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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner (Newspaper) - November 1, 1862, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaLlev. Davie my Kinney editor and proprietor. Ter main adv nce. A in bulb subscriptions. .$1,50 in a Luna. I.�5 delivered in either of the cities. 2.00 a or two dollars to will Sond by mail a cuty number and tor one Dollar thirty three numbers. Tutors sending us Westt subscribers and upwards will thereby entitled to a paper without charge. A a Wall should be prompt a Little before the year expires a a tend payments by Safe hands or by mail. Direct All letters to Bey. David my Kinney Pittsburgh a. Original Flowers. Lovely Flowers so sweetly lending fragrance to the ambient air Here in modest Beauty bunding what on Earth so passing fair Why has god in Wisdom Given Blooming Flowers of varied Hue but to Lead our thoughts to heaven and our frailty bring to View morning Gloria fitting emblems of our Short and fleeting Span Early Blooming quickly fading such alas the life of Man. Marigolds in richest splendor bring to Stind the sordid dust wretched world Lings stoop to covet when they make Fine Gold their Trust. Lovely Star Flower name reminding us of a those who came from far to the infant Saviour s Manger guided by a wondrous1 Star. Blushing Rosee sweetly fragrant yet on prickly Briers grow telling us there is no pleasure unalloyed unmixed below. Lilies in their Virgin whiteness Lead our thoughts to realms of Light where in pure unsullied brightness saints Are dad in Robes of white., sunflowers Graceful Ever turning to the guns resplendent rays j teaching us on things celestial evermore to fix our gaze. China asters late in season All their loveliness display thus May we when life is waning labor near the close of Day. Bless we then the Wise creator who has Given these Flowers so fair pointing us from Earth to heaven to unfading beauties there. 0 May he who clothes the lilies gently guard us Here below till in Eden s Lovely Bowers All the Flo Ivers of heaven shall growl september 1862. Mart. For the presbyterian Danner. First class ministers for the West. On this subject a brother says a Send u8�?~ a Dir Best men or at least those who Are not below your average keep1 your inferior ministers m the Hast. The sentiment contained in this Short sentence is very generally entertained both by ministers and churches in the North West ministers in speaking of certain places Subh As county towns a. Bay. That is an important place and should have a minister of Good abilities and. Thea a Church can to built up. Many members of our Obure Hes also entertain the idea that their Success As a Church depends upon their having a first class minister and if their minister cannot draw a crowd to hear him and retain them even in the midst of embarrassment. Then they commence saying he is a Good Man hut Fie is not the Man to build up Zion and we must have a change. This sentiment no doubt has much to do with the Short continuance of the pastoral relation and the frequent removal of ministers in the North West and if the writer is not mistaken has seriously injured the Prosperity of a Large majority of our Chu roses and greatly impaired the usefulness of Many of our ministers. That this opinion is Correct we will give a few examples. Brother b. Settled at m-5-�?, a Small it Village surrounded b Tifful country. For a few years he quite successful and the Church ran up from a Mere handful to a respectable congregation Able to sustain their pastor one Alf or two thirds of his time. The pros Banner tee presbyterian Banner publication office Gazette buildings 84 fifth st., Pitts huh a. Philadelphia South West Cor. Of 7fu and ass Stefut vol. I. No. 7. Pittsburgh saturday nov Ember 1, 1862. Whole no. 627. Been organized had no House of worship had some Twenty five members could obtain no place where regular appointments could be made had no one to Lead the singing. The Church were doubtful whether they could gather a congregation. The minister was received with cordiality and while he never claimed to be an orator or profound Reasoner yet i think it is not saying too much when we Accord to him average talents and accept i ability is a speaker. He saw very soon that the Church could not succeed without a House of worship. With this View before him he determined to secure the erection of a House if possible. For three years he persevered amidst great discouragement in the prosecution4 of this Enterprise and succeeded in completing a neat and comfortable House at a Cost of $1,400, ail paid except about $150 of this amount the minister after having paid his subscription of $100�?advanced about $75 More intended to be returned and for the remainder he was personally responsible. To gain this object be worked with his own hands for which he made no charge the minister now Felt that by hard labor he had arrived at a Point where he was in a situation to build up the Church spiritually. A flourishing Sabbath so Hoo had been gathered and a Good choir led the singing and the congregational attendance was larger than Ever before. Up to. Near the close of the third year so far As he could see All the leading members of the Church appeared perfectly Friendly and cordial d ust As the House was finished he was called to the East by the death of his Mother. In his absence one of the elders who had pot been suspected of unfriendliness called the Church together and proposed a change and urged a proposition to get another