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heretics would endanger her and
her childrens' salyation ;'--for it Singular Providence in prepar- is to be observed, that she had ing a Preacher for the Indians. - joined the Papists in the neighbourEleazer Williams, a youth of about hood where she married. 22 years
who is now under Her grandson Thomas, paid a the tuition of the Rev. Mr. Hale, visit in 1797, when it was proposed of Westhampton, in North America, to him to send one or two of his with a view to the Christian ministry, sons to be educated. In Jan. 1800, is a great-grandson of Eunice Wil he came with two of them, Eleazer liams, who, in the year 1704, when and John, and left them there ; but seven years old, with her father, in 1803, he returned, and said, that the Rev. John Williams, minister unless he took back with him one of Deerfield, Massachusets, and the, or both of his sons, the priest, rest of the family, was taken cap- who was much offended, would extive by the Indians. The rest of communicate their mother. the family were redeemed; but she Eleazer, however, continued ; was obliged to continue among the and has made good progress in Indians, and soon lost her native various branches of knowledge, language. Great efforts were made and is earnestly desirous of devoto redeem her, but in vain; an ting himself to the instruction of over-ruling Providence rendered his fellow-sinners, and especially of them ineffectual, no doubt, for wise the Indian tribes, in the glorious purposes. She was married, in religion of the blessed Redeemer. carly life, to an Indian whose name
He is kindly supported by some was Turroger. She had eight chil. liberal Christians in pursuing ap. dren. One of them, Mary, who propriate studies, to qualify hiin lived to be married, had one son, for the office of a Missionary. viz. Thomas, the father of the We transcribe the postscript of a youth first mentioned.
letter written by him, which fully The Rev. John Williams never expresses his views: ceased to labour, hope, and pray . Will you believe me, Sir, when for the redemption of his daughter I tell you, that wo tong!c can exEunice ; tho' he did not live to reap press the feelings I have for my the fruits of his endeavours. But poor red brethren, who are now after his death, Dr. Williams, his sitting in the region and shadow of son, obtained an interview with death! They know not the God this long-lost dear sister. This who made them; they are ignorant took place in Albany, in 1740. – of the Saviour, who is styied the Eunice, with her husband and chila Way, the Truth, and the Life; but I dren, were then prevailed upon to have this consonation, that the time accompany her brother and others is coming when the glorious gosto Longmeadow, where they spent pel of the blessed God shall sound a week in receiving the attentions in their ears, and that God will and caresses of a crowd of friends, make them willing in the day of who flocked from all the towns in his power to embrace it. It is the vicinity. The scene was singu- earnest prayer, that God would fit lar, striking, and impressive. and enable me, by his grace,
Twice or thrice, after this, she among my brethren according to and her husband renewed their the flesh, and preach to them the visit; and at one-time staid several unsearchable riches of Christ! inonths. Great offers were inade to them if they would stay and
SPAIN. gettle in that country, but Eunice When the Regency of Spain positively refused, offering only took their oaths of office at Cadiz, bis reason :-That living among according to the new constitution,
on the 19th of March last, they being prodaced by Mr. Williams, Mr. placed their hands on the holy Bentham, and Mr. Thomas, the ReGospels, and swore to defend and corder expressed his consent that li. maintain the Catholic, Apostolic,
ceoces should be granted. Roman Religion, without permit- The Annual Meeting of the Benevoting any other in Spain.'
lent Society for the Relief of the
Widows and Children of the Proteste IRELAND.
