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how he expected to be saved ? he replied, life.” Many of the children make the * Through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ." most pleasing answers. I asked him, “If his works would not assist in obtaining his salvation ?” he replied, " That works were good in their from a School-mistress in the County of place, but that they were only the fruits Clare, addressed to the Secretary of the best of faith." On enquiring of him how be Female Auxiliary Society in London, obtained a living; he said he was a LADIES,
sho schoolmaster, but that since he had heard
I feel great happiness in being able to me preneh he would go no more to mass; inform yon, that my school (under the the priest had dispersed his school, de. superintendence of Mrs. Boland, is doing prived him of support, and left him and well, notwithstanding the opposition of a helpless family to starve. I asked him oar parish priest. I find the number of how many seholars could he get, who my pupils still increasing, and acknowwould not be influeuced by the priest? be ledging themselves truly sensible of their said, from twelve to eighteen, who were obligations to the charitable Ladies, who the children of two or three families in have taken their bewildered state into his neighbourhood, who had thrown off consideration. At present the improves popery, that there were no others there ment is tolerable, and I trust, ere long, I then asked him if he could read the that gospel grace will bear its induence Irish language? he said he could. I got upon the mind of every individual in my leadem an Irish Testament and tried him. He little seminary, so as to offer their siu. read and translated the third chapter of cere supplication for the prosperity and Jobu's Gospel perfectly. He said he had eternal felicity of every human being con. never seen a Bible before he heard me cerned in our support and welfare. preach, and had only obtained vae a
I am, Ladies, fortnight since, and that now he diligent.
With gratitude and respect, ly read it, I gave him an Irish Bible
Your obedient servant, and some scbool books and Testaments,
MARY RUTLEDGE desired him to go and teach as many Kilanumery, Jan. 14, 1825. children as possible, to diligently read the Irish scriptures to the people, and endeavour to turn them from darkness to From a School-mistress to Mrs. Kitson, light, and to go forward in the Lord's Secretary to the Walworth Lion-street strength; that I would mention him to Society. the gentlemen of the Committee.
Riverstown, Jan, 14, 1825. The opposition which has been made to
MADAM, the schools bas been over-ruled for good,
I have the honour to inform you, for and it will eventually tend to render the the information of the ladies composing triumphs of the cross more glorious. The Lord will make the wrath of man to praise that the number of females attending their
the Walworth Lion-street Committee, him, and the remainder he will restrain. School at Riverstown, of which I have I trust the Lord will arise and have mercy the charge, consist at present of sixty. upon Ireland, and that the tine lo favour her will come; yea, I hope the set time is eight, who attend pretty regularly, viza come. The Irish readers have been
dili and six learning their alphabet. Several
Fourteen reading-forty-eight spelling, gent, though greatly oppressed. After of whom commit
the scriptures to me an argument which Ryan
had with a Roman Catholic, he offered to give Ryan mory. The greater part of these girls security if he would lend him his Testa. can
work, some of them very well. Samment. I said to Macnamara, a Sabbath of the old scholars attend occasionally,
plers, plain work, and knitting. Some Irish reader, and teacher, that if he went but from not coming regularly, their on as he did at present, the priest would not come to anaint him when dying; he names have been erased from the list.
I have the honour to be, replied, I will not trouble him, Sir, as I hope to have the benefit of the blood of
Madam, Jesus. The Schools are increasing, and
Your faithful humble servant, I hope in a short time will be as nume
MARGARET CONNOR, vous as ever. I questioned one of the fe
Governess of the Walworth Lionmales, when she was reading that pas.
street School, Riverstow.. sage in the tenth chapter of John, “ I am the door," do you suppose that Jesus is a door, like that 7 pointing to the school. Religious Tract Society. room door;" " Na, Sir, she replied ; " but he is the way of entrance into eternal kindly sent a large supply of Tracts to
The Committee of this Society have
the Agents of our Society in Ireland; the heard from the lips of a votary of infi, la me following is their Address in relation to delity, " The late Discussions in Ireland.'