minister. To this the majority objected and said they could never consent to so great an act of injustice As the. Dismissal of a minister who had done so much for them. This elder then admitted that he had done Well in the building of the House and that no one could have done better but to build up Zion he said he was not the Man. In this statement it is again assumed that a first class minister is necessary to build up the Church. But the writer would ask is it not fair to presume that the minister who had the influence in the Community which enabled him with Twenty five members All in limited Circum stances and 30me very Muchson to secure the Means of erecting so neat and Comfort Able a House had also the influence which no minister unacquainted with the people could have to build up Zion had he been sustained and encouraged by the members of his Church As he should. Have been ? and further was it not an act of great injustice which was calculated to Grieve away the spirit a of god to ask a stranger to. Oboe and build upon the foundation which he had Laid and in doing which he had borne the heat and Burden off the Day ? strange As it May seem this change was encouraged by at least two members of the presbytery re a we flee of Rev. C., fab wa-time8d�iidu�ti�ly�?~f<i�?~r three years upon an insufficient support wrote and invited a minister from the East to come and take his place. The other proposed to this elder to come and preach a Jiant of his time if 0. Should not con Tirifie and then after a few months wrote a letter recommending Theo Hange of which the following is an extract a a it does seem a Little hard after his labors to secure a Church building to turn brother adrift should he have no other Prospect of Settle ment. But he would not Appeal to your a compassion nor accept a Call extended out. Of Tkv result was that when these brother b. Settled at in a bh811 a a things and others a All of which had been but pleasant Village surrounded by a Beau it j for months a secret from him be Ltd a it country. few years he was cat no known to him he concluded to retire quite successful and the Church ran a up a be saw that under such circumstances his a from a Mere handful to a respectable con. Yaeju Nesa in that place was at an he demanded of the Church to assume the bal sets of usefulness and Comfort of the in is ter were greater now than Ever before j e was respected and beloved As a Good a Lous and laborious Man but not a great j Rator. God had blessed his labors but no of his members commenced saying they should have a change they needed a Inister who was a More fluent and attractive preacher the present one was a Good Man but he was too dry and their Church would not grow under him he was not the Man to fall out the people and build up the Church. These declarations were repeated to one member and then to another until finally the pastor saw some who should have been his inn Havering friends among the opposition and that his usefulness was perhaps at an end and under such circumstances offered his resignation to the presbytery and the pastoral relation was dissolved. The of Huron which had grown up from a Small beginning was left rent and peeled like the Oak which had been riven by the lightnings of heaven. The Shock to the sensitive feelings of the minister who had seen the Church gathered by his own untiring exertions Wab too great and his health failed and so far As the writer knows lie has not since had a pastoral i charge. Here is the result of the sentiment that we must have first class ministers i to build up our churches As a second illustration of this Sruti Ament take the ease of w., who took f charge of the Church Atka a Small Village surrounded by a Fertile country. As far As he a Ould see All were harmonious among themselves and Friendly with their minister. The congregations were generally Good and sometimes filled the House to its utmost capacity. He Laboured faith1 fully two years and Nineteen additions were made to the of Huron one half of whom were by profession. This was the largest a number that had Ever been added to that Church in two years. At the close of this Quot Ime they de opined to continue the labors of their minister among them. The Only season Given for this course was that they ought some other Man Hight be More Etui on the Field. Their present minister by respected As i Man and they liked his reaching from this statement it is very evident they Desh de a More talented and i Loquet minister. The Oil had tory since a hat tone is this they have had the ser never had much profit by that a replied the a anger. A a then i should Hope a said or. Jay a a that you know something of the apostles ining when he asks a what fruit had be then in those things whereof be Are now ashamed v a a i Trust i do a returned the labourer a a and that through divine Grace being made free from sin i have become a servant of god and have my fruit unto holiness that the end May be everlasting life 1�?