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Bolles and his people, " after making two bands, yet we
are assured the proposition a subject of prayer and that the prospects of growth and prosperdeliberation, this Church and Society ity to both Societies are peculiarly pleashave given their consent that he accept ing. the appointment of the Board, and enter on its duties as soon as circumstances will
INSTALLATION. permit. A vote to that effect has been passed unanimously by the Church, and On Thursday, the 11th May last, Rev. by the Society."
Basil MANLY was installed Pastor of the It would have too much the appearance Baptist Church in Charleston, South of personal feeling were we to state our Carolina. The Rev. Mr. M'Dowell of reasons for being gratified at this event. the 3d Presbyterian Church, made the inBut we may be permitted to say, we troductory prayer, the Rev. Mr. Ludlow, are confident that, with the blessing Pastor of the Georgetown Baptist Church, of God, this arrangement, will be highly delivered the Sermon from Gal. vi. 14. conducive to the prosperity of our Aris The Rev. Mr. Wyer, of the Savannah sionary operations both at home and Baptist Church, delivered an appropriate abroad.
Charge to the Pastor-elect, and the Rev.
charge to the Church and Congregation.
of the General Convention. of Wakefield, in the same Province,
1826. were set apart to the work of the gospel May 26. For the support and education of ministry. The brethren who officiated
Elizabeth Green, at the Valley
Town Station, being the fourth on the occasion, were Messrs. R. Scott
annual payment for that object,
30,00 and David James, both of whom are in
& the education and support of the service of the Baptist Missionary
children in India, to
be appropriated at the discretion Society of Massachusetts.
of the Board,
50,00 " the translation of the scriptures in India,
80,00 « education of Indian children in the U. States,
100,00 MEETING HOUSE OPENED.
“ Spread of the gospel among the
70,00 June 8, last, a neat and commodious Baptist Meeting-House was opened in Salem,
Received the above from "A friend to Christianity.” Mass. Mr. Leonard commenced the
June 14. From the Albany Miss. Soc. by Rev. services with prayer; after which, select Lewis Leonard, through Rev. Fran.
cis Wayland, Jr. portions of Scripture were read by Rev.
“ Bap. Fem Miss. Troy, Soc. for Bur. G. F. Davis, of South Reading; Rev. Mission, by Rev. F. Wayland. jr. . 10,00 Dr. Bolles offered the Dedicatory Prayer ;
« Charles Street Fe3. Sewing Soc.
Boston, for the support of an Iodi. Rev. Mr. Sharp, of Boston, preached on
an Female by the name of Ann the occasion, from John iv. 24%" God
20,00 is a Spirit, and they that worship Him,
“ Doda. of an Indian Female by the
name of Sophia Oliver Lincoln, 20,00 must worship Him in Spirit and in truth.' The nature and advantages of spiritual
80,CO worship were explained and described by a friend of missions earned by his the preacher at considerable length.
3 little daughters in the year past,
it being one half cent per day, for Rev. Mr. Drinkwater, of Danvers, made Indian Missions by Rev. B Jacobs,
5,48 the concluding Prayer. The circumstan
“ Mr. Cotton Owen, Portland, by
2,00 ces under which a Second Baptist Socie
“ females in Warren, Maine, friends ty has been organized in Salem are of to Missions,
2,00 a very gratifying character. The Church « a friend at the Vineyard,
" Mission Box, collected at prayer and Society under the pastoral care of
4,25 Dr. Bolles had become so large, that their “ two female friends in Franklin place of worship could not contain all County, for Carey Station,
8,00 who wished to assemble with them.
“ Mr. Day, Treas. of the Damascotta
82,38 great honour, erected another spacious house ; and although they have now be
dol. 492,38 H. LINCOLN, Treas.
We are gratified to state to our readers, that the London Courier of the 15th of May last, contains an official statement of the TERMINATION of the Burmese War.
MEMOIR OF THE LATE REV. JOHN RYLAND, D. D.
