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port of the Jesuits, and speaking of their and deacons and other members, and was “ THE CROWN RIGHTS OF CHRIST." intrigues, says :" Thus, respect for Chris- honoured by the presence of Dr. J. R. Brown, tianity, and attachment to France, penetrated Greek Professor in Marischal College, Aber
" It was delightful to hear the Rev. J. Angell James thus everywhere. If at a future period political deen, the Rev. David Simpson, also of that expressing himself, - How sweet is that word, “The causes were to take us to those shores, we city, and Dr. Smyttan, from Edinburgh. The crown rights of Christ !"•"* shall gather the fruit of these Evangelical chair was occupied by William Hamilton, seeds, and obstacles will more easily be over- Esq., Convener of the Union, and the meet- “ The crown rights of Christ !” how sweet is the phrase Such are the agents that Catholicism ing was opened by prayer, by the Rev. W.
What joy to the heart can this lofty theme bring!
'Tis the bond to unite, in these perilous days; spreads everywhere, and which it inspires in Chalmers, of Edward-street, Portman-square. 'Tis the word to inscribe on the banner we raise,our favour. The most cunning, the most | The Chairman having then shortly addressed
“ The crown rights of Christ,” our Redeemer and King active, the most extensive diplomacy would the meeting, the Report of the Committee He is Head of his Church,-of nations the Head ; not arrive at such results.” (Hear, hear.) was read by Mr. David Aitken, the Secretary. His declarative glory in each richly stor'd: The reason why Protestant missionaries did Amongst other matters, it embraced a review
To reign over both, He suffered, He bled !
And now his own people by duty are led, not make way among the people so rapidly as of the past proceedings of the Union, referred “ The crown rights of Christ' to defend for their Lord. the agents of Popery, was thus well stated by to many important works in which it had
In Church and in State Christ's sceptre shall sway ; Dr. Duff:-“We feel that we can do every- engaged, and to many schemes connected
A glad double message the angel-host sing,thing but convert. We can communicate with the Free Church of Scotland, and the 'Tis “ Glory to God," in that Church -loyal day, Divine knowledge, silence objections, remove Presbyterian Church of England, which it had
Good-will reigns on earth, when all men obey
“ The crown rights of Christ," their Redeemer and prejudices, produce the clearest intellectual either originated, or strenuously supported. King! conviction of the truth of Christianity ;-but, Reference was made to the growing conviction
He is Lord of the earth,-of conscience the Lord, we cannot convert a single heart to God. of the important benefits such associations While at his lov'd "name each creature shall bow; We can come up so sharply to the very edge were fitted to secure to the individual And one with the Father, as Scriptures record, of conversion, that it seems as if we were not objects of the visits of its members, and
His saints joyful rest on that long-promis'd word:
“ The crown rights of Christ" men yet shall allow. separated from it by a hair's breadth. And to the cause of Presbyterianism in England; yet, after reaching and touching, as it were, and it was stated that similar institutions The times are portentous, the battle seems nigh ;
They bid us unite in harmonious accord : its very border, that apparently infinitesimal were already in operation, and others May God give us grace, when we hear the war-cry, line we cannot cross. There we stand still, about to be formed, within the bounds of To be faithful to Him, our great Captain on high; gazing on helpless-impotent, and consciously the Synod. The Report closed by an
And when He hath conquered, to share in the sky
" All the crown rights of Christ," our Redeemer and incapable of further progress. And standing expression of regret on the part of the there, with such consciousness, it is with us Committee that, notwithstanding all that the not a cold deduction of reason, however valid, Union had yet done, the inadequacy of its or a bare inference from Scripture, however means had prevented its exertions from being A Presbyterian minister of the United sound, but a positive sensation, that nought at all commensurate to the vast field open to States, American by birth, but of Scottish but Omnipotent grace can cross the line, and its labours, and by pointing out various modes parentage, happening to be in New Orleans, savingly convert a soul to God. Oh! then, through which its benefits might be more
was requested to visit an old Scotch soldier, let the Church's prayer be offered up unceas- widely and successfully diffused, for the con- who had wandered thither, and, having been ingly for the vivid and copious manifestation sideration and adoption of which it appealed | attacked by the yellow fever, was conveyed to of Jehovah's grace in the midst of us." earnestly to all who desire to promote the the hospital in a dying state. On announcing (Hear, hear.) The object of the Protestant glory of God on the earth.
his errand, the sick soldier told him in a surly missionary was to convert the soul; that of The Report was accompanied by a state- tone that he desired none of his visits; that he the Popish agent to proselyte and bring within ment of the accounts given in by the knew how to die without a priest. The minister the visible pale of his community, without Treasurer, Mr. Nisbet.
replied that he was no priest, but a Presbyterian reference to a change of heart. (Hear.) The following Resolutions were then unani- clergyman, come to read to him the word of The Rev. — PHILLIPS (Calvinistic minister mously carried :
God, and to speak of that eternity to which he from Wales) seconded the resolution, which 1. Moved by the Rev. JAMES HAMILTON, seemed to be drawing near. The Scot dogwas agreed to.
