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therefore, that confidence in us, that we tection of government, in common with would be willing to suffer these women the rest of the inhabitants, they are thereand children to remain here as long as fore obliged to take their share in its demight be required by the present state of fence, and to turn out, whenever requiraffairs, and to provide them with the ed. Several officers, therefore, called necessaries of life, on government ac- here in the following days, and took with count; which kind service done to these them the most able of the Hottentot men. forsaken people, would be gratefully ac- Thus we lost again thirty of our people, knowledged.
who marched to Cape-town towards the Though our compliance with this wish end of October, besides ten men, apcould not but be attended with much in- pointed to the service of the powderconvenience to us, and we even feared magazines in Zoete Melks valley. They that much moral evil might ensue, by the bid us farewel with many tears, and we admission of so many people, who are dismissed them, not without some pain. chiefly in a wild, unconverted state, into ful apprehensions, lest the good word a missionary settlement, yet we could not they have heard in this place (which in refuse. Brother Rose, therefore, wrote the hearts of many seemed to promise in answer, that, considering it our duty good fruit), should be forgotten amidst to support government to the best of our the hurry and dissipation attending a milipower, and pitying likewise the case of tary life. the poor people alluded to, in these cala- The place of these people was soon mitous times, we were the more willing filled, but not in the manner most agreeto take them under our care for the pre- ble to us, by the arrival of the women and
We only humbly requested, that children belonging to the Hottentot immediate steps might be taken to pro- corps, 187 in number. They arrived in vide a sufficient quantity of corn, as we three divisions, during the month of Ochad none of our own growth, and did not tober; and we cannot express what our know, in the present dearness of that ar- feelings were, on seeing about sixty ticle, how to procure any. Two messen- women and children in a company, all in gers were immediately sent off with this rags, and half starved for want of food, answer to Cape-town, one of whoin, at coming into our settlement. Being seated the governor's request, was appointed to in rows before our dwelling, each of accompany the said women and children them, young and old, received a good to our settlement. The other returned to slice of bread, previously baked in prous on the 5th of October, and brought a spect of their arrival, which they seized letter from the governor, containing or- with all the greediness of hunger. After ders to different officers of this district, this meal, and suitable exhortations, they to furnish us with the needful quantity of were distributed partly in the empty grain. Brother Kohrhammer likewise in- houses, partly among the Hottentot faformed us, that the whole Hottentot milies. We felt great support, under all camp bad broken up, and that the corps the inconveniencies occasioned by such was now stationed on different parts of an unusual number of guests, from the the coast. He therefore desired us, as enlivening consideration, that, perhaps, by soon as possible, to send two waggons to the Lord's blessing, many of these poor bring him and his wife back to Bavians- people will hear the gospel in this place kloof. They were sent off on the 6th, and for their everlasting salvation. Weitere we had the pleasure to see him return to likewise pleased to perceive, that their us on the 12th.
