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churches and other places of wor- the prospect of usefulness is very ship, together with the Subscrip- encouraging. tions, amounted to more than £580.
On the last Wednesday in April, The Sixth Half-yearly Meeting of the Bedfordshire Union of Christians the Cheshire Union was held at hedd their Annual Assembly. Dr. Sandbach, April 5 and 6. On Tues. Winter, of London, preached in the day evening, Mr. Forster, froin forenoon, at Mr. Hillyard's MeetCheshunt College, preached from ing-house, from Phil. i. 27, •StrivRom. iii. 30, 31; Mr. Ashton, of ing together for the faith of the Stockport, preached on Wednesday gospel, Afterwards the Secretary mornings at five o'clock, from Luke and Treșsurer read their Reports, xxiv. 32. The Committee met at and the business of the Society was eight to conduct the business of the transacted. Mr. Henpell, of WoolItineracy, At twelve, Mr. White, laston, preached in the evening, at of Chester, preached from Dan. xii. 'Mr: Anthony's Meeting-house, from 4 ; and in the evening, Mr. Wilson, Heb, xii. 17, · On ministers watchof Nortla wich, from Matt. xvi. 26; ing for souks.' Messrs. Arrow, of and at six next morning, Mr. Evans, Godmanchester, T. P. Bull, of Newof Stockport, from Isa. 1. 10. The port, and T. Morell, of St. Neot's, followiag ministers engaged in pray- engaged in prayer. er at the several services : Mi, Tur
The Hall-yearly Association of ner, of Knutsford ; Mr. Bennet, of the Independent Ministers of Essex, Dunkenfield; Mr. Smith, of Nant
will be held at Mr. Nuston's, in Epo wich ; Mr. Evans, &c.— The object ping, on the afternoon of Monday, of this Union of Ministers and Con.
June 5, and on Tuesday, the 6th. gregations is, the Spread of the
Mr. Chaplin to preach on Monday Gospel in the Dark Parts of the
evening, and Mr. Thornton on TuesCounty, by Means of Itinerant day morning. There will also be an Preaching. We doubt not but it afternoon service, Mr. John Hyatt, will yield real pleasure to the friends of London, to preach ; when a colof Zion to hear that a very exten- lection will be made for the large sive and promising prospect of fu
Sunday School established in that ture success appears before us, Sandbach there is a sinall but increasing church; and in several
RECENT DEATAS. other places there are societies form.
On Saturday evening, May 13, ed for prayer, reading the Scrip
Dr. Beilby Porteus, the Bishop of tures, and experimental conference. Those who have known, in times London, departed this life, aged 75. past, the several parts of the coun
On Sunday this event was announced ty, where the gospel is now intro
to the public by the tolling of St.
Paul's bell. His Lordship’s piety. duced, are greatly affected with the
and zeal to promote religion at pleasing change that has taken place, not only in individual charac: home and abroad, entitle him to a ters, but, in soine degree, even in
high place in the esteem of man
kind. the surrounding neighbourhoods.-We have abundant reason to say, We are deeply concerned to state, • The Lord hath done great things that the Report, circulated some for us, whereof we are glad !' time ago, respecting the death of PARKGATE Cuapel. - April 14.
Dr. Korr, of Madras, was too well At the much-frequented watering: the gospel, and friend of the Mission
founded. That valuable minister of place of Parkgate, Cheshire, a neat chapel was opened, with the Church
ary Cause, expired on the 15th of Service. Those who feel an interest
April, 1808, after an illness (a bilia iu the spread of the gospel, will re
ous fever) of 14 days. joice in its being brought to a place Died lately (after a few days illwhere the service of God was never ness) the Rev. Dr. Henry Hunter, publicly introduced, in any forın of Edinburgh, one of the Ministers whatever. The neighbourhood is of that city, aod Professor of Diviprery extensive and populous, and uity in the University.
MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS AND DONATIONS, which have been advised of previously to the 23d of May.
For the Collections made in London at the Missionary Meeting, see p. 259.
