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MISS SABIN.

GLOUCESTER.

hundred persons. The Rev. S. Packer, min- | the tomb, in sure and certain hope of a joyful ister, and Joshua Vines, Esq., treasurer, dis- resurrection to life everlasting. The Rev. H. tributed the elements.

Davies, Llangloffan, preached from Matt. xxv. 21, and the Rev. J. G. Jones, classical

tutor of the Haverfordwest Academy, and the HARTLEY ROW, HANTS.

deceased minister's co-pastor, delivered an On Monday, Dec. 25th, a new baptist

oration at the grave. church was formed at Hartley Row, upon

The period of our brother's allotment in open communion principles. The Rev. J. this wilderness was eighty years. For the long Bray of Rickmansworth commenced with space of sixty years he had been a faithful reading and prayer; the Rev. J. Statham of minister of the cross, and had published to Reading, after stating the nature and consti- his fellow-men the glad tidings of mercy, and tution of a gospel church, addressed the can

during half a century he had filled the pas didates upon their union (who then gave to toral office. He has run the race, won the each other the right hand of fellowship), and victory, and now he carries the palm, and administered the Lord's supper.

wears the crown, In the evening, the Rev. W. Reading (independent) of Odiham read and prayed, and the Rev. C. H. Harcourt of Wokingham preached to an attentive congregation, from On Saturday, Dec. 23rd, 1843, died, at her Romans xiv. 7.

residence in Shipston-on-Stour, Worcestershire, in the sixty-ninth year of her age, Miss Sabin. She had been for more than thirty

seven years an honourable and useful member On Lord's day, Jan. 7th, a baptist church of the baptist church in that town, and for was formed, on strict communion principles, many years an active and constant Sunday in Providence Chapel, Worcester Street, school teacher. As her means were ample, Gloucester, under the pastoral care of Mr. J. so her charities were considerable, and her Ramsey

benevolence expansive. She was the sincere friend of her pastor and of the church to

which she belonged. Her life was upright, and ORDINATIONS.

her end was peace. HOUGHTON REGIS, BEDS. The Rev. George Hull, late of Chelsea, has accepted a unanimous invitation from the baptist church at Houghton Regis.

Died, on the 27th of December last, at Walworth, in the sixty-sixth year of her age,

Elizabeth, widow of the Rev. James Dore, LLANELLY, CARMARTHENSHIRE. formerly pastor of the church in Maze Pond.

Though little known, owing to a feebleness The Rev. William Hughes, late of Bwld- of constitution which made her almost a newydd, has taken the pastoral charge of the recluse for more than twenty years, Mrs. baptist church assembling in Bethel Chapel, Dore did not fail to evidence her faith by Sea Side, Llanelly. Strenuous efforts have quiet acts of benevolence, and her sound recently been made towards liquidating the judgment and excellent discretion were ornadebt on this place of worship. The church 'mented by that grace the apostle Peter so consists of about 120 members.

strongly recommended to Christian women in his days, and which is not less needed now.

During the long continuance of her revered ORFORD HILL, NORWICH.

husband's illness, she was a pattern of conju. The Rev. James Pulsford, late of Boro gal solicitude and devotion; and learned from bridge, has accepted an invitation to supply his exemplification of Christian patience, those this church, lately under the pastoral care of lessons, which divine grace enabled her also, the Rev. Charles New.

through a protracted and severe affliction, so eminently to illustrate.

MRS. DORE.

RECENT DEATHS.

MRS. MATHEWS.
REV. J. JAMES.

Died, on the 31st of December last at her On the 24th of November, the Rev. Joseph house, Denmark Road, Camberwell, Mrs. James, pastor of the baptist church meeting Susanna Mathews, in her seventy-third year, at Beulah, Pembrokeshire, entered into the member of the church at Denmark Road joy of his Lord. On the 27th his mortal Chapel) widow of the late Mr. David Maremains were committed to the keeping of thews of Bridlington Quay, Yorkshire.

VOL. VII.-YOURTH SERIES.

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MISS E. SMITH,

MR. J. GRAY.

