ページの画像
PDF
ePub

his Whig opponents, (as in his exile be an eventful period. The writer of subsequently he acknowledged,) a Popish this volume applies the term “ Kings of Monarch was to have been given to the East ” to the East-India Company, Great Britain. The Patronage Act was as exercising the sovereignty of India ; intended, first, to lessen the power of the and the “ drying up of the Euphrates Presbyterian Whigs; and, secondly, to to the depopulation and dismemberment exasperate them, and make them willing of the Turkish empire. The movements to break the Union with England,-one of the last ten years have certainly been of the articles of which the Patronage singular ; and when we look at Britain, Act notoriously violated. If national ruling, with all her faults and mistakes, honour be worth anything, even were for the intended good of the people, and patronage an excellent system, this Act the benefit of the world, our hopes are ought to be repealed, and the system strong. Syria seems waiting for national established in good faith, and for honest inhabitants, and the world is preparing purposes.

for the reception of the Gospel. The We take the opportunity of recom- duty of British Christians is plain; and mending to our readers a 6 Memorial" if they faithfully discharge their duty as addressed to the Government, by the Christians, they will find that they have Committee of the last General Assembly, pursued the line of conduct best calcuand bearing the signature of the Mode- lated to promote the welfare of their berator, Dr. Gordon. It is a concise, clear,

loved country.

They who engage in and temperate statement of the case of these difficult studies will find some the Church, as it really is, disentangled curious facts in the volume before us ; from the extraneous matter with which and, to say the least, some curious cothe subtlety of its opponents has endea- incidences too. Like all other writers voured to connect it. We consider the on prophecy, the author deprecates all “ Memorial ” itself as a master-piece union with the mystical Babylon. Moamong compositions of the kind. We dern statesmen may treat such subjects are glad, too, to take this opportunity of with contempt; but he who really becontinuing to bear our testimony in lieves the Bible to be the book of God, favour of church-purity, as well as of will never overlook the prophetic injuncprotesting against the assertion, that an tion, “ Come out of her, my people, that Establishment, as such, is necessarily ye be not partakers of her sins, and that secular: if it be so, it is necessarily ye receive not of her plagues.” wrong.

The Conversion of the Jews : a Series The Kings of the East : an Erposi. of Lectures, delivered in Edinburgh, by tion of the Prophecies ; determining, Ministers of the Church of Scotland. from Scripture and from History, the Foolscap 8vo. pp. 188. Groombridge. Power for whom the Mystical Euphrates – The volume contains a statement on is being dried up: with an Explana- the general subject, and seven Lectures. tion of certain other Prophecies concern. The references are chiefly to what is ing the Restoration of Israel. 12mo. pious and practical in the subject ; to its pp. rvi, 355. Seeley and Burnside. known facts, and to its adınitted obligaAlthough we have never supported any tions ; while what is as yet enveloped in of the definite schemes of interpretation the mysteries of prophecy and Provi. which have, of late years, been applied dence is passed by. It is a very interto the unfulfilled prophecies of writ, esting volun and likely, by its circulaour abstinence has proceeded neither tion, to do much good. from want of veneration for the pro- Ecclesiastica : or, the Church, her phecies themselves, nor of interest in the Schools, and her Clergy. By E. M. subjects to which, it seems on all hands Roose, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq. 8vo. to be admitted, they generally refer. pp. xvi, 448. Iatchards.- Chapter I. Many of these schemes we have seen, · contains a sketch of the history of the both propounded with confidence, and Church, from the Reformation to the afterwards declared by events to have Revolution; II. and III., an account of been entirely mistaken. Fulfilment will her public schools, and universities; be the only particular interpreter of pro- IV., of “the great Church Societies ;" phecy. Nevertheless, some general fea- V., of “ Episcopacy in England,” with tures seem to have been ascertained : at chronological lists of the Bishops of each all events, the agreement of writers on diocess from the Reformation ; VI., certain points, widely disagreeing as they our great Theologians ;” VII., "our do upon others, is remarkable. And on great literary and scientific Divines ; ” all hands it seems allowed, that from the VIII., “the living Bishops, and other present time, to about 1860 or 1870, will eminent Divines." Such are the con.

tents of the volume, as shown by the will furnish almost a necessary Vade several chapters. The details consist of Mecum ; to all students it furnishes useful biographical and historical state- much valuable information on what may ments, on the subjects referred to in the be termed, the ecclesiastical statistics of chapters. For many persons, the volume the established Church.

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

ROYAL ADDRESSES.

