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were our prayers and the prayers of the wind, and were within a quarter our dear people fully answered. He of a mile of the rocks, before we saw assured us of his protection, and of- them. The island or islands are called fered every assistance the institution here the Bird Islands, about one demight need. We only begged that the gree from Algoa Bay, Here the Lord's articles which had lain so long at the goodness was manifested to one of the Cape might be transported to Algoa unworthiest of all his servants. The Bay by the first vessei that might sail night before, we were near being defor that place; which was granted.. stroyed by fire. Thus He who hath
On the 3d of February we went to delivered, does deliver; in whom we take leave of his Excellency, intend- " trust that he will yet deliver, ing on the morrow to set off for Bethelse I had an opportunity while on board, dorp, when he expressed his wish that of holding forth the word of life; I shonld go by sea to accompany Capt. but saw not much fruit. Cuyler, who was appointed Landrost of, arrival here, I have gone as often as Vitenhage : a district formed by the possible to Fort Frederic, where I have Dutch from that of Graaff Reinet and an opportunity of preaching the gospel Zwellendam, to which our institution to my poor countrymen, and others who belongs. A sense of obligation would attend; but as yet, I have seen no inpot suffer me to refuse, although it was stance of converting grace. hard to be separated from my wife I arrived at our dear Bethelsdorp, (whose circumstances would not allow March 1, in the evening; where I was her to accompany re) and my dear received with universal joy: even the brethren and sisters. On the 5th, old Hottentot women, who otherwise Brother Vanderkemp, &c. began their would not leave their houses, appeared journey; and I was only waiting for a to join in the general acclamations by moderate wind to get on board. On clapping of the hands, &c. , and I was the 7th I sailed out of Table Bay, with afraid of being smothered by their cathe troops bound for Algoa Bay. We resses. We found the Lord's work were soon becalmed, and had after- prospering; many, many thirsting for wards a contrary wind; so that we the water of life! We found our dear were eight days before we could get mother Smith labouring with great zeal, round the Cape.
both for the temporal and spiritual wel.
fare of our people ; 'of whom we shall [ A very Remarkable Circumstance
give a more particular account in our follows. ] Report.
J. READ Little did I think that this circumstance would give me an opportunity
BRITISH PRISONERS of seeing my sinful desire on mine enemy. A few days before the arrival
IN FRANCE. of the English fleet, the Napoleon A respectaħle correspondent, whe French privateer had been driven on signs himself C. L. hæs favoured us shore by an English frigate near the with an Address to the Religious PubCape, and was lying there when we lic in behalf of our brave countrymen, were trying to weather the Cape. One
now prisoners of war in France. We day, when we were tacking, we came shall certainly rejoice to see a fund very near her. I happened to be tell- raised for their relief; but we do not ing our captain of having bee cap- see the propriety of bringing it before tured in the Duff, by the Bonaparte the religious world as a specific object privateer :- he immediately replied, of their attention; it belongs to our s. There then lies your enemy!
that humane and benevolent countrymen at is the Bonaparte that was cruizing last large; and we are glad to find that the war off South America; but her name Patriotic Fund has alrea<ly remitted 'was changed when Bonaparte became
more than 1000l. towards their relief ; Emperor.” O what did I then feel!
in consequence of which, hospitals all my old trials came to mind; and I have been established; and 3001. has could only stand and wonder at the also been voted towards the support of way in which the Lord has led me!
some schools for the children of the We had a voyage of twenty-two days, prisoners. We are also informed, that which is often accomplished in three Government has granted considerable or four ; and were in great danger of sums, through the medium of Mr, AQbeing lost. Having no map of the gerstein. coast, we over-ran the bay; and came, C. L. assures us, that there are upo in the night of the 230, between an wards of 5,000 Britons immured in the island off Catfre-land and the main prisons of France, - suffering, in a folapd : ; we came under fuld sail before
reiga land, the miseries of hunger, 6 Sir,
nakedness, and sickness -! What little
MR. PARK, is doge for them by their friends, is through the private medium of the
THE TRAVELLER. banking-house of Messrs. Coutts and Co. who would, no doubt, be happy to Mr. Jackson, British Agent at Mogaremit them much larger supplies.
