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“Immediately on its being known meet with greater publicity and pointedthat he was in Preston, Mr. Rendell ness the astounding slanders which had called a meeting of the friends of the been uttered against the personal charchurch, and after explaining to them acter of Swedenborg, and the vile misthe character and purpose of the man, representations which had been propastated that it was not his intention gated concerning the marriage relation to be present at any of his meetings, as taught in his writings. For this and strongly recommended that all purpose two lectures were delivered at friends of the church should remain the Theatre. These were kindly underaway. Still some seem not to have taken by the Rev. Mr. Smithson, on been capable of resisting the temptation. “Swedenborg,' and the Rev. Mr. WoodAmong these was Mr. Foster, who on man, on · Marriage.' Mr. Smithson was two or three nights was induced to selected for the former subject, because attempt some explanation; but of course he is the editor of documents relating nothing was likely to be received as to Swedenborg's history; and Mr. Woodsatisfactory statements by an audience man for the latter, because he knew which had been goaded by the basest something of Mr. Brindley's tactics from insinuations into the most rude and previous interviews with him on the boisterous conduct. Mr. Foster's attempt matter. Both were treated with great may not have been without its use,

power and tact.

A small charge was though most of the more experienced made for admission, the proceeds of friends would have preferred, under which, amounting to five pounds, were such circumstances, a suffering in given to the relief fund for the distressed silence. As may be supposed, con- operatives. The attendance on the first siderable excitement was produced, and night was about 250, and on the second it was generally felt that something about 400. The main points of both should be done to stay the unfavourable these lectures were listened to with judgments that were going abroad, and unexpected attention ; but the second, arrest the prejudices that were being which lasted for upwards of two evoked. To this end, Mr. Rendell began hours, with occasional interruptions, by delivering two lectures, one on the was brought to a close by a rude “Divinity of the Word,” and the other clamour raised by a few youths in the on the “ Doctrine of Life.” The Creed gallery. The Theatre was felt to be a of the New Church was extensively place wherein such conduct might be posted on the walls of the town, with an indulged with impunity. We learn additional article concerning Marriage, that these lectures were satisfactory to and some other explanatory matters. several, and that their general tendency Two thousand copies of an eight-page has been to cause a suspension of judgtract, entitled“ Advice of the New Church ment, and in some cases a reversion of to Families,” were published, and largely the unfavourable impression which had circulated in envelopes to all the clergy been made. and a considerable number of the respec- “ Advantage was taken of the Rev. table inhabitants. This tract contains Mr. Hyde's being in Lancashire, to inforty-four precepts, all having reference vite him to deliver his admirable lecture to life, and breathing a regenerating on “The Word.” He kindly accepted spirit. It also contained the Creed of the invitation, and great pleasure was the New Church, Swedenborg's Rules experienced at its delivery by a large of Life, with an advertisement, stating congregation. In all the bills which that the sentiments of the tract were have been published, and the lectures constantly taught in the Preston New which have been delivered on this Church. This, with at least 3,000 tracts matter, Brindley's name has not been of various sorts, from the Manchester mentioned. It was felt that the public list, were distributed at the doors during would well understand our meaning by our opponent's lectures. Mr. Rendell the nature of the subjects that were delivered eight more lectures in the announced, and that any reference to church, all bearing upon the subjects him would have interfered with the which had been so shamelessly mis- dignity and seriousness of the purpose represented. All were well attended; we had in view. Upon the whole, though most of them were crowded.

the matter has been a considerable trial, " It was, bowever, felt necessary to we are assured that it has not shaken word and pen, in the holy cause of the On Sunday the 13th of July, we were New Jerusalem.

the attachment of any of our friends; favoured with a visit to Chatteris by on the contrary, it has served to unite the Rev. J. H. Smithson, of Manchester. them more closely, and induced them to Our kind friends Mr. Lyon and Mr. read more earnestly; and we have little Payten met him on the Saturday afterdoubt that, under the Divine Provi- noon at the station, and accompanied dence, this dispensation of slander, will him into the town. By these two friends in the process of time prove to be useful he was also kindly entertained during to the church.