relatives in the Hottentot corps rememBy a letter from captain Lesueur, re- bered them, and, as much as their cir. ceived October 5th, our Hottentots were cumstances would admit of it, afforded not a little alarmed. The captain de. them some assistance. Thus we received, manded, that all those men, who had pro. by captain Lesueur, twenty dollars, col. mised to come forward for the defence lected by the Hottentot soldiery for the of the country in case of actual danger, use of their wives, which we immediately should now make ready, and by degrees distributed among them. join the army. When our Hottentots suf- During the month of October, two fered their names to be put down in this Hottentot children departed this life very view, they understood, that they were not happily. The first was a boy, nine years to be called upon, till notice was given, old, of whom its parents used to say, that by the firing of alarm-guns, that the ene- it was the most obedient child they had. my was really on the coast. But as it is Whenever we spoke to little Joseph (for the intention of government to be fully that was his baptismal name) about our prepared, before the appearance of the Saviour and his love to the children, he enemy, and the Hottentots enjoy the pro- not only showed great attention, but his
whole soul seemed to delight in it. In his scriptions of the physicians seemed sest long and painful illness, he showed great to produce the desired effect: every night patience, and sometimes, when he was he experienced the same suffering, by almost worn out with pain and weakness, which be lost all sleep, and the attacks he cried simply and confidently to the became so violent, that frequently tie Lord, praying him soon to come and de. person watching with him thought iris liver him from all earthly grief and trou- breath would stand still. Our distress ble. The other was a girl of the same was much heightened by the declaration age, and when first taken ill, had not of Dr. Temple, that he really knes no been baptized. She now prayed most means of cure for this disorder, and being fervently, that our Saviour would forgive old and infirm, he was frequently preher all her sins, and cleanse her soul in vented from calling upon his patient, His precious blood. We could not refuse when most wanted. To send for a phr. her request to be baptized. Brother sician from Cape-town, would be attend. Rose, therefore, administered this sacra- ed with great expense and trouble. At ment to her, on her sick bed, calling her length, on the 30th, these asthmatic af. Elizabeth, during a most powerful sense fections seemed, in some degree, to of the Lord's presence, by which all were abate, and brother Rose joined us in melted in tears. The poor girl could not thanking our gracious Lord, the physiciaa find wore's sufficient to express her gra- of soul and body, for this relief i Hur. titude 'for the grace of God bestowed ever, we remain under great concern on upon her. When sister Rose visited her, his account, and have no hope, but in the some days after, she found her longing tó mercy and help of God our Saviour. depart and be with Christ, and rejoicing greatly at the prospect of soon seeing her Redeemer face to face, Sister Rose then
ORDINATION. began to sign verses, treating of that On the 24th Sept. the Presbytery of blessed subject, during which the child Oneida ordained Mr. George Hall, of Fast lav quiet, and soon after departed gently Haddam, Con. to the work of the gospel into the mansions of bliss.
ministry; and installed him in the pastoral The month of November was the most charge of the congregation of Cherry distressing period we have ever known Valley. The Rev. James Southward, of since our arrival herc, chiefly on account Bridgwater, made the introductory pras. of the severe illness which befel our dear er; the Rer. Samuel F. Snowden, of Brother Rose. In the night between the New Hartford, delivered the sermon; the 26th and 27th of October he was seized Rev. James Carnahan, of Hillsborougl, with an uncommon difficulty of breath- made the ordaining prayer; the Rev. Jou ing, which alarmed us very much. Early shua Knight, of Sherburne, presided; and in the morning, we sent a messenger to gave the charge to the minister, and the Dr. Temple, who arrived with us in the charge to the people; the Rev. Mr. Southafternoon, and prescribed proper means ward gave the right hand of fellowship, of relief, by which these first symptoms and the Rev. Andrew Oliver, late of Pelwere removed, but, in the night between ham, Mass. made the concluding prayer. the 8th and 9th of November, they re- The scene was peculiarly solemn and imturned with greater violence. The pre- pressive.
