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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner and Advocate (Newspaper) - June 6, 1857, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaPresbyterian amp a Tsiun Bruit i you a two 3?� i it Clui Adro Eatch Yolk xjx9 Xoi 3a, one thing is needful one thing have % desired of the lord this one thing i do whole no. 24$ Mckinney editor and office Gazette building fifth Street above Smithfield Pittsburgh a. Philadelphia 111 South tenth Street below Chestnut the week Endino saturday june 6, 1857.�?�ripwl meeting and parting. 11v w. Wi1itt0n Bzdick. K 1 a Mal world is fall of meetings such As this Lill a voiceless Ohal Lengo and reply sudden partings n. P. W1m.1s. Jew often in gladness to meet Here together in part full of sadness and doubting much whether we Evor shall meet thus again. Pm 1 father and Mother Sweet words of Protection 1 a sister and brother l Bonds of affection Bough dear must to sundered in Twain. and new places �9w interests borrow 1 friends and Bright faces Livert us from sorrow j?.As on through life s changes we roam 1 some spirit congenial and gentle and Loving altar Hymen al Julure us from roving and bind us Onoe More to Sweet Home. Is Ever we a re forming few friendships that yearly t wooing and charming pm binding us dearly yet these must All fail us at last. Fis life is a vapor eve Nese ent and flying Joy lighted taper in sorrow soon dying or quenched by some Hurricane blast. 1 Hopes in the distance a its scenes Ever changing his earthly existence is Milit else be est ranging us All from our Home in the skies. Rat thanks to our father whilst Here All is fleeting be turn from Earth rather r and Hope them a meeting no parting no sorrows nor sighs. Burgh May 1867.ct of the annual Deport of Domestic missions for 1856-7. I Board of Domestic missions in pie a their fifty fifth annual report to ineral Assembly desire first of All to Baledge with gratitude their obligations e great head of the Church for the a re of Success with which he has sly crowned their labors during the Cal year. Some respects we Are not able1 to report grease yet in others Jef Tuff a Gratifying Progress. While our have fallen off As compared with year preceding the number of our ovaries has been considerably augment he operations of the Board extended that is better than All the Blessing of has manifestly rested upon the labors of Vanta 7 operations of the tear. or of missionaries in commission March 56, was 387, to which have been added Rich 1, 1857, 203 making the whole or 590, and More by 24 than the year ins. A number of churches and missionary is wholly or in part supplied As far sorted by our missionaries is 904. A number of newly organized churches is number of admissions on examine tis 1,940, and on certificate 2,054, a a total of admissions of 3,994. A number in communion with churches de with the Board is 21,863. Number of Sabbath schools is 326 hers 2,610 and of scholars 16, bumber of baptisms is 2,144. The 590 missionaries who have been Ami Sion during the year 188 Haven special report for the Assembly tone third of the whole number con Bently we must increase All the returns 1 one third to make them Correct. appropriations to our missionaries from March 1, a to March 1, 1857, have been at the in Philadelphia $58,885,17, and at office in Louisville $37,219.75 making al of $96,104.92. Rio appropriations made to our Mission from March 1, 1855 to March 1 were at the office in Philadelphia ��543.34, and at the office in Louisville 645.83 making a total of $87,194.17. Quot bom this statement it appears that the Popi nations made at the office in Phil 1-ia, exceeded those made the year before _ 183, and at the office in Louisville f were More by $2,573.92 thus making a total appropriations this year More than sear preceding by $8,910.75. Eur the purpose of further comparison May state that the average approx Ria a Smade during the preceding tour years 11852 to 1856, were at the office in a Ladelphia $44,776,21, and at tire office a a Louisville $28,729.19 making a total rage of $73,505 40. I rom this statement it appears that the proper nations made from March 1,1856, to porch 1,1857, at the office in Philadelphia fee eded the average of those made during 1 four previous years $14,108.96, and at office in Louisville $8,490.56 thus sing the total excess of appropriations 1 year above the average appropriations the four preceding years $22,599.52. total amount of receipts and sources from March 1, 1856, to cd 1 j 1857, is 93,248.99, to which add Anees on hand in the different treasuries Toh 1, 1850, $21,133.17 making the be Nurceta the Board during the a $114,382.16.fhe amount paid out at the different pastries for the same time is $95,121.76, King an available balance in All the has uries on the 1st of March 1857, of p ,260,40. The amount due the Mission ies at the same Date was $12,964 86, Laving an unexpended balance of $6295. 