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tius, that the one found Christ ture endeavours may always exceed,
every where, and the other no where. rather than fall short of his present
Dr Hawker is of the former school, exertions. Under these impressions
and Jesus is the name which he the substance of the following pages
every where “delights to honour :' was delivered ;” and the sermon is
so much so, that we fear, in some now reprinted at the desire of se-
instances, he has overlooked the veral governors." Of the discourse
primary and literal sense, to intro- itself, we can say no less than that
duce allegories, which can hardly it fully answers the author's ideas
be justified. He writes, however, of what it should be ; and we might
with great modesty; and the general add, much exceeds the modesty of
design is so good, and its tendency its pretensions.
so excellent, that we earnestly hope
the author will be spared to prose. Purdon of Sin in the Blood ofJesus:
cute his design, and that it may be a Sermon preached on Philadelphia.
a standing blessing to the church, By J. M. Mason, of New York,
especially its poorer members. : 8vo. 1S.

A few copies only of this dis.
A Collection of Hymns from various course having been imported from

thors, intended as a Supplement to New York, gives us another opporDr. Wars's Psalms and Hymns. tunity of paying a tribute of respect By G. Burder, ninth edition, en. to the talents of the author, whom larged and improveit, pott 32 mo, we have repeatedly bad occasion to 15. 6d. bound. Demy 24mo, fine commend. The manly eloquence and paper, with a portrait, 25. bound. energy of this discourse have been

The sale of eight preceding and admired by those literary characters considerable editions, sirfficiently ex- who dislike its evangelical doctrines presses the public opinion on the utility of this Supplement to the LITERARY NOTICES. labours of Dr. Watts, which sup.

Tyree Volumes of the Posthu. plies the various subjects and me.

mous Works of the late Dr. H. Han tres-wanted in his psalms and hymns,

ter (containing Sermons, Lectures, without burthening congregations

&c.) with his Life, are in the press. with an expensive volume. In this

* Mr. James, of Bristol, has been edition the work is increased, by about fifty additional hymns, chiefly

long engaged in a general History of as the editor jmforms us, on the

y the Baptist Congregations in Bris

tol, which he is preparing to publish grand topic of redeeming love.

by subscription. The following We are authorised to add, that, as the former edition has been some

recommendation is subjoined to the

proposals. "The sufferings of the time out of print, this is the only

Dissenters in the reign of Charles II. one now extant with the editor's

cannot fail to be interesting to their knowledge, or which is published

descendants. The above work will, under his inspection.

we suppose, contain more informati.

on on that subject (especially as it re. A Probationary Sermon, preached in

lates to the city and nighbourhood the chapel of the Locke Hospital, Dec

of Bristol) than any thing which 12th 1802. By the Rev. W. B.

hath hitherto appeared. We there. Williams. Svo. 15.

fore heartily unite in recommending « The author's idea of a proba. it to the attention of the public. 1* tionary sermon is, that it should signed by Dr. Ryland, Messrs Jay, contain a faithful outline of the Bicheno, Fuller, Hall, Wilks, Hey, preacher's sentiments; especially, if Estlin, Lowel, Knight, Palmer, there are any points, on which an af- and Button. ter-eclaration of them may be at. Mr. Jefferson, of Basingstoke, hatt tended with disappointment, if not also issued proposals for a small dissatistiction, lle also apprehends, volume of Poems and Essays on Sathat such a discourse thould be stuc cred, Moral, and Literasy Subjects. diously plain, in order that his fue fo be published by subscription.

RELIGIOUS. INTELLIGENCE.

MISSIONARY SOCIETY. • By Dispatches just arrived from Otaheite, dated August 18, 1802, we have the pleasure to learn, that the Missionaries remained in health and peace, as at the date of the former dispatches, July 8, .

