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thé parable of the rich man and Lazarus, Pat | hope I will," said the man. The prisoners in Collery asked, How came it the priest prayed general evince a greater attachment to the for the dead? I told him it was because they Scriptures than I have hitherto noticed, as believed there was a purgatory, or a way of they read them more frequent, and evince a purging the soul after death. But God has great desire to bring them home, which they said, that be that believeth shall be saved, are permitted to do. and he that believeth not, shall be damned ; and shall we say, No, he will not. If, said I, Letter from Mrs. Hawkins of Stroud, to a man dies in unbelief, does he not die in his
the Secretaries. sins ? he answered, he did; I then referred
Stroudwater, July 1832. him to one of the books supplied by the
DEAR SIRS, Roman Catholic chaplain, for proofs, in
You will oblige by acknowledging in the which it was written, first comes death, and
Irish Chronicle the following articles conafter that the judgment. A prisoner, named Pat Bradley, said, it was so written in his tributed by various young friends for the
“ Hammersmith School," in Ireland. Prayer Book, which, he said, was taken
Sixty work bags, containing sixty magafrom the Testament.
When reading the 7th chapter of 1st Cor. Izines, the like number of thimbles, and cotton he asked, why the clergy did not marry, the Children of the Sabbath School of the
balls, and one halfpenny in each, given by when it was not forbidden in the scriptures? I told him that that law, was one of their Baptist Meeting House, Stroudwater, Glou
cestershire. own making When reading verse about in
It was the mention of Mrs. Kilpin's, of Romans v. and vi., I observed to them how plain the way of salvation was, so that Exeter, similar presents in the Chronicle last the man who run might read it. A prisoner, spring, that led to this parcel being made up; named John Tige, said, God grant us grace
perhaps the mention of this, may lead to to earn it. I told him it was not to be earned, some other friends doing the same. that it was earned already; that Jesus Christ similar encouragement, I trust, our country
If any other school should be in want of a purchased it with the price of his blood, and friends will not be backward in sending, if that he was only called on to believe it. Yes, it is made known to them. said he, but you know without the grace of
M. H. HAWKINS. God we can do nothing. I asked Michael Collary, when reading in the Irish Testament,
* The kind contributions of the chil. 1 John i. “ How could God be faithful dren in the above school, will, it is hoped, and just to forgive us our sins :" he said, lead other Sunday School Teachers to re“ By our repenting.” I then asked if a pri- commend the example to the children under soner was found guilty of murder, would the their care, as such presents are very acceptable judge be considered just or righteous, if, upon indeed, the extreme poverty of the Irish the prisoner’s repenting, he forgave him children in the Society's schools preventing without any satisfaction or atonement for the them from purchasing such articles. breach of the law ? he answered, “ He would not;" then, said I, How can God be just in for- Extract from a Letter of Mr. S. Jackman, giving us who have broken his laws, which
to Mr. Ivimey, dated Boyle, Sept. 12th, are holy, just, and good, and trampled on
1832. them? He said, he did not know. I then MY DEAR SIR, endeavoured to explain to him how he was You are, no doubt, before this fully aware faithful and just, by telling him there were of the painful calamity which befel us on the two conditions in man's salvation to be per- first instant, by the death of your valuable formed, without which, God could not be agent, the Rev. Josiah Wilson. We bow, just in justifying the sinner, which were per- I trust, with Christian submission to the fect righteousness and perfect atonement; dispensations of an all-wise Providence, whose and that no man could be found fit to per- ways are hid in deep and unfathomable mines, form them, having all sinned, and come short and which are past finding out.
At the same of the glory of God. Therefore, God so time, considering the situation of Ireland, and loved the world, that he sent his own Son what we have witnessed for the last thirteen into it, to take on him our nature, in order years of the labours of that efficient servant that he might accomplish these conditions of the Baptist Irish Society, we are constrained The Roman Catholic chaplain having visited with every class of persons, and of all relithe prison lately, found a man nanied Pat gious denominations in the counties of Mayo, Tully reading the Testament, and asked him Lietrim, Sligo, and Roscommon, to mourn if it was a Testament he was reading ? The his death as a public loss. man answered, Yes, sir. I hope, said the I never witnessed such a general feeling of chaplain, you will make good use of it: “I sorrow respecting any individual, and this
you will conclude to have been the case when | remarks on what was read. I cannot deI inform you, the circumstance was men- scribe the thankfulness of those poor ignorant tioned publicly in the Roman Catholic chapel creatures, who heard the word with joy, of this town,
as the loss of a kind, bene- with tears in their eyes,saying, Blessed be God, volent, useful man. Yes, my dear Sir, an that he has sent us angels in disguise to reveal ornament to your useful Society has fallen at and tell us how we should escape the wrath his post, and while employed in his work of and vengeance of God, which is due to us faith and labour of love.
