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the equipnient of Missionaries and their wives. We have heard that the draft: already come to hand from India, Africa, &c. exceed the receipts of the year, but the Society cheerfully relies on the zeal and liberality of their friends to furnish them with the means of carrying on the work of God to a much greater extent in the Heathen world.
MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c. M. B. IT. Witham, Essex
25 06 A Widow's Mite: an unknown Person, in the lower walks of
life, in the Black Isle of Ross-shire, North Britain, to assist in propagating the Gospel among the Jews
This was repeated several times
during the summer, neighbouring ORDINATIONS, &c.
ministers uniting with Mr. H
the approach of winter they were MAY 30, 1810. Mr. A. Pinnell compelled to meci in the house, was ordained over the people at the which was extremely low, und too chapel, Mortimore Common, Berks. contracted to admit the numbers Prayer, &c. Mr. Dryland, of New that attended. Before spring rebury; introductory discourse, Mr. turned, however, a gentleman ofDouglas, of Reading; ordination- fered to assist in the erection of a prayer, Mr. Waters, of Twyford; chapel. The people were able to conclusion, Mr. Brown, of Tadley. raise very little; but the same genIn the afternoon, Mr. IIolloway, of ticiran erecied a house, which con. Reading, preached to the people, tains 200 people; and, with the few from Num. xxiii. 23: Mr. Church- pounds raised in the vicinity, dishill, of Henley, and Mr. Jefferson, eharged all the bills; and when the of Basingstoke, prayed.
congregation became too numerSome years ago, it pleased the ous for this place, he onlarged it Lord to change the heart of a poor to nearly double its former size; man or the pamc of Whitburn, who since which, he has also built a resided on Mortimore Common, house for the minister ; and allows near the spoi where the chapel now € 20 per ann. towards his support. stands. Blessed with good natural When the meeting was built, the abilities and great grace, he began congregation was taken under the to talk to his poor wicked neigh care of the Reading Evangelical bours, ará to the inhabitants of the
Society for Village Preaching; and adjaceat villages; sereral of whom supplied by their itinerants, though accompanied him to bear the gos- Mr. Whitburn occasionally exerpel at' Reading, &c. Encouraged csed in it till he died. It is now by his friends, he occasionally pray- upwards of seven years since Mr. ed and espended in his own house; Pinnell, one of Mr. Bogue's sala and, through the divine blessing, dents, was recomended to the vas male useful lo inany. He con- Reading Society; and, being aptinued to speak in his coitage upon proved, was stationed af Mortimore the coninion. and frequently in Common, during which time, God other places, for some years; and has greatly succeeded his labours, tous becare intrumental in laying partienlarly at this place. The the foundation of the church now stated number of hearers is about established. About 12 years since, 300; besides a Sunday-School, cofl. two of the people, members of the taining upwards of 100 children. Baptial cliurch at Reading, invited Sept 23. Rer. Js. Taylor was orB. H. their pastor, lo preach at daited pastor of the independent their friend Wbitburn's house. He church at Ramsey, Isle of Man. ment; and delivered bis first ser Mr. D. Lewis, Llanbrynmair, introslmn to a large congregation of poor duced the service. M. Hajning, of people, who assembled in a close Douglas, described the nature of 2 adjoining, there being many more gospel-church, from Acts ix. 31; Wan could get into the collage. Rr. D. Jones, of Holywell
the questions, and prayed the ordi- began the service as usual; Mr. mation-prayer; Mr. Haining deli- Griffiths, of Long Buckby, preached vered the charge, from 1 Tim. iv. from isa. liii. 11; Mr. Edwards, of 16; Mr. Jones preached to the Northampton, offered the general people, from Phil. i. 27, first clause; prayer; Mr. Whitehead, of Creaton, Mr. Haining concluded by prayer. preached from Ps. Ixxxvii. 2; Mr. The congregation was large, re Henals, of Wellingborough, cunmarkally attentive, and apparently cluded. In the evening, Mr. Knight, much affected. - For five years Mr. of Yelvertoft, began with prayer ; Haining occasionally preached in Mr. Horsey, of Northampton, Ramsey: Mr. Taylor has laboured preached from 1 Thess. ii. 2; and there for more than a year, with Mr. Watson, of Daventry, concladed. considerable acceptance; a church The Annual Meeting of the Herts is formed; and the prospect en- Union, for promoting the Gospel, couraging. This is the second In- will be held at St. Alban's, on Weddependent church lately planted in nesday, April 3; when Dr. Collyer the Isle of Man.
