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this country and the house of Stuart, In the last place, the preacher die terinioating in the Revolution of rects our attention to the near ap1688. While the author laments that proach of that time in which there tremendous political earthquake, the shall be a copious and universal effus French Revolution, he indulges the , sion of the Holy Spirit. The whole hope of its final result being bene- is then improved by suitable infeficial to Europe. He supposes that rences. the commerce of Britain, her in- Our limits will not permit us to creasing colonies, the activity of her remark on each of these important people, and the principies of her particulars. Our readers wili per. constitution, are destined to effect ceive that the preacher has a wide important changes in Africa, Asia, scope for speculation. Many of his and South America.
snggestions must be malters of opiA third sign favourable to mis- mon; but we trust that, on the whole, sions, is the internal and relative" they rest on a solid foundation ; and state of Great Britain, which in- that those who long for the extension cludes the excellent spirit of our of Messiah's kingdom may safely con constitution, – the principles and clude, that the aspects of the times habits of Britons, our colonizing are favourable to that event. system, the extent of our lan- * The last Sermon was preached by guage, – the rich stries of gospel- Dr. Draper, at St. Saviour's church. truth amongst us, the preponde. The subject, “ Missionary exerrating jufluence of Britain in the tions directed and encouraged by - political scale of the world; and the Christ,” is founded on the apostolic character and conduct of the British commission, Matt. xxviii. 18-20, government.
" Go and teach all nations,” &c. Our `author next expresses his Every branch of this commission kopes, as founded on the present is commented upon in a very lively state of knowledge, and the increas- and energetic manner. The author ed means of diffusing it through the rity of our glorious Redeemer is world. Under this particular, he boidly displayed; – the evangelical adverts to the institution of Bible, subject of missions is cicarly de. Tract, and Book Societies, the vast scribed; - the practical maoner in increase of Sunday-schools, and the which they are to be enforeed is establishment of Missionary socie strongly insisted upon, teaching cties.
them to obsert all things whatsoever Mr. G. proceeds to notice the I have commanded you;" and the state of public opinion, and its influ- grand encouragement to missionaence on sociely; he considers poblic ries, amidst all the opposition they opinion as inc. casingly in favour of may expect, is pointed out, Lo! 1 toleration ; and pays a just tribute am with you always, even unto the of gratitude to the advocates of the end of the world." The presence Abolition of the Slave Trade, who of Christ with his ministers to inhave at length triumphed over all struct then, to stren in them, to the efforts of sophistry, self-interest, qualify them for their statious, to and custom.
afford them a delighiful experience In the sixth place, The admirable of the power and comfort of the spirit of most real Christians in the truth they preach, and is crown present day, is considered as a fa- their labours with success. vourable symptom. The spirit of This animated discourse concludes the church is represented as having with an exhortation to the Society been gradually improving, espe- to persevere in their laudable efforis cially in its liberality and benevo- to evangelize the Heathen, and to lence.
the congregation to assist, hy a liThe aspect of prophecy is next con- boral contribution, in this great and sidered as encouraging, as it relates God-like design. to the diminution of the Papai hier- We believe that all these disarchy, the destruction of the Maho- courses were heard by the numerous metan power, and to the conversion audiences to which they were adof the Jews.
dressed, with deep attention, aüd
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warm approbation : and we are per- in the Report have been briefly suaded, that the lovers of missions stated in this Magazine, as they ocwho had not opportunity to hear curred; but we must refer to the them, will peruse them with plea- Report itself for a distinct statement sure and profit in their closets. of each mission, in which its con
The Report of the Directors, cerns for the whole year appear at which is prefixed to the Sermons,
one view. contains a full account of the pre- As some of our readers may not sent state of the missions supported have opportunity to read the Ser: by the Society at Otaheite, in va- mons and Report, we apprehend rious parts of South Africa, iu North that the following account of DisAmerica, in the East Indies, and in bursements, &c. will be acceptable; Ceylon, together with the efforts will convey a just idea of the great made in favour of the Jews, and the expence attendant on the support of state of the seminary at Gosport. Missions; and shew the necessity of The leading circumstances contained unremitted exertions in their favour.
1.-s. d. OTAMEITE
109 8 1 South Africa, various Missions
1,296 13 9 North America, New Carlisle, &c.
120 12 South America, Buenos Ayres
180 7 3 Asia, Vizigapatam, Tranquebar, Surat
547 For the Jews
837 Gosport Seminary
920 Various Disburseinents, for Printing, Printing Press, Translations, Stationery, Travelling Expences, Books, Collector, &c. 821 19 8 :
Total, 1.6,290 10 1 GENERAL STATEMENT. Dr. The Treasurer of the Missionary Society
per Contra Cr. 1806. 1. S. d. | 1807
8. d. June 1. To balance in
Junel. By total amount the Treasurer's hands 85 3 10 of Disbursements, as 1807.
per preceding List 6,290 16 1 June 1. To totalamount
By threeExchequer bills of Collections, Dona
bought in May, 1807 2,607 13 6 tions, and Subscrip
Bybalance remaining in tions in London and
the Treasurer's hands 48 its Vicinity
2,389 14 9 To total amount of ditto in the Country
3,312 5 11 To produce of two Ex
chequer Bills, sold March and April, 1807
2,322 13 4 To amount of dividends on Stock
809 0.0 To Interest on India bonds
16 12 11 To discounts on sundry
accounts settled by Mr. Langton
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MISSIONARY SOCIETY. Extract from an Address, read at
tians agree, that, with the ninethe Ministers' Conference held ut
teenth century, a new era has com
menced in the church of Christ. · A Herrnhuth, June 11, 1806, at which 74 Protestant Clergymen
new conflict has begun betwixt
Christ and Belial. The adherents of were assembled.
