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He was especially connected with this lungs reduced his frame, which was “Magazine,” having subscribed to it generally strong, to the lowest state of for upwards of forty years.
weakness; and although he rallied to May the “Father of the fatherless, some degree towards the end of Sepand Judge of the widows,” provide for tember, diarrhoea and erysipelas followhis remaining family; and may a ing in succession, he succumbed on double portion of His spirit rest upon Monday October 28th, in the 65th year his young successor in the ministry. of his age. The tenderness of his
gracious Father was clearly evinced in THE LATE REV. J. JENKINS, BRITTANY.
the almost absence of pain; his soul.
enjoyed unwavering confidence and This esteemed and valued mission. peace with his Saviour and perfect ary of the Baptist Foreign Missionary satisfaction in God's dealing His Society, ended his earthly course at precious partner in life-had preceded Morlaix after a protracted illness. He him to the heavenly home about two was a native of Wales, being a third years, but six of his children attended son of the late revered John Jenkins, him and surrounded his death bed, D.D., Hengoed, Glamorganshire, and three others being unavoidably ab. brother to Mr. Llewellyn Jenkins, sent in England and America, but all Maesycwmmer. He went out under most sorrowfully mourning the loss of the auspices of the Baptist Continental such a “Noble Father" as they Society, of which Dr. Thomas of Ponty, expressed it, whose life is and will pool (then of Henrietta-street) was still remain such a-noble example to secretary, and Mr. Woolley treasurer, us all. The funeral took place on but was supported principally by the 31st. The consistory of Brest, to subscriptions obtained through a com testify their appreciation of bis chamittee at Cardiff, which place he left racter and labours appointed the prefor Brittany on the 20th September, sident Rev. Mons. Chabal, with a lay 1834, therefore he had occupied the delegation of three of its members to field for upwards of thirty-eight years. preside at and attend his obsequies. The country, when he arrived, was Pastor Brand, of Lorient; was also devoid of a single Protestant amongst present by invitation, and he began the Breton people; but, he had the the service after the people had conprivilege, during his long and arduous gregated at the house, offering prayer and sometimes dangerous labours, not and words of consolation to the only of gathering together two Pro bereaved sons and daughters of the testant congregations, of seeing two departed and the sorrowing Christian Baptist churches worshipping God in friends present. Thence the procestwo commodious chapels surrounded sion, including the family, the memby a population of some thousands of bers of the Breton churches who had people enlightened in the truths of the gathered together from far and near, Gospel of Jesus; but he translated the the sou-prefect, the mayor of the New Testament anew, the interesting town, a zealous Roman Catholic; and history of which is given by Dr. a concourse of others classifying themTregelles in the Journal of Litera_ selves as friends, about 500 in number tur) 1867, page 95, that wontthrough proceeded to Morlaix Baptist Chapel five editions under his own supervi were they were eloquently and feelsion. Scores of tracts were either ingly addressed by Mons. Chabal on composed or translated, and hundreds the Christian character and extensive of thousands put in circulation among labours of the deceased" pastor. After the ignorant, besides hymns of praise, the procession proceeded to Morlair school books, &c. &c. His-indisposi: Cemetery, where, when the body had tion had commenced nearly three been lowered to its last resting place years ago, in the form of a cold which in the Protestant part of this beautiful left a slight cough; and in June last, burying ground, the Rev. M. Brand after going to the May meetings of spoke to the people of the necessity Paris, and making a hasty run to the and value of true religion. It was South of France, he returned greatly indeed a sorrowful yot & blessed fatigned, and bomorrhage from tho season.