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We have not always my Lord Marquis the spirit of liberality, and incite his
in the Chair, to exert his influence. We church to greater activity in providing
have not Right Hon. individuals every the means which he has rendered neces-
where to address the assembly, like the sary for sending his chosen servants to
present. We are obliged to do as we the tribes and nations which are perish.
can, sometimes, and not as we would; ing for lack of knowledge.'
and therefore, the collections on these John ROBINSON KAYE, Esq., of
annual occasions must depend, in some Bury, seconded the Resolution.
degree, upon contingencies; but these PETER ROTHWELL, Esq., moved
ten thousand subscribers come down the following Resolution :-
with their subscriptions, and then the That the cordial thanks of the So-
Treasurers and Secretaries of the Com- ciety are due, and are hereby presented,
mittee will know what they have to de. to the General Committee ; to Thomas
pend upon. They will know they are Farmer, Esq., and the Rev. John Scott,
on safe ground, and that there is plenty the General Treasurers; and to the Rev.
of money in the country. I do not won. John Beecham, the Rev. Dr. Alder, and
der at my old friend, whom I happen to the Rev. Elijah Hoole, the General
see here,—[giving Mr. Guthrie a cordial Secretaries ; for the valuable services
shake of the hand, ] I have often shared which they have severally rendered to
his hospitality under his own roof in the the Society, in the direction and manage-
city of Edinburgh,—I do not wonder ment of its affairs during the past year.
that he was struck with the carriages John BURTON, Esq., of Leeds,
rolling along the streets of London, and seconded this motion.
at the splendid glass in the shops, which CHARLES HINDLEY, Esq., M.P.,
by the by was put there before it was so and the Rev. GEORGE OSBORN, of
cheap as it is now.

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I do not won- Manchester, supported the Resolution, der at his being struck with all these which was then carried unanimously. things, east and west, and north and The Rev. RICHARD REECE moved, south. Why, let a new line of railway That the cordial thanks of the Socibe projected, and see what interest is ety are due to the Rev. Jabez Bunting, excited! See what numbers crowd to- D.D., President of the Wesleyan Congether; and, in a few days, all the ference ; the Rev. Thomas Guthrie, of shares are bought up, and people are Edinburgh ; the Rev. Francis A. West, almost ready to trample each other under of Leeds ; and the Rev. John M-Lean, foot to get shares. Talk of money! of Edinburgh, for their excellent sermoney! Why, hundreds and thousands mons preached before the Society during and hundreds of thousands, and millions, this Anniversary; and also to the Rev. can be forthcoming when a new line of Dr. Newton, the Rev. Dr. Dixon, the railway is projected. I would, my Lord, Rev. Dr. Hannah, the Rev. Peter and Christian friends, that each and all M'Owan, the Rev. William B. Boyce, of you were as eager to come and pro- and the Rev. George Osborn, for their pose a highway for the Gospel of our very acceptable pulpit-services on the Lord Jesus Christ. For you may take same occasion ; to all other Ministers as many shares ever you please. who have publicly advocated the cause of There are shares for all of you ;-your the Society during the past year ; and children, and your families, and your to the Auxiliary and Branch Societies, neighbours too: and no risk here. Com the Ladies' Associations, the Juvenile and take shares for the purpose of pre- Societies, and their respective Commitparing a highway, upon which the chariot tees, Treasurers, Secretaries, and Colof the Gospel may travel, and travel at lectors, both at home and abroad, for more than railway speed, so that it may their very successful exertions on behalf carry the glad news of salvation to the of the funds of the institution, in which · end of the earth,

exertions they are most earnestly entreatThe Rev. John M‘LEAN, of Edin- ed to continue and abound." burgh, moved,

GEORGE Smith, Esq., of CamThat this Meeting, recognising the bourne, said, -Unexpectedly called upon duty of Christians to pray to the Lord to second this Resolution, I will only of the harvest that he will send forth trespass some two or three minutes upon labourers into his harvest,' earnestly re- your time. I confess I would rather commends unceasing prayer to God, that suffer some reflection upon my judgment, he will not only graciously prepare å

than that any living being should supsuccession of faithful men for the ardu- pose my heart was cold to this great and ous work of preaching the Gospel to the glorious cause. The services of this Heathen, but also pour out more largely day have brought vividly to my mind

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the condition of the Israelites in their rejoice to see him here ; but because he wanderings through the wilderness; and belongs to that Church, the Free Church of all the peculiarities attaching to that of Scotland, which has stood forward so interesting people, in that interesting nobly in the maintenance of conscientious journey, there is one to which I wish Christian principles ; and it is because particularly to direct the attention of we think we see inscribed on the coronet this Meeting. There, my Lord, were which adorns his brow, more of “holitheir thousands, their encampment, and ness to the Lord” than is to be found on their tabernacle ; but, more than all, there many others; and because we believe was the cloud of the divine presence. It that he puts that coronet where it ought was no matter how short might have to be, at the foot of the Redeemer. We been their tarrying, no matter how long rejoice, my Lord, in seeing you here, they might have been in their past and hope it will be an occasion to be journeyings ; when that cloud raised it. remembered by yourself with pleasure, self from the sanctuary, and moved on and that nothing which you have wittowards the north or the south, the east nessed to-day will operate in any other or the west, the thousands of Israelites way than to increase that attachment to were at once ready to abandon their po- us, which we are satisfied will be corsition, and to journey onwards, under dially reciprocated by ourselves. the immediate blessing of the great Je- The Rev. Dr. ALDER seconded the hovah. I think that we stand in such a Resolution. position to-day. I think we stand be- The PRESIDENT

