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the deepor fervour of her devotion, and her May 24t11.-At Penzan'e, Mrs. Mary Ann greater heavenly-mindedness during the last few Veale, wise of Mr. N. Veale, aged sixty-six. months of her life. For twenty-two years she She was a devoted Christian, and often spoke of shared the toils and privations of the itinerant the goodness of God to her soul, with tears of ministry with her husband. Between nine and gratitude. She was remarkable for early attendten of these were spent in the West Indies, ance on the means of grace, so long as this was where she laboured to be useful, by meeting in her power. She was plain in her dress, classes, teaching in the schools, visiting the sick, kind to the poor, and liberal to the cause of and by other works of mercy. Her end was dis God. During her long affliction she was retinguished by unhesitating relianco on Christ, signed, cheerful, and happy. Her faith in Christ patient endurance, calm fortitude, and joyful was strong and vigorous ; and, the fear of death hope of glory. From the moment the stroke fell being removed, she rejoiced in hope of the glory upon her, she was impressed with the conviction of God, and died in great peace. that she could not survive it, and immediately
W. B. commended her spirit into the hands of the Lord Jesus. “I know," she said, “my guilti May 24th.-At Burslem, aged thirty-threo, ness, unworthiness, and pollution; but the blood
Mrs. John Dean. She was trained " in the nurof our Lord Jesus Christ cleanseth me from all ture and admonition of the Lord," and was resin." The Holy Ghost the Comforter filled her markable for obedience to her parents, and her heart with rich consolations; so that no doubt, love of the holy Scriptures. Being naturally or even temptation, disturbed her peace. More Teserved and retiring, she never enjoyed the than once she exclaimed,
world; and her soul was converted in early life.
It was her lot to pass through much tribulation “Not a cloud doth arise
and as she approached the eternal world, it To darken the skies,
seemed as if the whole weight and power of the Or hide for one moment the Lord from my
enemy's forces had fallen upon her. The struggle was indeed severe; but the result was the tri
umph of faith : she came out of the fire unShe thus died in the full triumph of Christian singed, saying, “ Glory, glory! Yonder He is ! faith and hope.
I have been to the gates! I have seen my
crown!" She was a woman of solid excellence, May 23d.—In the Penzance Circuit, aged a prudent wife, and a judicious mother. seventy-four, Mrs. Margaret Cornish, relict of
W. L. Mr. John Cornish. She joined the Methodist society when about twenty years of age, and May 27th.At Cookham, in the Windsor Cir. with her honoured husband was the constant cuit, Joseph Young, in the twenty-sixth year of friend of Wesleyan Methodism in this town. his age. Unhappily destitute of pious parental Her maternal ancestors were eminent Wesleyan culture, his early career was one of unchecked Methodists. It is said that her grandmother ungodliness, until, through the prudent zeal of met in the class which was formed by Mr. Wes his brother, now in the Wesleyan itineraney, he ley in St. Just, and when receiving her ticket at was induced to change the place of his abode, in his hand, asked one for her daughter, Mrs. Cor. order to separate himself from his sinful asso. nísh's mother : on which occasion Mr. Wesley ciates, and subsequently to attend the Methodist stroked the child's head, and said, she should ministry, against which he had entertained strong have one when she was old enough. Mrs. Cornish prejudices. In the summer of 1832 the word was a person of deep and settled piety, sincerely first came with power to his conscience, and his attached to the Ministers of Christ, and to the sense of guilt and danger was deepened under a church of which she was a member. For some sermon by the Rev. Josiah Nunn; so that he time before her decease, she was confined to her literally watered his couch with his tears, until habitation by severe affliction, which deprived he was enabled to believe in the Lord Jesus, and her of speech, but resigned and composed. In the testimony of the Spirit filled him with joy patience she possessed her soul; was comforted unspeakable. He immediately joined himself by the presence of Christ, and the visits of tho unto the church; and the subsequent regularity pious; and, after giving signs that she was going of his attendance at the class-meeting, gave evito Jesus, died in peace.
dence of his high esteem for this form of the W. B. communion of saints. Besides usefully sustain
ing the office of Leader of the society among May 23d.–At Bawdsey, in the Ipswich Circuit, whom he lived, he delighted, according to his Tamar Rose, in the fiftieth year of her age. A ability, to call sinners to repentance, until the constant attendance' on the Methodist ministry rupture of a vessel in the lungs compelled him to led her to see the necessity of seeking earnestly desist. Under the alternations of hope and fear, the salvation of her soul, when about nineteen as to the final issue of his affliction, his mind years of age. She soon found the pardoning love was kept in peace; and, after a fruitless trial of of God, and rejoiced to devote herself to his ser his native air in Sussex, he returned home, revice. From that period her experience was scrip- signed his wife and young family into the hands tural, her conduct exemplary, and her zeal uni of God, and calmly waited the coming of the form. Eight years ago she was appointed to the Bridegroom. His end, though somewhat sudoffice of Class-Leader; and discharged its duties den, was a happy illustration of the passage, with unwearied industry and much success. Her “ Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright; last affliction was short ; but her end was joyous for the end of that man is peace." and triumphant. W. E.
out, was calm and serene ; and in this happy state she fell asleep in Jesus.
