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Workington-Per Rev.Messrs. Nichol-
son and Turbitt.

3 19 0


Miss Ann Moreland 701 10 7

5 0 &c. &c.&c. Remitted direct to Edinburgh from

Mr. Cumming

1 0

Miss Macdonald
other Presbyteries.......

84 13

3 1

0 W. Mackenzie, Esq......


London Wall-Per Mr. Morrison.... 786 3 8

0 3 0 JAMES NISBET, Esq. Convener and Treasurer.

1 0 0 Dr. A. P. Stewart..


Miss Fryer



1 0 0 Office, No. 16, Exeter Hall, London. PRESBYTERY OF LONDON.

23 15 'HE Treasurer has received and for- River Terrace-Per Rev. Messrs. Lorimer and Wilson......

Remitted direct to Edinburgh from

13 9 3 warded to the Free Church of Scotland's London Wall ......

uther Presbyteries....... 10 12 7

22 15 0 General Board of Missions the following Birmingham-Per Rev. R. Wallace..

4 13 0 Woolwich-Per Rev. W. M. Thomp

46 10 0 sums, collected for the year ending 31st


17 18 6 March, 1845:

Falcon Square Chapel-Per Rev. Dr.

New Pye Street Day School

010 0 Westminster Station....

5 12 5

Projected by the Rev. Robert M.Donald of Blairgourie, for
A Friend ....

5 0 0

the erection of 500 Schools in connexion with the Jonathan J. Miles, Esq. Regent Square-Per Rev. James Hamilton.

10 0 0

Free Church of Scotland. Annual Collection .....

Collected by a Friend at Regent
£51 15 5

The London Treasurer, Mr. Nisbet,

0 12 0 Ladies' Association, per Lady Pirie

has received and remitted to EdinMrs. Shipley


1 1 0 0 and Mrs. W. Hamilton

burgh up to 31st March ........ €647 18 11 A Friend at Regent Square...

0 5 0
A Lady, per Mr. Nisbet ............ 30
0 0

And there has been remitted from
W. B., Per Miss Johnstone..

010 0 Mr. & Mrs. Nisbet

5 5 0 ............ann.

other parts in England Miss De Lancey

8 5 0 0

.......... 383 13 Rev, James Hamilton

2 2
........ ann.

Wm. Mackenzie, Esq.

-1031 12 7

1 0 0 Mrs. Flanders..................ann. 1 0 0

Mrs. Willis...
.....2 years

2 2 0 Dr. Stewart

1 1 0
Francis Willis, Jun., Esq. .... 2 years

2 2 0 Mr. W. Hamilton ..............ann.

1 1 0
Mrs. Hayward

010 0
Mr. Vertue ....................ann.
1 1 0


0 12 0 Mr. John Johnstone............ann.


Collected by Master George Anderson
1 0
Miss Bradley

Mr. James Anderson ............ann.

1 0
Miss S. Bradley

0 10 6

The London Treasurer has received
Mr. J. Donaldson

....... ann.
1 0
Mrs. Colonel Grant

1 1 0

and remitted ....... ann.

52 16 8 Mr. and Mrs. Gillespie..........ann.

2 2 0
A Lady, Per Mr. Nisbet

1 0 0
Mr. James Smith
....ann. 010 0
Collected by Isabella N. J. Waugh

1 5 0 Mr. J. Ballantyne ........ann. 1 1 0 Alex. Beattie, Esq.

1 0 0 George Bruen, Esq. .........ann. 2 2 0 Mr. C. J. Stewart ...

A Friend for Clothing Fund, Constan1 10


1 0 0 Mr. David Blyth ........ann. 1 1 0 Jessie Rose, for Constantinople School

0 5
Mr. De Fleury
.... ann. 1 0

The London Treasurer, Mr. Nisbet,
David Napier, Esq.

10 0 0 Mr. Duguid....................ann. 1 1 0

has received and remitted on this

2 Ditto, for Constantinople Schools....

0 0 Mr. Johnstone ....... ann. 1 1 0


479 2 0 Mr. Johns Mr. Thomas Murray, ........2 years 2 2 0

0 10 6 Mr. John Thomson,. ..........ann. 1 1 0

Mr. James Thomson............ann.

