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the treatment of the Captains towards us. We heard, by this resscl, that the ship Duff was taken by the French. More Missionaries would be as safe Here as we are. We have an invitation from the chief of Huahine to go and reside there : he promised to use us well; but we are too few to part.

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MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS.
Friends of the Society at Newcastle upon Tyne, by
Mr. John Dobson, Secretary

£• 12
Benjamin Jones and Friends, Haverfordwest

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Stirling Society for promoting the Spread of the

Gospel, per Rev. John Campbell
Rev. John Fowler and Friends, Shcerness

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Rev. David Bogue and Congregation, Gosport so 13
Rev. Mr. Harris and ditto, Fordham

7 Rev. Geo Townsend and ditto, Ramsgate

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* Rev. John Griffin and ditio, Portsca
Rev. Mr. Sloper and Friends, Devizes
Rev. Jos. Walker and ditto, Peppard

11 6 The next monthly-meering of the Missionary Society for Prayer, will be held on June 7th, at the Meeting-house in Walworth, instead of the Rev. Mr. Ford's at Stepney; where the Prayer-Meeting will be held on the first Monday in July. It is requested, that the ministers in London will intiinate this alteration next Lord's Day.

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ASSOCIATIONS. Tue Northern Evangelical Itinerant Society, for spreading the Gospel in Cumberland, Durham, and Northumberland, lately held a special meeting at Mr. Kyle's chapel, in Fisher Street, Carlisle, when Mr. Graham preached two sermons before them, and was afterwards unanimously chosen an itinerant minister, under the direction of the Society, until :he annual meeting in August 1802. The meeting was closed with prayer by Mr. Kyle.

APRIL 14, the Associating Ministers of the Independent Churches in the county of Hants, with other Brethren assembled at Mr. Hopkins's meeting, Christ Church ; when Mr. Jefferson preached, by appointment, on the Lord's Supper : after which that ordinance was administered to members of various churches and different denominations. The fol. lowing ministers were engaged in the service :

- Messrs. Kingsbury, Bogue, Griffin, Cox, Lewis, and Ashburner; late of Puole : also in administering the clements, Messrs. Bennet, Durant, Sloper, Williams, Bingham, Foxell, &c. - Prior to these services Mr. G. Clayton preached on the evening preceding, and Mr. Bennet at seven on the Wednesday morning. On the same evening Mr. Bogue preached ; and Mr. Frey, a converted Jew, from Germany, engaged in prayer ; as did also, in the course of the serviccs, Messrs. Sedcole, Sibree, Morren, Griffiths, &c. &c. The congregations were large and attentive : - some went away saying, " We have heard strange things to-day;" but others, We have enjoined precious things to-day." The next meeting will be held at Mr. Lewis's, Ringwood, Sept. 7.--the subject, Prayer.

MARCH 29, a meeting of miuisters was held at Winslow, Bucks; when Mr. Tist, of Wooburn, preached ; and Messrs. Cox, of Leighton, Scraggs, Castlcdon, and Carey, engaged in prayer, &c.

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THE quarterly meeting of chic Surrey Mission Society will be held at Kingston, June 16th, at eleven o'clock. The sermou by Mr. Jackson.

The sixth General Meeting of the Union of Christians, was held at Bedford, on Wednesday 28th of April. The public worship in the forenoon and evening was performed at the old meeting-house. At the former opportunity Mr. Hogg, of Thrapstone, and Mr. Claypole, of Thorn, engaged in prayer; M. G. Burder, of Coventry, preached from 2 Chron. xxx. 12. About fifty ministers and members dined together. In the afternoon, the third meeting - house was crowded with members and friends of the Union, who assembled for conference. It was in. troduced with prayer, by Mr. Hillyard of Olney. The Secretary, Mr. Hillyard, of Bedford, read a report, which had been prepared by the committee chosen annually ; and an address to the Ministers' Cone ference at "Herrenhuth, in reply to a letter from them. Mr. Greatheed, as vice-president, then proposed several resolutions, recommended by the committee, which were adapted by the assembly. They tended to the general information of the members of the Union, and to the a sistance and regulation of their common fund, which had, during the past year, been inadequare to the expenditure. The importance of this object was demonstrated by the growing evidence of usefulness, arising from the extensive and persevering labours of the members. The uninterrupted harmony which had, notwithstanding so great a variety of sentiment, still pervaded all their operations, afforded cause for thankfulness, and en couragement to hope for the permanence and efficacy of the fruits of general union among real Christians. The vice-president closed the Conference with prayer.

Tlie public worship, in the evening, was introduced with prayer, by Mr. Morrell, of St. Neot's ; Mr. Geard, of Hitchin, preached from Acts viii. 5, and concluded the services. A List of Ministris. appointed to preach the Lord's Day Morning-Lectures at

the Rev. Mr. Reynolds's Meeting, Camomile Soreci, Bishopsgate Street, for
the remainder of the present' Year :-
Dr. Rippon

August 15
Dr. Hunter

June 6
Mr. Reynolds

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20 September s Mr. Brooksbank

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Mr. Townsend
Mr. Upton

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3 Mr. Steven

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Mr. Hutchings

8 N. B. Service begins at Seven, and ends at Eight o'еlock. This Lecture was instirured in the year of the glorious Revolution, 7668; and is supported by subscription. Mr. Samuel Houston, Great St. Helens, Treasurer.

* An occasional preacher, with a collection.

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ORDINATIONS. FEB. 9th, 1802, Mr. W. Smart was ordained (by the laying on of the hands of the Associate Presbytcry of Glasgow) to the office of the hoty ministry, and pastoral care of the congregation at Paisley. This congregution had for more than thirty years enjoyed the ministry of

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CHAPELS OPENED On the 29th of January last, a chapel was opened at SturminsterNewton, a considerable manufacturing cown in Dorsetshire. Much op position was ac first met with from the populace; and some difficulty found in procuring a licence, under the unjust suspicion of seditious designs. Mr. Salcren preached on the occasion; and in the other parts of the service, the following ministers engaged, viz. Messrs. Keynes, Banister, and Weston. About 150 persons attended very peaceably; and the congregation have since increased to 200. - JUNE 16ch, the new meeting will be opened at Sraines ; when Mr. Clayton, of London, and Mr. Cooke, of Maidenhead, are expected to

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THE SICILIAN HYMN, As sung on Easter Monday last at Suriy Chapel, by about 5009 Children;

after a Sermon on Hosea xi. 1. The Words by the Rev. R. Hill.

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THE SAVIOUR. How dark and dreadful was the “ A debt immense detains them place

there,” Where long we pris'. ys lay! Justice was heard to say; Till, in the travels of his grace, And, by his Holiness, he sware

A Saviour pass'd that way. That nought but blood shou'd Thro' the thick glooin his eye ex

pay. plor'd

“ Here, sheathe thy sword,” the The melancholy cave;

Saviour cry'd, Qur case his pitying heart de- “ I'll die to set them free:plorid,

The Saviour felt the wound, and And ask'd if none cou'd save. dy'd ;

We rose to liberty. • P.M.

ERRATA in some Copies of this Number. P. 237, lime 14 from bottom, last word, read “ those"

ditto, read" borne".

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