Regent-square; and seconded by the Rev. gedly refused all conversation, and, after linMajor JERVIS moved a vote of thanks to JOSIAS · Wilson, River-terrace;- That the gering a few minutes, the minister was relucthe Hon. Chairman.
Report and statements now read be adopted and tantly compelled to take his leave. Next day, Dr. GREVILLE, of Edinburgh, in seconding printed under the direction of the Committee. however, he called again, thinking that the the resolution, thought at so late an hour of 2. Moved by PROFESSOR BROWN, of Aber- reflections of the man on his own rudeness the night, he should have contented himself deen ; and seconded by the Rev. PETER might secure a better reception on a second with merely doing so; yet coming, as he did, LORIMER ;– The re-appointment of the Con- visit. But the soldier's tone and manner were from Scotland, and being the only Episco- vener, the Treasurer, and Secretary.
equally rude and repulsive. He turned hiinpalian that had addressed them, he could not 3. Moved by the Rev. Wm. ČHALMERS; self in bed, with his face to the wall, as if avoid expressing his heartfelt satisfaction at and seconded by the Rev. D. SIMPSON, of determined to hear nothing, and relent noperceiving the strong feeling of unanimity Aberdeen ;--Appointing the elders and deathing. As a last effort to gain attention, the which pervaded them, and he trusted that it cons of each Church, with other gentlemen of minister bethought himself of the hymn, well would fast long and bless both themselves and the congregations, as the General Committee known in Scotland, the composition, it is suptheir fellow-creatures. He needed hardly to of the Union.
posed, of David Dickson, of Irvine, one of the say that it was with the most heartfelt plea- 4. Moved by the Rev. JAMES FERGUSON, worthies of Scotland :sure he seconded the resolution. of John Knox's Church ; and seconded by Dr.
Oh, mother dear, Jerusalem, The motion having been carried with ac- SMYTTAN, of Edinburgh;-Re-appointing the
When shall I come to thee? clamation,
Auditors, Messrs. Brownley, De Fleury, and The CHAIRMAN said, that in return for the Cotes.
When shall my sorrows have an end ? cordial thanks so undeservedly showered upon 5. Moved by Dr. A. P. STEWART ; and
Thy joys when shall I see? him, he offered them his most sincere and seconded by the Rev. JOSEPH FISHER ;--Vote This hymn his Scottish mother had taught heartfelt acknowledgments for the unmerited of thanks to the Chairman.
him to sing when a child, to the tune of distinction they had that night allowed him The thanks of the Union were presented Dundee." He began to hum his mother's to enjoy. They owed him no thanks. He also to Professor Brown, the Rev. D. Simp- hymn to his mother's tune. The soldier had been one of them from the first; he was son, and Dr. Smyttan, for their kindness in listened for a few moments in silence, but one of them still; and, till called to his long attending the meeting ; and thereafter the gradually turning himself round, his counteaccount, he would continue one of them to the Rev. James Ferguson having pronounced the nance relaxed, and, the tear in his eye, he last. (Applause.) benediction, the meeting separated.
inquired, "Wha learned you that?" The Rev. J. HAMILTON then dismissed the
mother," said the minister. “And so did assembly by pronouncing a benediction. The best thing yet said to us in the mine,” replied the now softened and relenting
United States was said to-day by one of the soldier, whose heart was melted by the recolLONDON LAY UNION.
senators on hearing our story.' “Tell Dr. lections of infancy, and who was now prepared
Chalmers that you should all come out to Ken- to give a willing ear to the man that found the The fourth annual meeting of the London tucky, and we shall vote you a section of land, key to his Scottish heart.-Lewis's America Lay Union was held in Regent-square Church, 500 acres a-piece, and you can make a New and the American Churches. on the evening of Tuesday, May 6. It was Scotland in the west, as the Puritans made a attended by several ministers of the Pres- New England in the east.”—Lewis's America
* Extract from a letter of one of the Deputation of the byterian Churches in London, many elders I and American Churches.
Free Church of Scotland to England, 1844.
