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tial agents of the persecution in the Can
well bave been left in desuetude—for having ton of Vaud. No. 2. This was a suffragan minister (the ligious meeting
held at his house, though it
had the Lord's Supper administered in a resame as a curate in England) in a town of the Vaud. Two persons requested to be
was. by an ordained minister. present at his family worship on the Lord's
Fr. francs. Day evening, and by degrees a larger num
1825. Nov. 25.-No. 2. ber. Misrepresentations began to fly abroad,
1826. Jan. 4. and he therefore deemed it prudent to open
1. To Madame Juvet and
her two orphan Children .......... 1000 his doors to all who came, that his whole Mar. 18.- No. 4.
500 proceedings (singing, exposition, prayer,
250 and sometimes conversation on matter of
April 5. 6. A Lady banished for at
tending and promoting religious meet. experimental religion), might be completely
100 known. This clergyman, and his pious
13.-No. 7. A Minister, or probably fellow-worshippers, were insulted with out
a private Christian (our letters merely
give the name), recommended by our cries, menaces, dirt and stones, and the
friends at Geneva, and approved by the assaults of ferocious and intoxicated persons,
200 who wore instigated by persons called re
14..-No. 8. In the same circumstances
200 spectable. Menacing placards were posted
- 26.-No. 9. A Young Minister, ba. about the town; a petard (a dangerous mis
nished for 18 months, besides a forfeitura sile of war) was exploded under his house,
of 54 louis
500 with apparently a murderous intent; and
May 3.–No. 10. Another young Minister,
banished for 18 months the magistrates openly protected the rioters,
-No. 11. A Tradesman, the Secre bat punished the innocent. This excellent
tary of a Commune, banished for 2 minister was ejected from his suffraganship,
years : thus deprived of his office, and harassed by all the maliciousness that could
his business greatly injured, if not ab
solutely destroyed be couched under legal proceedings, and
Remitted to a Minister in Switzerland, to banished for two years. He is a married
be distributed among a number of pious man, and happily has some private fortune :
and poor persons, in the Canton of yet his deprival, the costs of trial, which
Vand, who have suffered severely by oppression and persecution
509 are cruelly thrown upon the sufferers, and
Placed in the hands of two mercantile all the troubles and losses of exile, form a
gentlemen at Geneva, for distribution strong claim for the small alleviation in our
among the poor in the Vaud, who have suffered from the persecution....
250 power to offer. The Rev. Dean Curtat, of Lausanne, justifies the prohibition of Lord's Day evening meetings for prayer, by the
WEST INDIES. argument that they imply a censure on those pastors and others who devote the same
NEGRO SI AVERY. evening to card-parties. No. 3, is a young minister of distinguished
The following very affecting circumstance
is related in a Letter from S. G., & Minister talents, devotedness, and zeal, who resigned his suffraganship, and, after being subjected to
of the Society of Friends, addressed to his wife, from
in Virginia. great expense and trouble, was condemned to exile for two years. He has some pro
A physician, a man of a tender spirit, who
attended one or two of the meetings for perty, and is aided by his friends. He is
worship, held by S. G., in that land, and labouring in the preaching of the Gospel in and about Paris, and in private means of
with whose company he was pleased, said, Christian instruction.
that he was sent for by a slave-holder to No. 4, had been voted to a Minister of
visit one of his negroes ; he found the poor eminent worth and piety, an account of
patient stretched on a little straw placed on whose prosecution and sentence of banish
a plank, and covered by a blanket: bis pulse
seemed throbbing its fast, and he too much ment appears in a recent Number of the Edinburgh Review, in an article on the
exhausted to utter any complaint; the master Swiss persecutions. To him our Committee
had followed the physician, and began to yoted 201. ; but, though he had sustained
curse and swear at the dying man, telling heavy losses and expenses, he declined the
him that as soon as he recovered, he should dopation in favour of those who were less
be severely flogged for having, by his own able to sustain their privations. It was
folly, caught his sickness by attending night therefore transferred to another minister of
meetings. He was proceeding in his violent high character for learning and Christian
language when the physician checked his piety; and who, though not actually ba
rage, by informing him that the poor fellow nished, had resigned his pastorate in the
could not live many minutes. The master persecuting chureb, and had sustained other
was silent, when the dying slave, collecting losses for truth and conscience sake,
the small remains of his strength, by a last No. 5, is an occasional preacher, banished
effort said, “ Glory be to thee, O my God! for ten years from Neufchâtel-upon an an
who art now taking my soul to thyself, cient law of the Duchy, which might as
having redeemed it," --and ibstantly expired.
