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tius, that the one found Christ every where, and the other no where. Dr Hawker is of the former school, and Jesus is the name which he every where "delights to honour:" so much so, that we fear, in some instances, he has overlooked the primary and literal sense, to introduce allegories, which can hardly be justified. He writes, however, with great modesty; and the general design is so good, and its tendency so excellent, that we earnestly hope the author will be spared to prosecute his design, and that it may be a standing blessing to the church, especially its poorer members.

A Collection of Hymns from various thors, intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. By G. Burder, ninth edition, enlarged and improved, pott 32mo, 15. 6d. bound. Demy 24mo, fine paper, with a portrait, 25. bound.

The sale of eight preceding and considerable editions, sufficiently expresses the public opinion on the utility of this Supplement to the labours of Dr. Watts, which supplies the various subjects and me. tres wanted in his psalms and hymns, without burthening congregations with an expensive volume. In this edition the work is increased, by about fifty additional hymns, chiefly as the editor informs us, on the grand topic of redeeming love.

We are authorised to add, that, as the former edition has been some

time out of print, this is the only one now extant with the editor's knowledge, or which is published under his inspection.

A Probationary Sermon, preached in the chapel of the Lock Hospital, Dec. 12th 1802. By the Rev. W. B.

Williams. 800. 15.

ture endeavours may always exceed, rather than fall short of his present exertions. Under these impressions the substance of the following pages was delivered ;" and the sermon is now reprinted "at the desire of several governors." Of the discourse itself, we can say no less than that it fully answers the author's ideas of what it fhould be; and we might add, much exceeds the modesty of its pretensions.

Pardon of Sin in the Blood ofJesus: a Sermon preached a Philadelphia. By J. M. Mason, of New York, 800. 15.

A few copies only of this dis. Course having been imported from New York, gives us another oppor tunity of paying a tribute of respect to the talents of the author, whom we have repeatedly bad occasion to commend. The manly eloquence and energy of this discourse have been admired by those literary characters who dislike its evangelical doctrines.

LITERARY NOTICES.

THREE Volumes of the Posthumous Works of the late Dr. H. Hun&c.) with his Life, are in the press. ter (containing Sermons, Lectures,

long engaged in a general History of Mr. James, of Bristol, has been the Baptist Congregations in Bris tol, which he is preparing to publish recommendation is subjoined to the by subscription. The following Dissenters in the reign of Charles II. proposals. The sufferings of the cannot fail to be interesting to their descendants. The above work will, we suppose, contain more information on that subject (especially as it relates to the city and neighbourhood of Bristol) than any thing which hath hitherto appeared. We there fore heartily unite in recommending it to the attention of the public." Signed by Dr. Ryland, Messrs Jay, Bicheno, Fuller, Hall, Wilks, Hey, Estlin, Lowel, Knight, Palmer, and Button.

"The author's idea of a proba. tionary sermon is, that it should contain a faithful outline of the preacher's sentiments; especially, if there are any points, on which an af ter-declaration of them may be at tended with disappointment, if not dissatisfaction. He also apprehends, that such a discourse thould be studiously plain, in order that his fu[Our Monthly List of Publisations is unavoidably deferred.]

Mr. Jefferson, of Basingstoke, hatlı also issued proposals for a small volume of Poems and Essays on Sacred, Moral, and Literary Subjects, to be published by subscription.

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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 before 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 his 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 made 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 ef fects of the establishment are already apparent in the improved morals of the 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 appearance 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 time at Algoa Bay, and exercises his ministry among the English soldiers, who are stationed at that place; and who are said to be very attentive to 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 commandant of the garrison, manifests very high 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 propperously in various parts of the world; but for particulars we must refer to those Accounts, and to our Review of them 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 that 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 'church, under the ministry of the Rev. Mr. Milledolar; who is described as a young man much esteemed by all the denominations, 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 possess astonishing mental powers, and great piety. His deportinent humble and consistent, his principles truly orthodox, 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 speak by whom he will speak."

Circulating

Welch Charity Schools.

Or the institution and plan of these schools, we gave a particular account in our Magazine for 1798, p. 29, 331.

From a report lately printed, it appears that thirteen teachers are

now employed, and that 566 children are instructed; the whole expenditure of the past year being little more than rool. Since the commencement of this excellent institution, 5534 children have been taught in these schools.-Subscriptions are received at the Bank of Glynn, Mills, and Co. London.

