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people of God. This she accompanied with an humble acknowledgement that she was unworthy of the least of all God's mercies. The sermon in improvement of her death was preached at Holbeach, by brother Chamberlain, to a crowded congregation, from Psalm xvii. 15. In the character of the subject of this sketch there were several features worthy of notice and imitation. Her disposition was amiable and kind, which rendered her ever anxious to promote the comfort and happiness of those about her. She symphathized, as she was well able from experience to do, with the afflicted, and her loss will be felt by many. And not less obvious was her gratitude than her kindness; she was habitually grateful to God for his mercies, and to her fellow christians and fellow creatures for any kindness shown her. Moreover her patience under suffering was evident to all but herself. Still what she was that was acceptable to God, she was by his grace. Be ours the wisdom to be followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.


R. K.

MR. J, GOODALL died at Epworth, on the 19th Nov. 1850, in his 76th year. Mr. Goodall lived about thirty-seven years at Epworth, where he followed his profession as surgeon &c, and brought up a family of seven children. In 1836 he removed to Rotherham Dispensary, to which he had been elected as apothecary, and in which capacity he acted eleven years, when his physical strength so far failed him as to oblige him to retire from business, in his seventy-third year. From Rotherham, Mr. G. and his wife removed to Epworth, the scene of his active life, at which place it was not long before he was called to exchange the short season of earthly rest for that rest which is with them who sleep in Jesus. From the earliest remembrance which the writer has of the subject of this notice, he was outwardly and uniformly favourable to religion. He always evinced personal respect for the ministers of the gospel, and such as were known to him were welcome at his house. He

had studiously sought to attain to the righteousness which is of the law, and as might be expected he had to struggle with a self-righteous spirit, and it was long before his confidence was shaken. It pleased God however in his perfect wisdom to commence the work of humiliation by gentle attacks on the outward frame, and in a way exactly suited to such a form of unbelief, gradually admonishing him of the frail nature of his bodily life, while through the same experience, the Lord was making positive appeals to his heart in the frequent presentation of his grace by those who had tasted of it. By this means did God in his mercy bring him to the knowledge of himself, and of his grace in Christ Jesus. Though never formally connected with the Baptists, he visited Sheffield in the last summer of his life, 1850, and on Lord's-day August 18th, publicly professed his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by baptism. Afterwards he enjoyed the satisfaction of having been enabled to obey the Lord. In his last illness he was suddenly and alarmingly made aware of his critical condition, but his faith stood the shock. During the continuance he was called to considerable continuance and langour, but the Lord enabled him to endure it cheerfully. From time to time he assured his family and friends that his foundation was Christ. A minister who visited him in his last affliction, in company with a christian friend, says, "Joy beamed on his countenance as he put out his hand to welcome the servants of God; he spoke of the dealings of God with his soul, and the mercy of Christ to him as a lost sinner; of the Spirit's witness, of its sanctifying influences, of the approach of the last enemy, the certainty of victory through the blood of the Lamb. He said, 'I have no doubts, no fears; death is disarmed; Christ is my rock, my shelter, my refuge, my all.' Raising his hands, he said, 'Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift! Wonderful! wonderful! that Christ loved me and gave himself for me; shall I not praise him for his wonderful love?"" His last distinct words were, "Victory, through the blood of the Lamb." W. A. G.


were received.

THE LINCOLNSHIRE CONFERENCE was held | From several of the churches no reports at Spalding, December 4th, 1851. In the morning, brother Mathews of Boston preached, from Isaiah ix. 1-7.

At the meeting for business in the afternoon the numbers reported as having been baptized were, Boston, eight; Coningsby, four; Pinchbeck, one; Wisbech, three. VOL. 14.-N.S.


Resolved,-1. That brother Barrass of Holbeach be requested to act as Secretary for the usual term.

2. That this Conference recommend to the immediate attention of the churches connected therewith, "The Ministers'

Fund," sanctioned by the Association; | which Mr. Mantle, of Hose, baptized the especially as the first subscriptions are payable this month.


