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7. 8. d.
Z. 8. d.
Arbroath, 18 7 0 Do. Bible Class .... 1 17 0 E. Horton......(A.) 0 12 0 Less Expenses.. 0 19 10 Do. Teachers 3 16 0 Collections
A Thank - offering
56 29 Do. Day-school .... 0 13 4 Collection after Ju
from a Friend, by 17 14 2 Boys'Sunday-school 16 7 11 venile Meeting 3 5 2
Rev. J. Gillies....10 Additional
0 8 7 Do. Ist Bible Clasg.. 2 4 11
196 17 2
Less Expenses.. 2 13 6 Congregational Church Mis-
sionary Association N.B. - The amount sub-Garrison-lane do,
194 3 8
Rev. J. Murker, A.M. scribed for the Native Teach- and do....
Macduff District, in
4 0 4 er, Isabella Meeking, was im- Yardley do, and do. 7 11 3 Highbury Chapel.
cluding 51. from perfectly printed in the Sep-Collections after ser
13 6 5
Miss Mitchell for tember Number: it ought to vices
Female Education 25 ............ 236 6 3 Sunday-school..... 3 3 2 have been ten pounds.
Per the late Mr.
Portsey District .... 3 16 SURREY.
458 11 7 Corn.......
1 10 5 Banff District .... Guildford.
Less Expenses.. 0 15 O The Misses Drewitt
18 00 (2 years)... 2 0 0 457 16 7
Collection after StrMiss Turner,
1 6 2
3 2 0
mon by the DepoMiss Smith 2 16 0 Mrs. Barker 1 16 i Sundry Donations.. 013 6
the Rev. L. Miss Tupper.. 2 4 8 The Misses Beasley 3 6 6 Collections
3 3 0
H. Byrnes. Juvenile Association 0 5 6 Mrs. F. Christian ... 4 5 0
61, 18s. 6d.
Mrs. Marshall, Anon...... 0 15 2 Mrs. Ellis
Teacher, for the 10 8 6 Masters E. J. and
Missionary Ship.. 04! S. C. Hardy ... 5 12 8
G89 0 1
421. 38. ed. Sarah M. Jones .... 0 13 7
Glasgot Birmingham District. Mary Ann Mcleich 0 5 0 Iartshill ......... 4 16 10 Miss Harley, for the Per William Beaumont, Esq. Miss F. Leonard.... 3 17 10
Native Giri, Jane
Great Hamilton-st. Collection at Public Minder Partridge ... 3 2 0 vis, Esq., for the
Sabbath-school ... ? Meeting 29 10 4 Miss Redding
182 Native Teacher,
Congregational Church sionary Boxes ... 41 19 9 William Holloway. 1 3 0
Missionary Box .. Do. of Servants' do.. 19 19 Master Patterson... 15 9 Halifax District.
For Magazines lectors ...
18 5 10 Mrs. Ann Turner .. 0 10 0 Brighouse Chapel The Treasurer.....
Exs. 158.; 31. 5. 2410 0 0 Mrs. Glover, for the
Collections ... 17 12 6
supp rt of the line
DENERARA Es doo Orphans in the lected by Mrs.Sug
George Tours Professor Rogers ... 1 School under the
den and Mrs. Al
Providence Chapel. Edward Barnett.Esq. 2 2 0 care of Virs. Lewig
9 10 9
Rev. J. Ketly. Rev. T. R. Barker at Nagercoil ...... 20 0 0 Do do. Mrs. Atkin
Chinese and Family 3 16 0 Mrs. Glover, for the
son and Miss Sug
Mission, in addiMrs. Thomas Avery support of the lin
11 15 0 tionto 50l.ackou (A) 2 2 0 duo Widows in the
ledged in the ReFor Native Teacher, Alms Houses at
port for 1850...... 120 J. A. James 10 00 Nagercoil, and for
Annual Collections 108 011 For the Madagascar Mr. Ilickling
5 0 0 Mrs. Lewis 10 00 Public Meeting ..., 15:10 Mission, by Sale of Do.extra Donation. 6 0 0 Mrs. Glover, for tho
Books from late Samuel Parker, Esq. ! 0 0 support of a Native Annual Collections. 31 16 6 Rev. J. J. Free Mrs. Parker 100 Teacher, named
Harrison-road Chapel. Miss James 1 0 0 Charles Glover ... 10 0 0 Annual Collections. 13 1 6
6L 115,Miss Iloyd ...
