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2. 8. d.
Lud Sabbath-school 0 10 O Mr. and Mrs. Pinson 2 0 0 Mr. Kenworthy (D.) 100
A Thank - ofering
56 2 9
from a Friend, by 17 14 2 Boys'Sunday-school 16 711 venile Meeting 3 5 2
Rev. J. Gillies.... 19 Additional 0 8 7 Do. Ist Bible Class.. 2 4 11 187. 28. 9d.
196 17 2
Less Expenses.. 2 13 6 Congregational Church Mis-
sionary Association N.B. The amount sub-Garrison-lane
Rev. J. Murker, do.
194 3 8
Macduff District, inscribed for the Native Teach and do.
4 0 4 er, Isabella Meeking, was im- Yardley do, and do. 711 3 Highbury Chapel.
cluding 51. from
Collections perfectly printed in the Sep-Collections after ser
13 6 5
Miss Mitchell for
Female Education 239 tember Number; it ought to
236 6 3 Sunday-school...... 3 3 3 have been ten pounds.
Per the late Mr.
Portsay District ...
Banff District ...... 10 19 6 459 II 7 Corn......
1 10 5 Guillford.
Less Expenses.. 0 15 0 The Misses Drewitt
S 25 (2 years), 2 0 0
457 16 7 Jas, Roberton, Esq.. 1
Collection after Sur-
3 2 0 mon by the DepuMiss Smith 2 16 0 Mrs. Barker........ 1 16 i Sundry Donations.. 013 6
the Rev. L. Miss Tupper.
H. Byres... 2 4 8 Che Misses Beasley 3 6 6 Collections
3 3 0 Juvenile Association
Portery. 0 5 6 Mrs. F. Christian... 4 5 0
Mrs. Anon. .............
Teacher, for the
688 01 WARWICKSHIRE. Sarah M. Jones 0 13 7
Native Girl, Jade
Harley A Wesleyan.. (A.) 1 0 0 Misses Patterson.... 2 2 0 Farminster, J. Pio
Great Hamilton-st. Collection at Public visse Partridge 3 2 0 vis, E 4. for the
Sabbath-school .. : Meeting :
29 10 4 Ming Redling ...... IS2 Native Teacher,
Congregational Church sionary Boxes ... 41 19 9 Wilian Holloway 13 0
Missionary Box .. 139 Do. of Servants'do.. 19 1 2 Mister Patterson... 1 5 9 Halijur District. Collection Received from Col
Mr. John Taylor, i.. 0 15 0 Per J. Baldwin, Esq. For Masazines lectors.. 18 5 10 Mrs. Anu Turner .. 0 10 0 Brighouse Chapel
Exs. 158.; 31. 5. 20. The Treasurer..... 10 0 0 Mrs. Glover, for the
17 12 6 Robert Langebeare,
BULD rt of the line
lected by Mrs.Sug.
George Tours Professor Rogers .. 1 1 0 School under the
den and Mrs. Al.
Providence Chapel. Edwari Barnett. q. 2 2 0 care of Virs, Lewis
9 10 9
Rey, J. Keller Rev. T. R. Barker at Nagercoil...... 20 00 Do do. Mrs. Atkin
For the Chinese and Family 3 16 0 Mrs. Glover, for the
son and Miss Sug
Mission, in addiMrs. Thomas Avery
11 15 0 tionto 501 acknot0 duo Widows in the
ledged in tlie Re-' For Native Teacher, Alms Ilouses at
purt for 1850. J. A. James ...... 10 0 0 Nagercoil, and for
Annual Collections 01 For the Madagascar Mr. Hickling
5 0 0 Mrs. Lewis ....... 10 0 0 Public Meeting .... 15:10 Mission, by Sale or Do.extra Donation. 5 0 0 Mis Glover, for the
Boks from late
Annual Collection... 31 16 6 Rev. J. J. Frte-
Harri on-road Chupel. man.. Mi-Jannes ........
100 Charles Glover ... 10 00 Annual Collections. 13 16 Miss Flord 10 Mrs. Glover, for the
CALCUTTA. Mr. John Freeth.... 3 00 support of a Native
210 2 Collections, ist Jan.. Mr.John Freeth.Jun, 2 0 0 Teacher, Nilled
at Unin Chapel, Mrs. Bukar
Scarborough, Auxi* Rain from leaven" 4 04 Mansfield
10 00 Jiary Society, per
by Rev. Dr. Burz,
for the Widuks Professor Watts 110 Mr. Lowe, for the
Rev. R. Balgarnie 50 00 and Orphans'
The Congregation at
Cooli Bazar Cha-
pil, by Rev. G. 11 0 School, for the
Per Rev, J. Williams.
67 Mrs. Ellery
0 10 6
Rev. E. Storrow, Anonymous -- Pro
C. W. Bowen, Esq... 0 10 0 ceedy ot Old Silver
Mr. J. Bennett .... 010 0 Coins.. 0 130 Milnsticld Glover.. 10 0 0 Mrs. L. Bennett...
0 10 0
63 " Water instead of Ebenezer Girls'
Mr. B. Johu... 010 0 Alcohol" 5 0 0 Schol, for Gene.
Mrs. M John
0 10 0 " Small Offering 0 2 0 ral Purposes...... 11 11 1 Mr.T.C. Rryneth.. 0 5 0
LEGACIES. " It is more blessed Ebenezer Girls'
Mr.J. Thomas ..... 0 2 6 OF Miss Elizabeth to give thau to re
Public Collection 1
4 6 Bancroft, late of ceive" 5 5 0 hy Eliza Cooper .. 096
Park Road, Clap* First the blade,"
19 19 from a few young School, for Genc
01 Mrs. Frances
Shepherd, late of
Public Collection .. 0 12 0 Maidstone ........ 19 19 Mr.
