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heen made, almost without ceasing, for sending this sheet to press, we are e same it that school; and, in two or three in favoured with a perusal of a letter ibe aticant stances, some little meetings held for this ped at his purpose, experienced very sensible tokens from a foreign friend at Leipsig,

of the divine infuence, and continued in from which we extract the following The sentence supplication through a great part of the paragraph respecting him.


At leagth several of the serious lads at “ I do not know whether you have alit hat mein Tillipally, where the revival of religion ready heard of that truly evangelical tolt Sepang commenced, visited this seminary, and preacher, the Rev. John Gossner, a native

cpaversed with the youths there with good of Bavaria, and member of the Catholic ek. Die effect

. The Sabbath following, a serious church, though a decided enemy of Rome infuence on the minds of the scholars and its impostures. was manifest. The next Tuesday, most “ This highly-gifted man, by whose of the Missionaries were there with their preaching hundreds bave been snatcbed wives. A meeting, held on the evening from the world, and converted to Christ,

of that day, was deeply interesting. after having suffered persecution and imdent About ten of the youths expressed a de prisonment in his own country, was called

termination to forsake all for Christ; and to St. Petersburgh, by the special wish of de textura scarcely one in the school was altogether the Emperor. This is now about five

unmoved. The good work in this school years ago. In St. Petersburgh his preach. continued at the time Mr. W. wrote. He ing was uncommonly blessed, and a large remarks:

congregation gathered, who assembled in "The peut Thursday was our quarterly a hall hired for the purpose.

meeting and communion, and was such a “ The enemies of the gospel were not a Postka

day as we have never had before. The little disappointed by his success, and sermon was from the text, Bring ye ull used all the means they could to destroy the tithes into my storehouse, &c.

his work, and at length they also suca Jaffna.—"Since then, an awakening ceeded so far, that last summer Mr. Goss. BIRTO has commenced in Jaffna, where we have ner was suddenly sent out of the country,

all been, and attended meetings more by command of the Emperor. His eneor less; and the prospects there are still mies, among whom were many of the very encouraging

Greek and Roman clergy, had insinuated " Last week we had a most reviving that, in a work which he had written,-a season of prayer there, in the house of kind of commentary on the New TestaJ. N. Moogart, Esq, who had called to ment-he had spoken against the Virgia gether all his Christian friends to take Mary, and the Saints, and preached re leare of them; he being about to remove bellion against the emperor. The falseto the southern part of the island." hood and wickedness of these assertions,

Mr. Winslow states, that the number especially of the last-is known to every at the different stations who have hope. one who has read the book, which tends sally experienced a change of heart, is only to practical godliness ; and has done about eighty; but that, as many of them already much good in Germany. After are young, hope should be indulged with Mr. Gossner's return to Germany, he first trembling.

went to Altona, and for the last four montbs he has been in Leipsig. I bad

been already connected with him when in EUROPE.

Petersburgh, and carried on a corres. Some of our readers are already great privilege of being almost daily in

pondence with bim ; and I enjoy now the familiar with the name of Gossner, a his company-to share in his prayers, and pinus ecclesiastic, whom God has to hear the word expounded by him. He recently raised up in Germany, and is very far froin any thing Roman Cathowhose zeal and fidelity have already Protestant church, if he did not see it so exposed him 10 persecution for the full of unbelies, and estranged from the cause of Christ. At the moment of truth of the gospel.”

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Contributions received by the Treasurer of the Baptist Missionary Society, from February 20, to dlarch 20, 18:25, not including Individual Subscriptions. FOR THE MISSION.

f $. d. Legacy of Rev. John Palmer, late of Shrewsbury 10

Expenses 0 10

9 Bristol and Bath, Auxiliary Society, bf Mr. John Daniell, Jun. 100 Aberdeen, Auxiliary Society, by Mr. Thomson

11 Friends at Garmond

2 0

13 6
Olsey, Subscriptions, by Mr. Wilson....
Suffolk, by Rev. P.J. Saffery, riz.


3 12

20 12 6 Montrose, Society in aid of Missions, &c. by Mr. Dow... Lockwood, near Huddersfield, Collection and Subscriptions by Mr. Willett

12 3 Hemel Hempsted, Missionary Association, by Mr. Howard East Dereham, Subscriptions and Collection by Rev. J. Williams..

18 Kent, Auxiliary Society, by Mr. Brindley....

42 14 3 Rugby, Female Penny Society, by Rev. E. Fall

Broseley, Collection, by Mr. Harvey
West Yorkshire Auxiliary, by M. Thackrey, Esq. Shipley.. 9 19
Northampton, Small Society, by Rev. T. Blundell...

