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At this Meeting the following resolu- | requested to continue their services tions were unanimously passed : during the ensuing year.
I. It having appeared from the state- VII. That the respectful thanks of this ment of several brethren from the coun- Meeting be given to the Deacons of the try, that the annual meeting of the Deno- church in Eagle-street, for the kind acunination in London, has proved highly commodations afforded the society by advantageous: -- Resolved, That these the use of their place of worship, &c. meetings be continued, and that in future The time allotted in the morning, for this Society be designated, “The General this Meeting, being insufficient to do all MEETING of the Particular (or Calvinis- its business, the society adjourned till tic) Baptist Denomination, to be held the evening, and concluded it at Dr. annnally in London."
Rippon's Vestry. A Prayer Meeting was [We expect Dr. Ryland will favour us also held, at which the brethren Saffery, with a statement of the objects contem- Shenstone, and Rippon prayed; brother plated by the Annual General Meeting.] Steadman delivered an animated address,
II. That it would be highly gratifying and Dr. Ryland and other brethren gave to the country members of the Society, out the hymns. if our London brethren would prepare a general account of the state of religion in the churches in the metropolis, and its vicinity, by the next meeting.
BAPTIST ACADEMICAL INSTITUTION, III. That the very cordial thanks of this Meeting, be presented to brethren Hinton and Birt, for their appropriate
This service was held at Eagle-street sermons preached yesterday in aid of the Meeting, and commenced at 12 o'clock. Missions in India, and that they be re
Brother Hughes, of Battersea, addressed quested to furnish a compendium, for the students (fourteen in number) from the Magazine.
Isaiah, lii. 11. “ Be ye clean, that bear IV. That the most cordial thanks of the vessels of the Lord.” Dr. Ryland, this Meeting, be presented to the Trustees and brother Dyer, of Reading, engaged
in and Managers of the Chapels, belonging
prayer. A short report of the state to the late Countess of Huntingdon, tor of the institution was read by brother the affectionate and respectful manner, in T. Thomas, the secretary. A collection which they have accommodated the sub
was made, which amounted to upwards scribers and friends to the Baptist Mis of forty pounds. It is expected that şionary Society, with the use of their Mr. Hughes, will comply with the una. commodious chapels for the Missionary institution afterwards assembled, to pub
nimous request of the friends of the Sermons, and for the facilities granted
lish his sermon. for making collections, and receiving the names of annual subscribers; and that this resolution be printed in the Baptist Magazine.
BAPTIST IRISH SOCIETY. V. That it appears desirable to this Meeting, that a place of worship should be procured in London for the use of and friends of this Society breakfasted
On Friday morning, the subscribers the denomination, sufficiently large to
at seven o'clock, 'at the New London coritain the congregations usually assem- Tavern, Cheapside. The chair was taken bling at our Annual Meetings, and other
at eight o'clock, by Joseph Butterworth, purposes; and that the place be under Esq. M.P. Bruther Penny, of Portsea, the regulation of trustees, two-thirds of began by prayer. The first annual rewhom shall be selected from the baptist port was read by the secretary, Mr. Ivichurches in London;--and that this Meeting recommends it to the brethren in the tive of facts, as to the manner in which
which contained " mey,
a simple narrametropolis, to select a Committee from the committee had attempted to carry among their churches, to take into con- the designs of the society into effect, sideration the propriety of this measure, according to the second Rule, viz. That to arrange the plan, &c. for the erection the principal objects of this Society, be to of the building, and either prosecute the employ Itinerants in Ireland, to establish plan, or prepare it for the next meeting, Schools, and to distribute Bibles and tracts as shall seem to them most proper. VI. That the thanks of this Meeting,
either gratuitously, or at reduced prices. be presented to the Secretaries for their infant 'Institution already employs two
It appears, from the report, that this attention to the concerns of the society itinerants, Mr. Isaac M-Carthy, in the during the past year, and that they be county of Westmeath, and Mr. Robert Dunlop, in the county of Sligo, They ment; and that the following gentlemen have also agreed to employ Mr. Hamilton be the committee for the ensuing year: (late of Youghall
, but now chosen to Chapman Barber, Thomas Mason, assist Mr. Richards, of Cork, who is very | Anby Beatson, Thomas Mitchell, old) in the vicinity of that large city. B. Chandler,