hellish sinners, and to make known to us how He has left to our care, uuprovided for, an we shall be saved, through believing in that amiable and afflicted widow, and five small great, good, and loving Saviour, Jesus Christ, children. I have good reason to conclude, that died on Calvary for such poor sinners as that your heart will respond on behalf of the us, crying, O the love, the love of Jesus friends to Ireland, and of the whole Baptist Christ to us, &c. denomination. Yes, they are left to our care, for that faithful servant of Christ " went out for his name's sake,” in the strength of his divine Lord, determined to discharge the
CONTRIBUTIONS. duties devolving upon him, and from his tomb is now saying, “I have fallen in the
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£. s. d. work, and have left my helpless widow and children, to the merciful Husband of the A few friends, from the church widow, and Father of the fatherless, trusting
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0 10 6 Many individuals here are concerned to Mr. Studdart, Banbury, Annual know what can be done: knowing your kind
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*11 6 however, that it is important something Newport should be attempted immediately. I am
Wellow happy to say, that Lord Lorton, will patron
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Mr. Brown per, and dispose the hearts of his own people
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Sligo, June 30, 1832. lected by the Rev. W. Cantlow. Rev. Sir, On Sunday, April 1st, 1832, I visited four Subscriptions received by W. Napier, Roman Catholic families, reading for them a Esq., Grand Junction Wharf; Mr. P. few chapters from John's gospel, making Millard, Bishopsgate Street ; Messrs. some remarks on what was read. There was Burls, 56, Lothbury; Rev. J. Ivimey, some of them that had a dislike to the read- Devonshire-street, Queen-square;
and ing of the Scriptures, refusing the instruc- Rev. G. Pritchard, 4, York-Place, Pentions given from the Word of God, while tonville, gratuitous Secretaries ; by Messrs. otbers listened with great attention, and were Ladbrook and Co. Bankers, Bank-buildthankful.
ings : by Mr. H. D. Dickie, 13, Bank Sunday 8th, I visited five Roman Catholic Street, and Rev. Mr. Innes, Frederick families, reading for them a few chapters from Street, Edinburgh; and by P.Brown, Esq. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, making some Cardigan.
Subscriptions and Donations in aid of this Society will be thankfully received at the Baptist Mission House, No. 6, Fen Court, Fenchurch Street, London: or by any of the Ministers and Friends whose names are inserted in the Cover of the Annual Report.
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. met's mission from our scriptures. He said
he had a copy of the New Testament in
Hindoostanee, in which he had seen predicSULKEA.
tions which relate to Mahomet. I requested Extract of a Letter from Mr. him to bring the book that we may examine
the subject more fully. He did so, and as he Thomas to Mr. Dyer, dated, could not readily find the place, I requested Sulkea, 21st Feb. 1832. him to allow me to do it, as I thought I
knew to what he referred. He consented, REV. AND DEAR SIR,
and I turned to John xiv., &c. He had During the cold season now ending, I marked a number of passages, where the have frequently gone over to Calcutta, to at- Holy Spirit is promised ; and to shew him tend our Bazar Chapel, where the hearers are that those expressions could not refer to mostly Mussulmans.
I have been many Mahomet, I read several portions of John times pleased and encouraged by what has xiv., xv., and xvi., and Acts i. and ii., and taken. place; though I am afraid to say also other places where the Holy Spirit is that conversion has actually taken place. spoken of as actually communicated. He The latter end of January and beginning of seemed confounded, and gave up the point, this month was spent by Brother Carepeit but could not understand what is meant by and myself in a missionary excursion up the the Holy Spirit, as the actions ascribed to river. We went out for the sake of the him suppose him to be an agent of the Mussulmans, and when we could meet with human species, and he could not conceive how any we directed our attention chiefly to
a spirit, distinct from matter, could operate them, though among the Hindoos we circu
on men, so as to be said to teach them, &c. lated about 1000 tracts, besides gospels, and &c. He took copies of most of our books, might have circulated many more, had we and afterwards talked of writing an answer possessed them.