3. That this Conference recommend Fellowship Meetings" to be regularly held among all the members of our churches, for mutual spiritual edification. 4. That this Conference recommend the formation of "Olive Leaf Circles " among the sisters of our churches; for the promotion of Peace principles, as exhibited in Elihu Burritt's "Bond of


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LONGFORD Union Place.-On Lord's-day, Nov. 30th, our minister, Rev. J. Salisbury, administered the ordinance of believers'

baptism to six persons, three males and three females, after preaching an impressive and convincing sermon, from Exodus xii. 26, "What mean ye by this service?" Notwithstanding the extreme coldness of the weather, the attendance both at the chapel and the water side was numerous and attentive. This is the first time our baptismal waters have been troubled for a considerable time; but the cause is now assuming a more encouraging aspect: the congregations have considerably increased. The good seed has been sown in the ministry of the word, and watered by the prayers of the church; and we have satisfactory omens of a good result.

E. T.

BROUGHTON.-On Lord's-day afternoon, Nov. 16th, 1851, the ordinance of believers' baptism was administered in this place to four females. Mr. Hatton, of Dalby, preached an appropriate discourse, from Acts ii. 41,-"Then they that gladly received the word were baptized;" after

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candidates in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. The congregation was very good and attentive. In the evening Mr. Hatton gave an encouraging address to the newly-baptized, from Col. iii. 1-4, If ye then be risen with Christ," &c.; after which the ordinance of the Lord'ssupper was administered. Many stayed to witness our order. We found it to be a time of refreshing from the presence of the Lord. Prospects seem to be rather more cheering as there are others enquiring the way to Zion, with their faces thitherwards.

1851, an aged female submitted to the MACCLESFIELD.-On Lord's-day, Dec, 7, sacred ordinance of baptism, after a convincing discourse by our pastor. On the same day she and an aged brother who but has been connected with the Wesleywas baptized by the late Mr. Pickering, ans several years, were admitted to the Lord's table, and presented with the right hand of fellowship. After the sermon in the evening three young persons from the Sabbath-school were publicly dismissed, and recognized as teachers; and each presented with a copy of Pike's "Persuasives to Early Piety."


BOSTON.-This day (Dec. 7,) eight precious souls, who had previously been baptized, were received into communion with Two of them were formerly Methodists. The number of members present at the Lord's-table was far larger than on any previous occasion during the year. May this be a sign of returning spiritual life and holiness, and an answer to the prayers, and reward of the labours of our beloved pastor, whose great anxiety is to see the church holy, active and prosperous.

CLAYTON.-On Lord's-day morning, Nov. 16th, seven persons were baptized on a profession of their faith in Christ, by Mr. H. Asten of Keightly, who has recently become our pastor. In the afternoon an address was delivered from Heb. iv. 14. The Lord's-supper was then administered, and the right hand of fellowship given to the newly-baptized. We are happy to say that six of the number are teachers in the Sabbath-school, and trust they may be faithful unto death, that they may receive the crown of life.

SAWLEY.-Lord's-day, Nov. 2, we had another pleasing addition to our number. Sixteen persons were baptized and received into the church. It was a day of much spiritual enjoyment, and impressions were made which we hope will be lasting. We are thankful to say, others are "enquiring the way to Zion with their faces thither

wards." The Lord be praised for these
delightful instances of his presence and
W. B. S.

HALIFAX.-On Lord's-day, Dec. 14th,

Mr. Horsfield of Bradford administered the

ordinance of baptism to two females, and after a few pointed remarks on the duties of church members, gave them, on behalf of the church, a hearty welcome to its blessings and privileges. I. A. R.

Gill of Melbourne preached two excellent sermons in the School-room connected with the above place of worship, on Sunday, Dec. 14th, 1851, after which collections

were made for the Sabbath school, amounting to £30 11s. 1¿d.

The room will accommodate 600 people. in the evening, many persons having to go The congregations were good, especially away for want of accommodation. CHAPELS, &c.

The re

LONDON, Commercial-road. opening services of Commercial-road chapel commenced on Thursday, Nov. 13. The Hon. and Rev. B. Noel, M. A., preached in the afternoon, and the Rev. J. Leifchild, D. D., in the evening, to overflowing con

PORTSEA.-On Wednesday evening, December 3rd, six persons were added to this church by the ordinance of baptism. The congregation was, even for such an occasion, unusually numerous. Our excellent pastor preached a most eloquent and searching sermon, from 2 Cor. viii. 5, "on the duty and obligation of christian fellow-gregations. ship." The service was in every respect remarkably solemn and impressive.

