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it in turns to preach on Sundays, and Stone of Israel," and in the evening on all are very clever men. When we have “ The Endless Increase of the Saviour's Dr. Brereton restored to his old health Government and Peace.” The attend. there will be no lack of variety and ance was not large, although in the talent speaking out the truths ; besides evening the room was nearly filled. this, all the members seem to have the The Society here labours under great gift of laying the matter before the disadvantages. The room in which its world in its own ripe time and suitable services are held is inconveniently situ. place. Our average attendance at the ated, and to be discovered must be Sunday services is eighty-five. At our “sought out.” Although not unsuited last meeting it was given notice that to the purposes of worship and instructhe Conference had voted twelve copies tion when reached, its situation is not of their Conference report, but none of likely to attract the attention of many us have received them, though we suo- beyond the actual members of the ceeded in securing two copies from the Society. These continue their usual Brisbane Society.

worship, and are much indebted to the “On the 16th July we held our first devotion of those who, amid many disquarterly social meeting, it being the couragements, steadily conduct the serfifth year of its incorporation as a New vices. Church Society. It is intended when practicable to keep up these meetings,

NEW CHURCH COLLEGE. as they assist in advancing the New Church in these parts, and consolidating (To the Editor of the Intellectual Repository.") its organization by drawing the members REV. AND DEAR SIR, — In your closer together in a bond of sympathy interesting account of the proceedings and encouragement, and also in laying of the last Conference you appear to the truths more prominently before the me to express the opinion that Mr, public, who are ever welcomed by the Crompton's views and my own differed members. There were about eighty as to the object of the New Church friends present, amongst whom were re- College. So far as I am aware this was presentatives from her Majesty's army not the case. At the private foundation and navy as well as other English of the College, thirty-five years since last people. Five new names were added to April, the object of the institution was the register of members, making a total declared to be “to educate young memof forty-two. A very interesting paper bers of the New Church in various on Church Organization was written by branches of literature and science, and Dr. Le Gay Brereton, our licensed leader, especially in the doctrines and life of but owing to his absence from ill-health the New Jerusalem, and to prepare such it was read by the chairman of the meet- as are suitable for the ministry ; that ing, Mr. B. Backhouse. Addresses were the rules and regulations by which it is delivered by several of the principal governed shall be such as to encourage members, amongst them one from Dr. its students to matriculate and take Jackson, defining the distinctive doc- degrees in the University of London.” trines of the New Church, and more To this declaration of the objects of the particularly that regarding the Trinity, institution Mr. Crompton subsequently which was of special interest. During appended his signature, as did also his the evening refreshments were handed wife and daughter, the present Mrs. round by the gentlemen. The meeting Crompton Roberts.

Mr. Crompton was closed in the usual manner by sing- never expressed to me on a single ing the first doxology and the benedic. occasion any wish to have students tion.”

educated for the ministry who have not

previously been pupils in the College YORK.-The small Society which has School, and he joined me in two long existed in this city was visited on several efforts to establish a school on Sunday, September 12, by the Rev. R. this basis in Devonshire Street.

When, Storry of Heywood. The usual Sabbath therefore, Mr. Crompton left by will morning and evening services were held, £10,000 for maturing or extending the and discourses, which had been an- institution founded, as he expressed it, nounced by small bills, were given; in “by Mr. Henry Bateman and myself, the morning on "The Shepherd the and having for its object the education

of candidates for the ministry of the myself to the New Church College for said Church,” he obviously meant that the purpose of carrying out the original the students spoken of by him should design of the institution. have been such as had been previously I was glad to observe in a subsequent educated in the College School. portion of your article that Mr. Tilson

When Mr. Crompton and I purchased has taken a right view of the importance the freehold in Devonshire Street for of obtaining an English degree. He the purpose of erecting College buildings mentions in his speech to the Confer. thereon it was with the intention of ence his desire to graduate, and his carrying out this central idea, that of having been encouraged to do so by the having an educated ministry growing Principal of the College. By this advice out of our own College.

Mr. Woodford was loyally seeking to Candidates for the ministry of the carry out the designs of the founders. New Church were meant by him to be However, “Dr. Tafel pointed out to students so educated, and not others him (Mr. Tilson) that an apprentice educated elsewhere.

should learn his trade; and recom. Mr. Crompton speaks of the institu- mended theology, including Hebrew, tion as founded by himself in conjunction Greek, and Latin, which would require with me, although he was not present the whole of his tinie.