THE Con. neath the cloud of the divine presence ; FERENCE (Dr. Bunting).-It is with and although we exult in our past pro- the greatest satisfaction that I am told, ceedings, although we may rejoice in the duty devolves on me of taking the having realized more than £100,000, the sense of the Meeting formally and regugreat question is, Are we immediately larly, upon this Resolution of thanks to under the cloud of the presence of God ? our noble Chairman. I am quite sure If that cloud is passing on before us, if that all the sense this Meeting has will that is leading the way, then it becomes go along with this Resolution. Your our duty, however exercised in past sense of respect for exalted rank, in years, however we have made sacrificial connexion with known attachment to efforts to come up to our present posi- Christian truth,—your sense of justice, tion, we must remain, my Lord, under and your sense of gratitude ;- if that be the cloud ; and if there was ever a sec- your sense, please to signify it by standtion of the Christian church upon the ing up. face of the earth, that had claims upon it The noble MARQUI3, in returning to exert itself in this great and glorious thanks, said, I can assure you, my Chris. career, it is the Wesleyan church. tian friends, that I consider no thanks are Honour and riches, elevated rank and due to me: on the contrary, if it be a strengthened intellect, have been brought question at all of thanks between us, in to sustain the cause of God this day; the sincerity of my heart I speak it, but, it was not to this or any organiza- my thanks are due to you, for having tion, or any scheme or plan of measures, made me an humble instrument, in some that our great Founder trusted, when, degree perhaps, in promoting this great, upon his dying bed, he exclaimed, (and, and glorious cause, and spreading Chriswith that exclamation, laid down a great tianity to distant lands, and to savage principle for our church in all future nations, — and, with Christianity, of generations,) “ The best of all is, God spreading also the blessings of worldly is with us."

civilization and happiness, to those now Thomas FARMER, Esq., then pre- entirely divested of those privileges. I sented himself to the Meeting, and was can assure you again, that I consider the greeted with immense cheers. He said, obligation is entirely on my part; and I -Upon me has devolved the very agree- can only regret that my powers have not able duty of proposing thanks to the been greater, and that I have so inadechair. I am satisfied his Lordship, who quately discharged the duty you were has so ably filled it, will excuse me if I kind enough to allot me. (His Lordship refer to my Reverend Friend who will resumed his seat amidst the most enthusecond this Resolution for the language siastic cheers.) in which those thanks ought to be couch- The PRESIDENT of the Conference ed. But I will take the opportunity of pronounced the Benediction, and the expressing the gratitude I feel, on seeing immense assembly separated at twenty his Lordship here present. It is not minutes past five o'clock. because he bears so high a title, that we

WESLEYAN AUXILIARY MISSIONARY SOCIETY, FOR

THE LONDON DISTRICT. On Monday evening, May 19th, the Annual Meeting of the London District Auxiliary to the Wesleyan Missionary Society was held in the City-Road chapel, which was filled with the most attentive and deeply-interested congregation. W. R. Ellis, Esq., Barrister-at-law, presided on the occasion. The principal speakers were Dr. Waller, Captain Maclean, late Governor of Cape-Coast Castle, J. B. Bennett, Esq., M.D., Edward Corderoy and Richard Matthews, Esqrs., and the Rev. Dr. Barth, of Wirtemberg, the Revs. Mr. Leyrer, S. R. Hall, Thomas Raston, Missionary from Sierra-Leone, &c.The Report was read by the Rev. Robert Young, embodying facts concerning the present state of the Missions of a most striking and important character, which were supplemented and enforced by the personal statements of Captain Maclean, and Mr. Raston. The Meeting closed a little before ten o'clock, leaving an impression on the minds of all present, of the high importance of Christian Missions, and the imperative duty of contributing to their extension and support.

DEPARTURE OF MISSIONARIES. The Rev. Thomas Birch Freeman, accompanied by the Rev. Henry Wharton, proceeded to the Isle of Wight, on the 17th of May, to embark for Cape-Coast Castle. They were publicly commended to the providence and grace of God, in City-Road chapel, on the evening of May 15th, on which occasion also Mr. Wharton was solemnly ordained to the work and office of a Christian Missionary. They took leave of the General Committee on Friday, the 16th. We commend them and their arduous work to the prayerful remembrance of the friends of Missions.

DEATH OF THE REV. GEORGE HOLE, IN CEYLON. THE account of this lamented event is contained in a letter from the Rev. Peter Percival, dated Jaffna, March 20th, 1845. The following is an extract:

Since the date of my last, death has the vessel had reached Paremban, before removed from the field of labour Mr.

the symptoms assumed a fatal aspect. Hole. On the occasion of my recent There being no hope of recovery, Mrs. visit to Trincomalee, I found our late Hole deemed it expedient to debark at brother suffering under a very severe that place on the 26th ultimo ; and Mr. attack of fever; and was obliged, in obe. Hole died at the house of Mr. Ebell, on dience to medical advice, to procure a the evening of the 27th. His remains passage for him to Colombo, as the only were interred the following day, by Mr. thing likely to benefit him.' Dr. Came- Bayley, a gentleman belonging to the ron, with whom I conferred on this case, Ceylon Customs department, who was expressed himself unfavourably as to the then passing through the passage on his probable issue. He had examined Mr. way from Colombo to Hole carefully, and found a considerable Mrs. Hole left the same day, and arrived enlargement of the liver; which, with at Jaffna on the following Tuesday the fever under which he was then suf- morning, and still remains with us, toge. fering, may be regarded as the imme- ther with her infant children : the eldest diate cause of his sudden death. Mr. boy is two and a half years old, and the Hole had embarked for Colombo, and youngest only two months.

Trincomalee.

LONDON :- PRINTED BY JAMES NICHOLS, HOXTON-SQUARE.

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