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services were very numerously and respect- | at Chesham. Prayers were offered by Messrs. ably attended, and we are happy to state that Bates, Ives, Waight, Tyler, Cooper, Sheene, brother Orchard's prospects of usefulness are Allom, and Hall. Messrs. Brooks and very encouraging.
Butcher preached from 1 Peter v. 4 ; and 1 Thess. iii. 8. Brother Upton, St. Alban's, preached in the evening from Acts ü. 1-4.
The Circular Letter written by brother
Statham is on “ Common errors respecting
ing to be held October 4th, at Swanbourn : The Buckinghamshire Association of Bap- put up at the Swan. The annual meeting tist churches held its Annual Meeting, May 10, / next year May 11th, at New Mill.
Mays of Fordham (Indep.), Heyden of
of Isleham, Buckpitt of Burwell (Indep.), SOHAM, CAMBRIDGESHIRE.
Ellington of Westrow, Mildenhall, and Squib A new Baptist Meeting-house was opened of Ely (L. H. C.), engaged in the devotional for divine worship at the above place, on exercises and read the hymns. Friday, July 27th, 1832, when the Rev. The church, in connection with the above Joseph Kinghorn of Norwich preached in place of worship, has been established eighty the morning, from Psalm cxxxii. 7.; and years. Mr. John Eve, a gifted member of the Rev. Mr. Alexander (Indep.) of Nor- the Church at Cambridge, was their first wich in the afternoon, from Acts xiv. 7. pastor, and continued there nineteen years. Mr. Kinghorn preached again in the even- Subsequently, the late Rev. Andrew Fuller ing, from Psalm cxviii. 25. The Rev. of Kettering, preached his first sermon there Messrs. Shepherd of Burwell (L. H. C.), before he attained the age of eighteen. He was ordained May 3, 1775, presided over his life and his labours, especially during the the church and congregation seven years, last twenty years. We sincerely condole when he removed to Kettering; but was an with the surviving members of his family invaluable friend to the Baptist cause at We shall long remember his fine, open, manly Soham during his life.
deportment, his cheerful, conciliating, truly The old place of worship was taken down christian temper, and his alacrity in every last March, being in a dilapidated, damp, good work. and uncomfortable state, and incapable of He was the guide and the companion of holding more than two-thirds of the pre- our illustrious missionary WARD, through sent congregation. The premises have re- Holland. His journeys on the Continent cently been made freehold property, and were frequent and extensive. Always at vested in the hands of fifteen trustees. home, on sea or on shore, no man was better Some freehold land has been purchased and qualified to give and to receive information added thereto; and the present neat place of concerning the kingdom of God. In French, worship is capable of accommodating up- and German, and Dutch, he could speak, as wards of five hundred people. The church the occasion required. His late visit to all and congregation have subscribed according our missionary stations in the West Indies, to their ability, and continue to contribute was a noble specimen of that ardent, disweekly towards the erection of the place; interested zeal, in the service of Christ, for yet, as
a considerable debt remains upon which he was remarkably distinguished. Nor the place, they will be under the necessity of can we forget that he was the friend and the making an earnest appeal to the liberality of patron of Daniel Sclatter, of Mr. Tauchnitz, the religious public, and trust the appeal will and many others. His correspondence with not be made in vain.
some of the professors in the Universities of Both the church and congregation are on Holland, and with various individuals in this the increase, and nearly double their number, country, and the journals he kept of his since the close of the year 1830, and we own travels and voyages, will probably suprejoice to say the cause continues to prosper ply very ample materials to his biographer. under their present minister.
May the Lord raise up many who shall be The people are in general poor, but there like-minded with our beloved and now gloriare many pious praying people among them, fied brother Angas! Many tears of sorrow who have reason to say, “ What hath God and sympathy have already been shed at the wrought.”
report of his lamented removal ; and many will be induced to say, “ Help, Lord, for the
godly man ceaseth; the faithful fail from Recent Deaths.
among the children of men.
” Ps. xii. 1.