aut Dissenting Ministers of the counties
of Essex and II ertfordshire, will be at We rejoice to hear, from time
the Sun Inn, at Hitchin, oo Wednesto time, of the increasing zeal of day, the acth of this month (May). A our Hibernian friends, in exterid: sermon in the evening by Mr. Parry, of ing the knowledge of the gospel in Wymondley. Ireland, where in so many places The Annual Meeting of the Somerset "gross darkness cover the people ;' Association is to be held at Broadway, where • the harvest is so plente- near Ilminster, on Werlnesday, the ous, and the labourers 'so fow.'- 27th inst. (May) Mr. Buck to preach A Missionary Fund has been esta- in the morning ; and Mr. Goldiog in blished by the Rer: W. Cooper and the evening. his friends at Plunket Street Chapel,
The Annual Meeting of the Bedin order to aid the various plans of fordshire Union of Christians will be usefulness adopted in the united held on the same day, when Mr. T. P. kingdom. Out of this fund they Bull is expected to preach one of the
sermoRS. have already contributed to the Missionary Society, to the Baptist
RECENT DEATHS. Mission, to the Hibernian Bible Society, to the London Society for
Died March 17, at Taunton, of an the Jews, &c.
inflammation on the lungs, aged oply 29, the Rev. William Heudebourck,
Pastor of the church and congregation . of Protestant Dissenters at Bishop's
Hull, near Taunton..
As the Rev, Mr.Codling of Kimbolton, ers, P, Williams, J. Thomas, and R. was preaching froin Psalm 118, I shall Bentham, made application for licences not die, but live, and declare the works to act as preachers. The former, on of the Lord, The Lord hath chastened producing a certificate of his being ato me sore į but he hath not given me tached to a particular congregatior,
over unto death. Open to me the 100k the several oaths; but the Re: gates of righteousness; I will go into corder objected to the asłmission of the them, and I will praise the Lord, he others, from a deficiency iu the testi- suddenly stopped short, and exclaimed monials of the specific appointments I can't !'- I can't 1.- and immedia which they produced.
ately suuķ down in the pupit, and al. Mr. Cross, on behalf of Mr. P. Wil. most instantly expired. He was only jjams, addressed the Court, and ob- 32 years of age. (Times, April 13.) served that oumerous difficulties have
On the morning of Lord's Day, April lately occurred in obtaining licences, 5, the Rev. J. Bowden, left his house which were riever heard of till the late
at Tooting, Surrý, in his usual health, new construction was put on the Tole
and rode on horse-back to Hammersation Act,
smith, to preach at the chapel of the Mr. Recorder. We are to follow
Rev. Mr. Rafiles. He prayed and afthe rule laid down by the Court of terwards commencert his sermon on King's Bench. Does the applicant James iv.7, Submit yourselves to God." apply merely as a teacher or preacher? He had preached about 20 minutes,
Mr. Cross.-As a person pretending when his countenance was observed to. to holy orders.
changc; his speech faltered, and he I. answer 10 several questions by sunk down in the pulpit, in an apos, The Recorder, Mr. Williams said, ' He plectic fit. He was immediately cons had not been ordained. He has a sepa- veyed to a friend's house, was bled, rate congregation, to which he is ap
spoke a sente:ice or two, then fell into pointed at Kiunerton, although he is
a stuyor, and expired about two o'clock fint particularly confined to one place in the following morning. Mr. B. of worship.
was about 65 years of age. He was a Certificates of distinct appointments truly pious and zealous ministero
anniversary of the geissionary Society.
The Annual Meeting of this Society will, with Divine permission, he held in London, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the 13th, 14th, and 15th days of May. The arrangement of the intended ser. vices is as follows:
SURRY CHAPEL.Wednesday Morning. The Rev. MATTHEW WILKS to preach.
TABERNACLE.— Wednesday Evening. The Rev. John Love, A. M. Minister of Anderston, near Glasgow, to preach.
SILVER STREET.-- Thursday Morning. The Directors, Members and Friends of the Institution will meet at the Rev. Mr. Jones's Chapel, to transact the visual business of the Society. The Report of the Directors for the past year will be read, and the Officers and Directors for the year ensuing will be chosen.
TOTTENHAM COURT CHAPEL. -- Thursday Evening. The Rev. ALEXANDER STEILL, of Wigan, will preach.
St. Bride's CHURCH, FLEET STREET: Friday Morning. The Rev. EARLE Gilbec, D. D. Rector of Barby, in Northamptonshire, will preach.
The Members will meet at the Committee Room, Sion Chapel, at Four in the afternoon, on the business of the Society.
