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being desirous of admission, the came to £ 678. 159. 9d. in a number was gradually increased to period of little more than three 30. Finding some difficulty in ob. years. As I observed before, tbey taining a sufficiency of plain-work, were at no expence for patterns ; and as an encouragement to indus, many of them being contrived, and try, she taught them to work a all of them drawn, by Miss. T. and handkerchief; which they took with family. them on leaving the school and en In addition to the above School of tering into service. Fancy - work Industry, we have carried on a Sugcoming into fashion, and their little day School; and in three neighattempts being much approved by bouring villages, where we have .. some ladies in the neighbourhood, Evening Lectures, Evening Schools. we received an order, March 23, 1805: For each school we engage a masThis was the first. It gave satis. ter and mistress ; admit 10 boys and faction, and was followed by many 10 girls, who attend every evening. more from private families ; and in in the week, from six to eight the course of a few months, con- o'clock, excepting on the lecturesiderable orders were received from evening, when we expect them to five shops, at Cambridge, St. Ives, attend the worship of God. This &c. The business now becoming of gives us a fine opportunity to disimportance, the prices for the work tribute Religious Tracts. The whole were fixed, and a regular account of the expence is defrayed by our opened. The shopkeeper gent the congregation at Duxford. We have maslin in the piece, with an order formed 'other little plans, wbich, for so many dozen of caps, veils, &c., through divine grace, have exceedThis was cut out, and given to the ed our expectations. How much children, wilh the patterns (which might be done by us if there were were drawn by Miss T. and her not. ' a lion in the way! nieces) to work. Two hours in the Accept. of my thanks for the reday were appointed to take in and publishing C. Mather's Essays to do give out the work, which was finish. Good , and believe me to be, ed at their own houses. When the

dear Sir, order, was completed, it was sent

yours, affectionately, home, with a bill, and the money

B. Pene. returned ; as our plan did not admit of credit. The whole of this

April 11. A small commodious money was divided among the child. Independent chapel was opened at dren, according to their work. It Poulton,near Blackpool, Lancashire. was required that they should be Mr: Charrier, of Liverpool, preachdecently clothed out of the money

ed in the morning, from Isa. Ix. 1 ; by their parents, and the rest for

6. Mr. Fletcher, of Blackburn, in the their own use, which greatly assist

afternoon, from 1 Pet. ii. 12 ; and i ed them in providing comfortable Mr. Edwards, of Eløwick, in the bedding, and other necessaries for evening, from Neh. iv. 6. There their houses, which they were un

were very crowded audiences; and able to procure..

there is good reason to hope that In the beginning of the year 1808,

the labours of Mr. Morrow, the a painful bereavement took place in

stated minister in this town, and in the death of Mrs. Pyne, a beloved the neighbourhood, where he is em. sister: by which the care of seven ployed as an itinerant, will not be children devolved, upon Miss T. in vain. This, together with a declining state The West Kent Union Society held of health, determined her to give the thei: Half - yearly Meeting at Mr. fancy-work into the hands of two Ralph's, Maidstone, April 25. The of her scholars, who still carry it on business of the Society was conducted with auccess. Ou closing the ac- in the forenoon. In the afternoon count, the money distributed among Mr. Rogers preached from Ps. cx. 2; the little workwomen, who at no aud is the cvening, Mr. Sabine, of time amounted to more than forty, Tunbridge. The devotional ser

vices were conducted by Mess. Ralph, respective connexions, and the esa Knott, Morris, Beatliffe, Stanger, tension of the Redeemer's kingdom and Beaufoy.-The next Meeting is in the world. For the promotion fixed for Tuesday, October 24 next, of these important purposes, it was Mr. Sabine's, at Tunbridge. Pub. thought expedient that an Annual lic services at 11 and 6. Mess. Ralph Meeting should be held at one of and Slatierie to preach : Messrs. the Churches belonging to the Popperwell and Bentliff, in case of Union; and in pursuance of a Rea failure.

solution to that effect, the First AnA small chapel was opened on

nual Meeting was beld on the Second Whit-Monday, at Rhes-y-cae, about Tuesday and Wednesday in June, four mikes from Holywell, Flint:

at the Rev. G. Lambert's Chapel, shire; and which also belongs to the Hu

Hull. Two sermons were preached Independeni church in that town on the evenings of those days, by The following were engaged on the Mess. Arundel,

caged on the Mess. Arundel, of Whitby, and Botoccasion in the different parts of the tomley, of Scarborough. The forservices; - Messrs. Jones, of New

mer part of Wednesday was spent by market. Jones, of Moelfre: Wil the brethren in mutually relating Jiams, of Wero : Davies and Wil. tbe state of religion in their respeco liams, students from Wrexham, &c. tive connexions. This Meeting was The congregations seemed serious peculiarly affecting and solemn. It and attentive ; and far greater in called forth all the sympathies number than the chapel could con- which reside in the bosom of a tain. From the situation of the Christian, while they alternately place, what hath been already done rejoiced with those who rejoiced, in the course of the two last years, and wept with those who wept.' AB and the continued regard shown by

unusual impression was produced ; the inhabitants to the word of life, when some of the more aged breit may be hoped that the Lord hath thren, especially the Rev. G. I-ammany people here among the poor

bert, exhorted their younger bre. unthiaking miners, who are very

thren to diligence and perseverance ; pumerous in this neighbourhood.