MRS. CARSON,

Mr. W. Tomlin, baptist minister. She was Died, on the 4th of January, in the sixty- highly esteemed in the Christian church with first year of her age, after a short illness, which she had long been connected, and Mrs. Carson, the wife of the Rev. Alexander generally respected by the inhabitants of the

town. Her health had been declining for some Carson, LL.D., of Tubbermore, Ireland. “ The doctor has sustained,” says our inform- time, but the power of religion supported her ant, an irreparable loss. She was almost mind, and her afflictions were borne with

“ The memory of the every thing to him; and he feels the trial exemplary patience. deeply, though he has been most mercifully just is blessed." supported. Mrs. Carson was an eminently pious and interesting woman, greatly beloved

MRS. JOANNA MAYWOOD. by a large circle of friends, and by the numerous church and congregation at Tubber- Mrs. Maywood was led by divine grace to more.”

unite with the church of God under the care of the late excellent Dr. Newman in 1801, and was the first individual baptized in the

meeting-house at Old Ford. From that period Died, Jan. 7th, in her twenty-ninth year, till the death of her venerable pastor, she Eliza, the only surviving daughter of Mr.

was one of his greatest comforts, encountering Thomas Smith, late of 99, Newgate Street. all weathers in attending the stated worship Looking unto Jesus her end was peace. of God from her residence at Plaistow, dis

tant nearly three miles. Her singular vigour of character, her uniform cheerfulness of dis

position, and the exalted tone of her piety, On the 9th of January, after a long illness, were a blessing to the church, which can only borne with Christian patience and fortitude, be fully estimated when "every one's work Mr. James Gray, who for the last eleven shall be tried by what sort it is.” years has been a deacon of the church, Lion It was only with the wreck of this noble Street, Walworth, under the care of the Rev. mind, when enfeebled with age, that the Samuel Green. Mr. Gray had arrived at his writer of this notice was personally acforty-seventh year; during thirty-six of them quainted; yet, even in her second childhood, he served the Redeemer. At a very early there was an animation of character, an abage he was expelled from the house of his stractedness from the world, a love to the parents, who were ungodly, because he would | Redeemer and to all his followers, without not promise to leave off praying for his regard to distinctions of sect, which indicated father's conversion. His father and his a soul“ full of the Holy Ghost.” It was but mother forsook him, but God took him up. to touch the sacred chord of love to God Soon afterwards he was introduced to the or his people, and her whole being was moved large hat factory of the Messrs. Christy, in Ber- to extacy. Depression, the usual concomimondsey, where, by unbending integrity and tant of a highly susceptible heart, found little uniform punctuality and diligence, he gained, or no place in her; nor could the decrepitude and for near thirty years uninterruptedly en- attendant on four-score years and ten, dim joyed, the confidence and high respect of his the flame of her love. With the most humemployers. Here he was enabled, when his bling views of herself, she rarely knew what parents had become poor, to evince the power apprehension was, as to her acceptance with of Christian principle. Notwithstanding the God, so exalted were her views of the efficacy wrongs they had inflicted upon him, he be- and power of a Saviour's blood. “Because I came their supporter, receiving them into his live ye shall live also," was a truth dear to house, ministering to their comfort, and at her as her life, and often on her lips. Even last closing the eyes of them both in death. her mental illusions, which during the last While his health permitted, Mr. Gray was few months of her career were more or less active and useful as a Sunday school teacher, frequent, were of a kind that yielded to herself and as a preacher in connexion with the Lon- unspeakable delight, while to her friends don Itinerant Society. His family connex- they were an indication that the “ ruling ions were exceedingly limited ; and of the passion” was under the holiest guidance. little property he had been enabled to save, Her sanctified imagination luxuriated in the as he supposed against the day of need, he actual society of the Marys and the Marthas; has left a considerable portion to benevolent and the scenes of Bethany and the sepulchre objects, mostly connected with the church to were associated with visions of pleasing reality, which he belonged.

In the acute sufferings of her last hours she verified her own words," he who sends pain can given patience.” She slept in Jesus

Dec. 4th, 1843, in her 91st year. Died at Chesham, Bucks, on January the 13th, Mrs. Sarah Tomlin, the beloved wife of

MRS. TOMLIN.

REV. S. WEBB.