REV, D. S. DAVIES.
merited influence of that grace, which is
God's own time and way brings salvation to On Sabbath morning, June 18th, died the immortal souls; and it confirms the truth Rev. D. S. Davies, pastor of the Welsh In- of God's own words, “ I am sought of those depe xdent Church, Guilford-street, South- that asked not for me, I am found of them wark, London, in the 38th year of his age. that sougbt me not." The conversion of He bad been confined to his room ever since the sinper is sometimes preceded by the November last; during wbich time he had most alarming convictions, his sins are set many delightful foretastes of the glory for in order before him, that the pardoning which he was preparing ; and several inte- mercy of God may be more abundantly magresting conversations with ministers and nified ; at other times, the sinner is filled others who visited him during his illness, on with a deep and overwhelming sense of the importance of an experimental enjoy. guilt; and fear is excited in his mind, not ment of those fundamental principles of the merely from an apprehension of deserved Gospel, which had been the subject of his punishment, but because bis conduct has ministry. Sometimes he appeared anxious evinced the most hardened and daring ingra. to depart, and to be with Christ, whom bo titude to the God of his life, and to that loved, and whom he had served in the minis. blessed Redeemer who has evidently been try of the Gospel. He frequently asked his set forth as crucified before him. Though medical attendant, with great composure of God is sometimes in the whirlwind, the mind, when he thought he should be dis. earthquake, and the fire, he is also fre. missed. On one occasion he said, “had I quently in the still small voice; for the all the world in my possession, I would give Holy Spirit often operates in the soul by a it up to see the secrets of eternity this night.” gradual and almost imperceptible process He was sensible to the last, and was fre- from the earliest years of childhood; so that quently engaged in prayer and delightful it is often difficult both for the individual and communion with the Lord. About five those around to obtain that evidence of the minutes before his departure, to those around change which is desirable. It was by the bis bed he said, with a heavenly smile, “I last of these means that the subject of this shall go home now : " and at balf past five Memoir was brought to a knowledge of o'clock, on the morning of the Sabbath, his the truth, which is most generally the case bappy spirit ascended to the bosom of his with those who bave been privileged with a Redeemer and God, “ Mark the perfect religious education. Robert Scott was born man, and behold the upright, for the end of at Parkhead, in Cumberland, and was the that man is peace.” On Monday, the 25th, fourth son of the late Rev. James Scott, bis remains were removed first to tbe chapel, whose piety and zeal were exemplary; whose where for fifteen years he had preached the praise was in all the cburches while he lived; word faithfully and with success, and where, and whose name is never mentioned by those in the assembly of a numerous and deeply to whom he was known but with the deepest affected audience, a religious service was interest and the liveliest emotions of delight. performed in Welsh. The Rev. Mr. Lewis So early as ten years of age, our young of Tredustan, read the seventh chapter of friend could recollect being the subject of Job, and prayed; and the Rev. G. Griffiths, serious impressions, which evaporated when of Lampeter, preached from Phil. iji. 20, 21. he was called into active life, and necessarily Afterwards the procession moved on to introduced more into the world. At the age Bunhill-fields, where the precious remains of twelve he was bound apprentice to the of this "holy man of God” were deposi. bookbinding and stationery business, to Mr. tod, in the presence of a large concourse of Josepb Allison, of Penrith, where relimourners and spectators, who were suitablygious privileges, both in the family and on addressed at the grave, by the Rev. John the Sabbath, were enjoyed, and where the Humphreys, late principal at the Mill Hill strictest attention was paid to his religious Grammar-school.
improvement; but he still continued a stranger to vital religion, until it pleased
God, by the means of moral discipline, un. ROBERT SCOTT.
der which he was placed, in connexion with
the public means of grace, to revive and To trace the opening of the mind as the re- deepen his early impressions; and, after sult of Divine operation, is at all times pleas. giving satisfactory evidence of a change of ing and profitable; it erinces the agency of heart, in February, 1821, he was admitted the same spirit amid the greatest diversity a member of the church of Christ, now asof meansit proves the sovereign and une sembling in Ebenezer Chapel, Penrith ; and
from that period, to the time of his depar. known to be absent when the doors of the ture, his general conversation and deport- sanctuary were open. He expressed his ment proved that his beart was right with peculiar pleasure and thankfulness, that he God.