� Christian Faith and Christian character were thus expressed and exemplified and or. Jay Felt that he had that morning been taught a lesson which he could never forget. In itself the colloquy is a Fine illustration of the Power of Christian feeling and suggests to All who would Honor Christ the duty of. Living out the apostolic injunction a a whether therefore be eat or drink old whatsoever be do do All to the glory of god a. Able Anoe due on the building offered his resignation. And thus terminated his labors among them just As he had arrived at a Point where he could expect to build up a Church. His Confidence m human Friend snips was forever Saxen. A stigma rests upon the Church As having done an act of the highest injustice. Another minister has taken his place but he is not Able to fill the House with hearers. The members Are divided in their feelings Many of them feel aggrieved that an act of so great injustice had been done their former minister and a gloom hangs Over the prospects of the Church. Such is the result of the sentiment. We must have a first class minister. By it the usefulness of ministers is Cut Short their feelings Are wounded the minds of youth Are prejudiced against religion and last but not least god s spirit is grieved by such unkindness to ministers of Jesus Christ. To says Quot inasmuch Asye have done it unto one of the least of these my Brethren be have done it unto me. Finally what right has the North West to expect �11 first class ministers and none below an average ? Why should we say to our Brethren keep your inferior ministers in the East ? Are we better than others ? the write thinks not and if she May be allowed to venture an opinion we might make Good use of some of these inferior ministers if we could be divested of that pro profane and god Disho Noring sentiment that we must have Only first class ministers for the West. Let us take such god sends and sustain and support them As the called of god. Let us Pray that god May Send us Many labourers for the great Harvest that is Here and ready to be gathered. And if god answers our prayers by sending us some who Are Good pious men but not great orators and profound thinkers let us not be so profane As to say this is not the Man to build up Zion we must have a change but rather let us Pray for him. Let us receive him As an ambassador of Christ and encourage him1 by our presence and by our labors. Let us sustain him in All proper ways and we will find that god will be with him his Torigi be will be loosed and he will speak with thoughts that glow and words the def Burn. Jane ,. Juror the presbyterian5--Banner. From the North Westera , dear Banner a Ever since i have idea in the service As regimental chaplain i have entertained the design of writing a series of Short letters to you. As i was conscious however that men some times publish their impressions to soon i did not begin at once. At length when 1 had just got an empty tracker Box mounted Oil Sticks driven into the ground in my tent and was about to commence i was sent to the rear to see a sick officer whom we had left in a House at the last Camp before we reached Farmington near Corinth on this expedition i was taken prisoner by Golbel now general Forrest of the Southern cavalry who. With a scouting party had come out into our Road i wus sent to Jackson miss and detained some time this effectually broke up my plans for writing and since i have rejoined my regiment we have been until very recently. Living quietly in Camp near Corinth w the o few events that it was lord to write. Moreover for More than a month past i Hove been too sick to write. But now through infinite goodness i Ai to proceed with my design. Much has been said m the newspapers about chaplains and very severe have Many of the remarks been. There have been cases that merited the censure that has been pronounced. Some men have been found who have fallen under the Power of new and unanticipated temptations but that the chaplains have been the useless and unworthy men. On the whole that it has been said. I am prepared to deny. Of those in the division to which my regiment belongs. I have known but one who did not seek to do All the Good he could and that one no longer occupies that place. In an other division neat to us i a now of but one useless chaplain and he was a very Good Man. Who because he lacked the faculty of adapting himself to his new place. He also has recently re signed. A and to balance such cases As these i might refer to Many who Are abundant m labors first of All let me mention our departed brother. J. Brown. He died As i have no doubt in consequence of Over exertion in the service of his regiment. He sought to commend the gospel which he preached by practical kindness to the men and by cheerfully enduring All the hardships to which they were exposed and thus he was led to expose himself to fatigue which it was not strictly necessary for him to endure. He died in Monse Quence of this conscience of duty and yet there Are men who will ask what Good he did a a 1 a there Are two other chaplains now with in the Range of my acquaintance Here who have been detached from their regiments to attend to the unfortunate coloured people who have come within our lines. There is a third who is also a medical Man detached to attend a Large Hospital Aud who does More duty As a medical Man. Than Many a surgeon. Each of these three men performs Inore hard labor than Many a Field and line officer who gravely tells his friends at borne that chaplains Are useless happen to know that even the gentleman who is chaplain of the Hospital has not escaped the charge of uselessness from one of his own office rss a townsman of his own a who Well knows his abundant labors however Little he May appreciate the clerical. Part of them. Some notice should also be taken of the character of those who set afloat these evil reports. Some of them Are Well meaning men. Who Are merely incapable of recon my my the effect of the chaplains work others Are opposed to religion and the better the chaplain is. The More they speak against