William Napier, Mr. M‘Carthy' has baptized ten persons at William Cuzens,
John Penny, Thurles, who are formed into a church, Edward Deane, Richard Percira, over which he is ordained pastor : the John Gale, Samuel Rixon, first baptist church formed in Ireland John Haddon, Nathaniel Robarts, since the close of the seventeenth century. Joseph Hanson, Richard Snell,
The account of schools for teaching the Job Heath, jun. John Sweatmau, native Irish, and of persons employed to T. G. Kipps, I. Wallis, read the Irish Testament, was of the most Jobn Marshall, Samuel Watson. encouraging description. There are six- 5. That, in order to meet the views of teen evening schools, for which the society subscribers who may wish to promote the pays for some 2s., and for others 28. 3d. per circulation of the scriptures, and the week! Sixteen sabbath readers receive each support of native Irish schools exclusively, about the same sums. There are ten day It be resolved, That the subscriptions schools, for which the masters receive twenty for the above objects shall, in future, le guineas each per annum. In all the schools kept separately from the contributions for there are about 1000 adults and children. the general purposes of the society. Some of the Roman Catholic masters have 6. That the cordial thanks of this soalready publicly renounced popery, and ciety be presented to the committee of some, at first employed as sabbath read the British and Foreign Bible Society; of ers, are become masters of day schools. the Hibernian Bible Society; of the EdinThere are two worthy, men, of good abili- burgh Bible Society; and of the Religions ties, for reading and explaining the scrip- Tract Society, for their liberal donations tures, who go from place to place reading in aid of the objects of this Institution. the Irish Testament; the effects of which, 7. That the cordial thanks of this so upon the minds of some of the darkest ciety be presented to the Rev. C. Anderpart of the population, are truly sur- son, of Edinburgh, for his pampblet, prising. We shall extract some of these entitled “ A Memorial in Behalf of the facts for the next number of our work. Native Irish;" by the publication of The permanent annual expense already which, and 'the handsome manner in incurred by the society, aniounts to 7001. which he has introduced this society, he The donations last year amounted to has rendered essential service to the In6701. 19s. 3d. and the subscriptions to stitution. 1031. 198. making a total of 7741. 18s. 3d. 8. That the cordial thanks of this society The friends to Ireland, in Liverpool, sent be presented to those ministers and others, the society, by brother Fisher, 1301. 16s. 3d. who have procured for the society congrecollected by him in that town.
gational collections and annual subscrip
tions, or the assistance of auxiliary The following Resolutions were passed societies. unanimously.
9. That the cordial thanks of this society 1. That the report, now read, be be given to W. Burls, Esq. the Treasurer, approved and adopted, and circulated at for his constant attention to the concerns the discretion of the comniittee.
of the Institution, and that he be re2. That the society cordially approve quested to accept the same office for the of the measures employed for teaching ensuing year. the Irish language in those counties wbere 10. That the cordial thanks of this it is the prevailing speech; and recom- society be given to the Rev. Joseph mend it to the committee, that the number Ivimey, the Secretary, for the very esof school-masters and readers of the Irish sential and unremitting services he has scriptures be increased.
rendered to the society, and that he be 3. That the cordial thanks of this so- requested to accept the same office for the ciety are' dne, and are hereby presented ensuing year. to the corresponding committee in Dub- 11. That the most respectful thanks of lin, particularly to w. Allen, Esq. the this society are due, and are hereby pre Treasurer; to the Rev. J. West and J. sented to Joseph Butterworth, Esq. M. P. Purser, jun. Esq. Secretaries; and that for the able manner in which he has conthey be requested to continue their valu- ducted the business of this meeting, and able services the ensuing year.
for the various ways in which he has pro4. That the thanks of the society be moted the prosperity of the Institution. presented to the committee for the manner The above resolutions were proposed, in which they have conducted the busi- and seconded by the following ministers, ness of the society since its commence- viz. Saffery, Dr. Ryland, Palmer, Steado
man, Lister, Fisher, Dyer, Wood, Birt, The subscriptions, &c. received from, Cox, and Newman ; also, by the follow the commencement of the society, ácing gentlemen : J. Allan, Esq. Joseph count of expenditure, &c. will be printed, Taylor, Esq. of Trinity College, Dublin, and appended to the report, and also in Charles Dudley, Esq. and John Steele, this Magazine. Esq. of Philadelphia.
