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terian), Gould (Baptist), Dill (Presbyte rian), Hands, Godkin, King, Gordon, Smith, Urwick, D.D., Jennings, Carroll, Hanson, and White ; also by Mr. J. J. King.

On Thursday evening the annual public meeting of the Union was held in York. street Chapel ; T. Turner, Esq., treasurer, in the chair. After prayer by the Rev. J. Carroll, the report of the committee was read by the secretary. It detailed the home mission proceedings of the Union for the past year, both general and local, including, besides the stated agencies, the labours of students, during the summer vacation, from Highbury and Spring-hill Colleges, and the Dub. lin Theological Institution. It suggested the formation of local committees, where practi. cable, through the country; the engagement of a general agent, with suitable qualifications and provisions, for circulating intelligence. It recorded communications from the Congregational Union of England and Wales on the subject of Christian Union, and a fraternal letter from the Congrega. tional Union of East Canada. It also noticed the petitions that had been forwarded from various places in Ireland, against the educational clauses of the Factories Bill, and adverted to the late ecclesiastical movements in Scotland, and other matters. An andited statement of accounts having been presented, it was resolved unanimously,

On the motion of the Rev. J. Hands ; se. conded by the Rev. S. G. Morrison :

1. That this meeting has hcard with much pleasure and humble gratitude to God the de tails of home missionary proceedings contained in the report now read, and that it be pub. lished, together with the audited cash statement, under the direction of the committee for the ensuing year; that we rejoice in the promise of increasing usefulness which the present posi. tion of the home missions affords, provided that suitable agency and adequate resources can be ob.: tained for carrying out its designs ; that we consider it our privilege equally as it is our duty to co-operate, so far as we can, in forwarding with greater energy, and on a larger scale, this truly patriotic Christian undertaking--an undertaking which involves, with the best interests of our country, the health, efficiency, harmony, and respectability of the churches themselves ; also, that the aspect of the times particularly calls for the utmost amount of scriptural effort on the part of our denomination, and of others, who know and love “the truth as it is in Jesus,"

Jesus," for the maintenance and diffusion of “ Christ's gospel," in its purity and power throughout Ireland,

On the motion of the Rev. J. Godkin; seconded by the Rev. S. Shaw:

2. That this meeting welcomes with heartfelt pleasure the Rev. David Russell, delegate from the Congregational Union of Scotland, and bogs through him to convey to the churches he

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represents among us the expression of our most cordial Christian affection, our joy in the prosperity with which God has favoured them, and our desire that yet greater grace may rest upon them all ; also, that we receive with high satisfaction the proposal with regard to promoting fraternisation among all the people of God, which bas been made to us in common with other Christian bodies, from the Congregational Union of England and Wales, trusting that the movement so happily begun will proceed till the love of the brethren is proved by all who aro “one in Christ," we holding ourselves ready to concur in any consistent and practicable measures for obtaining that most important and desirable object; also, that an acknowledgment of the letter witb which we have been favoured from the Congregational Union of East Canada be forwarded to those beloved Transatlantic brethren, fully reciprocating their sentiments of holy affection, sympathy, and zeal, and intimating the hope that we shall receive another communication from them previously to our next anniversary.

The Rev. D. Russell responded to the former part of this resolution, in an address fraught with Christian eloquence, in the course of which he referred to the late secession from the Scottish Establishment.

On the motion of the Rev. A. King ; seconded by the Rev. J. Bewglass :

3. That this meeting records its unqualified admiration of the dignified and uncompromising stand for the prerogatives of Christ our Saviour King, for the freedom of the church from the control of the civil power in matters ecclesiastical, and for the rights of Christian men, which has been made by our Nonintrusion brethren in Scotland,-a stand for truth and conscience unequalled since the days of the Protestants. Puritans, and Nonconformists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and which we are confident will, by the blessing of Providence, produce results most important and advantageous to our common Christianity; also, that a communication be forwarded to the ministers and members of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, through their highly respected moderator, embodying these sentiments, representing the deep and prayerful interest which we take in their affairs, and our full preparedness to fraternise in the faith and service of our common Lord.