May 28th.–At Dundee, aged forty-two, Mr. Peter M'Arthur. He was a good man, and a useful and highly acceptable Local Preacher. For some time before his death he appeared to be ripening for the heavenly world ; and frequently remarked, at the conclusion of the Sabbath-day's services, “I know not how it is, but I never had such Sabbaths in my life. I frequently feel so filled with God, that I can scarcely refrain from crying aloud in the congregation." His affliction was of such a nature as to induce almost constant delirium ; but even then, he was en. gaged in preaching and praying; and in his lucid moments he gave satisfactory evidence that he was on a sure foundation.
June 12th.--At leybridge, Devon., Mr. Wiliam Sherwell, aged sixty-two; who had been a Wesleyan Methodist for nearly thirty-six years, and a laborious, acceptable, and successful Local Preacher and Class-Lender the greater part of that time. His religion was sustained under numerous trials, and displayed in his general intercourse with society, as well as in his domestic walk. It was manifested, likewise, in the habit. ual composure and cheerfulness of his temper, and pre-eminently in his catholic spirit. His end was solemnly sudden, and to his family and friends painfully unexpected; but his loins were girded, and his light burning. He died in the public road, about fifty yards from Morles clay. works, whither he was proceeding to preach, and shortly after he had said to a friend whom he met, “ God bless you : I am expecting a glorious day." The mournful intelligence of his death produced a deep sensation throughout the entire neighbourhood.
May 31st.-At Great-Easton, in the MarketHarborough Circuit, Mrs. Mary Tirrell, aged fifty-eight, the wife of Mr. Samuel Tirrell, farmer. From her youth she feared the Lord. About twenty-five years ago she united herself to a Christian church. Soon after the Wesleyan Methodists commenced preaching in the village, when she became a regular hearer, and ultimately a member of the society. The last ten years of her life she professed to enjoy redemption in the blood of Christ, the forgiveness of sin. She was remarkable for punctuality in attending the means of grace. Early she rose to read her Bible on her knees. Her love to prayer, to God's people, and his house, was strong and constant. The poor and the afflicted enjoyed her kindness and sympatlıy; for she delighted in ministering to their relief. After enduring severe and protracted affliction, she fell asleep in Jesus.
S. B. June 4th.–At Neuton, in the Swaffham Cir. cuit, Mrs. Mary Powley, aged fifty-seven years : a woman of genuine piety. She had been a con. sistent member of the Methodist society about thirty years. Her attachment to Wesleyan Methodism was ardent, uninterrupted, and sincere, as the Preachers who have travelled in this Circuit can testify. Nor will they easily forget the kind hospitality with which they were always welcomed under her roof. Her last illness was of a nature that precluded her from conversing much; but when spoken to on the great subject of religion, or her prospects in view of eternity, she invariably expressed herself as happy in her Saviour's love, in whose arms she at length expired.
June 13th.–At Hornsea, Thomas Smith, and forty-four years. About twenty years ago, the Rev. Joseph Mortimer paid a visit to Hornsea : under his ministry Thomas was deeply and seriously affected; and from that time gave himself to God and his people, believed in Christ to the saving of his soul, and followed him with a heart sincere. He was a steady, upright Christian, adorned the doctrine of God liis Saviour, and loved the ordinances of his house. His last affliction was long and very heavy; but he bore it with exemplary patience, and resignation to the will of God. His pain was consecrated, and his soul filled with joy and peace through believing. A short time before he died, he sang,
“I cannot rest till in thy blood
I full redemption have:
June 5th.-At Harrowden, in the Welling. borough Circuit, Mrs. Walton, aged forty-eight, having been a member of the Wesleyan society twenty-six years. As a wife, mother, and friend, she was much esteemned. The latter years of her life were attended with much bodily weakness. During her last affliction, she was happy in God. Some of her last words were, “Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly."