Thus ended the last, and, in the opinion It is impossible to describe the effu- of many, the most interesting of all the sions of ardent and benevolent zeal very delightful annual neetings of the manifested by all who addressed the Baptist Denomination which have, within meeting. The relation given by brother these three years, béen held in London. Palmer, of a six weeks! tour in Ire- We
most sincerely congratulate our land, from which he has just returned, churches on the many tokens of the di. produced a powerful effect. The dea vine approbation, which, in the nidst of plorable condition of our fellow subjects circumstances of great affliction, continue in Ireland, and especially of the 1,500,000, to attend them. During the last year, or 2,000,000, of the native Irish, who their hearts have been painfully exercised use the Irish language, has, at length, on account of the heavy luss experienced excited the compassionate feelings of by their young brother, Mr. Felix Carey, British Christians! It was extremely through the distressing event, which deprivá pleasant to hear gentlemen of other deno- ed him, in a few minutes, of his wife and minations express their approbation of the children, and the society of a large amount principles of the society, and their deter- of property. The deaths, too, of the mination to support it. Presbyterians, venerable fathers, Sutcliff and Fuller, cast Methodists, both Calvinistic and Armi- a silent gloom over those meetings, which nian, and Quakers, have pledged them- had been formerly animated by their selves to assist; particularly in the objects presence, their prayers, and their coun, of reading, and circulating the Irish sels. Without presuming, we think, it scriptures, and the establishment of Irish may be justly concluded, that in the an. schools. One gentleman present pro- nual meetings this year, the presence and posed the translation, into Irish, of some blessing of our exalted and `omnipresent of the Broad-Sheet Tracts, circulated by Lord, have been enjoyed, according to his the Religious Tract Society, that they may promise, “Lo, I AM WITH YOU ALhe pasted in the cabins of the poor Irish, WAYS, EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE and thus these silent monitors, through WORLD." being read by the children, may be “ perpetual cabin preachers," or their “ do- The ministers appointed to preach the mestic chaplains.” This gentleman offered | Sermons next year, are Dr. Rippon, of to give the society 5,000 copies; present. London, and Mr. Roberts, of Bristol; in ed it with a donation of ten guineas, and case of failure, Mr. Jarman, of Nottinghams promised, if the receipts, in any future year, should not meet the expenditure, The “Periodical Accounts" of the that he would give a second donation to Baptist Mission, No. 28, will be ready the same amount. Mr. Steele, of Phila- for delivery in a few days. delphia, (a native of Ireland,) promised an annual subscription of ten pounds as
VERSES long as he lived, and promised to get, on his return to America, a handsome sum to Sung at the close of the Prayer Meeting, aid the operations of the society. Bro
AT DR. RIPPON'S, ther Weare, of Ipswich, addressed the On Thursday Evening, June 22d. meeting, with a design to stir up the females present, to assist the Institution; as
Sweet the time, exceeding sweet, did also the worthy chairman. Some of
When the saints together meet; these left the room, expressing their design
When the Saviour is the theme, immediately to attempt forming a FEMALE
When they join to sing of him, Auriliary Society in London. In short, Sweet the state, exceeding sweet, all hearts and all hands were apparently Where the saints in glory meet; consecrated to God, to do every thing Where the Saviour's all the theme, within their power, by their prayers, There we'll ever sing of him. their money, and personal exertions, to promote the prosperity of the society. We have been under the unavoidable
The amount of subscriptions, donations, necessity of suppressing the Literary Int &c. received for this society, during the telligence ; also, much of the Foreign and week in which the meeting was held, Domestic, but which will appear in our amounted to about 1501.