On the motion of John Waller, Esq., barrister-at-law; seconded by the Rev. J. Jennings :

4. That this meeting has heard with much pleasure of the steps taken by several congregations in this Union towards preventing the adoption by the legislature of the education clauses in the Factories Bill, as now under consideration in the House of Commons; that we regard those clauses as inconsistent with the principles of civil and religious liberty, with common jus. tice, and with natural rights, -as likely to inter

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ing degrees of talent and acquirement were the report for the year, which was, upon the evinced, the impression was, that commend whole, highly encouraging, the only deside. able and successful diligence had been exhi. ratum appearing to be a more extended bited in pursuit of their various studies. pecuniary support. The Rev. Thomas

At the general meeting the friends and Roome, the domestic chaplain, also read a subscribers derived great pleasure from the short report, in which he detailed the relifact, that in consequence of the active exer gious instruction afforded to the pupils tions of friends who know the value of the during the session, and the two reports institution, and of some new arrangements taken together conveyed a very satisfactory made by the committee, the financial state idea of the state of discipline and improveof the institution presents an improved ment at Silcoates. This institution is esaspect, which it is hoped its friends will tablished for the purpose of affording a libecontinue to sustain.

ral education, at a cheap rate, to the sons of An eloquent and impressive sermon was ministers and missionaries connected with delivered on the occasion, in the chapel in the Independent denomination. The school Castle-street, by the Rev. G. Smith, of is beautifully situated; it is an Eden spot; Poplar, London.

embosomed in woods, and surrounded by the fairest scenery. This is no slight mat.

ter; for the forms of nature have an influ. NORTHERN CONGREGATIONAL SCHOOL ence, whether it be perceived or not, in For the Education of the Sons of Ministers forming the tastes and habits of the boy, and Missionaries.

and, of course, of the man. The moral tenThe twelfth annual examination of this dency of the institution cannot be otherwise excellent institution took place at Silcoates

than good. Secular education of the best House, on Wednesday, July 5th. The Rev.

sort, combined with religious instruction, is W. H. Stowell, President of Rotherham the very beau ideal of education; and such College, presided, and the attendance of an education is imparted at Silcoates School. friends of the institution was numerous and It is well deserving of public support; and very respectable. Amongst the ministers pre we trust that the support which it has sent were the Revs. A. Ewing, A.M. and hitherto received will be increased, in proPridie, of Halifax ; Scales and Rawson, of portion as the nature and design of the insti. Leeds; Lorraine and Lamb, of Wakefield; tution become better known and understood. Eccles, of Hopton, and Stringer, of Idle, &c. The scholars were examined in the Greek

IRELAND. and Latin classics, French, history, mathematics, geology, land-surveying, and several

CONGREGATIONAL UNION. other departments of literature. Some of The fourteenth anniversary of the Con. them exhibited their proficiency in English gregational Union of Ireland was held in composition, by reading original essays; Dublin, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, they also showed an accurate knowledge of and Friday, the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th acoustics, and of the important art of ora of June, 1843. tory. At the conclusion of the proceedings, The proceedings commenced with a public the chairman paid a high and well-deserved prayer meeting in Plunket-street Meetingcompliment to the scholars for their general house, early on Tuesday morning, when the proficiency; also to their principal tutor, devotional exercises were conducted by the Mr. Munro, for the care he had evidently Rev. Messrs. Morrison, Godkin, Potter, bestowed upon them. All who were able to M.D., and Urwick, D.D. An address was form an opinion must have felt, and they delivered by the Rev. J. Jennings. appeared to feel, that Mr. Stowell had flat. On Tuesday evening a large number of tered neither the scholars nor their master. friends assembled at a tea party, in the The excellent training of the boys, and their school-room, in Planket-street. T. Figgis, prompt and intelligent answers to the various Esq., presided ; and addresses were delivered questions put to them, were suggestive of by the Rev. Messrs. Smith, Brien, Silly, many pleasing reflections. Prizes were next Dillon, Jordan, Bain, Morrison, and Ur. distributed to such as had distinguished wick, D.D. themselves during the session, the chairman On Wednesday evening, the Rev. David accompanying each prize with a few appro Russell, of Glasgow, delegate from the Conpriate remarks.

gregational Union of Scotland, preached a The financial and general business of the powerful sermon in York-street Chapel; the school was then transacted, and officers and Rev. J. Potter having commenced the sera committee appointed for the year ensuing.

vice with reading the Scriptures and prayer. Robert Milligan, Esq., of Acacia, the trea. At breakfast on Wednesday and Thursday surer of the institution, was voted into the mornings, addresses were delivered by the chair, and called upon Mr. Munro to read Rev. Messrs. Russell, Kirkpatrick (Presby.

terian), Gould (Baptist), Dill (Presbyte- represents among us the expression of our most rian), Hands, Godkin, King, Gordon, Smith, cordial Christian affection, our joy in the prosUrwick, D.D., Jennings, Carroll, Hanson, perity with which God has favoured them, and and White ; also by Mr. J. J. King.