I.

tianity, by the assertion of which the il. TO THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT

lustrious ancestors both of your Majesty

and of your Royal Consort have been hapMAJESTY.

pily distinguished. May it please your Majesty,–We, We offer our most devout acknow. your Majesty's loyal and dutiful sub- ledgments to Almighty God, the Author jects, being the Committee to whom the of all good, who has preserved your MaConference of the people called Method- jesty and the infant Prince in the hour ists in the Connexion established by the of danger; and we humbly pray that He late Rev. John Wesley, M. A., has in- may continue to protect and to guide trusted the charge of its civil rights and your Majesty in all things. May his duties, humbly beg permission to offer gracious Providence watch over the into your Majesty, by the direction, and on fancy and youth of the Prince of Wales, the behalf, of the said Conference, our and endow His Royal Highness with hearty congratulations on the recent birth every needful gift to qualify him for the of a Prince ; an event which has diffused exalted station to which he is born. And universal joy through your Majesty's may the great King of kings vouchsafe wide dominions.

to your Majesty, to your Royal Consort, Deeply sensible of the advantages of an to every branch of your illustrious an hereditary monarchy, and of a settled House, his perpetual favour and benedic. and direct succession to the throne, and tion ! not less mindful of the blessings which In the Address which we thus presume this country has enjoyed under the sway to offer, we assure your Majesty that we of the House of Brunswick, we hail with express the most cordial sentiments and delight and thankfulness the birth of wishes of the whole body of the WesHis Royal Highness the Prince of Wales leyan Methodists at home and abroad. as a new pledge of the continuance of the Signed in behalf of the Wesleyan present Royal Family upon the throne of Conference, these realms, of the security of our na

Jabez Bunting, D. D., tional rights and privileges, and of the

Chairman of the Committee. prosperity and happiness of all classes Wesleyan Centenary-Hall and of your Majesty's subjects. More espe- Mission-House, Bishopsgatecially do we rejoice in the additional se. street-Within, January 24th, curity now afforded us, that those Pro- 1842. testant Institutions which are the truest glory and strongest defence of your Majesty's throne, and which we regard as the bulwark of our constitutional liberty, From the Right Honourable Sir James both civil and religious, will be perpetu- Graham, Bart., M.P., Secretary of ated among ourselves and our descendants State for the Home Department. to the latest posterity. And we cherish an earnest hope and confidence, that, un.

Whitehall, February 7th, 1842. der the watchful care of your Majesty, SIR-I have had the honour to lay and of His Royal Highness the Prince before the Queen the loyal and dutiful Albert, the education of the Prince of Address, on the occasion of the birth of Wales will be such, as will prepare him His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, to maintain, in every station which he from the Committee having charge of the may hereafter be called to occupy, those civil rights of the Wesleyan Methodists. principles of pure and scriptural Chris- And I have to inform you that the

THE ANSWER.

THE ANSWER.

FIELD

HIS

TO

HER

THE

same was very graciously received by
Her Majesty.
I have the honour to be, Sir,

From G. E. Anson, Esq., Secretary to
Your obedient servant,

His Royal Highness Prince Albert. J. R. G. GRAHAM.

Windsor Castle, Feb. 7th, 1842. The Rev. Jabez Bunting, D. D.,

SIR, I have not failed to lay before Wesleyan Mission-House, Bi

Prince Albert the Address of the Comshopsgate-Within.

mittee to whom the Conference of the

people called Methodists, in the Con. II.

nexion established by the late Rev. John

Wesley, M. A., has intrusted the charge то

of its civil rights and duties ; and I am MARSHAL

ROYAL

commanded by His Royal Highness to HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT, OF

return his best thanks for their congratuSAXE COBURG AND GOTHA, K. G., &c, &c.

lations upon the convalescence of Her

Majesty the Queen, and the birth of an May it please your Royal Highness, heir-apparent. -We, the Committee, to whom the I am further commanded to offer the Conference of the people called Method- sincere acknowledgments of the Prince ists in the Connexion established by the for their assurances of high respect and late Rev. John Wesley, M. A., has in- esteem for the personal conduct and chatrusted the charge of its civil rights and racter of his Royal Highness. duties, beg permission most respectfully

I have the honour to be, Sir, to offer to your Royal Highness, by the

Your most obedient servant, direction and on the behalf of the said

G. E. ANSON. Conference, our hearty congratulations

The Rev. Jabez Bunting, D.D., upon the safety and recovery of Her

Chairman. Majesty, and the birth of an heir to the throne of these realms.

III. We rejoice in an event which, while it

ROYAL HIGHNESS affords the choicest gratification to the

DUCHESS OF KENT. feelings of your Royal Highness, is fraught, as we humbly trust, with the MAY it please your Royal Highness, most important and beneficial conse- -We, the Committee to whom the Conquences to this empire, and tends to ference of the people called Methodists, bind the affections of its people still

in the Connexion established by the late more closely to your Royal Highness.