him. Many feel annoyed by the Bare presence of a minister because he is a restraint to their profane inclinations a great Many both officers and privates were not m the habit of going to. Church at Home and will not attend to the chaplains preaching now and they frequently say that he does no Good. Beside these things there Are men who Tell the most Gross and abominable lies about the chaplains Aye and publish them too. Many people can take into View nothing but material results. The chaplain does not fight and some folks can conceive of no other purpose but fighting for which a Man should be attached to a regiment. Or the chaplain cannot count any As converted a a no sir i know i could not Quot a a then Madam they Are your god and they must save pointed admonition led to serious reflection and finally to the abandonment of such unworthy pleasures. European correspondence. The Maryland campaigns Mcclellan Honoreda a pro Northern demonstration m Lancashire Garibaldi Napoleon and Rome the hip Copal revivalists of last Century remarkable letters from Berridge. Robinson of Leicester and Ike countess of Oleno Rehye lessons and it Alec \ to ions London. Oct. 3. 1862. A the tidings of the Campaign in Mary land have saddened Many hearts by reason of the Slaughter while politically viewed As at present received they Are hailed by the friends of the North As favor Able to its ultimate Cees m suppressing the rebellion the character and ability of my Cly Llau As a general now shines out from beneath that Black Cloud which As is Here by lib Vod not by his fault but from his being made the victim of red tap Isih a a or something More unworthy had a hitherto eclipsed his Fame and caused the death of so Many Brave men in the Peninsula. A remarkable anti Southern and pro Northern demonstration has taken place in. The very Hearto the distressed districts. At Staley Bridge a Public meeting was convened to address the Queen i favor of intervention and attributing Lancashire distress to the american War. This was met by an amendment to the effect that the cause of the War was a the rebellion of the Southern states against the american and that this was the a cause of the distress in Lancashire the amendment was carried by a majority of nearly one Hundred to one Garibaldi is recovering., and sends a grateful letter to the English nation fonts sympathy and urges them to sustain in concert with the French the cause of italian Complete emancipation thus defeating the designs of Napoleon the emperor is playing fast land Loose with Italy although getting some credit for fresh diplomatic attempts at Rome episcopal worthies of the last Century. I proceed further to notice. Here is a copy of an original letter from the Rev. Niees of three ministers hut under their ministry there has not been a solitary addition either by profession of on certificate and some who were members have gone to Ither churches. This shows the withering Peot which a desire Only for a first class Aiu inter has upon the Chaiben Jas a third example take the Case of c., who took charge of the of Hutch of a a a to a town of some twelve or fifteen Hundred inhabitants. The Church had met Monfil the Christian life exemplified in anecdotes the late or Jay. Of Bath was one Day travelling in the country when he chanced to meet with a farm labourer who had been Busy threshing com. Good morning Friend a said or. Jay. In his usual free and Hearty manner Solomon says m All labor there is profit and i Hope you have found it i have us Drtad a Long in Fin Bir mid j. Berridge to the Rev. R. Simpson Mac under his ministrations and some christians Are so Short sighted As to conclude that therefore a is useless. For these and Many other reasons it might have been anticipated that chaplains would be spoken against. The Christian Public need not be disturbed by the clamor. They Are. After All. No More spoken against than the medical men. If a vote were taken to Day throughout the army there would be a majority in favor of the statement that our surgeons have neither the skill nor the will to do any Good and the statement would be a vast calumny too. Aside from preaching the chaplain does much for the regiment As postmaster Tus visitor to the Hospital As writer of letters for the unlearned As composer of quarrels and the like. A a Corinth. Miss. Oct.1,1862. Cards. Or. Romaine was once addressed by a lady who expressed the great pleasure she had enjoyed in his preaching and added that she could comply with his requirements. With one exception. Quot and what is that Madam ? asked or. Romaine. It Quot cards sir. A a you think you could not be Happy West Tibet them ? 1 Clesfield Everton near Biggleswade i Quot August 8. 1775of dear sir a your letter for want of a full direction rambled first to Woburn and then was remanded to London before it visited Everton. This accounts for my tardy answer when i began to Itin Erate a multitude of dangers surrounded pie. And friends., were up in arms. My College was provoked. My Bishop incensed the clergy on fire and the Church canons pointing their ghastly Mouths at Mei As you Are now doing so did i i sent letters to my i friends begging Quot their Primon or advice Quot but received unsatisfactory answers. Then i saw. If t meant to itinerate.