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of these interesting services were concluded questions; the Rev. W. Skinner, of Bruton, with prayer.
offered the ordination prayer; the Rev. A. Reid, D.D., delivered the charge to the
congregation. In the evening, the Rev. H. RECOGNITION.- EDMONTON AND TOTTEN
Quick, of Taunton, addresssd the people HAM CHAPEL.
from 1 Thess. v. 12, 13. The Revs. Messrs. The recognition of the Rev. J. De Kewer Wilson, Furnee, of Frome, Armitage, WinWilliams, late of Limerick, as pastor of the lowe, Oram, Jeffrey, J. Hall, of Brentchurch in the above place, was on Tuesday, wood, and others, also took part in the June, the 29th.
services. The Rev. Dr. Hewlett, of Sion Chapel,
The weather being remarkably fine, & preached the introductory discourse; the large number of visitors were present, from Rev. Dr. Burder, of Hackney, asked the adjacent parts, of whom about 120 dined church and the minister the usual questions, together, in the school adjoining the chapel. and offered the designation prayer; the Rev. Dr. Henderson, of Highbury College, delivered a most full and affectionate charge.
On Tuesday, Oct. 12th, the ordination of In the evening, the Rev. Dr. Jenkyn, of the Rev. Thomas Raffles Hoskine, to the Coward College, preached to the people on work of the Christian ministry, took place the duty of co-operation with their pastor.
in the Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, The Revs. Messrs. Wallace, Lockyer, Ra- Tyldesley, near Manchester, in the presence ban, Tyler, Stribling, Shedlock, Duff, and of a numerous and attentive congregation. Chambers, took part in the devotional ex
The services, which were of an unusually ercises. On the following sabbath morning solemn and interesting character, were conthe pastor preached from the promise : “A ducted by the following gentlemen : the little one shall become a thousand;" which Rev. George Jones, of St. John's chapel, he and his people then embraced in hope.
Warrington, read the Scriptures and en. gaged in prayer ; the Rev. John Harris, of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, delivered the intro. ductory lecture, from Ephes. iv. 11, 12, 13,
especially descriptive of the constitution of The Rev. John Matthews, late of New.
the Christian church. The same gentleport, Monmouthshire, has received and ac
man then proposed the questions to the cepted an unanimous invitation from the candidate, which being clearly and satisCongregational church assembling at Zoar factorily met, the Rev. John Williams, of Chapel, Neath, Glamorganshire ; where he Chester, offered the ordination prayer, is likely to be of very great blessing.
accompanied by the imposition of the hands of the brethren. The Rev. Thomas Raffles,
D.D., LL.D., of Liverpool, then delivered The Rev. Robert Davis, late of Welling. the charge to the newly-ordained minister, borough, having accepted the unanimous from 2 Tim. iv. 5 : “Do the work of an invitation of the Independent congregation Evangelist ;' eminently distinguished alike in Brackley, Northamptonshire, entered for its affectionate spirit, fervid eloquence, upon his pastoral duties on the 26th of and forcible appeal, producing a solemn September last.
impression, wbich it is hoped will never be
effaced. The Rev. Thomas Wilkinson, of The Rev. W. F. Buck, late of Burton. Chowbent, offered the concluding prayer.
The Revs. T. T. Coales, of Middleton ; on-Trent, has accepted the unanimous invitation of the Independent church and
B. Etheridge, of Bolton ; J. Sbipman, of congregation at Ross, Herefordshire, for Leigh ; Evans, of Chester; and William many years under the pastoral charge of Turner, of Hindley, were also present, and the Rev. W. Bryne ; and entered upon his kindly engaged in the service, by giving out labours at that place with a pleasing pro
the various hymns. spect of success.
A public dinner was held immediately after the service, in a suitably large room, and a numerous company sat down, to par.
take of the refreshments provided. After ORDINATIONS.
the dinner, speeches were delivered by the On Wednesday, Sept. 29th, the Rev. | Revs. Dr. Raffles, John Williams, John John Nunn, late of Hackney College, was Harris, and others, the newly.ordained ordained as pastor of the Congregational minister occupying the chair. church, Shepion Mallett.