OBITUARY. For the Assembly's Magazine. disguise, she expressed with freedom her An account of the life and death of aversion at what appeared unworthy. In Mrs. Joanna Craig, late wife, of Mr. the various relations of daughter and Samuel Craig, merchant, who died at sister; of wife and mother; of neighbour Alexandria, 21st Oct. 1806, taken from the and acquaintance, she commanded love funeral sermon, preached after her death. and esteem; confidence and respect; good
Foanna Craig was a native of the state will and friendship. of New Jersey, but has resided many Religion, I have reason to beliere, early years in Alexandria. A frank, open,cheer- impressed her mind. Receiving her first ful temper was her leading characteristic. impressions under the ministry of the She thought for herself, and spoke as she Baptists, she became familiarized to their thought. She was sincere, steady and modes of worship, and a zealous adiocate warm in her attachments. Incapable of for their peculiar tenets. But as she
claimed a right to think on this subject the christian temper, in which she was for herself, so she readily granted others completely successful. the same privilege which she claimed. She had heard of a sister's illness and Her own children were baptized, and her hastened to her relief. Her attentions niece whom she had adopted as a daugh. were unremitting day and night. Anxiety ter. In habits of intimacy with her for and fatigue made dangerous inroads upon many years, a subject upon which we her own health. She indeed fell a martyr could not agree was never once introduc- to humanity, and none can fall in a better ed, wbilst other subjects, the hope and cause. Falling in battle, men are said to triumph of christians, were cheerfully dis. fall in the bed of honour, this is true in an cussed. Party would lose its virulency, equal, or even in a higher degree of those were the same temper always cherish- who fall doing good to their fellow creaed, and the same conduct pursued. Con- tures. sidering the different constitutions of The disease, at first, was not supposed mind, the power of habit, and the imper- to be just cause of alarm, but soon it asfect knowledge which is now enjoyed, sumed a fatal appearance. She felt as it is impossible to think always alike even she had never felt before. Of the issue on religious subjects. On great essential she was not ignorant, but trusting in the points, there is frequently much less dif- Saviour of mankind she was prepared for ference of sentiment among christians, the worst. The turn which her disease than on those of secondary or even in- took for the eight last days of her life, ferior importance. Forbearance is ex. incapacitated her, both from saying any pressly enjoined by our great master. thing, and from being benefitted from Leaving out of view the peculiarities of what could be said, but from the whole this, or that denomination, it is, and must tenor of her life, of which I have taken be, the leading, and indeed the only de- a short review, there is every reason to sire of every follower of Jesus, to recom- conclude that she fell asleep in Jesus, mend in every possible way, our common after having sojourned on earth near fifty christianity, loving all who love our Lord, years. let that love be expressed in modes never so multiplied, and never so various.
From the Evangelical Magazine. Our dear friend is removed to a world where names, even the most respected of MISS ANN WRANGHAM. Paul, of Apollos, or Cephas, are lost and On Thursday, October 11, 1804, died, forgotten in the name of Christ. All wor- aged 21, after a lingering and painful in slip in one sanctuary. Among the count. disposition, which she bore with a patiless multitude a discordant thought does ence truly christian, Miss Ann Wrangnot exist. The infirmities of the mortal bam, of Thorp Basset, Yorkshire. She state, a fertile source of irritation and had an interesting appearance and gendisagreement, if remembered at all, are teel address; to which were added a conremembered with shame, rendering an duct strictly moral, a temper remarkably union of hearts, through eternity, wel. sweet, and a mind naturally lively. These come in the highest degree.
admired excellencies, however, left this Frequent attacks of sickness for some young lady destitute of spiritual religion, years past, were indications, which the till about eighteen months before her deceased could not overlook, that the death, when it pleased the Lord to call period of her departure was at hand. It her by his grace. This work of the Etercannot be forgotten that mid-night silence nal Spirit was effected under a discourse, had of late often been broken, expressing the report of which excited her curiosity an assurance that she should not long be on account of its being delivered in a an inhabitant of this world, and a dread barn, and by a clergyman of the establishlest the restraint occasioned by her pre- ment. The simple and affecting account sence being taken away, her friends of her conversion is given in her own might forget her advice, and venture to language:-" What a wandering wretch their ruin upon forbidden ground. was I before my God's converting grace!
The buddings of immortality began to I was driven away with every wavering. open, a happy presage, that they should blast; yet, when I have promised myself soon blossom in a more favourable cli- pleasure, something has always occurred you set free! I was anxious to hear Mr. despise the things of this rain world! all M--, at Rilington; zeal and love for that I have known of what the world calls Jesus beamed in his eyes! I heard him pleasures, now look to me like dreams or with stupid amazement; my heart beat empty shadows! and though my licart with a thousand fears; how earnestly did was twisted round with the cords of tenI wish I was the meanest wretch, if I only der affections for my dear parents, and could feel the love of wnich he spake! I brothers, and sisters, yet these my bea. returned with the gay ones whom I ac- ve Father is loosening fast. I may ss? companied; I spoke cheerfully to them; with the amiable Young, but iny heart was wrung with anguisb; When shall I die to vanity, pain, death? it was dark, and my tears flowed unseen; When shall I die? -when shall I live for I retired to bed and to pray, but arose ever? unrefreshed; my heart was hard; I thought Monday, July 16. “ Satan wonld fain it would remain so; 1 feared the miserics persuade me, I yet shall fail at the last of hell."