1 1 0
Berwick-Per Alex. Murdoch

4 3 8 A Widow's Mite

1 0

Tweedmouth-Per Rev. W. Grant ..

0 0



1 0 0 Mr. Cumming

1 0


0 A Lady.

The London Treasurer, Mr. Nisbet, .........ann. 0 5

Workington - Per Rev.Messrs. Nichol

0 John Thomson, Esq.

has rcmitted on this account...... 5

son and Turbitt ....... 5 0

3 10 6

680 14 0 Collected by Miss Rutherford.

1 0 0

PRESBYTERY OF NEWCASTLE. Mrs. Elizabeth Frank, .. .. .. 2nd don. 10 0 0

Sunderland Sabbath Schools

1 0 0
-275 195

Rev. Dr.
River Terrace-Per Rev. Peter Lori.


6 5 5 mer and Rev. J. Wilson

37 7 4 Ditto

2 11 4 Woulwich-Per Rev. W.M.Thompson,

North Shields..

2 10 3 Sabbath School Children Collected

South Shields

0 10 6 INDIAN AND JEWISH in Pence for the Female Orphan

Refuge in India-
Boys £1 123. 10d., Girls £2 178.7d. 4 10 5
Birdhope Craig Sabbath School-Per


2 Rev. Jas. M'Clymont

1 6 Major Anderson, R. A....

1 0 0 Collected in small sums by Mrs. PRESBYTERY OF LANCASHIRE.


0 10 0
Liverpool-Per Rev. Mr. Welsh

25 00
6 0 5 Statlord_Per Rev. W. Forster ......

4 8 6

FREE CHURCH London Wall_Per Alexander Morrison, Esq., Treasurer 48 11 2

159 17 1 Birmingham-Per Rev. Robert Wallace

9 14 6
Remitted direct to Edinburgh from

John Knox's Church, Per Rev. Jas.

other Presbyterics, &c.............

177 6 8 Ferguson ... 10 3 3

SCOTLAND. Collection at Exeter Hall, at Public

337 3 9 Meetings

81 6 2 Thomas Farmer, Esq.

100 0 0 London Ladies Association


22 0 0

PRESBYTERY OF LONDON. Legacy by the late Miss Sayer of

London Wall-Per Alex. Morrison, Guernsey 21 0 0

6 8 6 Jonathan J. Miles, Esq. Esq., Treasurer .....

the Free Church of Scotland's ....don.

10 0 0
William Mackenzie, Esq.............

2 0 0 Geo. Darling, Esq., M.D. ......ann.

2 2
Mrs. Johnstone

1 1 0 Rev. Edward Bickersteth


1 1 0
Mrs. Colonel Grant ................

1 1 0 General Marshall


Miss Triston .....................

1 0 0 Lady Verney, Claydon, Bucks .. ann.

EXETER HALL, 2 2 0 William Mackenzie, Esq.........ann.

2 0 0

PRESBYTERY OF BERWICK, Robert Ramsden, Esq., ........ ann. 1 1 0 Berwick-Per Rev. Alex. Murdoch

1 10 0 On MONDAY EVENING, May 12, 1845. The Duchess of Gordon ........ ann.

2 2 0 William Long, Esq.


1 10
Sunderland Sabbath School

1 0 0 Henry Roberts, Esq.............ann.

1 1 0
Alex. Gordon, Esq.

10 10

14 0 6
Mrs. Colonel Grant ............ann.
1 1 0


Remitted direct to Edinburgh from

0 .............don.

5 0 Miss De Lancey..

other Presbyteries.........

52 73
5 0 0

MARQUIS OF BREADALBANE Miss E. Wright, for Beni-Israel Mis

G6 7 9 sion, Bombay

2 0 0 Miss Linn, collected by her..........


0 5 0 Mr. Johns


AT SIX O'CLOCK PRECISELY. 1 11 6 Leicester Square Station, Collection

PRESBYTERY OF LONDON, after Sermon 1 10 4 Greenwich-Per Rev. J. Roxburgh..

