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seized her; nor was she permitted to enter the house of God again, till carried to the house appointed for all living. Her end at last was rather unexpected and sudden. She died January 7th, 1858.
W. U. B.
THE COLLEGE LIBRARY.
To the Editor of the General Baptist Magazine. DEAR BROTHER,—I am happy to have to acknowledge the generosity of R. Pegg, Esq., Derby, in responding to the appeal made in the Magazine relative to a valuable and much needed work of reference, Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, price £4.
I have the further pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of the undermentioned :-Hamilton's Congregational Lectures. Gilfillan's Bards of the Bible. Jenkyns on the Atonement. Jenkyns on the Iloly Spirit. The Life of Schiller, Mammon, and some smaller volumes, presented by Mr. Joseph Truman, Nottingham. Vinet's Homiletics, presented by Mr. Sienson, of Coalville. And Tennyson's Poems, presented by my respected colleague, the Rev. W. R. Stevenson.
lloping for other tokens of regard for the Institution, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham,
I am, yours sincerely,
CONFERENCES. The MIDLAND CONFERENCE met at East Leake on Whit Tuesday, May 25th. Mr. T. R. Stevenson, of Ilkeston, preached in the morning from Luke v. 3-7, “ And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land,” &c. Mr. Dunn was chairman at the afternoon meeting, and Mr. T. Gill, of Melbourne, opened with prayer. There was a large attendance of representatives and friends from Nottingham and the neighbourhood, and the business awakened more than usual interest. Seventy-three were reported as baptized since the Easter Conference, and one hundred and thirty-six remained as candidates. From sixteen churches there was no report. After the minutes of the last meeting were read, the following was the order of business :
1. Case from Mansfield. A letter was received from the church at this place asking advice as to the transfer of the mortgage on their chapel. Mr. Wood, of Mansfield, having also explained the circumstances of the people, and mentioned the names of the trustı es, it was resolved—That this Conference, while heartily sympathizing with Mr. Wood, recommends the friends at Mansfield to seek an early consultation with the trustees concerning this business.
2. Case from. Kripton. Mr. W. Bennett having further reported, it was agreed -1. That, if the trustces do not object, the Conference recommends that for the present the decds remain in the hands of the committee. 2. That the best thanks of the Conference be given to the committee for their efficient services in this case.
3. Application for admission into the Conference. Millstone Lane, Leicester. The friends who had formerly worshipped in the New Hall, Leicester, reported that they had taken a chapel in the before-mentioned part of the town, for two years; the church at Dorer street, from which they had separated, not opposing their admission, it was agreed—That the church at Millstone Lane be received into the ('onference, and recommended to the next annual Association.
4. Chapel Debts. After some discussion on the case from Mr. Ellis, the Conference resolved— That while we appreciate the kindly feeling of our brother, as evinced in the case presented at the last mecting, we do not deem his plan at present pra:
ticīble. 5. The Mag'zine. A case was presented from Broad Street church
respecting an increase in the price of the Magazine. It was resolved That this case be deferred for consideration to the next annual meeting.
6. Reply from Mr. Buchlry to the letter of sympathy sent by the Conference to the Missionaries. This reply had been unavoidably delayed. It was one of the many India letters saved from the wreck of the Ara, off Trincomalle, in Ceylon. From the late hour of the meeting, and the fact that many friends from a distance were compelled to leave, it was agreed—That Mr. Buckley's letter be printed in the Magazine as early as possible.
The collection for incidental expenses of the Conference was £2 18s. 4£d.
The next Conference to be held at Hugglescote on the last Tuesilay iv September (28th). Mr. J. F. Stevenson, B.A., of Mansfield Road, Nottingham, to preach. Mr. Stadılon, of Quorndon, preached in the erening.
JOSEPH J. GOADBY, Secretary.
The YORKSHIRE CONFERENCE was convened at Heptonstall Slack on Tuesday, May 25th, 1858. Mr. Batey opened the morning service, and Mr. Maden preached from John xv. 5, last c'ause, “ Without me ye can do nothing.” The brethren niet for business at half past two p. m.; the minister presided, and Mr. Taylor prayed. The attendance was large. From the reports presented thirty-nine had been baptized sirce the last Conference, and eleven remained as candidates. Resolutions passed :
1. That Todmorden be adopted as the Home Mission station for the Yorkshire district.
2. That the brethren hereafter named form a committee to co-operate with the Todmorden church as they may deem expedient, viz., R. Hardy, Jonathan Ingham, J. Horsfall. T. Horsfield, J. B. Lockwood, and C. Springthorpe.
3. That the travelling expenses of the deputation to Todmorden be paid out of the Conference fund.
4. That the recently formed General Baptist church at Heywood, Lancashire, be recommended for admission into the Association.
5. That brother Springthorpe, in the absence of Mr. Hardy, sketch out the Home Mission report.
6. That this Conference send a petition to both Houses of Parliament in favour of Lord Bury's Bill to legalise marriage with a deceased wife's sister; and also, that every separate church petition for the same object.
7. That we recommend the churches, before engaging a minister coming from another denomination, to confer with the Association committee, yearly appointed to consider such cases.
