Imatges de pÓgina

“A supply of Els'i Bibles, Prayer- ciety ; for, in my opinion, their trider Books, and any otler usetul books, wouid ring life and Christianity, are totally ing be of the graiest benefit to us."

consistent with each other. I dever heard Arpendix, No. 2, is taken from of a wanderiag Christian nation. the Christian Observer.vol.1.p. 329.

“ This benevolent and obliging nobleAppendix No. 4, contains thoughts man was too sigations not to discern this. concerning a mission 10 Astruan, by who allowed him to give us an open leto the Rev. Henry Brunton, who, as appears from the next article in the ap- them to arford us protection and assistance;

ter to governors, &c. &c. &c. requiring pendix, has to a considerable degree, and promised to further any plan for prosucceeded in carrying into execu- moting our object. tion his own suggestions. The ac- “We accordingly travelled by the way count of his success is contained in of Moscow, Sarepta, Astracan, &c. &c. a letter from that gentleman, dated above 3000 versts; and at last fixed on Corass, Beshasaw, near Geoighi- the place where we now are. It is withia eusk, January 27, 1803; an ab

a few days journey of Persia and Bokkaria, stract of which may not be unas

and within 50 miles of Turkey.

“ After proceeding thus far, I thought cepłable to our readers.

it adviseable to write to the nobleman “ I have met with a degree of prospe- who had been so ohliging, to see whether rity in my undertaking, that makes me it might be possible for us to obtain the atraid. Providence has enabled me to do privileges that we conceived to be necess vore than ever I meditated. We have sary for the execution of our plan. Withfixed ourselves in a village which separates out liberty to ransom the slaves of the the Tartars from the Cabordians, who people around us (particularly those of inhabit a great part of Caucasus. Most of them who might become Christians) and these are Mahometans; but they have land for those to settle'on who might been lately converted, and, on that ac. embrace our opinions, and seeurity for court, are considered to be less tenacicus thein against the outrages of their biçot. of their religion than the Tartars. ted countrymen, 2 saw no way in wich

"The place in which we have seitled, we could hope for success. is on the frontier of the Russian einpire ; “ I ventured therefore to propose seve. but properly in the Circassian country. ral articles, to which I wished to procure

“ We do not conceive that we are in the sanction of the Emperor, and which I much danger, as the people behave to us conceived to be suicient to lay a foundain a fricudly way. The place is healthy. tion for the liberty and safety of all who I never had betier health anywhere. might embrace the Gospel within 500

“ Mv plan for attempting the conver. versts of us. To all which the Emperor sion of the Tartars and other nations, si- has agreed, and has ordered land io bo tuated between Europe and India, has al- given us when we inay want ir. ways been to form an academy for edu- “ It is impossible to express how much caiing youths, in some central situation

we are obliged to the Russians. where protection might be found ; that “ Although I doubt not the Society for those of them who should appear most Missions to Africa and the East have ala pious, sensible, and zealous, might go ready sullicient engagements, yet may ! into their native countries and preach not venture to ask, Whether they might the Gospel. I proposed to ransom them not ransom a few Tartar youths ? Should for this purpose, as I dreaded lest those any of them prove pious, they mighe ato who are free could not be procured. terwards do much in propagating the gos.

" I have alrcady informed you of my pel. I humbly conceive that I conid being introduced to a nobleinan, io whom teach them any language that you would I owe inuch, who is one of the Emperor's wish them to be taught. I should take principal ministers. To him I endeavour. care especially to teach them the Persiaa ed to explain the plan that I had meditat- laugunge. You cannot conceive the reed, and to show him, that the conversion spect and ariention that a Tartar or Cir. of the Tatars to Christianity, would be cassian would meet with, who understood highly favourable to their condition ; as the Arabic, Turkish, Persian, and Tartas it would lead them to cultivate the soil, languages w 11. Should I die, there would and forin ainons themselves such rela: be others of my associates to take care of tions and inst.utions as bind civilized so. them.”


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Roman Catholic, has avowed, in

the face of the sun, his contempt Sept. sth. 1803 The Associate for all religion, and wishes to es.

Synod (or General Assembly of tablish an uncontrouled jurisdiction Burgher Seceder ) met at Edin. over the consciences, as well as burghi, and agreed that the tel, the bodies of men. lowing Address should be read

To provide for those of his own from the Pulpit by all the Mic housebold, and by consequence to nisters under their inspection, on the third or fourth Subbath of religion enjoins upon every man who

defend them, is a duty which our September: which was done ac

prote: es ir.