-1 must not Confer with flesh and blood but cast myself wholly on the lord. By his help. I did so. And made a surrender of myself to Jesus., expecting to be deprived not Only of my Fellowship and vicarage but also of my Liberty. At various times complaints or presentment were carried to my college1 to a Success i be Archdeacon a and Bishops and my first diocesan frankly told me that i should be either in bedlam or in Huntingdon jail by and by but by the Good Hel p of my god i am yet in possession1 of my senses my tithes and my Liberty. And he who has Lyt Herto delivered i Trust will yet Ide liver me from the Mouths of ecclesiastical Lions and the paws of worldly hears. F a a in have suffered in nothing except from Lapi nations and Pillory treats which yet have proved More frightful than it hurtful. If you Are invited to go out take a lovers so leap neck or nothing and commit yourself to Jesus. Ask no Many a leave to preach Christ that is in evangelical and shameful seek not much advice about it that is dangerous. He that much deliberates is lost such advice 1 found Genet ally comes the wrong Way heels uppermost. Most preachers love a snug Church whole Stu Aud what they love they will prescribe. A a if you Are determined to irregular then expect wherever you go. That a storm will follow you. Which May fright you. But will bring you no real harm. Make the lord your whole Trust and All will be Well remember this brother David. For if your heart Sis resting on some human Arm for support or if your Eye is squinting it for Protection. Jesus Christ will let you fall and Roll you soundly in the Kennel to teach you better manners. If you become a recruiting must go out Duce it auspice Christo. A Quot the lord direct assist and Prosper you. Grace be with you and with your much affectionate intend and servant a John Berridge it is evident from the foregoing that air. Simpson had begun extra labors As Fletcher had done and that he had asked counsel of Berridge. A a courage my brother Quot was virtually his reply a a dare All and lor Simpson took heart and went almost a step further than his counseller he died indeed year of Alec 7 Clesfield. But As his grandson lately in formed me. And As appears from other sources of information he had Felt himself so a a Laboured within the Pale of the establishment and had moreover found so much in it which he regarded As Unic natural that had he lived but two or three weeks longer he would have seceded from the Church of England he was Cut off by fever caught from Ope of his parishioners at a comparatively Early age but within a period comparatively Short both by pen and voice he had brought a Large Revenue of glory and Honor to his lord and master the quaint humor of Berridge comes out m the foregoing letter. It was natural to As it was in the Case of Rowland. Hill of Surrey a Chapel and. Matthew Wilks of the Tabernacle in the earlier part of the present Century. But its pith is evident As is its satire on a sleepy ease Loving clergy Rich indeed in its very Justice especially the sentence --1 found generally that such advice comes the wrong Way heels you see at once before you timorous running in terror from the Quot Lions a or there is summoned before you the double picture of a the Church canons pointing her Mouths a and a Tiara Quot Parson i up his cassock to enable him to run More swiftly and As you look Down from the top of the Hill see his a a heels Are a a uppermost a As he speeds Onward and downward out of harms Way. Robinson of Leicester is a name Well known to Many of your readers especially As the author of a Standard work on a a scripture in the a collection of original letters with the loan of which i have been favored. I find a very considerable number never published from Robinsons pen. And All addressed to Simpson of Macclesfield. One of these letters from Robinson was evidently written when he was a very Young Clergyman and when he seems to have occupied Chambertin the University while serving a living As Rector or preaching As a curate somewhere to the neighbourhood of the University town As is common i know at a badge t thia Day. You will find on a saturday evening. Several persons. With their gowns. &c., in a parcel proceeding to their parishes along the. Line m. Railway carnage. It appears from this letter that Robmson had a sked Quot Simp on to Zend him some sermons he had used them publicly a Trinity College oct 1, 1772. I a a l ashamed for keeping your sermons so Long you would have had them sooner had i not been disappointed More than once in sending them. I sincerely thank you for the use off them and Haver not the least doubt but. They have been useful Amon my poor could not have assisted me at a More distracting time nor have supplied me with sermons More to my satisfaction. They Are Plain faithful and i think evangelical. And such ask i wis to preach a. Obinson continues As follows referring evidently to the. Early ministry of Simp son. Is Well As of himself. A a How do you go on at Macclesfield ? to the Curacy there has been matter of Joy to me since i declined a the thoughts of it myself. I Trust that the hand of the great. Governor of the Church hath appointed you to Alac Clesfield and me to a Witcham and will. I Hope be abundantly glorified in our respective situations. At Witcham the lord hath a done great things for us already. Of dear sir. What have we to fear who Are engaged in so glorious a cause the cause of Jesus Christ and the cause of god and no fight manfully when so great is a he Captain of our salvation shall we. Not Ory loud. Though no one should believe our report when we Are sent As the Mouth of god unto perishing lost sinners shall we not be Earnest and importunate when thousands around us Are dropping tin a i of the grave i wish i could a not , everlasting misery for his antiquarian and Book collecting tastes was knighted at the instance of the late Duke of Sussex who was himself a Book collector especially noted As having the finest collection of versions and editions of the holy scriptures. Sir John edited an edition of Simpsons life and prefixed to it a Memoir. Lady Glenor Chy is Well known As having been raised up of god in Scotland to do a Good work for god in a do generate age. In the collection of letters from which i have drawn so much 1 find a letter from that excellent lady to or Simpson illustrative of the struggles of Good laymen in the Church of England and their difficulties too when attempting to setup faithful witnesses , in buildings which they themselves had erected at their own proper Cost. The Law then forbade and possibly now forbids any Clergyman to officiate in such a building without the consent of the Rector and a License from the Bishop of the diocese Ltd Dartmouth had been applied to Fly lady Glenor Chy and Appavu gently a Secretary of state at the time for the Home department he gave her the fore going information adding a was to the Protection which it is sup need a Nobleman can give. There is no such privilege belong i ing to the peerage., a peer is allowed to appoint a number of chaplains to attend hts person and to perform a divine service in anyplace in which he resides farther than that his privilege does not extend and his a name would not serve to screen any. Minister from his diocese unless he can show that he is actually employed for the purposes lord Dartmouth adds a if or. Roe had applied tb1 parliament he a might possibly have obtained a act by which the perpetual nomination to the intended Church might be secured to him. It must always be considered As a Chapel of ease and As such at the disposal of the Rector lady Glo Dorchy pours her Moang Eom i plaint into the ear of the godly a Simpson that this would be Only a giving it up into the hands of those very men who have opposed the cause he wishes to promote. And then realizing keenly the antagonism of carnal men to True godliness. And its professors she adds the people of god Ever have been and Ever will be. Considered by the men of the world a poor and contemptible people it is curious enough that your correspondent a at present lives in a suburban Region called Quot Dartmouth and that the District around belongs to the present lord Dartmouth. This no Bleman a from what i have heard has not the will to help a or Roe. Or a lady Glenor Chy to est Abl h. Evangelical churches in High Church parishes. A a on Bencon tray gentlemen of position residing in a it appear that soon a ter the s letter w s i town on his Large estates once after written Robinson removed from his col preaching service in a theatre when they lege to reside among his new parishioners were by my Side in a sympathy and prayer at Witcham afterwards he went to the 11 was about to address the throng from the town of Leicester. And there Are several and who even to letters in the collection now lying before i a tutors and committee men in the a a special advertisements. Terms in Advance. A Zarfl 8 lines or less one insertion 60 cent Eola subsequent insertion 40 cents Eacer line beyond al it 6 Els a Square per Quarter $4.00 each Lias additional 88 cent a reduction made to advertisers by the year. Business notice of ten Unes or less $1.00 each additional Une 10 cents. Rev. David my Kinney pop Aaion aim pot saw. Me. Dated from that town and addressed to Simpson at Macclesfield Here is one in which express reference -to1 the it work a with which Robinsons name will always be identified. A a Leicester. July 4.1796. I dear Friend i take the Opportunity of sending you a set of a a scripture characters for mrs s through the mercy a of our god i am Row restored to my accustomed work and desire to be. Thankful for such an honorable Post. I shall retain a grateful remembrance of the kindness i experienced at your House and from your a people and Hope to be the better for my -.�. It is evident that both Simpson and Fletcher wore themselves out with incessant labor. To Simpson Robinson wrote thus a a were i to. Preach to you a a implying that every minister did a not need such preaching a a this should be my subject spare thyself. I am most afraid of your private studies which i think it your duty to Lay aside As much As possible on a count of the pain in your head. I wish i could persuade you to spend a month with us i Trust we shall All be the better for in another letter Robinson says a a your Fabors in the Church also f As Well As in the study i stand in need of caution. I heard with much concern of the pain m your breast which was a Clear intimation that you had spoken too much atone time. A now As you Are favored with a Stout and willing assist ant i beg leave to press it upon you As a matter of duty to confine your exertions As much As possible to the pulpit and suffer or. Heapey to read and perform All of Easi Onah service. You would thus be the a More strengthened to sustain those labors a which Are of greatest consequence. �?1. E. The preaching Ufi the1 word., set do a. Ii Simpson a flea?T Waithe fruit of the studies which Robinson As to thir pressure and severity so affectionately deprecated. Robinson in one letter thanks him for his a a very valuable his sincere thanks for your and prays a May our dear lord make use of it for his glory i am astonished he adds the t you have Leisure enough to enter into these subjects so thoroughly and that with