On Friday evening, Sept. 7, died, at his
“On the 1st September, after a week's illlodgings in South Shields, the Rev. W. H.
ness, the Rev. Joseph Kinghorn, in the 67th Angas. The cholera seized him, with great year of his age, and the 44th of his ministry violence, about one o'clock in the morning ;
over the Baptist congregation at St. Mary's, and (all medical skill failing) he expired about
Norwich. He was in all respects a peculiar eight in the evening. The next day, in the
man: his natural qualities were extraordinary afternoon, he was buried in his venerable sagacity, elasticity, and energy of mind; his father's grave, at Newcastle. The Rev. Mr.
moral qualities were simplicity and integrity of Pengilly performed the funeral service, as
heart, an entire devotedness to the duties of sisted by brethren Williamson and Sample. his calling, an unabated regard to the claims Three or four worthy young men, whom he of affection and friendship, an ardent and had been instructing, walked up from South ever-growing piety, and a lively and constant Shields to have the mournful satisfaction of sympathy with the joys and sorrows of his seeing their affectionate teacher laid in his last fellow-men. His removal will be deeply felt resting-place. Mr. Angas was quite sensible and widely lamented by all who enjoyed the during the nineteen hours of his illness, com
long course of his public ministry, who have posed, resigned, and willing to depart, and, shared in his social intercourse, or been priat last, triumphant in the prospect so sud-vileged with his more intimate friendship.” denly opened !
Patriot. We hope Mr. Pengilly, or some member of the family, will favour us with a memoir On the 16th of August, Rev. Wm. Aikin, of our departed brother, who was occasionally London, of the cholera, aged 62. We hope a valuable contributor to this work. But it to furnish a brief memoir of the deceased in will require a considerable volume to describe a future number.
REA VED FAMILY OF THE LATE REV. J. JONES.
AN URGENT CASE.
The Protestant Union for the benefit of the
Widows and Children of Protestant On the 2d of April last, the Rev. John
Ministers of all Denominations. Herring, for upwards of twenty years pastor
The Menibers of this Society are respecte of the Baptist Church at Cardigan, South Wales, departed this fleeting and transitory fully informed, that the punctual payment of world, having been greatly afflicted for seve
their half yearly subscriptions is absolutely necessary,
and that in future all fines incurred ral years; and on the 22d of the same month, his widow was very suddenly and unexpect- by non-payment, and the law of exclusion,
after due notice, will be enforced. edly summoned to follow her husband to eter. nity, leaving seven children wholly unpro
All payments must be made at the congrevided for; and five of them totally incapable gational library, Bloomfield Street, Finsbury of doing any thing for their own support,
Circus, on the Tuesday after the second Sabwhose names and ages are as follow :: - Ann,
bath in each month, between the hours of 'aged 12 (who is blind and destitute of reason);
eleven and one o'clock, when any member Dinah, aged 8; James, aged 7; Sarah, aged may be supplied with the annual printed 4; and Eleanor, aged 2.
statement of the Society's accounts. The church at Cardigan, and the friends
By order of the Directors,
John KNIGHT, of Mr. Herring, have resolved to contribute,
Secretary, according to their abilities, towards the maintenance of the above five helpless orphans ; Sept. Ilth, 1832. and they consider it their duty, thus publicly
ADDITIONAL SUBSCRIPTION to solicit the aid of the friends of the Redeemer in England and Wales towards the urgent case;" hoping that by their Mr. Kitson, Kennington
2 2 0 united contributions a small fund will be raised adequate to their present distressed
NEW PUBLICATIONS, &c. circumstances. We, whose names are underneath, beg leave
Just Published. to corroborate the above statement, and to Diligence and Fidelity indispensable in recommend the distressing circumstances of the Christian Ministry; a Sermon adthe poor orphans to the kind notice of the dressed to Mr. J. Whittemore, at his ordiChristian public.
nation over the Baptist Church at Rushden, David Mathias, Present Minister.
Northamptonshire, June 14th, 1832. By Timothy Thomas, senior, late Minister at J. PEACOCK. Abarduar.
The Death of useful Members of Society William Richard, Minister at Penparck.
lamented and improved ; a Sermon occaDaniel Davies, Independent Minister, sioned by the Death of Joseph Thackeray, John Morgan, Minister, Blaenffos.
Esq. M.D. preached on the Lord's Day, Daniel Davies, Swansea.
July 15, 1832, at the Old Meeting House, Joseph Ivimey, London.
Bedford. By SAMUEL HILLYARD. Thomas Jones,
Counsels to the Young. By Rev. JOHN Benjamin Davies, Deacons of the Church Morison, D.D. John Thomas,
The Whole Works of Rev. John Howe, David Jones.
carefully revised, with Life. By Dr. CADonations will be received by the Rev.
