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I have heard of your family-trials, and sincerely sympathize with you. May you find that the consolations of God are not small in times of peculiar need! My sincere love to all your friends, and the ministers of your acquaintance; to all of whom I am unknown, except Mr. Scott of the Lock, whom I highly esteem. I am very affectionately yours, WM. CAREY.

Extract of a Letter from a pious Lady in Switzerland.

Basil, Nov. 4, 1802. Respected Friend in Christ Jesus,

You would have heard some weeks sooner from your Basil friends, but we hoped, at the same time, to be able to give you some account of the fate of Switzerland, and of our own fate; but as yet, all is involved in darkness, and will probably continue so for some time. Mr. H. will probably give you a circumstantial account of all the late occurrences of our poor country; I will, therefore, confine myself to what regards ourselves. Thanks and praises be to God that we fare so well! We have hither. to been enabled to consider all occurrences as proceeding from the hand of our dear Saviour, and to receive them in that light; yea, we are fully persuaded that all the powers of man, combined with all the powers of darkness, are not

able, without his will, to destroy a hair of our head. His will is, that all should turn to him, and obtaia salvation; and this is, no doubt, the aim of all the great and small revolutions which are now passing in the world, with which a child of God has nothing to do, but to stand still;-to pray that our compassionate Redeemer may obtain his great aim, both with himself and with all poor sinners; patiently to submit to every yoke ;-to follow the command and example of our Lord and Master, "Render unto Cæsar the things which are Cæsar's, and unto God the things which are God's;"— to endeavour, through God's grace, more and more to disengage his heart from all attachment to the things of this world, that when the cry is heard," Escape for thy life! Look not behind thee !" we may be ready to follow the command of our Lord and Saviour; and, in confi. dent reliance upon him, to forsake houses, business, friends, and rela tions :-to trim our lamps with the oil of faith, that whenever the bridegroom calls, we may go to meet him. These, much esteemed Friend, are the sentiments and feelings of our hearts; yet I must add, not as though I had already attained, but I follow after it; and He who has given me the will (for that is undoubtedly his gift) will als enable me to perform.

Yours, &c.


SEPT. 22. The Members of the STAFFORDSHIRE, SHROPSHIRE, and CHESHIRE Associations, assembled at the Meeting-house of the Rev. Mr. Sipions, Stafford. Mr. Moreley, of Hanley, preached in the evening. The service closed with the administration of the Lord's Supper. Messrs. Brook, of Tutbury; Wilson, of Drayton; Whitteridge, of Oswestry; Williams, of Stone; Smith, of Leek; Pritchard, of Cheadle, and Chesters, of Uttoxeter, engaged in dif. terent parts of the services.

On the 23d, the ministers of the

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Associations met again, at seven o'clock in the morning, when it was resolved, That they should, with the assistance of their respective lay-friends, form a Society for the support of the Widows and Children of Deceased Ministers, and their own support, in case of superannuation, or other incapacity for public labour. - Messrs. Whitteridge, Moreley, and Kidd, were ordered to prepare a plan against the next meeting.

THE Dissenting Ministers of the WEST KENT district, united for extending the ministration of the

gospel, held their half yearly meetting at Maidstone, Nov. 2, 1802, when Mr. Gooding, of Lenham, preached in the afternoon, from Acts viii. 5.; and Mr. Kent, of Gravesend, in the evening, from Isaiahliv. 17.; the brethren, Mess. Ralph, White, Stanger, senior, Podmore, and Poppywell, engaged in prayer.

It was resolved, That Mr. John Stanger, junior, late student of the Kent seminary, be employed as an itinerant preacher in this district for the next six months, under the direction of a committee of settled pastors.

The next Mecting to be held at Maidstone, on Tuesday April 5, 1803, to meet at eleven in the forenoon, Mr. Rogers, of Eynsford, is appointed to preach in the evening.

IN our number for January last,

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we had the pleasure of informing the public, that the different deno. minations of Calvinistic dissenters in Manchester, had instituted a monthly lecture. With this they have since connected a monthly meeting for prayer. Both have been very numerously attended. The association of the several mi. nisters and congregations, uniting in these services, has greatly contributed to increase that harmony and affection which before subsisted among them; and they can, from experience, recommend the utility of such a plan in other large towns, and in every place where it is practicable. Encouraged by the happy effects they have witnessed, they intend to pursue the design of their union, hoping to enjoy the presence and blessing of the great Master of assemblies. The subjects of the lectures for the ensuing year, are as follow:

Time and Place.


Jan. 5, Mosley Str. The Care of the Soul.
Feb. 2, Lloyd St.
March 2,
Canon St.
April 6, Mosley St.
May 4, Lloyd St.

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June 1, St. George's, Christ the Believer's Life.
The Character and Privileges of
July 6, St. George's,{
Aug.3,St. George's, The Duty of Searching the Scriptures.
Sept. 7, Canon St. The Duty of taking Heed how
Oct. 5, Mosley St.
Nov. 2, Lloyd St.
Dec. 7, Canon St.

we hear.

OCT. 17, 1802, was opened at Wrawby, near Brigg, in Lincolnshire, a commodious little chapel, built about twelve years ago for the friends of Mr. Westley; but the proprietors changing their religious views, it was soon after oc

The Unsuccessfulness of the Gospel.
Complete Redemption accom-
2plished by Christ.
The Doctrine of the Atonement.
The efficacy of Divine Grace in


The Danger of Delays in Religion.

{The Importance of Preparation}

The Duty of Self-Examination.


Rev. Mr. Roby













cupied accordingly. It was opened by Mr. Clark, of Brigg, who is also minister of this place, by reading and preaching, afternoon and evening, to full congregations, from Ps. lxxxvii. 5. and 1 Sam. 7. 12.


[The Rest of our Intelligence is unavoidably deferred.]

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The Words translated from Madam Guion, by W. Cooper, Esq.


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Perfect love has pow'r to soften

Cares that might our peace destroy; Nay, does more,-transforms them often, Changing sorrow into joy.

Cooper's Guion.

Amongst thy happy blood-bought race
O may we each be found,
The praises of redeeming grace
For ever to resound!

J. M.


Ye little flock, whom Heav'n has chosen,
The wonders of its love to know;
In horrid vales, in mountains frozen,

Or where the temp'rate breezes blow;
From all your songs of joy I borrow
Delight, that makes a kindred strain ;
And ever, in your keenest sorrow,

I feel the bitterness of pain.

While in the hallow'd-paths ye wander,
Where Deity incarnate trod,
I hear the hell-taught tongue of Slan-

G. AULD, Printer, Greville Street, Londona

Proclaim her wond'rous tales abroad.
But, 'midst a blended world's reviling,

Ye still your heav'nly course pursue:
Error retires; and Anguish, smiling,
Fixes her grateful eye on you.
And shall, my soul, your zeal revering,
In careless indolence remain !
Taught by example so endearing,
O, may I never gaze in vain!


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