dor, who has lately arrived in this In the midst of these miseries, he country, in a letter to Mr. James informs us, and we receive the infor- Bell, thus writes :mation with inexpressible joy, that at Serre-Libre, one of the principal prisons in France, where so many of our
"Lam lately arrived from Africa countrymen are confined, the Sabbath (Magadar); and have the satisfaction js sanctified ! the Scriptures are
of informing you, that Mr. Park ardaiły read! -- the young men and boys,
rived at Kabra, the port of Tombucamounting to hundreds, who never had
too, in March last. He did not land; instruction before, are formed into a
but remained in his boat, on the river school; and the work of the Lord is, but, as the Tombuctoos did not under,
Niger, where he l'oisted his white flag; we trust, prospering among them, under all the discouragements of a gloomy
stand the meaning thereof, he remained prison. Some of the poor lads, now
at anchor until sun-set, having received prisoners there, may have reason to
no invitation from the natives to go on bless God, through eternity, that ever •
shore. He returned in the evening tothey were carried captives to those
waris Jennic (westward); since which walls, for there they may first have
nothing has been seen of him. I give heard, to some good purpose, of that
you this intelligence as authentic, it precious Saviour who, by his word and
having been cominunicated to a friend Spirit, sets captive-sinners free. This
of mine hy his correspondent and agent, blessed work of instruction was set on
resident at Kabra ; and I read the let--foot, aud is carrying on, by some pious
ter, it being in the Arabie character. masters of merchant-vessels, who have If any curious person is particularly inlong been prisoners in Serre-Libre.
terested in knowing any thing farther May the Lord reward them richly for respecting this extraordinary traveller, their labours of love, – and may be
I give my address, No. 3, Fenchurch open the hearts of his people in their
Buildings, City. I am, &c. behalf!
(Signed) J. G. JACKSON.
tions and occasional collections, yet the
constantly increasing expenditure is The Missionary Society, established such as to make it necessary to engage 'in 1995, for the purpose of " send- the assistance of as many friends as ing the Gospel to Heathen and other possible, that not only the missions ak unenlightened nations," has been fa- ready established may continue to be voured with many distinguishing tokens supported, but many others, if possible, of the divine favour and blessing. A undertaken, and which the Society cangreat numberof Missionaries have been not expect to attempt, unless there be seat forth to various parts of the world; a large addition made to its annual inand many poor benighted Heathens
It is necessary also to obtain have been " turned from darkness to this, that the Society may be able to light, ac. from the power of Satan support a considerable number of stuunto (iod." The Missionaries are now dents, who are from time to time offer. labouring at Olaheite, in several parts ing their services to this great work, and of South Africa, in the island of Cer- without which they must soon be oblon, at three or four different districts liged to refuse them. in the populous parts of India, and in To accomplish these noble purposes, Various parts of North Adlerica. it is proposed to establish Auxiliary
It has pleased God also to open the Societies, both in. London and through hearts of his people liberally to contri- out the country, in which many per: Este towards the support of this work; sons, not blessed with affluence, and and though the funds of the Society are whose convenience it would not suit to ist supplied, both by aneual sunscrio. become Angual Subscribers, may unite
their efforts, and by small, but regular, the account of all subscriptions recontributions afford a valuable assist- ceived, in time to report the amount of ance to the Society. This is especially the same to the General Annual Meet. desirable in those places where no col- ing, on the first
- in April of lections are regularly made for this in- every year; which amount shall always stitution; and, where such are made, be paid to the Treasurer of the Missionthe amount will form a respectable ad- ary Society in London, before the Andition to them.
nual Meeting of that Society in May. To these Societies, regular commu- 9. No money to be paid by the Trea. pications will be made from the Di- surer, on the account of the Society, rectors of the Missionary Society, so but by an order, signed by three Mem-' that at their meetings the state and hers of the Coromittee, at one of their progress of the work will be made Monthly Meetings. known. The transactions, and occa- 8. The Treasurer and Secretary shall sionally other printed accounts will he authorized to call a Special Meetbe sent free of expence. By these ing of the Committee, at the requisition means, not only will the Society derive of three of its Members; and a Genea valuable pecuniary assistance, but ral Meeting of the Sooiety, at the rethe prayers of thousands of God's quisition of Ten Subscribers thereto: people will be engaged for the success şuch requisitions to be given in writing of Missiopary efforts; and, it is hoped, to the Treasurer and Secretary. the heart of many a pious youth will All Meetings shall be opened and be warmed with holy zeal to go forth concluded with Prayer. to tlie Heathen with the good news of Communications respecting these Sosalvation.
cieties, may be made to the Rev. Gev. The following REGULATIONS are Burder, Secretary of the Missionary respectfully offered to the consideration Society; or to Mr. D. Langton, Assistof the religious public, subject to such ant Secretary, at J. Hardeastle's, Esq. variations as local circumsiances may Old Swan Stairs, London, render pecessary.