L. d. Auxiliary Society, at Rev. Dr. Collyer's Chapel, Peckham 65 13
Ditto, at Walthamstow, by the Rev. Mr. Collison 14 15
32 Rev. Gr. Williams and Congregation, Gate Street
27 3 6 w. Bishop and Congregation, Gloucester
o Q Mr. Lambert and Congregation, Hull
37 7 Mr. Kidd and Friends, Cottingham
4 4 0 Collection at the Chapel, Reading, by the Rev. G. Burder 52 17 6 Reading Auxiliary Society, by the Rev. A. Douglas
7 76 Rev. Mr. Harris and Congregat:on, Fordhain
T 10 First Annual Sermon at Sheffield, by the Rev. John Dawson and Congressation
20 18 A few Friends at the Rev. J. Boden's, Sheffield Some Young Perseps in the Independent Congregation at 'Colchester, by Mr. Diss
0 Rev. Mr. Waiker and Congregation, Peppard Messrs. Sloper and Elliott and Friends, Devizes
23 0 Geo. Towi.send and Congregation, Ramsgate
17 14 6 Mr. Bennett and Congregation, Romsey
42 2 Mr. Kingsbury and Congregation, Southampton
63 13 10 Mr. Griffin and Congregation, Portsea
7116 Benjamin Pyne and Erionds, Duxford
15 A Mr. Jefferson and Friends, Basingstoke
10 0 Mr. Scamp and Friends, Havant
22 2 6 Mr. Hackett and Friends, Shepherd's Market (additional Dovation).
3 16 % Mr. Siart and Friends, Folkstone
32 12 0
50 A Friend and a Widaw's Mite, by Rev. J. Townsend
2 2 0 Priends, by the Rev. C. Buck
4 10 6 A Friend io the Society
50 0 Omicron
50. 0 A German Gentleman in Paramaribo, Dear Surinam, by the Rev.
2 2 0 Anonymous, by the Rev. G. Border
i 10 6 A few Young Ladies at a Boarding School at Hertford, by the Rev. Mr. Maslin
1.80 A Fricod, by ditlo
I 12 0 Prieods, by the Rev. Mr. Jeary A Thank-offering, by Mr. Moxley
1 10 By the Hands of the Rev. Mr. Allen, of Exeter Rev. Mr. Marsh and Friends, Reading
5 5 0 Rev. J. K. Martyn, jun. and Friends, Pertenhall
5 0 0 Rev. Mr. Smelle and Friends, Great Grimsby
I 10 0
Pripted by G. AULD, Greville Street, London
MR. EDITOR, As you have, not long since, inserted, a Memoir of my late much - respected Preceptor, the Rev. T. Penty cross, a few slight Anecdotes of that Gentleman may not be unacceptable to your Readers, especially as they are characteristic of the man, and may be relied on as authentic.
I amn, Sir, yours, &c.
C. B. A. MR. PENTYcRoss had a happy method of fixing the atten. tion of his congregation, by occasionally making a sudden pause in his discourse, followed by a short and impressive sentence, of which the following is an instance; which will also exemplify bis method of improving little occurrences in a strik. ing manner.
One Sabbath morning Mr. P. who, like other extemporary preachers, experienced many varieties of frame, was so entirely ing rossed with the importance of his subject, that he exceeded bis usual time, and the clock strụck one. After pausing a moment, he exclaimed with great energy, “ Time reproves me, but Eternity commends me !"--and then resumed the discourse with much earnestness, continuing to preach for a considerable time longer in a very impressive manner.
Mr. P. possessed, in an eminent degree, that spirit which ought to distinguish every Minister of the Gospel; namely, an ardent desire of being useful to the souls of men; occasionally evidenced in a way which discovered also somewhat of an adventurous or romantic turn of mind, as will appear by the following anecdote :
Being in London, and not having an engagement to preach, he resolved to go to one of those offices where Clergymen are furnished with employ (hoping that he might thus get admittance into some pulpit, where the gospel was not preached); and on ask. ing the gentlemen at the office if he could procure any, he was answered in the affirmative, but that the spot was distant : “ And how much will you give me?" said Mr. P.-" We can only