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tius, that the one found Christ ture endeavours may always exceed, every where, and the other no where. rather than fall short of his present Dr Hawker is of the former school, exertions. Under these impressions and Jesus is the name which he the substance of the following pages every where “delights to honour :'' was delivered ;” and the sermon is so much so, that we fear, in some now reprinted • at the desire of seinstances, he has overlooked the veral governors.” Of the discourse primary and literal sense, to intro- itself, we can say no less than that duce allegories, which can hardly it fully answers the author's ideas be justified. He writes, however, of what it should be ; and we might with great modesty; and the general add, much exceeds the modesty of design is so good, and its tendency its pretensions. so excellent, that we earnestly hope the author will be spared to prose. Pardon of Sin in the Blood of Jesus : cute his design, and that it may be a Sermon preached -x Philadelphia. a standing blessing to the church, By J. M. Mason, of New York, especially its poorer members.

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A few copies only of this dis. A Collection of Hymns from various course having been imported from thors, intended as a Supplement to New York, gives us another opporDr. Waris's Psalms and Hymns. tunity of paying a tribute of respect By G. Burder, ninth edition, en. to the talents of the author, whoin lurged and improved, pott 32 mo, we have repeatedly bad occasion te 15. 6d. bound. Demy 24mo, finc commend. The manly eloquence and paper, with a portrait, 25. bound. energy of this discourse have been

The sale of eight preceding and admired by those literary characters considerable editions, sufficiently ex- who dislike its evangelical doctrines. presses the public opinion on the utility of this Supplement to the LITERARY NOTICES. labours of Dr. Watts, which sup

Three Volumes of the Posthu. plies the various subjects and me

mous Works of the late Dr. H. Hun. tres-wanted in his psalms and hymns, without burthening congregations

ter (containing Sermons, Lectures, with an expensive volume. In this . &c.) with his Life, are in the press. edition the work is increased by long engaged in a general History of

Mr. James, of Bristol, has been about fifty additional hymns, chiefy the". Baptist Congregations in Brisas the editor informs us, on the

tol, which he is preparing to publish grand topic of redeeming love. We are authorised to add, that, recommendation is subjoined to the

by subscription. The following as the former edition has been sometime out of print, this is the only Dissenters in the reign of Charles II.

proposaks. “The sutterings of the one now extant with the editor's cannot fail to be interesting to their knowledge, or which is published under his inspection.

descendants. The above work wil,

we suppose, contain more informati. A Probationary Sermon, preached in lates to the city and stighbourhood

on on what subject (especially as it rethe chapel of ske Lock Hospital, Dec of Bristol) than any thing which

Izth 18oz. By the Rev. W.B. hath hitherto appeared. We there. Williams. Svo.

tore beartily unite in recommending « The author's idea of a proba. it to the attention of the public." tionary sermon is, that it should Signed by Dr. Ryland, Messrs Jay, contain a faithful outline of the Bicheno, Fuller, Hall, Wilks, Hey, preacher's sentiments; especially, if Estlin, Lowel, Knight, Palmer, there are any points, on which an af. and Button. ter-eleclaration of them may be at, Mr. Jefferson, of Basingstoke, hatly tended with disappointment, if not also issued proposals for a small dissatistaction. He also apprehends, volume of Poems and Essays on Sa. that such a discourse thould be stuc cred, Moral, and Literary Subjects, diously plain, in order that his fue to be published by subscriptions.

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RELIGIOUS. INTELLIGENCE.

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MISSIONARY SOCIETY. - By Dispatches just arrived trom Olaheite, dated August 18, 1802, we have the pleasure to learn, that the Missionaries remained in health and peace, as at the date of the fornier dispatches, July 8.

