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£ 8. d.
£ 8. d.
76 0 Yorkshire.
4 Buchanan, and S. M.
For Native Girl at MirHull and East Riding Aux
3 0 0
3 0 0 iliary Society, per A.
For Chinese Schools.. 1 4 0
96 9 10 Hull:
0 Annual Subscriptions
3 17 48 4 6 Donations, Missionary
284 8 3 Boxes, &c. ..... 18 2 10
92 12 10 Ladies' and Juvenile As
2 2 0 sociation .. 46 8 4
* 282 6 3 Huddersfield District : Collections:Special Meeting, to re
Highfield Chapel 87 120 ceive Dr. Legge and * Including 391. 178. previously ac
For Female Education 14 13 0 the Chinese Students 18 4 6
Ramsden-street ....... 82 12 9 Fish-street 66 0 0
For Native Teacher, Albion Chapel. 30 13 0 Scarborough, including 391.
...,, 10 0 0 Hope-street, Sunday 10s. acknowledged last
For Native Children 7 4 0 School
74 14 2
For Chinese Medical Holborn-street 21 0 1
4 0 0 Cogan-street ... 10 6 10 York, Central Auxiliary
W. Willans, Esq. 1000 Public Meeting
22 3 10 Society, per J. Allen, Missionary Communion 12 13 0
4 6 0 Public Breakfast 12 4 8 Public Meeting
For Mrs, Sugden's A Friend at Ditto 5 0 0 For Native Teacher,
1 100 For Native Teacher James Parsons.. 10 00 Honley
13 14 9 George Lambert...... 10 00 For Orphans in Mrs.
For China............ 1 10 0 Mather's School
19 8 3 Legacies:
.. 54 8 0 Öf late J. Thompson,
78 8 7
For Female Education 3 7 0
For Widows and Or-
3 7 0 penses
.246 7 6
For Native Teacher,
20 3 9 of late W. Toft, Esq.,
10 0 0 Male Ditto
5 1 4 Less Duty and Ex
W. Stancliffe, Esq. (D.) 10 0 0 penses - 179 6 8 Salem Chapel Sabbath
2 16 6
School i Barrow
1 2 0 1 19 6
10 18 0 Cottingham
Penistone & Thurlstone 8 16 6 33 14 5
Upper Mill, Saddleworth 38 16 i For Native School ... 10 0 0 Heslington
7 17 9
3667. 198. ld. Elloughton 3 8 0 Boroughbridge
2 17 4 Hornsea
5 7 2 Easingwold and Shipton .. 13 0 0 Skipsea 5 15 2 Goole.
ii ii 3 Leeds District, per S. Hick, Swanland 25 8 0 Great Ouseburn
15 5 10
Esq.South Cave 2 17 10 Howden.. 11 6 0 Balance ..
0 1 0 Interest. 1 6 3 Knaresborough
20 16 6 East Parade Chapel ....317 19 2 Malton
18 1 6 Belgrave Chapel. . 145 2 3 861 12 1 Market Weighton
16 4 10 For Native Teacher, Less Expenses.... 12 12 0 Northallerton
15 9 2
R.W. Hamilton .... 8 15 0 Pocklington
16 19 0 Queen-street Chapel 55 8 2 * 849 0 Ripon
9 6 6 Salem Chapel
27 84 For the Ship 0 18 6 Holbeck Chapel
3 1 4 * Including 2441. 08. 6d., previously
20 14 6 Thirsk
Subscriptions for Female
Education, acknow. acknowledged.
355 6 8 ledged in January last 60 5 0 Beverley, for the Ship .. 2 90 Less Expenses ..
9 9 8
Public Collections and Special effort, for China 4 1 0
Breakfast Tickets .... 66 8 11 61. 10s,
* 345 17 0
Mr. T. Cook, the pro
ceeds of a small PoetiDriffield, A Friend to Mis
1 0 0 sions, per Rev. H. Birch, half for China....... 50 o * Including 321.18. 3d., acknowledged
The Representatives of in January.
the late R. C. Jowitt,
Esq., by his request ..100 0 0 Hull, Fish-street Sunday School, for the Ship, per West Riding
785 92 Mr. S. Wride ....... 2 00 Bradford District :
48 14 8 Airedale College, New North Riding Auxiliary Year's Juvenile Offer
736 14 6 Society, per J. Bucha
2 10 6 nan, Esq.:
........ 101 1 1 Harrogate......... 17 9 4 A Friend, per the Treas.
4 5 0 Morley, Old Chapel .... 12 16 0 urer
. 100 00
5 0 0 Rehoboth Chapel .... 32 11 3 Lofthouse
1 2 6 Pickering
Ditto, Mr. J. Taylor,
For Native Teacher at 23 10 for Chinese Student,
3 0 0 For David
1 19 0
5 00 Heckmondwike, Upper
9 7 5 For Mrs. Addis's School 20 0 0
5 13 0 For Mrs. Porter's School, Halifax District, per Mr.
*8171. 118. 6d. Madras
J. Baldwin :For Native Teacher Mixenden ........
Including 446.. previously ac
4 0 0
Contributions in aid of the Society will be thankfully receired by Sir Culling Eardley Eardley, Bart., Treasurer
and Rev. Joseph John Freeman, Home Secretary, at the Mission House, Blomfield-street, Finsbury, London, by Mr. W.F. Watson, 52, Princes-street, Edinburgh; J. Risk, Esq., Cochran-street, Glasgow; and by Rev. John Hands, Society House, 32, Lower Abbey-street, Dublin.
