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sin finding fault with the Methodist
ters of such stories, feel, before it is tos preachers for endeavouring to awaken all late, the same sorrow and sincere repente such as were never converted, every one ance! – and may they also obtain mercy, may see, that in blaming thein ( also
through the all-atonjng blood of Christ, blamed the prophets, Christ and his apos- who for iveth all manner of sins and tles, and also the Church of England, and blasphemies of such as truly repent, and most other reformed churches. The Me- untcignedly believe his holy gospel. thodist preachers often tell their hearers,
I am, dear Friend, in the words four church, in her Ninth
yours." Article, “ That every man is far gone from original ri hteousness; is of his
The unwarrantable and violent own nature inci ned to evil, so that the
attacks made by Mr. Lackington, Aesh lusteth always contrary to the in his Memoirs, on the principles şpirit; and, therefore, every person born and character of the people called into the world deserveth God's wrath and Methodists, justify and demand a damna ion." What the Methodists mean public recantation in the most ex. by conviction of sin, is the same as our plicit manner. This Mr. Lackingchurch has set down in the Communion
ton has not withheld. Service: - “We do carnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our mise that the intention of Mr. Lacking
As we would charitably hope doings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us, and the burden is into. ton, in the publication of these lerable. Have mercy upon us, have mercy Confessions was to do good, we upon us, most mercitul Father; for should rejoice in its success; yet thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, we cannot but wish he had comforgive us all that is past ; and grant that municated them in another form, we may ever hereafter serve and please as we fear, lest the minute details thee in newness of life.” That which dis- of the adventures of some of his pleases the Infidels and pretended Chris. former companions, the levity of rians on this head is, the Methodists insist on the necessity of feeling what we re
some of the letters, and quotations peat, lest we be found solemn mockers of from exceptionable authors, might God.
produce a contrary effect. “ In the Scripture this conviction is The Two Letters on Boardingcalled being pricked to the heart; under Schools, contain some lamentable which sinners are constiaji ed to enquiri', truths and useful advice. " What shall we do to be saved ?" To Though Mr. Lackington has cry, “ God be merciful to me a sinner," long relinquished the trade of a &c; and under this conviction David bookseller, it appears he lias not roared “ for the disquietude of his soul, forgot the art of book-niaking, as and waiered his bed with his tears.” Jere- hat the present volume consists miah saith, " Be not a terror to me.' another place God says," I will mahe thie (like his Life) of quotations from a terror to thyself.” Solomon savs, “ 'I he his favourite poets, who, as well spirit of a nian may sustain his [hodity] as a great number of prose writers, infirmities; but a wounded pirit who cau are directly or indirectly recom. bear?" This is what is intended by a mended. contrite spirit, a broken heart, &c.
Another edition of the above “ So that what I have pointed out as a Work has appeared, thrown into dreadful state is, I presume, quite scrip- the narrative forin, by a Mr. tural ; and must be, more or less, felt by Macleod, which reads more pleaevery person before he will see the necessity of coming to Christ for pardon and santly, as it is not so much intersalvation ; before he can be born again, larded with scraps of poetry; but or converted;” or, “ before he can be the editor has taken liberties with justified," as St. Paul says; and as our
his author by no means justifiable, Church says also, “ Before he ever can be and which are not always.friendly changed by the inspiration of the Holy to his character. Spirit; before he can perfectly love God, or worth ly magnify his holy name." “ But as an Infidel
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many years. The Rev. Mr. Lam. courses; which are not only wor
bert, of Hull, in a strong recom.
mendation of the book, rejoices as thy the perusal, but the study of all who have the care of children.
one having found great treasure ;
joice with him.
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We have the satisfaction of informing our Readers, that Mr. Kicherer and the Hottentots, who have been detained for so many months in Holland, not being able to procure a passage, have at length sailed in an American ship, Capt. King, for the Cape of Good Hope. They are accompanied’by several additional labourers, viz. Mr. and Mrs. Voss, and their daughter, Mr. Christian Albricht, his brother Mr. Austin Albricht, and Mr. Ulbricht ; also Mr. Syden Faden, who is sent out by the Dutch Society. The Hottentot, Mary, has been lately delivered of a son; and so far recovered as to be able to accompany the Missionaries.