I expected some unpleasant to some of them, only said he feared the treatment from the followers of the false
We said, Let government prophet, but with very few exceptions we alone, confine yourself strictly to religion, and were very well received, and much readiness
you may write and publish what you like; was evinced by many to receive our tracts and that we wished he, or some other, would and copies of the Holy Scriptures. We pur- write and let us know their sentiments upon posely went among the most respectable and what we had written.
At Hoogly, we learned we could find, that it might not called on a Nawaub, who proved a man of be said, we took advantage of the ignorance very gentlemanly deportment, and said his of our hearers, and were afraid to meet their Moulavee (a kind of domestic chaplain) learned men. We had many very interest- should converse with us. He was according and spirited conversations. Some ap- ingly called; when Brother Carapeit repeared at first very haughty and overbearing quested him to inform us why or wherefore who afterwards became very kind and gentle. he believed Mahomet to be a prophet of God, We were enabled, I trust in some measure, and the Koran to be the Word of God. He to exhibit something of the meekness and gave one reason, viz. the testimony of multigentleness of the gospel, and thus to gain a tudes in many different countries, &c., an much more candid attention to our message argument of really no weight at all. But than would otherwise have been given to it. he at length professed to have got by him an At Chinsurah we met with one of the editors answer to one of our tracts. To obtain this, of an edition of the Koran, in Arabic and we engaged to pay for its being copied, and Hindoostanoe, a staunch Mussulman, and gave him a note to that effect to the Rev., possessed, as he supposed, of proofs of Maho- Mr. Higgs of Chinsurah. We have not heard
any more about it, and I suppose it was only said, if such numbers of people were going to a manœuvre to put us off. The Nawaub hell for worshipping Buddha, they would go had a beautiful copy of the Pentateuch in thither likewise. At Colany, in a schoolArabic, in manuscript, which he said he had room near the temple, a member of our purchased. He read and translated into church, who had been a Boodhist priest, Hindoostanee a few verses, and from his delivered a very good sermon with considerconversation, I conjectured that he must able flueucy and energy. We had several have read a good part, if not the whole of the encounters with the priests. Many of them volume. To him we gave some tracts and did not at all wish to dispute on the myste. the Psalms, Isaiah, and the New Testament; ries of their superstition. I told them of the and among the people about the premises great guilt they contracted in worshipping we distributed a goodly number of tracts. any god but the true God; and their awful Oh! that there, and in every other place, responsibility in leading so many souls astray. the word of the Lord may have free course One of the priests was singularly hardened and be glorified.
and impious. He admitted that Boodha was dead; and said he would believe in our
God, if we could shew him unto him. I COLOMBO, (CEYLON.)
asked him if he ever saw Boodha-he acExtract of a Letter from Mr. Da- knowledged he had not, but had
image. I assured him we could see the true niel, dated,
God in his works. He inquired, if all things Colombo, 31st Oct. 1831. were made by God, how any thing pernicious
could be found in the work of a good God? MY VERY DEAR BROTHER,
e. g. How a man could be killed by eating About a month since, I sent you a letter a mixture of different things specified by him? containing my quarterly statement, and at Wishing to silence him on his own principles, the conclusion of the year, I shall have again I asked him if any thing in this world was officially to write to you; I do not, therefore, good. But he denied that a knife was good, intend this as a missionary cominunication; or food, or a horse, or the sun itself. At but as I have a space in my paper to spare, length our friend, who had been a priest, I do not know that I can better occupy it, took him in hand, and made him deny the than by giving you a short account of a visit common assertions of his own sacred books, I some time ago made to the idol feast of and completely vanquished him. He said in Boodha, at Colany, in order to improve the the conclusion, that he never prayed, and opportunity, which the visit of so many that he was greater than God. I then thousands of pilgrims affords to make known turned to the people, who were witnesses of to them the way of salvation.