had been spared to see two of his brothers Soon after the expiration of his appren. choose the one thing needful, and pubticeship, be lest Penrith for London, where licly avow themselves on the Lord's side, he caught a severe cold, followed by a pul- and expressed his hope that the prayers of monary inflammation, which compelled him his pious father would be answered in the to leav town, with the hope of deriving salvation of those who have not yet given benefit from bis native air; but the great themselves to God. On the afternoon of Disposer of events had otherwise determined. the day previous to his death, he was visited During the former part of his illness, he and found extremely weak, but exceedingly was anxious, if it were the will of God, happy; on the evening of the same day be to recover, that he might assist bis widowed sent for his pastor again, when he was mother in the decline of life; but when it asked, if he bad any thing particular to fell to the lot of his pastor to inform him, communicate, he replied, “No, nothing that such was the nature of his disease that very particular," when he held up his trenub. it was impossible for him to recover, be re- ling and sickly hands and said, “ I feel so great ceived the intelligence with the greatest a change, and thought I should like to see composure, and the subsequent part of his you once more before I leave tho world." life was spent as one who felt that death “ I have,” said be," a good hope of houven; and eternity were at band. In London he I can with tho greatest composure and cor. was much tried by sceptical and notoriously fidence, leave niy soal in the hands of Christ; wicked shopmates, but he told the writer, Christ is all in all.” And again, he said, " tell after his return, that he viewed his visit to the young friends that Christ is worth ten London, and the affliction he was then en- thousand worlds ; God is the strength of my during, 'as dispensations of Divine provi. heart, and will be my portion for ever--I am dence, designed to bring him to more serious quite happy.” On the last day of his life, reflection, and to lead his soul nearer to he was week and much oppressed with bis God. On one occasion, when a friend vi. affliction, but no sooner were spiritual sub. sited him, he said, that Mr. had just jecis mentioned, than his countenance brightbeen to see him, and that when he entered ened and became an index to the state of his the room be lail his Bible behind his pillow; soul. Is Christ precious ? it was asked ; he but this, said he, was exceedingly wrong, for replied with firmness and pleasure ; He we ought not to be ashamed of Christ. He is precious ! very precious ! “ You would rewas ardently attached to devotional exer. commend him to your best friends ?” “Yes! cises, for he was scarcely ever left in the I would, as a friend, that sticketh closer than a room; so long as he was able to move, but brother." “In this lise, God has been grahe was found on bis knees; and so deeply cious to me, I mourn under my affliction, but was his soul engaged in the service, that his I trust I do not murmur; mine has been a friends bave frequently entered the room
life of mercy.” without ever being heard. On being asked When one who had watched the progress what were bis hopes for futurity? be replied, of disease, and the improvement of the bidden “I depend entirely on the mercy of the man of the heart, with mingled emotions of Lord Jesus Christ; I would wish to be found pain and grateful delight, took his leave of at the foot of his cross, and if I perisb, I him for the last time, it wus said, “ I trust perish.” On being asked if he bad any the Lord will be with you ;' he replied, " I charge, or advice, which he would wish to hope he will;" and rejoined, “but do you be given to his young friends after his de- doubt it?" It was answered, “No, Robert, darture, he said, “ Tell them that Christ is I do not doubt it.” “ Neither," said he, worth ten thousand worlds." At another “ do 1." On the evening of the same day, time, when interrogated relative to the state Tuesday, July 4, after lingering five months of bis mind, he said, “I have been much in a state of extreme weakness and suffering, harassed to-day with strong temptations to he fell asleep in Jesus, and on Sabbath evenindulge wicked thougbts, and to utter wicked ing, the 16th instunt, his death was improved words ; but it seems as though Satan was in Ebenezer Chapel, Penrith, from Job xix. making his last struggle.” On another oc- 25-27. Thus lived and died one who was casion, wben his minister entered the room, patient in tribulation, and instant in prayer. he said, “ I have been thinking to-day whe- At prayer meetings, and weekly lectures, as ther 1 have any cause to repent of my early well as on the Sabbath Days, he seldom failed devotedness to God; but I find I have not; to arrange and find time to occupy bis place but, said he, I have cause to repent, that I in the house of God; his prayers were have not been so diligent and attentive to earnest and impressive, and his attention to the means of grace, and the improvement of the preaching of the word was serious and my privileges us lought.” This was his dying devout. It can never be matter of surprise experience, though he bad scarcely ever been that negligent Christians should have cuuso
to complaiņ of barrenness, for this is the hearts to heaven, and “ hope to the end for Divine constitution— " Them that honour the grace that is to be brought to you at the me, I will honour;" if, therefore, we expect revelation of Jesus Christ." You may be Divine ordinances to be profitable, they must called to suffer to the latest period of time; be conscientiously, regularly, and prayerfully but if you suffer with Jesus, you shall also be regarded. The dispensation which this paper glorified together : for after a few years of records, urges every reader, but especially the disease and suffering, Lazarus was carried by young, and the friends of the deceased, angels to Abraham's bosom; and but a little fervently to pray " that they may be while and all the followers of the Lamb sball rendered meet for the inheritance of the share in the same exalted honour and felicity, saints in light.” Direct your eye and your Penrith, Aug, 14, 1826.
