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hung with black, and most of the people appeared in mourning. It was a heart: rending time. The feelings of several were more than they could endure. The expressions of sorrow that every where meet the eye, or salute the ear, cannot be described. So great has been the demand for mourning, that it has taken an extensive rise in price. May this prove to many a godly sorrow, that shall work repentance unto eternal life! Then, indeed, the servants of God will not have died in vain. Thursday, 16th-Early this morning one of our kind friends, from St. Christopher's, called upon me. She gives a most affecting account of the affliction produced in that island by the wreck of the Maria. The following is from the St. Christopher's Advertiser : “With feelings of the deepest sorrow and concern, we have to record the loss of the Mail-boat, Maria, Captain Whitney, which sailed hence on the 25th ult, for islands to windward.” After detailing some of the particulars above named, the editor goes on to state : “The premature and unhappy fate of so man persons, several of whom were well known and greatly esteemed in this island, has excited a deep and general feeling of commiseration throughout the community.” I spent part of this day with Sister Hillier, and in the evening improved once more this distressing event in our large and excellent new chapel at Willoughby-Bay. It was, like all the rest, a season of tears : Friday, 17th.-1 left Willoughby-Bay early, this morning, and reached St. John's (twelve or fourteen miles) by breakfast time. . In the forenoon I gave Sister Jones a drive out. This is the first day she has been out since her asiliction. For the first time also she has appeared in the garb of a widow, and for the first time has seen Mr. Kentish since he was the instrument of saving her. These things considerably affected her, yet she is much recovered. I called at the office of the Editor of “The Free Press” to-day, for the urpose of contradicting a mistake in bispaper of last week. Writing concerning the wreck, with feeling for the sufferers and indignancy towards some who are represented to have seen the wreck without affording relief, he adds, “Mr. Hillier, in a paroxysm of disappointment and despair, seeing , they were thus berest of the only probable
chance of relief, on Thursday o into the sea and perished.” On being better informed, he regretted the error, and has written a paragraph contradicting it in a satisfactory manner.
Saturday, March 18-To-day the brethren Cox and Gartside arrived from Nevis, in obedience to the summons of the Chairman. They, with him, are to stand in the places, for the present, of the dear Brethren who have so unexpectedly received their last, their best, and their eternal appointment. One of the Brethren in St. Christopher's is requested to go to Nevis to supply their laces, and Mr. Grimshaw remains alone n Dominica.
Monday, March 20.- I have been employed nearly the whole of this day in looking after the effects of dear Brother Jones. I found it to be a painful duty. In the evening, after I reached St. John's, I spent some time with Sister Jones, who now is nearly well, and whose recovery is almost as astonishin as her deliverance from the wreck. § how strikingly is she a monument of divine mercy! The profane are eveu constrained to acknowledge God in her case. A general feeling of sympathy and affection prevails. Some who did not look at the Missionaries favourably when living, now speak well of them. “O ! what a pity that so many good people have been taken from us!”— ** What a loss to the Island 1" &c. are some of the exclamations which are to be heard. May God of his infinite mercy, grant that this great loss may be so felt as to awaken some to righteousness who are now strangers to it !
Tuesday, March 21-This morning I had the happiness to hear from Montserrat. Blessed be God, all is well. It seems that they did not hear of my safe arrival at this island for a week, and were in much anxiety and constant prayer for me. I spent a little time today at the Moravian Mission Establishment, and was most kindly received. The brethren and sisters sympathize #. with us in the loss which we
ave sustained. About noon I took an affecting leave of our dear Sister Jones, and commended her to God and the word of his grace. We have had and still have a wish for her to take up her residence with us in Montserrat; she, however, now thinks her duty' is to return home, as her husband is no unore,
St. Christopher's.-Ertract of a Letter from Mr. Cor, dated Oct. 12th, 1825.