ASSOCIATIONS.

April 5, 1803, the WEST KENT Association held their Half-yearly Meeting at Maidstone, for the En, couragement of Itinerant preaching in the Villages; when the accounts were stated, and an enquiry made into the state of the places where preaching has been introduced; and, from the inforination received, there appears to be ground of encouragement to pursue the object of their union. The itinerant preacher employed in this district Leing called to serve a particular church, it was resolved, to enquire after another. Mr. Rogers, of Eyns ford, preached on Gal. iv. 18.; and Messrs. Beaufoy, Slatterie, Stanger, &c. prayed. The next Meeting to be held at Maidstone, on Tuesday, October 25; to meet for business in the forenoon and afternoon; and a sermon to be preached in the evening, by Mr. Arnold.

The General Meeting of the SoMERSET Association was held at Wellington, May 25. Mr. Magor, of Glastonbury, preached in the morning, from Rev. i. 6, "And hath made us kings and priests unto God:" and Messrs. Harrington, of Winsham; Pittard, of Martock;

and Golding, of Pitminster, filled up the other parts of the service.In the afternoon, Mr. Small, of Axminster, preached from 1 Cor. i. 8. "Who shall also confirm you unto the end," &c. Mr. Hende. bourch, jun. (student) and Mr Cale, the county missionary, en. gaged in prayer. The evening ser vice was begun by Mr. Tozer, of Taunton; when Mr. Priestley, of Shepton Mallet, preached from Acts xxviii. 15. "When the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us," &c; and Mr. Paul, of Castle Cary, offered up the concluding prayer. The next General Meeting is to be held at Bruton, the last Wednesday in May, 1804. Mr. Pittard and Mr. Tyreman to preach.

FORD, the first Annual Meeting of May 30 and 31, was held at Oxthe Association of Baptist Congre gational Churches in this and the adjacent counties. The Meeting was very numerously attended; the accounts of the general state of religion were encouraging; and the public services were accompanied with pleasing tokens of the Divine Presence. The preachers were Min Coles, of Bourton Mr. Holloway,

of Reading; and Mr. Philps, an independent minister of Newbury. Their subjects were Psalm cxxxvii. 4, 6.; Psalm cxxii. 3.; 1 Pet. v. 5. The next association is appointed to be held at Chipping Norton, Oxon. on the Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun week, 1804.

June 1, 1803, was held a Meeting of ministers at the Baptist Meeting in WINSLOW, Bucks. Mr. Scraggs, of Buckingham, began in prayer; Mr. Reynolds, of Nash,

preached from Eph. vi. 11; and Mr. Castleden, of Wobourn, in Bedfordshire, concluded in prayer. Mr. Scraggs preached in the evening, from Col. iii. ro.-The meeting was well attended; and it was a pleasant, and, we trust, a profitable

season.

The WILTS Association hold their next Half-yearly Meeting at Tru do-hiH, near Frome, on Tuesday, the 26th of July next.

ORDINATIONS.

April 27, Mr. John McGibbon was set apart to the pastoral office over the congregation of Protestant Dissenters, at Birdbush, Wilts. Mr. Sedcole, of Swanage, introduced the service by prayer and reading the Scriptures. The introductory discourse was delivered by Mr. Adams, of Salisbury, who asked the questions and received the confession of faith; Mr. Weston, of Sherborne, offered up the ordination prayer, accompanied with the imposition of hands. The charge was delivered by Mr. Bogue, of Gosport, from John iv. 38.; Mr. Bennett, of Romsey, presented to God the intercessory prayer. The charge to the people was delivered by Mr. Cox, of Fareham, from 1 Thes. v. 12-15. The services were closed by the supplications of Mr. Williams, of Wincanton. The congregation reassembled in the evening. Mr. Bogue prayed; Mr. Bennett preached from Luke viii. 18.; and Mr. Penell, of Mcre, closed the day by prayer.

The preceding evening, Mr. Loader, of Fording-bridge, preached from Ezek. xxxvi. 37.; and Mr. Morren, of Shaftsbury; and Mr. Bannister, of Wareham, prayed.