to my mind which has cast a sadness over Among the last acts of her health was my heart. How different that peaceful an attempt to reconcile a difference which breast where Jesus dwells! Oh happy had unhappily arisen, and to secure the people, who are publishing the glad tid. continuance of that peace so congenial to ings of the gospel! how many hearts do
Yet in thee, my all-conquering Saviour, I From this time she became a new crea- will trust. Lord increase my fith, fir I ture, which was manifest in her total dis. am weak! O my heart, why art thuu so relish to vain amusements, by the dili- distrustful! is he not able to save to the gence with which she perused religious uttermust?" authors, especially the sacred volume, The following letter she wrote to a mi. and from the pleasure she always appear. nister, a few days before her dismission ed to enjoy in the company of those who from the body, with instructions that it were born from above. Her fears were should be delivered immediately after gradually removed, and her faith in Jesus her deathi: “ Ere this reach my everconfirmed by the use of such private valued friend, I shall have ceased to means; the only ones to which long indis. groan under this body of sin and pain. I position would allow her to attend. If long for death, which will, I trust, reever she murmured, it was on account of lease me from both. I may truly say with her not being able to be present at public David, “It is good for me that I hare worship. But her meditation in private been afflicted.” Has not the Lord, with was so constant, and her prayer for divine all the tender compassion of a long-sufteaching so fervent, that her knowledge fering Father, caused me to feel his of the plan of salvation became so cor- chastening rod, since nothing but that rect as far to exceed that which some ap- could move my hardened breast? Oh the pear to possess who have heard the gos- goodness of God to so vile a sinner! I pel preached for years together. As her would not part with my hopes in my blessbody decayed, her mind daily was renew- ed Redeemer for all that this vain world ed. This will best appear by a few ex- can give! Oh, if the world knew the calm, tracts from her papers.
the real pleasures of religion, they would March 17, 1804. “ To.day I am twen. make it their first instead of their last ty-one; and Oh, 1 hope next year I shall concern!"-At the close of the letter she celebrate my birth-day in my Father's thus writes: “Give my dying love to Mr. kingdom! shall 'I, O God, spend an eter. M-, and pray tell him, that he onc nity of joy for these earthly sutterings? made a sinner tremble. And now, my Then blessed be thy fatherly hand that dear sir, I must cease. I need not ask for draws me by them to thyself! last year I your prayers: when you receive this I did not think to see another birth-day; shall be beyond them. Adieu! adieu! we but wonderful are thy ways, thou King shall soon meet again to sing the praises of Saints! why do I go mourning all the of' him who was slain!" day? thou wilt be my Saviour; thou wilt The friend to whom this letter was ad. raise my head in my last agony!" dressed, was in the habit of visiting the
In a letter to a female friend, dated pious writer during her illness, as ofien April 15th, she writes: “ It may seem as a distant residence would admit. There strange, but it is true, that from the be. is reason to believe that his conversation ginning of my illness (near two years was much blessed for the fortifying the ago) I have never firmly believed that I young Christian against the powertid asshould recover. Although my friends saults of the great enemy of souls, and would Aatter me with the prospect, and I for arming her for her final conflict with have, to appearance, been getting better the king of terrors. On October 10, he fast, yet this idea never left my mind: visited her for the last time: when he " An angel's hand cannot save thee from found her a good deal barrassed by temp. the grave.” And are they friends, my tation. She said she was under no aj predear So, who would drag me back to bension as to the result of death, but life and all its painful miseries 1? who feared exceedingly lest Satan should gain