21 Norfolk, by Rev. Joseph Kinghorn, viz. Ingham

13 12 0 Neatishead 1 5 0 Juvenile Society. 0 15 6

15 12 6 J. H. by the Secretary


0 W. P. Parker, Esq. by Sir John Perring and Co. · Ditto 10 10 0 J. H. and S. by the Secretary

· Ditto 6

0 Richard Bevan, Esq. by Mr. Nisbet

.. Ditto

0 Mr. Watts, Kislingbury, by Rev. T. Blundell

Ditto Mr. Floyd,

by Henry Butterworth, Esq. .Ditto 1 1


8 15

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Legacy of Mr. J. M. Colman, late of Norwich, by Rev. Joseph


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Lockwood, near Huddersfield, Female Friends, by Mrs. Willett 20
Dundee, Westport Peony Society

0 West Yorkshire Auxiliary,–Leeds-by M. Thackrey, Esq.


7 Mem. In the Acknowledgment of Remittance last month from the North of Eog land Auxiliary Society, there should have been included the Sum of £10 178. 5d. from the Juvenile Society at Rev. R. Pengilly's, Newcastle.

N.B. The Treasurer of the “ West Middlesex Baptist Missionary Upion" requests us to state, that he has received the sum of £4 os. collected at Staines, after two Sermons in the Baptist Meeting by the Rev. C Woollacott, together with £2, contributed for the Native Schools, by Dr. Pope and other members of the Society of Friends, in that town.

London : Printed by J. BARPIILD, 91, Wardour-Street, Subo.

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Extract from the Funeral Sermon for the late Rev. John Saffery, delivered in the Baptist Meeting-house, Brown Street, Salisbury, Monday Evening, March 14, 1825.

(See our last Number, p. 168,181.)

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Of the early part of Mr. Satfery's but that Redeemer to whose grace
life, I have no information. He he was so much indebted, and whom
was born, I have understood, at be faithfully served.
Hythe, a village near Southampton; As a mun, he was not an ordinary
and, while yet young, went to reside character. He was frank, open, and
at Portsea. Here he was, by the generous; susceptible of strong teel-
good providence of God, brought ings, and disposed to take a lively

under the sound of the gospel; and, interest in all that passed around 1 tip having experienced its power, he him. His discernment was quick,

was baptized and united with the his judgment mature, and, bad his church at Portsea, then under the care intellectual powers been cultivated of the amiable and venerated Mr. in early life, they would doubtless Horsey, into whose family he after- have appeared to greater advantage: wards married; and with whom, though his very general intercourse till death removed him from the with society had done much to churel below, he maintained a close supply and conceal the want of a and beneficial friendship.

more liberal education. It was soon discovered that Mr. As a preacher, he may be characS. possessed talents for public use- terized as plain, impressive, and fulness, and, according to the usage

forcible. He prepared his sermons of our churches, he was invited to with care; and, in the delivery of exercise them. After he had been them, it was evident that he retbus engaged, in a more limited way, garded chiefly their effect--that he for some time, he was invited to sup- sought to approve himself to his ply this congregation, then vacant Lord and master, and no farther to by the death of your former pastor, please men than should be for their Mr. Phillips; and thus commenced good unto edification. Nor was he an union, which, after subsisting for suffered to labour in vain and spend thirty-five years with uninterrupted his strength for nought. This church, harmony and confidence, has, at composed, for the most part, of those length, yielded, as all such unions who were turned to God by bis in. must, to the awful touch of death. strumentality, stands as an evidence

Speaking, as I do, among those that the land of the Lord was with who knew him well, and esteemed bim; to say nothing of many who him highly, it seems bardly neces. entered before him into the world sary to enlarge much on his charac. of glory, or of the benefits derived ter. Inwbatever I may say, I desire from his occasional services in many religiously to observe bis dying other places where he was called to injunctions, not to exalt the creature, preach the gospel.

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His piety, it was evident, was furnish a more lively and affecting deep and genuine; not the mere illustration than anything I could say. er nie flash of transient emotion, or a bigot He was remarkably distinguished kind ied attachment to a few lifeless by his uniform and glowing zeal for opinions, but the babitual and ruling the spread of the gospel, and the principle of his soul. His sermons, enlargement of the Redeemer's king bad fra his prayers, his letters, his conver. dom at home and abroad. He was preprofde sation-in the family, the church, or in labours more abundant-in former in wider circles still, uniformly at. years as an itinerant among many tested this. He was a man that of the surrounding villages, where feared God above many.

happy fruits of bis exertions remain Sincerity was conspicuous in all to this day—every plan which seemhis movenients. llypocrisy he de- ed likely to benefit the souls of men, anfall tested, and, I suppose, was never had his warm support-and, op !9 kes wità accused or suspected of it for a his last illness, he was unwearied in moment. Whether bis manly coun: his efforts to promote the interests tenance were gathered into a frown, of the Baptist Missionary Society. A lotined or relaxed into a smile, still it was The institution I have just named, the faithful index to his heart. indeed, attracted his attention, and