1. One Shilling, or more, per Quarter In recording recent events relating to constitute a Member.
to the Church of Christ, it is with 2. The Business of the Society to be concern we report the removal of conducted by a Coinmittee of Twelve faithful ministers. Several of these Members (exclusive of the Treasurer have lately been translated from scenes and Secretary) who shall meet on the of service or suffering to the upper first in every month.
world, where “they rest from their 3. An Annual Meeting of the Sub- labours and their works follow them." scribers to be holden on the first
Part of our last Number was worked in April, at Seven o'clock in the even- off before we received the aiflictive ing, precisely; when a Treasurer, Se- information of the death of that truly cretary, and Committee shall be chosen
lively and zealouis servant of Christ, for the succeeding year. The Treasurer the Rev. James Moody, of Warwick, and Secretary to be considered as Mein- who died at that place, on Saturday, bers of the Committee.
Nov. 21, aged 50. 4. The Committee shall be empow- After a day of severe ministerial ered to appoint gratuitous Collectors labour (July 6) he received a slight to receive Subscriptions quarterly, and stroke of the palsy; in a few weeks the Collectors shall report their pro- he seemed somewhat better, and took ceedings to the Committee, in order a journey to Bristol ; where, and at that the state of the subscriptions may Kingswood, he preached thrice. He be known, and that the Secretary may returned to Warwick much worse. be enabled to prepare a book for each Sometime after this he commenced Collector for each succeediug Quarter. another journey, with hope of in
5. At the Meeting of the Committee proving his health; but had proceeded (which shall be special) on the first only fifteen miles when a second stroke
in the month succeeding each obliged him to return, lle became Quarter Day, the Collectors shall give gradually worse ; was, for several up their books to the Secretary; and wecks, generally in a lethargic state, shall pay the subscriptions which they and, at length, resigned his spirit into have received, into the hands of the his Redeemer's hands, on the day Treasurer; and they shall then (or as before mentioned. soon afterwards as may be) be furnish. His remains were committed to the ed with new collectiog books by the grave, under the communion-table in Secretary.
his own chapel. On Friday, Nov. 28, The Committee shall make up Mr. Evans, of Coventry, delivered the
oration. The funeral sermon, from where his amiable lady died; and he, 2 Tim. iv. 7, 8, was preached on to the astonis lument of himself and Sunday, Dec. , by Mr. Burder, his his friends, recovered in a considerintimate friend. The discourse, in- able degree. Unable, however, to cļuding an account of his early life, recover his spirits, he did not resume conversion, ministerial labours, and his stated labours at the above places, dying experience, is expected to be but visited various parts of Yorkpublished.
shire, Hampshire, &c. At a small The pulpits of the Tabernacle and chapel near Southampton, built by Tottenham Court Chapels were cover- W. Taylor, Esq. be officiated for a ed with black cloth, as a token of few months. About five years ago respect to the memory of a minister he removed to Reading, where be who had, for thirteen years, paid his occasionally assisted the Rev. Mr. annual visit to the congregations as- Marsh, as his health would allow. sembling there, and where his la bours His death was occasioned by the had been so acceptable and useful. A rupture of a blood vessel. He dived funeral sermon was preached at each on Monday, Oct. 27, at the house of place on Sunday Dec. yth. That in, a friend near Reading; who, on his the morning, at Tottenham Court being taken ill, sent him home in his Chapel, by the Rev. Matthew Wilks, carriage. He continued to bring up a from Acts viii. 3, “ And devout men great quantity of blood; and expired Curricd Stephen to his burial, and about three o'clock on Wednesday made great lamentations over him.". morning. The serion in the evening at the Ta. Having no particular friend with bernacle, by the Rev. Mr. Hyatt, from him at ihe time of his last illness, we Mait. xxiv. 44, " Therefore he ye also have not been favoured with any acrealy; for in such an hour as ye think count of the frame of his mind in the not, the Son of Man cometh.” The prospect of dissolution ; but we have iminense congregations at both places, what is of far more consequence, the proved in how high estimation the uniform evidence of a life of near 40 deceased was held.