We have also the pleasure to communicate the following interesting intelligence concerning Dr. Vanderkemp and his associate, Mr. James Read; for which the public are indebted to Mr. Kay, surgeon of his Majesty's brig, the Penguin, which was stationed in the Bay of Algoa, from the month of May to the end of September 1802; during which period, this gentleman had frequent intercourse. with them. It appears that a considerable progress has been made in the Missionary settlement at Bota's Place, which is about eight miles from the Bay: - that a number of houses have been erected by the Hottentots, on a plan superior to those which they have betore been accustomed to build ; and that this work continues principally to occupy them. They subsist partly on the stores which the government has kindly supplied them with, and partly on wild fowl, which abound in that country; such as geese, turkeys, pheasants, partridges, &c.: and being furnished with imple. ments of agriculture, and possessed also of land, which the government has given to the settlement, to the extent of an hour's ride every way, there is reason to believe that they will be able to provide themselves with the means of subsistence, in sufficient plenty, after their present stock is exhausted. . They already have began to raise both wheat and rice. The exemplary conduct of the Doctor, and lis unwearied attention to the good of the natives, has conciliated their confidence in an un, bounded degree; and every intimation of his will is regarded with the most prompt obedience. In the attempt inade by the government to bring back the runaway Hottentots, the character of probity and good faith which he had acquired, was the principal means of accomplishing it, as they refused to confide in any other individual. The good effects of the establishment are already apparent in the improved morals of che natives, their order and cleanliness, both in persons and habitations, as well as in their sobriety and industry. About 200 of them constantly attend divine worship; which, at present, is conducted in a barn : their attention is serious, and their psalmody remarkably harmonious. But they worship also in the open air ; and the simple and venerable appears ance of the good man in the midst of his family, leading their devotion, on a lawn surrounded with shrubs, and enlightened by the beams of the moon, is particularly interesting. Mr. Read passes a great part of his zime at Algoa Bay, and oxercises his ministry among the English soldiers, who are stationed at that place; and who are said to be very attentive tu his discourses. Beside this, he is assiduously engaged in the instruction of children, whose progress in reading and writing is very satisfactory, -Monsieur Le Moens, the comunandant of the garrison, manifests very bigh respect for them both, and shews them every kind attention.

From the Accounts published by the United Brethren, and by the Baptist Mission Society, we learn, that the Missionary work goes on pros. perously in various parts of the world; but tor particulars we must refer to those Accounts, and to our Review of thein in the preceding pages. • By an extract of a letter, with which we have been favoured, from Dr. Rogers, of Philadelphia, dated May 12, 1803, we have the pleasure to learn Chat a very considerable revival of religios prevails in that city ;--that the

Spirit has been evidently poured from on high, -and that the different
congregations have had many accessions, particularly the Presbyterian
'churchi, under the ministry of the Rev. Mr. Milledolar; who is described
as a young man much esteemed by all the denoininations, and zealously
devoted to the cause of God. Dr. Rogers adds, "A few weeks since,
our church was visited by an extraordinary black man, from Virginia, the
Rev.. Jacob Bishop, a regularly ordained Baptist minister, aged about
forty-seven. He appears to passess astonishing mental powers, and great
piery. His deportinent humble and consistent, his principles truly ortho-
dox, his address ready and energetic. He was greatly followed and de.
servedly admired; so that we see, although the Ethiopian cannot change
his skin, God can change his heart, and of speak by whom he will speak."
Circulating

now employed, and that 566 chil.
Welch Charity Schools.

dren are instructed; the whole ex.

penditure of the past year being of the institution and play of little more than iool. Since the these schools, we gave a particular commencement of this excellent inaccount in our Magazine for 1798, stitution 5534 children have been P. 29, 231.

taught in these schools. - Subscrip, From a report lately printed, it tions are received at the Bank of appears that thirteen teachers are Glynn, Mills, and Co. London.

ASSOCIATIONS.

April 5, 1803, the WEST KENT and Golding, of Pitminster, filled Association held their Half-yearly up the other parts of the service. Meeting at Maidstone, for the En, In the afternoon, Mr. Small, of couragement of Itinerant preaching Axminster, preached froin i Cor. in the Villages; when the accounts i. &. “Who shall also copfirin you were stated, and an enquiry made unto the end," &c. Mr. Hende. into the state of the places where bourch, jun. (student) and Mr preaching has been introduced ; and, Gale, the county missionary, en. from the inforination received, there gaged in prayer. The evening ser. appears to be ground of encou. vice was begun by Mr. Tozer, of ragement to pursue the object Taunton; when Mr, Priestley, of of their union. The itinerant Shepton Mallet, preached from Acts preacher employed in this district xxviii. 13. " When the brethren Leing called to serve a particular heard of is, they came to meet us," church, it was resolved, to enquire &c; and Mr. Paul, of Castle Cary, after another. Mr. Rogers, of Eyns. offered up the cuncluding prayer. ford, preached on Gal. iv. 18.; and The next General Meeting is to be Messrs. Beaufoy, Slatterie, Stanger, held at Bruton, the last Wednesday &c. prayed. The nex: Meeting to in May, 1804. Mr. Pittard and be held at Maidstone, on Tuesday, Mr. Tyreman to preach. October 25; to meet for business May 20 and 21, was held at Ox. in the forenoun and afternoon ; and ford, the first Annual Meeting of a sermon to be preached in the even.