All your other ministerial engagements you should standi forthwith so much ability to repel the insolent attacks of the adversaries of our Faith. Infidelity is waxing More daring than Ever but the cause of god must prevail Aud his kingdom shall not be subverted. It is our Honor Tobe employed for such a master and for Pur poses so exalted. A the last glimpse which these manuscript letter fun Ruph of Robinson is fifteen years after the quoted from. I t was addressed to airs. Lee the daughter of Simpson and the Mother of the lady and gentleman at Wem. Shropshire who have kindly allowed me. To peruse the let ters of their Grandfather s contemporaries and fellow labourers. In the face of difficulties and opposition. Thus Robinson writes from Leicester on the 25th of july .1810 have received a letter from the Daugh ter of my old and much respected Friend he then indicates How. With him. Courage is advancing and How the Quot great reaper death is Busy it is indeed As you justly observe a changing and a dying world. I am wonderfully spared but my children Are All dispersed. My. Eldest daughter is m London my two other daughters Are safely lodged in heaven they died gloriously. You May see an a coot of them in the Christian guardian for last december service raiment related How the modern lord Dartmouth sternly refused to allow the erection Ofa Church in which to preach the old gospel of the reformation and of Paul. A a. Lady Glenor Chy. However was not. Without resource for herself or her anxious Friend or Roe and so in a hand writing like that of modern ladies either British or american and of paper Brown and coarse she concludes her letter As Fol lows. A a i Hope or. Roe will not be in a hurry fix no it either w y the lord May yet Point out something.,in the course of this Providence to remove difficulties. Faith and prayer in such a Case does wonders. I beg my compliments to or. And mrs. Roe and shall be Happy to hear How this affair goes of. Wishing them and you a Rev sir much of the Wisdom that cometh from above and is profitable to direct and every other covenant Blessing Laid up for you in Christ Jesus i remain Rev sir your most obedient and ready servant a Sake Glenorchy.�?�. Although i expect that these letters a or portions of letters will be a As precious to your readers As they have been to myself or As if they had the manuscript originals before them yet i Trust that both clerical and Lay readers will consider them not unprofitable or without value As. Giving a glimpse of religious past of the 17th Century when the evangelical clergy were but like a few Bright stars looking out through sullen Clouds that obscured nearly the whole heavens thank god there is a mighty difference now time servers there Are and trimmers too most like not to Bear the Cross but More do so than is supposed a and. With All her faults the National establishment h s a band within her Pale of holy. True Earnest and Christ Loving men who m the Day of her liberation. From state cont of which she now so a earnestly deprecated but which her Best friends Long and Pray May come will Lay deep and Broad the foundations of a free Church of England a. A / is a or. Longley. Archbishop of York becoming archbishop of Canterbury or Tait. Bishop of London is Likely to sue need or. responsible station from which every passenger had shrunk. But now that one of their number had seen fit to take the command of the boat on whose skill and knowledge solely depended the Success of our Little voyage every one was disposed to criticise him. There could be do doubt he a ailed to bring us safely to the Landing place on the opposite Side of the River he would he obliged to endure the reproaches of every one who had embarked. Indeed it was soon perceived that some were unwilling to. Wait for his failure before they gave vent to their feelings. Thinking it a matter of certainty that he could not find a the Way to the ferry stairs during a fog As impenetrable As Midnight darkness they began to murmur in anticipation. The few ramen were the first to evince their uneasiness by casting glances at each other which were noticed by the passengers and regarded As prognostic of ill Success. One of the passengers then asked the stranger at the Helm if he did not think he was going too far up the River. The stranger at the Helm bowed and made answer that if any other gentleman present wished to take the Helm he would resign it to his charge from which it a was readily inferred that so Long As he held his place he intended to. A be. Guided solely by his own. Judgment this answer silenced complaint for a to Melas no other individual Felt disposed to relieve him of his responsibility. Ness of the passengers increased As a we proceeded and when we became entirely surrounded by a fog and no object in sight by which our course could be directed1,-the murmurs and conjectures of the Little company were audibly . ,. Why dont he Helm up a said one. Nestling in his seat. Of we shall come out somewhere near the Nav Yard said another. Quot he had better let the Helm go and Trust to the ferryman said a lady present a keep the Tiller to him a said an elderly Black woman anxiously. As the stranger paid no attention to these. Remarks his silence was set Down for obstinacy and i am afraid that a few. Observations were added which somewhat exceeded the. Bounds .of-.civihty. The stranger evidently heard these injurious observations. For. He made answer again that if any gentleman wished to take the Helm he would resign it to Quot his hand. Just