REPORT OF THE TREASURERS OF | therefore depend on the amount of annual and establishment of a seminary, which, by THE COLLEGE FUND.
subscriptions and congregational collections, the blessing of God, is fitted to rear, for their
we recommend to the Committee to use every own spiritual welfare and edification, as also The following is the Report of the means in its power, to make known, and to for those of their families, and their successors Treasurers of the College, which we were inculcate, the absolute necessity of an increase in the Presbyterian Church of England, a body unable to include in our last number, in these two modes of contribution. Apart of faithful and efficient men, who shall protogether with the detailed statement of been barely sufficient even for the compara- length and breadth of our land, which still re
from the donations, the funds would have claim the glad tidings of the Gospel over the the contributions towards the support of tively small expenses of the past session : but mains so inadequately provided with the outthat Institution, received from the various these hereafter will be heavier, and to meet ward means of grace. And in order more Presbyteries of the Church :
them, every effort on the part of all our effectually to secure this much desired result, The Treasurers, in presenting to the College Churches must be used, so to increase the we may be permitted to suggest to our friends Committee their First Annual Report, may be amount of annual contributions, that the fixed in town and country districts, the advantage allowed to congratulate the members, and the machinery of the College may be rendered in we would indeed say, the necessity—of setting friends of Presbyterianism in England gene- every branch full and effective, and that they on foot some well organized and efficiently rally, on the measure of success which, so far, to whom its offices are entrusted may in all worked agency in each congregation, by which has attended the efforts made to support, and cases be sufficiently remunerated. It is only a system of regular contributions in weekly o give stability to, the newly instituted Theo- by such increased exertions on the part of other periodical payments may be arranged logical College. They have to report, that the friends of Presbyterianism in England and uninterruptedly carried on, for the furexclusive of fees from students, the total that the solid and permanent prosperity of the therance of the object now in view, and of all amount of contributions for the furtherance of College can be secured : and when the great other objects of Christian charity and benethis object has been 1,2801. 10s. 1d., of which value of this Institution in furthering and volence, which they think worthy of their 4681. 58. 9d. comprise annual subscriptions, advancing the interests of the Presbyterian countenance and support. and 8121. 48. 4d. are donations. Amongst Church is duly considered, surely its members In making this recommendation to individual the latter, however, is included a sum of will feel themselves constrained to adopt, and congregations, we feel also very strongly, that 150l. 8s. 1d., being the amount of congre- put in force, all possible means to attain the it is necessary for the due management of the gational collections in various churches, which end in view, and to make the liberality of English Presbyterian Church's many and imhave fallen very far short of what had been their contributions commensurate with the portant interests, that an agent should be expected: but as the interest these churches growing necessities of the case, and the high appointed by the Synod to superintend the take in the welfare of the College will doubt- | importance of the object to be promoted. operations of this and all other schemes she less lead them to make siniilar and larger From some congregations we regret to state may undertake; and we ventufe earnestly to collections in future years, the present actual that nothing at all has been received, either in request the Committee's attention to this yearly income will be more clearly shown by the way of donation, or of annual subscription, point, which probably they will take measures adding the amount derived from this source to and from others the amounts have been much to consider in concert with the Committees of the annual subscriptions, seeing they are, pro- smaller than we had looked for. We mention other Societies and Institutions in connexion perly speaking, of the same character. Thus these things, not in any spirit of complaint, with our Church. divided, the annual subscriptions will amount for we well know the embarrassing circum- We recommend also to the General Comto 6181. 138. 10d., and the donations to stances in which many Churches have been mittee, that they should nominate and appoint 6611. 168. 3d.
placed by the effects of the disruption in Scot- from the members of their own body, a small Inasmuch as the funds thus raised have land; and whilst the occasion requires us Finance Committee, who shall consult with exceeded the actual expenditure hitherto, the thus to refer specially to rural congregations, the Treasurers in regard to passing events, result, as we have already said, is so far satis- we would address an equally urgent call to and the general management of the funds of factory; but as it is evident that we cannot others more favourably situated our earnest the College. expect a repetition of such an amount of dona- appeal to all being, that they will seriously
, tions as have been received in the past year, consider the duty of aiding more liberally than and that the maintenance of the College must hitherto, towards completing the organization | London, April 10th, 1845.
ALEXANDER GILT ESPIE, jun., } Treasurers.
STATEMENT OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COLLEGE FUND, FROM THE VARIOUS
PRESBYTERIES AND CONGREGATIONS.
PRESBYTERY OF LONDON.