and united their testimony in hunour On Tuesday, May 23, the Glou

of the goodness and fidelity of that

• eestershire Independent Association

Divine Master · who had been with was bolden at Mitchel Dean. In the

them, even to the eleventh hour.

We trust, the effect will not be lost morning, Mr. T. Lewis, of Wottonander-Edge, preached from Ps. 1. 6; Meeting of this Association will be

for many days to come!- The next Mr: W. Bishop, of Gloucester, from held (God willing) at Scarborough, Isa. lv. l; and Mr. C. Daniell, of on the first Tuesday and WednesKingswood, from Ps. Ixviii. 18. The next Association will be held at

day of July, 1810. Chedworth, Sept. 19, 1809, when The Devonshire Association met the Independent Benevolent Society at Bideford, June 21. In the mornmceting in Gloucestershire, willing, Mr. Pinchback preached from hold its Annual Meeting. There Isa. xxxii, 15; and Mr. Vowles read will be an open Committee the pre- an Address, on Religious Conversaceding evening, at Chedworth, at tion. Mr.Wind'eatt preached in the the Rev. Mr. Phillips's, to audit the evening, from Luke xiii. 24. Mesi. accounts, &c.

Jackson, Allen, Evans of Apple. An Association of several Minis. dore, W. Rooker, and Blair, pray, ters and Churches belonging to the ed. On the preceding evening, Mr. Independent denomination, has. Mends preached from Col. i. 28; Jalely been formed in Yorkshire, and Mess. Judson and Smith prayed. called The Eastern Association of - From the Funds of this Associa. the County of York. The avowed tion, exhibitions were granted in aid objects of the Members constituting of the Western Academy; of eight it are, The increase of personal re indigent congregations; and of an Ngion and Christian union amongst Itinerant, who is labouring in the We, the spiritual welfare of their world-western part of the county.

June 14. The Buckinghamshire Christian Society assembling in the Association assembled at Mr. Old Meeting, Norwich. Mr. DenFletcher's, Bicester, Oxon. Mr. nant, of Halesworth, began the serScraggs, of Buckingham, preached vice of the day with reading the froin Rom. xv. 5, 6; and Mr. Wil. Scriptures and prayer ; Mr. Price, kins, of Abingdon, from Acts xvi. of Woodbridge, delivered the intro17; Mr. Gardner, of Pofter's Pury, ductory discourse, Mr, Newton (the preached in the evening, from Phil, aged and venerable minister of the i. 27.- The next Association is in- church, and with whom Mr. Hull is tended to be held on the first Wed. settled as co- pastor) prayed the nesday in June, 1$ 10, at Mr. Rey- ordination-prayer; Mr. Parry, Tupolds's, Nash, year Buckingham. tor at the Wymaadley Academy, re

ceived the confession of faith and June 23. — A small chapel was

aş delivered the charge; Mr. S. New. opened for divine worship at Horn

ton, of Witham, preached a sermon sey, in the neighbourhood of Hall,

to the people; and Mr. Carter, of Yorkshire. Mr. Lambert, of Iluli,

Mattishall, concluded the service preached in the morning, from Hag.

with prayer. In the evening, an ex. ji. 9; Mr. Arundel, of whilby, in.

cellent and appropriate discourse the afternoon, from Gen. xxvii. 10

was preached by Mr. Pahner, of to 22; and Mr. Halesui, of Drif

Hackney. The services of the day, field, in the evening, from Ps, xxvii. 4. To those who are in the habit

which will be printed, were conduct:

ed in a truly interesting and solerna of frequenting Hornsey, for the

manner, and attended by crowded benefit of sca-bathing, it is presumed this itelligence will not be un.

aulitories, acceplable,

July 5. The Independent Minis,

ters in the connty of Kent held their June 28. The Annual Meeting Annual Association at Gravesend, of the Sussex Mission Society was Mr. Slatterie, of Chatham, preached held at the Countess of Huotingdon's in the morning: Mr. Gurteen, of Chapel, Brighton. Mr. Martell, of Canterbury, preached in the even.. Heathfield, preached; Mr. Styles ing; aid Mr. Tumiin, of Sandwich, stated the plan and object of the on the preceding evening, – Their Society; and the devotional parts next Mieting will be held at Sheer. of the service were conducted by ness, on the Wednesday afier the Mess. Franklin, Fisher, and Kerhy. first Sabbath in July, 1810. After the morning-service, the Mem.