We have also the pleasure to communicate the following interesting intelligence concerning Dr. Vanderkemp and his associate, Mr. James Read; for which the public are indebted to Mr. Kay, surgeon of his Majesty's brig, the Penguin, which was stationed in the Bay of Algoa, from the month of May to the end of September 1802; during wliich period, this gentleinan had frequent intercourse with them. It appears that a considerable progress has been made in the Missionary settlement at Bota's Place, which is about eight miles from the Buy: – that a number of houses have been erected by.the Hottentots, on a plan superior to those which they have betore been accustomed to build; that this work continues principally to occupy them. They subsist partly on the stores which the government has kindly supplied them with, and partly on wild fowl, which abound in that country'; – such as geese, turkeys, pheasants, partridges, &c. : and being furnished with imple. ments of agriculture, and possessed also of land, which the government has given to the settlement, to the extent of an hour's ride every way, there is reason to believe that they will be able to provide themselves with the means of subsistence, in sufficient plenty, atter their present stock is exhausted. They already have began to raise both wheat and rice. The exemplary conduct of the Doctor, and his unwearied attention to the good of the natives, has conciliated their confidence in an un, bounded degree; and every intimation of his will is regarded with the most prompt obedience. In the attempt inade by the government to bring back the runaway Hottentots, the character of probity and good faith which he had acquired, was the principal means of accomplishing it, as they refused to confide in any other individual. The good et fects of the establishment are already apparent in the improved morals of che natives,- their order and cleanliness, both in persons and habitations, as well as in their sobriety and industry. About 200 of them constantly attend divine worship; which, at present, is conducted in a barn: their attention is serious, and their psalmody remarkably harmonious. But they worship also in the open air ; and the simple and venerable appearance of the good man in the midst of his family, leading their devotion, on a lawn surrounded with shrubs, and enlightened by the beams of the moon, is particularly interesting, Mr. Read passes a great part of his time at Algoa Bay, and oxercises his ministry among the English soldiers, who are stationed at that place; and who are said to be very attentive tý his discourses. Beside this, he is assiduously engaged in the instruction of children, whose progress in reading and writing is very satisfactory,

Monsieur Le Moens, the cominandant of the garrison, manifests very bigh respect for them both, and shews them every kind attention.

From the Accounts published by the United Brethren, and by the Baptist Mission Society, we learn, that the Missionary work goes on pros. perously in various parts of the world; but for particulars we must refer to those Accounts, and to our Review of thein in the preceding pages.

By an extract of a letter, with which we have been favoured, from Dr. Rogers, of Philadelphia, dated May 12, 1803, we have the pleasure to learn Ihai a very considerable revival of religios prevails in that city ;-that the

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Spirit has been evidently poined from on high, -- and that the different congregations have had many accessions, particularly the Presbyterian church, under the ministry of the Rev. Mr. Milledolar ; who is described as a young man much esteemed by all the denominations, and zealously devoted to the cause of God. Dr. Rogers adds, “A few weeks since, our church was visited by an extraordinary black man, from Virginia, the Rev. Jacob. Bishop, a regularly ordained Baptist minister, aged about forty-seven. He appears to possess astonishing mental powers, and great piery. His deportinent humble and consistent, his principles truly orthodox, his address ready and energetic. He was greatly followed and de. servedly admired; so that we see, although the Ethiopian cannot change his skin, God can change his heart, and « speak by wliom he will speak." Circulating

now employed, and that 566 chil. Welch Charity Schools.

dren are instructed; the whole ex

penditure of the past year being Of the institution and play of little more than rool. Since the these schools, we gave a particular commencement of this excellent in: account in our Magazine for 1798, stitution 5534 children have been P. 29, 231.

taught in these schools.-Subscrip From a report lately printed, it tions are received at the of appears that thirteen teachers are Glynn, Mills, and Co. London.

ASSOCIATIONS.

April 5, 1803, the West Kent and Golding, of Pitminster, filled Association held their Half-yearly up the other parts of the service.Meeting ai Maidstone, for the En, In the afternoon, Mr. Small, of couragement of Itinerant preaching Axminster, preached from 1 Cor. in the Villages; when the accounts i. 8. “Who shall also coofinn you were stated, and an enquiry made unto the end," &c. Mr. Hende. into the state of the places where bourch, jun. (student). and Mr preaching has been introduced ; and, Cale, the county missionary, en. from the inforination received, there gaged in prayer. The evening ser. appears to be ground of encou. vice was begun by Mr. Tozer, of ragement to pursue the object Taunton; when Mr. Priestley, of of their union. The itinerant Shepton Mallet, preached fromActs. preacher employed in this district xxviii