our desire that yet greater grace may rest upon On Thursday evening the annual public them all ; also, that we receive with high satismeeting of the Union was held in York faction the proposal with regard to promoting street Chapel ; T. Turner, Esq., treasurer,

fraternisation among all the people of God, in the chair. After prayer by the Rev. J.

wbich has been made to us in common with Carroll, the report of the committee was

other Christian bodies, from the Congregational read by the secretary. It detailed the home Union of England and Wales, trusting that the mission proceedings of the Union for the past

movement so happily begun will proceed till year, both general and local, including, besides

the love of the brethren is proved by all who aro the stated agencies, the labours of students,

“one in Christ," we holding ourselves ready to during the summer vacation, from High

concur in any consistent and practicable meabury and Spring-hill Colleges, and the Dub.

sures for obtaining that most important and lin Theological Institution. It suggested the

desirable object; also, that an acknowledgment formation of local committees, where practi.

of the letter with which we have been favoured

from the Congregational Union of East Canada cable, through the country; the engagement

be forwarded to those beloved Transatlantic of a general agent, with suitable qualifica

brethren, fully reciprocating their sentiments of tions and provisions, for circulating intelli.

holy affection, sympathy, and zeal, and intimatgence. It recorded communications from

ing the hope that we shall receive another comthe Congregational Union of England and

munication from them previously to our next Wales on the subject of Christian Union,

anniversary. and a fraternal letter from the Congregational Union of East Canada. It also no The Rev. D. Russell responded to the ticed the petitions that had been forwarded former part of this resolution, in an address from various places in Ireland, against the fraught with Christian eloquence, in the educational clauses of the Factories Bill, and course of which he referred to the late seadverted to the late ecclesiastical movements cession from the Scottish Establishment. in Scotland, and other matters. An andited On the motion of the Rev. A. King; sestatement of accounts having been presented, conded by the Rev. J. Bewglass :it was resolved unanimously,

3. That this meeting records its unqualified On the motion of the Rev. J. Hands; sé. admiration of the dignified and uncompromising conded by the Rev. S. G. Morrison :-- stand for the prerogatives of Christ our Saviour

1. That this meeting has heard with much King, for the freedom of the church from the pleasure and humble gratitude to God the de control of the civil power in matters ecclesiastitails of home missionary proceedings contained cal, and for the rights of Christian men, which in the report now read, and that it be pub. has been made by our Nonintrusion brethren in lisbed, together with the audited cash state

Scotland,-a stand for truth and conscienco unment, under the direction of the committee for equalled since the days of the Protestants, Purithe ensuing year ; that we rejoice in the promise tans, and Nonconformists of the sixteenth and of increasing usefulness which the present posi

soventeenth centuries, and which we are confition of the home missions affords, provided that

dent will, by the blessing of Providence, prosuitable agency and adequate resources can be ob

duce results most important and advantageous tained for carrying out its designs ; that we con

to our common Christianity; also, that a comsider it our privilege equally as it is our duty munication be forwarded to the ministers and to co-operate, so far as we can, in forwarding

members of the Free Presbyterian Church of with greater energy, and on a larger scale, this Scotland, through their highly respected modetruly patriotic Christian undertaking-an under rator, embodying these sentiments, representing taking which involves, with the best interests of the deep and prayerful interest which we take our country, the health, efficiency, harmony, and

in their affairs, and our full preparedness to respectability of the churches themselves; also, fraternise in the faith and service of our comthat the aspect of the times particularly calls for mon Lord. the utmost amount of scriptural effort on the On the motion of John Waller, Esq., part of our denomination, and of others, who barrister-at-law : seconded by the Rev. J. know and love " the truth as it is in Jesus,"

Jennings :

long for the maintenance and diffusion of “ Christ's gospel," in its purity and power throughout

4. That this meeting has heard with much Ireland.

pleasure of the steps taken by several congrega

tions in this Union towards preventing the adopOn the motion of the Rev. J. Godkin ;

tion by the legislature of the education clauses seconded by the Rev. S. Shaw:

in the Factories Bill, as now under considera2. That this meeting welcomes with heart lion in the House of Commons; that wc regard felt pleasure the Rev. David Russell, delegate those clauses as inconsistent with the principles from the Congregational Union of Scotland, and of civil and religious liberty, with common jusbegs through bim to convey to the churches he tice, and with natural rights,--as likely to interVOL. XXI.

