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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 Treapications 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 Memthat at their meetings the state and hers of the Corpmittee, 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 such requisitions to be given in writing of Missionary 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. Geo. The following REGULATIONS are Burder, Secretary of the Missionary respectfully offered to the consideration Society; or to Mr. D, Langton, Assistof the religious public, suhject to such ant Secretary, at J. Hardeastle's, Esq. variations as local circumsiances may Oh Swan Stairs, London, render necessary.
1. One Shilling, or more, per Quarter I n recording recent events relating to constitute a Meinber.
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 Committee of Twelve faithful ministers. Severad 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 Jabours 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 eyen- off before we received the afflictive ing, precisely; when a Treasurer, Se information of the death of that truly cretary, and Committee shall be chosen lively and zealous 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. 22, aged 50. 4. The Committee shall be empow. After a day of severe ministerial ered to appoint gratuitous Collectors labour (Juiy 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 succeeding Quarter. another journey, with hope of im.
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, he became Quarter Day, the Collectors shall give gradually worse; was, for several up their books to the Secretary; and weeks, 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 collecting books by the grave, under the coumunjon-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, * Tim, iv. 7, 8, was preached on to the astonishment of himself and Sunday, Dec. 7, by Mr. Burder, his his friends, recovered in a considerintimate friend. The discourse, in- able degree. Uuable, however, to cluding 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. he 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 he 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 labours 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. 7th. That in a friend near Reading; who, on his the morning, at Tottenham Court being taken ill, sent him hoine in his Chapel, by the Rev. Matthew Wilks, carriage. He continued to bring up a from Acts viji. 3, “ And devout men great quantity of blood; and expired Cirricd Stephen to his burial, and about three o'clock on Wednesday made great lamentations over him.” morning. The sermon 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 Matt. xxiv. 44, “Therefore be ye also have not been favoured with any acready; 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 pear 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. Tev. Henry Mead, B. A. of Trinity Mr. Mead was not a man of the College, Cambridge. He was origin first-rate abilities; but he was genera Dially a student at Lady Huntingdon's ally esteemed as a preacher. His College, Trevecca. Afterwards he took views of truth were, what are generally Orders in the established church, and termed, Calvinistic; and he continued levane ininister of Ram's Chapel, firmly attached to them to the end. Huckness of which Mr. Eyre was He was an affectionate friend, and, af erwards minister. He was chosen when in health, lively in conversation.
int lecturer of St. John'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 married the daughter of
On Friday, Dec. 5, died, aged 46, Cooper, Esq. a lady of whose good the Rev. William Alphonsus Gunn,
sense, piety, and amiable temper it is Curate of St. Mary Wooluoth, Lom. , impossible to conceive too highly, bard 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 Stepney, 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. His health, at length, declined Farnham, where his labours were very $0, that he was rarely able to preach; useful; but he was disinis sed by the and on a fast day in 1797, he preach- rector, in 1992, at the instigation of ed, what 'he expected would prove, some 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 llenleyed to the conversion and edification of ou Thallies for the benefit of thc 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 beld on dulgent to their bodies, Mr. Gunn, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1807, at the Rev. Mr. amidst all his labours, was habitually 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." once. 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 Aull, in the vault under St. Mary Woolnoth's preached in the morning, from Psalm church. His funeral was most respecto
oxxti. 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 of people, who filled the church.
cxlvi. 16. ,' 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 Ixiii. 1. Messrs. Cocket, Lloyd, and paid to the ministers 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. Feb. 12, Th. Pithay. Spirituality of the Kingdom of Christ. Mr. Lowell. Mar. 11, W. Tabernacle. Aid of the Spirit in Prayer. " Pithay Mipis.
Duty of Christians to promote Religio Mr. Page. Apr. 14, Tu. Bridge Str. }
Cohes ous Knowledge. May 12, Tu. Broadmead. Sin of Covetousness.
Mr. Thorp. June 16, Tu. Castle Gr. Great Evil of Sin."
Dr. Ryland. July 16, Th. Pithay. Divinity of Christ.
