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into the participation of the blessings of matters, that its circulation has scarcely ever salvation; and was, for a number of years, been more than sufficient to pay its current a member of the baptist church meeting in expenses. A few years ago, it was reduced so John Street. Her whole heart within her low as to be unable to yield any remuneraburned with intense desire for the salvation tion either to contributors or to editor. During of perishing sinners around; and her works of the last few years, indeed, itss ale has increased, faith and labours of love were abundant. In and the writers in its pages have received health and in sickness, in life and in death, some pecuniary recompense for their time the most longings of her soul were for the and labour ; the present editor having furprosperity of the Redeemer's cause. During nished this, at first at his own risk entirely, the last eighteen months of her earthly and subsequently to an extent which would pilgrimage, she was constantly confined to have been impracticable had he been himself her bed, and was frequently racked by the dependent upon it. In these circumstances, most excruciating pain; but no murmur the introduction of a competitor for the escaped her lips. She would often smile, support of the same classes, savours strongly, and say, “ It is all in love." Her end was either of recklessness with regard to consepeace.

quences, or of an overweening opinion of the superiority of that brotherhood from which

the proposal emanates. REV. HENRY SMITH, A.M.

As some of the first men of the congregaThe esteemed pastor of the baptist church tional body, however, are connected with the at Ashford was removed from this world on project, we cannot refrain from expressing our the 4th of September last, aged forty-five grief at this new exhibition of sectarian spirit. years. Mr. Smith had resided at Birmingham Ten years ago, circumstances placed the for some years previous to his acceptance editorship of the Eclectic in the hands of a of the charge at Ashford, which he sustained baptist. No one could ever have discovered only thirteen months.

this from its pages; neutrality on all denominational questions has been rigidly observed; and one of the least defensible points in its management, in the judgment of some of its

friends, has been that in its pages, congregaDied, September the 20th, aged eighty- tional writers have been allowed to praise nine, Mr. Richard Swain, senior brother of each other's works to a degree far transcendthe Rev. Joseph Swain, formerly pastor of ing their merits. Still, the fact was undenithe church in East Lane, Walworth. Mr. able, the editor was a baptist. Neutrality Swain had long been an honourable member was not what was wanted. A new Dissenting of the church in Henrietta Street,

Review is therefore announced, and proper measures are to be taken " to secure the work permanently to the interests of the denomination.” We adopt the phraseology of

the projectors as exhibited in their resolutions MISCELLANEA.

at Manchester, placing only the definite article, which one section of dissenters is

80 fond of appropriating, in small capitals, Many of our readers have doubtless seen that it may not be passed unnoticed : “ Proadvertisements in the public papers announcing per measures" are to be “ taken to secure a periodical work entitled the British Quarterly the work permanently to the interests of THE Review, as about to appear under the editorial denomination.” superintendence of Dr. Vaughan. It is right The right of our congregational brethren to that they should be informed also that baptists establish a Review on exclusive principles, it are to be systematically excluded from its would be folly to deny; but the disposition management. It is solely in the bands of which inclines them to pursue the course, we congregationalists, and is intended expressly must be permitted to lament. Much has to subserve the interests of the congregational been written and said of late in favour of body.

union; many meetings have been held purSome of the most intelligent and far-seeing posely to evince union; and in some circles a men of all denominations will agree with us supposition has been entertained that the in lamenting this fresh manifestation of the baptists were the great obstacle to the more common infirmity of dissenters, in sacrificing intimate and perfect union between different to personal or party ambition that union branches of the Christian church for which which is essential to strength. During the other good men were sighing. In their recent thirty years that the Eclectic Review has meetings for the avowal of union, we have received the combined support of evangelical not taken part; not because we are indifferent dissenters as their chief literary 'periodical, it to union; not because we are insensible of its is well known among all conversant with such advantages, or inexperienced in its pleasures,

NEW DISSENTING REVIEW.