1856 to March 1, 1857, have been less As compared with the receipts from March 1, 1855, to March 1, 1856, $3,995.63. The falling off has been in individual or special donations and legacies $2,191.33, and in the contributions of the thu roses $1,804.30. The receipts at the office in Philadelphia including the Presb Yterdal treasuries were. Greater by $2,333 20, and the receipts at the office in Louisville were less by. $6,328.83. 1 a a. A our the year the Board have. Established new missions in various sections of our country. They have a also to the extent of their ability reinforced our missionaries in the newer states and territories. Two additional missionaries have been sent to California three to Minnesota one in addition to those already there has been employed in the territory of Oregon and. One in the territory of Washington. We have also commissioned one in the state of new Hampshire. Seven additional missionaries have been employed in Missouri. Ten new men have been commissioned in Wisconsin and seventeen in Iowa which with the changes that have taken place make an increase of fifteen in those two states. We have also added two to the number of our missionaries in the territory of Kansas and the same number in the territory of Nebraska. The Board have also continued to employ a number of missionaries among our foreign population. During the past year one has Laboured among the French one among the bohemians one among the Welsh and the germans. Six of our missionaries have Laboured chiefly among the coloured people. With regard to the spiritual state of our missions the Board state that so far As they can judge from the reports of the missionaries there is ground for gratitude and Praise a 1 valued at $9,131.81 has been received during the year and distributed among the missionaries who needed it. Of this amount $4,949.72, were received at the office in Philadelphia $2,488 45 at the office in Louisville and $1,693.64, at the depot in Pittsburgh. Itinerant. During the past year thirty three of our missionaries have Quot been commissioned and employed As itinerant. The greater part of our missionaries Quot perform More or less of such service but the number above mentioned Are either wholly or almost entirely employed As itinerant. The Board again strongly urges the importance of placing a number of weak and feeble churches under the charge of itinerant missionaries in order to economize both the men and the Means of the Church. They state however the impracticability of employing any very Large number of. Itinerant in wholly destitute districts where there Are no organized churches and from which they could. Derive no pecuniary support Quot without reducing the amount no w appropriated to the1 missionary Feu re Hess a a Quot objects of the Board and their importance. The objects of the Board of Domestic missions Are two fold 1. To Supply vacant thu roses and assist weak and feeble congregations in the support of pastors. 2. To extend the boundaries of the Church by employing ministers to preach the gospel organize new congregations and form churches in the hitherto neglected and waste places of our country. The last general Assembly expressed no More than the truth when they declared that a a the cause of Domestic missions in its present and prospective relations and objects is second to no other in magnitude and Progress made by our Church in the missionary work. In 1828, the year of the re organization of the Board there were but thirty one missionaries and a income of $2,400.00 Only. In 1840, two Yearb after the division of the Church and when the parts were fairly separated there were two Hundred and fifty six missionaries and an income of $40,734,00. _ in a 1856-7, the number of missionaries employed was five Hundred and ninety and the income $93,248.99. Since the re organization of the Board we have increased a fourteen synods fifty eight presbyteries 1,035 ministers 1,178 churches and 87447 members. Since 1840. Two years after the division of the Church we have increased thirteen synods fifty three presbyteries seven Hundred and five ministers 1,473 churches and 107.1/2 communicants. These results May. Well excite our gratitude to god and ought to stimulate us to greater activity liberality and prayer. Salaries of missionaries. Danng the past year the Board have increased their average appropriation to the missionaries $17.48. The average appropriation by the Board to the missionaries last year was $191.20. During the last four years the Board have increased their average appropriations to the missionaries $59.38, which is a Little Over forty five per cent. By this Advance the annual liabilities of the Board with the present number of missionaries have been augmented More than $35,000.