The subjoined list points out some
Tracts which the Committee consider as January, 1825.
suitable for circulation at the present is de les The Committee of the Religious Tract time, and if it appears that some of them kamp Society have not overlooked the increas. have less immediate reference to the dif. dit in ing activity of the Roman Catholics, and ferences between Protestants and Roman
their systematic opposition to the circula. Catholics than others, they would again
tion of the Holy Scriptures. Indeed, it observe that they deem it not less in sky would be equally contrary to the prin portant to refer to the principles of the
ciples of their Institution, and the line of Church of Rome than to its proceedings,
conduct it has hitherto pursued, if they and that when the mind is, by the divine be mp should view this contest with silence and blessing, grounded in the truths of the de les indifference. They desire to state, most gospel, error will not find a place therein; 13, 21clearly, that with respect to points of a but the plainest Christian will be “ready
se political or merely controversial nature, always to give an answer, to every inan able Lake they have no intention to interfere ; but that asketh a reason of the hope that is des in the cause of Truth as opposed to error, in him, with meekness and fear." It Feet Ue and with respect “ to those Evangelical was thus simple artificers and poor unin. I treti
principles of the Reformation, in which structed females were enabled to stand bearis Luther, Calvin, and Cranmer were agreed," unmoved before the bloody Bonner and IMITAI
(see the Address of the Committee,) they his associates, and finally triumphed over o older se feel that it would be criminal for them to the sophiştries and threatenings of their ť prospekti be silent,
persecutors, Former Committees have frequently re. The Committee conclude this address ed white ferred to the active circulation of Tracts by an extract from the Fifteenth Report
by the Reformers as a pattern and exam of the Society, already referred to. and repeat ple for themselves to pursue, and in vadient en rious Reports of the Society, have stated In contemplating the means which the Les Â3 that “they desired to tread in their foot. Religious Tract Society employs for the .
steps." They have considered themselves universal diffusion of divine truth, your (see the Report for 1914)“ as followers Committee gladly observe, that they in a of those illustrious characters, not only great measure resemble those which prov. in the mode of diffusing knowledge, (by ed, under the blessing of God, the in. Tracts,) but also in the doctrinal and struments of effecting the great work of
practical substance of their ipstruction;" the Reformation. At that memorable on 14 38 and they have considered the Luthers, period, not only was the volume of in.
the Melancthons, the Calvins, the Tin- spiration, after a lapse of many ages, put dals
, the Cranmers, the Latimers of a into the hands of multitudes, who had so je center former age, as their patterns in sound long sat in darkness and the shadow of doctrine and active exertion.”
death; but the venerable confessors of The Committee earnestly call upon all those days also published, and widely to whom scriptoral truth is dear, not to be circulated, a variety of short, scriptural, indifferent to this most
important subject; and impressive Tracts. Several of these they would exhort that it be not taken up compositions yet remain, as bistoric proofs as a party
, or a political matter, but as a of the pious activity of our forefathers; daty incumbent upon every follower of and clearly demonstrate, that much of
Christ with a reference to its important the light of the Reformation was diffused Lege influence upon the souls of men. They through the infuence of Religious Tract
earnestly recommend increased activity distribution. The writings of Fox the in the circulation of those Tracts which Martyrologist, and other cotemporary place the leading truths of the Protestant historians, fully confirm and elucidate religion in a prominent point of view; this statement. One of the Popish comsuch as the atonement, salvation by faith plainants against Protestant zeal, during brough Christ alone, and the necessity that eventful struggle for spiritual liberty, of a free circulation and unrestricted pe. rusal of the Holy Scriptures. This fast
• Nos. 23_25-28-29-56-65-67 paint they would particularly notice as, 74-86-98-101-110-111-115--124 with reference thereto,. the church of — 125 - 126-128-130–132-133-141 Rome and the powers of infidelity appear
-143-153 - 158-160-163-164-171 to have united; and the advocates of the
--172-174-187-199-193-201--202 see of Rome have not hesitated to adopt -501-524—570). Also a short series of language from which the British public Tracts, pow in course of publication, en. lately shrunk with horror when it was titled “The Lollards;" and some others.
Fears, and faints, and drops her head. PUTL
says, "The Gospellers of these days do are of the same opinion you will probably fill the realm with so many of their noi- give them a corner in the Magazine. some little books, that they he like to the
I am very truly yours, swarms of locusts which did infest the F
J.B. land of Egypt.”-Your Committee will Lo a spot of land most glorious! rejoice in being enabled, through the li.