“R.” his stay. Owing to a letter addressed

from Manchester to Mr. Lyon not havTRACT FOR THE TIMES.

ing been received at the proper time, 28, Richmond-villas, Barnsbury, N. on account of Mr. Lyon's absence from

September 9th, 1862. home, previous notice could not be given To the Editor.

of Mr. Smithson's visit. My dear Sir,-As the church in many Two discourses, morning and evening, parts of the country is being assailed were preached in their neat and comunscrupulously, especially in relation to modious chapel. The attendance was the purity of its doctrines in reference good, and the audience seemed much to life, and especially to marriage life, pleased with the instruction opened from our Missionary Committee desired me the Divine Word for the edification of to prepare a Tract which would be suit- their minds. After the evening service able for giving away or lending to those the Holy Supper was administered to who may be interested and desire to about twenty communicants; the first know the real sentiments of the church time the holy ordinance had been adon these subjects. This I have done; ministered since the chapel was opened. and the committee have brought it out All seemed to feel that “this was a feast at the low charge of one penny, in the of love, a union with the Lord;" and we hope that it may be extensively circu- are quite certain that the communion lated. If the enemies of the church and brotherhood of the members were excite attention, and this Tract in the thereby strengthened and confirmed. first place gives brief but satisfactory The society enjoys the able services information, and then the reader is of Mr. Payten, jun., who from his early incited to peruse Swedenborg himself, youth has been extremely delighted with much good will be done.

the study of the New Church doctrines, If the members of the church every- and who is greatly esteemed by the where will attend to the dissemination brethren at Chatteris. of this little friend with zeal, my object On Tuesday evening, Mr. Smithson in writing to them through you will delivered a lecture on "The Nature of have been accomplished.

the Life after Death," in which the audiYours affectionately and truly, ence appeared to take much interest.

J. BAYLEY. Tracts were also distributed, especially P.S.-Mycorrespondence is so con- to strangers. On the following morning siderable on church business that I am the lecturer took his departure from the constrained to mention that, in all letters dear friends at Chatteris, and went to of inquiry on church business, it would London, with the intention, after a few be pleasant to see a stamped envelope days, of proceeding on his mission to for reply.

J. B. Jersey.

MR. SMITHSON'S MISSIONARY VISIT TO MR. SMITHSON'S VISIT TO JERSEY.

CHATTERIS AND TO JERSEY. To the Secretary of the National MisThe church in Peter-street, Man- sionary and Tract Society. chester, having for several weeks been Dear Sir,—The brethren here were closed for repairs, it was thought to be last week agreeably surprised by the a good opportunity for the minister, the intelligence that the “ National” had Rev. J. H. Smithson, under the auspices commissioned the Rev. J. H. Smithson of the National Missionary Society, to to pay us a missionary visit. They had undertake a missionary excursion to long been desirous of seeing, hearing, Chatteris in Cambridgeshire, and also and holding sweet converse with the to Jersey. We have received the fol- rev. gentleman, whom they all knew as lowing report of this visit, which we a zealous and earnest labourer, both by subjoin.

Having previously received from him And now, my dear Sir, having thus a programme of operations, we set the given you a brief sketch of our dear press to work, and, by Saturday after- friend Mr. Smithson's labours among us, noon, the 26th of July, the day of his permit me, as I am about to emigrate to arrival, a goodly number of bills had the colony of Canada West, to bid you, been distributed in town and country, and all the dear friends and brethren to announcing the fact, as also the subjects whom I am personally known, a Chrisof his lectures. It is needless to say tian farewell! With those to whom I am that he was heartily welcomed by our not thus known, I nevertheless desire to little society.

hold spiritual communion, having for a On Sunday morning, the 27th, he bond of union the spiritual affection of preached in the temple to a goodly truth. To the Editor of the Intellectual number of hearers, an admirable dis- Repository I beg to tender my best thanks course on Isaiah lii. 11, in which he for the kindness with which he has inclearly and impressively pointed out the serted my communications. I trust, when magnitude and danger of the evil of the the waves of the broad Atlantic are interlove of dominion, arising from the love posed between us, to hear of the welfare of self. In the evening he addressed a of the church in Europe; and I now put still more numerous congregation from up my humble prayer to the Lord that John xii. 3, in which he beautifully illus- He may render me more useful in my trated the character of Mary, as repre

transatlantic home than I have been able senting the affection of truth. He was to be in Europe! Farewell! on both occasions listened to with pro