both are arming on either side. After having enumerated several The cause you have espoused, is societies, with which the Ministers that of your Saviour; and in this Conference stands in conuection, the party, know it with humility, you address proceeds thus :
stand in the foremost rank. Could Among the numerous body of we, who are here assembled togeChristian brethren for whoin we ther, convey a word to your ears feel the most lively interest, we also and to your hearts, we would adreckon all the different Missionary dress you in those of Josh. i. 7, 8, and Bible Societies which have with a slight alteration adapted to been eslablished, both in England the new covenant of grace: Only and other countries; and we will be strong, and very courageous, now rather speak to them than of that you may observe to do accordthem. Whether, and when, this ing to that gospel which the Saaddress shall come into the hands of viour of the world has committed any of them, we will leave to God's unto you. Let the book of the new providence. Brethren, our blessed covenant not depart out of your Lord and Saviour has reserved a mouth, but meditate therein day work of great importance for our and night; then you shall work times, the execution of which he
your way prosperous, and then you has entrusted to you ; namely, the shall have good success:" and should spreading of the knowledge and even the field of the church require glory of his name ainong neglected to be tilled with the blood of mar. Heathen and ill-instructed Christ. tyrs, refuse not yours to the cause ians. To accomplish this object, of that Saviour who shed his blood, some of you have sacrificed your and laid down his life, for his worldly prospects, your convenience, church. Though difficulties and your natural aitachment to your dangers should encompass you on native country, and your domestic every side, arın yonrselves with the comforts ; nay, even hazarded your apostolic sentiment of 2 Cor. iv. healths and your lives. A greater 7--10. It was with real pleasure number of you have cheerfully and hearty assent, that we read in contributed part of their pro- one of your reports the declaration, perty, towards defraying the ex- “ The best Missionary we can send pences of missions, and continue is the Bible.” With this in your to do so. And others, still more hands, or, which is still better, in numerous, unable to assist the good. your hearis, go out, proceed on your cause, by pecuniary contribulion, course, proclaim the glad tidings of have united with the former, in salvation; repeat your endeavours, offering up to the Lord their joint and know assuredly, that you
have prayers and supplications, that he already gained something for the may graciously be pleased to suc- cause of your Saviour, althougb cour his ail cied church, to pro- you should have been able to do tect and extend his kingdom, and nothing more than to speak openly to put his blessing upon your uer, and to weep in secret ; although dertakings You have, as yet, not you should not yet have been able. met everywhere with equal success; to erect schools or churches, or pub.. but it bas, however, uniformly licly to perlorm divnie service: but been such, that all intelligent Chris, should you in any place have ad
vanced so far, may you daily expe- execution of his gracious purposes rience what is the efficacy of the to the children of men. Redeemer's blood upon lost sioners ! It has pleased God to cast our lot Rejoice us, as you have hitherto in a country marvellously exempted done, with further accounts of the by his good providence from the desuccess you meet with in your un- vastations which have visited many dertakings. These will prove, not other nations; to his sovereign only a rich feast to our own hearts, goodness alone we ascribe that hapas often as we are here assembled py exemption ; for alas, much for. together, but they will also serve to mality in religion, many abomina. kindle a holy emulation in many of ble vices, and great infidelity also, the members of our congregation. too much prevail among us. NeFinally, May He, our one only Lord vertheless, there are more than a few and Saviour, lift up his once pierced in our highly-favoured land who hands over every flock committed have not dehled their garments; to your charge, and shower upon who know the joyful sound of the them every blessing which he has gospel, who wish to exemplify its in store for them in his compassion. holy precepts, and to endeavour, ale heart.
with all the ardour of their souls, to diffuse throughout the whole
world the sweet savour of the Re[ Answer to the above.]
We think it our To the Conference of Christian Mic duty, as a society instituted for the nisters assenbled at Hernnhuth, in
purpose of sending the gospel to June, 1807.
heathen and other unenlightened
nations, to embrace the opportuniBeloved Brethren,
ties which internal peace, commerce, Our dear brother Mr. Steinkoftp and wealth afford, to exert ourselves having communicated to the Misa to the utmost in this most import. sionary Society an extract from ant work; and it affords us great your Address of June 11, 180€, to cause of thankfulness to reflect, the Missionary and Bible Societies, that our Society has been the means the same was read at our annual of exciting a greater spirit of Christ. meeting held in London, in May, ian Union and Christian exertion, 1807, and which afforded us much than was before known among us; pleasure.
and that this institution has proved We greatly rejoice that, notwith- the occasion of forming several standing those convulsions with others, having the same glorious which several nations of the contin object in view, the extension of the pent bave been afflicted, and in Saviour's kingdom among the fallen which many of you reside, you are
children of Adam. enabled to persevere in your annual Accept, faithful brethren, our conference; and in maintaining your Christian salutations; let us have a correspondence with Christian bre- share in the petitions you present in thren of varicus churches, and in your assembly for all your brethren, different countries.
and especially for all justitutions dis The kingdom of our common rected to public benefit. We shall Lord is an everlasting kingdom, not likewise remember you, and earnliable to those changes and revolu- estly pray for the peace of the contions by which human empires rise tinent and for the prosperity of each and fall, flourish and decay; and He of you, your flocks, conferences, and who froin his eternal throne surveys
your schemes for general usefuland controuls all the affairs of men, With sacred joy we anticipate well knows how to bring order out the time when the children of God, of confusion, and to render the of whatever name, shall come from shaking of pations the means of the east and the west, the north consolidating and extending his spi, and the south, and sit down together ritual dominions. He has all
at the marriage supper of the Lamb. power in Heaven and on earth, pone To his care and keeping we comcan stay la is band, nor prevent the mend you, and reinain your affec