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June 18th.–At Wilstrop-Hall, in the Knarosborough Circuit, in the thirty-fourth year of her age, Miss Mary Gray, who had been an esteemed and consistent member of the Wesleyan-Method. ist society nearly fourteen years. Having feared God and loved his people from her youth, she continued to exemplify the same spirit until her truly happy death. She had long been much afflicted, and at times greatly harassed by the enemy of souls; but in the midst of all she murmured not; calmly resigning herself to the divine will, and triumphing over all her foes by the blood of the Lamb. As a member of religious society, as a Missionary Collector, and as a friend to the aged and sickly poor, her loss will long be severely felt. Though in her death, through extreme physical debility, there was no ecstatic joy, yet there was solid peace. Fully ready for the coming of her Lord, her last prayer was, “ Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly."
June 8th.-At Selby, aged thirty-three, Mrs. Mary Abbey. When about sixteen years of age she obtained the forgiveness of sin, through faith in the atonement; and her subsequent conduct was consistent with her profession. During her last painful affliction she manifested the greatest resignation ; observing to her Class-Leader, “ Christ is very precious." Her mind, through
June 21st.-At Plympton, in the Plyznouth Circuit, aged twenty-four, Miss Esther 6
Duley. When about eighteen years of age she was convinced of her state as a sinner before God, and sought the favour and mercy of God, till she was enabled to believe with her heart unto righteousness. The love of God being now shed abroad within, she entered on a career of usefulness as a Sunday-school Teacher, Missionary Collector, &c.; which, however, was soon cut short, as her health began to decline, and her days were evi. dently numbered. In this illness, which continued nine weeks, she was unspeakably happy. Sometimes, indeed, the adversary of souls would attempt to perplex her mind; but her contidence was strong, and the Lord was her support. Dur. ing the last three weeks of her life her sufferings were great ; but she was patient and resigned. When entering “the valley of the shadow of death,” she said, as well as she could speak, “He cannot change. Jesus, Jesus,
future life, which left no ground to suspect her sincerity. The affliction which terminated in her death was long and painful, and required the constant exercise of resignation to the will of God. Though confined for years from all the public and social ordinances of religion, except her class, (which was met by her husband in her room,) she would often speak of the love of God to her soul, the well-grounded hope she had of heaven, and the eternal gain she should realize by her removal from this vale of suffering. Very little change took place in her affliction until about a fortnight before she died, when the ravages of disease became more visible and rapid. A short time before articulation ceased, she spoke in the most satisfactory manner of her interest in Christ, and the bright prospect she had of future glory. Her end was peace.
Jesus weeps and loves me still.””
July 7th.-At Watton, in the Swaffham Cir.
cuit, in the thirty-seventh year of her age, Mrs. Shortly after she “ passed through death tri Short, the beloved wife of Mr. Short, Schoolumphant home."
J. B. W. master and Local Preacher, having been a mem
ber of the Wesleyan society twenty-one years. June 28th.--At Otley, aged forty-eight years,
She feared God from her youth, and at one Mrs. Whitehead, relict of the late Mr. John period of her life patiently endured persecution Whitehead, of that place, and third daughter of for righteousness' sake. By the help of divine the late Mr. H. Gill, of Weeton, an account of grace, she persevered to the end in the paths of whom was given by Mr. William Dawson, in the
piety. During her last affliction she was favoured Magazine for October, 1828. At the age of six
with strong and abundant consolations. Her last teen, under a sermon preached by Mr. Richard words were, “ All is well! I am saved! I know Burdsall, she was convinced of the necessity of
that my Redeemer liveth! I have no fear! I giving her heart to God; and, after secking shall soon be in glory! Thus did her Saviour some time in earnest, she found the pearl of
give her full victory in the final conflict. great price, which invaluable treasure she re
W. E. tained to the close of life. Mrs. Whitehead was a circumspect Christian, a firm Methodist, and July 10th.–At Birstal, in the fifty-third year regular in her attendance on all the means of of his age, William Blackburne. He had been a grace. She was a friend, too, in whom the heart useful Class-Leader for fifteen, and a thoroughlymight safely trust. Her last illness was of such consistent member of the Wesleyan society for a nature as to prevent much speaking ; but her twenty-seven, years. The following circumstance will was lost in the will of God; she found his was sanctified of God to his awakening. Two of grace to be sufficient for her, and her peace was his children died in the course of only a few days. undisturbed. When unable to speak, she raised On the morning after the interment of the one her hand in token of final victory.