Donations and Annual
£. S. d. £. $. d. Birmingham
13 14 6 16 5 6 Edward-street, London
127 0 0 6 14 0 River-terrace,
25 17 0 22 4 0 London-wall,
6 0 0 28 0 0 Regent-square,
383 14 8 150 7 6 John Knox,
7 13 0 Greenwich
10 1 0 Woolwich
12 4 6 8 1 0 Westminster
2 0 0 Leicester-square, London
7 0 0 Hampstead
15 0 0 Miscellaneous
37 10 0 14 6 0
74 6 6 8 2 0 82 8 6 PRESBYTERY OF NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND. Brampton
1 5 0 Workington
4 11 11
5 16 11 PRESBYTERY OF NORTHUMBERLAND. Birdhope Craig
3 2 2 Morpeth
10 0 0 Wooller
5 10 7 Harbottle
1 12 0
PRESBYTERY OF LANCASHIRE. Douglas, Isle of Man
10 5 0 1 1 0 Oldham-street, Liverpool
1 10 0 28 1 0 St. George's, ditto
0 37 16 9 Woodside, ditto
12 0 0 St. Peter's-square, Manchester 37 10 0 94 19 6 Ancoats,
5 0 0
20 4 9
4 14 6
20 4 6
9 18 6 30 30
86 16 0 161 18 3 248 14 3
£1280 10 F
1141 16 11
£1173 15 4
£. s. d.
£. $. d, Nov. 7. By Payment to Rev. Peter Lorimer,
for travelling expenses in visiting the
18 0 0
6 19 2 By Payment to Rev. P. Lorimer
, for Books purchased 28 2 ií By Payments to Interim Professors and Tutor, for half-year's salaries
215 0 0 Dec. 26. By Payment for advertising opening
of Session, Printing, Carriage of Books,
7 3 6
9 19 10 Feb. 17. By Payment to W. Grane, for Room No. 6, Exeter Hall, for third introductory lecture
2 2 0 By Payment to R. M ́Donald for Printing
0 March 15. By Payment of one year's use of Rooms in
Exeter Hall, to Midsummer, 1845, including share
60 0 0 March 28. By Payment to Interim Professors
, and Tutor, for half-year's salaries
215 0 0
in this account.
2 5 6
1 0 0
0 10 0
2 10 9
7 8 3 April 5. By Payment to C. J. Stewart, for Books
26 13 8 to Jas. Stewart, for Stationery, &c. 05
8 to J. C. Chappell, for Printing 3 5 0 to R. Baldock, for Books
2 7 0
5 17 8 April 7. “ to G. J. Pickett, for Engraving
2 15 0 April 10. By Balance at Bank of England this day, per Bank Book
561 13 0
We, the Auditors appointed by the Committee of the English Presbyterian College to examine the Accounts of the Treasurers thereof, have accordingly examined the foregoing Account of the said Treasurers to this date; and having compared the same with the vouchers, find the said Account correct, and that the balance thereof, amounting to 5611. 138., is duly lodged in the Bank of England, as appears from the Pass Book kept between the Bank and the said Treasurers.
L1173 15 4
London, April 10, 1845.
FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND. you, and requiring no recommendation of pleasure in proposing for the Chair Dr.
mine to your favourable opinion,-I mean the Patrick MʻFarlan. The General Assembly of the Free Church Rev. Dr. M‘Farlan, of Greenock. (Cheers.) The Mr. Fox MAULE, M.P., who, on rising, of Scotland met on Thursday, the 22nd eyes of the Church have happily been very was greeted with cordial cheers, said, I have May, in the Assembly Hall, at Canon Mills, generally directed to him to hold that office much satisfaction in performing the pleasing Edinburgh. The Rev. Henry Grey, the on this occasion. He is deservedly very high duty that has been devolved on me, of secondModerator of the previous year, preached an in estimation amongst us for his skill and ing the motion which has just been made able and appropriate discourse from the eighth experience in the laws and practice of the from the chair; and in expressing my own verse of the Second Epistle of John. “Look Church, as well as for his sound judgment and opinion, I feel that I express also the opinion to yourselves, that we lose not those things moderation in the conduct of affairs. We are of the Church, that there is no one on whom which we have wrought, but that we receive a all aware of the distinguished part he we could more justly confer the honour of full reward." The Hall was crowded by a took in the anxious discussions and negotia- being Moderator of this Assembly. He is most respectable and attentive audience. tions that preceded our present position; and moderate and temperate in his counsels, calm
The Assembly having subsequently been (which should not, perhaps, be forgotten at this in action, and one who will conduct the constituted with prayer, the roll of members time) you are aware that he surrendered larger business of this important Assembly in a was made up, and the late Moderator, the emoluments in the form of a church-living, manner satisfactory, I am sure, to us all. His Rev. Henry Grey, thus addressed them, than, I believe, any other individual amongst virtues and merits have been so well pro“ Fathers and brethren, one duty more, us. (Cheers.) Further, he held the office of nounced from the chair, that I will add no according to the usual custom, remains for Moderator under other auspices : he is there- more than second the motion that has just me to perform, to propose a Moderator for the fore well acquainted with its duties, and I been made, and which, I trust, will be present Assembly: and I have much pleasure doubt not he will pass through them, without unanimously adopted by this venerable Asin presenting to your choice an esteemed injury to himself, and to the benefit and satis- sembly. friend of my own, who is well known to all of faction of the Church. I have therefore much The motion being unanimously agreed to,
Dr. M.Farlan was introduced by Dr. ESTABLISHED CHURCH OF cause of the Church at the north end of the Cunningham, and took his seat, the members
town, are well known. We will venture to of Assembly, and the entire audience, rising
say, that, though not a man of wealth or rank, on his entrance. The Moderator then The General Assembly of the Established he yet was second to none in influence for addressed the Assembly in a speech of Church of Scotland met also on the 22d good; a proof that the secret of influence is in considerable length, in which he touched upon May, in their Hall at Edinburgh; the Most weight of character. As an office-bearer in a great variety of topics connected with the Noble the Marquis of Bute again repre- that particular congregation where he worexperience and prospects of the Free Church. sented Her Majesty as Lord High Com- shipped, he was greatly respected and beloved. He took occasion to state that, instead of 470 missioner.