My last letters were dated July 13th. Nothing of much importance has transpired since that time. At Deep-Bay, our numbers are still augmenting; the chapel overflows every time we preach there, on Sundays and week nights. Sometimes the people have to stand in the sun and rain. Since February we have had a net increase of one hundred and one souls, and have excluded only eleven. On one estate which I visit, about three miles from this town, a good work has commenced; several of the people have been recently united to us, both old and young. Our schools in both towns are in a very prosperous condition, but in SandyPoint we still feel a lack of teachers. The following are extracts from my Journal continued :July 12th.-1 rode to Burt's Estate at noon, and preached and catechised; a goodly number were present, and heard with attention. Afterwards I visited the sick-house, and exhorted the people and prayed with them; [then came to town and visited the sick. In the evening Irode to Helden's Estate, and preached to a large body of people from Matt. xxv. 46, and catechised them. 13th–I rode to-day to a neighbouring estate to preach; but as the mauager had omitted giving them notice of my intention, and the people were working very high in the mountain, I was unable to do it, I proceeded in the evening with Brother Clough, to DeepBay, to hold a watch-night. He preached an impressive sermon, and I exhorted. A very numerous congregation assembled both inside and outside of the chapel, at an early hour, and the Lord favoured us with his gracious prehence. 17th. Sunday-I read prayers and preached in Basseterre to a numerous and attentive audience, from Heb. x. 21 –25. Afterwards I read the Rules of the Society to our people, and explained them: I was occupied about an hour in doing this. It furnished me with an opportunity of warning them against various evils. In the afternoon, I opened aud closed the Sunday-School, and admonished several of the children. In the evening, to a large congregation, I preached on our obligation to the love and fear of God, and the connexion of piety and happiness, from Deut. x. 18th—I exhorted a large number this morning; and soon after went up to
Nevis, with Messrs.Morgan and Mauley,
and assisted at the Missionary Meeting in the evening. Brother Clough was there, having preached the preparatory sermons. The assembly was large. Dr. Caines, an enlightened and very respectable gentleman, presided, and spoke with feeling. J. Pinke, Esq., and his son, a medical student recently from England, were also on the platform, and addressed the meeting. The amount collected at the sermons and Anniversary was about £19 currency. 21st.—After breakfast I rode from Deep-Bay to Hawis's Estate, and preached in the sick-house from John iii. 16. The people, however, were not sufficiently informed of my coming, and were very busy also on an adjoining estate, and consequently I had but few hearers. Afterwards I visited one of our people in a hut. When I had done conversing and had prayed with her, information was brought, that the rest of the people were coming over the hill. I hesitated about returning, being apprehensive that they j not have time to get their dinner. Some of the people affectionately said, “O yes, Massa, ge dem dem share.” I went for that purpose, but soon discovered that the boy who thought they were coming, was mistaken. Afterwards I returned to DeepBay, and visited several people and some who were sick in the towu : I returned to Sandy-Point in the afternoon, and catechised in the chapel about sixty children. In the evening, I preached to a good congregation from Heb. xii. 25, and catechised them. Afterwards I married a couple, and baptized an old man. How the Lord proportions my strength to my day! I felt less fatigued this evening than when I left Deep-Bay in the afternoon. 22d, To-day I visited the people from house to house; and administered the Lord's Supper to a sick member who I expect o be admitted into Abrahama's bosom. Among other questions, I asked Minna, Who is Jesus Christ? “De Lord who shed his blood to wash away my sin.” Do you love him, Miuna? “O yes, Massa, me love him from my heart.” Dogs God love you ?, “O yes, Massa, he love me. me bad enough, Massa, but I call 'pon him for mercy." Are you willing to die, Minna : “Yes, Massa, me willing for die.” n the evening I rode to Willett's Estate, administered the Lord's Supper to a sick member, and preached to a o: congregation from James iv, 8, catechised,
25th.-I rode atmoon to an estate about three miles off, and preached to a full assembly (some of whom were affected) from James iv. 8, and catechised them. After preaching, I visited the sick in their huts. An old woman, who has been bed-ridden some time, said to me, “Dis is not my place; I going home, and I no want to linger in de way.” Where is your home “Hebben.” Who died for you? “Me Saviour.” Who is he 2 “De Lord Jesus.” Do you love him 2 “Yes, me love him much.” Does he love you? “O yes, he love me: God love me. Me want to go home from dis wicked world.” How do you know God loves you ? “Me feel dis in me heart.” 28th.-Ireturned from Deep-Bay this morning. I rode at noon to a neighbouring estate, and preached to a large and attentive congregation of men, women, and children. Previous to preaching, I conversed with the overseer. He said, “Preaching on the estate, Sir, is a very good thing: pity it could not be done oftener. It makes them more careful in their behaviour, and keeps them from quarrelling, swearing, blaspheming, and fighting. Some of our slaves were very much addicted to these evils before you came, but they are not so now.” After preaching, I warned two unhappy females who are living in the disgraceful and abominable practice of concubiuage, and gave them and some others a few religious tracts. They acknowledged their criminality, and seemed somewhat affected. August 1st.—We held our Leaders' Meeting in the evening. I saw a pleasing proof of the good effects of estate preaching. We received three persons on trial, who came from an estate about three miles distant, and who were induced to come by my having preached there. One of them had been in Society many years ago, and was excluded for neglect. I asked her why she remained so long unconcerned about her soul. “O Massa, de world, de world, Massa, take me heart, till you come to de estate, and call us.” One of them was quite a girl, seriously concerned about her soul. From my catechetical instruction on the estate, they
were enabled to reply in a satisfactory manner to my inquiries concerning the advent and persou and atonement of Christ, and the way to obtain the mercy of God. -3d.—I was prevented preaching on an estate to-day, because the manager had not received notice of the approbation of the receiver. I rode in the evening to Deep-Bay, and heard a gratifying account of the effects of a sermon delivered last Wednesday evening. Several individuals had been much and hopefully affected. I was informed
also of the happy death of one of our
members. He was taken ill at night, and died the next morning.