LAMY. In one volume, royal 8vo. Joseph Ivimey; Rev. J. Dyer, Fen-court; Rev. J. J. Davies, Tottenhain; Rev. T. Preparing for Publication. Thomas, Henrietta Street; Rev. Daniel Jones, Dr. Adam CLARKE. - We are given to Liverpool ; Rev. D. Matthias, and Mr. J. M. understand, that the late Rev. Dr. Adam Thomas, Cardigan.
Clarke had written an account of his own Life, with the design of its being published after his decease; and that it will imme
diately be put to press—with a Continuation NOTICES.
to the time of his decease, by a member of his own family.
In a few days will be published, Remarks The Wilts and East Somerset Auxiliary relating to Christian Baptism : occasioned by Baptist Home Missionary Society, by Divine Mr. Thom's recent publication, entitled, permission, will hold their next yearly meet- “ Modern Immersion not Scripture Baptism." ing at the Rev. J. Clark's Chapel at Paulton, By BENJAMIN CoxHEAD, of Winchester, on the 10th of October, 1832.
The Committee have this month to communicate to the friends of the Society, the painful intelligence of the death, by cholera, of their much respected and useful agent, the Rev. Josiah Wilson, of Sligo, in the 47th year of his age. The letter of the Rev. James Allen of Ballina, given below, will state the particulars, so far as he then knew of this painful event; by which the excellent widow of Mr. Wilson, and five children are left in a state of bereavement; the church at Sligo, of which he was pastor, and the schools, and readers of the Scriptures, are deprived of his zealous superintendence. In order, so far as possible, to meet the exigency of the case, in regard to the schools and readers, the Committee have agreed, at a special Meeting convened for the purpose, to request Mr. Allen to undertake the superintendence, in connection with those in his own district, for the present, availing himself of all the assistance which the two young ministers, Messrs. Berry and Mullarky, who are under his tuition, can render him. The respect which has been shewn to Mr. Wilson's character, as mentioned in Mr. Jackman's letter, will be doubtless read with great satisfaction.
The friends of the Society are respectfully reminded, that the funds, at the end of this quarter, will be nearly nine hundred pounds in arrears ; it will be seen, therefore, their prayers are greatly needed, that He to whom the silver and gold belong may again appear for our help and deliverance.
From the Rev. James Allen, to Mr. Ivimey, he was extensively known and highly es
teemed, is that of deep and pungent grief for Ballina, Sept. 1, 1832.
his loss. But, blessed be God, we who know MY DEAB BROTHER,
him best are persuaded that our loss is his I am so overwhelmed with surprise and eternal gain. Of his poor widow, I know grief, I know not how to address you. Our not what nor how to write. He has left, dear, dear brother Wilson is no more. I with four others, one child scarcely three know no particulars as yet, except that he months old. May God be " a Father to the died this morning at half past three o'clock, fatherless, and a Husband to the widow.” and that he was interred before the coach left The cholera has reached our town. As Sligo, which was at ten. It
appears that he yet we have had but three decided cases. had but a few hours illness, which was ex- The people on every side are leaving us. ceedingly severe; but, I presume, he died in But, blessed be God, both my dear partner a happy frame of mind.
and myself are free from every anxious fear. It is right for me to say, perhaps, that we have committed ourselves to Him whose when the disease first broke out in Sligo, we are, and whom we serve.
We have a both Mrs. Allen and myself wrote for him, meeting for prayer at twelve o'clock every Mrs. W. and their family, should they be day, at which many attend. alarmed at the disease, to come and stay with we dare not, think of leaving ; nor have we us till its virulence had in some measure a solitary wish to do so. abated. In brother Wilson's reply, he says, “ Not a single shaft can hit, “ I cannot tell, but I sometimes think, that,
6. Till the God of love sees fit.” if in the midst of the disease, I should, by a My dear brother, let me earnestly intreat peculiar Providence, escape an attack, yet your prayers for ourselves, for our family, that I shall die from sympathy." And our church, our town. Let us have the again, “ I desire to be toankful that I can prayers of your church too. Should I be cheerfully leave myself at the disposal of my spared to address you again, I will endeavour heavenly Father, and also that my dear to communicate particulars. partner's confidence is equally strong." Since
JAMES ALLEN. the date of the above I have received three ** I have opened the letter to say, do other letters, one of them written on Wednes- send us a large number of Cholera Tracts of day night or Thursday morning last, breath- all kinds; our stock is exhausted, and the ing the same spirit of devotedness to his people are most anxious; also to say I have Master's work, and resignation to his will. baptized eight other persons since I wrote to The feeling produced in this town, in which you in my journal.