“London, Oct. 10, 1843. Died, on Thursday, January 18th, at the day laid before us by the Secretary of the Board ;

"DEAR BRETHREN, - Your appeal has been this house of his son, the Rev. James Webb of and, having taken it into our serious consideration, Stoke Green, Ipswich, in the sixty-seventh

we make to it the following reply. year of his age, the Rev. Samuel Webb, late

“ We have not failed to observe, that although pastor of the baptist church, Appleby, Leices- Mr. Mursell has requested that the Appeal should tershire. His end was peace.

be laid before the Baptist Board, it is not addressed to that body, but to “The Disgenting Ministers and

Churches of London and its vicinity," for whom the MISCELLANEA.

Board is quite incompetent to answer. And even

had it been otherwise, the fact of its antecedent ANTI-STATE-CHURCH CONFERENCE.

publication might well have warranted us in regardAn advertisement thus headed, which has ing it as an appeal rather to the public than to ourappeared already in some of the public prints, selves. We lay aside, however, all considerations of will be found on the wrapper of our present this class, and without any tenacity on technical number. It is signed by about two hundred points, address ourselves to the substance of your ministers and gentlemen, of different denomi- communication. A nations, who are in favour of a Conference, or “In common with yourselves, we are actuated, as Convention, for promoting the dissolution of we hope, by a deep sense of duty and responsibility; the union of church and state.

and in perfect sympathy with yourselves, we desire That there should be a difference of opinion carnestly the dissolution of the connexion between respecting the desirableness of such a meeting, the church and the state. But we cannot say that among the most staunch adherents to dissent

we think favourably of a Convention, to be asseming principles, can occasion no surprise ; a

bled for the consideration of this subject, as your strong conviction of the unscriptural character appeal proposes. With this view, you will not exand pernicious tendencies of the union be- pect that we should proceed further ; and you will tween the church and the state being quite accept, we trust, the assurance of our unfeigned compatible with an apprehension that a nu

Christian regard, and our fervent prayers for divine merous assemblage of delegates from various direction in all the measures you may undertake. parts of the land for the discussion of the

“ Signed, by direction of the Board, on its behalf,

“ J. H. HIXTON, Chairman. subject will be productive of injury, and

“ W. GROSER, Secretary." more likely to retard than to promote the object in view. To this it must be imputed,

Respecting the wisdom of this answer there not to indifference, that the names of so few may be two opinions; but it shows concluof the London baptist ministers are in the sively that the strong observations that have list of those who have given in their adhesion been made in print respecting the want of to the plan. It has been stated, indeed, in courtesy exhibited, and the disposition evinced more than one periodical, that when the pro

to evade the question, have been, as far at ject was submitted to the attention of the least as the baptist ministers in London are London ministers, they did not give it that concerned, founded in misapprehension. This consideration which courtesy required; but explanation seems to be due, however, under sheltered themselves behind forms, and re-existing circumstances, both to the brethren turned to their country brethren no answer.

who have advocated the plan and to the pubWhatever might be the case with any other lic at large. bodies, we can assure our readers that such

RESIGNATIONS. was not the

course pursued by the “ Board of We understand that, owing to domestic Particular Baptist Ministers residing in and affliction, the Rev. J. Macpherson has been about the cities of London and Westminster.” under the necessity of resigning his pastoral A document signed by a large number of charge at Salendine Nook, with the view of ministers in Leicestershire and the adjacent trying a milder locality, and has in consecounties was forwarded by Mr. Mursell to a quence engaged for a time to take the overmember of the Board, with a note requesting sight of the church at Bromley near Leeds. him to lay it before the Board, dated Oct. 3rd. The member brought it to the Secre- The Rev. Manoah Kent, who for the last tary, who stated at once that he would accept twenty-one years (as successor to the late it as though addressed to himself, and that | Rev. John Palmer), has held the pastoral though special meetings of the Board are office over the first baptist church in Shrewsconvened generally only on a requisition bury, has given notice that on the 10th of signed by six members, he would take upon April next his official connexion with the himself the responsibility of summoning a church will cease. After that time he will meeting immediately. A meeting was held on be open to invitations. the first open day; and within a week the following answer, drawn up at the meeting, The Rev. J. F. Sparke has finished his and agreed to nemine contradicente, was in ministerial engagements at Botesdale, Suffolk, Mr. Mursell's hands.

and is now open to invitation.

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TORY OF THE WALDENSES.