Tab. Minis. nSImportance of Union among all True Men Aug. 12, W. Tabernacle. 3
Mr. Lowell. • Christians. Sept. 15, Tu. Bridge Str. Divinity of the Holy Spirit.
Pithay Minis, Oct. 13, Tu. Broadmead. Agency and Artifices of Satan,
Mr. Thorp Nov. 10, Tu. Castle Gr. Interınediate State.
Mr Page. Dec. 17, Th. Pithay. Eficacy of Divine Grace.
UNITED MEETING OF PRAYER,
to be held in Bristol, for the Year 1807.
List of Lectures, fc. in and near London, for January.
]. Th. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Burder. 18. LORD's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mra Advantages of Religion.
Gaffee ; Hare Ct. Mr. Winter;
Peter Str. Mr. Spilsbury; Palace 4. Lord's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr. Str. Mr. Winter; Orange Str. Mr.
J.Clayton; Palace Str. Mr. Durn; Burder.
21. Wed. Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the 5. Mon. Ev. Missionary Prayer-Ment Nation, at Dr. Rippon's. ing, Adelphi, Mr.
22. Th. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Hughes. 6. Tu. M. Broad St. Mr. Barber.
The Excellence of the Gospel. m. Wed. Ez. Prayer Meeting for the 23. Frid. Ev. Sermon to Young Per
Nation, at the late Mr. Booth's. sons, at Founders' Hall, Lothbury, 8. Th. M. Monthly Meeting (Indep.) Mr. Brooksbank to preach.
at Mr.Winter's, New Court, Mr. Clayton to preach. - The Perseverance of the Saints.
25. LORD's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr. Er. Fetter Lane, Mr. Ford.
Dore; Hare Crt. Mr. Lyndall; The Consequences of Sin, as it re
Palace Street, Mr. Gore; Peter spects the present Life.'
Str. Mr. Brichan.
28. Wed. Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the . Lord's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr.' Nation, at Mr. Brooksbank's.
Hughes ; Palace Street, Mr. J. 29. Th. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Towo-
[This List is unavoidably incomplete.] Mr. Burder. 12. Mon. Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the Natjon, Surry Chapet. .
MINISTERS SUPPLYING AT 13Tu. M. Broad St. Mr. Clayton. 4. Wed. Ev. Prayer Meeting for the Surry Chapel, Mr. R. Hill. Nation, at Mr. Winter's.
Spa Fields, Mr. Jcary. 5. Th. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. J. Clay
Sion Chapel, Mr. W. Bennett. ton..- The Best Electio ff.
Hoxton Chapel, Mr. Gawthorne.
MISSIONARY PRAYER-MEETINGS; 1807
- Rev. Mr. Williams
MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c. L. From the Associated Burgher-Congregation, in the Kin
cardine, by Alloa, N. Britain, by Rev. Mr. Campbell Legacy of Mrs. Catherine Farr, late of Turner's Square,
Hoxtou, deceased, by Mr. R. Walker, one of the
Legacy of Mr. B. Coles, late of Homerton, deceased, by
Res. W. Goode, A. M. one of the Executors Duty pald by Executors
ODE ON THE NEW YEAR.
Love bestow'd my daily bread,
Drew the curtains of the night:
Love, whep fainting, rais'd me up,
Soothid my sorrows, chac'd my fears, And the present hastens on,
Sweeten'd ev'ry bitter cup, Urging Time to reach his last! Eas'd my pains and dry'd my tears! When we view departed years, Love hath smooth'd my rugged way,
Mingled grief and praises flow : All my waud'ring steps forgave; Heav'nly love throughout appears, .Found me when I went astray,
Mix'd with human guilt and woe ! Kind to seek, and strong to save! Unaccustom'd to the yoke,
Thus far safely led along,
Finish the last year with song,
THE FUTURE. .
As Winter, all gloviny and cold,
Attends on the dawn of the year a
The gloom of afiiction severe!
: Their aspect with sorrow remarka
of times that grow stormy and dark!