. 13. " When the brethren Leing called to serve a particular heard of us, they came to meet us," church, it was resolved, to enquire &c; and Mr. Paul, of Castle Cary, after another. Mr. Rogers, of Eyns. offered up the cuncluding prayer. ford, preached on Gal. iv. 18. ; and The next General Meeting is to be Messrs. Beaufoy, Slatterie, Stanger, held at Bruton, the last Wednesday &c. prayed. The nex: Meeting to in May, 1804. Mr. Pittard and be held at Maidstone, on Tuesday, Mr. Tyreman to preach. October 25; to meet for business in the forenoun and afternoon; and FORD, the first Ammual Meeting of

May 30 and 31, was held at Ox. a sermon to be preached in the even.

the Association of Baptist Congre. ing, hy Mr. Arnold.

gitional Churches in this and che The General Meeting of the So- adjacent counties. The Meeting MERSET Association was held at was very numerously attended ; the Wellington, May 25. Mr. Magor, accounts of the general state of of Glastonbury, pícached in the religion were encouraging; and the morning, from Rev. i. 6, And public services were accompanied hath inade us kings and priests unto with pleasing tokens of the Divine God;" and Messrs. Harrington, of Presence. The preachers were MA Winsham; Pittard, of Martock; Coles, of Bourton Mr. Holloway, of Reading; and Mr. Philps, an in. preached from Epli. vi. 11; and dependent minister of New bury. Mr. Castleden, of Wobourn, in Their subjects were Psalmi cxxxvii. Bedfordshire, concluded in prayer, 3,6.; Psalm cxxii. 3. ; 1 Pet. v. s. Mr. Scrayos preached in the evenThe next association is appointed io ing, from Col. iii. 10.—The meetbe held at Chipping. Norton, Oxon. ing was well attended; and it was a on the Monday and Tuesday in pleasant, and, we trust, a profitable Whitsun week, 1804.

June 1, 1803, was held a Meeting The WILTS Association hold their of ministers at the Baptist Meet- next Half-yearly Meeting at Tru. ing in WINSLOW, Bricks. Mr. do-hid, near Frome, on Tuesday, Scraggs, of Buckingham, began in the 26th of July next. prayer; Mr. Reynolds, of Nash,

season.

ORDINATIONS,

April 27, Mr. John M Gibbon was Rev. Ebenezer IVhite. This union set apart to the pastoral office over was publicly recognized, May 19. the congregation of Protestant Dis. Mr. Johnson, of W'arrington, intro: senters, at Birdbush, Wilis. Mr. duced the service by prayer and Sedcole, of Swanage, introduced reading appropriate portions of the service by prayer and reading Scripture; Mr. Ralph, of Liver. the Scriptures. The introduetory pool, prayed the general prayer; discourse was delivered by Mr. Mr. Roby, of Manchester, deliver. Adams, of Salisbury, who asked ed a discourse from 2 Cor. iv. s.; the questions and received the con. and Mr. Lewis, of Wrexhun, fession of faith; Mr. Weston, of preached to the people, from Phil. Sherborne, offered up the ordina. ii. 29. - In the cvening, a double tion prayer, accompanied with the lecture was preached by Mr. Davies, - imposition of hands. The charge of Liverpool, from Mat. v. 8.; and was delivered by Mr. Bogne, of Mr. Ralph, from Gal. iii. 21, 22. ; Gosport, from John iv. 38.; Mr. Mr. Williams, of Northwich, conBennett, of Romsey, presented to cluded the services with prayer. God the intercessory prayer. The charge to the pecple was delivered

June 1, the Rev. J. Dawson was by Mr. Cox, of Fareham, from ordained to the pastoral office of the Thes. 1.12-15.

The services church of Chrisi, at Dudley, Wur. were closed by the supplications of cestershire, when the following mi. Mr. Williams, of Wincanton. The sisters were engaged in the different congregation reassembled in the parts of the service : Mr. G. Elliott, evening. Mr. Bogue prayed; Mr. of Coventry, introduced the service Bennait preached from Luke viii. by prayer and reading the Scrip 18.; and Mr. Penell, of Mcre, closed tures; Mr. Ob. Bennett, of Ather. the day by prayer.

stone, stated the plan of a gospel.

church, and asked the usual ques. The preceding evening, Mr. tions; Mr. T. Grove, of Walsal, Loader, of Fording-bridge, preach- offered up the ordination prayer ; ed from Ezek. xxxvi. 37.; and Mr. Mr. J. Moody, of Warwick, gave Morren, of Shalisbury; and Mr. the charge ; Mr. J. Brewer, of Bir. Bannister, of Wareham, prayed. minghani, preached.