In the evening of the same day, a large The Rev. Spedding Curwen preached the congregation again assembled in the chapel, introductory discourse; the Rev. J. C. when the Rev. John Harris, read the liturgy Davie proposed to the minister the usual of the Church of England; the Rev. T. T.
Coales offered extemporaneous prayer; and service, by reading the Scriptures and prayer. the Rev. Leonard James Wake, of Chelten| The Rev. Edward J. Sadler, of Wern, de. ham, preached to the people, from Heb. x. livered the introductory discourse. The 23. The Rev. B. Etheridge, of Bolton, usual questions were proposed by the Rev.. concluded the services of this delightful T. Jones, of Minsterly. The Rev. Samuel day, (the remembrance of which will long Barber, of Bridgenorth, offered the ordina. be cherished,) by engaging in prayer. tion prayer, and delivered the charge to the
minister. The Rev. Theo. Davies, of Lud. On Tuesday, June 22nd, 1847, the Rev. low, preached the sermon to the people. In James Phipps, late of Spring-hill College, the evening an interesting meeting was held Birmingham, was solemnly set apart to the in the Town-hall, when upwards of 200 of pastoral office over the church and congre. Mr. Phipps's friends were present. After gation assembling in the Independent Chapel, tea, addresses were delivered by the Rer. Bisbop's Castle, Salop. T'he Rev. J.J. Messrs. Davies, Kerrison, Beynon, and Beynon, of Dorrington, commenced the Phipps, and Mr. Sowter, of Hackney.
satisfaction, whose gratitude to God, we
believe it would be impossible to describe. BAPTISM OF THREE CHINESE YOUNG MEN.
Some three weeks since, the young men (From a correspondent in Huntly.)
each wrote a letter, asking to be baptized. “ WRITE this for a memorial in a book." They were conversed with by three of the And yet to many who witnessed it, no book brethren. They were found to be more will be necessary to recall the scene pre familiar than could have been supposed sented in this remote quarter on Friday last. with the facts of scripture. They professed Certainly the occurrence-the baptism of their love to the Redeemer, and stated their three Chinese young men-was one of no desire to evince that love and gratitude by ordinary kind, and it gathered around it an consecrating themselves to bis service. On amount of public interest and sympathy the morning of Friday, at a special meeting very unusual. These young men are the of Mr. Hill's church, the report of the conChinese youths brought by Dr. Legge to versation held with them by the bretbren this country from Hong Kong in the spring | was given in, and the strangers w re cor. of last year. On their arrival in England, dially and affectionately admitted members they were at once sent down to Scotland, of the church. This was followed in the lodged with Dr. Legge's father, and placed forenoon by a public service in Mr. Hill's under the care of the Rev. Mr. Hill, of chapel, which was crowded to excess. After Huntly, who was intrusted with the super. sermon by Dr. Legge, the Chinese stood up intendence of their education generally, and together in the body of the chapel, and were specially of their religious instruction and addressed by him in a solemn and chastened training. They had been in the mission. | spirit, and cautioned and encouraged to be school under Dr. Legge for some consider- | faithful even to the death; the young men able time previous to their leaving China, then ascended the pulpit stairs, when Dr. and had been exceedingly well-behaved and Legge and Mr. Hill unitedly pronounced over well-disposed ; still, as they were young, them, the one in Chinese and the other in and had made no decided profession of English, the words of the ordinance, and in Christianity, their future course the forma. the name of the whole church of Christ gave tion and developement of their character them the right hand of fellowship. -awakened great solicitude.
In the evening a public prayer-meeting, The young men had not been long at at which about four hundred were present, Huntly until they greatly endeared them was held, to commend Dr. Legge and his selves to their teachers, their school com young friends to tbe divine blessing. panions, and, indeed, until they were beloved Altogether it was a day to be had in revery generally in the town. This affectionate membrance. May the young men have grace interest in them deepened as the time of to continue faithful, and be spared to labour their abode here approached its termination; long and successfully in their own land ; and especially was this the case with those who may the effect of these services at their baptism imparted to them religious knowledge, and appear in a more abundantspirit of prayer and who prayerfully watched the effect of that missionary zeal in that particular church into knowledge on their minds. Invaluable had whose communion, they were first received. been the care exercised over them, and the Huntly, Oct. 18th, 1847. : A, counsel bestowed upon them, by Mr. Hill; [Dr. Legge will supply a more ample but Friday last richly repaid him and others, account of this deeply interesting service and especially Dr. Legge, whose feelings of for the chronicle of next month.]