IT has often been remarked that||perused with affectionate interest the lives of men who have been by many to whom, for his great principally occupied in the study Master's sake, the subject of our and the pulpit, furnish but scanty narrative was justly dear. materials for the biographer, and The late Dr. Ryland had the supply very little to awaken in-honour of descending from a famiterest or gratify curiosity. While ly, who, through several generathe truth of this remark must gen- tions, were eminent for piety. His erally be admitted, it would prove great-grandfather, John Ryland, that we little understood the most lived at Hinton on the Green, valuable ends of biography, if, on Warwickshire, and was a member this account, eminent and holy of the Baptist Church at Alcester, men were suffered to descend to now under the pastoral care of the the
grave without some tribute toRev. Joseph Price. His son Jotheir memory--some grateful rec-seph Ryland, resided near Stow ord 'to the honour of that grace on the Wold, Gloucestershire, and which made them what they were married Freelove Collett, a most In the case of the venerable saint/excellent woman, whose family whose likeness appears in our pre-/ were highly esteemed among the sent number, this duty has in partDissenters in that part of the been discharged, as our readers kingdom. Their son, John (the are aware, in the admirable dis- father of the Doctor) was born in course delivered on the occasion | 1723. His earlier days were of his decease, by the Rev. Robertspent in folly and sin, but he beHall ; and we shall now proceed came the subject of a saving change to relate such farther particulars, | about the eighteenth year of his respecting our deceased friend, as age, and joined the church at have come to our knowledge, fúlly Bourton on the water, of which the persuaded, that however defective venerable Benjamin Beddome was the account may be, it will be then pastor. As it was soon dis
of his age.
covered that he possessed talents successfully cultivated by his fathfor public usefulness, he was plac- er, that, when only five years old, ed under the tuition of the rever he read the 23d Psalm in Hebrew end and learned Bernard Foskett, to the celebrated Hervey; and, at that time President of the besides making considerable proacademy at Bristol, and pursued gress in Latin and French, had his studies there with great dili-gone through the Greek Testament gence and success. On leaving before he completed his ninth year. the academy, he supplied the Thus early did he lay the foundachurch at Warwick, then desti- tion of that familiar and critical tute, and after preaching to them acquaintance with the originals of for about four years, was ordained the Sacred Volume, which was, their pastor on the 26th of July, through a long succession of years, 1750. From thence, he removed a source of so much pleasure to to Northampton, October, 1759, himself and instruction to other. where he was very useful, for many | It may, however, be reasonably yeats, as a pastor and instructer of questioned, whether such close apyouth ; till, in the year 1786, he plication to study at so tender an resigned to his son, who had forage did not materially repress that some time been associated with natural vigour and buoyancy of him, in the pastoral office, the spirits, a portion of which, in whole care of the church, and re- youth, seems essential to the detired to Enfield, near London, velopement of decision and fortiwhere he expired, rejoicing in his tude in after-life. Saviour, July 24th, 1792, in the While Mr. Ryland was witness69th year
ing with pleasure the rapid progress Soon after Mr. Ryland's ordina- | of his son in the various branches tion at Warwick, he married Eliz- of a liberal education, he was faabeth, the only child of Mr. Samvoured to observe in him,--that uel Frith, of that town. They had | which would fill his heart with far five children, one of whom died greater delight—the symptoms of young: the rest were all spared genuine piety. A bout his thirto reach the decline of life, though || teenth year he became deeply im. one only now survives—the Hon. I pressed with religious concern, and Herman Witsius Ryland, who on the 13th September, 1767, was went to Canada many years since baptized on a profession of faith, as Secretary to the Governor, || by his father, in the river Nen. Lord Dartmouth, and is now a Mr. Joseph Dent, afterwards his Member of the Upper House of brother-in-law, and Mr. William Legislature in that province. Button, then a pupil of Mr. Ry
of this family, John was the land's, and subsequently pastor of eldest. He was born January 29th, the Baptist Church in Dean Street, 1753, in the parsonage-house, be- || Southwark, were baptized at the longing to the great Church in same time. The latter of these Warwick, which his father_had | good men finished his course a few taken of the rector, Dr. Tate. ( years since ; but Mr. Dent reBefore he could speak, he had been || mains an honourable member and taught to distinguish all the letters | esteemed deacon of the Church at of the alphabet, by the assiduity Northampton to this day. of his nurse, who used to take bim Soon after his baptism, young into the church-yard, and point Mr. Ryland was induced to adthem out on the tomb-stones ; and dress his father's pupils on the from his earliest childhood, he momentous truths of religion ; and preferred reading to play. This after he had continued this pracdisposition was so promptly and | tice for some time, it led, by a