In the discharge of bis pastoral secured the warm affections of his duties, in the sanctuary, and in the heart, almost at its commencement. intercourse of social life, he had ob- Within a few months after it was tained mercy to be faithful, I call formed at Kettering in 1792, he you to witness that he did not shun succeeded, in conjunction with one io declare the whole counsel of God, or two valued brethren, one of whom or aim for a moment to accommo- yet survives to fill a most important Jate his public or private instruc- station in a distant part of the king, tions 10 ihe taste of his hearers. dom, in establishing the Hants and Like the apostle of the Gentiles, if Wilts Assistant Society, which provhe saw that his brethren ought to be ed, for more than thirty years, a blamed, he withstood them to the source of valuable aid to the Parent face; and was never, I feel assured, Institution, as well as of increasing led to suppress the truth out of labour to himself. Nor was his zeal deference 10 wealth or station. But, confined within the limits of this with all his natural firmness and district. Throughout England and energy, he was not devoid of the Scotland he has travelled as its admilder graces. He knew how to vocate, and successfully pleaded its weep with those that weep, and to cause. His counsels, too, were comfort them that are cast down. always given as promptly as they His friendship was warm and steady; were highly valued; he naturally and instances will occur to the cared for its state and some of his memory of some present, in which, last breath was employed in uttering by pleading their causc with the those expressions in which he was generous and the wealthy, he did wont to pray for its success, much to alleviate the sorrows of the

Such, by the grace of God, was widow and the fatherless. How be our departed friend ; and, so far as conducted himself in the more pri- he discovered the mind of Christ, vate relations of life, as a husband, let us glorify God on his behalf. a faiber, a master, it is not necessary But, after having long served his for me to describe. The heart-feit

generation by the will of God, the grief of those connected with him time came that he must die! by these endearing relations, will

* Dr, Steadman, of Bradford.

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Vand ai About the close of the last year season. For myself, I desire to ingleski his bodily vigour began to decline, thank God that I arrived in time y distinger and he found himself compelled to to witness the elevated and holy lowing the intermit those labours in which his triumphs of that dying bed. “I uspel, soul delighted. By the advice of have no doubt"-said he to me when deemerso his medical friends he visited Bath, he perceived me at his side, “ I am road, be in the hope of deriving benefit from its going to heaven-The Saviour whom ant-a in far-famed waters, but in vain. Dis. I have served so imperfectly, and anyag ni case made a silent and rapid pro- whose glory I have feebly attempted Tillagegress upon his once athletic and to promote,

with me.

How can erlos wa vigorous frame; and after remaining I sink with such a prop as my eter

some weeks that the experiment nal God ?" The next day, the last soul tel might be fully made, and spending a of his life, was spent almost wholly 1–10, few days with his friends at Bration in ejaculatory prayer, uttered as

on bis return, he came back to his though there were none but his God the town habitation, whence his spirit to hear. In the evening he said to tary du was destined to wing her joyful flight a friend, who was waiting upon him, just to the mansions of glory.

“ The battle is fought, the victory The state of his mind, during the is won”—but, as if to check any elion in whole course of his affliction, was suspicion of vain glory, immediately mesteś such as every Christian might de added" through the atonement after te sire for himself; and the whole Christ has done it;" and, not long o 1.2.1 scene was so instructive, that I re- after, when he appeared incapable ion ai joice to learn that the world is likely of recognizing any of us who sursue ofry to be favoured with a larger account rounded the bed of death, he dislippere from the press than can be com tinctly repeated that beautiful exof the ha pressed within the limits of a ser pression of holy Simeon, “Lord,

mon. He felt, and rejoiced to ac now lettest thou thy servant depart which is knowledge, that the gospel, which in peace, for mine eyes have seen

had been the theme of his ministry, thy salvation.” Through the night,
was now the support, the all-suffi. he was observed to be much in
cient support of his soul. “ The prayer, and, about four o'clock
hand of God," said he, “is upon on Wednesday morning, he calmly
me, but underneath me are the evere placed his hands across his breast,
lasting arms." Amidst the dreadful feebly uttered " Lord, grant me thy
pain and great depression of animal salvation;" and almost immediately
spirits, consequent upon his disorder, his request was granted, and be
which led him to remark to a near quietly breathed out his soul into
relative, “ You see death in perfec- the hands of his Redeemer!
tion here;" his mind was stayed
upon God, and a digoified and joy.
ful serenity was, with scarcely any Letters on the Evidences of Christi-
intermission, the frame of his spirit. anity. Addressed to a young
He took leave of his weeping family, Person of Sceptical Opinions.
and of the deacons of the church

assembled at his request in his
dying chamber, with expressions of
unabated love and concern for them, MY DEAR FRIEND,
and humble thanksgiving for the It is with feelings of no common
mercy vouchsafed to hiniself; and anxiety, that I set down to write to
it was observed that, to all who ap- you on this occasion. Our corres-
proached him, he had a word in pondence has always been of so


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