A nation is a society cordingly.

of families, united for mutual se. Dearly beloved Brethren, curity and comfort. It is, thereIn the course of divine Provi- fore, not less incumbent upon us as dence, these kingdoms are again in- Christians than as men, to join to. volved in the calamities of war, and gether for the detence of our counare contending for their exi tence try, and of those manifold privi. against that ambitious and over- leges, civil and religious, which a grown power which has subdued free constitution has transmitted or humbled the other nations of through past generations, in a de. Europe. We deem it fit, in the gree of unrivalled excellence. exercise of our pastoral care, to call The country, which is now in on you to consider seriously the im- danger, is endcared to us as the land portant duties, which you are re- of our nativity, and the depository quired by this awful dispensation of the athies of our fathers and our to perform. Under this impression, kindred. It is allowed by the or. we have resolved to enbrace an dinances of our God, ayd is beconie early opportunity of assembling venerable in our eyes, as the place with our several congregations, iu in which we have received spiritual humble ourselves before God, to blessings, the earnest and företaste supplicate his mercy, to deprecate of the happiness of Feaven. Bie. impending judgments, and to be. thren, could you endure to behold seech hin, that he would speedily such a country invaded and laid de. turn war into peace to the ends of solate by the insulting foe, whilst the earth.

you possess the means of repelling Brethren, our enemy, while he the aggression ? -- A3 Dissenters, is practised in all the arts of cruelry you enjoy the most valuable priviand deceit, is daring in enterprise, leges, under the mild and equitable brave and skilful in war ; and the law of toleration. And are you not iron despotism of his government ready to testify your gratitude, by favours him in the secrecy of his contributing to the defence of that designs, and the suddenness of their excellent government, by which execution. Envious of our pror. they are secured? It is known to perity, and regarding us with ma- many of you, that your fathers in lignant jealousy, as ihe chief obsta- the secession-church distinguished fle to his scheme of aggrindisement themselves, in a former national and dominion, he comes to over- struggle, by their loyalty and their ihrow our coustitution, to destroy Couage; and we trust that you our commerce, to plunder our will convince the world, that you wealth, and to reduce us to a stule are worthy to inherit their name, of abject dependence on his impe. and to occupy their post of honour. rious will. In the ruin of our civil We exhort and beseech you to privileges, our religion, which is stand fast in the evil day; to acquit deurer to ins than them all, would yourselves like men, and to be be involved; for tlus man, by turns strong. Expect not, that in an, 2 Infidel, a Ialomitan, and a swer to your prayers for protection



AUG. 3.

and deliverance, miracles will be earth be removed, and though the wrought :-it is your duty, in huma mountains be carried into the midst ble dependence on the Almighty, of the sea; though the waters there. to employ the human means of de- of roar, and be troubled; though fence with which you are provided, the mountains shake with the swell. and to look for his blessing on your ing thereof. There is a river, the vigorous exertions.

And never

streams whereof shall make glad were men called upon to think more the city of God, the holy place of seriously on the deep stake which the tabernacle of the Most High. depends on the issue of the contest. God is in the midst of her, the shall We must shield froin destruction not be moved ; God shall help tier, that venerable fabric which our and that right early." fathers framed by their wisdom, and

Signed by our appointment, in cemented with their blood. We

our name and our presence, by must even struggle for our exist.

DONALD FRASER, Moderator, ence as a nation, and as individuals against a foe, whose progress has been hithertó marked with murder tist Church was forined at Luion,

A new particular Bape and desolation. Interest, Patriotism, Bedfordshire, by thirty-nine who Religion, command us to resist, even

have withdrawn from the old con. unto blood, in this mighty conflict. Are you resolved to obey this gregation of that denomination in

the command ? Let the fear of God,

same place. On the oth a and confidence in his protection, three public services. Mr. Slcap

new meeting-house was opened by give solemnity to this resolution. of Chesham, preached from Exod. Lite is not to be exposed, nor assaulted, with light' or frivolous from Ps. cxxii. 7.; and Mr. Hunt

