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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 obtain 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 mand and example of our Lord and to every yoke ;-to follow the comMaster, "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 confident reliance upon him, to forsake houses, business, friends, and relations:-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 also 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. ferent parts of the services.

On the 23d, the ministers of the

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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 Meeting 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.

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 ministers 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:

In our number for January last,
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.

June 1, St. George's,

July 6, St. George's,

Aug. 3, St. George's,

Sept. 7, Canon St.

Oct. 5, Mosley St.

Nov. 2, Lloyd St.

Dec. 7, Canon St.


The Unsuccessfulness of the Gospel.
Complete Redemption accom-
plished by Christ.

The Doctrine of the Atonement.
The efficacy of Divine Grace in

Christ the Believer's Life.
"The Character and Privileges of

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The Duty of Searching the Scriptures.
The Duty of taking Heed how

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Preachers. Rev. Mr. Roby Bradley Jack





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Johnson Bradley

The Danger of Delays in Religion. { The Importance of Preparation}

for Death.

The Duty of Self-Examination.


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

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. and1 Sam. 7. 12.

[The Rest of our Intelligence is unavoidably deferred.]


Gap of my days, to thee anew
The tributary song is due,

For life continued here:
Spar'd, and supply'd, preserv'd by Thee,
Time's annual circle clos'd I see,

And hail the new-born year.

I have been spar'd,-who still am found
A barren cuib'rer of the ground,

Deserving stroke severe;

who find

But Thou hast with my manners borne,
And granted yet a space to mourn
My past unfruitful year.
I have been well supply'd ; —
A body frail, an anxious mind,
A mais of care and fear:
But Thou hast lighten'd ev'ry load,
And ev'ry needful good bestow'd,

And crown'd with love the year.
I have been well preserv'd throughout,
When evils compass'd me about,

And ev'ry foe was near:
Yet am I safe; for thy great pow'r
Has been my sword, and shield, and tow'r,
And guard, the passing year.

I have been guided on my way,
A silly wand'rer, apt to stray

And leave my Shepherd dear ;
Yet hast thou not thy sheep forsook,
But with thy faithful rod and crook

Hast led me through the year.
I have heen piloted along
Through many a shoil and tempest strong,
Where I knew not to steer :

I thought thee slumb'ring on the wave,
But thou wert watchful still, to save

From found'ring all the year.

I have been taught, who us'd to spurn
The means to know, and time to learn
With dull and deafen'd ear:
Yet hast thou open'd truths divine,
With patient precepts, line on line,
Another Gospel-year.

I have been comforted, when woe
Would sink my fainting spirits low,
And urge the secret tear:
Thy visitings have brought relief,
Thy promises have sooth'd my grief,
And made a joyful year.

I've been supported when thy frown
With heavy crosses bore me down,

Thy smile my heart would cheer:
Thou gav'st me patience for their length;
And in my weakness perfect strength
Upheld me all the year.

I have been humbled when my pridė
Disdain'd the yoke; the scourge apply'd
Hath taught me to revere :
Then have I found it passing sweet
To sit submissive at thy feet,
And lower ev'ry year.

I have been rescu'd when around

1 he shares of Sin and Death were found;
Thou didst my aid appear:

At thy rebuke the tempter fled,
And I escap'd as from the dead,
To end another year.

God of my life, I gladly own,
Through all my days thy love hath shone
In rays of mercy clear:
Make me obediently depend

On Thee, my Guide, my Guard, my Friend,
For ev'ry future year!


My dearest Lord, in love appear,
And bauish ev'ry guilty fear;
Increase my faith, confirm my hope,
And lift my drooping spirit up.

Should all forsake, my God is kind,
Make me to all thy will resign'd!
Discase, my outward frame decays;
Thy promise can my comforts raise.
My earthly house is breaking down;
O bear me to thy blissful throne,
To view the Lamb who once was slain :
My life, my portion, and my gain!
In Heav'n I shall his praises sing,
And triumph in my glorious King;
His matchless beauties there behold,
And tune his love on harps of gold.

Eye hath not seen, nor ear hath heard
What God hath for his saints prepar'd;
There Sin and Sorrow never come :
I long for this eternal home!

E. R.

Time was, is past, thou canst not it recall;
Time is, thou hast, employ the portion

Time future is not, and may never be;
Time present is the only time for Thee.


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

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