LOUGHBOROUGH, Wood-gate.-Three persons were baptized in this place on Lord'sday, December 7th, after a sermon on the confession and baptism of the Eunuch.

NOTTINGHAM, Stoney-street.-On Lord'sday, Dec. 7th, after an excellent sermon by the Rev. W. Jarrom (who had been attending the missionary meetings at our country stations) thirteen persons were baptized by our esteemed pastor, Mr. Hunter, and in the afternoon were received into the fellowship of the church, with eight others, some of whom had previously been members. B. W. Y.

BARTON.-On Lord's-day, Nov. 16th, 1851, three persons were baptized, and united to the church.

CONINGSBY.-On Lord's-day evening, Nov, 30, after a convincing sermon by our esteemed pastor, from Acts. ii. 38, four believers were baptized, two males and two females, sisters. Two of the candidates had been consistent members of the Wesleyan body for several years, and another a member of the Primitive Methodists. One of the males had been in the army more than seventeen years, and was engaged in the battles of Toulouse, Orthes, St. Sebastian, Vittoria and Corunna. congregation was large. On the following Sabbath they were all received into the church at the Lord's-table, in the of a goodly number of spectators. S. S.



HINCKLEY.-We have heard that the G. B. cause in this place is assuming a promising aspect, under the ministry of Mr. Stenson. Eight or nine have recently been added by baptism, and the congrega. tions have considerably improved.

On Sabbath, Nov. 16th, the Rev. J. H. Hinton, M. A., preached in the morning, and our esteemed pastor in the evening. On the following Tuesday, 18th, above 300 of our friends celebrated the opening of the school-room by taking tea together, which church and congregation, after which a was kindly provided by the ladies of the public meeting was held. The proceeds of collections, tea-meeting, donations, &c., amounted to above £90. The Revds. Messrs. Stevenson of the Borough-road, Underwood of Paddington, Kenedy, M. A., of Stepney, Finch and others took part in the services.

The alterations and additions in the above place of worship are 20 feet added to the length of the chapel, and a large school-room and class-rooms, which are capable of accommodating about 500 children; childrens' galleries, a new organ, and two splendid gas chandeliers, which add greatly to the beauty of our compact sanc


LEICESTER, Dover-street.-This place of worship has been recently cleaned and painted. The expense, about £30, has been defrayed.

J. B.

PETERBOROUGH CHAPEL.-The following sums have been received per Rev. W. Jarrom. Falmouth-P. H. Gutheridge, Esq., 10s; J. P. Dunning 5s; Robt. Rinrel, 2s 6d; John Dinnis, 2s 6d; W. Newcombe, 5s; E. Clarke, 5s; a Friend, 2s 6d; Kate, 2s 6d; a Friend, 2s 6d; Mr. Trethowan, 5s. Kegworth:-Mrs. Green, 2s 6d. Newthorpe :- -Mr. Barton, 2s 6d. Total £2 7s 6d.

STOKE-ON-TRENT.-On Monday, Nov. 10, 1851, a public tea meeting was held at this place, in the Wesleyan school-room, a large and commodious building, kindly lent for the occasion. The object of the BURNLEY, Enon Chapel--The Rev. T. meeting was to countenance and encourage


the few friends there in building a house for God, which is very much needed. There was a large attendance; upwards of £11. were realized. The chair was occupied by J. Asperry, Esq, deacon of an Independent church in the neighbourhood. Addresses were delivered by Rev. Messrs. Edwards, (Indep.) Cook, (Wesleyan ;) E. Stevenson of Loughborough, and others. It may be stated that about £180 has been pledged towards the object. It is pleasing to record that there were at the meeting many of other denominations, several of whom contributed trays. The opportunity was felt to be refreshing and stimulating; Brother B. Walker, of Nottingham, had promised to be there, but was prevented by family affliction; he however, generously sent £5., and promised to beg amongst his friends £5. in addition. Would that more would do likewise, and thus help those who are willing to help themselves.


REV. J. C. PIKE.-We learn from a correspondent that Mr. J. C. Pike has accepted a unanimous invitation to become the pastor of the G. B. church in Dover street, Leicester, and that his stated labours commence on Lord's-day, Jan. 4, 1852.