years spent in the service of his divine Master, thirty-five of which, at least,
were devoted to the ministry of the Oct. 29, 1806, died at Reading, the gospel. Ter. Henry Mead, B. A. of Trinity
Mr. Mead was not a man of the Poilues, Cambridge. He was origin first-rate abilities; but he was generTally a sulent at Lady Huntingdon's ally esteemed as a preacher. College, Trevecca. Afterwards he took views of truth were, what are generally Orrera in the established church, and termed, Calvinistic; and he continued 1pne ininister of Ram's Chapel, firmiy attached to them to the end. Workiness of which Mr. Eyre was He was an affectionate friend, and, af erwards minister. He was chosen when in health, lively in conversation. fint lecturer of St. Jobn's Church, In a word, he adorned the doctrine Mapping; and, on the death of his of God his Saviour in all things. colleague, succeeded to the whole of the lectureship. Sometime after this, he inarried the daughter of
On Friday, Dec. 5, died, aged 46, Cooper, Esq. a lady of whose good the Rev. William Alphonsus Gunn, sense, pieiy, and amiable temper it is Curate of St. Mary Woolnoih, Lom. impossible to conceive too highly: hard Street; and Lecturer of St. Mary At one time, he preached a morning Somerset, Thames Street. His parents lecture at the German Chapel, in were Dissenters, and lived in RotherGoodman's Fields, and had a weekly hithe. He was called by grace under lecture at the Little Minories Church, the ministry of the late Rev. Mr. At another period of his life, he Brewer, of Steppey, by means of one preached a morning lecture at the of his May-day Sermons to Young Parish Church of St. Pancras; and People. He was formerly afternoonthen took a small chapel at Somers- preacher at the parish - church of town. Dis health, at length, declined Farnham, where his labours were very $0, that he was rarely able to preach; useful; but he was dismissed by the and on a fast day in 1797, he preach- rector, in 1792, at the instigation of ed, what he expected would prove, sume wealthy persons, who could not his last sermon; and he published it, endure his faithful preaching. His signiting that expectation. A few labours have also been eminently bless. weeks afterwards, he went to llenley ed to the conversion and edification of du Thaues for the benefit of the air, many souls in London.
It is exceedingly regretted by his The Quarterly Meeting of the Asfriends, that while many are far too in- sociate Congregations will be held on dulgent to their bodies, Mr. Gunn, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1807, at the Rev. Mr. amidst all his labours, was babitually Jones's Chapel, Islington; the Rey. G. inattentive to the preservation of his Williams to preach; the subject health. Perhaps, it was in consequence Prayer. Service to begin at Eleven of this that Nature seemed to fail at o'clock. ouce. He was laid aside from his work but about a fortnight; and his death,
The Welch chapel in Wilderness was scarcely apprehended, especially Row, Goswell Street, was opened on by himself.
Sunday, Nov. 9. Mr. J. Elias, of AnHe was interred on Saturday, Dec. 13, glesea, prayed; Mr. Farmer, of Hult, in the vault under St. Mary Woolnoth's preached in the morning, from Psalm church. His funeral was most respect- cxxti. 7; Mr. Hyatt in the afternoon, fully attended by evangelical clergy, from Rom. iv. 16; Mr. Collison, of men, gentlemen, and a nomerous body Hackney, in the evening, from Psalm
cxlvi. Ils. of people, who filled the church. The grief manifested on the occasion was A considerable number of Spanish uncommonly great, Mr. Foster read Testaments and Tracts have been sent the funeral - service. Three funeral
to Buenos Ayres with the Rev. Mr. sermons were preached on the follow
Crighton, who is gone thither as a ing Sunday; by Messrs. Shepherd, San- Missionary. ders, and Davies.
Several : Ministers in Scotland are July 2. A New Baptist Meeting was about to publish a translation of Bos. opened at Eynsford, in Kent, for Mr. ton's Fourfold State into the Gaelic Rogers's Coogregation. Three sermons language. The translator has already were preached on the occasion, by Dr. made some progress in the work. In Rippon, from Zech. iv. 7 ; Mr. Upton, order to render the book as cheap as from Hag. ii. 19; and Mr. Knott, from possible, donations are requested to be
Messrs. Cocket, Lloyd, and paid to the miņisters of the gospel at Stanger engaged in prayer.
Edinburgh, Glasgow, &c.
BRISTOL MONTHLY LECTURES, 1807.
Preacher. Jan. 13, Tu. Castle Gr. Connexion between Holiness and Happiness. Tab. Ninis.
Mr. Lowell. Feb. 12, Th. Pithay. Spirituality of the Kingdom of Christ. Map. II, W. Tabernacle. Aid of the Spirit in Prayer.
ous Knowledge. May 12, Tu. Broadmead. Sin of Covetousness.
Mr. Thorp. June 16, Tu. Castle Gr. Great Evil of Sin.
Pithay Minis, Oct. 13, Tu. Broadmead. Agency and Artifices of Satan,
Mr. Thorp. Nov. 10, Pu. Castle Gr. Intermediate State.
Mr Page. Dec. 17, Th. Pithay. Eficacy of Divine Grace.
UNITED MEETING OF PRAYER,
to be held in Bristol, for the Year 1807.
'July 6, Lady Huntingdon's.