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standing at present prevailing between the concur--- That this meeting hears with Presbyterian and Episcopal Churches con- pleasure of the effective agency of Continues without interruption.
gregational Associations, in furtherance of
the objects of this Society, and desires to THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY urge upon the pastors and churches of the
FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN INSTRUC metropolis, the importance of forming siTION IN LONDON AND ITS VICINITY. milar Auxiliaries for promoting the bene
ficial influence of this Institution in their The first Anniversary of this important own immediate neighbourhoods." The Society, was held at the City of London Rev. S. Curwen, of Barbican Chapel, and Tavern, on Tuesday evening, June 27th, the Rev. J. Blackburn, supported the mowhen W. A. Hankey, Esg, took the Chair. tion of thanks to the Chair. After which The business of the evening having been the numerous audience retired much gratiopened by prayer, Mr. J. Pitman, one of fied with the business of the evening, and the Secretaries, read an interesting re with the success and prospects of the Soport, from which it appears that eight ciety. Associations are now united to promote Subscriptionsand Donations, also books, the objects of this Society, viz. At Bar. magazines, and tracts, will be thankfully bican Chapel, Claremont Chapel, Tun received by Thomas Challis, Esq. Treabridge Chapel, Eagle Street Chapel, Gate şurer, 24, Artillery Place, Finsbury Street Chapel, White Row, Saffron Hill, Square, or by the Secretaries, the Rev. and Kentish Town. That by the members John Blackburn, and Mr. John Pitman, of these Associations 3,500 families are vi. Pentonville, to whom communications may sited at least once a fortnight, and reli. be addressed. gious tracts and books are regularly lent to them. That in connection with these As
HOMERTON College. sociations, there are in the most destitute The anniversary of this Institution took neighbourhoods twelve rooms engaged for place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursweekly prayer-meetings and preaching, day the 27th, 28th, and 29th of June. which are well attended by very poor On Tuesday the examination of the people, amongst whom some cheering in students in the Latin, Greek, Hebrew, stances of usefulness have occurred.
and Cbaldee languages was conducted by That the Home Missionary Society has the Rev. Wm. Ward, of Stowmarket, and presented to this Institution the Three the Rev. John Yockney, of Islington, Tents formerly employed by them, and This examination extended, as usual, to which are now pitched in White Conduit the entire readings of the session just fields, the Commercial Road, and the terminated, and drew from the gentleKent Road, on the Lord's day, where there men who presided at it, a very ample is gratuitous preaching by ministers and and satisfactory testimony to the prostudents to very large and attentive con gress made by the students in this degregations.
partment of study. That the Committee obtained, at the On Wednesday morning the general close of the last winter, the gratuitous business of the Inetitution was transacted services of twelve respectable ministers, at the King's Head Tavern, Wm. Hale, who delivered a course of weekly lectures Esq. Treasurer, in the Chair, when the to mechanics on the Evidences of Chris. Report of the Committee was presented, tianity, which was attended throughout by a statement of the account was delivered crowds of interesting and deeply attentive by the auditors, and the customary alterahearers,
tions in the members of the Committee The cash account was then presented by were made. On the evening of the same Mr. Cballis, the Treasurer, when we were day, a sermou appropriate to the objects surprised to learn that the receipts of the of the anniversary was delivered by the year have not reached £120. . . Rev. Richard Alliott, of Nottingham, at
Dr. J. P. Smith moved, and Dr. J. the Meeting-house in New Broad Street, Styles seconded the customary resolutions before the friends and patrons of the for adopting and printing the Report. The Institution. Rev. J. Dyer, Secretary to the Baptist The concluding meeting was holden at Missionary Society, moved, and Thomas the College on Thursday morning, when Wilson, Esq. seconded a resolution of the examination of the students in Theothanks to the ministers, students, and logy, Ecclesiastical History, and Christian other agents for their gratuitous services. Ethics, took place, at which the Rev. The Rev. H.F. Burder, M. A. moved, and Richard Alliott presided, and which terthe Rev. F. Ellaby, B. A. minister of the minated in a manner highly satisfactory Free Episcopal Chapel, St. Giles's, se- to a large company of the most respectconded the usual thanks to the officers. able friends of the Institution, who afterThe Rev. John Clayton, jun. M.A. moved, wards partook of a cold collation, and and the Rev. G. Š. Evans seconded the who universally expressed the pleasure following resolution, in which we fully they had experienced, from witnessing the attainments and qualifications of the examined in Livy, in Juvenal, in Demosstudents, and the prospects thus presented thenes, and in Hebrew in the book of of the future prosperity and usefulness of Job. They also gave specimens of their the College.