Since the death of the Rev. Wil- June 8, the Rev. Thomas Hirchin Jioci Amitage +, the church assem. was ordained to the pastoral office, bling in Queen - street, Chester, at Bromstone, Staffordshire, when has been destitute of a stated pas. the following ministers were engagtos, tilt the recent choice of the ed: Messrs.Chester, Wilson, Burdet,

of A Memoir of that eminent Scrvant of God, a; peared in the second volume of the Evangelical Magazine.

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Moseley, Williams, and Sissons. supplied the people for some time A church is now formed and settled having accepted the call of this inin a place, which, being very dis.. fant church, wasg on the ist of tant from all the means of grace, June, solemnly set apart by imposi. was, a few years ago, remarkably tion of hands. The service was in. ignorant and profligate.

troduced by Mr. Gray (assistant to Jo the evening of the same day, Mr. Booth) who read a portion of a new chapel was opened at New. Scripture and prayer; Mr. Thomas' port, in Shropshire, the former be. Thoinas stated the nature of ordina.. ing obliged to be pulled down. tion, and asked the usual questions; Part of the same ministers engaged. Mr. Carr then delivered an account

April 8, 1803. In the afternoon, of his religious sentimients; Dr. a small church of the particular Jenkins, of Walworth, prayed the Baptist denomination, was formed ordination - prayer, and addressed at Camberwell, near London. In the pastor, from Acts xx. 27; Mr. the evening there was a public Coxhead, of Wild.street, prayed; meeting; at which several ministers Mr. Upton, of Blackfriars, preached from London were present, to recog. to the people, from 1 Peter v. 10.; nize and improve the important and Mr. Ready, of Peckham, con, uniou. Mr. Corr, who has statedly' cluded with prayer,

CHAPELS OPENED.

Jan. 4, 1803, was opened Be. In the morning, Mr. Hanforth, of thesda chapel, Liverpool, a new and Gatley, introduced the service by commodious place of worship, erect- reading the Scriptures, and by ed by the Independent congregation prayer; and Mr. Bradley, of Man. under the Rev. John Ralph, late of chester, preached from Ps. Ixxxix. Cleck Heaton, Yorkshire. Three 15.--In the afternoon, Mr. Thço, sermons were preached by the Rev. dosius, of New Windsor, near Man, P. S. Charrier, W. Roby, and S. chester, prayed; and Mr. Roby Bradley, of Manchester, from Ps. preached from Ps. cxviii. 29.-A XC. 16. ; Phil. i. 19.; and i Cor. xii. chapel was very much wanted in 27.; Messrs. Johnstone, Davies, this populous village; and there is Sharp, Bruce, and Alexander, en- a pleasing prospect of usefulness.. gaged in prayer in the different ser, vices.

We have the pleasure to hear, A private house was opened for yon, built by the late Rev. Mr.

that the chapel at Teignmouth, Depreaching, in the ancient town of Holmes, of Exeter, is again opened Corfe Castle, on the 20th of January for public worship, after having lasi, by Mr. Banister, of Wareham.

been shut up for a considerable Mr. Sedcole of Swanage, and Mr. time. The people are now favoured Banister, have engaged to preach with a regular minister, the Rev. there alternately, every fortnight.

Mr. Trap; and we hope the great May 5, 1803.-A neat and com. Head of the church will be pleased modious place of worship was open.

to bless his labours in that place of ed at Cross-Street, ncar Manchester. genteel resort.

DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE,

We are very much concerned to and teach in any meeting or assem. learn that an Act of Assembly has bly of negroes, or people of co been passed in Jamaica, which sub. lour," to be “deemed and taken to jects all persons “not qualified ac- be rogues and vagabonds; and cording to the laws” that island, accordingly, such are liable to be and who shall “ presume to preach apprehended and comınitted to the

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