F. E. DU CHEMIN, late found attention.

Secretary to the Jersey New Church The ensuing week being devoted to

Missionary Association. the prize meeting of our local Rifle Association, may probably account for

SCOTLAND. the audience not being quite so large The Annual Assembly of the New on Tuesday evening, when our friend Church in Scotland was held this year delivered an interesting lecture on “The at Edinburgh, in the society's place of Life after Death." Still it was tolerably worship, Infirmary-street, on Friday, numerous, and consisted of most respect- September 5th. Several friends from able and evidently appreciative hearers, Glasgow, Paisley, and Alloa, were prewho appeared to drink in every word sent, though much fewer in numbers that fell from the speaker's lips. than is usual on these occasions.

On the Wednesday evening, the rev. After tea, during which the friends gentleman delivered, by request, a lec- engaged in conversation, the meeting ture on “ Luther, Wesley, and Sweden- was opened by singing and prayer. borg.” The audience, though not nu- Mr. Adams, from Glasgow, introduced merous, were intensely attentive, and and spoke on “The Retrospective and seemed to apprehend what the lecturer Prospective Aspects of the Church," endeavoured to inculcate, namely, that with especial reference to the New Swedenborg's mission was to solve the Church, and was followed on the same numerous and interesting problems re- subject by Mr. Allan Drysdale, from specting the Creator, the creature, and Alloa, who spoke in his usual clear and their mutual relations, which had been effective manner. Mr. Adam Haworth, left unsolved by Luther and Wesley. from Paisley, introduced the subject of

This missionary effort will, I doubt not, “ The best means of disseminating the be productive of happy results. It has doctrines,” and in the course of his kept alive the spirit of inquiry excited address related several instructive inciby means of former missions, and thus, dents connected with the introduction by the Lord's blessing, it will still further by him of the doctrines to strangers. enlarge the boundaries of our Zion, until Mr. E. Craigie addressed the meeting the time arrive when we shall exultingly on the same subject in a few most sing—

earnest and appropriate remarks. After “Give us room, that we may dwell!

a brief interval allowed for the friends Zion's children cry aloud;

to engage in conversation, Mr. H. See their numbers, how they swell, Cameron addressed the meeting, his

How they gather as a cloud !
Go, and tell the blissful story;

subject being “Three aspects in which 'Tis the day of Zion's glory!

Swedenborg is viewed by his readers."

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September 9th, 1862. To the Editor.

HE BENEVOLENT. My dear Sir,-As the church in many parts of the country is being assailed

1,- Edward Cartmell was unscrupulously, especially in relation t

f, and for several years the the purity of its doctrines in referer

of the Carlisle society of the New to life, and especially to marriage

.ch, which duty, together with that our Missionary Committee desire

colporteur, he fulfilled until illness to prepare a Tract which would

and the infirmities of age prevented him; able for giving away or lending

but even whilst he did so,

the society was who may be interested and and unable to afford him any material aid, know the real sentiments of est in and it was imperative that relief should on these subjects. This at those be had from the “Board of Guardians," and the committee have

a matter of great pain to a worthy and at the low charge of on

sensitive man. But the loss of his hope that it may be lated. If the enem

d sing that daughter was the loss also of this pit

sent to her tance, for it was by her exertions and excite attention, av first place gives information, and

emporeetti baing adopted, the of his own. The Lord called her hence

uur dhe baneral Conference. domestic aid that he could have a horne incited to peru much good w

ridunware made a committee unable to live alone. He had a married

dus sou name, together with in youth, leaving the old man quite If the mer where will of this litt

daru up But Mr. Smithson hav- daughter, however, whose husband is a

10 pour home, requested Mr. bricklayer, with a family of three chilin writin

engaged on another father for the remainder of his days,

med man to take his place ; and Mr. dren; they have kindly taken their aged have be Your

mamistee, and considering that as I though in winter work is very uncertain, samo attention to the subject, asked hard upon them all. A more worthy,

had moved the address, I had paid and such an arrangement may prove side con

Edward Cartmell you may not easily what I thought it should be. I there man--and with al a poorer one-than

me to give the committee an outline of well-read, and intelligent New Church. fore sketched the address, which was