studies in systematic Theology, and in the At the several meetings which took Philosophy of the New Testament. place in the course of this anniversary, The class of the fourth year were examany encouraging pledges were given of mined in Persius, in the Antigone of increased exertion on the part of the gen- Sophocles, in the Syriac New Testament, tlemen present, to increase the funds of Acts of the Apostles, chap. Ist, and in the the Institution; and though it is an- Chaldee of the Book of Daniel. They nounced, not without some anxious feel- also gave specimens of their proficiency ing, that the annual expenditure exceeds in their theological and philosophical the revenue by not less than £350. it is studies. confidently hoped, in accordance with The ministers who took part in the these pledges, aided by the strenuous and examination, expressed themselves highly persevering endeavours of the active and satisfied with the diligence and progress respectable Treasurer, that this deficiency of the students, as reflecting honour not will, at no very distant period, be made only on the permanent tutors, but also up, and that the friends of this long esta- on the Rev. John Hoppus, A. M. the blished and valuable Institution will be Classical Tutor pro tempore, who invited cheered by the removal of this sole dis- an examination into any parts of the couragement.
books, which had been read during the NEWPORT PAGNELL EVANGELICAL
period of his tuition.
On the evening of Wednesday, the 28th INSTITUTION.
of June, three of the senior students deAt the anniversary of this Institution,
livered short discourses at Claremont Chawbich was held at the Rev. T. P. Bull's
pel, Pentonville : – Mr. Barling, on the Meeting-house at Newport Pagnell, the
Conversion of Timothy ; Mr. Everett, on last Wednesday in April, a lively interest
the Conversion of Lydia; and Mr. Crump, was excited by the appropriate sermons
on the Conversion of the Jailer; after preached on the occasion, morning and
which Rev. Dr. Philip addressed the nuevening, by the Rev. T. Lewis, of Isling
merous congregation, and closed the serton, and the Rev. J. Morison, of Bromp
yice in prayer. ton; as well as by the speeches of the
The annual meeting of the Subscribers various ministers and gentlemen, who
to the Institution, is to be held at the severally addressed the meeting for busi
opening of Highbury College, early in ness in the afternoon. The numerous and
September, when it is intended also that respectable attendance evinced a growing
there should be the annual meeting of the conviction of the utility of the Institu
ministers of the Hoxton Association, of tion, and of the importance of the union
which notice will be given in the next of solid and useful learning with genuine
number. piety to the acceptable and efficient discharge of ministerial duty-objects which ANNUAL EXAMINATION AT THE CONthis Institution is designed to promote,
GREGATIONAL SCHOOL. and which for more than half a century it On Thursday, June 29, 1826, the annual has been instrumental in accomplishing to examination of the pupils in the Congrea considerable extent.
gational School, at Lewisham, Kent, under
the superintendence of the Rev. W. J. HOXTON ACADEMY.
Hope, took place, in the presence of seveThe annual examination of the students ral members and friends of the Institution. took place on the 27th of June, when the The Rev. J. Hoppus, M. A. presided. Rev. W. Orme presided in the Theological in classics, the pupils were examined in and Oriental department, the Rev. John Ballantyne's Exercises, Lyne's Primer, Humphreys in the Classical, and the Rev. Cornelius Nepos, Virgil's Eclogues, and in James Stratten in the Philosophical de the first book of the Iliad of Homer. partment.