XX. 24. ; Mr. Button, of London, feelings. In every age, the most devout inen have been the bravest (from Ridgemont) delivered a lec. soldiers; and stiil, “the people of St Albai's ; lidge, of London ;

ture in the evening: Messrs Harris, that know their God will be strong, Grocer, of Watford; and Finney, and do exploits." The faith of (of the Westjean connexion) eller the gospel, and the hope of im. mortality, will inspire you with in gaged in prayer and other parts of

the service, vincible courage, and prepare you for the worst. Then,“ if you live, The sixth annual meeting of the you will live unto the Lord ; if you Evangelical Society for spreading die, you will die unto the Lord ; the gospel by an itinerant ministry and, whether living or dying, you in the villages of the four northern will be the Lord's."

counties, was held at Rreth, August Finally, Brethren, let us trust in 9th-uth. On the evening of the the Lord our God, and continue 9th, Mr. Graham preached from incessant in prayer. His perfections Heb. vi. 18.; and 'Mr. Carnson, and his promises assure us of what from Psalm xi, 2, and concluded. he is able and willing to do for Aug. 10, in the morning, Mr. Rusthose who rely on his inercy and his ton preached from Rev. ii. 29.; power; and the frequent interposic and in the evening, Mr. Kay from tions of his providence, in behalf of Isai. liii. i. ; and Mr. C. Whittield our country, encourage us to hope, from Luke xv.7.

The members that he will yet stictch out his árın of this Society met in Mr. Cook's for our salyation. “Our fathers vestry, Aug. 10; when Mr. Gra. trusted in God; they trusted, and ham was requested to continue his he did deliver them. They cried labours four months longer in the unto him, and were delivered : same places, with liberty to settle a they trusted in him, and were not congregational church in a central confounded." Let their children situation. The next meeting to be at say," God is our refuge and strength, Kendal, the second Wednesday in a very present help in trouble; Aug. 1804; Mr. Hill and Mr. therefore will not we fear, tho' the Berry to preach,



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Sept. 2.' A large room was season, but generally terminate in opened for preaching the gospel, at disgrace and death. Bishop tone, near Salisbury, which had been fitted up at the expence.

Srpt.6th. The Independent mia of a private gentleman. Mr. Ro.

nisters of Glói estershire, and others, berts (from Mr. Saitery's church)

met in association at Uley. preached from Ps. Ixxiv. 22. The double lecture was preacher in the service was well attended, though morning, Mr. Hyatt, of Frome, the gospel has been very lately in

from Isa. vi. 13.; and Mr. Lowell, troduced into this dark village.

of Bristol, from Rev.ji..7. Theaf

ternoon wiscmployer in settling the Saturday, Sept. 3,

business of the association and miscuted at Carlisle, Hatfield, the no.

sion : and particularly of the Indetorious impostor and svindler. He pendent Benevolent Society, which was born at Mortram, in Cheshire, lozis now in the funds about 3 201. in the year 1959. te married a

for the aid of the widows and nr. lady of good fainily ; but

phans of ministers. Anevening lec. squandered away her fortune, and

ture was preached by Mr Browning, leit her, with three children, to de: of Bristol, from Rom. v. 8.; Mr. pend on the precarious charity of Sabine, minister of the place, closed her relations." He afterwards tra

the services of the day in prayer. velled in Ireland and America. In The next association will be holden 1792 lie figured away in Scarboro's, at Tewksbury, in the spring of 1804. pretending to great connections; but was arrested for debt, and confined

Sept. 7th, was opened a eight years; when a lady (his for meeting-house at West Conues, in the mer wite being dead), took him Isle of Wight ; Mr. Davies (a stufrom prison, and gave him her hand

dent at Gosport) introduced the in marriage. After this, he en- service in the morning by prayer tered into partnership with some

and reading.; Mr. Winter, of News merchants, got a clergyman to ac

port, also prayed; Mr. Cox, of cept his drafts, to a great amount, Fareham, preached ; Mr. Hopkins and made a splendid appearance in concluded. The evening service London; he even proceeded to

was begun by Mr. Murrell, of Lycanvas the borough of Queenbo. mingto; Mr. R. Adams, of Win. rough as a candidate, previous 10

chester, prayed; Mr. Bennet, of the last general election, Being Rumsey, preached; Mr. Frey (a obliged to retire from the indig- converted Jew) concluded. 'The nation of his creditors, he soon after

prospects in this place are very en. appeared under the assumed name of Colonel Hope, in the north of numbers to hear the gospel. Mr.