and Mr. F. A. Cox are expected to Oct. 9. The West Kent Union met preach. at Mr. Gooding's, Lenham. Mr. Sa Jan. 1, 1811. The Rev. Mr. Embine preached in the afternoon, from blem (late of the Countess of HuntI Tim. i. 11; and Mr. Ralph in the ingdon's connection) was set apart evening, from Rom. xv. 19. There over the Congregational church at was a good auditory each time, and West Ilam, late under the care of the interview was blessed and coin the Rev. Mr. Gold. Mr. C. Hyatt fortable. – The next meeting to be began tlie service with reading and beld at Mr. Rogers's, Aynsford, prayer; Mr. Evans, of Mile End, April 2, 1811. Messrs. Sabine and delivered the introductory disRalph to preach. In case of failure, course and asked the questions ; Messrs. Beaufoy and Gooding. Mr. Parker, of Barking, offered up
Oct. 9. Mr. Joseph Morison, the general prayer ; Mr. Williams, formerly of Homerton Academy, of Stepney, gave the charge, from was ordained to the pastoral office I Tim. iv. 6; Mr. Buck, of Wilson at Stebbing, Essex. Mr. Frost, of Street, preached to the people, from Great Dunmow, began the service 2 Sam. xviii. 27, last clause; and with prayer and reading; Dr.Smith, Mr. Harper, of St. George's Fieids, of Homerton, delivered an intro- concluded in prayer. ductory discourse ; Mr. Jennings, Same day, the Rev. M. Docker of Thaxted, offered the ordination was ordained to the pastoral vilice prayer; Mr. Morison, of Barnet, over the Independent church, inectaddressed a charge to his son ; Mr. ing in Garden Street, Sheficid. Mr. Chaplin, of Bishop's Stortford, Hobson, of Driffieid, engaged in preached to the people; and Mr. prayer, and read suitable portions , Parry, of Wymondly; concludeid of scripture: Mr. Boden, of Shefwith prayer. A sermon on the pre. feld, delivered an introductory disceding evening, by Mr. Craig, of course and asked the usual quesBocking
tions ; Mr. Dixon, of Sheffield, of. Oct. 17. The East Kent Associa- fzred up the ordination-prayer, with lion held their last Half-yearly imposition of hands; Dr. Williams, Meeting at Canterbury. Mr.Cranip of Rotherham, gave the charge, preached in the morning, from P's. from Rev. ii. 10; Mr. Crockford, li. 8; Mr. Townsend in the even of Penistone, addressed the church ing, from Rom. xii. 12; Mr. Huw- and congregation, from l's. crriji. thorn on the preceding evening, 25: and Mr. Dawson, of Sheffield, from Heb. xi. 17. - The next Meet- concluded with prayer. The coning is to be held at Dover: preach. gregation was large and attentive. ers, Messrs. Brackston and Broady; The circumstances of this congrepreceding evening, Mr. Trego. gation were very discouraging at
Nos. 13. A New Meciing-house Mr. Docker's coming; but, by the was opened at Floore, Northamp. divine blessing, it has considerably tonshire. Mr. Robinson, of Shiptou, increased,
prayer upon their knees, and sung hymns;
and although the Con
venúicle Act (22 Car. 2) gives the TOLERATION.-On Monday, Feh. 11, Mr. Garrow, in the Court of penalty agziast preachers or teachKing's Beach, applied for rules to ers only, who now by the 'Toleration
Act are erempt, on taking the shew cause, why criminal intorinations should not be issued against pathis
, yet the chairman (Earl Rad
nor) after stating this to be a new twelve persons, who had been concerned in a most violent conspiracy his opinion, That extempore priyer
and difficult case, expressed it as and outrage at Wickham Market, included teaching; and the Jury, near Ipswich, in Sufolk, in order to under his Lord ship's direction, prevent ilr. Thompson, and other found the defendant guilty. Mr. dissenting ministers, froin preach Gleed, the defendant's counsel
, ing at a licensed place there. A large mub was convencd by the fence. The proceedings have been
made a very eloquent and able de. public crier, who warned the inhz- since removed by certioruri into bitants to take care of their pro- bis Majesty's Court of King's Bench: perty, as there were strange persons and the objections taken against the coming among thein. dreds assembled, and supposing that form of the conviction, the only they might lawfully make what disi te argued in the ensuing teria.
remaining reniedy in this case, turbance they pleased, provided they did not enter the place, pro- upon this extraordinary case until
We forbear making any comment cecded to make a violeni rist.
its final decision. Bread, wine, and spirits were distributed to stimulate the rioiers. Persons appeared in masks and gro: acis of violence have lately been
PROTECTIOsor DisserJERS.-\s tesque ha sits; stinking sprats, and other ofensive article, were thrown intimidato pio:s persoils who ireet
resorted to ja various instances, to into the place; a gallows was car
for social worship under the wius ried before the minister, who was
of the Toleracion Act, it may to pelted with rotten eggs, and told
useful to know whither they may that if he persisted for seven years,
look with contidence for the prehe would still be used in the same
lection to which they are eit tied manner. We have not room to by the liberal laws of this fico enumerate all the outrageous acts
country. We therefore presen! to repeatedly performed on these oc
our reader: a list of gentlemen who casions; they would have disgraced a vation of Barbarians. The Court
are appointed a Commiiiee for this allowed rules against only six of the iheir breihren :
vcar, to proteci the civil rights of persons complained of. It appears that a Grand Jury in Park street; J. Gurney, Łse. Dep.
W. Smith, E.2. M. P. Chairman, the neighbourhood, threw out a bill preierred against them at the teridge, Esq. Treas. Camberwell:
Chairmant, serjeant's inn: J. GutQuarter Sessions.
J. Collins, B. Dep. Trecs. Spital At the last Quarter Sessions for Square; J. Heidcastie, Esq.12chain Berks, held at Reading, Mr. Wm. Hlouse, Detford; W. Titford, L. Kent, who had been convicted in Union Sirevi, Bishopsgate: 2. 3. the penalty of £ 20 for teaching Leddome, Esq. feucirch triei; and praying, appealed againsi such H. Marinouth, Esc. liardsworth conviction, and bad bus trial by Cummon: J. Towe, live. WalJury. It appeared that the defend- worth: J. Stonard, L.--. Torelinha ani, and sticial ciher persons, on N. W. Bromley, Esq. Gray's fut: 6. Lord's lay evening, Uci. 21. 1810, Hammeud, Esq. Whicchapel: T. et ai a house belonging to the de- Stiff', E ]. Sertreci, tovent Gar. Tendant, at tiltres, la llantage, deu: W. Fiewe, Ema;. Catharine licencou under the Toleration sét; Court, Tower Hill: J. Luch, 1 xq. when he, and iwo or three other Clapton: S. Jachsen, ball. llurka persukseenis ei tempore ney; J. Bunleil, Esy..wuihanpiva
Row, Bloomsbury; S. Favell, Esq. thankful that your mind has been Grove Bill, Camberwell; N. Child, over-ruled, so as to lead you to exert Bsq. Bishopsgate Within; A. Mait yourself on behalf of ministers' Jarid, Esq. Peckbam; T. Wilson, children. We have seven ; but the Esq. Islington ; J. T. Rutt, Esq.
one we wish to be educated in the Goswell street; J. Gibson, Esq. new institution is 12 years old. Our Great St. Helen's; T. Maitland, Esq. people are not sufficiently acquaintWalwortó ; W. Hale, Esq.Homerton. ed with the Plan for me to deter
mine whether I can procure any His Jjsta's Prcorery. It will subscriptions. They are in general no doubt afford universal satisfac- poor.' tion io learn that it has pleased
No. 8.-The letter I received un. God, in answer to the united prayers der this number has been mislaid ; of his people, to restore our vene
but I had read it so often to friends, rable sovereign, in a happy degree, of whom I solicited subscriptions, to his former state of health. The that I am sure the following are its King has walked out publicly; and principal features : -'My whole has also had interviews with the
incoine does not exceed € 50 a Queen, and other branches of the year, from my people and schiool Royal Family
jointly. I have five children, three His Royal Highness the Prince of girls and two boys. My baker's bill Wales, the Prince Regent, has issued
is £ 30 a year; and of course we a Proclamation, appointing Wed
are deprived of many comforts. If nesday, Mareh 20, to be a day of you could take my two boys into Parting and Humiliation in England the school, it would greatly assist and Ireland.