LONDON: LUKE JAMES HANSARD, PRINTER, WEAR LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS,
FOR JUNE, 1848.
LESSONS OF EXPERIENCE TO NONCONFORMISTS.
(Concluded from page 232.) III. AS TO OUR ECCLESIASTICAL POLITY. matters; and therefore they bound them- I have before alluded to certain selves to walk in God's ways, “as he had leading principles on this subject, the revealed, or should further make them authority of which may be deduced from known.” As to the leading principles of Scripture, and the value of which has our church polity, I conceive they are of been illustrated by experience. Upon Divine authority, and the New Testament these principles there must be no inno- bas stereotyped them; but as to some of vation. They appear to me to be land- the details, our system has not the same marks which must not be disturbed : yet authority for them. Did our fathers in filling up the divine outline of church in nothing misunderstand the Scripture polity, and in the practical application of teaching on the subject? Is there no our principles, is there not room for some room left for improvement in their work? improvement? Our fathers revived the Have days and years since rolled by in Congregational system more than two silence, never speaking a syllable in the hundred and fifty years ago. It attained way of suggestion ;-never uttering a pretty nearly its present shape in the lesson of wisdom to the posterity of the latter half of the seventeenth century. Puritans? And it may even be inquired, Have the study and experience of two whether their descendants have not dehundred years taught us nothing in ad- parted in some things from the precedition to what the Puritans learnt? They dents they set, which had better have certainly anticipated something like pro- been retained? Is not the time come for gressiveness in the system of church the working out, by thoughtful practical government. “Neither do we confine minds, such problems as these ?—How ourselves,” said they in those venerable more of union and co-operation, and how old covenants that we find in their church the giving of fraternal counsel, and the books; “Neither do we confine ourselves exercise of moral influence among our to the words of this covenant, but shall churches, may be effected without innocount it our duty at all times to embrace vating upon their right of internal selfany further light or truth that shall be government? Whether it would not be revealed to us out of God's word.” They better, and at the same time in full thought it possible that in process of harmony with primitive usage, instead of time some new light might be thrown multiplying small churches, to preserve upon God's will in relation to church large ones, by affiliating congregations
together within a given district, who been hinted at; but they seem to demand might all meet at certain times in one à more thorough investigation than they place for the administration of the Lord's have ever received. Reform is the watchSupper, and for the transaction of church word of the day. Reform in the State. business? These two problems the Puritan Reforin in the Church. Is there no room fathers did work out to some extent. for— no need of — reform among ourWith what success, and whether their selves ? Are we so far in advance of all descendants are justified in departing other bodies as to be beyond the possifrom their ways, should come in for in- / bility of reform? Is it policy,-is it quiry. It may also be asked, whether duty,--for us to be ever looking abroad, some system ought not to be contrived and trying to set the whole of Christenfor strong churches helping weak ones, dom and the entire world to rights, and without putting the assistance in the neglecting to put our own house in order? shape of an almsgift to the minister of a to go about it and see what requires to poor congregation? Whether a plurality be mended,—what old uselese thing had of pastors ought not to be more generally better be put away, and what new furadopted? Whether, if we had not larger niture and appliances ought to be introchurches with many pastors, there might duced? I think that as wise householders not be more of a division of labour we ought to look more to our domestic among them, each one doing that which affairs than we have done. the God of nature and grace bad fitted And as to the exhibition of our disa him to do, instead of all trying to do tinctive principles as Congregationalists : everything, including some things for should we not diligently exhibit them,which they have not much qualification ? | time-honoured, God-honoured as they Whether more attention might not be are,-before the men of this generation ? paid to the young, and separate services Essentially they are the same they eter be established for the benefit of children? were; but may we not improve upon our Whether some kind of public instruction predecessors in the mode of exhibiting might not be provided and supported for them ? Were they not exhibited foryoung persons of intelligent, inquisitive, merly too much in a negative shape; as and sceptical habits—a kind of Christian a denial of what was erroneous and instruction in an intellectual and literary corrupt in other churches? Were they point of view, above what could be ex- not too commonly like the utterance of pected or would be desirable in our an emphatic “No," in answer to certain pulpits generally ? Such things, and mistaken affirmations on the part of others? others miglit be mentioned, have often Ought we not rather to give our prin
ciples a positive form, not so much * There are some remarks on this subject in denying what others say, but aflirming the last number of the British Quarterly, p. calmly and solemnly what God, and time, 330, deserving the attention of Independents : -“The maxim of primitive Independency ap
and history have said ? Ouglit we not to pears to have been unity to the furthest possiblo , make the development of the principle, cxtent practicable, while the maxim of modern that Christ's kingdom is a spiritual kingIndependency would almost seem to be division
dom, like the utterance of an emphatic to the furthest extent possible, or at least to the extent most consistent with each church having
“ Yes," to the oracles of truth, unfoldbut one pastor, and with many having no pastor ing, illustrating, and commending them at all." “ If on this point or any others to all Christians; repeating our amen to we are wrong, happy is it for us that nothing heaven's own teaching, till we can bring extraneous exists to prevent our returning to the right. Without consulting kings, or par
the whole earth to say it too; and amen liaments, or bishops, or canons, or synods, or to God's whole revelation shall be reverconferences, or unions, we can take the law of
berated from pole to pole? And seeing the kingdom into our hands, and rectify by its guidance any discrepancy in our practice, if we
in the story of the past how true it is pleuse."
that "the wrath of man worketh not the