as pædobaptist ministers of various denomi- | Our baptist readers will, we trust, make the nations with whom we have had intercourse distinction which facts authorize, and not imin by-gone days would cheerfully testify; but pute the proceedings on which we have because facts being as they were, we should, animadverted to any pædobaptists who do in doing so, have aided in producing a false not make themselves accessories, or evince impression : we should have been assisting in the same spirit. a profession of union, while persuaded that union of heart was wanting. Among some prominent and influential independents a dis- Since the foregoing observations have been position to isolate us has been apparent for in type, and just as this sheet was in preparayears; and in some cases it has been plainly tion for the press, the Patriot of October the indicated that if co-operation were continued 24th has come into our hands, containing a it was not to be on equal terms. In the letter with Dr. Vaughan's signature. The Bible Society a course was pursued which conductors of that journal must be so well acwithdrew from our translators in the east that quainted with his hand writing that we suppose aid which they had been accustomed to re- the document is genuine ; though we have ceive, and allowed us only the alternative of sought in vain for those qualities of thought permitting translations of the word of God and language which we have repeatedly had made in accordance with our views of the the pleasure to commend when reviewing that true meaning of the text to fall, or forming gentleman's publications. In that part of the a new society to maintain them; and with letter with which we are most immediately out presuming to say that congregationalists concerned-that in which he adverts to Dr. were the instigators of the measure we Pye Smith's “implied charge of sectarianmay say, for it is mater of notoriety, ism," he says, “ The British Quarterly is not that they were the most forward in its vindi- pledged against touching on the one point of cation. Again, last year, the high church difference between independents and baptists, movements in reference to education required but the parties with whom it has originated that dissenting energies should be called out do not mean that it shall meddle with that to promote education on just principles. A controversy; and in all other respects with less conference was called on the subject at profession of separateness from sectarianism, Bloomfield Street, to which no baptists were the new journal will probably be found to invited; and the recommendation issued was exhibit more of the reality of such separation, in favour of denominational action on the than the older one." In this sentence as in part of the congregational body. The present many other parts of the letter, there is great year was then opened with a new call mystery. What is “ the one point of differto union. The Lord's table was spread on ence between independents and baptists?” It the first of January, and baptists were invited is generally understood that there are at least to attend and show their fraternal oneness tro questions in debate : the first, What is it with their pædobaptist brethren. But, before to baptize? the second, Who ought to be the end of the year, a union of thirty years baptized ? How is the new journal to exhibit standing, for the promotion of religious litera- more of the reality of separateness from secture and of great interests common both to tarianism than the old one? If the meaning baptists and pædobaptists, a union that of this dark intimation be that the Eclectic brought into harmonious and effective co- has, in its partiality for baptists, dealt unfairly operation the talents of Hall, and Foster, by congregationalists, neither Dr. Pye Smith, and Olinthus Gregory, with those of the best nor any one else, could doubt that in a work writers among the independents, is broken managed by congregationalists exclusively, up and superseded by the establishment of a this error would be avoided; but if it be that rival review, founded on a narrow, restricted, in its partiality for congregationalists, the denominational basis.

Eclectic has dealt unfairly by baptists, we can It is just to say that there are eminent men assure the writer that the baptists do not feel among the congregationalists who repudiate this so severely as to wish him to interpose the transaction. A meeting has been held at for their protection. But “ the parties with which Mr. Burnet presided, and Dr. Pye whom it has originated do not mean that it Smith, Dr. Jenkyn, with others, collectively should meddle with that controversy.” Can and individually pledged themselves to pro- Dr. Vaughan suppose that, by avoiding the mote the more extended circulation of the discussion of what he calls “the one point at Eclectic Review, “convinced that by its issue between pædobaptists and anti-pædobapunsectarian character, no less than by the tists,” he shall preclude sectarianism ? A few distinct prominence that it gives to the funda- years ago, a shrewd prelate was understood to mental principles of civil and religious liberty, have counselled his clergy to this effect, “Say it is much better adapted to be useful, and to nothing about the dissenters.” Was there no secure the continued confidence of evangelical sectarianism in this policy? We can assure nonconformists, than any journal of a more Dr. Vaughan that it is not the general belief restricted order, or less definite in its avowals.” | of the baptists that the independent ministers

who do most to repress our sentiments, are for a considerable time to undergo great those that discuss them publicly. The evils alterations and improvements. On the afterto which a sectarian spirit will lead under noon of the same day Mr. John Bailey, skilful management in such a work as he con- who has been for many years an honourable templates--should such a spirit unhappily member of the church, was set a part to the exist—will not be discussion of the points at deacon's office; Mr. Burnett, who has been issue between the denominations, but a silent pastor of the church for twenty-two years, passing over of baptist institutions, while due Messrs. Farmer of Romsey, Woodrow of reference is made to those of the indepen- Downton, Russell of Broughton, New of dents; the overlooking of the books written Salisbury, and George of Romsey conducted by baptists, except in cases where the work of the very interesting services of the day. a baptist can be selected with apparent justice for castigation; the use of the definite article

