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able daughter in that blest world, into which death cannot enter.

Mrs. Maynard was buried on Friday, August 29, in the ground adjoining to the Baptist Meeting-house at Bow; and Mrs. Young was buried in the same grave on the following Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Dr. Newman preached a funeral sermon for both, on Lord's day afternoon, Sept. 7, from Ps. cxvi. 7. "Return unto thy rest, O my soul, for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee." On this solemn and affecting occasion, a great number of friends came to testify their affectionate respect for the memory of the deceased, and their cordial sympathy with the mourning relatives.

Died, after a short illness, on Lord's day morning, August 31, 1828, aged 46, Mr. George Eason, an useful member and valuable deacon of the Baptist church at Yeovil, Somerset.

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His head was so affected by disease, that he was unable to give any dying testimony to the value and supporting influence of religion; but his christian course bore witness to his life of faith on the Son of God, so that "to die was gain."

A widow and four small children, together with an afflicted church and a numerous circle of friends, deplore his loss.

His departure was improved by his bereaved pastor, on the Lord's day following, from Rev. xiv. 13. " And I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours, and their works do follow them."

J. M. C.

LONDON BAPTIST BUILDING FUND. The Committee of the London Baptist Building Fund having been under the painful necessity of rejecting some cases applying for assistance, on the ground of improper and insecure trust deeds, have been requested to publish in the Magazines, for the advantage of country churches, the form of such a trust deed as would be satisfactory. But it is obvious that deeds must necessarily vary, according to the nature and tenure of the property; and that whatever form is given, it will be still indispensable to employ a professional gentleman in their preparation it is therefore considered that the following particulars, relative to the most material and important points, will be sufficient, and preferable to any form that could be given.

I. All grants and assignments to be by deed, indented.

II. In case the property is leasehold, the trusts must not be inserted in the lease; but

a lease in common form should be executed by the lessor to some one persou as lessee and that lessee should execute an assignment to the trustees, in which assignment the trusts must be inserted.

III. The grantor or assignor to execute the deed in the presence of two witnesses. IV. The grant or assignment to be enrolled in Chancery within six calendar months from the date.

V. The appointment of pastor or minister to be vested in the members of the church. VI. The appointment of new trustees to be vested in the members of the church. V. The religious tenets to be correctly described.

The statute against Mortmain (9 Geo. II. c. 36.) enacts, that no manors, lands, tenements, or other hereditaments, nor any sum of money, or other personal estate whatsoever, to be laid out in the purchase of lands, tenements, or hereditaments, shall be in any ways granted, conveyed, or settled in trust for any charitable uses whatsoever, unless such conveyance be made by deed INDENTED, sealed and delivered in the presence of Two or more credible witnesses, death of the donor or grantor, and be entwelve calendar months at least before the rolled in CHANCERY WITHIN SIX CALENDAR MONTHS next after the execution thereof; and unless the same be made to take effect immediately, and be without any power of revocation, reservation, trust, or condition whatsoever, for the benefit of the grantor or any person claiming under him.† And all gifts, grants, or conveyances for charitable uses, made in any other manner, are declared to be absolutely null and void.

Since the formation of the London Baptist Building Fund, many trust deeds have been laid before the Committee which were not conformable to this statute. In one instance the trust deed was not indented; in another of the deed by the grantor; in several cases there was only one witness to the execution the trusts were inserted in the lease; and in many others the deeds were not enrolled add, that most of the churches whose cases within the time specified. It is proper to had been so rejected, have since obtained new and satisfactory deeds.

The Committee consider it to be their

duty to reject a case, if the trust deed vests the appointment of the pastor or minister in the trustees-empowers them to appoint their own successors-or gives them the control

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over any trust, or other monies, or property belonging to the church. Such power of appointment and control ought to be in the members of the church.

W. PAXON.

9, Gray's Inn Terrace, London.

ABERGAVENNY ACADEMY.