MISSIONS OF THE AMERICAN thirty houses, which is the whole Armenian BOARD.
population of the island !
“We were very sorry not to be able to
visit any of them; for they reside in the In a letter, bearing date, 16th January, capital, which is eight hours' ride from 1847, Mr. Dwight states, that the Evan- Larnica. But I was really refreshed by gelical Armenians are gradually obtaining seeing the spirit of this brother, hitherto that position in the Turkish empire, which unknown to me, but whom I already loved the assurances of the Sublime Porte have
as a member of Christ's glorious body. entitled them to expect. The patriarch is There he was, a hard working, poor man, now obliged, in various ways, to concede toiling in his little shop to support his nu. points of religious liberty, which, a short
merous family, with his Bible by his side, time since, he would utterly have refused. wbich he always kept open while at work.
Mr. D. writes: "I am happy to say that • There,' said he, pointing to the volume, the native pastor is, in almost every re- there is all my consolation and joy; I sit spect, a growing man, and he gives us great here, and my eye is constantly passing from satisfaction. His sermons are clear, plain, my work to my Bible, and from my Bible pointed, and highly evangelical."
to my work.' When I spoke of persecu“We have recently licensed to preach, one tion, he said, it might come, but could not of the students of the seminary, a brother change matters. For,' said he, “I say to of the pastor, and a very promising young all men, “Look into this book; and if what man. He has now gone to Nicomedia and
I say is not according to its contents, here Adabazar on a missionary tour."
is my neck, cut it off.'" The Lord pre"There is a very gratifying attention given serve this little flock! The only thing that to the word preached in both our semina- marred the happiness of our interview, was ries, and also in the chapel, and several the negative answer I was forced to give to conversions of late. We hope soon to wit- his repeated and earnest solicitations that a ness a still more marked display of the preacher might be sent them. Spirit's power."
" What noble, what sublime elements there are in the Arabic mind, whicb, when
consecrated to the Redeemer, shine with Mr. Van Lennep, writing from Cyprus, double lustre! It seems to me, that when January, 1847, gives the following deeply this nation shall have been changed by the interesting account:
power of the gospel, and sanctified by grace, “We stopped pearly the whole of one it will furnish one of the most interesting day in Larnica, Cyprus; and it afforded illustrations that has ever been known of me, and the Armenian brother who accom. human nature in its poblest characteristics. panied me, the opportunity of looking after And by all I can see, I am convinced that the Armenians residing in that island. Last this mission has taken a wonderful hold on year there were two of them who seemed | the native mind." much interested in spiritual things; but they feared their enemies, and seemed to
NESTORIANS AT OROOMIAH. think it their duty to look after their own salvation, without being much concerned
In a letter, of the 22nd December, 1846, for that of others. We inquired for them,
Dr. Wright supplies many interesting par. therefore, with some misgivings; fearing have been visited with cholera to an awful
ticulars concerning this mission. The people lest they should have wholly fallen back into the world. But judge of our surprise
extent; but the missionaries have been when we learned, on finding one of them,
most mercifully preserved. One half of the that their number had increased to eighteen!
seizures proved fatal. The attentions of " This individual received us with tears
Dr. W. to the sick and the dying have very of joy; and took us to his little shop,
favourably inclined the natives towards the
labours of the missionaries. where be said that they had been aroused to their duty by the Spirit of God and his word; that they immediately began to hold meetings, and to invite all their friends to Persecution for conscience sake is here them; that God had most wonderfully beginning to relax. The priest, Chau-Fa, is blessed these efforts, in silencing all ob. disposed to maintain the principle that “it jectors, and in convincing all that God was is proper that every man should be left at : among them of a truth; so that now, to liberty to choose his own religion.” And use his own expression, there are ten the king, when requested to do something steadfast brethren, who fear not to proclaim against the missionaries, replied : “Do not the truth, and eight others who regularly be troubled about them; none will join them attend the meetings, besides a number of but Chinamen." “This language," writes women ;' and all this in a population of Mr. Caswell, “is sufficiently decided to
convince a Siamese that a course of tolera. tion is intended to be pursued.”