Arm'd with rocks, and girt with sea; berality of the public, to imitate the ex
Where in triumph reiga victorious, ample of these Gospellers of the Reforma
Faith, and Law, and Liberty: tion, and to add swarm to swarm of their
Happy bation ! little books, till they abound in all the
Still more happy let her be. regions of the earth. But the Members of the Religious Tract Britain ! 'tis a name enchanting,
To all countries far and near; Society have the gratification of knowing that they are followers of those illustrious Rich in mercies to the wanting,
Blest are all within thy spbere : characters, not only in the mode of diffusing knowledge, but also in the doc Truly blessed,
Let them be from year to year!
Ah! but is there not a nation
kunt Rai tural interpretation on which this Society Claims to thee a near relation, rest, is that of the great body of the Eng But deprived of thy rich stores ? lish and foreign Reformers. They can "Tis Hibernia, appeal with confidence to the systemi of Who thy gospel-aid implores. truth comprised in " The Harmony of the Yes, we have a little sister; Confessions of the Reformed Churches," both at home and abroad ; to the writings Shall we not henceforth assist her?
Shall she be neglected still ? of their most esteemed individuals; and
Yes, we ought, we can, we will: to the avowed principles of the thousands
Good Britannia who then burst from the iron yoke of
Shall her horn of plenty fill.. in the Popish domination. They consider the Luthers, the Melancthons, the Calvins, Now with warm affection glowing, the Tindals, the Cranmers, the Latimers Moved by her plaintive cries; of a former age, as their patterns in sound More and more their ardour growing doctrine and active exertion. They de. They assemble,--they devise; sire to follow them, as they followed Now they hasten Christ.
With the Gospel's rich supplies.
Through Hibernia's isle to spread;
Peace divine, and joy are given,To the Editor of the Baptist Magnzine. Guilt and darkness captive led:
Superstition DEAR SIR,
Having just had occasion to refer to Go ye on, increase in numbers, 2 volume of a contemporary publication
On the arm of Jesus rest; for the year 1816, the following lines ar‘rested my attention. They seem calcu.
Let not one indulge in slumbers,
And our sister-isle is blest!
Yes, so blessed,
The Subscriptions from Lancaster, Kendal, Yeoland, Rochdale, and Bacap, collected by the Rev. Moses Fisher, in October, 1824, have been duly received by the Treasurer, and will be acknowledged, with the names of Subscribers, in the pert Annual Report,
The Treasurers of Auxiliary Societies, and other friends who may have Monies in hand on account of the Society, are respectfully reminded that the Treasurer's account for the year will close on the 1st of June, which renders il necessary that all payments intended to appear in the Appendix to the next Report, should be made in the course of the present month. It is requested that the respective accounts may be sent properly balanced to the Secretary, No. 6, Fen-court, Fenchurch-street, accompanied by the lists of Subscribers, &c. in alphabetical order. Due attention to this Notice will prevent delay in the closing of the Society's accounts, and consequently facilitate the early publication of the Report.
The Annual Sermons for the Society will be preached, Providence pere mitting, on Wednesday, June 22, and the Annual Meeting held, as usual, on the following day. Full particulars of the respective Services will appear in our next Number.
of the Female Committee. Of this sum, an equal division was made, as usual, between the Church and the Baptist Mis.
sionary Societies. On behalf of the former Home Proceedings.
of these Institutions, there was present the Rev. – Edelman, Secretary of the
South Bucks Auxiliary Church Mission GREAT MISSENDEN, BUCKS. ary Society, who gratified the meeting
with a condensed statement of the ope
rations conducted by our zealous friends 0x Easter Monday, April 4, was held in the establishment, and a similar acthe third Anniversary of the Missionary count, in reference to the Baptist Society, Association formed in this pleasant vil. was given by the Rev. John Dyer, from lage ; and the very numerous attendance, London. Several other clergymen and far exceeding that of any previous meet dissenting miuisters of various denomi. ing, clearly proved what an interest is nations took part in the proceedings of taken in the great object of sending the the day; and the whole appeared emi. gospel to the heathen by the inhabitants Dently calculated, not only to serve the of this rural district. The chair was oc- Missionary cause abroad, but to promote cupied by James Stephen, Esq. Master in the feelings of mutual regard and Chris. Chancery, who has a residence in the im. tian affection at home. Hitherto, we be. mediate neighbourhood, and who opened lieve, this Institution, as to its peculiar the business of the day in a most appro. feature of combined effort, stands alone; priate address. The report of the Asso. and we are quite aware that serious ob ciation for the preceding year was read jections would arise to its general adopby the Rev. Richard Marks, Vicar of the tion: but we are inclined to think that parish, from which it appeared that near. few could witness this rural festival of ly Fifty Pounds had been collected since thought and feeling without wishing that the last meeting, in small weekly sums, the laudable example might be followed exclusively (we believe) by the agency wherever practicable. VOL. XVII,
Serampore College, Nov. 6, 1824. aries going off one or two in a year, and how
He was educated at Edinburgh for the pathe medical profession, and came to this country as the surgeon of a ship. Since
he has been in connexion with us he has SERAMIPORE.