about this. Time a dark a object appeared on the watery and As it became More visible through a the fog. It was recognized As a vessel which Lay at Anchor Between the Landing places on Quot each Side of the River. This convinced every one that so far the stranger had gone correctly As if the Bright Sun had shone. Unclouded Apon the River and silence.,was at once restored. All murmurs were hushed satisfaction appeared upon every countenance but the vessel soon faded again in the Quot Mist and again nothing but fog and water surrounded us. Dissatisfaction once More prevailed and the Steersman received a great May most auctions in. His duty to which he paid no heed and Only returned the answer As before that he was willing to resign his station to any one who would accept it. After a great Deal of fretting and needless Dis composure the travellers perceived land dimly emerging through the dense tog of the mormon. Shapeless and unusual As everything appeared. It is no wonder that some imagined they had. Reached the Navy Yard about a mile above the Landing place. But All our doubts were at an end when the prow of the boat struck the ferry stairs and. We discovered that Tho stranger had conveyed us. Straight As an Arrow to our Point of destination i. Many years have passed away since the occurrence of this event yet occasions which have taken place have frequently brought it to my recollection. When i find fault with the ordering of Providence when i Bear men undertake to account for his decrees who Marketh darkness his Pavilion and whose ways Are past finding out when i see the Good distressed and apparently ready to murmur at the decrees a of heaven remember the Man at the Helm and i say to myself that however inscrutable May be the great father of life and however he May suffer darkness and doubt to overshadow our. Souls he knows what is better for us and in the Eod makes All. Things work together for Good to those who love and Trust him. We have a Pilot at the Helm of the universe who can see through the mists that will envelop us and will bring his ransomed people Sale to the have of eternal British work the unknown Piloti shall not the judge of All the Earth do right i recollect that. When a lad. I. Was Cross my the East River from to Brooklyn on a very fog sri Day in a. Small ferry boat. My father and several other individuals belonging to the in the company with myself-1 were desirous. Of going to. Flushing on Long Island to attend a meet ing it was necessary therefore to Cross the River Early and when to arrived at the foot of Fulton Street we found that the Steamboat had jul t left the wharf being unwilling to wait for its return we made a party with the passengers who stood on the ground sufficient to tempt the ferryman to put off in a Small a at. And convey us across the River the ferry Meo hesitated for some time hut at length offer of a sufficient Reward induced them to set out the reason of their objection to starting was that the thick fog rendered the passage Uncertain. They could scarcely see from one Eod of the boat to the other and much they feared that they would. Lose their Way. And Row about the. River for several hours to . At length we set out. The ferryman magnifying the difficulties of the passage ask much As order to enhance the value of their services. When we first left the stepped toward the i May Here Mentz in that at Wem lies a the Riyal Elfebo t and to k t in Helm Lery buried 8vr John broke Ron Williams who Eye was fixed on Hwn who had assumed the soul freed from its earthly prison. Happy is that soul which freed from its earthly .prison., at Liberty seeks the sky which sees thee its most Sweet lord face to face which is touched by no fear of death but rejoices m a the corruption of eternal glory at rest and secure it no longer Date do death an 1 the Neh in now o lord it possesses thee whom it has Long sought add always . Now it is joined to the company of those who s no to thy Praise and forever it sings to thy glory thq., Sweet sounds of never ending of the fatness of the House and of the Rivers of thy pleasure thou gravest it to drink Happy is to e band of the heavenly i Cit Zens and glorious the solemnity of All who Are coming Back to thee from the sad toil of this our pilgrimage to the Joy of Beauty and the Loveli Ness of Universal spleen Dor. And the majesty of a All a Grace. Ibert shall the eyes of thy people see thee face to face there nothing at All that. Can a trouble the mid is permitted to the ears. W hat songs of Praise a what sounds of Giarmo mouse instruments what Sweet fluid ing choruses a what music rises there. Without end there sounds continually a the Voce of it hymns and -pleasant,.chants,. Which Are Sung to thy glory by the heavenly inhabitants m dignity and the Gall of bitterness have no place in thy acid Doto for no founds herein. There is no adversary nor any deceitful Ness of sin. There is. No want no disgrace no wrangling no turmoil. No quarrelling no fear no disquietude no punishment no l doubting. discord but. There is the excellency of peace the fullness of love Praise eternal and glory to god. Peaceful rest without end and Ever. Lasting Joy in the holy spirit. Of How blessed shall i be if Ever i. Hear those most Sweet choirs of thy those mellifluous songs ascribing the Honor. That is due to the holy Trinity. , of How exceedingly blessed shall. I be of l j Shal he found among those who be our jord Jesu a Iiga to the Sweet songs of z a a ask. A

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