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July 30, 1806, a commodious Priestley asked the questions, &c.; chapel was opened at Bulford, near Mr. Honywell offered up the ordiAmesbury, Wilts. Mr. Berry, of nation-prayer; Mr. Bogue gave the Warminster, preached in the morn- charge, from Heb. xiii, 7; Mr. ing from James i. 25; Mr. Bennet, Lowell offered up the intercessory of Romsey, in the afternoon, from
prayer; Mr. Griffin addressed the Acts xviii. 9, 10; Mr. Griffin, of people, from 2 Thess. iii. 13,; and Portsea, in the evening, from Rev. Mr. Sibrée concluded. A sermon ixii. 20 ; Messrs. Saffery, Hopkins, was preached in the evening by Mr. Sedcole, Tracey, Hunt, and Ald. Jay, from 2 Cor. iii. 3 ; Mr. Griffin ridge, were engaged in the devo- preached the preceding evening ; tional exercises. This interest owes and Mr. Elliott the same morning, its origin and support to the benevo- al Seven o'clock. More than tilly lent exertions of two gentlemen ministers were present. (Messrs. Devenish and Blatch) belonging to the congregation of the April 1. Mr. T. Finch, lafe sty. late Mr. Adams, of Salisbury, who dent at Bristol, was ordained pastor being convinced of the propriety of of the Baptist Church at Bilston, in introducing the gospel to an unen- Staffordshire. Mr. Rowland, of lightened and populous neighbour- Pershore, began the service ; Mr. hood, have generously defrayed the Morgan, of Birmingham, delivered expences of building the chapel, and an introductory discourse ; Mr. But supporting a regular ministry. The terworth, of 'veshain, vifered ther numerous attendance on the occa- ordinativ-jirayer; Dr. Ryland, of sion, and the congregations which Bristol, gave the charge, from 1 Tim. statedly attend the labours of the iv. 11-16; Mr. Butterworth preachRev. Mr. Davey, afford much rea- ed to the people, from 1 Thess. iii. son to hope that such efforts 8; Mr. Mason, of Dudley, connot in vain in the Lord.”
cluided. Dr. Ryland preached again
in the evening. March 12. Mr. James Williams was ordained a co-pastor, with the April 15. The Associating MiRev. Mr. W. Thomas, over the In- nisters of the Independent Churchçs dependent congregation at the Ta
in the county of Hants, with other bernacle (their new meeting-place) of their brethren, assembled in Mr. near Carrowhill, in the vicinity of Hopkins's Meeting, Christ Church ; the New Passage, Monmouthshire. when the sermon was delivered on Thursday morning, Mr. Eb. Jones
"the Omnipresence of God,” foundprayed; Mr. E. Davies, of Hanover,
ed on Psalın cxxxix. 7-12; after spoke briefly from 1 Pet. v. 3, re- which the Lord's Supper was adceived the confession of faith, and ministered. The sermon was preachasked the questions connected with ed by Mr. Davies, of Lymington. the ordination vows. Mr. Davies, The following Ministers were enof Largattock, prayed the ordina- gaged in praver : Messrs. Kingstion prayer ; Mr. G. Hughes, of bury, Bogue, Cox, Bennett, Durant, White Cross, delivered a very so• Loader,'Tyreman, Hunt, and Sleigh. leinn charge, from 1 Thes. v. 12; Prior to the foregoing, Mr. Boque, and Mr. Harris, of Abergavenny 'of Gosport, preached the preceding (late of Stroud) addressed the people evening, from Acts ir. $3 ; when from 2 Cor. vi. 1, and concluded ihe
Mess. Hunt and Ralph engaged in meeting by prayer and thanksgiv. ing. The circular Monthly Meet. Lacey, of Southampton, preached
prayer. Weduesday inorning, Mr. ing, kept by the Monmouthshire from Mark viii. 22–25; when Ministers, is to be held at Ilanover, Messrs. Winchester, of Andover, and on Thursday, the 9th of April next.
Davy, of Bulford, engaged in prayer. March 19. Mr. T. East, late stu- On Wednesday evening, Nr. Grillin, dent ‘at Gosport, was ordained at of Port:ca, preached from Mirabii. Frome, Wilts: Mr. Williams open- part of the nih verse ; whea Messrs. ed the service ; Mr. Berry delivered Berry, of Warminster, and Banister, the introductory discourse; Mr. of Wareham, engaged in prayer. The next Meeting will be held at Mr. Jay, of Bath, preached the AnMr. Bennett's, Ronisey, October 7. nual Sermon for the Fund of the
Widows 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 dona at the White Hart Inn, Brentwood, tion of 1001. Various other subon Tuesday, May 26.
scriptions and donations were made,
amounting to 1351. 28. 6d. ; in the On Thursday, April 16, the Rev. whole, 3631. 188. 6d.
List of Lectures, fc. 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. Platt'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. Austid. - 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.
24. LORD's Day Ev. Broad Str. Dr. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Stollery.
Rippon; Devonshire sq. Mr. The Temptations of Christ.
J. Thomas; Hare Ct. Mr. Frey;
Chapel Str. Mr. Brooksbank; JO. LORD's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr.
Palace Str. Mr. Dunu ; Barbican, Stephens; Devonshire Sq. Mr.
Mr. Knight ; Peter Street, Mr.
26. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Humphrys;
Crown Crt. Mr.Buck. -Chrispel Str. Mr. Stollery; Palace St. Mr. Greig; Barbican, Mr. Frey;
tian Fortitude. ' Peter Str. Dr. Duocan.
27. Wed. Ev. Prayer for the Nation, 11. Mon. Ev. Prayer Meeting for the
at Mr. Williams's. Nation, Surry Chapel.
28. Th. M. Fetter Lane, Mr. Callie 1.2. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Goode ;
son. - Prosperty of Soul.
31. Lard's Day Ev Hare Ct. Mr. Ev. Fetter Lane (instead of Thurs
Shenstone ; Peter St. Dr. Rippoo; day, on account of the Missionary
Palace St. Mr. Winter ; Barbican,
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 Lives Ms. Dore's.
Printed by G. Auld, Grerille Strert, London,
OF THE REV. WILLIAM TENNENT,*
Late Minister of the Gospel at Freehold, New Jersey, 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 Phidadelphia ; William, 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 liimself 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 his health, and brought on a pain in his breast, and a slight hectic. He soon became emaciated, ani! 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 happie Dess. 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, emineni for his piety and liberality, and the intimatr frierid of Mr. Tennent. His narrative may, therefore, be relied on as authentic.