Since the death of the Rev. Wil lion Armitage +, the church assembling in Queen-street, Chester, has been destitute of a stated pas. tor, till the recent choice of the

Rev. Ebenezer White. This union was publicly recognized, May 19. Mr. Johnson, of Warrington, introduced the service by prayer and reading appropriate portions of Scripture, Mr. Ralph, of Liverpool, prayed the general prayer; Mr. Roby, of Manchester, delivered a discourse from 2 Cor. iv. 5.; and Mr. Lewis, of Wrexham, preached to the people, from Phil. ii. 29. In the evening, a double lecture was preached by Mr. Davies, of Liverpool, from Mat. v. 8. ; and Mr. Ralph, from Gal. iii. 21, 22.j Mr. Williams, of Northwich, concluded the services with prayer.

June 1, the Rev. J. Dawson was ordained to the pastoral office of the church of Christ, at Dudley, Wor. cestershire, when the following mimisters were engaged in the different parts of the service: Mr. G. Elliott, of Coventry, introduced the service by prayer and reading the Scrip tures; Mr. Ob. Bennett, of Ather. stone, stated the plan of a gospelchurch, and asked the usual ques. tions; Mr. T. Grove, of Walsal, offered up the ordination prayer; Mr. J. Moody, of Warwick, gave the charge; Mr. J. Brewer, of Bir. mingham, preached.

June S, the Rev. Thomas Hitchin was ordained to the pastoral office, at Bromstone, Staffordshire, when the following ministers were engag ed: Messrs.Chester, Wilson, Burder,

A Memoir of that eminent Servant of God, appeared in the second volume of the Evangelical Magazine.

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supplied the people for some time, having accepted the call of this in fant church, was, on the 1st of June, solemnly set apart by imposi. tion of hands. The service was in troduced by Mr. Gray (assistant to Mr. Booth) who read a portion of Scripture and prayer; Mr. Thomas' Thomas stated the nature of ordina tion, and asked the usual questions; Mr. Carr then delivered an account of his religious sentiments; Dr. Jenkins, of Walworth, prayed the ordination - prayer, and addressed the pastor, from Acts xx. 27; Mr. Coxhead, of Wild-street, prayed; Mr. Upton, of Blackfriars, preached to the people, from 1 Peter v. 10.; and Mr. Ready, of Peckham, con, cluded with prayer,

CHAPELS OPENED.

Jan. 4, 1803, was opened Be thesda chapel, Liverpool, a new and commodious place of worship, erect ed by the Independent congregation under the Rev. John Ralph, late of Cleck Heaton, Yorkshire. Three sermons were preached by the Rev. P. S. Charrier, W. Roby, and S. Bradley, of Manchester, from Ps. xc. 16.; Phil. i. 17.; and 1 Cor. xii. 27.; Messrs. Johnstone, Davies, Sharp, Bruce, and Alexander, engaged in prayer in the different ser.

vices.

A private house was opened for preaching, in the ancient town of Corfe Castle, on the 20th of January last, by Mr. Banister, of Wareham. Mr. Sedcole of Swanage, and Mr. Banister, have engaged to preach there alternately, every fortnight.

May 5, 1803.-A neat and commodious place of worship was opened at Cross-Street, near Manchester.

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In the morning, Mr. Hanforth, of Gatley, introduced the service by reading the Scriptures, and by prayer; and Mr. Bradley, of Man. chester, preached from Ps. lxxxix, 15.-In the afternoon, Mr. Theo, dosius, of New Windsor, near Man, chester, prayed; and Mr. Roby preached from Ps. cxviii. 25.—A chapel was very much wanted in this populous village; and there is a pleasing prospect of usefulness.

WE have the pleasure to hear, that the chapel at Teignmouth, Devon, built by the late Rev. Mr. Holmes, of Exeter, is again opened for public worship, after having been shut up for a considerable time. The people are now favoured with a regular minister, the Rev. Mr. Trap; and we hope the great Head of the church will be pleased to bless his labours in that place of genteel resort.

DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE,

We are very much concerned to learn that an Act of Assembly has been passed in Jamaica, which subjects all persons "not qualified according to the laws" in that island, and who shall presume to preach

and teach in any meeting or assem. bly of negroes, or people of co. lous," to be "deemed and taken to be rogues and vagabonds;→ and accordingly, such are liable to be apprehended and committed to the

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