Sion CHAPEL.-- Friday Evening. The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be adıninistered to the Members and Friends of the Society, who are Stated Communicants with a Christian Church, of whatever denomination, maintaining evangelical principles; who inust produce Tickets of Admission signed by their respective ministers. Strict attention will be paid to this necessary regulation, to prevent the admission of improper persons, and to secure that solemnity of behaviour wbich is necessary to the due celebration of this sacred ordinance.
TONBRIDGE CHAPEL, SOMERS' Town.--As a far greater number of persons have lately sought admittance at Sion Chapel thau could comfortably be accommodated, the Directors have resolved (by way of experiment, for this year) that the Lord's Supper shall be adıninistered at Tonbridge Chapel also, at the same hour. A limited number of Tickets, adapted to the size of the place, will be issued ; and no persons admitted, except into the galleries, without them.
All the morning services will commence at Half.past Ten ; and the evening services at Six.
A COLLECTION, for the benefit of the Society, will be made at the close of each service; and as the Society have been under the necessity of ex. peudias, during the last ycar, about Two Thousand Five Hundred Pounds inore than their income, it is earnestly hoped that the liberality of British Christians will be eager to supply the deficiency, and enable the Directors not only to support the present missions, but greatly to increase them.
A Collection of Hymns adapted to Missionary Occasions, both in town and country, may be had at the Publishers of this Magazino, or at the doors of the chapels, price Sixpence.
Tickets for the Cornmanion may be had of the Rev. Mr. Tracy, No. 4, Bartlett's Buildings, ou Friday, May the 8th, and on the following day, or on Sunday the ioth, of the Ministers connected with this Society ;-ant by Ministers from tbe country, iu the vestries of the public incetings, ou Wednesday and Thursday.
DR. VANDERKEMP. The Directors, Subscribers and Friends of the Missionary Society, desirous of paying a public tribute of respect to the memory of the late Rev. Dr, Vanderkemp, their excellent and useful Missionary in South Africa, assembled on Thursday morning, March 26, at Surry Chapel ; wben the Rev. R. Hill read saitable portions of Scripture, the Řev.Jono Towosend prayed, the Rev. A. Waugh preached an adıni. rable scrinon, adapted to the viournful occasion, on 2 Timn.iv. 7, I have finished iny course;' and the Rev. Mr. Steinkopff concluded the solemn service by prayer.--We are sorry that the sermon is not printed; but the character and outlines of the life of the truly apostolic Vanderkemp are How before the public, in the Memoir published by order of the Directors.
ADDRESS. The Directors of the Missionary Society once more earnestly irrite their constituents, the subscribers,' Friends to the Society,' to favour them with their presence at the next Annual Meeting Could they ulter this call in a manner cqual to their wishes, it sliould be heard to the utmost shores of the British istes, and should inspire in every minister, in every Christian, an ardent desire to come up and assist in the consultations and devotions which have for their object the diffusion of the knowledge of Christ, whose dear namc awakes to rapture every holy heart throughout the universe.
The London Directors are aware that it may be thought they feel pone of the hindrances which prevent their country friends from attending. But while they are thankful for the superior opportunities which they enjoy of sharing in the labours and pleasures of a Society which lies near their hearts, the present address is dictated by a Director, who resides nearly a hundred miles from London, and who can therefore enter into the feelings of his country brethren. Some churches contribute annually to replenish the funds of the Society, which are annually exhausted by the denands of old missions and the establishment of new ones. But it is much to be regretted that so many congregations have not yet adopted this most excellent custom. It is calculated that one single county furnishes a third of the whole suin contributed by all tho counties of the Britisn isles; vét those churches which make an annual collection, find that the season is looked forward to with eager desire, and is the most pleasant and protitable in the whole year. The pastor is delighted with fresh discoveries of the power of religion in his congregation ; and the flock is pleased and animated with his grateful acknowledgements of their devotedoess to the cause of Christ. Let pone refuse to furnish annual contributions, becaose the sum would be small; for it would perhaps increase every year ; and sanall annual collections from every congregation in the kingdom would enable the Missionary Society to establish new missions. But without this it will soon be necessary to confine itself to those already established, and lcare all the rest of the heathen world unrelieved.