-00. If the people whom they serve had advanced proportionally our missionaries would now be comfortably sustained. Bun while the Board have increased their appropriations Over forty five per cent., their people have advanced Only about thirty per cent. The total average salary paid by the Board and the people to the missionaries last year was $503.60. Need of funds. The receipts of the Board fro mall sources As compared with the year preceding fell Short nearly $4,000.00, while the appropriations exceeded those of the previous year nearly $9,000.00. The receipts from the churches fell Short of the payments last year upwards of Wen. In three thousand dollars $23,282.70, and but for the balance on hand at the Coin Meir Dement of the year and the Large amount received from individual donation and legacies we would have been largely in Delit to our missionaries the close of to the aggregate receipts from it is True the available balance in Handi on the 1st&Quot of March 1857 though less March 1,1 nearly�?T2,000i00 a than the a previous Quot year a Ifa my Ewt 1 it h Jaq comparatively Large and without explanation May readily mislead the patrons of the Board. It should be borne in mind however that the amount on hand at the period of the year when our balance is reported is always larger than at any other time. From the month of March the receipts begin to fall off and during the latter part of the Spring the entire summer and the Early part of the fall the receipts Are comparatively Small so that unless our available balance at the commencement of the fiscal year is comparatively Large it would be impracticable to carry on the operations of the Board during the year. For example at the beginning of the fiscal year march1856, we reported an available balance of More than $21000.00 and yet by the 1st of november ensuing it we had Only about $3,000.00 in hand a not More than enough to meet the usual payments for two or three weeks now with a smaller balance at the beginning of the year a considerable increase in the number of our missionaries and an excess of appropriations amounting to nearly $9000.00, it is obvious that our available balance must be gradually reduced As the year advances and May be entirely exhausted before the 1st of. November next. Moreover it is Vety important that the Board should not be hampered or embarrassed i undertaking the establishment of new missions. A a a. As there Are now no collecting agents in the Field we must rely upon the pastors and sessions to see that collections Are. Taken up for the Board during the year. Non contributing churches. The Board of Domestic missions like the other boards of the Church is trying the Experiment of what is called a a the systematic Benevolence plan a and has dispensed with collecting agents altogether. This Experiment a has perhaps thus far worked As Well As could be reasonably expected it is encouraging to find that the number of contributing churches is increasing though very slowly to year. In 1855-6, the increase Over the previous year was about one hundreds and last year 1856-7, the increase Over the former year was about one fifty three. This result although encouraging is far from being satisfactory while the number of non contributing churches continues to be so Large. The number of non contributing churches last year was considerably Over sixteen Hundred the Board earnestly urges the presentation of the cause by every minister and a collection by every Church however Small it might be and respectfully insists upon the importance of greater attention to this matter on the part of All Fly presbyteries without More effective measures to carry out the systematic ramp Fife Volence plan it will undoubtedly prove a failure. The Board express their special regret that Many missionary r churches clip roses receiving Aid from , take up no collection for the Board self sus tentation. While the Board express their gratification that some of the churches have during the year become self sustaining they also express their regret that the number is comparatively so Small. A a a. Many churches now receiving Aid could do without it if the necessary self denial and Effort were made by them and Many others Are receiving More assistance than is really necessary., the attention of the presbyteries is earnestly called to this subject As one of. Great and growing importance. The number of in progressive churches is now so great and the appropriations made to them so Large in the aggregate that they already absorb a Large part of the missionary fund a and seriously Embarrass the Board in the establishment of new missions. Church debts. Many churches remain for years dependent upon the Board of Domestic missions in consequence of debts contracted in the erection of Church edifices and Many others apply from year to year for much larger appropriations toward the support of their pastors than they otherwise would from the same cause. The missionaries of the Board Are therefore advised not to encourage the building of houses of worship which would involve their congregations in an amount of debt which would impair their ability to support the gospel among them and protract their dependence upon the Board. Change of title. In order to obviate the inconvenience and the litigation and loss occasioned by the want of a distinctive title the Board obtained from the legislature of Pennsylvania a change of the corporate title of the Board. The change consists simply in the insertion of the term Domestic. Quot a the corporate title is now a follows Viz a a the trustees of the Board of Domestic missions of the presbyterian Church in the United states of american. As the benevolent intentions of testator have often been thwarted by the imperfect and