They had in him an “elder that ruled well," congregations, corresponding to the number The opening sermon was preached by Dr. and watched as one that must give account. of out-going ministers at the time of the John Lee, the late Moderator, who proposed When living, his daily prayer ascended, we disruption, there are now 700 congregations, Dr. Alex. Hill, Theological Professor in the believe, for them; and when dying, his and 625 ordained ministers, and the number University of Glasgow, as his succcessor in the wandering mind seemed to seize as its maof adherents, old and young, may fairly be chair. Dr. Ferrie, of Kilconquhar, seconded terials the solemnity of the approaching estimated at one-third part of the population the motion, which was unanimously agreed to communion. “The righteous perisheth, and of Scotland. About 500 churches have been The Queen's letter, conveying the usual no man layeth it to heart.” “Help, Lord, built, and the expense of their erection has been gift of 2,0001., was read; and the Lord High for the godly man ceaseth, for the faithful entirely defrayed, in many instances, by the Commissioner addressed the Assembly, as- fail from among the children of men. congregations. He referred to the necessity suring them of Her Majesty's determination His protracted illness afforded much scope of an equal contribution, according to the to support the Church of Scotland.
for the exercise of patience, and such graces means of each congregation, for the Susten- The Assembly, without transacting any as, after all, are the most difficult, and theretation Fund, and to the furtherance of the business of importance, adjourned to Friday: fore the most glorifying to God. It is interestChurch's Missionary Schemes ; and afterwards
ing, however, to notice that he did not end his called attention to the subject of Popery, in
course in continuous sunshine. This is menregard to the support it was receiving from Go- LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. tioned to show the necessity of looking well, vernment, and the duty of resisting the endow
in days of health, to the grounds of our ment of Maynooth. The Moderator also alluded TWEEDMOUTH.—The English Presbyterian hope, and in being surely established with in affecting terms to the loss which the Church Church in Tweedmouth, in connexion with grace. He felt himself embarrassed, and the had sustained since last Assembly, by the the Presbyterian Church in England, and external consistency of his life, which to others deaths of Dr. Abercrombie and Dr. Welsh, within the bounds of the Presbytery of Ber- was evidential of grace in the heart, was to and announced that M. Merle D'Aubigné wick, was opened, for the first time, on him a ground of suspicion. After being told would be present in the Assembly next week. Sabbath, 29th December, 1844, by the Rev. that it was just as sinners any could be reOn Friday, the Assembly met at one o'clock, Thomas D. Nicholson, of Lowick.