REV. H. ASHBERRY, late of the G. B. academy, has accepted an invitation from the G.B. church in Eyre Street, Sheffield, and, with the concurrence of the committee, enters on his labours the first Sabbath in the present month. May the Lord be with him!

REV. J. TAYLOR, of the academy, having received a cordial invitation to serve the G. B. church at Allerton, Yorkshire, has engaged to commence his ministry with them, with the current year.

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The engraving above presents the chaste and classic front of the new G. B. Chapel, Claremont Terrace, Strangeways, Manchester. It was intended to insert this at the head of the notice of the opening given last month, but the block did not arrive in time. We shall be glad to insert engravings of any of our new chapels, if the friends who possess them will forward them for that purpose.-ED.



DATED AUGUST 26, 1851.

down and up the Mahanuddee for a few similar trip on the Katjuree branch, if days. I should be very glad to take a opportunity can be found.

"I sent you the new tract on the Lord's My students, during the month, have day, 5000 of which we had printed. We attended a little more closely than previhave printed the Epistle of James, St. ously, and have afforded proportionately Paul's Epistle to the Romans, the Ephemore satisfaction; but they do not rank sians, and also the Epistle of Jude. We very high. How the breaches made by have now at the printer's the Epistle to age and death in our itineracy ranks are to the Galatians, and that to the Colossians; be filled up, I see not at present. It is and "The Two Friends," revised, a large just possible that conference may throw tract originally by Dr. Milne. It contains some light upon the question, but at very much excellent matter, and the con- present there seems little hope of regainversational style renders it to some attracing our former strength, much less of so tive and interesting. I have gone through the whole of it twice with my teacher; not to change the ideas, for they are excellent, but to make it more adapted to a large class of readers, who objected to it because of its Too kwa. I am going on with other portions of the New Testament, but the printers here are slow, and require much superintendance. The word of God is a light which shines brighter and purer than any other, and has an influence over the human mind which no other publications possess, "how well soever they may be written."

"We have yet both our schools and our Chinese preachings, when we have sometimes a good number and at other times few. We circulate tracts and portions of the word of God, and have opportunities of addressing the children in the school. I have Chinese prayers with our servants and teachers twice a day, when I read and explain a portion of Scripture and pray with them. The neighbours are godless, and have no concern for their souls; the Chinese are indeed an irreligious race. Money is their chief god, and this dying world seems to engross all their attention. They do not seem to comprehend at all your desire to do them spiritual good, and it inspires no joy and excites no gratitude. The day of salvation will come ere long, when there will be among these people times of great refreshing from the Lord."


Cuttack, Sep. 25, 1851. MY DEAR BROTHER.-There is so little variety in my daily pursuits that I have very little to write about, unless I forward some brief items of a short exploring trip

As I

increasing it as to extend our operations. favourable, and his return is probable, but Reports from Mr. Wilkinson are more Mr. Bachelor and family have fixed on returning to America via England this year. Aug. 23, 1851.-Left home this morning (Saturday,) with Mrs. S. and Mary to take have no preaching on the Sabbath, except a short trip down the Mahanuddee. occasionally, as a supply, I felt justified in spending a Sabbath now and then in some quiet spot in the country, where I could preach to the heathen. I should do this oftener were Cuttack more conveniently located for this purpose. We had, moreover in this trip, a special purpose-to survey the neighbourhood for the most suitable spot for a missionary station. We glided slowly down the stream, and reached our destination, Ayutpoor, on the Pika stream, about four o'clock. I immediately the village much smaller than I expected, went ashore to look at the place. I found poverty struck, and otherwise unpromising. The salt depôt here, which I expected would attract many people, is on a reduced scale; and, in short, the place appeared much less inviting than when I

last visited it.

and then crossed the Pika to visit the vilI gave away some gospels and tracts, lages of Barumber and Barda (not Barada), the latter, as I approached Kesinagara, presents a more inviting aspect than Ayutpoor, but carries us further away than we wished. Providence permitting, we shall again visit this neighbourhood and extend our survey.

several people, and on my return to the Had some religious conversation with boat, a little company seated themselves on the sandy beach and listened to some remarks on the way of salvation. They very willingly accepted as many books as

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