4th–I remained in Deep-Bayto-day, and rode to an estate about four miles distant, and preached and catechised at Iloon.
17th-To-day a gentleman, who resides on an estate about two or three miles distant, most courteously invited me to preach to his people. If I can, I will of course comply. I rode in the evening to Deep-Bay; but in consequence of the assembling of the militia for the purpose of securing fugitive slaves, there were very few in the Chapel : they were frightened at the military parade.
October 2d., Sunday.—I rode to Willett's, and preached early in the morning: I then proceeded to Deep-Bay, read prayers, and preached to a o: collgregation than I have ever yet seen there. The people crowded every corner of the chapel, and numbers were on the outside. After preaching, we held our Love-feast. The chapel could hardly contain the people. Upwards of fifty spoke in a most scriptural and gratifying manner. In the asternoon lattended the School, which crowded the chapel, and which I am happy to seeis improving.
5th.-I rode with Brother Clough to Deep-Bay in the evening, and held a watch-night. He preached, and I exhorted. A very large body of ro. were on the outside of the chapel, and though it rained heavily they would not go away. We had as many in the chao: as it could possibly contain. They
eard with much emotion. How do these dear people thirst for the word of life!
-oDEPARTURE OF MISSIONARIES.
In consequence of the very liberal offer, spontaneously and generously made to the Committee, by Messrs. Carsons, of Dublin, to take out free of all expense, in one of their vessels, as many Missionaries as the Com
mittee might have to send out to Antigua, to supply the places of the Brethren called away by the afflictive Providence above detailed, Messrs. Cadman, Britten, Hünt, Wood, and Cullingford, were appointed to embark at Dublin, and arrived there June 1. The following Extract of a Letter from Mr. Reilly, mentions their departure from that port :
On Thursday, the 1st instant, the brig Mary, of Dublin, Capt. Joseph five Brethren and the wives of three, Wilson, bound for Antigua, bauled arrived safe in Dublin, and were received from the quay into the river, and got with the best affections of our kind under way, with the Missionaries on friends here, who waited their arrival. board, and a considerable number of Their stay with us from Thursday till the friends of Missions, who accomMonday was accompanied with great panied them down the river. After interest and blessing ; and their Christ- passing the narrow part of the Channel, ian simplicity and piety, during their nearly opposite the Pigeon-house, we stay among us, made an impression commenced singing the hymn,which will not be soon effaced. On
God moves in a mysterious way the Lord's Day, we gave employment
His wonders to perform ; in our principal pulpits to all the young
He plants his footsteps in the sea, men; and their truly evangelical dis
And rides upon the storm, &c courses were highly acceptable and We then in prayer commended your useful to our congregations. Mr. Josiah friends and ours to the God of the seas Hill, of Liverpool, arrived here on Satur- and of the dry land, and He seemed to day, and on Sunday, at noon, preached give a solema pledge that our prayer in our chapel in Abbey-street, a most was heard. We then bade them fareappropriate and impressive discourse well, and descended into our boats on the occasion. (the Missionaries alongside After landing on the Lich
alongside. After landing on the Lightand their wives being present,) to house wall, we all assembled again, a nuinerous and deeply attentive and sung, congregation. Every arrangement having been made for their comfort
- From all that dwell below the skies ; &c. during their voyage, at 10 o'clock on and by prayer commended them to the the morning of the 5th of June, the grace of God. 3. udy
March 27th, 1826. Chesterfield Branch: Edward Fox, Esq., in the Chair. Preacher, the Rey,
** April 17th.'* Waltham- Ahbey Branch: John Carr, Esq., in the Chair. Speakers, the Rey. Messrs. Morley, Edwards, George, Percival, Blakeman, (Baptist,) Freeman, Cooke, Cadman; and M, Gentry. Collection, £7.