ceived, and meditating much on this, he and was engaged for some time in devotional Liverpool. The late Mr. Turner.—Died assured his minister that he had been enabled exercises, which were conducted by the at Liverpool, on the 5th of April, Mr. John to see God, as the God of the Patriarchs, and Moderator, and Dr. Smyth, of Glasgow. The Turner, 'of Turner, Rose, and Co. Mr. Tur- the Israelites, and the Prophets, and of all his Assembly then called for the Report of the ner took an interest in the Presbyterian Church people, and that his character demonstrated Board of Missions and Education, which was in England so deep, and preserved an ac- thus was one of mercy to such sinners as he was. presented by Dr. M-Kellar, in a long and quaintance with her ministers so general, that In this frame he died. “It is not,” said interesting address. We have not space, some record will not be unacceptable. Eighteen Simeon of Cambridge, "on insulated passages to give even an outline of the Report, years ago, he was visited in Scotland with a that I rest, but on the broad, grand scheme however brief, but may mention that the dangerous illness, from which is dated, if not of God, extending from eternity to eternity. total contributions during the past year, to his reconciliation to God, at least that career I depend not on feelings and impressions, but the five schemes of the Free Church, and to of usefulness which has now terminated. Since on Christ thus revealed to me. the College, amounted to the large and very that time he has laboured assiduously in Sab- Christian die—so an abundant entrance is liberal sum of 82,3981, 18. 2d. A Report on bath-school teaching, visiting the poor, &c., ministered into the everlasting kingdom of our the state of Sabbath observance was read by both in Scotland and England. To the latter Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Let us lay to Mr. Fairbairn, of Salton: and on this subject he came in 1835, being invited by the session heart such bereavements as these ; and as such addresses were made by Dr. Stewart, of Brough- of the Scottish Church in Oldham-street. The valued blessings are taken away from the shain (a member of a Deputation from the lay agency with which he became thus con- Church below, let us seek that God would Irish Presbyterian Church), Mr. Bell
, of New- nected, and which was harmoniously carried raise up many of like spirit. It is men of God, castle (one of a Deputation from the Lord's- on soon after his arrival, in the name both of genuine men, that are the horsemen of Israel day Society, of that town), Sir Andrew Ag- the session of Oldham-street and Rodney-street and the chariots thereof; and God, if recognew, and the Rev. Dr. Candlish, of Edinburgh; Scottish Churches, afforded great opportuni- nised and sought, will provide and strengthen Dr. Candlish closing his speech, with a motion ties of usefulness, and the reports of his labours our Church with them. to the effect, that considering the prevailing as an agent, are perhaps the chief records with LIVERPOOL.-New Church.—On the 10th of temptation now and increasingly presented by which his name will be long associated by many April was laid the foundation-stone of another the god of this world, the Church should both friends in Liverpool. As a personal friend, church in Liverpool, in connexion with the take its stand on the truth of God re- Mr. Turner was much esteemed. Modest and English Presbyterian Synod. The building, garding the Lord's-day, and use every lawful unassuming, he seldom obtruded advice, but which will be in the Transition Gothic style, means to warn all its members, and the when asked, it was given in such a way that it is designed for the accommodation of Mr. country at large, of the impending danger. was difficult to say whether his personal kind- Welsh's congregation, lately assembling in They, therefore, re-appoint the Committee, ness to the individual
, or his love to the cause Oldham-street. On the day above-mentioned, with instructions to follow out these prin- of truth, were the most remarkable. As a amidst a numerous concourse, and after praise ciples in Scotland, and the sister kingdom, Christian man, he was remarkable for that and prayer had been offered by the Rev. and throughout the colonies ; to address, and quietness and subduedness of spirit that is J. Welsh, Mr. M'Kean, one of the elders, use influence with, shareholders of Railway generally associated with the greatest energy exhibited a bottle hermetically sealed, conCompanies, from which great injury to the of Christian character. There are some whose taining the coins of the realm, two Liverpool Sabbath has arisen, and may arise, so that zeal is the flame of a newly-kindled fire, and newspapers, a printed account of the causes these individuals may use their privileges for neither should we quarrel with the smoke which led to the congregation leaving the the protection of the Sabbath. All ministers natural in such a case, nor be taken with the church in Oldham-street, and a copy of the of the Church were directed (as last year,) to fitfully glancing flames; but there are others, declaration of the independence of the Prespreach on the requirements of the Fourth in whom it is a white heat, steady, clear, byterian Church in England, made at Berwick Commandment, with special reference to powerful ; and these we value most. Now, in April last, and then deposited the bottle in existing evils, and to the desecration of the the latter seemed to be characteristic of the a hole cut for the purpose in the foundationSabbath by Railway trains and steam-boats, deceased. Those who knew him best, knew stone. Mr. Miller, another elder of the Church, on the first Sabbath of December, 1845. this best, and rejoice in the evidence he gave then held up a massive brass-plate, with an Thanks were voted to the Conveners, and the for many years that, notwithstanding defects, inscription, and deposited this also in the founCommittee, as also to Sir Andrew Agnew, and his heart was possessed of glowing love to a dation-stone. Dr. Nicol, also an elder, adthe Gentlemen associated with him, in the Saviour, of whom he felt altogether unworthy: dressed Mr. A. C. Dunlop, and, in the name struggle to put down Sunday traffic on the As a public man, he is one that will be missed of the congregation, presented him with a silver Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.
in Liverpool. His knowledge of, and interest trowel, requesting him with the same to lay the (Continued on page 30.)