J. Arundel ....16J.D.
Of Evangelical Ministers, &c. voted at a Meeting of Trustees, August 2, 1826. Name. Denom. Recommended by ,£. Name, Denom. Recommended by 12. A. A. Indep. Rev. M. Wilks.
Indep. Rev. J. Cockin
G. Burder M. B.
J. Arundel .... 6
G. Burder 6
G, Burder ....6
T. East ......15 E. Gr.
G. Collison M. G-r. Presb.
J. Bulmer M. G-d. Indep.
Dr. Smith 5
G. Burder 6
J. Fletcher.... 5
Dr. Smith 6
J, Cockin 6 E. H_t.
G. Burder..... 6 J.B. Presb. J. Morison E, H-1.
6 || J. T.
G. Ewing E. H---n.
Dr. Waugh.... A, H-.
Dr. Bennett ..6E, R. H. H. Estab.
J. Cockin. 6 || A. H. R. J,
5 C. Meth, Dr. Styles 6 M. C. S, L. Indep.
G. Burder 6 | J.C. S. M.
Dr. Smith 6 || M. G. E. M.
... 6 | B-e. A. M,
H.F. Burder.. 6 | J-e.
Dr. Waugh ...0 E. B. Indep.
Dr. Smith 6 || W-e.
6 || H-e. Estab.
G, Burder 6 H-. Indep.
FOR SEPTEMBER, 1826.
LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
SUBSCRIPTIONS and Donations in aid of the Funds of this Society will be thankfully received by the Treasurer or Secretaries, at the Mission-House, Austin Friars, London ; in Edinburgh, by Mr. Geo. Yule; and in Glasgow, by Mr. William M'Gavin.
PROGRESS OF THE GOSPEL AMONG THE NATIVES OF THE
HARVEY ISLANDS, &c. Among the important objects which engaged the attention of Messrs. Tyerman and Bennet, the Society's Deputation to the South Seas, &c. prior to their leaving the islands and proceeding to the Colony of New South Wales, was the adoption of some plan for keeping up a regular intercourse between the Missionaries and the Tahitian teachers, who had been stationed in the surrounding islands. The plan, which appeared to themselves and the Missionaries to be most eligible, was, that a vessel should be every year engaged for this specific purpose. On the proposal being submitted to the Directors, they agreed to allow, on behalf of the Society, an annual sum for the object, on condition that one or more of the Missionaries should always proceed on the service. In pursuance of this arrangement, the brig Haweis was, in the autumn of last year, engaged by the Missionaries for a voyage to the islands in question. Messrs. Bourne and Williams having visited Harvey-Islands in 1823, it was considered proper by their fellow-missionaries thet one of them should take the lead in the present undertaking. The lot fell on Mr. Bourne, who accordingly embarked, on the 30th of September, on board the Haweis, accompanied by a deacon from each fo the two churches of Raiatea and Taha, and proceeded to the Harvey. Islands, and from thence to the islands of Raivavai, whence he returned to Raiatea. It is with great pleasure that we communicate to our readers the following extracts from Mr. Bourne's journal of his voyage, containing very gratifying statements relative to the progress of the Gospel, amongst the natives of the islands visited.
the Deputation, on their way to New South Wales, in June, 1824. Tiere died about
three weeks before my arrival. During the ISLAND OF MANAIA, (OR MANGEEA).
first two months of their residence on the It will be recollected that Davida and island, a few embraced the Gospel, and that Tlore, (or Tepaira) were left at Manaia by number has since increased to one hundred
and twenty. These were easily distinguish• Situated between 19° and 22° S. Lat. able among the crowd that collected on our and 180°W.Long., and between 500 and 800 going on shore, by the neatness of the miles S. W. by W. of Tahiti,
dress and their orderly behaviour. We pre