On Wednesday, September 3, the annual meeting of the Welsh and English Baptist Education Society at Abergavenny, was held in the Baptist meeting-house, Frogmore

street.

At eleven, A.M. public service was commenced, by reading the Scriptures and prayer, by Rev. R. Davies, Monmouth; the Rev. I Mann, A. M. Mazepond, London, delivered a most impressive sermon from Acts xviii. 26; and concluded in prayer :after which the members of the Society retired to the vestry, to transact the business of the meeting.

This Institution was formed in 1807, and its objects are to lead young men designed for the Christian ministry from the Principality, into a thorough grammatical acquaintance with the English language, initiate them into the classics, improve them in their native tongue, aid them in their theological pursuits, and so far as time and opportunity are afforded, furnish them with the elements of general knowledge.

This Society has no funds, but depends entirely for support upon congregational collections, and a few individual subscriptions, a foundation at all times precarious, but through the good hand of God upon it, and the kindness of friends both in England and Wales, it has been supported hitherto, and enabled to extend its important advantages to upwards of sixty young men, most of whom at this time are reputably and efficiently discharging the pastoral functions in different parts.

There are now eight students enjoying the benefits of the Institution, and very desirable would it be if the finances allowed of an increase of their number, but without a much larger support than is at present realized, such augmentation is impracticable.

Donations and subscriptions in aid of the Society are received by the Rev. M. Thomas, Abergavenny, President; W. Conway, Esq. Pontnewydd, Treasurer; Rev. D. Phillips, Caerleon; and Mr. J. Tozer, Aberga. venny, Secretaries. Also in London, by S. Marshall, Esq. High Holborn; Rev. J. Ivimey, 51, Devonshire Street, Queen Square, and Rev. T. Thomas, 36, Hunter Street, Brunswick Square.

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ASSOCIATIONS.

BEDFORDSHIRE.

The Fourteenth Anniversary of the Bedfordshire Association of Baptist Churches was held at Steventon on Wednesday the 7th of May 1828. In the morning the Rev. S. Hillyard of Bedford read and prayBrother Middleditch preached from Isaiah ix. 7; Brother Holloway from 2 Kings iv. 26; Rev. C. Vorley of Carlton concluded with prayer. In the afternoon Brother Beetham prayed The business of the Association was attended to and the letters from the churches were read The Circular Letter by Brother Fordham, was read and ordered to be printed. The next Association to be holden at Blunham on the first Wednesday in May 1829. Brethren Cuttress and Hinde to preach. Brother Hinde to write the next Circular Letter "On the Duty of Christians to seek the Prosperity of the Churches and Congregations with which they are respectively connected."

In the evening the Rev. E. Manning of Gamlingay prayed. Brother Fordham preached from Isaiah Ixii. 1. and concluded the interesting services of the day with

prayer.

ORDINATIONS, &c.

CRAYFORD.

April 29, 1828, the Rev. John Blakeman, (late of Sheerness) was publicly set apart the Baptist to the pastoral office, over Rev. I. Mann, Church, Crayford, Kent. A.M. of Maze Pond, read the Scriptures and prayed; Rev. J. Rogers of Eynsford stated the principles of dissent, and received the confession of faith. Rev. J. Ivimey implored a blessing on the minister; Dr. New

man of Bow addressed the minister from 2 Tim. iv. 22. "The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit." Rev. I. Mann, A.M. adthe Rev. J. Ivimey preached in the evening. dressed the people from 1 Cor. xvi. 10. and Prayers were offered by Messrs. James of Woolwich and Harris of Dartford (Indep.) Mills of Gravesend, and Davis late of Cray

ford.

LOUGHBOROUGH.