He gave up, at the original private foundation. He therefore, the intention of graduation, was perfectly justified in doing so, for and gave a more exclusive attention to the College took its legal status from theology. He therefore sought, of his a deed enrolled in the High Court of own motion, a theological degree. Chancery, May 4, 1855, executed by Thus Dr. Tafel discouraged Mr. Tilson him and by myself, as well as others, from acting in accordance with the in which the above declaration as to statutes of the College, the wishes of the objects of the institution was copied. the Council, and the desire of the

At the original private foundation founders, and he was encouraged to Mrs. Philpots (afterwards Mrs. Watson) take the B.D. of the Academy in Philaand I gave £50 each as the commence- delphia, which was afterwards conferred ment of the Endowment Fund.

upon him in due form by Dr. Tafel. In the purchase of the freehold and From this one case we may learn the the erection of the north wing of the mode in which Dr. Tafel set aside the College we were assisted by the Rev. laws of the College by his own authorAugustus Clissold and others to the ity in his intercourse with the students. amount of nearly £200, and to this Mr. With a principal seeking to carry out Crompton and I added, in equal sums, the statutes of the College and the at various times, about one thousand wishes of the Council, and a professor of guineas each. When speaking of the theology thwarting his efforts at every sums necessary to complete the purchase step, the students were indeed to be of the freehold and pay for the building, greatly pitied. I have been grieved Mr. Crompton said to me, “What you again and again for them; they were give I will give." The only building placed in a false position, and had pracexisting on the freehold in Devonshire tically in their own hands the decision Street at the time of Mr. Crompton's of obedience to the rules of the College decease was the north wing, which con- or the authority of Dr. Tafel. Of Mr. tained on the basement story a school. Woodford it is difficult to speak too room, on the ground and second floors highly; his judgment was set at nought; a temporary chapel, and above that a and his earnest desire to educate the library and living-rooms, with a tower students according to the wishes of Mr. at the side giving access to all these. Crompton and myself was practically In the deed of purchase of the freehold ignored. Of Mr. Woodford's skill as from Messrs. Cubitt & Timewell we a teacher I can speak most decidedly. covenanted to place this building on the My youngest son has been admirably ground; and we also agreed to erect, educated by him, and is now reaping if we had the means, at a future period the advantages of his instruction and a building consisting of a chapel in the guidance in the more technical school centre with north and south wings. to which he has been removed as a preThe freehold with the buildings upon it paration for the scientific branch of were presented by Mr. Crompton and the army.

Of Dr. Tafel I can truly say that he also is an admirable teacher, tion of the income arising from this bebut I think he has viewed things from quest to the general purposes of the a wrong standpoint with reference to College, and not to the one object named the College. When he was our professor in the will. We give the question as of theology he never seemed to be in presented to Mr. Roundell Palmer (the harmony with its central idea, that of present Lord Chancellor): “In the beeducating children of the members of quest the institution is alluded to as the Church in our school and preparing having for its object the education of such of them as were suitable for the candidates for the ministry of the New ministry. Trusting that the time may Church. The rules show that the insti. arrive when the Conference will earn- tution had a wider scope. May the estly seek to carry out the will of Mr. money he devoted to the purposes of Crompton by maturing and extending general education, or must it be confined the institution founded by him and to the more limited purpose indicated myself according to its own laws and in the will ?” Both Mr. Malins and Mr. statutes, I remain, rev. and dear sir, Palmer regard the words of the will as yours faithfully, Henry BATEMAN. describing the institution, and that the