We could not,
From a Sabbath Reader.
from the 43rd verse, “that whosoever be
lieveth on him shall receive remission of Ballycar, July 13, 1832.
sins ;" likewise remarking to them, from the Rev. Sir,
26th verse, that it was not proper for them I forward to you an account of my labour in to worsbip saints or angels, being now dead, the work of the Lord, during the past month: whereas St. Peter would not permit himself June 18, on discoursing with a Roman Catho- to be worshipped when alive, referring to lic, he quoted from his prayer-book, saying, Revelations xix. 10; xxii. 8, 9. that one mass, truly believed on, was of more July 10th. After School in Newmarket, value to the soul thau if a person gave this I read the 5th chapter of Romans to six world's goods, as alms, or any other good persons, proving to them that we are justiwork he could do. I asked him, what did fied by faith alone, and that it is by the he mean by the mass ? He said it was the blood of Christ alone we are saved. After sacrifice of Christ offered by the priest, as this, on my way home, being called into a an atonement for the sins of the living and house, where I found a boy reading the bible the dead. I asked him, did not he think to a cooper who was at work, who, as soon that the one atonement which was made by as I went in, took the book, saying, who Christ himself, was sufficient to atone for the can doubt for a moment the words of Christ, sins of mankind ? He said that that atone- where he says, in Matthew xxvi. 26, 27, ment was to cleanse us from mortal sin. “Take, eat; this is my body, and this is my Why, said I; all sin iş mortal, “ for sin is blood." Yes, said I; and in Luke, he says, the transgression of the law;" and we are “ This do in remembrance of me:” and we told in Scripture, “that the blood of Jesus find, in the 6th chapter of John, (where the Christ cleanseth us from all sin." I read disciples say, “this is an hard saying who to him the 9th and 10th chapters of He- can hear it,") that the Saviour spoke in a brews, proving to him, from different verses, spiritual sense, for he says, “What, and if that by the one offering of Christ he hath ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where obtained eternal redemption for all who truly he was before. It is the Spirit that quickbelieve in him; and, said I, in that offering eneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words which the priest offers, there is no blood; that I speak unto you, they are spirit and and we are told in the 22nd verse of this they are life.” Again, he says, he is a Door 9th chapter, " that without shedding of blood and a Way: we can only understand in there is no remission."
a, spiritual sense. And again, Paul says, in July 24th being the sabbath-day, on speak- 1 Cor. xi. 23, 24, 25, “For I have received ing to five persons on different subjects, one of the Lord that which I also delivered unto of them said that it was a proper thing to you. That the Lord Jesus, the same night go to pray, and give rounds at a place called in which he was betrayed, took bread; and Fenloe, with an expectation of keeping off when he had given thanks, he brake it; and the cholera. I endeavoured to shew that it said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is was through fear they were going there, and broken for you: this do in remembrance of not through love; I read the 9th chapter of me. After the same manner also he took John, proving to them, from the Saviour's the cup." Again, 1 Cor. x. 16, Paul says, discourse with the woman of Samaria, that “ The cup of blessing which we bless, is it the worship of him should not be confined not the communion of the blood of Christ, to any particular place, and that it was not and likewise the bread which we break.” this penance-worship which the Lord de
SAML. Cross. lights in, but they which worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth;
From a Reader of the Scriptures. referring them to Matthew xviii. 20, and 1 Tim. ii. 8.
Sligo Prison, July 4th, 1832. July 1st being the sabbath-day, on rea- SIR, soning with seven persons in Newmarket, The remarks made by the prisoners during pointing out to them their inability to save the past quarter, are as follows, viz. When themselves by any works or merits of their reading the 1st Romans, John Gige reown; I read to them the 10th chapter of marked, it was a pity of those who could Acts, shewing them from it that Cornelius's not read the Word of God for themselves, works went as a memorial before God, I said it was, but those who could read it and they were not sufficient to save him; were more accountable, therefore, they should this we see from the 3rd verse, the Lord read it, and not receive it at second hand being pleased to send his angel to him to from another, for they should render an acdirect him to Peter, that he (Peter) might count for themselves at the day of judgment, point out the Saviour to him, which we see and not another. When they were reading