the Association of Baptist Congre. ing, by Mr. Arnold.

gitional Churches in this and the The General Meeting of the So. adjacent counties. The Meeting MERSET Association was held at was very numerously attended; the Wellington, May 25. Mr. Magor, accounts of the general state of of Glastonbury, picached in the religion were encouraging ; and the morning, from Rev. i. 6, “And public services were accompanied hath made us kings and priests unto with pleasing tokens of the Divine God;" and Messrs. Harrington, of Presence. The preachers were Mn Winsham; Pittard, of Martock; Coles, of Bourton Mr. Holloway,

of Reading; and Mr. Philps, an in." preached from Epli. vi. nand dependent minister of Newbury, Mr. Castleden, of Wobonrn, in Their subjects were Psalmi cxxxvii. Bedfordshire, concluded in prayer, 3,6.; Psalm cxxii. 3. ; 1 Pet. v.g. Mr. Scragss preached in the evenThe next association is appointed to ing, from Col. iii. 10.-The meet. be held at Chipping. Norton, Oxon. ing was well attended; and it was a on the Monday and Tuesday in pleasant, and, we trust, a profitable Whitsun week, 1804.

season. June 1, 1803, was held a Meeting The WILTS Association hold their of ministers at the Baptist Meet. next Half-yearly Meeting at Tru. ing in WINSLow, Bucks. Mr. do-hill, near Frome, on Tuesday, Scraggs, of Buckingham, began in the 26th of July next. prayec; Mr. Reynolds, of Nashi,

ORDINATIONS,

April 27, Mr. John MGibbon was Rev. Ebenezer White. This union set apart to the pastoral office over was publicly recognized, May 19. the congregation of Protestant Dis. Mr. Johnson, of Warrington, intro. senters, at Birdbush, Wilts, Mr. duced the service by prayer and Sedcole, of Swanage, introduced reading appropriate portions of the service by prayer and reading Scripture; Mr. Ralph, of Liver. the Scriptures. The introductory pool, prayed the general prayer; discourse was delivered by Mr. Mr. Roby, of Manchester, deliver Adams, of Salisbury, who asked ed a discourse from 2 Cor. iv. sis the questions and received the con. and Mr. Lewis, of Wrexham, fession of faith; Mr. Weston, of preached to the people, from Phil. Sherborne, offered up the ordina. ii. 29.- In the cvening, a double tion prayer, accompanied with the lecture was preached by Mr. Davies. imposition of hands. The charge of Liverpool, from Mat. v. 8.; and was delivered by Mr. Bogne, of Mr. Ralph, from Gal. iii. 21, 22.; Gosport, from John iv. 38.; Mr. Mr. Williams, of Northwich, conBennett, of Romsey, presented to cluded the services with prayer. God the intercessory prayer. The charge to the pecple was delivered

June 1, the Rev. 7. DAU'Sg was by Mr. Cox, of Fareham, from ordained to the pastoral office of the 1 Thes. . 12-15. The services Chi

church of Christ, at Dudley, Wor. were closed by the supplications of cestershire, when the following mi. Mr. Williams, of Wincanton. The sisters were engaged in the different congregation reassembled in the parts of the service: Mr. G. Elliott. evening. Mr. Bogue prayed; Mi.

of Coventry, introduced the service Bennett preached from Like viii.

by prayer and reading the Scrip 18.; and Mr. Penell, of Mcre, closed tures ; Mr. Ob. Bennett, of Ather. the day by prayer. .

stone, stated the plan of a gospel.

church, and asked the usual ques. The preceding evening, Mr. tions; Mr. T. Grove, of Walsal, Loader, of Fording-bridge, preach- offered up the ordination prayer ; ed from Ezek. xxxvi. 37.; and Mr. Mr. J. Moody, of Warwick, gave Morren, of Shaltsbury; and Mr. the charge ; Mr. J. Brewer, of Bir. Bannister, of Wareham, prayed. iningham, preached.