1 0 0 Mrs. Glover, for the Mr. John Freeth.... 3 0 0 support of a Native
Collections. Ist Jan., Mr.John Freeth,Jun. 2 0 0 Teacher, named Mrs. Baker
at Uniun Chapel, George Storer
Scarborough, Auxi* Rain from Ileaven" 4
hy Rev. Dr. Bone, 0 Mansfield 10 00 liary Society, per
for the Widoss' Professor Watts 1 10 Mrs. Lowe, for the
Rev. R. Balgarnie 50 0 0
and Mrs. Watts
Orphans' 1 support of a Na
Fund J. Colling, Esq. 2 2 0 tive Teacher,
The Congregatron at Mr. Forgham
1 10 named James Itill 10 0 0 Pembrokeshire, English Cooli Bazar ChaMrs. Lee... 2 2 0 Ebenezer Girls'
Auxiliary. Mr. Ellary 1 1 0 School, for the
pel, by Rev. G.
Per Rev. J. Williams
Rev. E. Stornos, Anonymous Pro
C. W. Bowen, Esq... 0 10 0 ceeds of Old Silver
0 10 0 Coins...
0 130 Mansfield Glover.. 10 0 0 Mrs. L. Bennett.... 0 10 0 " Water instead of
0 10 0
Mrs. M John
0 0 0 « Small Offering 0 2 0 ral Purposes... 11 11 1 Mr.T.C. Reyneth.. 0 5 0
LEGACIES. * It is more blessed Ebenezer Girls'
Mr.J. Thomas 0 2 6 OF Mise Elizabeth to give than to reSchool, collected Public Collection ..
Bancroft, late of ceive 5 5 0 by Eliza Cooper .. 0 2 6
Park Road, Clap* First the blade, Ebenezer Boys'
4 2 0 ham
19 19 from a few young School, for Gene
Of Mrs. Frances Friends 5 00 ral Purposes. 10 12 0
Shepherd, late of Henry Wright, Esq: 5 0 0 Ebenezer Girls' Day
Public Collection 0 19 0 Maidstone Mr. and Mrs. E.
0 13 0 School Collection .. 17 0 Of Mr. John Tap Piercy 2 : Mr. Baker......(D.) 0 10 01
late of Maidstone. 10
Contributions in aid of the Society will be thankfully received by Sir Culling Eardley Eardley, Bar
Treasurer, and Rev. Ebeneze Prout, at the Mission House, Blomfield-street, Finsbury, Londoa; \ Mr. W. F. Watson, 52, Princes-street, Edinburgh ; J. Risk, Esq., 108, Fife-place, Glasgow ; said Rev. John Hands, Society House, 32, Lower Abbey-street, Dublin. Post-Office Orders should be is favour of Rev. Ebenezer Prout, and payable at the General Post Office.
LONDON: REED AND PARDON, PRINTERS, PATERNOSTER ROY.
FOR DECEMBER, 1852.
THE EDITOR'S PLEA FOR 1853.