any advantage over her in the moments took a long, a last farewel of each. Then, of dissolution. Her friend having that with a countenance expressive of the morning read a memoir in the Evangeli- sweet serenity of her mind, and which cal Magazine, of an eminent minister also demonstrated that her former fears whose experience was, in this respect, the were only the suggestions of that great same, but who died triumphing in the adversary of souls who seeks to distress Lord, related this circumstance to her. whom he cannot destroy, she lifted up She seemed to be much comforted by it; her eyes and said, “ Lord Jesus now reand he left her in a more happy frame. ceive my spirit, for I am ready!” Her
She was able to go down stairs till the friends and attendants witnessed her de. day of her death, when she found herself parture with mingled sorrow and admiraso weak, as left no doubt in her mind that tion. According to her request, the soher end was come. She had previously lemn occasion was improved by the above arranged her little valuables, to which she friend, in a sermon delivered in the Mehad affixed marks how they were to be thodist Chapel, at Relington, on Sunday, disposed of, and now gave directions ac- October 21, 1804, from Rer. xiv. 13. cordingly. After having had her dear Green Hammerton. J. JACKSON. parents, and brothers, and sisters called We understand that a pamphlet will to her bedside, she very affectionately ad- shortly appear, containing the diary of dressed them upon the vanity of the this lady for the last nine months of her world, the importance of religion, &c. and life, together with outlines of hercharacter.
POETRY. AN ELEGY OR EPITAPHON ST. BASIL. With all thy pow'r of wond'rous eloWritten by St. Gregory Nazianzen, most quence!
probably, some years after that prelate's In evil times, thou didst alone display, death. He died, a. D. 378.
A life responsive to the truths thou SERVANT of Jesus! Shade belov'd, taughtst. rever'd,
One Pow'r supreme, all nature speaks, I thought a body sooner could have liv'd and Thee Without its soul, than I bereav'd of thee. Alone, assemblied nations have confest, And yet I bore thy loss-I meekly bow'd, A worthy minister, that God to serve! And own’d the heav'ns were just. Ah The dauntless herald of behests divine, why delay?
The christian's eye, in all thy native grace O raise me, waft me on thy orient wings, Of soul effulgent, and Cæsarea's pride, Place me amidst th’angelic chorus high, E'en now when happier realms thy preWhere martyrs triumph, and where sence shares. Basil reigns!
BASIL. When death, stern minister of power Beneath this tomb, the dust of Basil sleeps, divine,
Who whilst he tarried in this transcient Ravish'd my Basil's godlike spirit hence, The heav'nly liost receiv'd the saint with Ruld his Cæsarea with a parent's care, joy,
And lov'd his Gregory with a brother's Whilst all Cæsarea wept its prelate lost. love. Said I Cæsarea? nay each favour'd clime, Ah me! thy griefs would pierce an anWhere Christ is worshipp'd, and where gel's breast, God is known.
And lure e'en heav'nly minds to melt like The peopled earth onc common grief pro- thine. claim:
View, O my God, that sad, and tear-worn Rent is the bond of peace; her herald cheek, gone.
That anguish'd heart, that feeble tottring The world is fill'd with disputations vain, frame, And sirife of clam'rous tongues, which Those eyes for ever fix'd on heav'n and madly dare,
thec! To call in question heav'n-taught mys. When shall he join thy blest adorers here, teries,
And shine, amidst immortalsaints, a saint? And bid defiance to the Tri-une God! Poor lonely tenant of a frame decay'd, Error, impiety, profaneness rage, Thy shatter'd prison cannot hold thee Yet Basil's lips the hand of death hath long seal'd!
The months unwearied roll; the hour will Wake, sleeper, wake, and from the yawn. ing tomb,
Thou must endure and Basil must submit. Awe the proud whirlwind, calm th’im.
GREGORY. petuous wave,
Yet thou wert wafted to the land of pe: