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ing received a redeemed and glorified body, to one glorious hymn of joy and rejoicing shall reign with Christ. Oh! then let us lift up our peal forth from the whole redeemed creation, heads and be glad; for what have we to fear ? and while men shall beat their swords and These things, terrible though they be, are their spears into ploughshares and pruning but the filling up of that picture of which an hooks, they shall shout aloud-"Alleluia ! Almighty hand has sketched the outline,- Alleluia! for the Lord God Omnipotent are but the reality of that pattern which we reigneth !" may behold in the prophetic Scriptures. May the Lord hasten the time, when our earth shall be purified from the slime of the serpent; when the strong man armed, who A cardinal upon a time caused a painter to hath so long “kept the house,” shall be forced paint the twelve apostles ; the painter painted to yield, and to confess that a stronger than them looking somewhat reddish ; the cardihe has come ! May all who love the Lord nal asked the painter whether the apostles Jesus in sincerity and truth be strengthened | looked so when they were here alive? “No," against these perilous times, and be enabled to said the painter : “ Why dost thou then so see and believe that these “ pestilences and paint them,” said the cardinal ? The painter diseases,” these “wars and rumours of wars," replied, “ They blush so now when they bethough causing discordant sounds, are but as hold the corruptions of you who take upon the tuning of instruments before a concert, you to be leaders of the church !"- Weemse and to last but for a short time; and then Works, Vol. I.




are anti-scriptural in principle, and oppressive in practice that the church and chapelwardens be requested to commence a volun

tary subscription amongst the frequenters of (From the Patriot, Wednesday, Sept. 19.) the church--and that this meeting do now

We publish in to-day's paper two or three adjourn till the 31st of October, then to rematters which will be deeply interesting to ceive their report respecting the said subevery church-reformer.

The cry of eccle- scriptions.” siastical reform is, indeed, spreading with

But, as it is was very pathetically repreeven greater celerity than any one could have sented that without a rate the “ cleaners," anticipated a few months ago.

Even the &c. of the church would go unpaid, the paclergy are becoming quite alive to the perils rishioners very properly submitted to the imof their situation. This fact alone, speaks position of a twopenny rate--for this once. volumes. We may be sure, when they begin By a paragraph in another part of our to stir, there are vast hosts gone on before, paper it will be seen, that a meeting was as they have uniformly been in the rear of held last night at the Grecian Coffee House,

for the formation of another “ Church Reevery great movement. The clergy of Durham, it will be seen in forming Society.” All these are

no very another column, have memorialized his Ma- equivocal “signs of the times." jesty for a reform in the church-apparently on Lord Henley's “ plan.” The clergy of Newcastle, and some parts of the Principality, have also met, and have intimated their con-|(From the British and Foreign Temperance currence in the views of the memorialists.

Herald.) The people of Birmingham, as our readers “ The high gratification which I expewill see, have again met on the subject of the rienced in attending a meeting held at Leeds, church rates. At Ashton Church, it appears on the evening of the 5th ult., to promote that a Committee previously appointed for the great object of Temperance in that poputhat purpose, had cut down the rate from lous district, induces me to trouble thee with sixpence to twopence; while, not content a short account of its proceedings. with this, the following resolution was pro- “1 apprehend that not less than 1500 perposed amidst the loudest applause.

sons, comprising all classes, were present, who “It was unscriptural to support religion listened most attentively to the different by compulsory payments—that church rates speakers for nearly four hours. Amongst Yor. VII. 3d Series.

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many others who ably addressed the assembly, will contribute much to promote the pious on this interesting occasion, was a clergyman and benevolent object of the Society of the Established Church from Manchester; and who, as an ardent friend of the cause, CHRISTIAN INSTRUCTION SOCIETY, had been especially invited to attend. The “ The Quarterly Meeting of this Institution humble, impressive, and eloquent appeal was held at Jewry Street Chapel, Aldgate, the which he made to the meeting was calculated | 18th Aug. The Rev. J. Dyer presided, in to arouse the lukewarm and indifferent. He the absence of Thomas Challis, Esq., who particularly dwelt on several instances which was prevented from attending by domestic had come under his especial notice, wherein affliction. The Rev. J. Blackburn opened even drunkards had been reclaimed, and had the meeting with singing and prayer. Mr. been restored from the most terrible and de- J. Pitman, the Secretary, read abstracts from praved of the human species to a station of the reports of the different Associations, fortycomfort and happiness. This he pathetically one in number, from which it appeared that contrasted with their former situation of there were rather more than 32,000 wretcheduess and misery, adding that these families under visitation, a number somewhat poor individuals were now in the regular smaller than at the close of the preceding practice of attending at the church. He was quarter; which was attributed to the usual followed by a dissenting minister, who fairly absence of visitors from town at this period and candidly confessed it was some time be- of the year, and also from a fear of the epifore he could make up his mind to join the demic which had been so prevalent in the Society: indeed he appears to have tried the metropolis. During the past quarter 370 Aleece, both wet and dry, and carefully to have children had been sent

different examined every argument both for and against Sabbath Schools ; relief had been afforded these institutions; he had, however, now for to 361 persons in distress, and 176 some time concluded that they were entitled copies of the Scriptures had been circulated. to his warmest approbation and support. In connexion with many of the Associations, “ The last speaker I shall refer to is

prayer meetings and preaching stations for W. Cruickshank : his powerful address was the benefit of the ignorant poor were susenough to alarm the most inveterate drunk- tained; several workhouses were also under ard, and the terrible effects which he feelingly constant visitation, and preaching in the open pourtrayed to the helpless and too often desti- air was kept up in neighbourhoods of public tute wife and children as resulting from this dreadful propensity, were calculated to melt the hardest heart, and may we hope that, under the blessing of the Almighty, such (if any were present) would be aroused, and be Letter to Rev. J. Ivimey. induced, in deep humility, to crave his assist

Coseley, near Bilston, ance to enable them to overcome this dreadful

Sept. 21, 1832. evil.

“ My Dear BROTHER, “ It was well and truly stated that this “ You have seeu from the public prints Society is an excellent pioneer to religion ; that the cholera has been raging most fearand surely we may adopt this construction if fully around us. Bilston, which has been it be true that there has been a great revival the seat of its most destructive ravages, is since the establishment of these institutions only a mile from here, it has also raged at in the United States of America, and that the Tipton and Dudley, thus completely sure largest theatre in Philadelphia is now con- rounding us. verted into a place of worship.

“The deaths average about 2000. It is (Signed) W-C."

impossible for me to convey an idea of the horrid gloom which hung around us during

this reign of pestilence. When at its highest THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN TEMPERANCE

power the incumbent of Bilston, very unad

visedly, I think, gave notice that the churches The number for September has just been would be closed until the disorder abated. sent us, and we would say let the “ Herald” He was partially joined in this by the diskeep the trumpet this month and blow a senters, but, in consequence of public opinion, louder blast; for many, very many, even one Sunday only was thus desecrated—that good men have great deafness in their was a fearful day. The impression of terror ears, which is not yet overcome. We which fell upon the people the awful silence are happy to observe that ten new auxili- which pervaded the streets - the ghastly and aries have been added this month. The let- fear-stricken aspect of the few that were seen ter from Charles John, the king of Sweden, in public, and the passing back and forward



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of the cart employed to bear the dead, all service at half-past 6 in the evening of Saturexhibited such a scene as cannot be described. day at Bethesda. The attendance , at each In the early part of this awful season a com- service was numerous, indeed crowded; the mon cart was employed for the above pur- spirit of prayer seemed indeed to be poured pose. I saw it on one occasion with five out copiously on all engaged ; a degree of coffins piled, bearing to the trench that had earnestness and importunity but rarely witbeen dug for them the hapless victims of this nessed appeared to mark every confession and dreadful scourge. Here it has not been con- petition, and as our town has for many weeks fined to any class, the rich and the poor, the been in an unusually healthy state, so we healthy and the sickly have alike been visited. humbly hope that the exercises in which we

Three of the doctors have been numbered have been engaged will come up as a sweet amongst its victims. The short period that memorial before our heavenly Father, avertelapsed between the attack and the burial ing the threatened judgments, or sanctifying gave a character of terror to the visitation the dispensations to those who may suffer by that might well produce alarm. A husband bereavements should the disease appear on returning from his labour in the evening amongst us.

" W." met the cart taking his wife to burial, although they were both in perfect health in the morning. In some cases nearly a whole family have been swept away, and there are Mr. Editor, few who have not been visited. It has,

Feeling myself solemnly interested, I sughowever, produced a considerable excitement

gest the following reasons why frequent spein favour of religious observances. All the cial prayer meetings should be held in all places of Worship have been crowded, and dissenting places of worship throughout Engeven at the weekly prayer meetings hundreds land :Pocked to the House of God. The most

1st, The destitute condition of many profligate have been found there, and at our churches now in a widowed state. inquiry meeting some of them have come

2d, The recent sudden and solemn removal with weeping and supplication, mourning of eminent and useful ministers of the gospel. over their sins and seeking the mercy of God.

3d, The lukewarm state of our churches When the disease was most violent in Bilston

generally. all the religious communities in the town,

4th, The very awful and alarming spread except the Church, united in setting a day of pestilence in our land, which is evidently apart for humiliation and prayer; from that a token of the divine displeasure against the day the reports of the medical men presented sinful state of the nation; an important part a regularly decreasing number of cases. And of which is general drunkenness, and the as it was so steadily abating, another day was almost universal violation of the sabbath day. set apart for the twofold purpose of gratitude

It is true, sir, some dissenting congregaand prayer; on this last day, for the first tions have set apart a day; but is this time, there was no death recorded.

enough? is one or two so great a sacrifice “ Is not the hand of God to be traced in to make, under such awful circumstances ? this ? On those occasions all business was God speaks once, yea, twice ; he may speak suspended, and I think fervent appeals were louder yet. Are those who profess godliness made to God. Things are now returning to

so swallowed up with the concerns of time their wonted channels, and we are singing of and the pursuit of money, &c. that they canmercy and judgment.

not awake? Oh! be warned: the present “ CHARLES THOMPSON.”

may be but a sprinkling ; if so, what will be

the shower, when he that is offended pours Extract from a Letter to Rev. J. Dyer. it down! Trowbridge, Sept. 10th, 1832.

Let the following passages of scripture be " MY DEAR FRIENN,

considered and acted upon :-James iv. 2, 3;

I John v. 14; John xiv. 14; Matt. xxi. 22; “We have this week had prayer meetings Jer. xxx. 6; Isa. lviii.; Jer. xxix. 7, 12. at our various chapels in consequence of the

When Peter was shut up in prison the prevailing pestilence in our neighbourhood. church at Jerusalem was not satisfied with Monday morning 5 to 6 ; 9 to 10-afternoon one or two supplications being offered, but 2 to 3, and evening 7 to 9 o'clock, at the

prayer was made without ceasing (or freWesleyan Chapel; Wednesday at the same quently) for him unto God, and even until hours at Bethesda; Thursday morning 5 to the deliverance came. 6, and half-past 6 to half-past 8 in the even

ACHOR. ing, at Tabernacle; and Friday at the same hour at Back Street; followed by a closing


human beings held in slavery by powers calling A weekly publication has just issued from themselves Christian. It is taken from the the under the title of “ The Tourist or

“ Tourist,” and said to be tolerably accurate. press Sketch of the Times," of which the editor

SLAVES. says, “ We desire to give it all the variety as

British Colonies

800,000 well as the reality of travel. As far as we

French Colonies

200.000 have fallen in with the Penny Publications to

Cuba and Porto Rico 500,000 which we have alluded, none of them have

Other Foreign Colonies 75,000 adopted the miscellaneous, and yet in some

United States

1,650,000 respects the peculiar plan, on which The


2,000,000 Tourist will be conducted.” Subjects which “ involve the civil and religious rights of

5,225,000 mankind, though connected with political considerations,” we are informed will occupy ANTI-SLAVERY MEETING. MANCHESTER. a large portion of these columns, and amongst To the Editor of the Baptist Magazine. these we rejoice to learn that that of SLAVERÝ will find a prominent place : “ On topics of

One of the most numerous and respectable this and a similar character,” says the editor, meetings ever held in Lancashire on behalf “ we will, indeed, speak out. Here we chal- of the Baptist Missionary Society, took place lenge controversy; we seek information, in Manchester, on the 30th July. The large and we have taken the best means of ob- Independent Chapel, where the late venertaining it.”

able William Roby so long and successfully We cordially hail every effort-under what- laboured, was very kindly lent for the occaever form it makes its appearance-which sion to the congregation assembling in shall contribute to enlighten the public mind George Street, by the Rev. R. Fletcher respecting this crying abomination. And yet

and his friends. It having been extensively it has been said for what system of injustice announced that the Rev. W. Knibb and G. has not found its advocates among poor de Thompson, Esq., the eloquent advocates of praved mortals—it has been said that the the oppressed negro, were to be present, the

The chair Slaves of Jamaica are happier than the most intense interest was excited. peasantry of our or any other free was taken at half-past six by Thomas Harcountry. Who can deny this? Doubtless bottle, Esq. Energetic speeches were delithey are all exceedingly happy. But still the vered by Rev. E. Carey, Rev. R. Fletcher, question occurs,—who has invested one portion

and Rev. J. Coombs. Mr. Knibb then of the human race with the right of thus stood forward, and his heart-stirring appeals selecting another portion, and determining received the most unbounded applause. On for these objects of their choice their peculiar Mr. Thompson's reaching the platform (he mode of happiness ? Why should men be having hastened to the Meeting from a compelled to be made happy against their neighbouring town immediately after lecwill ? What would the enslaved themselves turing on slavery), the cheers he received say to this?

were absolutely deafening, so enthusiastically - Ah Massa! he is a fool or knave,

attached are the inhabitants of Manchester to “ And his heart is steeled to me,

this gentleman for his unrivalled advocacy of

the anti-slavery cause. After Mr. Thomp“ Who says dat de poor afflicted slave Is happier dan de free.

son, Samuel Fletcher, Esq., Rev. James

Groyther, Rev. John Aldis, Dr. Johns, and “ But if he be not fool or knave,

Rev. William Gadsby, severally addressed the “ If he speak de truth of me,

Meeting—and to close the whole, Mark “ Den let him come and be de slave,

PHILIPS, Esq., the favourite candidate to “ And I will be de free."

represent the new borough of Manchester, Mungo.

spontaneously rose first in the body of the We are gratified to perceive that the most chapel, and afterwards on the platform, and influential portion of the daily press, has, at declared that, from a previous interview with last, better late than never,-come forward Mr. Knibb, as well as from what he had to plead on behalf of the poor despised and heard that evening, he was resolved, in the oppressed negroes, and to aid in the demo- event of his being returned to parliament, to lition of this system of iniquity,—a system give an unqualified vote for the immediate 66 which frameth mischief by a law.” We and entire abolition of slavery. The en. refer our readers to the Missionary Herald thusiasm of all the speakers was

at its annexed to our present number, for further height, and never will be forgotten by any particulars on this head, and conclude by pre- one of the vast multitude present the delightsenting them with the following estimate of ful feelings which occupied every heart on




the occasion. About One Hundred Pounds In the evening the Rev. Mr. May comwere collected — and the Meeting linger · menced with reading and prayer, and the ingly separated, after singing, “ Praise God Rev. William Paine, of Eythorn, preached to from whom all blessings flow.” Among the the people, from Isaiah lii. 1.

The services persons present were a great number of the were numerously attended. most respectable “ Society of Friends." Sep. 5th.

W. J.

On Tuesday the 7th August, 1832, a new ORDINATIONS, &c.

Baptist Church was formed in the town of

Walsall. The service was introduced by the MILFORD, PEMBROKESHIRE.

Rev. J. Hoby, of Birmingham, who read July 4th and 5th, 1832, Thomas Thomas, The Rev. C. Thompson, of Coseley, delivered

suitable portions of Scripture and prayed. late student at Bradford, and member of the church at Aberduar, was publicly recognised principles of nonconformity, and the pecu

an introductory discourse on the general as pastor of the Baptist Church, Milford, Pem- liarities of the Baptists, after which he called brokeshire, formerly under the pastoral care of the Rev. Shem Evans, now of Bath. if they assented to the principles laid down,

on the candidates for communion to signify Tuesday evening the Rev. J. Owen, Beth which they did by rising from their seats. lehem, D. Jones, Haverford West, preached They then gave to each other the right hand from Phil. i 9.; 1 Kings xix. 13. day at ten, the Rev. H. Evans, Sardis, read of fellowship. One of their number was reand prayed, and the Rev. J. H. Thomas, quested to state the circumstances which led to

this event, which was done. The Rev. Moleston, delivered the introductory discourse, asked the usual questions and offered the church on the duties which now devolved

T. Morgan, of Birmingham, then addressed the ordination prayer.

The Rev. H. Davies,

on the members. The attendance was large, Llangloffan, delivered the Charge to the mini

including several ministers and friends from ster, and the Rev. B. Thomas, Narberth, the neighbourhood ; and a happy and holy addressed the church, Ezek. iii. 17; Heb. xij.

The Rev. W. Warlow (Indep.) closed feeling seemed to pervade the meeting. This by prayer. In the evening the Rev. H. Evans, tist Church in Walsall, and the prospects are

is the first attempt at the formation of a Bapand G. Devereux, Pembroke Dock, preached from Rom. v. 1; 1 Thess. v. 20. The ser

very encouraging.

They at present occupy a large room, but vices were very interesting-respectably and

ground has been purchased for the erection numerously attended and a liberal collection

of a chapel. The Rev. J. Maurice, late of was made in behalf of home missions.

Providence Chapel, Coseley, is their minister.

May the Most High sinile on this infant cause. MILL BAY, FOLKESTONE. On Wednesday, August 1st, Mr. J. P. Bris

STEVENTON, coe, was publicly set apart to the pastoral On Wednesday the 12th Sep. Mr. G. H. office, over the Particular Baptist Church, at Orchard, late of West Haddon, was ordained Mill Bay, Folkestone.

over the Old Baptist Church, in Steventon, The services of the day were commenced Bedfordshire, when brother Phillips, of Harby a prayer meeting before breakfast. At rold, commenced the service with reading and the ordination service the Rev. John Clark prayer ; brother Simmons, of Olney, delibegan with reading the Scriptures and prayer. vered the introductory discourse on the prinRev. W. Crambrook delivered the introduc- ciples of dissent, and asked the usual questory discourse, requested one of the deacons tions; brother Knight, of Staughton, offered to relate the leadings of Providence that iu- up the ordination prayer; brother Bull, tutor duced them to invite Mr. Briscoe, and also of Newport College, delivered the Charge to requested Mr. B. to state his reasons for ac- the minister, from 2 Tim. ii. 14; brother cepting their invitation. The church then Brooks, of Fenny Stratford, preached to the signified their call, and Mr. B. his acceptance church on the duties they owe their minister, of it, by holding up the right hand. Then from Deut. i. 38 ; brother Vorley, of Carlfollowed the confession of faith, after which ton, closed the interesting services with prayer. the Rev. Thomas Welsh of Newbury, offered Met again in the evening, at 6 o'clock, when the ordination prayer with laying on of hands. brother Paul, of Wilberforce Settlement, in Rev. Thomas Cramp of St. Peter's, gave the Upper Canada, commenced with reading and Charge from the 2 Cor. xi. 28, and Rev. prayer; brother Middleditch, of Biggleswade, John Coanes, (Indep.), of Folkestone, con- preached from Rev. xxii. 3 ; and brother cluded with prayer.

Alliott, of Bedford, closed with prayer.



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