4 1 8 Alexander Beattie, Esq. ............ 1 0 0 Miss Macdonald.....

3 0 0 David Napier, Esq. 10 0 0 W. Mackenzie, Esq.,...............

1 0 0

Tickets may be had at 16, Exeter
Mrs. Hayward

1 10 0
Mrs. Colonel Grant

ili Hall; of Mr. Cotes, 138, Cheapside; Mr. Tweedmouth-Per Rev. W. Grant

4 10 0

Legacy by the late Miss Sayer of
Berwick-Per Rev. A. Murdoch

8 8

5 5 0 Baisler, 124, Oxford-street; Messrs. J. PRESBYTERY OF NEWCASTLE.

15 17

8 Nisbet and Co., 21, Berners-street; and Sunderland Sabbath Schools ........

2 0 0 Remitted direct to Edinburgh from Bishopwearmouth-Per Rev. Dr.

other Presbyteries ....

26 12 0

at the Session Houses of the Churche Patterson........................

42 98 in the Presbytery of London.

17 1 4 South Shields................. 0 10 6

THE MEETING of the Friends of
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MISSION TO CORFU. impossible, either to detail the many causes and penetrating knowledge of the human

which render the removal of Dr. Welsh, at the mind and all its intricate operations, and Since our last publication, an important present time, an irreparable loss to his country discoursed of these in noble and majestic step has been taken by the Ladies' and his Church, or to state, with anything like thoughts, but with such lucid and familiar Society relative to the Mission to Corfu. the fulness which the subject demands, the illustrations as have rendered them intelligible

events of his honourable and useful career. even to unlearned readers. As a minister and A correspondence with the Rev. Wm. But we cannot let pass so heavy and mournful pastor he fed the flocks intrusted to his care CHARTERIS, a licentiate of the Free a dispensation without recording, however with all diligence and affection; and his Church of Scotland, has terminated in imperfectly, our sense of his eminence as a published sermons abound with clear and his undertaking the Mission. He will be Christian minister, a scholar, and a trainer of elevated views of all parts of Divine truth, ordained by the Presbytery of London ; youth. It was the good fortune of the writer showing him to have been amply furnished and, as soon as the requisite arrangements the acquaintance of Dr. Welsh. He was discharge of all its duties, and most anxiously

of this notice, in his own early years to make for the work of the ministry, zealous in the are completed, will proceed to the scene introduced to his father, a clergyman of the solicitous to make his ministrations conducive of his labours. The Society gratefully then unbroken Church of Scotland, by another to the eternal welfare of his people. With own the guiding hand of the Great Head distinguished man (of whom also mention is a mind richly supplied from all departments of the Church, in directing them to an made in this number of the “Messenger”), of learning, whose stores he dispensed liberally, agent qualified for this peculiar work; and with him, or alone, he occasionally visited and with admirable clearness and ability, and and one who has with much frankness the country manse, and sometimes officiated ever ready, from the native kindness of his and disinterestedness accepted their

for the minister. The writer was then too disposition, to communicate to others, he was invitation. They trust that, by God's young, perhaps, to estimate fully and accurately greatly prized and esteemed by all who had

the peculiarities of Dr. Welsh's mental con- access to his society, whilst they who knew blessing on them, his ministrations in formation; and his long absence from Scot- his inner man, his thorough sincerity, his this neglected colony may be the means land in later years gave him only occa- sanctified devotedness, and his lofty and holy of gathering in Christ's redeemed people sional opportunities, when Dr. Welsh visited communings with God and things eternal, from among Jews, and Greeks, and England, of observing personally the pro- were led to regard him with peculiar affection British residents. As in this case the gressive development of his character. But and esteem. His fame was in all the Church ; missionary's wife cannot take charge of

on looking back to the earlier time, he can and, on a vacancy occurring in the chair of the Jewish school, the Committee are made on him, the embryo pencillings of that his appointment to that important professorship

trace, in the impressions Dr. Welsh then Church History in the University of Edinburgh, anxious to find a lady qualified for this fully filled up picture which the future course was hailed with universal satisfaction. How important department of their original of that gifted man has engraven on his mind, well he justified these approving opinionsscheme-one who, feeling an affectionate and which he cherishes with a warm remem- how earnestly he devoted himself to the labours solicitude for Israel, is willing to labour brance of the interest he took in his youthful of his office, and how truly he sought to give among the Jewish girls of the island.