THE TELOOGOO MISSION,
SANDWICH ISLANDS. Mr. Clarke writes from Wailuku, in very encouragiog terms. He states that 148
(Concluded from page 550.) have been admitted to church-fellowship since his last official communication with
1845.-During this year, a pepsioned the board. His church is filled with com- sepoy, of the name of
with some municants; and great revivals have been others, was added to this garden in the experienced during the past year. The
wilderness. He had heard the gospel at members contribute largely to the support Chicacole, and frequently expressed a wish of their pastor. Mr. Armstrong writes in
to join the Redeemer's fold, to one of the the following manner about the effects of native teachers, with whom he staid a tem Popery :
days, conversing on the things touching the “In my last letter I remarked that Ro. kingdom of our Saviour, He returned to manism on this island had almost died out;
his village, Yethoovulsab, in order to perbut that it would probably be revived again,
suade his wife to accompany him, and cast if some foreign priests should arrive. This in ber lot with him. She, however, for has proved true. About the time of our some time, obstinately refused all his prolast general meeting, when most of us were
posals, and he remained with her for some absent from our stations, three or four time, hoping to overcome at length all ber priests commenced their labours on this
fears and prejudices; but she continuing island. We felt much anxiety for our flocks, | firm in her opposition to his wishes, he left but the great Shepherd preserved them. í her, telling her plainly she was on the way bave heard of no church-member in my
to destruction, and that he could not remain field, who has mauifested a disposition to
with her any longer. He accordingly went go after the new doctrine ; but I have just
to Chicacole of his own accord, and, to the heard of an excluded church-member who surprise of the missionary, renounced caste resisted an earnest solicitation to be bap
in the presence of several witnesses, and tized, accompanied with a tempting offer of remained at the mission-house for some employment. The priests do not seem to
time. His wife and relatives meanwhile, have made a very strong impression in
hearing of what had happened, came to the this vicinity. There has been no apparent missionary, and used every possible means diminution of my congregation ; although
to get him back to heathenism. They cried, a meeting of papists has been held but a they screamed, they entreated him to reshort distance from our house of worship. turn, and threatened to injure the misThey have taken advantage of the school sionary if he harboured him. They also system to gain some proselytes among the
told a great number of falseboods against more ignorant class, by promising exemption him, imputing to him the worst of motives from school taxes,”' &c.
for having taken the step which he did. They promised to tell any number of lies for bim, in order to induce his people to receive
him back into their caste, provided be The summary of African Missions, in
would return with them, and embrace again cluding those of the Moravians, London
the idols of his forefathers. He seemed Missionary Society, English Wesleyan, Free
much affected by their entreaties, but was Church of Scotland, Glasgow African Society, Rhenish Missionary Society, Berlin
enabled, by grace, to resist them all; and, Missionary Society, Church Missionary So
in return, entreated them earnestly to follow ciety, Baptist Mission, United Secession, his advice at present; but I am happy to say
his example. None of them have followed Basle Missionary Society, American Epis- that he continues stedfast, though exposed copal Mission, American Presbyterian Mission, and American Missionary Association, latives and neighbours.
to many temptations from his heathen reis as follows:
Mr. Dawson has been to see him once, Labour- Commu
and was much pleased with his conversation South Africa.. 115
and behaviour. He also visits the station 260 10,725 11,218 West Africa,. 53 161
once a month, when he comes for his pen
6,323 8,638 sion, and takes his meals with the Christians North Africa.. 1 11 20 234 East Africa
belonging to the mission. 1
From a report which I bave lately reTotal .... 170
ceived from Mr. Dawson, I have learat 34 17,068 20,090 that this simple believer in Christ bas been
called to enter upon his final reward. Hearing that cholera was prevailing in his village, be
SUMMARY OF AFRICAN MISSIONS.