Some time before Mr. Kicherer sailed, the following Letter was received by a Friend in England, who has favoured us with a copy : To Mr. and Mrs. E. her almost dead : but the Lord de
livered her in a wonderful way. Hague, July 30, 1804.
She, and Mary, and John are toler. My dearest Friends,
ably well. THROUGH the goodness of the Mary is eight months in the fa. Lord God, ain I a little better than mily-way : they desire all to see I was some days ago ; nevertheless, again the dear English friends. So very werk. I hope this letter will soon as they are a litue low spirited reach you in a good state for soul we begin to speak from (of) Enge and body.
land; and they become happy. O What shall I say, my dear that England ! Never in our life friends ? Shall I say the Lord's shall we forget it, - never the doing is hard, since I left your friendship of that dear people of country?
that I could not; but God! My dearest brothers and I could say it was hard to Aesh sisters, in Heaven we shall rejoice and blood. O yes I never shall I that we have got the opportunity forget what I felt, and yet feel ! to have met one another upon this There I lost my brother Charles, - earth. lost in a time that I the least ex- The ways are hitherto shut for pected!. He is gone, my dear to go to the Cape: it is a great trial friends, he is gone the way of all
the Lord open the flesh! O my heart, - my soul is way! I long very much for to see gone with him! But the Lord
again my dearest flock in the wila gave me that time so much of his derness, and to preach Jesus to comfort; and yet, that I can say them. If there is opportunity from his chastening cometh from a Fas England, I wish to know it; - if cher, who knows the best what is it is the Lord's will, then I should good for his poor child. I cannot like to come again to you, express myself more, else I should Now, my dear friend, I can write write a great deal about this sub- no more ; I am so weak, and the jeet.
English language is so difficult for Our Martha is already recovered. me. Excuse this poor English; I She was, through a coach, very am not able to do it better. Fare. much wounded; the horses made well, farewell, my dear, dear
friends: the Lord strengthen and . A Letter has been received from comfort your souls ! My kind re- Mr. Pidgeon a Missionary, on his spects to all your family. Don't way to New Brunswick, dated forget me, poor creature. I hope Charlotte Town, in Prince Ed. to remember vou constantly before ward's Island, July 18, 1804. He the throne of grace.
describes the state of the people as Your affectionate Brother, very deplorable, through want of J. J. KICHERER. the means of grace.
He was in.
formed, that there were more than NEWFOUNDLAND. a thousand families in the island, A Letter has been received from
many of whom have lived to the the Rev. John Hillyard, dated Har- age of thirty, and have never heard bour Grace, Sept. 14, 1804.
a sermon of any kind. Many are had lately returned from an excur
very desirous of a Missionary being șion into the northern parts of the
sest among them. The Roman country; and was preparing to set
Catholics here also are very busy out again for St. John's, in order in making converts. to take his passage for Bonavista,
As the inhabitants of British where he learns, that there are
North America are not Heathen, more than 2000 inhabitants, scatter.
but, in great part, professedly Chrised abroad, as sheep without a
tian, they are not properly the obshepherd ; and in Trinity Bay, ject for which the Missionary Soabout the same number in similar ciety was established, though'help, circumstances.
Great numbers of in a very limited degree, has been persons, who bear the Christian afforded to them. But as there are name, dishonour their profession by many thousands of persons in that every act of profanity; in which country entirely destitute of all they are encouraged by ico many of gospel ordinances, it would be their teachers.
highly praise worthy if some be
nevolent Christians would form NOVA SCOTIA.