On July 16, the Rev. Isaac New, late a Student of Bradford Academy, was publicly set apart to the pastoral office over the Particular Baptist Church, Loughborough, Leicestershire. The Rev. Thomas Steven

son, General Baptist, read and prayed; the Rev. B. Godwin, Classical Tutor of Bradford Academy, stated the nature of a gospel church, and asked the questions; the Rev. J. Jarman of Nottingham offered the ordination prayer, and the Rev. Dr. Steadman with his usual energy delivered a very impressive charge from Acts xx. 19. and the Rev. C. Larom of Sheffield, (Mr. New's pastor) preached to the people from Phil. iv. 3. the Rev. W. Hawkins of Derby read the hymns, and the Bev. W. Liddell of Hallaton concluded.

In the evening the Rev. J. Edwards of Shipley in Yorkshire preached a very excellent sermon from Heb. vii. 21.

MUCKWORTHY, DEVON.

July 30, 1828, Alexander Facy was set apart as pastor of the Baptist church of Muckworthy, Devon. Brother Metters, of Sheepwash, read the 3d chapter of the 1st of Timothy, and prayed; brother May, of Croyde, delivered the introductory address, asked the usual questions, and received Mr. Facy's confession of faith; brother Thorne, of Newton, prayed the ordination prayer; brother Pulsford, of Torrington, gave the charge, from 1 Tim. iv. 15, 16; brother May addressed the people from Ps. cxviii. 25; and brother Pulsford closed in prayer.

TUNBRIDGE.

The Rev. T. Sharp, M.A. of Woolwich preached in the evening, and the Rev. W. Davis of Hastings preached on the preceding evening. The Rev. Messrs. West of Town Sutton, Broady of Bessels Green, Mole of Tunbridge Wells, Lewis of Chat.. ham and Harris of Penshurst conducted the remaining devotional services.

MILTON.

On Wednesday, Sept. 3, Mr. T. Marriot was set apart to the pastoral office over the church of Christ at Milton, Northamptonshire; when Mr. Knowles of Hackleton commenced the service by reading and prayer; Mr. Barker of Towcester delivered the introductory discourse, and asked the usual questions; Mr. Clarke of Weston-by-Weedon offered up the ordination prayer: Mr. Wheeler of Bugbrooke gave the charge from Isa. vi. 8. last clause; Mr. Gray of Northampton addressed the church from 1 Cor. xvi. 10. and Mr. Foskit of Blisworth concluded the service.

In the evening Mr. Jayne of Road began by prayer, and Mr. Mursell, of Leicester, preached from Johu i. 18. and concluded the services of the day.

ABERGAVENNY.

On Thursday July 3, 1828, a new Meeting-house for the Baptist Denomination, was opened for Divine worship in the Town of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

On Thursday, the 21st of August, 1828, the Rev. Robert Kemp (late of StapleIn the morning, Rev. W. Williams of Ryehurst) was publicly recognised as the pastor ford, commenced with reading and prayer; of the Congregational Church, Tunbridge. and Rev. Dr. Steadman of Bradford AcaThe Rev. T. Shirley of Sevenoaks read the demy, preached from Phil. i. 18. In the Scriptures and prayed; the Rev. J. Slatterie afternoon, Rev. E. Jones of Pontypool comof Chatham described the nature of a Chris-menced with prayer; and Rev. J. Edwards, tian church; the Rev. S. Gurteen of Can- of Shipley, preached from Zec. xiv. 6, 7. terbury proposed the questions; the Rev. In the evening, Rev. Dr. Steadman preached E. Jinkings of Maidstone offered solemn from Isaiah xxxii. 15. and fervent prayer for a blessing to rest upon the union; the Rev. Dr. Harris, Theological Tutor of Highbury College, delivered a very faithful and affectionate address to the minister and congregation; and the Rev. J. Finley of Tunbridge Wells concluded the solemn and interesting services of the morning by prayer.

In the afternoon the ministers and friends dined at the Town Hall (which was kindly lent for that pursose by the Lord of the Manor,) upon which occasion several interesting speeches were made by Dr. Harris, Messrs. Gurteen, Slatterie, Sharp, Shirley, Thomas Thompson, Esq. &c. The greatest harmony prevailed and the friends were constrained to exclaim "Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity."