studies. His deportment then seemed to the the best and most profitable direction to the writer to be outwardly rather cold and retiring, studies of his pupils, both prior to the disrup

but there was an evident sincerity in all he tion in the Church of Scotland, and subseTHE REV. DR. WELSH.

said or did, a true-heartedness in all his bearing, quently in the same office in the College of

which at once drew confidence and esteem, the Free Church, we need not tell; but the As our last number was on the point of and which bespoke an under-current of strong happy results of his training, we doubt not, being put to press, we were most painfully and genuine feelings, calmly and steadily will be seen hereafter in the ministry and life startled by the sad intelligence that Dr. Howing, although with little on the surface to of those whom he so well instructed. It were Welsh, Professor of Church History in the mark its course. His high attainments as a to slight a great benefit, conferred by the College of the Free Church of Scotland, had scholar, a philosopher, and a divine, the writer providence of God on that Free Church, did died suddenly on the 24th April; the intelli- could not then pretend fully to comprehend we not refer, with deep gratitude, to another gence reaching us, however, too late to admit or appreciate, but he felt the surest proof that important event in Dr. Welsh’s life, viz, his of its being then reported. Although Dr. they were lofty and of wide expanse, and that being at the period of the disruption ModeWelsh had long suffered severely from his views and principles were sound and true, rator of the Assembly--a position requiring, disease of the heart, no immediate danger was in the pleasure which his intercourse ever under the very extraordinary circumstances apprehended, and on the forenoon of that day afforded to his father (himself, even a son of the time, a large exercise of his characteristic he had taken his usual carriage-airing. In may say, of masculine intellect, of extensive wisdom and decision; and which, with the the evening, by the fire-side, Mrs. Welsh was erudition, and sincere piety), to whom the high esteem universally entertained both for occasionally reading to him passages of Scrip- visits of such a man as Dr. Welsh, though his public and private character, gave to him ture, and amongst these, the tenth verse of the few and sometimes far between, were like an influence most beneficial to the progress sixty-first chapter of Isaiah, “I will greatly angels?---brightening the path of his every- and success of the great work then begun. In rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful day arduous calling, with an enjoyment of the sudden removal of such a man, the Church in my God; for he hath clothed me with the intellectual companionship, which he sought and the world sustain a loss, which both must garments of salvation, he hath covered me in vain amongst the men of his own neigh- confess their present inability to repair; but with the robe of righteousness, as a bride- bourhood. Dr. Welsh was at that time whilst his death excites most poignant and groom decketh himself with ornaments, and residing in Edinburgh, pursuing that course general sorrow, let us be thankful that a as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.” | of study and moral training which made gracious God placed him where he was, at He immediately turned these words into a himin after life the fitting historian of a most eventful time, when his mighty intellect, beautiful prayer , which he had scarcely Dr. Thomas Brown, and a faithful and labo- his high attainments

, his holy principles, and finished, when he stretched out his hands, rious minister of the Gospel of Christ. In the general weight of his character, were of exclaiming, “Oh, I am going," and falling the life of Dr. Brown, and more especially, peculiar value to His cause in the land of our back in his chair, expired without a struggle, perhaps, in the chapter on the Inquiry fathers, where, doubtless, his name will be leaving a blank' which, we fear, there is at into the relation of Cause and Effect," and one long and reverently honoured, and where, we present no means fully to supply. In the or two which follow in connexion with its trust

, his example will not fail to influence scope which our

limited space affords, it were subject, Dr. Welsh displayed a singularly clear others to follow in his steps.