Conference is not therefore bound to We gladly insert the foregoing, both apply the money exclusively to the one as giving a very clear statement of the object named in the will. Mr. Malins views of Mr. Bateman in the institution answers : '“I think the words of the of the College and as due to a member will must be considered as merely deof the Church who has so long laboured scribing the institution, and that the with earnest zeal in the cause of the fund is consequently applicable for all New Church, and who now in the feeble- or any of the purposes for which it was ness of impaired health and advancing founded. At the same time, I think it life may be well assured of the warm and would be desirable to confine it as much sincere sympathy of his brethren. The as possible to education with a view to the affairs of the College and its relation to ministry.The answer of Mr. Palmer the Conference occupied so large a share is too long for insertion here. It is subof the time and attention of the recent stantially the same as the one by Mr. Conference that it was impossible to Malins, but he also concludes with give an account of the session and over- words of caution as to the larger applilook this question. When we wrote cation. 'If, however,” he concludes, that there was “a difference of opinion the Conference should think it right in (between the Conference and the College the exercise of the discretion confided to Council) as to the primary aims of the them by the testator to limit the employCollege,” we stated a simple matter of ment of the money to this particular purfact. Mr. Crompton's bequest was made pose [i.e. the education of candidates for in 1860. The Appendix to the Minutes the ministry), I think that they are fully of 1861 contains the case submitted to competent (though not bound) to do so.” counsel and the counsellors' replies, (The italics are ours.) These opinions which it had been found necessary to need no comment. They were the obtain for the settlement of this diver- opinions of two of the most eminent sity of opinion. The views of Mr. men at the bar, both of whom have Bateman were then, and have always since risen to high judicial stations; and been, well understood, nor do we question they show that while the bequest might that they were stated to Mr. Crompton; be applied to the general purposes of the but we think it nevertheless clearly College, its primary object, as stated by evident that into the general purpose us, was the education of young men for of the College as understood by Mr. the ministry. The small number of Bateman Mr. Crompton did not enter. ministers and, at the time of making The words of the will show that, as we the bequest, their tendency to dimin. stated, “Mr. Crompton very evidently ish, presented to Mr. Crompton special regarded the education of young men for reasons for the object he had placed bethe ministry as the primary object of fore him. The hope of increasing the the College,” and this was clearly the ministry from the pupils of the College opinion of counsel. The question sub- who had entered without regard to the mitted on this part of the case to both work probably scarcely entered his mind. the counsellors suggested the appropria- The hope has thus far been barren.

Of those who have since entered the riage. On the formation of a Society ministry none have been thus obtained, at Failsworth she began to worship nor is it probable that many will be so there ; and often in the early days of obtained in the future. It is church struggle and privation the friends met life, not college life, which quickens the at her home and learned to value highly zeal of our young men and inspires the frankness and sincerity of her manthem with a desire for the work of the ners and the genial hospitality of her ministry. The whole question, how- nature. She was a great believer in ever, is left by the Conference in the active usefulness; and though far from hands of the Council of the Conference, being robust, her unflagging energy and who are requested to co-operate with spirit sustained her in many trying the Council of the College in the adjust- periods of her life. As a neighbour ment of these different opinions. We she was most helpful to all around her, trust that before the next session of Con. and her homely eounsels and willing aid ference soine plan of operations may be will not soon be forgotten. Almost determined upon which will be satisfac. from the time of her marriage she began tory to all parties and useful to the to learn what it was to be the wife of a Church.

missionary-preacher in the New Church.

On the Sunday she was often left at MISSIONARY AND TRACT SOCIETY.— home alone in charge of her little Notice of Omission. — Those who kindly household ; and it was in such circumsubscribe to the “ Missionary and Tract stances that she proved herself to be Society” through Mrs. Rawsthorne, both an excellent and loving mother to may notice that the Annual Report her children and a faithful and devoted does not contain Mrs. Rawsthorne's helpmate to her husband. Through life usual list. It ought to have been men- she was distinguished by the cheerful. tioned in the report that this was ness of her disposition; and this, toowing to the serious illness and final gether with her sociability, brightened departure of Mrs. Bayley. The sub- up her abode in a more than ordinary scriptions were, however, received by the degree and made it feel like home to treasurer immediately after the audit, whoever became her guest. During her and had it been thought of, the list last sickness she expressed an earnest would have been printed in the report. wish that patience to bear her measure R. GUNTON, Treasurer. of suffering might be given her, and

this heart-prayer was granted. TranBirth.

quilly the end came. Some of her On the 30th August, at Vauxhall towards one of her oldest friends; and

dying thoughts were turned helpfully Grove, Birmingham, the wife of J. with visions of beautiful children-celesWilliam Tonks, of a son.

tial angels of the resurrection drawing

near-she was at length borne tenderly Marriage.

away to her rest and her reward, circled On the 16th September, at the New by the Saviour's everlasting arms. Church, Wretham Road, Handsworth,

On the by the Rev. R. R. Rodgers, Charles

13th September, Mrs. Edwin, eldest son of George Benson, Margaret Crawshaw, widow of the Esq., of Prestwich, Manchester, to late Mr. George Crawshaw of AccringEmma Jane, fourth daughter of William ton, peacefully ended a long illness, Rolason, of Selly Park, near Birming- and passed into the spiritual world. ham. No cards.