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ing degrees of talent and acquirement were the report for the year, which was, upon the evinced, the impression was, that commend whole, highly encouraging, the only deside. able and successful diligence had been exhi. ratum appearing to be a more extended bited in pursuit of their various studies. pecuniary support. The Rev. Thomas

At the general meeting the friends and Roome, the domestic chaplain, also read a subscribers derived great pleasure from the short report, in which he detailed the relifact, that in consequence of the active exer- gious instruction afforded to the pupils tions of friends who know the value of the during the session, and the two reports institution, and of some new arrangements taken together conveyed a very satisfactory made by the committee, the financial state idea of the state of discipline and improveof the institution presents an improved ment at Silcoates. This institution is esaspect, which it is hoped its friends will tablished for the purpose of affording a libecontinue to sustain.

ral education, at a cheap rate, to the sons of An eloquent and impressive sermon was ministers and missionaries connected with delivered on the occasion, in the chapel in the Independent denomination. The school Castle-street, by the Rev. G. Smith, of is beautifully situated; it is an Eden spot ; Poplar, London.

embosomed in woods, and surrounded by the fairest scenery. This is no slight mat

ter; for the forms of nature have an influ. NORTHERN CONGREGATIONAL SCHOOL ence, whether it be perceived or not, in For the Education of the Sons of Ministers forming the tastes and habits of the boy, and Missionaries.

and, of course, of the man. The moral tenThe twelfth annual examination of this

dency of the institution cannot be otherwise excellent institution took place at Silcoates

than good. Secular education of the best House, on Wednesday, July 5th. The Rev. sort, combined with religious instruction, is W. H. Stowell, President of Rotherham the very beau ideal of education; and such College, presided, and the attendance of an education is imparted at Silcoates School. friends of the institution was numerous and

It is well deserving of public support; and very respectable. Amongst the ministers pre. we trust that the support which it has sent were the Revs. A. Ewing, A.M. and hitherto received will be increased, in proPridie, of Halifax ; Scales and Rawson, of portion as the nature and design of the instiLeeds; Lorraine and Lamb, of Wakefield ; tution become better known and understood. Eccles, of Hopton, and Stringer, of Idle, &c. The scholars were examined in the Greek

IRELAND. and Latin classics, French, history, mathematics, geology, land-surveying, and several

CONGREGATIONAL UNION. other departments of literature. Some of

The fourteenth anniversary of the Con. them exhibited their proficiency in English gregational Union of Ireland was held in composition, by reading original essays; Dublin, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, they also showed an accurate knowledge of and Friday, the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th acoustics, and of the important art of ora. of June, 1843. tory. At the conclusion of the proceedings, The proceedings commenced with a public the chairman paid a high and well-deserved prayer meeting in Plunket-street Meeting. compliment to the scholars for their general house, early on Tuesday morning, when the proficiency; also to their principal tutor, devotional exercises were conducted by the Mr. Munro, for the care he had evidently Rev. Messrs. Morrison, Godkin, Potter, bestowed upon them. All who were able to M.D., and Urwick, D.D. An address was form an opinion must have felt, and they delivered by the Rev. J. Jennings. appeared to feel, that Mr. Stowell had flat. On Tuesday evening a large number of tered neither the scholars nor their master. friends assembled at a tea party, in the The excellent training of the boys, and their school-room, in Plunket-street. T. Figgis, prompt and intelligent answers to the various Esq., presided; and addresses were delivered questions put to them, were suggestive of by the Rev. Messrs. Smith, Brien, Silly, many pleasing reflections. Prizes were next Dillon, Jordan, Bain, Morrison, and Ur. distributed to such as had distinguished wick, D.D. themselves during the session, the chairman On Wednesday evening, the Rev. David accompanying each prize with a few appro Russell, of Glasgow, delegate from the Conpriate remarks.

gregational Union of Scotland, preached a The financial and general business of the powerful sermon in York-street Chapel; the school was then transacted, and officers and Rev. J. Potter having commenced the sera committee appointed for the year ensuing. vice with reading the Scriptures and prayer. Robert Milligan, Esq., of Acacia, the trea. At breakfast on Wednesday and Thursday surer of the institution, was voted into the mornings, addresses were delivered by the chair, and called upon Mr. Munro to read Rev. Messrs. Russell, Kirkpatrick (Presby.

terian), Gould (Baptist), Dill (Presbyte. represents among us the expression of our most rian), Hands, Godkin, King, Gordon, Smith, cordial Christian affection, our joy in the prosUrwick, D.D., Jennings, Carroll, Hanson, perity with which God has favoured them, and and White ; also by Mr. J. J. King.