No. 12. — I have often wished Congregational Asylum.
for such a seminary to send some of
I have eight children ; By request of Mr. Townsend, we six of whom are sons. The church
add the following Extracts from and congregation over which I Letters he has received on this serve are sinail; - my income is occasion :
about £ 50 per ann. and a house to No. 4. - The writer of this letter live in. I have not the pleasure of says, “ To meet the expences of the being known to you ; but I am times and of a growing fainily, I
known to several of our congregabave opened a small school.
tional brethren. I have been here consequences are, I am shut out near 16 years, where our great from the congregation, --- I am hin
Lord and Master has been pleased dered much from village-preaching, to own my poor labours for good - from visiting the sick, who live
to the souls of many.' at a distance, and more than all No. 13. —'On reading your bethis
, I have brought on the jaun- nevolent design in the Evangelical dice by confinement and faiigue; Magazine, I was much struck and so that it is utterly impossible for atfected. The only remuneration I me to go on with ihe school ; - but have for my labours, is two or three then what is to be done?
collections in the year, to the come is quite insufficient to sup amount of from 8s. to 17s. at a port the expence of a boarding- time. My family consists of seven school, and in the common day- children; all of whom are with schools nothing is done, and iħe us, and supported by us, by means morals are corrupted. I have one of a small school and a little shopyears old, and another not business, which we have lately I could not ask my
cominenced.' - On looking over friends to educate my children ; the list of this worthy man's chil.. but I have no doubt but I could dren, I see that six of them are unprocure eight or ten annual sub- der eleven years of age. scribers, besides making a collec No. 14, is the case of a worthy
minister, whose congregation, tho' AQ. 5. : We cannot but feel numerous, is so poor, that they con
my sons to.
boy nine old enougli.
lion once a year.'
tribute weekly to the amount of Maintenance and Education of their about five-and-twenty shillings. He Children. The object is certainly bas seven children ; fonr of whoin desirable, as no class of men de. are wholly dependent on himself.' serve more to be preserved from abWhen I talked with him about his solute poverty in the decline of life family, on the 5th of January, a than ministers of the gospel. Much, bitter cold day, he assured me he however, as I bave been pleased had not a single rthing.
with some parts of the plan suggestNo. 15. The following extract is ed by the Rev.J. T., one thing i am from a minister, whose congrega- sorry to observe, namely, Thatit cxtion and salary are but smail : cludes from the above institutions,
• Dear Sir; - So cordially do I all ministers and their children now approve the benevolent object generally known by the name of wbich, no doubt, occupies your Calvinistic Methodisis. I beg leave time and your thoughts to a very to suggest, Whether it would not greal extent, that, with my whole promole that Catholic spirit which heart, I wish you success; and I should ever be maintained in the will from this day, pray that the church of Christ, if ministers of the hand of God may be upon you; above denomination, properly atand that he may prosper, beyond tested, who should themselves subthe largest desire of your enlarged scribe, or make collections, and inind, this pious and laudable un- procure subscribers, to either of dertaking. That I may not seem the before-mentioned Institutions, like those who say to a destitute night not in such cases be entitied brother,' Be ye warned, and filled, to a share of the benetils resulting without supplying his necessities, I from them? - But, if the coostituharc enclosed this mite (a one pound tion of those Societies will not ad. mete, which may perhaps purchase mit of this, then I beg leave to die one stone. Could I send you enough rect the attention of such ministers, to purchase 100, I am sure I should and their numerous and popular do it as chcerially as this is done.' congregations, to this subject;
The publication of these cases is their friends in London and its vicertainly laying open the naked- cinity, at Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, zess of the land; but ought it not Reading, Brighton, &c. do not want to be laid open, with a view to the mcais, nor the wili to promote stimulate our viealthy breihren, an object so importan’; nor will sho have certainiy done mach, they, I am persuaded, when the case to abound yet more and more in is fairly stated, permit their minisForks of faith and labours of love? ters, aiter lahouring among them
Joun Towuse-D. with zea! and fidelity, to be the only The names of those who wish to
ones for whom nó provision is befriend this object, will be receiv- made. - I shall be bappy if the ed by the writer of this paper, at
Rev. J. T. or some other gentle10.10, Crane Court; and No. 3, man, will have ihe goodiess to inHowford Buildings, Fenchurch form the public, through the medirect; vihere the printed Circular dium of this Magazine, if the proLetler may also be had.
posed coalition be practicable; and
if not, I submit it to my brethren, On the Congregational Asylum. Whether they ought not to conreue
a Meeting of the Ministers and VaSir. To the Editor,
nagers of places of their ovo denoIn the Evangelical Magazine mination, in order to arrange a for Sovenler last were the outlines Plan, and to establish a Fund for the of a lan for the Relief of Aged above purposes.
T. JACKSOX Ministers, and for an isyluin for the Stockwcll.
[Our Portic Correspondents are requested to excuse us iill next Month.)