Our deceased sister was for many

years an esteemed member of the Obituary.

Accrington Society, and, what is more

rare in these days, was a diligent and On the 14th August last, surrounded appreciative reader of the writings of by her family, Sally Robinson, the be- the Church. Until prevented by the loved wife of Thomas Robinson of New. infirmities of the last two or three ton Heath, passed peacefully into the years from doing more than tarry the world of spirits in the seventy-first year Lord's pleasure and suffer His will, of her age. Her connection with the she delighted in reading the “Arcana, New Church conimenced with her mar- and “Heaven and Hell;" while “Con.

jugial Love” was an especial favourite, tion, pleasant in manners, ever ready it being a matter of wonder to her how to do good without

waiting to be asked, people could misconstrue it as some- our friend has left a memory whose times is the case. Indeed Swedenborg fragrance will long remain to cheer a generally was so suited to our friend's wide circle of friends. Her family taste that she esteemed him the easiest find their chief solace in the assurance of authors to understand. Mason's that their loss is her inexpressible gain. “Guide to Devotion,” too, was a constant companion, much of its contents On Thursday, September 2nd, at her from frequent perusal being committed residence, Darwen Street, Blackburn, to memory. It was permitted to Mrs. aged fifty-eight, Mrs. Thomas Pemberton Crawshaw to pass through many trials, peacefully passed away to her eternal and know much of the sorrow of life. home. For upwards of thirty years she She outlived her husband and seven had been a member of the Society at children, the greater part of whom Blackburn and an intelligent receiver were cut off in the bloom of early of the doctrines of the New Church. maturity. Yet her bereavements left Her life was one which will be looked no bitterness of spirit. On the con- back upon by her friends and the trary, she was remarkably cheerful, members of the Church with loving yet without the slightest touch of thoughts of how she at all times took a frivolity: She could with truth deep interest in its prosperity, and in a appropriate the sentiment of the quiet unobtrusive way endeavoured to Psalmist, “It is good for me that I forward its interests. She had been in have been afflicted.

The resignation the habit for a great number of years that ruled her spirit manifested itself of providing for the comfort of the in her countenance, which, as she ministers who came to preach in Blackgradually drew near the close of her burn, and it seemed to be her constant pilgrimage, became increasingly peace- aim to make them feel at home, and ful and beautiful. Her departure, long she spared no pains in ministering to expected, came rather suddenly at last. their comfort. She leaves behind her

the memory of a good life spent in the On the 15th September, Mrs. Jane Lord's service, and the full assurance Cronshaw, the beloved wife of Mr. that those who follow in her footsteps Jonathan Cronshaw,of Plantation Mills, will meet her in one of the mansions Accrington, entered into the spiritual of our Father's house in heaven. world. She had been connected with the Church for many years, believing Entered the spiritual world, August heartily in its doctrines, and seeking 25th, Miss Caroline Catherine Rhind, to exemplify them in a steady Christian aged eighty-three years and eleven life. As is generally the case, her most months. She was a devout receiver of active co-operation with the Church the heavenly doctrines, having been was when she was young, and before baptized by the Rev. S. Noble in 1848. family duties required her to give her She was much respected by the elder first thoughts to home. Mrs. Cron- members of the Camden Road Society, shaw's health began to fail some seven and continued to attend the services of years ago. But it was only a short time the Church and the sewing-meetings before her departure that she knew until very lately. the disease that was undermining her constitution was cancer.

Wishful to At Birmingham, on the 1st of Sepprolong a life that had many pleasures, tember, our much-esteemed and actively and was so dear to her family, our useful young friend, Mrs. John Trosister consented to undergo an opera- bridge, whose death occurred, after a tion that possibly might allow her brief illness, at the age of twenty-four. continuance here a little longer. At For some years she was a scholar in first considerable relief was experienced, Sunday schools, and for several years but it was only for a brief interval. an earnest, affectionate, intelligent, She grew rapidly worse, and after and laborious teacher. She had been suff most severely with unwaver- in the day-school almost from her ing patience and trust, the Lord gave infancy, and was one of the most her a kind release, Gentle in disposi- efficient of our pupil-teachers.

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