0 13 0 School Collection .. 17 0 Of Mr. John TAR
late of Maidstone. 10 0
Contributions in aid of the Society will be thankfully received by Sir Culling Eardley Eardley, Barl.,
Treasurer, and Rev. Ebenezer Prout, at the Mission House, Blomfield-street, Finsbury, London ; by Mr. W. F. Watson, 52, Princes-street, Edinburgh ; J. Risk, Esq., 108, Fife-place, Glasgow, and by Rev. John Hands, Society House, 32, Lower Abbey-street, Dublin. Post-Office Orders should be in favour of Rev. Ebenezer Proul, and payable at the General Post Office.
LONDON: RZED AND PARDON, PRINTERS, PATERNOSTER ROW.
FOR DECEMBER, 1852.
THE EDITOR'S PLEA FOR 1853.
The issue of the last number of the of growing intelligence, we can only EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE, for 1832, re- keep our standing by the supply of minds us of the mercy by which we valuable material. To that one object, have been upheld during a year of anx- we hope to bend our undivided' attenious and earnest toil. We can say, with tion; but, in addressing ourselves to sincerity, that we have aimed to up- Christian men, do we look for too much, hold the reputation of the work com- when we solicit an interest in their fermitted to our care, and to make it wor- vent prayers, that, in the sixtieth year thy of the age in which we live, and of of the ence of the EVANGELICAL the large and enlightened constituency MAGAZINE, we may be assisted to " disamong whom it circulates. Avoiding cern the signs of the times,” to perall spurious charity on the one hand, form our duty with manly integrity, and all undue severity on the other, we to fan the piety of the Christian church, have endeavoured to deal uprightly and to be worthy successors of the holy men forbearingly with the current questions who have gone before us, and to keep of the year; never allowing ourselves alive our own Christianity, that we may to forget that we are " set for the de- advance that of others? We feel that fence of the gospel," from whatever no class of men among us need more quarter it may be assailed. How far the prayers of the faithful than the we have come up to our own notions of Editors of our periodical Christian literesponsibility, it is not for us to deter- rature. They stand in slippery places mine; but we are greatly cheered in and can only be upheld in the wise and our labours by the vivâ voce and written faithful discharge of the trust comtestimonies of not a few, whose stand- mitted to them by copious supplies of ing in the great Christian community the grace and wisdom which come from gives them the right to hold and express above. a decided opinion. Conscious as we May we also be permitted to remind are, however, of many defects, and our friends, that a periodical which destrenuously resolved to aim at sleepless pends for success on a large circulation, progress, we would only regard the ap- requires their cordial and energetic coprobation of our friends as an encou- operation. The EvangeliCAL MAGAragement to future and more deserving zine, we must venture to observe, in effort. We well know that, in this age addition to all its other claims, is the
nucleus of a large charitable fund, ex May we not, then, without a blush, clusively devoted to the widows of faith- solicit a Pulpit notice of the EvANGEful ministers. It can only support its LICAL MAGAZINE from our beloved brepresent large disbursements, by main-thren in the ministry, in the course of taining and extending its sale.- Every the present month? And may we niet year it loses many of its supporters by look to the officers of the several death and other causes. The close of churches for their hearty co-operation 1852, then, is the appropriate time to in giving effect to the kind hints of the look out for new readers of the work. And Christian Pulpit? Should not ministo whom can we look for 'cordial greet- ters' wives bé the zealous advocates of ing in our anxious labours, but to those a periodical to which many of their who have hitherto sustained us—who Christian sisters are so deeply indebted? value the Magazine--who approve its | And ought not widows in general to be principles—who rejoice in its success? the friends of this easy and cheap mode A word from them, in their several cir- of helping the honoured but often sufcles, will be sure to do us good. They fering relicts of their deceased pastors? may say, with truth, that the number A widow can say for widows what no of widows who have received gratuities, one else can; and cold will be those during the year 1852, has been 158; hearts that are not moved by the of these, 140 have been widows of Con- appeal., gregational ministers,–11 of Presby By God's blessing on our efforts, we terian brethren, — 5 of Episcopalian look forward to the coming year with clergymeu,—and 2 of Calvinistic Me- undiminished hope; as we look back on thodists. The whole sum distributed all the years of the past with thankfulfor the year, has been £1304, of which ness and praise. If we are trae to the sum the widows of Independent pas. Divine Master, he will not suffer us " to tors in England, Wales, Scotland, and labour in vain, or to spend our strength Ireland, have received the large amount for naught and in vain." of £1164.
MEMOIR OF THE LATE REY, JOHN MATHER,
OF BEVERLEY, YORKSHIRE. The Rev. John Mather was born at laboured, for many years, with acceptNewcastle-on-Tyne, on the 20th of Jan. ance and success at Dover; the second
Though we possess no was a respectable inhabitant of Newparticular account of his parents, we castle, and a true Christian. can state, that their piety was real and of the early days of the subject of consistent; and, whatever the world this brief memoir we have no account. may think, to have a valid claim to He doubtless possessed the advantage such a relationship is no slight honour. of a pious education, being brought up, He was the youngest of three sons, his from his youth, in the nurture and adfather dying before he was born; and monition of the Lord. In all probabito this circumstance, in after years, he lity, his mind was early impressed with was wont to allude, as if he had thus the importance of Divine things. The a peculiar interest in the fatherhood of example of his brothers, who, as in life, God. The oldest brother was an ho were also in Ohrist before him, must noured minister, in the connexion of have been beneficial, and calculated to the late Countess of Huntingdon, and lead to serious reflection. What were