The services of the day, it is hoped, were profitable to many, as they were assuredly interesting to all present.

On the next Lord's-day eighteen persons were formed into a church by Dr. Steadman, who delivered to them a very interesting address, and administered the ordinance of the sacred supper.

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"The work of our hands establish thou

NEW MILFORD.

On Wednesday the 27th of August last, was opened a new place of worship for the use of the Baptist denomination in the town of New Milford, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. On the preceding evening the Rev. D. Davies (blind) of Swansea, introduced

the service by relating a portion of the Scriptures and praying. A brief and an appropriate address on the nature of a Gospel church, was delivered by the Rev. T. H. Thomas of Moleston; which was followed by a public recognition of a new church to meet in this place, composed of thirty-six members; several of whom had been baptized here during the last two years, and the rest were regnlarly dismissed from the surrounding churches. Brother Shem Evans was chosen and appointed as the stated pastor of this church. Afterwards the Rev. H. Davies of Slangloffan delivered a suitable charge urging to Christian duties and Church fellowship, founded on Eph. v. 2. and concluded in prayer the interesting service of the evening.

sionary Society, will be held on Thursday the 23 inst. at the Rev. C. Woollacott's Meeting-house, Romney Street, Horseferry Road, Westminster, when a Sermon will be preached in the morning by the Rev. Isaiah Birt. Service to begin at eleven o'clock. The public Meeting will be in the evening, the Chair to be taken at six o'clock.

The Annual Meeting of the Auxiliary Baptist Missionary Society for the county of Essex, will be held at Halstead, on Thursday morning, the 16th of October; when a Sermon will be preached by the Rev. Coruelius Elven, of Bury, immediately after which, the chair will be taken, and the various resolutions connected with the public business of the Society will be proposed. The Rev. J. Dyer, Secretary to the Parent Institution, is expected to preach on the Wednesday evening. And it is requested that the annual accounts, whether smaller or larger, of the congregations united in this Auxiliary, may be paid into the hands of the Treasurer at the general meeting.

Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock, a sermon was preached in Welsh by the Rev. J. Morgan of Blaenffoes, from Num. xiv. 24. | On the other three opportunities of the day the following ministers preached. Rev. T. H. Thomas, Moleston, (Isaiah xl. 31.) Rev. D. Davies, Swansea, (Luke xv. 7.) Messrs. T. Daniel and R. Glanvill, late students in Abergavenny Academy, (Rom. vi. 23. and Zech. iv. 10.) Rev. J. Richards, Fishguard, (Heb. xiii. 14.) and again Rev. D. Davies Swansea, (Isaiah xxxiii. 3.) Besides the above, the following engaged in the devotional services: Rev. W. Warlors (Inde. pendent) of Milford; Rev. D. Phillips, Penuel; H. Edwards, Carew, and G. D'Eve-in next Magazine. reux, Bethany. The Rev. D. Davies, Swansea, preached here again on the following Sabbath, and more interesting and affecting opportunities were seldom witnessed in any place, and it is hoped that lasting benefits

will follow.

The collections made at the close of the different services towards the expences of the building amounted to 167. and this was considerable when it is remembered that more than 301. had been previously subscribed in the town towards the erection of this Meeting-house, and that its immediate friends are for the most part of the poorest class. The building, measuring 40 feet by 25 in the clear, including a spacious gallery at one end, and comfortably finished, has not cost more than 2201. which indeed is considered very cheap-but the low state of the church will require a speedy application to the religious public, for aid to remove the remaining debt.

NOTICES.