THE LATE REV. EDWARD IRVING.* | not from the contempt of others, but from | large and increasing number of children

loving them too much. He only loved the attending our Sabbath-schools. The want of On a day like this we can scarcely pass in praise of men so far as he loved themselves, this is an evil of serious and alarming silence that great man who first occupied this and believed themselves sincere. It was men's magnitude. A church-going habit is never pulpit—whose name is indissolubly associated hearts of which he was so greedy. Their acquired, and the young grow up in a state of with this sanctuary, and but for whom there huzzahs and clapping hands he never hungered alienation and estrangement from the commushould have been no such edifice. Indeed, it after; and when at last the pompous Hosannah, nion to which they belong. The impressions is not in our heart to do so. We think the which had so long haunted his steps-rustling made by the instructions of the Sabbathday has come for alluding to him freely. We in the paraphernalia of rank, and fashion, and school during the few brief hours of attendnever felt, what some here have felt, his title, and surmounted with so many coronets ance there are brushed away by the afterliving spell—the majestic enchaining of his and mitres—when, at last, the phantom work of Sabbath desecration, which is the eloquence, or the happier thraldom of his opened its pasteboard bosom, and showed almost necessary consequence of exclusion bewitching intercourse. It is among the first that there was no human heart within-his from the house of God. What we desiderate of childish memories, the awful security with hopeful and affectionate nature was driven is that the Sabbath-school shall be made the which we rode on his shoulder, and then back, and never got over the dismal recoil. porch of entrance into the church, and that played with himself, anxiously, at first, as we But I am speaking of the man who entered all who are pupils in our schools shall be should have played with a lion, and then, in this pulpit on the morning of that Sabbath, worshippers in our congregations. The only excessive glee, surprised to find our lion so in May 27; and I say again, it will be long way in which we can rationally hope to exceeding gentle in his sport. Then fourteen before any pulpit exhibit such a combination obtain a permanent augmentation to our years passed on, and we saw one Sabbath of the prophet and the pastor, as entered numbers and to the household of faith at afternoon a solemn apparition slowly riding this one that day. If to speak what a man large, is by operating upon the young. by, and many of the passengers turning round believes to be truth, in the name of the Lord, A great number of the children at present to gaze after the wonderful but sore-wasted without fear or favour, make a man a prophet receiving instruction in our Sabbath-schools