in, the poor-his exertions in promoting the foundation of their church. After finishing the
So must every
ceremony, Mr. Dunlop addressed the assembly of Forgan, presided on the occasion, and was and two elders. The Synod's deliverance on nearly as follows:-"My friends, I have now assisted in the services by the Rev. Professor the reference in the Norham case was called been honoured to lay the foundation-stone of Lorimer. The attendance on both the diets for and read. A letter from the Clerk of the a church, which I do trust and pray our God of worship on the Sabbath was very encourag- Coldstream and Berwick Secession Presbytery will bless as a place where his own people willing, and nearly forty communicants sat down was also read, in answer to that which the Berbe greatly edified, where their faith will be at the table of the Lord. The Dowager wick Presbytery Clerk had written in the name strengthened, their hopes enlarged, and their Countess of Effingham, so well known as the of the Presbytery, inquiring as to the points love to their God and Saviour very greatly benefactress of the Free Church, was one of the affecting Mr Kidd's moral character," alluded increased; where many, many souls shall be number. The tone of the services, as con- to in a former letter from the Secession born to God; where, through the instrumen- ducted by Mr. Nairn, was spiritual and devo- Presbytery Clerk. No new points” were tality of the preached word, many shall be tional in an eminent degree; and a stillness stated; and the Presbytery, finding those turned from darkness to the marvellous light and solemnity pervaded them that was felt by already adduced frivolous and unsupported, of the Gospel; where, in short, the Lord will all to be very impressive. May the little unanimously agreed, in terms of the remit to lift up the light of his reconciled countenance Church which has thus been gathered in them by the Synod, to receive Mr. Kidd as on you, and on your children, and children's Brighton have grace to be faithful to the a probationer within the bounds, and under children for many generations. It does, in- solemn obligations under which they have the jurisdiction of the Presbytery. They also deed, give me heartfelt delight to witness the come to their Lord and Master; and, ere long, received the congregation at Norham, who growth of the Presbyterian Church in England, may he who holdeth the seven stars in his right had applied for admission, as a congregation and in these days, whilst God in his myste- hand, to dispose of them, and bid them shine under the superintendence and care of the rious providence is permitting the fearful wheresoever he pleaseth, appoint one of these Presbytery of Berwick. They further appointed growth of Popery and Puseyism in this coun- stars to shine with a fixed and steady light in Mr. Watson, of Belford, to preach at Norham try, I cannot bút feel a persuasion also that the midst of them! After the Communion on Monday, the 19th, and to dispense baptism he is raising up this Church, I was going to services, Mr. Lorimer addressed the commu- to those who may require and be entitled to say, as a refuge to his people; but I will say nicants on the duties which devolved upon it for their children. Commissioners from the more properly, as a means of leading them to them, and on the spirit which they should be congregation at Tweedmouth appeared, who the only true refuge for the sinner. And now, careful to cherish, as an infant Church; and solicited a moderation in the election and call my friends, allow me to say that while I re- on Monday evening he again addressed the of a minister on Sabbath next, the 18th. Mr. ceived the trowel put into my hands with very congregation on the principle and position of Watson was appointed accordingly to preach, great pleasure, to lay the foundation-stone of the English Presbyterian Church. Presby- and moderate in a call. Mr. Nicholson, of your church, I shall now take it home to my terianism is little understood in Brighton. Lowick, was appointed to preach the same day family, and I trust it may descend for many There, as in many other parts of England, it at Ancroft Moor, and to moderate in the generations to my children, to tell them of is confounded with Socinianism.
It is ex
election and call of a minister, in accordance your kindness to me, and to tell them what ceedingly needful, therefore, to give to the with a petition from that congregation preI do declare makes my heart glad, that their English people such explanations as sented by two Commissioners to that effect. father has been permitted to do something in offered on this occasion, although the best of The Presbytery resolved to petition the House the forwarding of this Church of God." The all arguments in our favour will be a faithful of Lords against the Maynooth grant—the Rev. Mr. Arnott, of Glasgow, then offered and affectionate ministration of the Gospel by petition to be intrusted to the Marquis of up an appropriate prayer for a blessing on our Pastors and Evangelists throughout the Breadalbane. Also to petition both Houses of the undertaking; the Rev. D. Ferguson pro- land. Brighton is a most important station Parliament, that no Railway Bill be passed nounced the blessing, and the meeting sepa- for our Church to occupy. May we hope to without a clause being inserted to prohibit the rated.—The congregation, and many of their see her cause soon represented there by an running of trains on the Lord's-day. The friends, met in the evening, with their pastor, able and devoted minister, and a prosperous Presbytery enjoined upon all their Sessions to Mr. Welsh, in the Chair, when they were ad- and active congregation !