the contest, and said,
“Here is a man, not On one of the great festival days, I pro- twenty-four years of age, who has the audavided myself with a stock of tracts, and, city to say he is greater than God.” I tore taking with me two of my friends as inter- off a little bit of paper I held in my hand, preters, besides being attended with others and said, that without materials to work on, who wished to join us, one of whom had he could not make even that bit of paper, been a Boodhist priest, and therefore well and yet he declared he was greater than God, qualified to cope with the artifices of the who had, out of nothing, made the
the priests, I commenced my journey. It was earth, the moon, and the stars. I then really affecting to see on the road in all parts shewed to them the folly of following the of it the number of votaries who were return- directions of such a person, and taking their ing, after having presented their offerings, offerings to him, and exhorted them and him and the multitude who were going with to repent of sin, to abandon idolatry, and to their offerings there. Thousands upon believe in Christ, that they might be saved. thousands we saw at the scite of the idol; The Lord bless the exertions of the day to and on the road thither, wherever we could the glory of his holy name, and the salvation induce the people to stop and hear us, we of souls. A missionary, I am persuaded, halted, distributed to them tracts, and deli- need to be instant in season and out of vered to them short discourses on the folly and season. sinfulness of idolatry; on the necessity of renouncing it, and on the only way of salvation by Jesus Christ. Both at Colany, and
JAMAICA. on the road, we preached fourteen or fifteen different times, and were heard at some of
Since our last number, further inthe places with considerable attention; in telligence has arrived from the north others with derision. Some of the people side of Jamaica, more especially
respecting the proceedings of what is and if any gentleman had come prepared now termed " The Colonial Union with resolutions, he hoped they would be
-the epithet “church" having been, submitted to the consideration of the meetfor some reason or other, omitted. little occasion for discussion, as he was sure
ing; but he anticipated there would be but Disgusting as these proceedings must there was no difference of opinion among any be to every honourable mind, we gentlemen present as to the necessity and exdeem it right to put them on record; pediency of the Union. ney all knew the they may, hereafter, when the full object which it had in view, as it had
sys tem which has inspired them shall been expressed in the resolutions entered into
at the different parochial meetings, which have been added to the list of ob
were on the table before him. He could not solete abominations, be referred to conclude without adverting to the many quesas admonitory proofs of the almost tions that had been put to him, as father of inconceivable baseness and folly to the Union, as to what were the duties rewhich it could reduce its abetiors. quired of the members; he had committed That the doom of colonial bondage and which he would read, viz
. -- First
to writing what he considered them to be, is sealed, and that its destruction
support the Established Churches of Eogland became inevitable when it dared to and Scotland. Secondly, to expel the seclift its puny arm against the ser- tarians, and other incendiaries, from the vants of Christ, are facts, we be- island. He said other incendiaries, because lieve, well known to those among ligion, who are promulgating treason and
there are men not clothed in the garb of reits supporters who have the least
rebellion, and who are enrolled in the ranks penetration.
Nor is it surprising of our bitterest enemies. Thirdly, to give that our leading daily journals no employment to any of their proselytes. should begin at length to re-echo Fourthly, to hold every man an enemy who the public opinion on this point. In fosters or encourages them. It is requisite illustration of these remarks, we
to do so, that they should be taught to feel shall now lay before our readers
that they will not be allowed to foster these
canters to the destruction of the island. He an extract from a Jamaica paper, was sure that if this resolution were strictly giving an account of a meeting held adhered to, they would drive them away. at Falmouth, the town in which Fifthly, to be ready and prompt in assembling Mr. Knibb resided, on the first day on every requisite occasion. This was a most of August last ; and add, by way of important part; and it had afforded him consupplement, the remarks upon this
siderable gratification to witness the immense
number that had gathered together in 24 article in the “ Times" and Morn- hours on a recent occasion in St. Ann's; and ing Herald” of the fifteenth and he trusted that a similar alacrity would be seventeenth of this month (Septem- everywhere displayed whenever it should ber).
prove necessary. Sixthly, to risk their lives
in expelling the enemies of the country. And, (From the Cornwall Courier.) finally, to strain every nerve to preserve this
FALMOUTH, Aug. 1. island to our gracious sovereign King William On Saturday a general meeting of the the Fourth. These he considered as the prinColonial Union of the north-side parishes, cipal duties of the members of the Colonial was held at the Court-house in this town. Union, and he hoped every man present James L. Hilton, Esq. in the chair. would act up to them. (Loud cheers.) The chairman, in comm
mmencing the busi- The Hon. W. Miller then read a series of ness of the day, observed that he felt deeply resolutions, entitled a solemn declaration of the compliment they had paid him in calling the Union. him to the chair on that important occasion, Dr. Neilson and Dr. Lawson, jun., also more especially when he saw opposite to him read resolutions. the worthy custos of Trelawny. He congra- Some desultory conversation then ensued, tulated the meeting, and the island at large, which ended in appointing a sub-committee, on the respectability and strength of the pre- for the purpose of preparing resolutions for sent assemblage, which he hoped would come the consideration of the meeting. Previous to such resolutions as would do honour to to the appointment of the sub-committee, the island of Jamaica. (Cheers.) He would Mr. H. Brown rose and moved, that a do his duty with the utmost impartiality, letter, which had been sent from the King's