He seemed like one who was riding to -if to rear a fence of stately protection round belong to parents who have no religious type his tomb, and taking a stately leave of the any assaulted doctrine, expounding it, so as to beyond that of having been baptized in the gazers who looked after him. It was beside make it divinely self-commending, or attiring Church of England, though they never cross that Glasgow Cathedral, where a few weeks it in such glories of noble thought and feeling, the threshhold of her sanctuary, nor indeed after they laid his bones, that we caught this as to draw towards it the reverential regards that of any place of worship on the Lord'ssecond sight of the memorable man, whose of passers-by—if this be, in any Bible sense, day. But their children might be trained to playful company we shared among the haw- to prophesy, he was a prophet indeed. Seldom better habits, at least, and by being brought thorn trees and lilac bushes at Strathblane. We have bigger thoughts and loftier sentiments under holier influences, might become, through never adored nor maligned him when living, struggled for expression in mortal speech, the working of God's Spirit, fellow-citizens of and, perhaps, can the more truly speak of him than those which are all but embodied in his the saints, had we, what the bounty of our now. It is our deliberate conviction, then, magnificent Orations; and, though his practical friends could soon enable us to possess, the that few have, in these last times, more wisdom did not keep pace with his discursive means of assembling them with their teachers marvellously united the pastor and the prophet, prowess, the might of his genius, and the in the house of God on his holy day. consecrated genius, and assiduous affection- grandeur of his views, and the prevailing While earnestly desirous to bring these little that intellectual sublimity which ennobled the solemnity of his spirit, gave a temporary lift ones to Christ, we cannot be unconcerned topics which it touched, and that exuberant to an earthly age. His presence was like about bringing them to him through the medium benignity which propitiated, and carried Elijah's in the land of Israel, a protest against of our own scripturally constituted Church; conclusively captive, the objects of its continual prevailing sins; and, like every protest in the more especially that but for our interposiförth-flowing. His mind was like his heart, of Jehovah's name, it carried a sanction, and tion, or that of our Dissenting friends in this the largest human size; and, as he loved with diffused an awe. And here lay his moral community, they must become the prey of out effort, so he was inevitably eloquent. And greatness. Here was the thing which truly those who are constantly laying in wait to because he squandered his brave thoughts made him a “ Hero." In each controversy, appropriate them, that they may lead captive and burning words on the most ordinary he took what he believed to be the Lord's their yet ductile and undiscerning minds, occasions, and in the midst of the littlest men side; and in every audience, spoke clearly out to the slavish belief of dogmas and doctrines, --so the very consistency of his grandeur what he believed to be God's truth. With all which we cannot more charitably characterize abated much of its effect, in a world which his love of human love, he had no fear of man; than as the poisonous expressed juice of an keeps its grandeur for set times and gala days. even, as with all his faithfulness, there mingled ill-concealed Popery. There was nothing vulgar in his make, and no atom of malignity. In the pulpit as bold When our plan was projected in the end of consequently nothing looked trivial in his eye. as the Baptist, he was, in private, a very last year, I stated to the representatives of the His mental furniture was all in keeping - Barnabas--a son of consolation. In his voice, congregation, that if they would raise among massy, antique, ample; and his vocabulary and looks, and movements, such continual themselves, and their friends, the sum of 2001., was the expression of his mind. Through comfort—in his spontaneous sympathy, and I would pledge myself to raise 100% on the the stained window of his rich-colouring fancy exuberant joy, that perpetual cordial, which faith of the Christian benevolence of Presby. every landscape wore its luxurious gaiety, or an image of a better Friend-made no day dull terian England. Though comparatively a its purple gloom; and in the silver basket of on which he shone, and no dwelling desolate poor congregation, they promptly implemented his idealism, the most common gourds shone which still expected his visit. And whilst the their part of the contract. I have now to through like golden apples. And it was not multitudes came out to hear the prophet, the redeem mine ; and though in return to about his fault, but the world's, that life is not memories in which he now chiefly lives are forty circulars which I issued in January, I actually the thing of wonder, and nobility, theirs, who knew him as the pastor. His big have only received the sum of 15l., 1 and delight, which his creative eye beheld it. heart, and noble purposes, gave a new idea of am so far from being discouraged, that I Hence came what is vulgarly called his vanity. the capabilities of this our mismanaged and solicit this opportunity, through your indul. No sort of vanity is good; but the most ill-wrought humanity; and if even his noble gence, of a wider circulation to the appeal innocent is that which comes, as his did come, nature was frustrated at last-if his burning which I reiterate in the lingering hope that

and shining light felt the lurid obscuration of it may yet be responded to. I feel it to be * The above is from the close of a sermon on bewildering fogs, it is only one reason more for rather an unseemly office to assume at the Eph. iv. 11, preached in Regent-square Church, desiring a firmament without a fog—a region very outset of my settlement in a strange on Sabbath, May 11th, the eighteenth anniver- without delusion—a world where the noblest land (which is now my adopted home), to who heard it, and to save a separate publication, purposes will have nobler consummation, and appear as a petitioner to public bounty. It the portion immediately referring to Mr. Irving the biggest heart will never break!

is an embassy on which I was never before is inserted here. Next to the Church of Scotland,

employed, and for which I have, perhaps, as the thing of which he was proudest was MORPETH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. little aptitude as I certainly have little incliScotland itself. No man ever did so much for

nation. But the events of late years, among either in the British metropolis ; and it is to be regretted that the services which in his best

To the Editor of the English Presbyterian Messenger. other valuable lessons, have taught me to estate he rendered to Presbyterianism and to

Morpeth, May 6th, 1845. accommodate myself to my circumstances, Christianity, are so much forgotten in the theolo- REV. AND DEAR SIR,-Allow me to request the and having girded myself to the work, I will, gical errors of his latter years. Of course the favour of a small space in your“ Messenger" for with God's help, go through with it, and with word “prophet” is used in the restricted sense the accompanying list of subscriptions towards all the more confidence, that I plead for no prisecrates genius to the enforcement of the Divine the repair and enlargement of our place of vate interest, but for a great and a public good. requirements or the exaltation of the truth as it worship. The main object we have in view Circumstanced as Morpeth is, without any is in Jesus.

is to provide church accommodation for the self-supporting power, and now deprived of


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of an authoritative kind. Even the Assembly Mr. Wm. Pringle of its ordinary channels of industry and inMr. Robt. Purdy

of Divines at Westminster was not properly an come, our Sabbath-schools will become as Wm. Woodman, Esq.....