April 8th. Launceston Branch: Thomas P. Rosevear, Esq, in the Chair. Preacher, the Rev.John James; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Truscott, Floyd, Borrfott, (Independent,) Beal, Sanders, Macdonald, Button; and Mr. W. Pearse. On
April 20th, Shuftesbury Branch: the Rev. J. M. Byron in the Chair Preacher, the Rev. John Baker; other Speakers, the Rev, Messrs. Evans, (Independent,) Hawtrey, Toase, Bradnack, Andrew, Hopewell, Willis; and Mr. J. Rätter, of the Society of Friends. Collections, £7.11s. 6d
April 25th, Loughborough Branch: the Rev. John Doncaster in the Chair. Preacher, the Rev. Robert Newton; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Melson, Butler, (Baptist,) A. H. Doncaster; Mr Peck, and others. Collections, 194. 1 s. 8d. Bucur i
a April 26th., Whitehaven Branch: Mr. Holden in the Chair. Preachers, the Rev. Messrs. Lancaster and Leech; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Talboys, Hague, Huddlestone; and Messrs. Jack, Hogy, Fairly, and Blyth. Collections, £17, 78. 10d. To ad teod bent
May 28. Darlinalon Branch: Christopher Wawn, Esq., in the Chair.. Preachers, the Rer. Messrs. S. Jackson, and's. Dunn, and Mr. William Dawson; other Speakers, the Rev. Dr. M'Allom, W.M. Bunting, Bromley, and Storry. Collections, £70.
May 3d. Wexford Branch of the Hibernian Missionary Society: Robert Hughes, Esq., in the Chair. Preacher, the Rev. Thomas Waugh; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. ofliffe, Hadden, Douglas, and Wilson. Collection, 17. 165.od.
AACAC May 4th. Coleraine Branch of the Hibernian Afissionary Society: John Cromie, Esq., in the Chair Preachers, the Rev. Messrs. Stuart and Mackey ; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. M'Aldon, (Presbyterian,) Hunter, (Seceder, ) Lynch, Lanktree, Kidd, Børne, Gilmar, Mayne; and John Galt, and Thomas Hull, Esqs.
22 9 0EG 940 90 May 8th. Norwich, Female Branch: Lieut. Watling, R.N., in the Chair. Preachers, the Rev. S. Warren, LL.D., and T. Osborne; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Rowland, Welborne, Gilpin Gregory, Hope, Watmough, Cheetham; and Mr. S. Wiseman. Collections, £36. Vol. V. Third Series. JULY, 1826.
May 8th. Howden branch: w. Dyson, Esq., in the Chair. Preachers, the Rev. Pr. M'Allom and T. H. walker; other speakers, Barnard clarkson, Esq., and the Rev. Messrs. Wilkinson, (Independent,) Beaumont, and Treffrey, jun. .May 9th. Yarmouth branch : Lieut. Watling, R.N., in the chair. Preachers, the Dr.warren, and Thomas Rowland; other speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Gilpin, Cheetham ayes Osborne, welborne, Watmough, Jackson; and Messrs. Dixon and Palmer. Collections, £3+ io May 9th. Snaith Branch : the Rev. Robert Hopkins in the Chairo o: Robert Hopkins, Dr. M'Allum, and T.H. Walker; other speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Gill, th, Eckersley, Treffry, jun.; and Messrs. Wetherell, Hardy, and Gill, collections £27. ----May 9th. Worcester branch; the Rev. Joseph Sutcliffe, A.M., in the chair. o: . Rev. join Marsden; Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Reece, Lomas, Morgan, Stones, Heaton, Hickling; and Messrs. Blackwell and Lewis. Collections, £47.17s. 1d. l- May 11th. Bury st. Eimund's branch: Robert Bevan, Esq., in the chair. Preacher; the Roy. Thomas Rowland; other speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Elwin, (Baptist,) Dewhurst and stow, (Independents,) Dixon, Warren, Porter, Stott; and James Fison, Esq. - May 11th. Shrewsbury Branch: Mr. Brocas in the Chair...Preachers; the Rev. Mession-. derson, waterhouse, and Loxdale; other speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Gill, Morris, &c. collections, £37. - - --May 12th. It everley Branchs the Rev. Richard Treffry in the Chair. Preachers, the Rey. Messrs. Beaumont, Walker, and Lessey; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Galland, Jackson, Berry, (Baptist,) and Gostick. Collections, £33.6s. 8d. May 16th. £o Branch: Joseph Butterworth, Esq., M.P., in the Chair. Preachers, the Rev. Messrs. Reece, Lomas, and White; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Entwisle, toresident of the Conference,) Kelk, Mercell, (baptist,) Morgan, and others. Collections, £12.6s.