LLANELLY. in describing societies supported by congrega- At the second anniversary of Bethel Chapel, tionalists, though baptist societies for the same Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, September the purposes are in existence; and the adoption 22nd and 23rd, the collections towards liquiof a style more elevated in diction, but similar dating the debt amounted, we are informed, in effect, to that of an advertiser who con- to £90 14s. 6d. cluded an elaborate description of his own excellent establishment thus :-"N.B. No

RESIGNATIONS. connexion with the little shop next door."

We are informed that the Rev. Richard

Tunley has resigned the pastoral charge of BAPTIST BUILDING FUND.

the baptist church meeting in Grey Friars On Tuesday, the 10th of September, the Street, Northampton. nineteenth annual meeting of the Baptist Building Fund was holden at the Mission

The Rev. C. Baker has resigned the pasHouse, Rin_Moorgate Street, when Joseph torate of the church at Stockport, after seven Fletcher, Esq., the treasurer, presided, and years of successful labour there. We believe the following resolutions were unanimously his engagement is to terminate with the passed :

current year. "I. That the report now read be approved and adopted, and that the following be the committee and officers for the year ensuing.

MARRIAGES. “II. That the cases contained in the list be relieved with the proposed sums as soon as the treasurer is in funds

By license, at the baptist chapel, Lockerley, Hants,

by the Rev. N. T. Burnett, September the 17th, Mr. Helstone, Cornwall

£70 WILLIAM HARNETT of Whiteparish, Wilts, to Miss Christow, Devonshire.

MARY ANN LOVELL, third daughter of Mr. William Torquay, Devonshire .........

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Lovell, Yeoman, of East Wellow, Hants.
Guernsey
Southwell, Nottinghamshire.

.60 At the baptist chapel, Goodshaw, by the Rev. Pont Estyle, Brecon ..

Abraham Nichols, on the 20th of September, Mr. Bideford, Devonshire

JOHN SANDERSON, to Miss HOYLE, only daughter of Cwmbrane, Monmouthshire....

Mr. Henry Hoyle, Heightside, near Crawshawbooth, Coleraine, Ireland...

Lancashire.
Corntown, Glamorganshire
Bridport, Dorsetshire..

At Horsley Street Chapel, Walworth, by the Rev. Dunnington, Warwickshire

R. G. Le Maire, September the 26th, Mr. WILLIAN Finchampstead, Berkshire........

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BALCHIN of Cambden Town, to ANN REBEKAH, “III. That the thanks of the meeting be presented eldest daughter of Mr. C. RABBETH, Red Lion Street, to the Rev. James Smith for his kindness in preach- Holborn. ing the annual sermon, and to the Rev. J. H. Evans, A.M., with the church meeting in John Street, for By license, at the baptist meeting-house, Haddenthe collection of £16 88. 3d., and the use of their ham, Bucks, by the Rev. Peter Tyler, Sept. 26th, meeting-house granted at that service on the 25th of Mr. William Moores of Wheatley, Oxen, to Mrs. August, 1844.

ELIZABETH GRIFFEN of Aylesbury. "IV. That the thanks of the meeting are hereby presented to the Rev. C. Stovel, for his services as At the baptist chapel, Mill Bay, Folkstone, Sept. secretary to the society.

the 28th, 1844, by the Rev. D. Parkins, Mr. ROBERT "V. That the thanks of the meeting be presented KINGHAM, to Miss Maria ELIZABETH TURNEY, to Joseph Fletcher, Esq., the treasurer, for his kind- both of Elham, Kent. ness in presiding on this occasion."

By license, at the baptist chapel, George Street, The attendance was better than on former Nottingham, by the Rev. James Edwards, on years, and the new subscriptions obtained in the 10th of October, Thomas WOODHOUSE, Esq., the past year amount to £94.