They were also examined in common and The students of the first year were decimal Arithmetic, in the Elements of examined in the odes of Horace, Æsop's Euclid, Trigonometry, Conic Sections, Fables, in Anacreon, and in the Greek and Fluxions. In the classical departTestament. They also read specimens of ment the pupils were strictly examined in English composition.
the syntax and prosody of the languages, The students of the second year were and answered the questions proposed to examined in the Carmen Sæculare of them with a promptness and correctness Hurace, in the Orations of Cicero, and in which gave peculiar satisfaction; and in Homer's Iliad. They were examined also the mathematics the pupils did themselves in the third book of Euclid's Elements, and their teachers great credit. After the ånd they read essays on subjects con examination, a senior of the chemical nected with Intellectual Philosophy. class read an Essay on Water, composed
The students of the third year were by himself, which evinced an extensive ac
quaintance with his subject, and consider. benevolence and piety; and we believe that able neatness of composition. He illus- the religious public have much greater trated the facts stated in the Essay by se- cause to deplore his loss as a philanthroveral appropriate experiments. The bu- pist tlian as a senator. siness of the day was closed with a very animated repetition of the Parliamentary
On Saturday, July 1, in the 720 year of debate on the subject of the demolition
his age, the Rev. GRIFFITH WILLIAMS, mi. of the Methodist Chapel at Barbadoes.
nister of Gate Street Chapel, Lincoln's The speakers on that occasion were well
Inn Fields, London. He was a native of represented, and their speeches given at
Wales, and when called by divine grace, length by the senior boys. A suitable ad
was unable to speak the English language. dress was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Press,
Anxious to engage in the work of the miof Heathfield, who concluded with prayer.
nistry, he placed himself, about the year The venerable parent of two young men
1780, under the instruction of the Rev. who had been educated at this school, was
Ellis Williams, of Kidwellyn, to acquire present, and with much feeling acknow
the English and other languages. After ledged, on their behalf and his owu, the
about six months, he left that residence, greatest obligation to this Institution. It
and being patronised by Lady Huntingdon, was his happiness, he observed, to see his
he was received as a student at her coltwo affectionate and dutiful lads qualified
lege, Trevecca. He was stationed at by an attendance at this school, to move in
Glastonbury in about 1784, or 1785, where
he laboured, and in the villages around, the more respectable walks of life, whereas, had they depended for education solely on
with great diligence, and suffered much the means which he possessed, they must
persecution from the people. He preached have gone forth into the world with an im
in the Countess's connection till 1790, perfect education, and their prospeets must
when he took the premises which now forın necessarily have been limited to the reward
Gate Street Chapel, then in a very dilapiof agricultural or other labour, in a part of
dated state, where he sueceeded in collectEngland where labour is remunerated with ing a congregation, over which he presided a very scanty income. We cordially re
with much affection and success for 36 years. commend this useful, and we are now
He was seized on Thursday, June 29th, at happy to say, flourishing Institution, to
noon, with an inflamation of the chest, and
died on Saturday noon, to the great surprise the attention and support of the Christian public.
and grief of a large circle of friends. He
was calm and tranquil in death, fully il. RECENT DEATHS.
lustrating the words of the Psalmist, Died, on Friday, 30th of June, at his
“ Mark the perfect man, and behold the residence in Bedford Square, London,
upright, for the end of that man is peace.” aged 56, Joseph BUTTERWORTH, Esq., Died at his mansion at High Wood, on late M. P. for the town of Dover, Kent. Wednesday, July 5, in the 45th year of This pious and philanthropic gentleman his age, Sir Thomas STAMFORD RAFFLES, was a native of Coventry, where his father Knt. F. R. and A.S. This distinguished lived and died pastor of the Baptist con- friend of science and Christianity was gregation in that city.