The ministers who regularly attend the Annual Meetings of the Society, find great edification and delight; and return to their respective charges with new animation. For this, some who can but ill afford it, submit to the expence of a journey to London ; but as some are compelled to forego. this pleasure, it is much to be wished that thic churches would defray their minister's traveling expences.
Tag genuine philanthropy which was displayed by our blessed Rem deemer and his Apostles, and which is also the genuine result of Chrism tian principles, was happily revived at the formation of the Missionary ! Society, when Christians of various denominations, inspired with an ardent desire for the salvation of the perishing Heathen, united their exer.. tions, to communicate to them the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
The Christian zoal which then burst forth, has led to the formation of various institutions for the diffusion of the gospel, both at home and abroad: but in no jostance has its influence been more remarkably felt than in the formation and extension of the British and Foreign Bible Society. Here Christians discover common ground upon which they may meet and act in concert with each other, to promote the interests of their Redeemer's kingdom, without sacrificing any principle which they may deem of iniportance. Auxiliary Bible Societies, by means of Sub-committees, visit the habitations of the poor, and obtain an accurate know- ; ledge of the state of that class of society with regard to their want of the holy Scriptures.
Their enquiries have ascertained, that, notwithstanding the apparent plenty of Bibles in this kingdom, many thousands of families are destiLute of the word of eternal life. Means have been taken to supply thein with it, either gratuitously, or, which is in general preferable, by sale at: very low prices; and, in the latter case, they are sometimes paid for by smail weekly instalıents. By these means, we trust, the time will shortly arrive wheo every poor family will be in possession of that invaluable treasure, a Bible.
In addition to those noticed in our Magazines for January and February last, we have been informed of the following Auxiliary Societies which have been recently instituted; viz. at Halifax, York, Knares. borough and Harrowgate, Scarborough, Burlington, Darlington, Dundee, Leith, Glasgow, Cold field, Sutton Coldfield, Derby, Stafford, Chesterfield, Tewkesbury, Bath, North Cornwall (at Launceston), Maideulread, Hert. ' ford, Saffron Walden, Chelmsford, Blackheath, and one composed of La. dies, at Westminster. Several of the above have Branch Sicielies upon an extensive scale, and others have Bille Associutions, or Penny Societies, connected with them. They all embrace Churchinen and Dissenters, co-operating in the management of their concerus, and are under the immediate patronage of persons of the first respectability in the Brisish em..? pire.-While we rejoice in the opportunity of giving this information, we would earnestly entreat our readers to consider, whether associations somewhat similar to the above might not be forined iv aid of the MissionARY Society? The order of time in which providence raised up the two Societies, is highly instructive. Missionary Societies must always precede Bible Societies. It is by means of Missionaries first sent into all lands, that the Bible must be translated into all languages. Without the living voice of the preachers of the gospel, the Bibles sent into beathen countries will lie there as dead lumber, exciting no attention, and ineeting nu disposition to read them ; - nor is it less necessary that Missionaries should, by their preaching, give the clue to the uuderstanding of the Scriptures; for it is the preuching of the Cross, not the mere reading of the Bible, which is made the wisdom and the power of God, and by which he has ordaiped to save them that believe. “This is proved also by pre. sent facts, and hy an instructive occurrence recorded in the Scriptures. Are there not towns and villages, and rural parts of this kingdom, where there are many readers who possess Bibles, wbich lie neglected on their shelves, and are sealed books, for want of one of those preachers of the gospel, who are employed by the Lamb to loose the seals, to open the book, to cry. Come and sce, and to pour the light of the Scripture upon the mind ? It is only where the gospel is preached that men read their Bibles to profit: and is not this taughi us in the history of the Bibic iistit? Suppose a Bible Society to bave put the Scriptures into the hauds of the . Ethiopian Eunuch :--
se lioy inefcctual this is without a Missionary!