew Fuller; whose ty in study when he left school; religious views they found to harin which he received much assist- monize with their own; and early ance from the kind instructions of in the following year they were the Rev. Abraham Maddock (an admitted members of this Christian evangelical clergyman, for some society. time curate of Kettering); be- Mr. Satchell's father did not surtween whom and the father of the vive this event quite two years. deceased, existed a most intimate On the 9th of December, 1797, friendship until Mr. Maddock's after a few days' illness, of a comdeath in 1785. The kindness thus plaint with which he had been long manifested to Mr. Satchell, excited afliicted, and which was attended in his mind feelings of the highest with very excruciating pain, he respect and veneration for Mr. calmly resigned his breath into the Maddock, who, in return, gave fre- hands of his Maker, being then in quent proofs of the regard he eu- the 65th year of his age. Vol. IV, 3d Series.

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By the death of his mother, siding in London; whither he acwhich took place on the 3d of cordingly went, on the 9th of DeMarch, 1799, Mr. Satchell being cember, 1817, being the twenleft without any domestic society, tieth anniversary of his father's was desirous of finding a suit- death. able companion for life; and was On his arrival in London, Mr. married on the 17th of February, Satchell attended the ministry of 1800, to Miss Sarah Burditt, of the Rev. J. Ivimey; and shortly Woodford, a village near Thraps- afterwards, joined the church in ton, who survives to lament the loss Eagle-street, under Mr. Iviney's of a most kind and affectionate care. He continued to attend at husband.

that place until his death; nine In the year 1806, Mr. S. was months previously to which he was induced, by the advice of several chosen one of the deacons of the judicious friends, to publish a work church. of fiction, having a religious tend- In the year 1819, Mr. Satchell ency, entitled “Thornton Abbey.” became the Editor of this MagaIt was written and nearly fiņished zine, under the direction of a comby his father, and altered and com- mittee of ministers, and retained pleted by himself. The publica- that capacity till the close of the tion of this work was approved of year 1828 ; during which period by Mr. Fuller, who wrote a recom- he contributed many articles to its mendatory preface to it. A second pages. Mr. Satchell was likewise edition was soon called for, and a engaged, in 1821, in preparing for new one has recently been pub- the press a new edition of Bunyan's lished.

Pilgrim's Progress, with notes writIn the same year, Mr. Satchell ten by the Rev. Mr. Ivimey. In was chosen a deacon of Mr. Ful- doing this he took great pains, by ler's church, and continued in that collating the various editions of the office until he left Kettering. For work, to correct the numerous the last two years of this period, blunders which had from time to the church was under the pastoral time crept into its pages, and also, care of the late Rev. John Keen by expunging and softening down Hall, Mr. Fuller's successor.* Mr. certain indelicacies in expression, Satchell enjoyed for many years to render the work more suited to the most intimate friendship with the refinement of the present day. Mr. Fuller, who entrusted to him Subsequently, Mr. Satchell spent the perusal of several of his works much of his time in revising main manuscript, and availed himself nuscript works, which were subof his corrections.

mitted to him for correction by Mr. Satchell having retired from several of his friends. During the business in the year 1807, was de- two years that preceded his death, sirous of residing in London, but he had been engaged in preparing felt a reluctance to leave his native for the press a new edition of Laplace, especially during Mr. Ful- voisne's Genealogical, Historical, ler's lifetime; but the latter impe- Chronological, and Geographical diment being removed by Mr. Ful- Atlas. This edition, which is the ler's death in 1815, Mr. Satchell fourth of that work, has received began seriously to contemplate re- numerous corrections, and has been

Mr. Hall died on the 18th of April in enlarged by the addition of five the present year, as announced in our May new maps; so that it now contains Number, page 208.

seventy-three maps. A work of

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