The issue of the last number of the of growing intelligence, we can only EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE, for 1852, re- keep our standing by the supply of minds us of the mercy by which we valuable material. To that one object, have been upheld during a year of anx- we hope to bend our undivided' attenious and earnest toil. We can say, with tion; but, in addressing ourselves to sincerity, that we have aimed to up- Christian men, do we look for too much, hold the reputation of the work com- when we solicit an interest in their fermitted to our care, and to make it wor- vent prayers, that, in the sixtieth year thy of the age in which we live, and of of the existence of the EVANGELICAL the large and enlightened constituency MAGAZINE, we may be assisted to " disamong whom it circulates. Avoiding | cern the signs of the times,” to perall spurious charity on the one hand, form our duty with manly integrity, and all undue severity on the other, we to fan the piety of the Christian church, have endeavoured to deal uprightly and to be worthy successors of the holy men forbearingly with the current questions who have gone before us, and to keep of the year; never allowing ourselves alive our own Christianity, that we may to forget that we are " set for the de- advance that of others? We feel that fence of the gospel,” from whatever no class of men among us need more quarter it may be assailed. How far the prayers of the faithful than the we have come up to our own notions of Editors of our periodical Christian literesponsibility, it is not for us to deter- rature. They stand in slippery places mine; but we are greatly cheered in and can only be upheld in the wise and our labours by the viva voce and written faithful discharge of the trust comtestimonies of not a few, whose stand- mitted to them by copious supplies of ing in the great Christian community the grace and wisdom which come from gives them the right to hold and express above. a decided opinion.
Conscious as we
we May we also be permitted to remind are, however, of many defects, and our friends, that a periodical which destrenuously resolved to aim at sleepless pends for success on a large circulation, progress, we would only regard the ap requires their cordial and energetic coprobation of our friends as an encou- operation. The EvANGELICAL MAGAragement to future and more deserving ZINE, we must venture to observe, in effort. We well know that, in this age addition to all its other claims, is the
nucleus of a large charitable fund, ex May we not, then, without a blush, clusively devoted to the widows of faith- solicit a Pulpit notice of the EvANGEful ministers. It can only support its LICAL MAGAZINE from our beloved brepresent large disbursements, by main-thren in the ministry, in the course of taining and extending its sale.- Every the present month? And may we niet year it loses many of its supporters by look to the officers of the several death and other causes. The close of churches for their hearty co-operation 1852, then, is the appropriate time to in giving effect to the kind hints of the look out for new readers of the work. And Christian Pulpit? Should not ministo whom can we look for 'cordial greet- ters' wives bé the zealous advocates of ing in our anxious labours, but to those a periodical to which many of their who have hitherto sustained us—who Christian sisters are so deeply indebted? value the Magazine--who approve its | And ought not widows in general to be principles—who rejoice in its success? the friends of this easy and cheap mode A word from them, in their several cir- of helping the honoured but often sufcles, will be sure to do us good. They fering relicts of their deceased pastors? may say, with truth, that the number A widow can say for widows what no of widows who have received gratuities, one else can; and cold will be those during the year 1852, has been 158; hearts that are not moved by the of these, 140 have been widows of Con- appeal., gregational ministers,–11 of Presby By God's blessing on our efforts, we terian brethren, — 5 of Episcopalian look forward to the coming year with clergymeu,—and 2 of Calvinistic Me- undiminished hope; as we look back on thodists. The whole sum distributed all the years of the past with thankfulfor the year, has been £1304, of which ness and praise. If we are trae to the sum the widows of Independent pas. Divine Master, he will not suffer us " to tors in England, Wales, Scotland, and labour in vain, or to spend our strength Ireland, have received the large amount for naught and in vain." of £1164.
MEMOIR OF THE LATE REY, JOHN MATHER,
OF BEVERLEY, YORKSHIRE. The Rev. John Mather was born at laboured, for many years, with acceptNewcastle-on-Tyne, on the 20th of Jan. ance and success at Dover; the second
Though we possess no was a respectable inhabitant of Newparticular account of his parents, we castle, and a true Christian. can state, that their piety was real and of the early days of the subject of consistent; and, whatever the world this brief memoir we have no account. may think, to have a valid claim to He doubtless possessed the advantage such a relationship is no slight honour. of a pious education, being brought up, He was the youngest of three sons, his from his youth, in the nurture and adfather dying before he was born; and monition of the Lord. In all probabito this circumstance, in after years, he lity, his mind was early impressed with was wont to allude, as if he had thus the importance of Divine things. The a peculiar interest in the fatherhood of example of his brothers, who, as in life, God. The oldest brother was an ho were also in Ohrist before him, must noured minister, in the connexion of have been beneficial, and calculated to the late Countess of Huntingdon, and lead to serious reflection. What were