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1. That the total Income of 184), from all
sources, has realized the unprecedented
.....£101,688 2 4. N. B. Of this sum, the receipts at the Mission-House, and
the sums received from the various Auxiliary
. £75,849 16 6
3,864 17 11
102 10 0
1,455 9 1
Coast and Ashantee Missions 1,412 1 2
worn-out Missionaries and for
825 0 0
2. That the total Expenditure, for 1841, has been....
3. That there is therefore a balance of Income
over Expenditure, for 1841, of.........
£2,933 14 7
THE LORD'S HOLY NAME BE PRAISED for this improved and cheering aspect of the Society's financial affairs !—But, amidst our humble exultation, we must guard our friends from drawing hasty and exaggerated inferences from these general premises, or being misled by mere totals. A careful analysis will show that a considerable portion of the Income, as given above, is only occasional, as far as some items are concerned ; and that nothing can meet the Society's wants but a still further increase of the REGULAR, STATED, and PERMANENT subscriptions and collections. And the EXPENDITURE, on the other hand, has been much less in 1811, from various causes explained in pages 261 and 262 of the “ Notices” for March, than it must inevitably be in 1842, and future years. The utmost exertions of Christian beneficence and compassion will therefore be necessary, even when the OLD DEBT of former years shall have been extinguished by a Special Effort for the purpose, in order to prevent future embarrassments. With this view we earnestly recommend the general and immediate perusal and circulation of two admirable publications,—the one, by the Rev. John Beecham, entitled, “ The Claims of the Missionary Work in Western Africa, and the Importance of training a Native Ministry;" the other by the Rev. Dr. Alder, entitled, “ Wesleyan Missions : their Progress stated, and their Claims enforced,” &c.
This does not include the sums received towards the extinction of the old debt, which are kept in an entirely separate account.
+ The amount, up to March 10th, is £4,793. 13. 7d.,-received from about 340 Circuits out of 412.
Contributions to the Wesleyan Missionary Society, received by the
General Treasurers, since our last announcement, up to the 11th
down ; Messrs. George Williams and Henry Lee, Executors,
Messrs. R. Thorley, R. Byfield, and J. Chapple, Executors,
Ditto, Ditto, for West India Missions
memento of the usefulness of the Memoirs of the late Mrs.
0 Andrew Johnston, Esq., Halesuorth, for Jamaica Missions
Towards the Extinction of the Old Debt.
0 0 Joseph Hawkins, Esq., Gloucester; by Mr. Jeffs
5 0 0 Mr. George Swalley, Winthorpe..
0 0 N.B. The Amount and Delails of recent Remittances from District
Auxiliary Societies will be found on the Cover of the Missionary
NAMES OF THE TREASURERS OF THE DISTRICT AUXILIARY
MISSIONARY SOCIETIES. Aberdeen, Mr. John Smith; Bath, John Michael Shum, Esq. ; Bedford and Northampton, Mr. William Biggs and Mr. John Bliss ; Birmingham and Shrews. bury, Mt. Francis Heeley ; Bristol, James Wood, Esq. ; Carlisle, Mr. William Wilson and Mr. E. James ; Cornwall, Joseph Carne, Esq. ; Devonport, Thomas Gardner, Esq., and Mr. William Vosper; Edinburgh, Mr. John Thompson ; Exeter, Mr. J. C. Sercombe; Guernsey, James Mac Culloch and John Rougier, Esqrs. ; Halifax and Bradford, Thomas Swale and Watson Cryer, Esqrs. ; Hull, James Henwood, Esq. ; Isle of Man, Mr. John Wilson ; Kent, W. Crockford, Esq. ; Leeds, John Burton, Esq. ; Lincoln, Thomas Bainbridge and Henry Holland, Esqrs.; Liverpool, Thomas Sands, Esq.; London, John Josiah Buttress, Esq. ; Macclesfield, Joshua Thorley, Esq.; Manchester and Bolton, James Heald and Peter Rothwell, Esqrs. ; Norwich and Lynn, Mr. Thomas Broadbent and Mr. Jeremiah Cozens ; Nottingham and Derby, Mr. John Shelton and Mr. William Turner; Newcastle-upon. Tyne, Christopher Wawn, Esq. ; Oxford, Thomas Bush, Esq., Lambourne ; Portsmouth, Mr. John Cowdrey and Mr. Joseph Keet; Sheffield, Thomas B. Holy, Esq. ; Shetland, Rev. William Wears; First South Wales, George Bagnall, Esq. ; North Wales, R. M. Preece, Esq. ; Whitby and Darlington, Thomas Walker, Esq. ; York, Joseph Agar, Esq.
LONDON: ---PRINTED BY JAMES NICHOLS, HOXTON-SQUARE.
FOR MAY, 1842.
MEMOIR OF GEORGE SARGENT, ESQ.,
Of Huddersfield : BY THE REV. JOHN HANNAII, D.D. SHORTLY after the death of the late Mr. Sargent, a “Brief Memoir" of his life and character was printed, in a separate paper, and circulated among his numerous friends. From that Memoir the substance of the following account is taken. The additions which the compiler of these pages has presumed to make are but few; and they are drawn from a long and familiar acquaintance with the exemplary. man whose Christian history is here concisely narrated.
Mr. George Sargent was the eldest son of the Rev. George Sargent, and was born at Tetney-Haven, on the sea-coast of Lincolnshire, June 6th, 1792. He was remarkable,' from his infancy, for a reverential fear of God, and a love of truth. It is not known that he was ever detected in falsehood or prevarication. His parents never deemed it needful to inflict chastisement upon him, except, perhaps, in one instance, when his father tapped his head in displeasure. : That circumstance, trivial as it may seem, produced a deep and lasting impression. He adverted to it after his arrival at manhood; and told his mother, that the thought of having been disobedient to a parent caused that tap to sink to his heart, and that he went into retirement to give vent to his feelings, lest his heart should break. One reason why he escaped correction, if he had done anything amiss, was, that he always frankly confessed his faults.
At the early age of six years he was roused to an anxious concern for his spiritual and eternal welfare. His parents were then residing at Derby, where the late Rev. William Bramwell one day delivered an occasional sermon. While that fervent and faithful Preacher was speaking of the love of God in Christ, and of the awful consequences of neglecting to accept of him as our Saviour, little Sargent was overwhelmed with strong and painful emotions. On his return from the chapel he sat down close by the side of his mother, and put his hand into hers. She saw that he was in distress, and asked its cause.
:0 mother," said le, “I am so great a sinner, that I fear I shall never go to the good place which Mr Bramwell spoke of.” His mother Vol. XXI. Third Series. May, 1842.