2 May 16th. Stroud Branch; the Rev. James Wood in the Chair. Preachers, the Rev. Messrs. Burdsall and Crowther; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Roberts, Blacket, Claxton, Dawes, (Independent,) sanderson, (of Lady Huntingdon's Connexion,) and Hawkins, (Baptist.) May 16th. Banbury Branch : the Rev. Robert Wheeler in the Chair. Preacher, the Rey. W. Worth; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Methley, Webb, Cooke, Tabraham, Birley, Rādford, Powell, Hunt, and Mainwaring. Collections, £21.5s. ; May 17th. Walsingham Branch: Mr. Samuel Easthaugh in the Chair. Preachers, the Rev. Messrs. Stevenson and M*Owan; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Catterick, Tennant, (Indeo;"| o Messrs. Palmer, Oughton, Mann, Goodman, Tilney, and Wagg. collections, ... I Is... od. May 17th and 18th., Hull District Auxiliary: Thomas Thompson, Esq., in the Chair. Preachers, the Rev. Dr. Townley, R. Newton, T. Lessey, and T. H. Walker; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Treffry, Beaumont, Gostick, and Galland. Collections, £180. May 17th. Pool Branch; held in the Rev. T. Durant's Meeting, which was kindly left for the purpose, the Rev. William Toase in the Chair. Preacher, the Rev. William Toase. - so: the Rev. Messrs. willis, Andrews, Shoveller, (Baptist,) Gick, Bradnack, Hawtrey, and others. Collections, £33. May 19th. Sheerness Branch: Thomas Marriott, Esq., in the Chair. Preacher, the Rev. Jacob Stanley. Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Moore, Oakes, Prankara, Cusworth, Scott, Hodgson; and Messrs. Osborn and Hooker. May 19th. Redditch Branch : the Rev. Joseph Entwisle, President of the Conference, in the hair... Preacher, the Rev. James Heaton. Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Collier, Mason, Lord, lose, White, Brandreth, Morgan, Entwisle, jun., and others. Collections, £35. 5s. 8d.; being 13. 4s. 7d. more than the last year. ..May 22d. Hammersmith Branch; the Rev. Richard Reece in the Chair. Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Gaulter, Jackson, Mason, Watson, Stephens, Uppadine, (Baptist,) Washbourn and (Independents,) and John Hanson, Esq.
May 22d. Shepton-Mallet Branch : the Rev. James M. Byron in the Chair. Preacher, the Rev. Thomas Dowty; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Hawtry, Powis, Edmunds, Leach, (Inde. pendent,) Edwards, and Walker. Collection, £18. 18s. 7d.
May 22d. Ormskirk Branch : the Rev. George Highfield in the Chair. Preacher, the Rev. Alexander, Bell; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Clegg, Mole, Martin, and Gardiner. Collections, £5. 14s.
May 22d. Kent District Auriliary, at Rochester : T. Marriott, Esq., in the Chair. Preachtro, the Rev. Messrs. Moore, Oakes, and Fox; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Cusworth, Calder Slatterie, Ingle, Robinson, Rowe, and Annetts; Capt. Pudner, H. E. I. Company’s Service, an George White, Esq.
May 23d., Kingsbridge Branch; the Rev. John Nicholson, o Minister,) in the C Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Beal, Macdonald, Davis, (Independent,) Nicholson, jun. (Baptist,) an Messrs. Randall, Hoskin, Blaney, and Eddy. Collection, £6.2 84.
May 23d. Midsummer-Norton Branch : the Rev. J. M. o in the Chair, Preacher, the Rev. John Lomas; other Fo the Rev. Messrs. Dowty, Hawtrey, Squance, Horner, Clarke and Townsend, (Baptists,) Walker, Powis, and Edwards. Collections, £25. 8s. 7d.
May 24th. Maidstone Branch: T. Marriott, Esq., in the Chair. Preachers, the Rev. Messrs. Scott and Fox; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Moore, Rees, Groser, (Baptist,) Cusworth, Jinkings, (Independent,) Hodgson, Wilson, Robinson, Oakes; and Mr. Nash. Collections, £32.
May 29th. Orford District Auriliary: Thomas Marriott, Esq., in the Chair. Preachers, the Rev. Messrs. Morley, and White; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Gaulter, Birkey, Tabraham, Copley, (Baptist,) and Methley.
May 31st. Dumfries Brancho collection, £8.15s. 9d.