As he is not able to do any of be placed in Mr. Woodman's hands, who, meet with.

to make this appeal, and shall be glad f

with the president, made some valuable kind of work, I venture on his behalf alterations and additions. It was sub

to receive postage stamps or any other sequently laid before the Conference, when it was further considered and form of assistance for him, which any

Thus it happened that those friend, whom the Lord hath blessed who you inadvertently say prepared the with “the will and the way,” may kindly

forward. He is well known to the Revs. address had no hand in its production. that it would be a good rule—which I sir, faithfully yours, I take this opportunity of suggesting Bayley, Rendell, and Woodman.--I am,

ROBERT CATCHESIDE. think all will admit-for the Conference

the mover of any proposition to

member of the committee for A SUGGESTION TO DEACONS AND to it out. In this instance it did

CHURCHWARDENS. carryiDE

to me at the time—nor appa- To the Editor. to any one else that I ouhgt to Dear Sir,-Early in June the followbeen on that committee.--Very ing copy of a circular was issued to

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new and simple ducing the plan to others, and all will at wards the sup- least have the opportunity of subscribing "e been more towards the ministerial and other exsertion of penses attendant on worship, if even 'urches, only to the extent of the 'widow's mite.' ly to It was also unanimously resolved that ful the proceeds of the quarterly collections

(first Sundays in July, October, January, and April) shall, in future, be devoted to

ie maintenance of the Sunday-school in connection with the church. It is

not intended to make any other collecthe tions whatever, and at the anniversary ur's very services the collections would only apply

VENSON. to entire strangers; the members and wh, Hedderly- friends putting their offertory envelope At the monthly on the plate, it being perfectly optional id on Monday even- whether the contents were increased or when upwards of forty not on that occasion.-Applications for te present, it was unani- envelopes may be made to the deacons esolved, that seat rents and at the close of each service, or at any othly subscription plan should be other time to Mr. Stevenson, or through wediately abolished, and weekly offer. the minister, the Rev. William Ray, 14, ings substituted forthwith.'—For the Esplanade. information of members, probationary

6 John BAYLEY, members, and friends who were unable “ Thomas STEVENSON, Deacons." to attend the meeting, the following

" D. W. HEATH. explanation is given. Each person will P.S.-It has been thought prudent, be supplied every quarter with thirteen in consequence of the universal interest envelopes (being one for each Sunday manifested by all classes to visit the in the quarter); each envelope will be International Exhibition, and the state numbered according to the membership of local trade here, to postpone the proor other number, as entered in the book. posed bazaar until the coming spring, Into this envelope the holder puts a more especially as it is considered that penny, twopence, threepence, fourpence, many of the kind friends at a distance, sixpence, shilling, or any other sum, who had promised to aid us, will have a according to his or her ability. It is better opportunity of carrying out their then sealed up, and put into the box intentions during the winter months. placed at the door for the purpose, either We hope to be able to fix upon the exact coming in or going out at morning or time early in the coming year. evening service, as the case may be. The amount contained in such envelope

COLONIAL. is afterwards entered in the book opposite

CANADA. to the number attached to the name, The readers of the Repository will be the number only appearing on the pleased with the fact recorded in the envelope, so that the greatest privacy extract below, from a Montreal paper of is secured. The numbers, with their the 6th of August. amounts, will be announced every “At four o'clock yesterday afternoon church meeting, so that any one will the ceremony took place of laying the have the opportunity of ascertaining corner stone of the New Jerusalem whether his or her amount is correctly church, corner of Dorchester and Hanostated, and if not, the same may be ver streets, opposite the Primary School, mentioned openly at the meeting, or McGill College. The ceremonies were privately to the Deacons. A few extra conducted by Mr. Edwin Gould, licenenvelopes, marked with the letter F, and tiate of the New Jerusalem church. In bearing the same number, will be given an air-tight glass jar the following docuto each person, to indicate (for instance) ments were enclosed, when the jar was that envelope No. 42 F is the 'free-wilí deposited in the cavity:-A sketch of the offering' of any friend whom No. 42 might History of the Society; a copy of the occasionally bring to the service. Thus Constitution of the Association of the every one will have the means of intro- New Church in Canada, with the Minutes

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