who had died last, his master said, “Well, W. L. Will., thou hast buried both thy children :" to
which, in deep grief, he replied in the affirmaJune 29th.-At Nertown, Shropshire, Mrs. tive. His master then, after a short pause, Evans, wife of Mr. N. Evans, aged thirty-four. observed, “And thou wilt never see them In early life she devoted herself to the service of more." The words entered into his soul; for he God, and joined the Wesleyan society. From had tenderly loved them. But the more he the time of her conversion, to the period of her reflected, the more deeply was he convinced that death, she maintained a steady and consistent this was the truth. From this time, therefore, character. During four months of heavy afflic he, with all his heart, turned unto the Lord. tion, and extreme debility, in patience she pos Not many weeks elapsed before he was emsessed her soul, expressing her well-grounded powered to believe on the world's Atonement, hope of heaven; and much as she loved her bus and became a new creature in Christ Jesus; and band and children, she was enabled to resign through the remainder of his life was enabled, by them into the hands of God. Her end was peace. divine grace, to walk worthy of the vocation
W. R. wherewith he was called. His death, though
sudden, was not quite unexpected by him. Not July 4th.-At Willenhall, Mrs. Mary Read, long before he had spoken of it as being near at the wife of John Read, Esq. In early life she hand; but assured his friends, that sudden death chose the Lord for her portion, and, from a deep would be sudden glory. Having hallowed the sense of duty, dedicated the morning of her Sabbath by reverently attending upon its public days to God. This early decision of character, services, he commended himself and family in which she often reviewed with holy delight and prayer to God, and retired to rest. In a few joy, was confirmed by a growing attachment to, minutes afterwards he complained of suffering and fidelity in, the service of God; and by that great pain in his head ; and in a very few more fixedness of principle, and stability of conduct in he ceased to suffer and to live. W. P.
affection of all who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity and truth. As it is intended to furnish a memoir of his valuable life, I shall only add, that his death was occasioned by a fall, when on his way to hear a sermon on a week-day morning, in Gateshead chapel. He survived the accident five days, during which he exemplined the spirit of a meek and lowly follower of the Saviour.
July 15th.-At Hanley, in the Burslem Circuit, Mr. John Sherwin, aged sixty-five, who was converted to God in the year 1804. When importuned by his fashionable companions still to associate with them in worldly amusements, he replied with a firmness which saved him much trouble, “If you want my company, it must be in other places, and other pursuits." Soon after his conversion, he was appointed to take charge of a class ; and for many years filled the office of Society-Steward. He was also very assiduous in visiting the sick, particularly such as he thought were unprepared to die. He read much, especially the Scriptures. As health declined he became almost exclusively “a man of one book.” He kept the Sabbath holy, (com. mencing his preparation on the Saturday evening,) not allowing secular matters to be mentioned that day in his family, but regularly conducting them to the house of God. The example of Abraham, in domestic piety, he endeavoured to imitate ; and with such success, that his six surviving children are members of the Wesleyan society, and two of them accepted by the Conference as candidates for the Wesleyan ministry. Even when business left him only half an hour in the morning to walk half a mile and take breakfast, part of this brief interval was spent at the family altar. As might be expected from his life, his end was peace, patience, and victory.
July 27th.--At Chectham-Hill, First Manchester Circuit, aged twenty-seven, Mary Anne, a beloved daughter of the Rev. Robert Newton. Seven years ago, under the public ininistrations of the Gospel, she clearly discerned and deeply felt her need of a personal interest in the Saviour. She sought and found redemption in his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace. Subsequently she joined the Wesleyan-Methodist society, of which she continued a consistent member till, after a short illness, which she was enabled to sustain with Christian meekness and fortitude, she sweetly fell asleep in Jesus.
July 15th.–At Shaw, in the Newbury Circuit, Francis Cook; who had been for upwards of fifty years a member of the Wesleyan society, which she joined when she was about the age of seventeen, together with her father and five other of his children. She was soon made happy in the pardoning love of God. The Rev. R. Reece about this time was in the Circuit, under whose pastoral care she was brought to see it her privilege to enjoy a higher state of grace: this she sought and obtained. Her bodily afflictions were borne with Christian patience, although they were protracted and severe. As the time of her departure drew near, she clasped her hands in holy gladness, and rejoiced to think she was so near her heavenly home. When articulation failed, she raised her arms in token of victory, and fell asleep in Jesus.