themselves into a Society for Missions
10. British North America; in many A Letter has been received by parts of which extensive region, the Directors from Dorchester, in preachers of the gospel would be the county of Sydney, Nova Scotia, gladly received and partially supcarnestly imploring the help of the ported. Society, in sending a gospel minister to them. There are about forty families there, who would generally Missionary Society. attend the worship of God, if re. gularly administered ; and who Ara Special Meeting of the Direct could, in great part, sus port a mi, tors, held Sept. 24, 1804, the tot nister. Owing to the late emigra. Jowing Resolutions respeciing tions from Scoiland, the Catholics Otaheite were, among others, have greatly multiplied. Their adopted : priests are assiduous in their la. bours in gaining proselytes, by in
Resolved, That the measure suge termarriages and baptizing the chile gested by the brethren at Otaheite, dren of Protestants; which may be for a reinforcement of that Mission, productive of the most fatal conse
sufficient to render them independ. quences. “ Sure I ain," says the
ent of the support of the Chiefs, writer, “could you have a view of is, in its nature, incompatible with our melancholy situation, your ten.
the pone ples of the insti ution : derest regards would be engaged on
That the Missionaries now on our behalf.” There are also in the that islanit, are a sufficient number peighbourhood, a nun ber of fanii. for the purposes of the Sociery at lies of free-negroes, who are serish that station, except that it be exing through lack of knowledge, but pedient to send out one who is well wlio are inly desirous 10 receive acquainted with medicine and sur.' instruction,
That it appears to us desirable, " From Easter 1803, to Easter that the Missionaries remain at 1804, there have been admitted to Otaheite, or some other of the So- the Lord's Supper at St. John's, ciety Islands, so long as it appears eighty-four; at Grace-Hill, fiftyto consist with their personal secu. nine ; at Grace Bay, forty-one. la rity:
all, 184 negroes.- Cornelius Adolph. That the propriety of their separation, for the purpose of preach
JAMAICA. ing in different islands, be suggested
" I received a letter from the ato to their consideration :
torney on Elim estate, informing That if any of the Missionaries me, he had been directed by the be under strong apprehensions re- proprietor to give every accommospecting his personal safety, he be dation to our Mission on that esrecommended to state to the bre- tate ; and, for the present, to fit thren there the grounds of his ap- up the hall in the great house for prehensions; and if they be well meetings of the negroes. founded, that his removal be re- “ The proprietor of Perce estate commended, either to any other has also allowed an hour in the island in the South Seas, or to Port week-days for the negroes to meet Jackson, by the first convenient and hear the gospel. opportunity, in order that he may “ It were to be wished that every be employed there under the direc- proprietor, who desires that the tion of the Rev. Mr. Marsden, in gospel may be preached to his ncpromoting the cause of religion, groes, might adopt the same plan! till further instructions be sent from In one place, the Africans thus the Directors :
indulged said, “We pray that AlThat a competent supply of ne- mighty God may bless our good cessaries and conveniences for the master, for his goodness to us poor Missionaries be annually provided negroes! We hope and pray that and forwarded to Oraheite, either God niay reward him with good by a direct conveyance, or through crops,” &c. the medium of the Rev. Mr. Mars
LAVIAN'S KLOOF, den, New South Wales.
near the Cape of Good Hope. A supply of such articles as were From many pleasing declarations requested by the Missionaries at of Christian faith and experience in Otaheite, has been provided ; and the converted Hottentots, we have will be sent, with letters, &c. by a room to select only the following: ship just about to sail for New One of them said, “ Before we South Wales ; from whence they heard the word of God, we liyed, are to be forwarded by the first op. like senseless beasts, in sin and vice, portunity.
and thought but little or never of
God; and even now, after the gosExtracts from the Periodical pel has been bronght to us, and the
great love of our Saviour towards Accounts of the Missions of us is described to us every day, we the United Brethren among ought to be ashamed that we are the Heathen, No. xl.
ştill so disobedient to his word."
Another said, “ I am a iniserable ANTIGUA
creature! In my youth, I grew
up in all manner of bad things, and « This blessed work is still going continued in the practice of them on in the same manner. I must, till my old age. How shall I thank particularly notice a meeting we
our Saviour enough that he has have every Tuesday night, which had mercy upon me!” has proved the means of stirring Another said, “I am a poor sin. up, not only the little ones, but also ner, and many evil thoughes come hiindreds of adult persons, to a daily into niy mind, but whenever concern for their salvation.
they arise in my licart, if I turn to