took leave of the missionary, to go and visi his family, and soon fell a victim to the disease himself, on Sunday, May 14, 1846.
the close of it, we find the numbers as fol. low : Baptized, 52 ; inquirers, 27 : total, 79.
bours, that he clung to his Saviour to the year, Mr. Dawson had the pleasure of admi
He was, indeed, such a simple. nistering the ordinance of baptism to seven minded man, that, in anything else but his adults, most of whom had been inquirers, religion, a child might lead him; but he during the past year. It was an interestwould give ear to none who attempted to ing and delightful service, witnessed by perdraw him away from faith in Christ. Of sons of all castes, who paid the most marked this he gave strong proof in his dying hours. attention to the confession of faith which Some of his heathen neighbours begged him were made by the various candidates for the to make a vow, that he would present a ordinance. They were all questioned pubsheep and a cloth to the cholera goddess, licly as to their motives for forsaking Hin(Kalee,) for his recovery; but he was en- dooism, and embracing Christianity. They abled to withstand this strong temptation, replied with much freedom and decision, and replied, with firmness, " Mine is now and their answers were the more pleasing one faith, don't mention anything else and satisfactory, as they were given without to me."
any formal preparation. From the last acHe then arose, and, pushing away the counts I had of this mission, the good work people about him, bowed his head upon the of conversion is still going on, and the Lord side of the cot, and spent the few remaining is giving increasing testimony to the word moments of his life in calling upon his God of his grace. In a letter lately received and Redeemer; tbus affording a beantiful from Mr. Dawson, he says: “The new illustration of the text, “ I know in whom I chapel is a large and commodious place of have believed, and am persuaded that he is worship; it has been opened for some time, able to keep that which I have committed to and is now largely attended. The Cbrishim against that day," 2 Tim. i. 12. tians are all labouring hard for their main
Another interesting convert, from the tenance, and several not in the church apvillage of Dhvosee, near Chicacole, joined pear to be concerned about their souls. In the mission this year. He came to the the district the power of superstition is mission house for the purpose of obtain evidently giving way, the knowledge of the ing medicine for his diseased body, and truth is making steady progress, and the found there, to the joy of his heart, that degree of interest manifested by the people precious balm of Gilead by which his generally towards religion is considerable. wounded spirit was bound up, and his soul I could not help regarding it as a very good healed of 'the poison of sin. Mr. D. says sign, that the attendance at the Mechalinof bim, “I was at first resolved to send guen festival this year was very small com. him away, as I had several other sick pared with what it was formerly. The people to attend to, but the importunity of church you assisted in forming is increased the poor man prevailed, and I took him in. to twenty-seven members, twenty-one of As he was very unwell, I allowed him a whom are natives. From among the heaplace in the compound with an old man then, the Lord is adding to us, one by one. whom I had lodged under similar circum- The Gentoo school-boy, Venkiah, now no stances. This led to his enjoying the longer a boy, has joined the church, and is privilege of hearing the word of life; and conducting himself to the satisfaction of all while his companion, who had been longer the brethren. Three Brahmins have lately with us, remained as bigoted as ever to his broken caste, and one has joined the church, caste and bis heathenism, this poor man A friend of Cornelius has forsaken hea. became convinced of the truth of the gospel, thenism, and his wife followed him, after a and expressed his resolution to walk in it." time." He soon after renounced caste, and was The last report of this mission states, baptized a short time afterwards, in the that there are, in connection with this mis. mission chapel, with several others. Since sion-Church members, 29; baptized perhis baptism he has behaved in a most sons, 59. Orphan school-Girls, 14 ; boys, humble and consistent manner, and gives a 17; inquirers, 33. most satisfactory evidence of bis being born I trust that this brief account of the again, of the Spirit of God.
labours of our missionary at this station His wife at first hesitated to follow his will be sufficient to show, that the efforts example; but I am happy to say that she has wbich have been made for the evangelizasince joined him with three children, so that tion of this interesting people have not been they are now happily united by one Lord, in vain, and will stir up the friends of the one faith, and one baptism.
society to more earnest prayer and vigorous Other important and interesting additions effort on their behalf. were made this year to the mission; and, at I hope, in a subsequent communication,