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The next Meeting will be held at Mr. Jay, of Bath, preached the AnMr. Bennett's, Romsey, October 7. nual Sermon for the Fund of the
Widowg and Orphans of Protestant The Annual Meeting of the Bene- Dissenting Ministers, at the old volent Society, for the Relief of the Jewry, from 1 John iv. 18. The Widows and Families of Protestant Collection at the doors amounted to Dissenting Ministers in the Counties 1281. 16s. At the dinner, Mr. P. of Essex and Hertford, will be held Fountleroy made a generous donaat the White Hart Inn, Brentwood, tion of 1001. Various other subon Tucsday, May 26.
scriptions and donations were made,
amounting to 1351. 28. 6d. ; in the On Thursday, April 16, the Rev. whole, 3631. 185. 6d.
List of Lectures, &c. in and near London, for May.
1. Frid. (at 4 o'clock) Annual Serm. 17. Lord's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr.
to Young People, at Stepney, by Townsend ; Devonshire Sq. Dr.
Str. Mr. Greig; Peter Str. Mr.
Kello ; Palace Str. Mr. Ivimey ; 3. Lord's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr. Barbican, Mr. Gore.
Collison; Devonshire Sq. Mr. 19. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Ford;
strance among Christians. 4. Mon. Ev. Missionary Prayer-Meet- 20. Wed. Ev. Prayer for the Nation,
ing, Mr. PlaIt's, Hollywell Mount. at Mr. Jennings's. 5. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Ford; 21. Th. M. Monthly Meeting (Bapt.)
Crown Ct. Mr. Campbell. - Hea- at Prescott Street, Dr. Rippon to ven taken by Violence.
preach before the Education Soc. 6. Wed. Ev. Prayer for the Nation,
Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Austio. The at Mr. Kello's.
Blessedness of the Pyre in Heart. 7. Th. M. Monthly Meeting (Indep.)
22. Frid. Sermon to Young People, at at Mr. Brooksbank's, Mr. Wall to Stepney, by Mr. Collyer. preach. The Nature and Properiies of Zeal, &c.
24. LORD'S DAY Ev. Broad Str. Dr. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Stollery
Rippon; Devonshire Sq.
J. Thomas; Hare Ct. Mr. Frey; The Temptations of Christ.
Mr. Brooksbank; 10. Lord's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr.
Palace Str. Mr. Duno ; Barbican, Stephens; Devonshire Sq. Mr.
Mr. Knight ; Peter Street, Mr.
26. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Humphrys;
· Crown Crt. Mr.Buck. - Chrişpel Str. Mr. Stollery; Palace St.
27. Wed. Ev. Prayer for the Nation,
at Mr. Williams's. 11. Mon. Ev. Prayer Meeting for the Nation, Surry Chapel,
28. Th. M. Fetter Lane, Mr. C lli.
son. 1.2. Pu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Goode;
- Prosperty of Soul.
31. Lard's Day Ev Hare Ct. Mr. Ev. Fetter Lane (instead of Thurs
Shenstone ; Peter St. Dr. Rippon;
Palace St. Mr. Winter ; Barbican, day, on account of the Missionary
MINISTERS SUPPLYING AT 13. Wed. For the Missionary Ser. Spa Fields and Sion Chapel, Dr.Haweis, vices, see p. 244.
Mr. Browning, and Mr. Wilkins. Ev. Prayer for the Nation, at Hoxton Chapel, Mr. Ralph, of Liver MF. Dore's.
Printed by G. Aulo, Grerille Strect, LondoR.
Late Minister of the Gospel at Freehold, New Jerscy, in America.