Since the death of the Rev. Wil June 8, the Rev. Thomas Hitchin Wisdr Aritage +, the church assem. was ordained to the pastoral office, bling in Queen - street, Chester, at Bromstone, Statfordshire, when kias been destitute of a stated pass the following ministers were engagzos, till the recent choice of the ed: Messrs. Chester, Wilson, Burder,

4. A Merror of that eminent Servant of God, aj peared in the second volume of the Evangelical Magazine.

Moseley, Williams, and Sissons. supplied the people for some time. A church is now formed and settled having accepted the call of this inin a place, which, being very disa fant church, was, on the ist of tant from all the means of grace, June, solemnly set apart by imposi. was, a few years ago, remarkably tion of hands. The service was in. ignorant and profligate.

troduced by Mr. Gray (assistant to Jo the evening of the same day, Mr. Booth) who read a portion of a new chapel was opened at New. Scripture and prayer; Mr. Thomas' port, in Shropshire, the former be. Thomas stated the nature of ordina. ing obliged to be pulled down. tion, and asked the usual qupstions; Part of the same ministers engaged. Mr. Carr then delivered an account

April 8, 1803. In the afternoon, of his religious sentinients; Dr. a small church of the particular Jenkins, of Walworth, prayed the Baptist denomination, was formed ordination - prayer, and addressed at Camberwell, near London. In the pastor, from Acts xx. 27; Mr. the evening there was a public Coxhead, of Wild.street, prayed; meeting; at which several ministers Mr. Upton, of Blackfriars, preached from London were present, to recog. to the people, from 1 Peter v. 10.; nize and improve the important and Mr. Ready, of Peckham, con, union, Mr. Carr, who has statedly cluded with prayer,

CHAPELS OPENED.

Jan. 4, 1803, was opened Be. In the morning, Mr. Hanforth, of thesda chapel, Lioerpool, a new and Gatley, introduced the service by Commodious place of worship, erect- reading the Scriptures, and by ed by the Independent congregation prayer; and Mr. Bradley, of Man. under the Rev. John Ralph, late of chester, preached from Ps. lxxxix. Cleck Heaton, Yorkshire. Three 15.- In the afternoon, Mr. Thco sermons were preached by the Rev. dosius, of New Windsor, near Man, P. S. Charrier, W. Roby, and S. chester, prayed; and Mr. Roby: Bradley, of Manchester, from Ps. preached from Ps. cxviij. 29.-A XC. 16.; Phil. i. 17.; and i Cor. xii. chapel was very much wanted in 27.; Messrs. Johnstone, Davies, this populous village ; and there is Sharp, Bruce, and Alexander, en- a pleasing prospect of usefulness, gaged in prayer in the different ser,

We have the pleasure to hear, vices.

that the chapel at Teignmouth, De: A private house was opened for

yon, built by the late Rev. Mr. preaching, in the ancient town of Holmes, of Exeter, is again opened Corfe Castle, on the 20th of January for public worship, after having lasi, by Mr. Banister, of Wareham. been shut up for a considerable Mr. Sedcole of Swanage, and Mr.

time. The people are now favoured Banister, have engaged to preach

with a regular minister, the Res. there alternately, every fortnight. Mr. Trap; and we hope the great

May's, 1803.-A neat and com. Head of the church will be pleased modions place of worship was open to bless his labours in that place of ed at Cross-Street, near Manchester, genteel resort,

DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE,

We are very much concerned to and teach in any meeting or assem. learn that an Act of Assembly has bly of negroes, or people of cos been passed in fainaica, which sub. lour," to be “deemed and taken to jects all persons “not qualified ac- be rogues and vagabonds;" and cording to the laws” in that island, accordingly, such are liable to be and who shall “ presume to preach apprehended and committed to the

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