have a collection for the Presbytery's Catechist, dressed by the Rev. Mr. Arnott, Rev. Mr. Gar- LANCASHIRE.— -The Presbytery of Lancashire, on the evening of the first Sabbath in June. diner, Rev. Mr. Salmond, Rev. W. Gardiner, at its meeting on the first Wednesday of May, Adjourned till Monday, 19th May. Mr. Dunlop, &c. was memorialized by the congregation wor
Lowick.- The Rev. Thomas V. Nicholson Dudley.—Ordination of Rev. Geo. Lewis.- shipping in St. Peter's Presbyterian Church, has been, by the Presbytery of Dumfries, The ordination of the Rev. G. Lewis, as Scotland-road, Liverpool, to appoint a day declared to be no longer a minister of the minister of the Presbyterian Church at Dudley, for moderating in a call to Mr John Wiseman, Established Church of Scotland. Had the took place on the evening of Friday, April minister of the Gospel. Mr. A. C. Dunlop, interference of a Scotch Established Presbytery 18th.' This Church is still within the bounds one of the trustees of the church, and, at the with any of our ministers been competent, in of the Presbytery of London, and the services same time, the representative elder of the the present instance it was, at least, ultroneous of this solemnity were conducted by its mem-congregation, supported the prayer of the and gratuitous. Neither manager, elder, nor bers. There was a large attendance of elders. memorial, stating that, though the circum- member of Lowick congregation had any The Rev. James Hamilton preached the ser- stances in which the trustees were placed, cause of complaint against their muchmon, the Rev. James Ferguson offered up the rendered it imperative on them to shut the respected minister, and are neither gratified Ordination prayer, and the Rev. Josias Wilson doors of the church on the announcement of nor disconcerted by this petty act of busyaddressed the minister and people. The place a call, yet the congregation had made arrange- bodyism, which leaves Mr. Nicholson exactly of worship was completely filled, and amongst ments
, for securing another place wherein they what he was, and which merely declares the those present we rejoiced to recognise some of could meet for worship; and that he (Mr. disposition of the Presbytery of Dumfries the respected Dissenting ministers of Dudley, Dunlop) thought that the step which they had to intermeddle in other people's matters. who joined the numerous congregation in taken would in no respect prejudice the The sentence, such as it is, is good for nothing. giving a hearty welcome to its pastor. We interest of the trustees, while it was the only It is not only pronounced by an incompetent were much gratified with the intelligent and course for preserving the congregation to the tribunal
, but is rendered nugatory by the cordial aspect of the assembled worshippers; Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Mr. Fergusson irregularity of the proceedings which resulted and now that they have among them á having left the chair, entered at some length in it. We observe that the same venerable minister so able, accomplished, and devoted, into a statement of the peculiar trials that the court has extended its affectionate solicitude we earnestly hope that, by the blessing of God, congregation had passed through, and moved to Berwick-upon-Tweed, and is about to this long-tried, but leal-hearted, congregation that the prayer of the memorial be acceded to, "declare" something regarding Mr. Murdoch. may rapidly augment its numbers, and prove which motion being seconded by the Rev. At the same meeting of Presbytery, Dr. Inglis, a source of manifold benefit to a most interest- Professor Campbell, was agreed to. For the one of the most zealous in the proceedings ing neighbourhood. We cannot help noticing, purpose of carrying out this resolution, the against Mr. Nicholson and Mr. Murdoch, as a special element of strength and hopeful Presbytery met, on the 19th May, in the Car- undertook to prove from Scripture that Her ness, the number of young men whom we ob- penters’-hall, Bond-street
, Liverpool, when, Majesty's Ministers were right in endowing served coming forward to give the right after sermon by the Reve Verner M. White, Popery in Ireland!! The following is Mr. hand of welcome to the minister. Happy is Moderator pro tempore, a call was most Nicholson's letter to the Clerk of Dumfries the minister, and happy is the Church, whose numerously subscribed by the congregation Presbytery, declining the jurisdiction of that quiver is full of such!
in Mr. Wiseman's favour; and we presume body :Brighton.-On Sabbath, April 20th, the that the Presbytery will take steps towards an
“Lowick, Northumberland, Lord's Supper was dispensed, for the first time, immediate settlement at its meeting in June.
25th February, 1845. to the new congregation which has begun to Berwick.—The Presbytery of Berwick met “Dear Sir,—I have to acknowledge the be formed in the important town of Brighton. at Hide-hill Chapel, Berwick-upon-Tweed, on receipt of your letter, dated 13th of February, The Rev. Charles Nairn, Free Church Minister Tuesday, the 13th May. Present, four ministers calling upon me to answer as to the truth of