The Rev. William Tennent, of Freehold, in the state of New Jersey, was the second son of the Rev. William Tennent, of Neshaminy, in the state of Pennsylvania, who was originally a minister of the church of England, in Ireland. He was chaplain to an Irish nobleman ; but being conscientiously scrupulous of conforming to the terms imposed on the clergy, he was deprived of his living. Finding it difficult to continue at home with any satisfactory degree of usefulness, he determined to emigrate to America. He arrived at Philadelphia in 1718, with his wife, four sons, and one daughter. His sons were, Gilbert, who was afterwards the pastor of the second Presbyterian church, in Philadelphia; Wiliam, the subject of this memoir; John, who became pastor of the church at Freehold; and Charles, afterwards minister of the Presbyterian church at Whiteclay Creek.
William was born June 30, 1705, in Ireland, and was about thirteen when he arrived in America. He applied himself with much industry to his studies, and made great proficiency in the languages. Being early impressed with a deep sense of divine things, he soon determined to follow the example of his father, by devoting limself to the service of God in the ministry of the gospel. After a regular course of study, Mr. T. was preparing for his examination by the presbytery, as a candidate for the ministry. His intense application affected bis health, and brought on a pain in his breast, and a slight hectic. He soon became emaciated, and at length was like a living skeleton. His life was now threatened. He was attended by a physician, a young gentleman who was attached to him by the strictest friendship. He grew worse and worse, till little hope of life was left. In this situation his spirits failed him, and he began to entertain doubts of his final happi
He was conversing, one morning, with his brother, in * We understand that this Memoir, which we abridge from the Assembly's Missionary Magazine, printed in America, is from the pen of a learned layman, eminent for his piety and liberality, and the intimat friend of Mr. Tennent. His narrative may, therefore, be relied on as authentic.
Latin, on the state of his soul, when he fainted, and apparently died away. After the usual time, he was laid out on a board, according to the custom of the country, and the neighbourhood were invited to attend his fureral the next day. In the evening, his physician returned from the country, and was afflicted beyond measure at the news of his death. He could not be persuaded that it was certain; and on being told that one of the persons who had assisted in laying laim out, thought he had observed a little tremor of the flesh under the arm, thongh the body was cold and still, he endeavoured to ascertain the fact. He first put his own hand into warni water to make it as sensible as possible, and then felt under the arm, and at the heart, and affirmed that he felt an unusual warmth, though no one else could. He had the body restored to a warm bed, and insisted that the people, who had been invited to the funeral, should be requested not to attend. To this the brother objected as absurd, the eyes being suk, the lips discoloured, and the whole body cold and stiff. However, the doctor finally prevailed ; and serious means were used to discover symptoms of returning life. But the third day arrived, and no hopes were entertained but by the doctor, who never left him might nor day. The people were again invited, and assembled to attend the funeral. The doctor still objected, and at last confined his request for delay to one hour, then to half an hour, and finally to a quarter of an hour. At this critical moment, the body, to the great astonishment of all, opened itseyes, gave a dreadful groan, and sunk again into apparent dieath. This put an end to all thoughts of burying him; and every effort was again employed in hope of speedy resuscitation. In about an bour, the eyes again opened, a heavy groan was uttered, and again all appearance of animation vanished. In another hour, life seemed to return with more power, and a complete revival took place, to the great joy of the family and friends.
Mr. Tennent continuerl in so weak a state for six weeks, that great doubts were entertained of his recovery. However, after that period, he recovered much faster ; but it was about twelve months before he was completely restoreit. After he was able to walk the room, and to take notice of what passed around him, on a Sunday atiernoon, his sister, who had staid from church to attend him, was reading in the Bible; when he took notice of' it, and asked her what she had in her hand. She answered that she was reading the Bible? The replied, " What is the Bible: I know not what you mean." This afl'cted her so much, that she burst into tears, and informed him, that he was once weilacquainted with it. On her reporting this to his brother, Mi. T. was found, on examination, to be tuially ignorant of every transaction of his tormer life! He could not read a word ; nordd he seem to have any idea of what it meant. As soon as he becane capable of attention, lie was taught to read and write, as children are wially taught; arrladerwards began to learn the Latin language under ihe tuition of his brother. One okay, as he