0 Ecclesiastical Court. It was called together

Mrs. Fenwick subservient to the growth of other congregaMr. John Angus ..............

in 1643, by Parliament, to advise in the formations as to our own, by the removal of a large Mr. D. Cairns ..

tion of a creed, and the exhibition of that portion of our youth to wider and more en

o creed to Parliament. There was no right couraging spheres of employment. Mr. Geo. Anderson, sen.

recognition even of Presbyteries after that I will not believe, unless the conviction is

o Assembly. The days of Cromwell were at forced upon me by the failure of the present Chas. Wm. Bigge, Esq.

å hand. And after the Restoration, when the application, that the bounty of our friends will Mr. Jas. Jobling (Leading)

ö ö Episcopal ministers were driven out, they could be withheld from a congregation struggling to

not even maintain their position as congreMr. Robt. Hood, jun. sustain its present usefulness, and to secure Messrs. Drew and Co., London

o gational pastors. He mentioned these things its future strength. Regarded merely as a

because of the blame that had been cast on matter of ecelesiastical economics, the boon

Messrs. Terry and Co., York

8 English Presbyterianism, as first containing

Mr. Thos. Cranston solicited would not be uselessly bestowed. It

Ö | Arminian, and then Socinian doctrine, and might have a fruitful increase. It would cer- A. R. Fenwick, Esq.

then a Rationalism approaching to Infidelity. tainly prompt a grateful congregation to Mr. John Ismay

Blame did not fairly attach to it, because, in reciprocate it by more willing and self-denying Small Subscriptions

6 point of fact, Presbytery never was rightly

Per Rev. Jas. Anderson. efforts to help forward the Church from which

Alex. Gillespie, jun., Esq., London

10 o o organized in this part of the island ;- there it emanated, in her educational and Evan- Miss Fector, Chester-terrace, ditto............

were no properly constituted Courts of Christ, gelistic operations. If the money realized

Jas. Hood, Secretary and Treasurer. and no proper Courts of Review. He rejoiced to should be more than sufficient to meet the

find that day, in their position as Presbyteries expenses of the contemplated improvements,

and a Synod, what was formerly wanting, and

COURSE OF LECTURES ON the surplus will be devoted to an object of

it augured well for their future prospects. He

PRESBYTERIANISM. parallel importance, that of building a school

had always thought, when he heard in India in inseparable connexion with the Church.

of their applying for representation in the But should we be denied the means of rea

To the Editor of the Presbyterian Messenger.

Scottish Assembly, that they would better lizing even our first desideratum, it had been DEAR SIR - If you think the accompanying discharge their duties without that dependence a thousand times better that we had never syllabus of a course of lectures in process of upon another body. He congratulated the entertained it, for the disappointment of our delivery by me here of any use for the Synod on the formation of a College. It hopes would impart renewed energy to the Messenger," it is at your service

. It occurs ought to be a maxim in every Church to active and very undisguised efforts which are to me that such courses might do good both depend on itself mainly for its own ministry. now being made to undermine and extinguish to ministers and people.

Even in propagating the Gospel among the us. Our proselytizing antagonists, (I am com

I am, dear Sir, yours truly,

Heathens, they had been compelled to admit pelled to use the term,) powerful only by their


this principle. And the course which the carnal weapons, would eve us as an easy con

Wooler', Thursday.

Synod had pursued, it was already eviquest, when they discovered that, though

dent, from the funds raised, the able nominally the members of a strength-gathering

1. Importance of the Subject of Church professors appointed, and the number of body, we were yet left virtually without sym- Government--Scriptural Evidence for the the students, proved that it was smiled pathy for our wants, or aid for our weakness, Parity of Ministers.