couraging ; people flock in great England, where he married Mary Styles, who, under God, was the of Buttermiere. He was, however,

means of introducing a stated mic soon suspected, and once obliged to decamp; but at length wistry here, has engaged to labour was apprehended, tried for forgery, and has made the forfeit SEPT. 8. Mr. D. Trotman, late of his life to the justice of his a student at Bristol, was ordained country.

pastor of the Baprist We cannot observe the abuse of Teruksbury, in Gloucestershire. Mr. talent and address for such infa- H. Williams, of Cheltenham, be. mous purposes without a sigh, la- gan the service, with reading and. menting the prostitution of abilities, prayer; Mr. L. Butterworth, dewhich, under the direction of grace, livered the discourse, and after Mr. might have rendered the possessor Trotman's confession of faith, prayed respectable and useful. His awful the ordination prayer ; Dr. Ryland end, however, like that of similar gave the charge from Eph. iv. 15. ; adventurers, should deter young Mr. Morgan, of Birmingham, men of spirit and enterprize from preached to the people from Rom. those temporary decepcions, which XV. 29. ; and Mr. Osborne, of Wor. may dazzle and succeed for a short cester, closed in prayer.



on Tuesday the 5th of Sept. ap.

pointed on the King's guard; but While the dependence of Bri: being kept back by his oificer, ca tons should rest alone on the Lord

that day and the next, on account of Hosts, it is matter of thankful of some little imperfections in his ness that our means of defence are

dress, he retired to his chamber, so ample. The regular force in our and shot himself with a horse-pisisland is said to be not less than

tol. His head was nearly taken oft'; 100,000 men; the militia nearly the and a large fragment of his skull

, same number, and the volunteers driven through the window, was full half a million : but, what is still picked up in the street by a boy. better, we trust there are more than

Such is the pride and the sorrow of 100,000 praying Christians ! and

the world, which work death! we are sure that “the chectual fervent prayer of a righteous man AUG. 23. Being exactly seven availeth much." The 19th uli. years since he first :ddressed that was observed by many congregae people, the Rev.W. Cooper preach. tions, both in town and country, eil to a considerable number of Jews as a day of prayer and humiliation. and a very crowded auditory at Sion But this observance was certainly Chapel, from Isa. ix. 16. ^ For less general than it would have the leaders of this people cause teen, on account of government them to err; and they that are led of having a few days before this oc. them are destroyed.” After an curred, issued a proclamation for a introduction, calculated to engage general national fast to be observed their serious and candid attention, the igth instant; which we hope will be shewed, that in many lamentable be particularly attended to by serious instances, this people liad been fdChristians of every denomination. tally misled, and therefrom exhorta

By a late act of parliament, it is ed them to " cease from man,” and made a punishable offence to con

to earch their own scriptures for ceal the birth of a child.

in con

themselves. He then endeavoured sequence of this wise and salutary to shew them that their leaders still law, several women have already

cause them to err, by exhibiting a been convicted and sentenced to concise but comprehensive sketch two years imprisonment. Thus,

of the evidences for Christianity, while the cruel destroyers of their and the divine authority of the New bastard offspring may escape the pu

Testament; with distinct answers nishment of death, due to murder. to the principal objections made to ers; and which, through a studied both, by Jews and infidels. In the secrecy, can seldom be brought close of the discourse, they were home to them, the legislature Biasdirected to look forward to a period judiciously contrived that they may

when their nation will be converted, be put to shame, and that their im- and the Jews brought into the

Christian told, together with the prisonnent may operate as a warn. ing against the same crimes in other fulness of the Gentiles. females.

The congregation at Edmonton It is much to the disgrace of a being considerably increased since Christian country, and in


the settlement of Mr. Fowler, the proof ot growing unguulines, thut chapel has been enlarged, and was instances of suicide are so frequent re-opened for public worship, Sept. among us.

Almost every weck, zih. In the morning a sennion was, the public prints intorm is of some preached by Mr. Gulnih, of Portsuch melancholy events. Among sea, from Isa ix. 7. ; and another others, one took place iutely in Love in the evening, by Mr John Cooke, don, in the person of a German by of Maidenhead, from Ps.cxviii. 25. birth, of excellent parents, and by The services of the day were opened profession a linner. Having en- by Mr. Williams, of Stepney tered into the life-guards about a Messrs. Thomas, of Enfield; Gould year ago, he way, for the first time, and Collison engaged in prayer.

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