THE QUEEN AND THE AUTHOR OF “THE HIS-, paid quarterly. Should it suit you to accept

this appointment, the Queen has much pleaThere are many reasons why the following sure in offering it to you, and will nominate correspondence, creditable as it is to all the you forth with. parties concerned, should be recorded in our

“ I am, Sir,

Your obedient servant, pages. Mr. Jones is a man to whom the baptist denomination is, in our judgment,

(Signed) “G. E. Anson.” deeply indebted. Though we do ot agree “ To MR. WILLIAM JONES, M.A., with him in every point, we do not know any 39, Frederick Street, Gray's Inn Road, living writer whose pen has done more than

London." his in the advocacy of what we deem correct principles in reference to the kingdom of From Mr. Jones to the Treasurer of Prince Christ. He has long been one of the pastors

Albert. of a small Scotch baptist church meeting in

“ London, 25th October, 1843. Windmill Street, Finsbury, and is now eighty- MUCH HONOURED SIR,—The receipt and two years of age. To Her Majesty the occur. perusal of the communication with which I rences developed in the ensuing letters are

was yesterday favoured from you, Sir, by highly honourable, and also to Mr. Blewitt, Her Majesty's gracious command, was so the secretary of the Literary Fund, by whom wholly unexpected, and so completely a matMr. Jones's name had been placed second on ter of surprise to me, that I found myself a list of thirteen which he had returned for quite overpowered by the royal condescension, Her Majesty's consideration. But, espe- and incapacitated for the task of making any cially, it is right that publicity should be immediate reply to it. given to the case, as an illustration of the " I was indeed perfectly conscious that in pernicious influence of the connexion between all Her Majesty's extensive dominions she the dominant church and secular institutions; could not have a more loyal subject than meeting us at every turn, bribing the venal, myself, nor one who would more cheerfully injuring the conscientious, and impeding the sacrifice his life in her behalf ; but that any exercise of kindness and liberality even by thing which had proceeded from my pen, the occupant of the throne.

during the course of a long literary life,

should have been deemed deserving of Her From the Treasurer of Prince Albert to Mr. Majesty's notice and regard, much less of a Jones.

generous remuneration, was so entirely out of “ Windsor Castle, 22nd Oct. 1843. my calculation, that I can truly say, a thought " SIR,—Her Majesty has been informed of so utopian had never entered my imagination. the distressed situation to which you are re- “I have attentively read your letter, Sir, duced, and is sorry to find that an author to arid perceive, with unbounded gratitude, the whom the public is so considerably indebted provision which the royal mind has contemshould arrive at the state in which Her Ma- plated for the solace and accommodation of jesty understands you are now placed; and I her old and faithful, but very unworthy subam commanded to write to you to ascertain ject; the very offer of which has penetrated whether it would be agreeable to you to avail me with sentiments of profound gratitude to yourself of the benefit of a charitable institu- Her Majesty, which no language that I can tion for decayed persons who have formerly command is adequate to express. As you, seen better days, to which Her Majesty could Sir, have kindly undertaken to be the menow nominate you. The appointment in dium of conveying to me her most gracious question is a poor brothership of the Charter Majesty's pleasure on this occasion, I beg to House ; the qualifications for it are, that he return my very sincere thanks for the handmust be a bachelor or widower, a British sub- some manner in which you have so far exeject, a member of the Church of England, cuted your commission. And now let me and not under fifty when admitted. The entreat the favour of your completing what advantages derived from it are as follow :- remains, by making known to our gracious each poor brother has a separate apartment, Sovereign the high sense of gratitude with with table, chair, bed and bedding kept in re- which I am impressed, and also my unfeigned pair and clean; fifty-four bushels of coals and regret at being compelled to decline her muthirteen pounds of candles yearly; room kept nificent offer! In the detail which you have clean, and bed made, and fire lighted by a presented to me of the qualifications indisnurse, with such extra attendance as sickness pensable to the participation of the Charter and infirmity may render necessary; dinner House grant, there is one item which forms in the hall when in health, at other times in an insurmountable barrier to my availing myhis room; bread and butter daily for break- self of Her Majesty's intended munificence. fast and supper ; advice and medicine in I am not a member of the Church of Eng, sickness; a cloak once in two years, worn in land, and in consequence am disqualified : ! chapel and hall; a yearly allowance of am a dissenter upon principle, as is well twenty-six pounds ten shillings in money, known to all who are conversant with my

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