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NAMES WITH MEMOIRS.
Sarah Jefferys. Grace Jowitt. John Kent. Thomas Knott. Joshua Lamb. Eliza Lambert. A. C. Leicester. Samuel Moss. Gundry Neave. Stanley Pumphrey. John Rogers. Elizabeth Sibbering. Lucy Sparkes. Anne Thompson. Mary Wilkey. Hannah Williams.
Priscilla Quertier, Guernsey.
The Apostolic declaration-"God is able to make all grace to abound towards you,"-is still confirmed, from year to vear, by the experience of those who take Christ for their Saviour, their Leader, their great Example, their Advocate with the Father, their all in all. God indeed makes His grace towards such to abound. He plants the precious seed of His word in the heart; He nourishes it and waters it, till it puts forth great branches. He marks the first acts of dedication and allegiance in the young disciple, even the little children crying “Hosanna to the Son of David." He sees also with compassion the wanderers, suffers them to hunger and pine, till they find it is bitterness in the latter end, that when they come to themselves, and say “I will arise and go unto my Father," He may receive them with loving embraces, and make all grace to abound towards them. Those who, by the love which He implants in their hearts, give a cup of cold water to a fainting sister or brother or mother, shall in no wise lose their reward. His unseen Providence marks out the path of His chosen servants, prepares the way, though they know it not, appoints the place of their habitation, and the field in which they are to labour, and when He has wrought all their works in them, says “ Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” “God is able to make all grace to abound towards us,-to supply all our need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus,-to stablish, strengthen, and settle us.
These truths, so abundantly declared and illustrated in the Holy Scriptures, are confirmed and illustrated afresh, in the lives and deaths, the spiritual growth and endowments of men and women we have known, who were surrounded by like circumstances to those by which we are surrounded, and so far on a level with ourselves. Such examples are to be found even in the simple records of this year's Annual Monitor, and are so much the more encouraging, as they who furnish them were of our own time, arrogating no superiority above their brethren, ready to say as Paul and Barnabas did, “we also are men of like passions with you, and who would say, do not look at us in our weakness, our infirmities, and our failings, but see how “ God is able to make all grace to abound towards us;" — and be assured towards all others, who “ commit the keeping of their souls to Him, as to a faithful Creator."
In addition to these general reflections, which arise on presenting the year's roll of three hundred of our departed friends, we cannot omit to speak more particularly of one, in whose hands the conducting of this little publication was placed for more than ten years,—the late Benjamin Seebohm. Of German nationality, though early naturalized in England, and fully identified with the habits and customs of the land of his adoption,-intimate with the wise and good both by reading and intercourse,-and led into a wide field of religious labour throughout Great Britain and Ireland, as well as during a five years' visit to the meetings and families of Friends in North America,-his vigorous mind was able to take large and comprehensive views of men and things: and having early dedicated himself to the service of Christ and His Church, his memory is cherished by numbers, as an able minister of the gospel during a period of about fifty years. In this calling he was enabled to act up to the Apostle's admoni. tion, “Study to show thyself approved of God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." It is a remarkable fact that Stephen Grellet, a Frenchman by birth, fleeing to America, should there be convinced of the truth of the Gospel,' and being led as a messenger of that same Gospel across the
Atlantic to visit Europe, should be an instrument in awakening religious life in Benjamin Seebohm's heart;-while on the other hand, Benjamin Seebohm, a German by birth, led by Divine Providence to settle in England, was led as a Gospel messenger across the Atlantic to visit America, and there to be the instrument of awakening others, some of whom have gone from country to country on the same blessed errand. There is more than chance in all this. He, who is Head over all things to His church, still separates His faithful servants for the work whereto He calls them, and sends them into every city and place where He himself would come: for lo! He is with them always, even to the end of the world.
The mind dwells with affectionate remembrance on the services of Benjamin Seebohm. He “rests from his labours, and his works do follow him.'
ACKWORTA, 12TH Mo., 1871.
Age. Time of Decease. CALEB BEALE ABELL, 86 2 8 mo. 1871
Cork. Died at York. BENJAMIN ABBOTT, Croydon. 77 6 12 mo. 1870 HARRISON ALDERSON, 71 27 7 mo. 1871
A beloved member and minister of Burlington Monthly Meeting in New Jersey, United States of America, who died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mayfield Cottage, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Interred at Uttoxeter.
He was the sixth child in a family of eleven; and was born at " Stone House," Dent Dale, Yorkshire, on the 3rd of Eighth month, 1800,