London: Printed by J. BARFIELD, 91, Wardour-Street, Soho.
Among the various instances : Mr. Holtby was born at of the sovereignty of God, in Seampstone, a village about six his conduct towards his people, miles east of New Malton, we have to enumerate the early Yorkshire, towards the latter death of Mr. John Holtby, a end of May, 1789. Till he was person, whose piety and talents about seventeen years of age, seemed to warrant the expecta- he appears to have lived in igtion of his future eminent use-. norance of “the things which fulness in the church of Christ. belonged to his peace. At He died, about eight o'clock, that period, it pleased God to on Lord's day morning, August introduce him to the society of 21st, 1814, in the twenty-fifth a few Christian friends, residing year of his age. Thus, just at at Hunmanby, by whose pious the period in which his friends conversation, in connection with had anticipated the pleasure of the ministry of Mr. Harness, of seeing him engage more fully Bridlington, God was pleased and statedly in the work to to turn him “ from the error of which he was devoted, he was his ways," and to convert him called upon to join the assem- effectually to himself. He was bly of just men made per baptized, on his profession of fect," and to associate with an- repentance toward God, and gels in the paradise of God. faith toward our Lord Jesus But the Lord hath done it, and Christ," on the 3d of Septemit becomes us to be “ dumb ber, 1809, and received into with silence,” anxious chiefly Christian fellowship with the to derive that instruction from church, under the pastoral care this afflictive event, which may of Mr. Harness, at Bridlingtend to prepare us for the sum- ton. mons which awaits
and Mr. Holtby's Christian friends, which we shall shortly receive; with whom he associated, have “ Give account of your steing previously anticipated, from wardship."
his rapid increase in the kņowo
ledge of divine things, his being be spared, and his labours conengaged in the work of the mi- tinued and blest. These hopes nistry, invited him to the exer- were soon blasted. His disease cise of his gifts, at an early pe- returning, which appears to riod from the time of his bap- have proceeded from an obtism. - Accordingly, in Octo-struction in the kidneys, he reber, 1809, he preached to the turned to his friends towards church, of which he was a the latter end of November, member, with the view of as- 1812. Here he continued, becertaining, whether, in the esti- ing greatly afflicted, till called mation of his brethren, God to the rest which awaited him had endowed him with talents, in his Saviour's presence, at the for proclaiming to his fellow period above mentioned. men “the unsearchable riches The disposition and conduct of Christ.” As the result of of our departed brother were this trial of his gifts, he was en such, as greatly endeared him couraged to exercise them as to all who knew him. As a providence might direct. He preacher, he stood high in the did so till October, 1810, when, estimation of those who had by the recommendation of the the privilege of hearing him; church at Bridlington, he was and strong anticipations were admitted a student in the aca-indulged of his future eminence demy at Bradford, Yorkshire, and usefulness. But God has under the superintendence of taken him to himself; his work the Rev. William Steadman. was done : his excellencies, on
Mr. Holtby had now entered the one hand, and his imperfecupon a new scene. He was tions on the other, are secured delivered from the cares and under the seal of death; and, anxieties of the world, and had in the day of judgment, there is only to attend to those studies every reason to expect, that he and labours, which, under God, will appear in glory, amidst the were calculated to render him innumerable company that shall more generally acceptable and attend the Saviour in his triuseful as a minister of the gos- umphs over every enemy, as a pel. A fair and pleasing pro- monument of sovereign and alspect now opened upon him- mighty grace. self and his friends, but it was Though Mr. Holtby's friends soon beclouded by the affic-were fearful, from the comtion, which, at length, termina- mencement of his second afflicted in his death. In the spring tion, that he would not recover, of 1812, he was obliged to he does not seem, himself, to leave the academy, in conse have relinquished all hope of quence of debility of body. being restored, till within a few But, recovering partially from months of his death. This was his affliction, he returned to owing, no doubt, in a great meaBradford at the close of the sure, to the flattering nature of summer vacation of the same his complaint. At that period year. The hopes of his friends he was confined to his bed, How revived, that his life would where he continued, till carried