illegal manner in which their wills have been written and Many thousands of dollars have been thus lost by the Board All who desire to make a bequest to the Board Are respectfully and earnestly requested to be careful in drawing their wills and especially in giving the full and exact corporate title of the Board. The state Laws differ so much. That no one form will answer in All the states but in every Case it is essential to give the right corporate name. When real estate or other property is Given let it be particularly described. Conclusion. The report concludes with an Earnest Appeal to Ghrist Iaus to Humble themselves before god in View of their past shortcomings to be More prayerful and Liberal in time to come and to take encouragement from what the lord has enabled his Church to accomplish in this vast and most promising of All missionary Fields. An Apt ,�?� said a Doe tor one Day to the Mother of a Sweet healthy babe a the ladies have deputed me to inquire what you do to have such a Lovely Happy uniformly Good child a the Mother mused for a moment Over the strangeness of a the question and then replied simply and beautifully a a a Why god has a Given me 1 healthy child and i let it alone a 1 by May or at the office $1-80 per year in a. Delivered in the City 1.75 a a a j Jose Prospect tab. Ire 1 publishing agent been issued sixty pop 3 new books and four he Fie there have been of. Los my Nee beaks Over an abstract of to a nineteenth annual report of the by amp re of publication. Presented to the Gener i Assembly at Lexington ky., 1 by 1857. The entire aspect of a the work entrusted to the Board of Pul Sci Tion at the close of another year is one a r decided Progress and encouragement. In1 Ivery department of its operations there has by est a important Advance made upon. 1 former years. This will appear from the below my. Facts presented to the Assembly is last year under the three convenient Hea get of. Production a a it ii. Distribute Iii. Sustento i. that there h works viz., forty five teen new tracts. O issued 73,000 Voli new tracts besides. Presbyterian a increase of 47,500 last year. The reprints of former publications have been 677,500 copies exclusive of 18,000 copies of selections film rouses Yei Sion of the psalms. A the total a umbel of copies of old and new publications issued during the year has been 802,500 copies a being pm increase Over last year of 212,250copies. A the total number of copies published since the organization of the Board to March 1, 1857, has been 6353,438. The report notices especially a volume of a a Plantation sermons Quot by a South Carolina pastores admirably adapted to be useful everywhere and among All classes of people but particularly intended for the Benefit a of the coloured population of our Southern states. The Board has also issued a volume of music adapted to the us of children in families and Sabbath schools called of the. Juvenile psal Modist a it also has now in press a the social psal Modist a adapted to use in family worship and in social worship generally., the Board has bestowed much attention to supplying the wants of the Church in the matter of Sabbath school books. A Large number of the new Hooks issued this year have been of this description and of admirable excellence. Suitable a manuscripts for publication Are still earnestly solicited. circulation of the Home and foreign record is now 19,000 copies having increased 1500 copies since the last report. 1 j a. The circulation of the Sabbath school visitor is now 47�?�,000 copies having increased 3,000 copies a since the last report. A ii. Are three Chan Nels through which Tho publications of the Board reach the hands of the people.,1. By regular salts from the Hye amounted during the past year to 193/578volumes, and 477,441 Pagos of it Agaj i Patilis increase to ��2, 062 vol Usfo Toter it to fest la Sof Yily a previous year exclusive of it pamphlets and periodicals. 2 distribution by this department there has been great enlargement and Peculiar encourage mint during the past year. A. The number of Colp recurs in commission within the year has been 254, being an increase of forty four Over the last have been distributed into thirty two states and territories besides the entire Range of the British provinces from the Gulf of st. Lawrence to Lake Superior. A larger number than Ever before have occupied Florida Texas Arkansas Missouri Wisconsin Michigan Kansas Nebraska Minnesota California Oregon and other new needy and important Fields. These col porters have sold 124,579 volumes distributed gratuitously 2,140,379 pages of tracts have Given away 14,802 volumes and have visited 114,182 families. In every one of these items there has been a Large increase on the results of former years. The report estimates that at least three quarters of a million of immortal souls have received during the past year either orally or in print a message respecting eternal life. A. 3. Distribution by Grants of the executive have amounted to 3,951 volumes and 162,582 pages of tracts which have been chiefly Given to needy Sabbath schools churches and ministers and to individuals for gratuitous distribution. The