Rev. John Wesley, M. A., has intrusted And we entreat your Royal Highness to

the charge of its civil rights and duties, receive the assurances of our high respect

beg leave most respectfully to present to and esteem for your Royal Highness as the your Royal Highness, by the direction consort of our beloved Sovereign and the

and on behalf of the said Conference, father of the infant Prince. We sincerely our warmest congratulations on the birth pray that the life of His Royal Highness

of His Royal Highness the Prince of The Prince of Wales may be spared to

Wales, and the safe recovery of Her witness the long and happy reign of our

Most Gracious Majesty. gracious Queen ; and that, by the blessing An event involving so deeply the doof Almighty God upon the fostering care

mestic and conjugal felicity of Her Ma. of Her Majesty and your Royal Highness, jesty and her Royal Consort, and affordhe may grow up under the full influence ing such additional security to the British of those principles of scriptural truth

throne, must needs excite in the minds and piety, and of constitutional liberty, of all Her Majesty's faithful people the which will best prepare him to succeed,

warmest emotions of joy and gratitude. as we trust at some far-distant day he

And we beg to assure your Royal Highwill, to the throne and sceptre which he

ness, that, while we share with our fellow. inherits.

subjects in these sentiments, we rejoice In the Address which we thus pre

that the manifestation of them will afford sume to offer, we assure your Royal

fresh evidence to your Royal Highness, Highness that we express the most cor

that Her Majesty reigns in the affections dial wishes and sentiments of the whole

of a loyal and devoted people. We pray Wesleyan community at home and

that your Royal Highness may long live abroad.

to reap the fruit of that maternal solici. Signed, &c., as before.

tude with which your Royal Highness watched over the early years of Her Majesty, and to enjoy every good gist

a

can

THE ANSWER.

which bounteous Providence thodists, in the Connexion established by bestow.

the late Rev. John Wesley, M. A., has In the Address which we thus pre- intrusted the charge of its civil rights sume to offer, we assure your Royal and duties, upon the joyful event of the Highness that we express the most cor- birth of the Prince of Wales, I am comdial sentiments and wishes of the whole manded by Her Royal Highness to conWesleyan body at home and abroad. vey to you, and to all those whose sentiSigned, &c., as before.

ments are ernbodied in this most gratifying Address, the expression of Her Royal Highness's heartfelt thanks for it,

and for the renewed assurance it contains From General Sir George Couper, of loyal and affectionate attachment to

Bart., Principal Equerry to Her Her Majesty.
Royal Ilighness the Duchess of Kent.

I have the honour to be, Sir, Clarence-House, Feb. 2d, 1842. Your most faithful, humble servant, SIR,_Having had the honour of sub

G. COUPER. mitting to Her Royal Highness the The Rev. Jabez Bunting, D. D., Duchess of Kent the congratulatory Wesleyan Centenary-Hall, Address from the Committee to whom Mission-house, Bishopsgatethe Conference of the people called Me- street-Within.

FOREIGN MISSIONS

MISSIONS OF THE METHODIST CHURCH IN AMERICA. The Board of Managers, to whose compel us to an expenditure of more direction the Missions of the American than ten thousand dollars. And this in Methodist Church is entrusted, have addition to the heavy drafts which are this year begun to publish Monthly coming in, almost daily, from the differNotices of their proceedings, and of the ent sections of our work. success of the Missions which are under their care. The first Number of their periodical work has just reached us, 1. THE LIBERIA MIssion, on the from which we have made the subjoined western coast of Africa, as we learn by selections. Their operations, it will be our latest advices, continues to prosper, perceived, are, as yet, not very extensive, and a revival of religion has been enjoyed and are seriously impeded by debt. in several of the stations. Notwithstand. Having hitherto, we believe, neglected to ing the lamented death of brother Burcontribute weekly in the classes for the ton, the Principal of our Conference support of the ministry at home, it will Seminary at Monrovia, the institution is be perceived that they are attempting to still continued, under the direction of apply this branch of the Wesleyan eco- brother Herring, and the assistant nomy to the support of foreign Missions. Teachers. -EDIT.

Dr. Goheen is now the only white man in the Mission; and on him de.

volve the duties of Physician, Editor of STATE OF THE TREASURY.