born at sea, on the 6th of July, 1781. Mr. Butterworth was, for many years, His father, Benjamin Raffles, was one of an eminent Law Bookseller, in Fleet the oldest Captains in the West India Street, from which, we believe, he retired, trade from the port of London. Sir upon his being returned to Parliament as Stamford having received his education the representative of his native city. He principally under Dr. Anderson, of Hamwas, at the election of 1820, chosen mem- mersmith, entered at an early age into ber for Dover, and distinguished himself the service of the East India Company, in in the House of Commons for his deter- which he so distinguished himself by his mined opposition to the Roman Catholic talents and industry as to secure the conclaims. He went to the late election at fidence of the Secretary, the late W. Ram. Dover with rather impaired health ; and say, Esq. by whose recommendation be it is said that his exposure to the uncloud was appointed in 1805, Assistant Secretary ed sun, and to the fatigue of a contested to the Government in the Prince of election, together with the annoyance Wales's Island, where he had not long rewhich its unfavourable close produced, so sided, when he succeeded to the office of affected Mr. B. that, on his return home, Chief Secretary. He now studied the his vigour sank under the combined at- Malay and other languages of the Eastern tack, and, after a short illness, he died. Archipelago, with the aid of his learned Mr. B. was closely connected with the So- friend the late lamented Dr. Leyden, and ciety of the Wesleyan Methodists, to whose such was bis success, that he was appointed Missionary Society lie was Treasurer ; Malay translator to the Government, and but, we learn, he communed in the Church on his visit to Calcutta, Lord Minto, in of England. He was, in private lifc, un one of his anniversary discourses to the weariedly engaged in works of Christian members of the College, honoured him
with special notice. He accompanied that with an unrivalled collection of specimens, enlighiened nobleman in 1811, in the ex- in every department of natural history, pedition against Java, as private Secretary, and with MSS. of untold value, in which and in October he was appointed Lieute also he and his family embarked, but from nant-Governor of that Island and its de which, by a mysterious providence, they pendencies, Happy would it have been were compelled to escape, the vessel, with for the Javanese, had his paternal govern all its treasures, being destroyed by fire, ment been continued over them. Domestic whilst yet in sight of the land. hereavement and personal affliction brought On his arrival in England, Sir Stamhim to England in the autumn of 1816, ford appeared at the Anniversary of the bringing with him a Javanese Prince, and Bible Society ; became a Vice-President a splendid collection of specimens in na- of the Language Institution, and Patron of tural history, &c. &c. The Prince Regent the Zoological Society, which promises so lionoured hiin with knighthood, permitted nuch gratification to the lovers of scihim to inscribe his History of Jaya to him, ence. His health continued infirm, but he and confirmed liis appointment to Ben- was not alarmingly ill. Though indiscoolen, in Sumatra, with the title of Lieu- posed with a bilious attack, he was in the tenant Governor.
bosom of his family, and received a visit Whilst Governor at Batavia, Sir Stam- from his attached relative, Dr. Ratlles, the ford shewed great attention to our Mis- day before his death. He retired to rest on sionaries Kam, Supper, Bruckner, and Tuesday at his usual hour, and the next Milne, but it was upon his appointment to morning it was discovered that he had Sumaira, that he appeared as the distin left bis bed-room earlier than usual, when guished patron of our Chinese Mission. Lady Raffles rose, and found him lying, in a
In 1823, Dr. Morrison was favoured state of insensibility, at the foot of a with several interviews with Sir Stamford, flight of stairs. Medical aid was sought upon the plan of an Anglo-Chinese Col- in vain. Sir Everard Home pronounced it lege, which negociations at length termi. an apoplectic attack; one of which had nated in a meeting of the principal inha caused him to fall in the street but a few bitants of Singapore, at the Residency months before. Thus died, in the midst House, at which Sir Stamford presided, of his days, an ardent lover of science and who explained the object to the assembly, literature, an able statesman, and an enand submitted, in the form of a minute, his lightened patron of pure religion, rom last ideas on that important establishment. The plans being arranged, Sir Stamford
APPOINTMENTS. laid the foundation stone of the new Col. Dr. Henderson is appointed, by the Dilege on the 4th of August in that year. rectors of the Missionary Society, tbe ReWhilst his enlightened Government was sident and Theological Tutor of the New 'diffusing the blessings of free trade, equi- Missionary Seminary at Hoxton, and Mr. table laws, and pure Christianity amongst Bishop, a senior student of Homerton the inhabitants of that interesting archi- College, is chosen to the classical departpelago, he was warned by the loss of his ment. ' personal friends, and the death of three of The Rev. Robert Halley, of St. Neot's, his children, to leave a malignant climate, has accepted the office of Classical and which had also impaired the health of his Resident Tutor to Highbury College, and Lady and himself to an affecting degree. will enter upon his duties at the opening of He prepared for England a; vessel stored that Institution in Septeinber.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.
COMMUNICATIONS have been received during the past month from the Rev. Robert Ashton-Dr. J. P. Smith-Thomas Guyer-Thomas Russell - Joseph Morison-W. Orme--Joseph Fletcher.
Also from W. Ellaby--J. Storer-T: Thompson-J. Slade-J. S. Fenner-A Deacon --Eliza S. -John Wickliffe--An Enquirer..
Thomas Thompson, Esq. has requested us to inform our esteemed correspondent J. of the benevolent intention of a lady to give a donation of Fifty Guineas to a Society for the Relief of Superannuated Ministers, slıould suei an Institution be established.