Mary Gate, Nottiogham, to ELIZABETH, second
daughter of JAMES BURY, Esq., Inspector of Factories,

Sneinton.
LOCKERLEY, HANTS.

At the baptist chapel, Thrapstone, by the Rev. B. On the 21st of June, the baptist chapel at Clarke, "to Miss Sophia BUNYAN, both of By

C. Young, on the 14th of October, Mr. JACOB Lockerley was re-opened, after being closed thorne, Hunts.

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CORRESPONDENCE.

THE LATE DR. CARSON'S WORKS. relating to schools, books, or matters of gere

ral business, will be gladly received by our To the Editor of the Baptist Magazine.

publishers. Dear SIR, I wish to state, through the columns of your periodical, that the family of August to prepare a plan for the re-publica

The provisional committee appointed in the late Dr. Carson intend to publish a uni- tion of scarce works by English baptist form edition of all his writings. A prospectus writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth is in course of preparation, and will be sub centuries, hope to meet the friends of that mitted to the public as soon as possible. You undertaking in the library at the Mission will be glad to learn that, in arranging his House, Moorgate Street, on the evening of papers, we have found a considerable number Wednesday the 13th of November. Mr. of very important manuscripts which he had Underhill is expected to be present, and to prepared some years since.

deliver an address on the subject; and practiIf your readers have any letters of his cal measures will be submitted to the conwhich would suit for publication along with sideration of the meeting. We trust that the his miscellaneous papers, or might assist in making out an account of his life, I will feel attendance will be such as to justify the con

templated enterprise, particularly obliged if they will be kind enough to send them to me at their earliest The secretaries of the Baptist Union request convenience.

that persons entitled to a copy of the last I remain, dear sir,

Annual Report who have not received it, will Very truly yours,

apply to the Rev. J. H. Hinton, 13, LiverJAMES C. L. CARSON, pool Street, London, stating the mode in Diamond Coleraine,

which it may be most conveniently forwarded. Oct, 16, 1844.

The only reply that has been received to the queries in our last is from a correspondent who declines entering into a discussion respecting the propriety of eating the Lord's supper

without the presence of a pastor, but refers to EDITORIAL POSTSCRIPT. the Works of Mr. McLean of Edinburgh,

vol. III. 8vo. edition, pages 403 to 466, and A desire has been expressed in different to Mr. Braidwood's Works, vol. I., pages quarters for a Baptist Almanack, containing 220 to 266. He advises the inquirer " to with such information as is given in Almanacks consult the above authorities;" but the use of generally, statistical and other details having this last word is, we are persuaded, a slip of special reference to our own denomination. the pen. The respected writer would not For several years, many such particulars have deliberately speak of any uninspired men as been given annually in our December number; “ authorities," on a question relating to the and this year, an attempt will be made to will of the Lord, or to the interpretation of meet the wishes of our friends more fully. In scripture. our double number, next month, some pages will be found, entitled “ The Baptist Al.

The pastor of the church at Haddenham, manack for 1845,” including a Calendar; Bucks, in a kind note relating to efforts for the lists of our principal denominational and increase of our circulation, says, “Experience general societies, with the addresses of their has taught me that if the ministers who have officers; the chapels of our denomination in ability, and approve of the magazine, would the metropolis; the residences of the minis- more frequently give us short and good exters composing the Baptist Board ; and a perimental pieces, and sign their names, the variety of other statistics relating to the bap

the common people would soon be tist churches in England, Scotland, Ireland,

increased.' and elsewhere. It is intended also to publish Philadelphos requests answers to the folthis Almanack separately, in a portable form, lowing questions :which we trust will be found adapted to com- 1. To what should a backslider be restored mon use. Any information that can conduce when re-admitted to the fellowship of the to the completeness of the undertaking, will church ? be thankfully welcomed. Secretaries of asso- 2. In what cases of backsliding may his ciations especially, who have not yet for- former privileges be curtailed or diminished? warded their circular letters to the editor, are 3. What are the authorities and considerarequested to do so without delay. Advertise- tions which justify such curtailment or ments for the Baptist Almanack, whether diminution.

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