our desire that yet greater grace may rest upon On Thursday evening the annual public them all ; also, that we receive with high satismeeting of the Union was held in York faction the proposal with regard to promoting street Chapel ; T. Turner, Esq., treasurer, fraternisation among all the people of God, in the chair. After prayer by the Rev. J.

which has been made to us in common with Carroll, the report of the committee was

other Christian bodies, from the Congregational read by the secretary. It detailed the home

Union of England and Wales, trusting that the mission proceedings of the Union for the past

movement so happily begun will proceed till year, both general and local, including, besides

the love of the brethren is proved by all who aro the stated agencies, the labours of students,

“one in Christ," we holding ourselves ready to during the summer vacation, from High

concur in any consistent and practicable meabury and Spring-hill Colleges, and the Dub

sures for obtaining that most important and lin Theological Institution. It suggested the

desirable object; also, that an acknowledgment formation of local committees, where practi.

of the letter with which we have been favoured cable, through the country; the engagement

from the Congregational Union of East Canada of a general agent, with suitable qualifica

be forwarded to those beloved Transatlantic tions and provisions, for circulating intelli

brethren, fully reciprocating their sentiments of

holy affection, sympathy, and zeal, and intimatgence. It recorded communications from

ing the hope that we shall receive another comthe Congregational Union of England and

munication from them previously to our next Wales on the subject of Christian Union,

anniversary. and a fraternal letter from the Congrega. tional Union of East Canada. It also no. The Rev. D. Russell responded to the ticed the petitions that had been forwarded former part of this resolution, in an address from various places in Ireland, against the fraught with Christian eloquence, in the educational clauses of the Factories Bill, and course of which he referred to the late seadverted to the late ecclesiastical movements cession from the Scottish Establishment. in Scotland, and other matters. An andited On the motion of the Rev. A. King; sestatement of accounts having been presented, conded by the Rev. J. Bewglass :it was resolved unanimously,

3. That this meeting records its unqualified On the motion of the Rev. J. Hands ; se. admiration of the dignified and uncompromising conded by the Rev. S. G. Morrison :

stand for the prerogatives of Christ our Saviour 1. That this meeting has heard with much King, for the freedom of the church from the pleasure and humble gratitude to God the de control of the civil power in matters ecclesiastitails of home missionary proceedings contained cal, and for the rights of Christian men, which in the report now read, and that it be pub. has been made by our Nonintrusion brethren in lished, together with the audited cash state Scotland,-a stand for truth and conscience un. ment, under the direction of the committee for equalled since the days of the Protestants, Purithe ensuing year ; that we rejoice in the promise tans, and Nonconformists of the sixteenth and of increasing usefulness which the present posi. seventeenth centuries, and which we are confition of the home missions affords, provided that dent will, by the blessing of Providence, prosuitable agency and adequate resources can be ob duce results most important and advantageous tained for carrying out its designs ; that we con to our common Christianity; also, that a comsider it our privilege equally as it is our duty munication be forwarded to the ministers and to co-operate, so far as we can, in forwarding members of the Free Presbyterian Church of with greater energy, and on a larger scale, this Scotland, through their highly respected mode. truly patriotic Christian undertaking--an under rator, embodying these sentiments, representing taking which involves, with the best interests of the deep and prayerful interest which we take our country, the health, efficiency, harmony, and in their affairs, and our full preparedness to respectability of the churches themselves; also, fraternise in the faith and service of our comthat the aspect of the times particularly calls for mon Lord. the utmost amount of scriptural effort on the On the motion of John Waller, Esq., part of our denomination, and of others, who

barrister-at-law ; seconded by the Rev. J. know and love “the truth as it is in Jesus,"

Jennings : for the maintenance and diffusion of “ Christ's gospel," in its purity and power throughout

4. That this meeting has heard with much Ireland.

pleasure of the steps taken by several congrega

tions in this Union towards preventing the adopOn the motion of the Rev. J. Godkin ;

tion by the legislature of the education clauses seconded by the Rev. S. Shaw :

in the Factories Bill, as now under considera2. That this meeting welcomes with heart tion in the House of Commons; that we regard felt pleasure the Rev. David Russell, delegate those clauses as inconsistent with the principles from the Congregational Union of Scotland, and of civil and religious liberty, with common jus. begs through him to convey to the churches he tice, and with natural rights, -as likely to interVOL. XXI.

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