“the Luminary," and Secular Agent, We are pained to announce the fact, during the absence of the Superintendthat the amount of debt for which our The Rev. John Seys, so long the Treasurer is answerable bas, for months head of this flourishing Mission, is still past, been unprecedented in the history in this country, and is employed in the of our Missionary Society. Notwith- service of the Board, for the present, by standing all the appeals which have been travelling, and taking up collections for recently made, from the pulpit and the our funds. The Rev. Squire Chase, press, and the success which has gene- Rev. John G. Pingree, Rev. G. S. rally attended these appeals, yet still the Brown, and sister Wilkins, will embark present debt exceeds fifty thousand dol- for Africa during the present nonth; lars, a large proportion of which is bor- the former as temporary Superintendent, rowed money, for which we are obliged and the latter as Teacher of a female to pay interest. And this at a time school. Both brother Pingree and browhen the Board are called upon to fit out ther Brown will join the Liberia Annual an expedition for Africa, now just on the Conference, and are expected to labour eve of sailing ; and when the necessary among the natives of the interior. This supplies for our Missionaries at Oregon expedition is now on the eve of sailing,

ent.

success.

and will involve the Board in consider

DOMESTIC MISSIONS. able expense.

UNDER this title we include all those 2. OREGON Mission.-At the date Missions which are located within the of our latest despatches from this, the bounds of the several Annual Conferlargest Mission under the care of the

ences, except the German. They inBoard, our brethren and their families clude Texas, where an Annual Conferhad gone to their several stations, and

ence is already organized out of our were employed in providing Mission

former Missionary field, and from which houses, school-houses, &c., in order to we have received encouraging accounts. enter fully upon their work of evangeliz- The Missions to the slaves of the southing the natives. We have favourable

ern states are still prosecuted with zeal reports of the converts who had already and

The Indian Missions, been gathered into the church from under the care of the southern and among the Indians ; and we are in daily

south-western Conferences, are in a flouexpectation of a detailed report of the rishing condition, as we learn from our state of this Missionary field from the

last reports, and are doing great good, Superintendent, Rev. Jason Lee. The

especially to the rising generation. And expenses of sustaining this Mission are

we are cheered, from week to week, by so great, as to give us a strong claim the intelligence from the Missions in the upon the liberality of the church.

destitute settlements and remote districts 3. SOUTH-AMERICAN MISSIONS.

of our white population, that God is reAt Rio Janeiro, Buenos Ayres, and viving his work in almost all our MisMontevideo, we have, for several years, sion stations. been sustaining Missionaries and Teach- The Board had been obliged, at the ers, with but little success, except among beginning of the year, to reduce the apforeign residents, the natives being inac. propriation for domestic Missions, from cessible to the Gospel, by reason of the ninety to seventy thousand dollars; and connexion between the civil power and it has become necessary to reduce it still the Romish priesthood, obstructing our further; so that the Bishops and Confer. work by the strong arm of the law. ences have been under the necessity of Under these circumstances, and espe- curtailing and restricting the work at cially in view of the pecuniary embar. home, in order to meet our demand from rassments of our treasury, imperatively the Missions abroad. requiring retrenchment, all the labourers in this field have been recalled. This

OUR AGENCIES. measure has been reluctantly adopted, The last General Conference elected seeing our brethren employed in South three Corresponding Secretaries. These America are able, pious, and faithful officers are the following: Rev. Charles Missionaries; and, amid all their diffi- Pitman, Rev. William Capers, D.D., culties, have persevered in their efforts and Rev. E. R. Ames. They have to do good, with commendable zeal and their districts severally assigned them, fidelity. But our funds will not longer within which they are expected to travel, justify us in sustaining them in that hold Missionary Meetings, and take up field.

collections in behalf of our funds. But 4. GERMAN MISSIONS.—These, being while these brethren are exclusively deconducted in a foreign language, are enu. voted to their work, and, in addition to merated among foreign Missions. The these labours, are employed by cortelast Annual Report contains their num- spondence, and otherwise, in promoting ber and location in the different Confer- a Missionary spirit among our Preachers

They are all prospering ; and in and people, they ought not to be expectsome of the western cities, especially, ed personally to visit every church, or we learn, that they have had great suc. every Conference. Much less cess during the last year. A new Mis- should any excuse themselves from india sion has been commenced in the city of vidual effort or responsibility, by waiting New-York, among the German popula- for the Secretaries, and neglecting the tion, of which brother C. H. Doering has duties they owe the Missionary cause. charge. Already a church and Sunday. We may be assured, that these officers of school have been formed; and a “pro the church are discharging their duties tracted meeting,” recently held, has been with zeal and fidelity, and are diligently blessed to the conversion of souls. The occupied under the direction of the Board Board have been constrained to recom- of Managers ; but to visit every part of mend the appointment of another Mis- our extended work, even in the four sionary to this field, notwithstanding our years of their appointment, is wholly exhausted treasury.

impracticable.

ences.

even

« 前へ次へ »