diligently studied the Bengallee lan.se Recentarrivals from ludia have brought guage, and is now so well acquainted sales de us a variety of intelligence from this sta- with it as to be able to preach with ac. fche 2 tion, and ihose in immediate connexion ceptance to the natives, and convey to se meg a with it, a part of which we have the plea- them that knowledge of divine truth, as he world sure of presenting to our readers in the which, applied by the Holy Spirit, may ambaztred present number.
end in the salvation of many. Mr. John Marshman, with his sister
Brother Williamson has been employed, face ef and Mr. Albrecht, arrived in safety about for the last two years and upwards, Weber the beginning of September. Dr. Carey on the establishment of the Serampore id bepe i is said to bave been in good health, al- College, but having expressed a wish to dula though somewhat same from his late ac- be employed more directly in the work esat satu cident; Dr. Marshman was recovering of preaching the gospel to the heathen, Xitece from the attack of a fever, which was in some part of Bengal, we most corbeen almost universal in Calcutta and its dially recommend him to you, and advise the end neighbourhood, though comparatively few your receiving and employing him for actices, had fallen victims to the disease; tho ikat purpose." other inembers of the Mission family were well.
The Comnrittee will be gratified and We rejoice to perceive that, while our thankful, if the publication of this letter et tend appeals to the churches at home for suit- should prove the means of inducing any mal big as uble candidates to enter the honourable pious youth, suitably qualified by the medias field of missionary toil in the eastern Great Head of the church, to follow the world have produced but little effect, Di: example of Mr. Williamson, and conse: vine Providence has been raising up those crate himself willingly to the Lord. How upon the spot who love the souls of the earnestly help is desired by the Missi
. heathen well enough to devote their lives onaries on the spot, may be gathered for their benefit. A pleasing instance of from the following brief appeal from Mr. this kind has occurred at Calcutta in the Yates, in a letter to Dr. Ryland, lately person of a Mr. Wm. Kirkpatrick, who received. has been received as a Missionary by the Committee, at the recommendation of “ Mr. Pearce and I have just returned Mr. Yates and our other brethren in that from a journey into the Jessore district, city, and the subjoined letter, from our where we found the natives very atten. Serampore friends, conveys a similar ap- tive to the news of salvation. It is plication on the behalf of Mr. Williamson, enough to break one's heart to see the with which the Committee have cheerfully field of labour that lies open in this coun. complied.
try, and that invites cultivation, and yet
no one to enter into it. The old Mission. Very dear Brethren, Our highly esteemed Brother William. ply their place. I do hope the Society
only one fresh one in seven years to sup. son will, by this opportunity, offer him. will see it their duty to send out more self to you as a Missionary to the heathen Missionaries.” id Bengal.
Our long and intimate acquaintance With Brother Williamson enables us to
Death of a Native Christian. speak decidedly as to his religions cha.
It is with unfeigned grief we record racter, and literary attainments, and the death of our beloved young warrants our recommending him as a very Komul, the senior Christian student iv proper person to be employed by you in the College. He was a youth of superior the work upon which his heart is set.
abilities, of exemplary diligence in his Brother Williamson was brought to a studies, and, what was of infinitely greatsaving knowledge of the truth in this er importance, of fervent piety. We be. country, and joined the church in the Lal lieve there was no individual in our Bazar, Calcutta, about five years ago, church, who secured to himself more se since which time his conduct bas been neral and warm attachment. Long la. highly ornamental to his profession; his bouring under bodily afliction, le seer gitts are highly respectable, and his love ed ever to have in view his departure to to missionary work has been fully proved another world. By the blessing of God, by a course of voluntary labours in that it made him heavenly-minded, not mó. department,
rose or melancholy. He died almost