The Anniversary of the West Middlesex Missionary Union in aid of the Baptist Mis

The Anniversary of the Bristol Auxiliary to the Baptist Missionary Society, will be held on Tuesday, the 4th of November, and following days; when the Revs. Isaiah Birt, Carey, Swan, J. P. Mursell, and the Secretary of the Parent Society, are expected to engage in the services. Further particulars

The new Baptist Chapel, Regent-street, City-road (opposite Pickford's wharfs), will be opened, by divine permission, on Thursday, Oct. 2, when Mr. Stevens, of Salem chapel, has engaged to preach in the morning; Dr. Andrews, of Walworth, in the afternoon; and Mr. Shenstone, of Aliestreet, in the evening. Service to commence in the morning a quarter before eleven, in the afternoon a quarter before three, and in the evening at half-past six o'clock. Dinner and tea will be provided for those friends who can make it convenient to attend the remaining services. Collections will be made in aid of the funds for erecting the chapel.

William Liddell, late of Bradford Academy, having received an unanimous invitation from the church and congregation at Hallaton, Leicestershire, will be ordained (with divine permission) on Thursday the 23d October. The Rev. T. Morgan, Birmingham; J. Mack, Clipstone; J. K. Hall, Kettering; and J. P. Mursell, Leicester, have kindly promised to attend.

OCTOBER, 1828.

THE Committee of the Baptist Irish Society have never called upon the religious public for pecuniary aid, excepting when their funds have been unequal to meet the quarterly expenditure, or when the Treasurer has been actually in advance. This is the case at the present time; and to whom shall they appeal for help, but to those true friends of scriptural instruction in Ireland, who have always promptly answered to their call?

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It may not be unsuitable to remind the Members of the Society, of some advice given by the late Rev. Andrew Fuller, at its commencement. letter addressed to Mr. Ivimey, as the Secretary, dated Kettering, April 22, 1814, he says, "Be more anxious to do the work than to get money. If the "work be done, and modestly and faithfully reported, money will come. We (the Baptist Missionary Society) have never had occasion to ask for money but once; namely, in 1811, which was a very expensive year, and our funds were considerably more than exhausted; and then all that we said may be seen on the blue cover of the Baptist Periodical Accounts, No. XXI. which more than answered the end."

The successive Committees which have from year to year conducted the affairs of the Society, have attempted to follow implicitly this advice of that wise and faithful servant of Christ. They hope they can adopt his language in another part of the same letter:-" Money was one of the least of our concerns; we never doubted but that if, by the good hand of our God upon us, we could do the work, the friends of Christ would support us."

It is now more than fourteen years that the Society have acted upon these principles, and hitherto the results have followed. "The friends of Christ have supported us," and they have been enabled, not only to support, but to extend their operations, until the annual expenditure reaches nearly 30007.; the whole of which is supplied by Assistant Societies, by donations, and subscriptions. The Committee feel that some extra exertions must henceforth be made, to enable their Treasurer to meet the demands made upon him, as it is unreasonable to expect him to be much in advance at any time, as it is well known he has nothing but the public liberality as his guarantee.

For the purpose of reminding the pastors of our churches of the original plan proposed for the permanent support of the Baptist Irish Society, the following extract of a letter from Mr. Fuller to Mr. Burls is given, dated Kettering, May 12, 1814, and published in its first printed Address:-" I had a letter to-day (says Mr. F.) from the Secretary of the Auxiliary Society of the Prescott-street Congregation, who says they have lately paid you 401. requesting my opinion of their giving ONE-THird of their FUNDS to the new Hibernian Society. I certainly can have no objection. It is what we shall do ourselves in KETTERING Auxiliary Society, and what has been done already at OLNEY."

The Irish Society belongs to the Denomination, and, it is thought, has strong and legitimate claims upon it for support; it is therefore hoped that the republication of the above extract will induce other congregations besides those which have always acted according to that principle, to send the Treasurer annually that proportion of what they collect for Missionary objects; the Committee will then have somewhat more to depend upon than they have at present, and the Secretaries (whose labours are entirely gratuitous) will be relieved from a heavy burden of anxiety which they now feel. It is intended in future to employ one or other of their Ministers to visit alternately the churches in the different parts of the kingdom, and the Committee will be greatly obliged if the pastors of the churches will correspond with the Secretaries, to make early arrangements

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