August 8th.–At Meragisscy, in Cornwall, Captain James Dunn, father of the Rev. Samuel Dunn, in the eighty-eighth year of his age. He was a man of undaunted courage, inflexible integrity, genuine modesty, and disinterested liberality. As a Class-Leader he was attentive, affectionate, and faithful. He was acquainted with Mr. Wesley so early as the year 176 With Dr. Coke he engaged in the “glorious drudgery" of begging from house to house on behalf of the Missions. He defended Dr. Adam Clarke against the assaults of a mob, while preaching in the island of Guernsey; in conse quence of which the Doctor was accustomed afterwards to call him his “guardian angel." Great and marvellous were his deliverances, both in battle and in storm. But he has entered the region where there is no more sea." He died, as he had lived, in the Lord.
July 18th.–At Slourport, aged forty-nine, Mr. George Green, printer. He had been & member of the Wesleyan society about thirty years. He uniformly adorned his Christian profession, and as a Local Preacher and Class. Leader was greatly respected. His last illness was short and severe ; but, by grace, he was prepared for the solemn event, and enabled to leave his sorrowing wife and family in the hands of God. He died witnessing that Christ was precious.
August 9th.-At Knaresborough, in the seventy-first year of her age, Mrs. Catherine Darabrough, who had been a steady member of the Wesleyan society upwards of thirty-five years. She was much afflicted during the latter part of her life ; but she bore the whole of her Lord's will with exemplary patience. On receiving the sacrament of the Lord's supper, not long before her death, (which she had specially desired, and which was made a particular blessing to ber mind,) she expressed again and again unshala confidence in the mercy of God through Chris; and at length she calmly departed this life, trusting in the merits of the Saviour for the attainment of life everlasting.
July 18th.-At Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Mr. George Airey, aged sixty-two. le was a member of the Methodist society thirty-eight years. His blameless character, courteous manners, and practical piety gainod tuim the respect and
Relating principally to the FOREIGN Missions carried on under the
Direction of the METHODIST CONFERENCE,
GUINEA, ASHANTI AND THE GOLD-COAST MISSIONS. Not having space this month for the publication of the very interesting and long communications which have been received from Mr. Freeman, we present our readers with one of his shorter letters of a recent date, and with an extract of one from Mr. Brooking, now resident at Kumási. It will be seen that, before this date, Mr. Freeman expected to have accomplished his visit to Badagry and Whydah, on the Slave-Coast: the permanent establishment of a Mission in these places, long so notorious for the slave-trade, and their large intercourse with the populous nations of interior Africa, must form a subject of deep and prayerful interest to all who look for the conversion of Africa. Let prayer be made continually, that the whole of that land may be soon filled with the knowledge of the glorious Gospel of Christ. The last accounts from Ashánti are equally encouraging as those contained in the following letter of Mr. Brooking. Extract of a Letter from the Rev. Thomas B. Freeman, dated Cape-Coast
Castle, June 4th, 1842. ACCORDING to my statement in my Mr. Allen is now preparing to take last, I started for the River Prah, with up his residence at Domonási, and I Messrs. Allen and Rowland, on Tues. trust he will be able to take up his abode day, May the 10th. On the following there in about three weeks from this Saturday afternoon we reached the Prah, date. and, to our great joy, found our excel Mr. Brooking's account of our proslent brother Brooking there waiting for pects in Kumasi is very encouraging
We had a very happy meeting, and indeed. The King behaves in the most spent the following Sunday, Monday, handsome manner. The Kumási Mis. and part of Tuesday, together, on the sion-house will, I trust, be ready for use banks of the river. On Tuesday, May at the end of the year. 13th, we separated about one, P. M. ; On Wednesday next Mr. Watson and Messrs. Brooking and Rowland to pro I are thinking of proceeding to Dixceed to Kumási, and Mr. Allen and I to Cove, to make arrangements for building return to the Coast. On our way down a small Mission-house there. we stopped several days at Mansu, and I am now daily expecting the vessel then proceeded to Domonási, when I by which I hope to proceed to Whydah introduced Mr. Allen to his interesting and Badagry. "I hope, by the blessing charge. We then proceeded to Anama of God, to visit these places, and rebu, and spent a day or two, and reached turn to Cape.Coast about September Cape-Coast last night.
Extract of a Letter from the Rev. Robert Brooking, dated Kumási, February 4th,
1842. Your kind and affectionate letter of able assurance that we are not forgotten November 8th, I received on the evening in your addresses to a throne of grace. of the 12th instant ; and it afforded me I do assure you, that we need all the great pleasure to learn, that we are sym encouragements of this kind, in order pathized with in our peculiar circum to keep up our hands, and to stimulate stances by our fathers and brethren at us in the discharge of our important home ; and it also gives me the comfort duties. It is true that, although we
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