total distributions of the year have been As follows. By sales at publishing House 193,578 vols. A a a a by col porters 124,579 a a Given by col porters 14,802 a a granted by executive come tee 3,951 a a that the number of churches contributing to this fund has increased about forty per cent during the last year. Yet owing to the balance due from the Wolport eur fund at the beginning of the year and to the enlarged number of col porters employed the fund is still overdrawn in the sum of $2,887.77. a single collecting agent a has been employed by the Board during the. A past year. Hence every Dollar contributed for co Portage has been1 applied directly to that important work without any deduction for such agencies. And the results above related encourage the Board to Hope that Wal less special emergencies should arise it will necessary to resort to collecting a agencies. ,. Total number of volumes 336,910 which is an increase Over last year excluding sales and Grants reported by synodical col porters last year and not this year reported of 42893 volumes. The total distribution of tracts this year has been by. Sales at publishing House 477,441 pages. 2,140,379 a a granted by executive com., 162,582 a a total tracts distributed 2,780,402 a besides a Large Quantity of pamphlets and periodical papers. It. Iii. regard to the receipts of the Board there has been a most Gratifying increase this year from every source. The total receipts of the year have been from All sources $119,321.03, being an increase of $17,227.79 Over the preceding Twelvemonth. The total of expenditures of All kinds has been $118,808.42. The amount received from sales of books tracts and Sabbath school visitors has been $87,424.38 which is an increase of $10,512.81 Over the preceding year. The balance in the Treasury March 1, 1857, is .$17546.57, of which however a Large part must soon to paid out for work now in Progress. Co Portage amount received from All sources for this fund has been $23,823.62. This is a very handsome increase Over last year of $9,008.50. Deducting from this amounts received from legacies individual donations a and miscellaneous sources there has been received from the churches the sum of $15,389.25, an increase Over the sum received from the churches last year of $4,689.25, or within a very Small fraction of fifty per cent increase. _ it is. Also a highly Gratifying fact Ltd from our London correspondent. Religious anniversaries Irish april meetings Church Mission sunday school and hibernian gospel Yanong the j a a conversion of the be Ion a heft it Vortin missions Bible translation society scene m a Baptist Chapel mercy and not sacrifice Baptist tract society and Irish missionary society sermons to the Birmingham and or. Miller Bishop Skinner and scottish Episcopacy a rumoured restoration to a King s College of professor Maurice his heresies. London May 5,1857. At this season my letters must be mainly occupied with a notice of the religious anniversaries. A ,.As preliminary to the London May meetings the Rotunda in Dublin has been the scene of a series of annual meetings. Some of. These Are. Strictly National occupying a by their societies Irish ground while others Are auxiliary to the religious. Societies which have their scat and Centre in this Metropolis. A the Libish Church missions were instituted soon after the famine year 1847, by the Rev. Or. Dallas an English Clergyman who was led to take a special interest in Ireland. The influence of this society has been1 very remarkable both in the Western part of Ireland and in Dublin itself. A real work of conversion went on with great Success for several years and scriptural schools were spread Over the length and breadth of the South and West. In the diocese of Tuam a Large number of churches were opened for new congregations. Id Dublin Quot controversial sermons discussion classes attended by adults were regularly preached or held and both popish Bishops and priests were made to tremble. A Large annual income has sustained the operations of this society. In spite of archbishop Cullen s. Pastorals the extraordinary. Vigilance of the priests and preaching Tours and processions of fathers and,.others, stirring up tie fanaticism of the people and recalling was errs by their impassioned appeals ground has been seized on by the evangelical protestants which can never be regained by Rome. A a a a a. A a a 1 1 a Fly a j/.