At a late Meeting of the Somerbers of the Society met for business, when it was resolved, That Arundel

setshire Association, it was resolved,

Not la countenance any Collectios should be the station for the itiner.

Case in their respective Congrega. ant to preach at for the present; and

lione, until it has received the sa acBognor, and the villages adjacent,

tion of the County Association, or as opportunity should offer. Mr.

of the Committee of the Congrega. Taylor, from Mr. Collison's Academy, who has, for the present, en

tional Union in London. gaged in the work of an Illaerant,

The New Tabernacle at Dursley, connected with this Society, preach Glourestershire, will be openes An:. ed in the evening at Mr. Gough's 15, 1809, when the Rev. Mess. Hill, Meeting-house ; and Mess. Thomas - Jay, and Thorpe are expected te (of Enfield) Sargeaut, and Jones, en preach. gaged in prayer. The Plan of this : RECENT DEATH. Society is precisely the saine as that Lately, at St. Albans, the R:v. adopted by the Surry Mission. It Mr. Gill, who had been nearly 50 unites for one cominon object, Bap years pastor of the Baptist Church tists, Calvinistic Methodists, aid in thai town. He was a nepiew of Independents.

the celebrated Dr. Gill. Thursday, June 29, Mr. W. Hull, July 16, at Biriningham, Mrs. late student at Wymondley, was set Humphrys, wife of the Rev. J. apart to the pastoral office over the Hunphrys, of London.

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A MISSIONARY HYMN. occasioned by the Institution of the Cry aloud, Spare not. - Isaiah lviii. I.

· London Female Penitentiary. DAUGHTER of Anguish, child of Woe,

Mon of God, go take your stations ;

Darkness reigns throughout the earth : Whose bitter tears.repentant low,

Go, proclaim among the nations To Him lift up thy melting eyes,

Joyful news of heav'nly birth : Who bids those springs of sorrow rise !

Bear the tidings With care paternal, see him hend, Of the Saviour's matchless worth! . And from his lofty seat attend

Of his gospel not ashamed, The whisper'd sigh, the secret moan,

As' the pow'r of God to save,' The drop that falls • unseen, alone !"

Go where Christ was never named; When man but flatter'd to betray,

Publish freedom to the slave! And lur'd thee from thy home away,

Blessed freedom! He hade tby peace of mind depart, Such as Zion's children havc! Theo left thee to a breaking heart.

What, tho’ Earth and Hell united, For thee remains no place of rest,

Should oppose the Saviour's play? Against thee clos'd the feeling breast, Plead his cause, por be affrighted, The downcast look, the virtuous eye, Fear ye not the face of man, Withheld from thee soft sympathy!

Vain their tumult! Ah, cease thro’ devious paths to roam! Hurt his work they never can! Lo, Charity provides a home,

When expos'd to fearful dangers, Where Vice her blushing face may hide, Jesus will his own defend; With Hope and Pity at her side! Borne afar, ’midst foes and strangers, Daughter of Anguish, cease to grieve, Jesus will appear your Friend ; Lo! Jesus bids thy spirit live!

And his presence Before thee sets an open door,

Shall be with you to the end! T. K. And whispers, 'Go, and sin no more !! !

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A HARVEST HYMN.

'ON PSALM LV. 6. " Ye sons of Britain join,

OPPRESS'D with care, hut more with sin, And gwell each solemn chord, Fightings without and fears within, Your grateful notes combine

My spirit fervent cries,
To magnify the Lord :

Grant me the wings of yonder dove,
In lofty songs your voices raise,'

To flee to that blest world above, The God of Harvest claims your praise!. My rest, my hope, iny prize! In Tich luxuriauce dressid,

Alas ! while here my daily grief Behold the spacious plain! . .ls the strong power of unbelief, . His bounty stands confess d,

In my deceitful heart!.. In fields of yellow graip!

Sometimes I think a conquest gain'd; ) Come then, your hearts and voices But ah! how little I've obtain'd!' . raise,

: How weak the better part! And God, the God of Harvest, praise !. Fair Plenty fills our isle ;

Sweet are the moments which I spend'' His mercies never cease!

Within thy house, my God and Friend; The husbandman duth smile

But Sabbaths pass away. - To see the large increase.

© for that world, where I shall see o let us then nur voices raise,

My Jesus, and shall like him bo And God, the God of Harvest, praise!

Thro’ one eternal day!
The precious fruits he gives,

Well may I pray, and long to dwell
O may we ne'er abuse!

In that blest world ; for who can tell But thro' our future lives,

What God hath there laid up?
To his own glory use.

Patience and Faith hold out anhile, Then rise to Heav'n to sound his praise Tho' darkest hours shall this beguile, In sweeter strains and noblet lays!

My auchor shall be Hope! Birmingham.

I. C. Westminster.

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