He believed the eyes of to sustain our disputed status on our own

2. The Eldership—its Warrant from Scrip- other Christians in England were scanty resources. And our semi-presbyte

ture-its Advantages from Experience, directed to the Presbyterian cause more than rianised people would refuse their consent to

3. The Deaconship— Warranted by the

ever they were before. Till recently, while a Synodical Confederation of congregations, in

New Testament, and essential to the Right in the north some right idea of Presbyterianism which the weak derived no benefit from Working of the Presbyterian System.

had existed, for there the system has been in union to the strong. Subscriptions will be

4. Historical Testimony in favour of a measure organized, in the south of England received in London, by Mr. James Anderson,

Presbyterianism generally adopted by Pro- the idea was associated with Socinianism. No. 6, Billiter-square, and in Morpeth, by

testant Countries at the Reformation-its Now, however, it was known that there was a Your faithful and obedient servant, History in Scotland.

Presbyterian Church allied to that which has JAMES ANDERSON.

5. History of Presbytery in Scotland lifted up so signal a testimony for Christ's Continued.

headship The Free Church had a great Subscriptions received towards the Repairs 6. Presbytery in Ireland.

advantage in this, that her ministers were and Enlargement of the Morpeth Presby- 7. Presbytery in England--Causes of its tried men, who had suffered for Christ to the terian Church.

Decline–These no way prove it Uncongenial spoiling of their goods. In that advantage the Wm. Trotter, Esq., M.D.....

to the English Mind-Present State, Pro- Presbyterian Church in England also shared. spects, and Duties.

If it had not undergone great trials, it had Hon. Capt. Howard, M.P.

8. Presbytery on the Continent-France, overcome great temptations. The eyes of Lord Morpeth Holland, Geneva, the Waldenses.

worldlings had been turned to the vacancies 9. Presbytery in America.

presented in the north, and they had gone to Mr. Ephm. Nicholson

10. Presbyterian Literature--the System supply them. As the pole attracts the needle,

Favourable to Learning, as well as Liberty of so had such men been attracted by the meMr. N. Wright.. Mr. A. Thompson

3 10 0 Thought-Proofs from Past and Present tallic veins which the disruption had laid open Mr. A. Dryden.. Times-Conclusion.

in Scotland. They had, therefore, a purged Mr. Jas. Dryden ......

ministry in England, whom the Free Church Ditto (Leading) SYNOD OF THE PRESBYTERIAN regarded as friends and allies, who had over

come great temptations. He did not doubt Mr. John Flint (labour)


but they would maintain the purity to which happily they had arrived.

It would gene Mr. John Flint, jun.

The following are the addresses of the rally be found that declension was introduced Thos. Jobling, Esq. (Mayor)

members of the deputations to the Synod, into the Church mainly by carelessness in adA. Charlton, Esq.

at its late meeting in Birmingham, from mitting ministers. Against that evil he was sure

the Free Church of Scotland and the they would guard. He rejoiced, too, that they o Irish Presbyterian Church, referred to in

were missionary in their spirit, and were bent on Mr. Joha M'Kay .. Mr. John Harbottle, sen......... the Report of the Synod's proceedings, pursuing such efforts among Jews and Gen

He was in the Holy Land when he Mr. Thos. Purdy, sen. ........ Mr. Thos. Purdy, jun. .......... in page 13 of our last number:

heard of the Scottish disruprion, and the first Dr. Wilson, in addressing the Synod, question he put to himself was,

“ How will Mr. Thos, Temple

o remarked, that the members of that Court in the Free Church of Scotland treat the coun

which he was then privileged to sit, had many try? Will they resort to Dr. Chalmer's plan, Mr. Jas. M'Kay Mr. Jas. Thompson .................

reasons for great congratulation. Presby- as it was derisively called, of drawing squares

terianism in earlier times in England had and parallelograms over the country, or will Mr. Alex. Turner

never been properly developed. The early they act upon the congregational plan of Mr. Josh. Wright ....................... Mr. Geo. Anderson

0 10 01 Presbyteries were more of a conventional than establishing churches in the centres of circles ?"

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