�. V. / the hibernian Bible society has.up-, wards of five Hundred auxiliaries Over the country. At the time of its institution in 1806, there were Only thirteen towns in Ireland at which the scriptures could be purchased at any. Price. Now the word of god is multiplied every where and each year the circulation increases. The Irish sunday school society is largely a Bible society also but it receives supplies chiefly from the British and foreign Bible society thus furnishing class books premiums and Reward bibles and testaments for the More deserving scholars. Its Revenue is �3695 there Are nearly two Hundred and Twenty thousand scholars and Twenty thousand teachers. The hibernian Bible society has made Grants during the period of its existence of the value of �70,000. The receipts last year were �4,632. Col porters Are now generally employed. In spite of opposition they have sold or distributed forty eight thousand five Hundred and seventy nine. Bibles. Emigrants leaving for the United states or the colonies Many of them to maoists have received nine thousand six Hundred and fifty six copies and to schools have been Given four thousand four Hundred and thirty eight copies. The hibernian Bible society is supported by the contributions of Irish protestants of All denominations and is on a Catholic basis. The benefits it has bestowed on Ireland Are incalculable and while much seed has been sown in Faith and but the first fruits have been gathered we cannot doubt that yet a full Harvest shall be reaped amid songs More Sweet and jubilant than Ever echoed from Erin s Harp since the Days of Patrick and Columba coming Back now to England and our own anniversaries i shall mention first the turkish missions Aid society. As you Are already aware its object is not to originate any new Mission but to raise funds in Aid of existing evangelical american missions in the turkish Empire. It is How Ever competent to the committee to make Grants to individuals Labouring in that Field provided that such labourers be under some recognized and responsible supervision. The popularity of this society considering its comparatively recent establishment has been great. It owed its existence to the Rev. Cuthbert Young a pious minister who in ill health visited the East and became acquainted with the working of american missions and the openings fort egos Pel among the armenians and others. He came Home and soon infected others with his enthusiasm and when he had fairly established the society making Many a deputation al its behalf and forming auxiliaries throughout the United kingdom he was again Laid aside and his work a great one being accomplished the master called him up to his presence. In 1855, the sum of �2,428 was subscribed whereas last year the funds increased to �3,16�. The prominent person on the platform of the annual meeting was general sir William of Williams of Kars the following is his testimony As to the american missionaries. General sir w. F. Williams. . Then came Forward and was received with loud cheers. He commenced by Reading tip Resolution which had been entrusted to him. He regretted that he was not Able to attend the last meeting of the society to which he was invited and he the present Opportunity to Bear testimony to the Labore of the american missionaries. In 1839 he visited Turkey As a traveler and in1840 be was sent there on a special Mission by her majesty a government. He had been a witness of the efforts of it these missionaries to spread a knowledge of the gospel in that country and too much Ore fut would not be Given to them. They had been exposed to persecution at the hands of the greek and armenian archbishops who exercised civil As Well As ecclesiastical authority. The american missionaries printed the scriptures in the turkish language they educated a number of youths who had spread themselves through the sultans dominions and he hoped the seed which they had sown would produce an abundant it Harvest on the Borders of Lake Oro Omia was assembled the remnant of the Nestorian Church who were the objects of Especial care. There he found the Printer at work and before he left the entire scripture had been reprinted. That was Only a portion of their work. These missionaries had established a school and he thought they had As Many As a Hundred pupils when he was amongst them. Undaunted by death they went constantly amongst the people administering spiritual Consolation while the doctor the Benefit of his professional skill. On the whole he Felt bound to say that these Good men were worthy of their Best support and he trusted that they would receive Large and Liberal Aid., Captain Hull stated that in the armenian districts a a wonderful change had been the British society forthe propagation of the gospel among the jews a at its recent anniversary reported an income of �4,286, including a1 balance in hand at the beginning of the year of �860. One of the speakers mentioned that an agent of the society in London had devoted himself to the study of Hindustan be in order to gain Access to the attendants of the Royal family of nude Nowin the Metropolis and that the. Was now in frequent communication with Rev. A Myers an eloquent episcopal Clergyman and a converted jew stated that at the commencement of the. Present Century there was not on this Island a single jew converted to christianity whereas now the number of such Convy res were two Hundred thousand of whom two Hundred were preachers of the gospel. This society is mainly supported by evangelical dissenters it has agents in various parts of England also on the continent and on the african coast of the Mediterranean. A As jews Are. Now flocking in Large numbers to the United states and setting up their synagogues there could nothing be done to convince them out of their own scriptures that Jesus is the Christ ? can it be right to confine our missions to gentiles ? and if As is the fact at the present time the number of converted jews is larger than since the Days of the apostles might not american christians do something to swell the number and bring fresh trophies from the hebrew nation who Are still a a be loved for the fathers Sake a and whose a a receiving shall be. A a As. Life from the dead to the whole world to the messiahs feet a athe London society for the conversion Weithe jews is a of much More extended Means and influence Shantha already described. Its Revenue approaches if it docs not exceed �100,000. Most of its promoters believe in the literal return of the jew a to their own land and of the personal Advent of Christ to Reiga at be Shaftsbury is agents Are not found As far As i know in England but Are scattered widely Over the continent and throughout the world. The Baptist missions Are always held the earliest of our anniversaries toward the close of april. The Rev. Norman my Leod preached the annual Sermon for the foreign missions. Lord Shaftsbury presided at the annual meeting. The years income amounted to �21752, being an increase Over last year of �2,065 the East and West indies Are the chief scenes of this society a trials and triumphs. The English baptists have held a meeting in Aid of Bible translations the chairman John Mara Man esq., bearing a name Quot suggestive of the Days of toil and nights of weeping in the history of missions to the Heathen when Carey and Mara Man set up their printing presses at Seramore out of the reach of a hostile East Ludia company. No doubt it is right that the baptists should raise Money for Bible translation. It is however impossible for the British and foreign Bible society to support the movement and its committee composed As it is of various denominations has been obliged. To re ase Aid from the funds to translations which invariably Render the word a a baptize a in the sense of immersion. Our Baptist friends insist that the word signifies a a dip a and a a nothing hut dip a but even scholars differ and conscientious Ped baptists cannot circulate versions which they most look upon As sectarian. Well pleased am i to see the continuation of the Able articles in the Banner and advocate on baptism. They Are surely worthy of a answer if it can be Given especially the statements As to a immersion being a jewish custom preceding the real baptism a recent scene has come to my knowledge where two Young persons were dipped and both in delicate health one As i know was fairly sent to bed by it for several Days and the kind minister tried to encourage her beforehand by telling her a a not to be afraid a while As to a second the Good Iman finding she was subject to a heart disease was a a very solicitous a about her and went so far. In his anxiety ask to hint that her wish to be baptized might perhaps be All that was required. I Honor his kindliness. But i should like it to assume a More practical shape throughout the denomination. A venerable Independent minister at Cheltenham once told me that he had known several Baptist ministers whose lives were shortened by coming Down into the cold baptistery heated from the pulpit. In the baptisms to which i have just referred the water was made tepid is this can this be a a heavens easy artless unencumbered plan a a with us amp fright and All this per May we not ask our Brethren to read Over again the words a i will have mercy and not sacrifice Baptist. Tract society has held its sixteenth annual meeting. Eighty four thousand tracts had been printed during 1 the year making a total since 1841, of upwards a of two millions As our Baptist friends Are Liberal supporters of the religious tract society one of its committee or. Joseph Gurney whom i greatly Honor and love being at the expense of the publication of the Beautiful new paragraph Bible with notes i presume that. The tracts reported Aboye As circulated by the Baptist tract society besides pressing Home the grand essentials of christianity also have inter Woven with them denominational sentiments. The strict communion baptists in England Are a limited body and besides holding a. Vini Stic views so Quot extreme As to verge on Antim onanism and to forbid All associations for missions As contrary to the sovereignty of god they will not admit to their who have not been immersed. A there Are among them Many a Xii a a a Lei to met better than their principles i riot he in their preaching and their , the Baptist Irish missionary society a was a a Pioneer Quot inside la a do to Wisse Gsand missions / to roman Gath Olios of Modem times. The schools established among the native Irish to instruct them in their own Tongue in the Way of life were greatly honoured and blessed. The society still a exist but its efforts a re limited the Day schools being attended by two if hired and Twenty five children and the Sabbath schools by six Hundred and Twenty. A there is also to to noticed the Baptis a it me Mission a the. Lobe of. Which if Jito al such Effort or Jorge spy needed a every Christian Mist bid go a Lpez a. The a number of Central station assisted throughout the year was 97 the no Ember of tributary stations 113 making a total of 210. The number of Sabbath schools is 99, containing about 1000 teachers and.-7000 scholars the number of weekly hearers is from 17,000 to 18,000, and of. Church members upwards of 4,000. It is thus in Many a Parish where reigns the coldness of spiritual death by reason of High Church or tract Arian clergy or Gay clergymen,.a people Are gathered out for Christ and the lamp of truth glows and Burns amid the darkness. But now leaving a other anniversaries for my next letter let me vary this epistle by a reference to other topics. Amongst these not the least interesting is a Noble Effort in the North of London in the Parish of Islington for the spiritual welfare of the . For their Benefit Reading and Coffee rooms have been opened and Quot Public lectures delivered1 during the Winter on various topics of interest. But this week in the Parish Church a series of sermons Are being nightly delivered by very eminent evangelical ministers expressly to the . The whole of the lower part of the Church is thrown open to them and As they come in they Are shown into the pews. The preacher Are for the six week evenings Ryle the tract writer Maguire an. Earnest irishman. Miller of Birmingham close Dean of Carlisle and formerly of Cheltenham Goodhart of Chelsea and Owen of st. Johns Bedford Row. The subjects chosen Are very suitable. Let us Hope and Pray that an abundant Blessing May follow. A i have myself two years in succession preached an annual Sermon to working men and found that it was indeed a blessed service to All engaged tokens of real Good haying been vouchsafed if we could but Bridge Over the. Gulf which a separates the ch%mliuigbd>1�roih our artiz4ris and labourers what glorious follow of what has been done in this Way at Birmingham by the or. Miller who has been preaching at Islington this week by out door preaching and other efforts for the working men and How the class whose interests Are studied appreciate a a the truth a spoken a a in love a the following is1 a pleasing illustration the Birmingham Mercury reports the half yearly Tea and music party of st. Martins working menus association. To less than twelve Hundred persons sat Down to the tables. Or. Miller passed amongst his people with a face lighted up by a Joy reflected from the merry countenances of All present and the respected ministers unalloyed Delight at the pleasure experienced by those who composed that meeting was not a Whit More intense than the satisfaction glowing in the heart of every one surrounding him. The sight was a most Welcome and interesting one and in a striking Light displayed How immensely instrumental for Good might be our clergy if each cultivated in like manner the sympathies and affections of the lowly As Well As the higher portions of the flocks in trusted to their spiritual care. Upon the conclusion of Tea. Or. Miller took his seat As president amid general cheers and previous to the musical performances made a few remarks. It is whispered that or. Miller still a Young Man will be made a Bishop should a vacancy Skinner the a a Primus a of the scottish episcopal Church,.is. No More. His excommunication of an evangelical Clergyman sir William Dunbar will be in the memory of some of your readers. The scottish episcopalians Are intensely tract Arian with a few exceptions. As an illustration of the popular feeling in Edinburgh a Short time ago a notice was seen affixed to the Gate of Dean Ramsay a Church running thus a there is a purpose of marriage Between the scotch episcopal Church and the Church of next Day appeared underneath another notice a a i forbid the bans the relationship being too there is a paragraph in Tjie morning chronicle that. Professor Maurice is about to be restored to his professorship in Kings College of which he was deprived some years ago because of his a denial of the doctrine of eternal punishment. It is also said that or. Tait Bishop of London will endorse the re appointment. It is i believe inf out feeler and As Maurice has since his dismissal published Rook on a a sacrifice a completely atonement of Christ As a substitution for the guilty or. Tait will hardly consent to ont rage the feelings of the1 evangelical christians of the Empire. A j. W. P. S. This Day Prince Albert will open the grand Art exhibition at Manchester. The collection of pictures supplied by private individuals in great Britain from the Queen a downward is magnificent the journey of life. Ten thousand human beings set Forth together on their journey. After ten years one third at least have disappeared. At a the Middle Point of the common measure of life but half Are still upon the Road. Faster and faster As the a ranks grow thinner they that remain till now become weary and lie Dow and Rise no More a at threescore and ten a band of some four Hundred yet struggle on. At ninety these have been reduced to a handful of thirty Trembo Ling patriarchs year after year they fall in . One lingers a per a haps a lonely Marvel till the Century is Over a a we look again and. The work of death is Burgess. Seek to be pardoned but above All seek to be beloved. ,

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