8. That brother Springthorpe inform the secretary of the Association that there is no church either at Manchester or Salford in connexion with our body.
9. Question proposed.-What more can we do to extend the Redeemer's kingdom?
10. That the next Conference be at Shore, on Tuesday, September 28th, and that Mr. Sutcliffe. of Staleybridge, be the preacher. Service in the morning. Brother Sutcliffe closed with prayer.
C. SPRINGTHORPE, Secretary.
The LINCOLNSHIRE CONFERENCE was held at Spalding, on Wednesday, June 9th, 1858. Brother Matthews opened the morning service with reading and prayer, and brother Cotton preached from Levit. xix. 30. Brother Jones, of March, preached in the evening from Job xxxvi. 7. At the meeting for business in the afternoon the reports from the churches were very cheering ; thirtythree had been baptized since the last Conterence, and nineteen remained candidates for baptism. The Home Mission accounts were read and auditted, and there is a balance in hand of £23 17s. 10d. Resolved :
1. That £10 be voted to C 1stleacre.
4. That £10 be voted to Whitilesea, conditionally, and that brethren Jones (March) Pike, and Barrass, be a committee to advise with the friends there in their efforts to obtain a minister.
5. That we thank the treasurer (Mr. R. Wherry) for his past services, and request him to continue in office another
year. 6. A case having been received from the church at Long Sutton, it was resolved— That brethren Cotton, Jones (March), and R. Wherry, be a committee to confer wth the friends there.
7. That we regret that the way does not seem clear to re-open and supply the chapel at Siowbridge ; and that the trustees therefore be left to do what they deem best.
8. That the case from Yarmouth be referred to the Association.
9. That we thank brother Cotton for the sermon preached this morning, and request bim to send the substance of it for insertion in the Repository.
io. That the next Conference be at Fleet, on Thursday, September 23rd, and that brother Jones, of Spalding, preach in the morning.
Thomas BARRASS, Secretary.
SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. The Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire General Baptist Sunday School Union Meeting was held at Gedney Hill on Thursday, July 23, 1857. Brother A. Jones, of Gosberton, was chairman during the morning sitting. At ten the teachers assembled to hear the reports from the various schools, which were of a very cheering nature from some, and from others somewhat discouraging. Reports were read from Boston, Witham Green, ('oningsby Fleet, Holbeach, Gedney Hill, Gosberton, Pinchbeck, Kirkby Underwood, Spalding and Sutterton. Verbal reports from Tydd, and March. At eleven Brother Cholerton, of Pinchbeck, preached trom Philippians iii, 8, The excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.” At half past two the friends met to attend to the general business of the Union, when Brother Bates, of March, was called to the chair, when the following resolutions were passed.
I. That the minister of the place be the chairman at the morning meeting, and that it be the business of the meeting to elect a chairman for the remainder of the day immediately after dinner.
II. That the case from Fleet, referring to the occasional corresponding by letter of the various schools with each other, be considered; and resolved, that the Secretary of the Union, with superintendents and Brother Foster form a corresponding committee at the close of this meeting and report at the evening meeting
10. In reply to case from Spalding—that we encourage the spirit of earnest enquir. in our junior teachers more than we have hitherto done.
IV. Case from Sutterton on canvassing" elicited very animated conversation and discussion, when the importance of teachers visiting their own classes was verv warmly recommender.
V. That'if the meeting cannot conveniently be held at the regular time the place where it is held shall give all the schools at least four weeks' notice of such alteration.
VI. That the Union Meeting be held at Boston the last Thursday in 1858. VII. That Brother Chamberlain be the preacher, in case of failure Br. ('otton.
VIII. Moved-ihat the thanks of this meeting be given to Brother Cholerton for his very practical and excellent sermon.
IX. That an account of this days proceedings be sent to the General Buptist Repository.
The corresponding committre recommend that the following | laces write each other monthly during the year :
Spalding with Long Sution, March with Coningsby, Pinchbeck with Holbeach, Sutterton with Tydd St. Giles, Gosberton with Fleet.
Number of teachers, 210; number of children, 1519.
At half past six the evening public meeting commenced by the chairman giving out a hymn. Brother Fuster of Spalding prayed. Addresses were delivered by Brethren Green of Spalding. Long of Go-berton, Fysli of Fleet, Starbuck of Boston, Ewen of March, Chamberlain of Fleet, Jones of Gosberton. The addresses were marked by deep earnestness for the good or souls and the glory of God. Much holy feeling was produced, and very many were the exp: essed resolves that next year if spared should see them more dei oted teachers. All felt it good to be there, but our cha an hinted that as had a long journey before them, it was time now to close the meeting:
S. S. B. BAPTISMS. SIEFFIELD, Cemetery Rond.-On Lord’s-day, May 20h, six young friends were baptized by our pastor ; two of the candidates were sous of two of our respected deacons ; one was a member of an Independent church in the town, the other five were received into fellowship and to the Lord's table on June 6th, after a suitable address from their minister.
J H. d. Louth, Northgate.-On Sunday, May 20th, three persons were baptized. The sermon was preached by the pastor, and the ordinance of baptism was administered by the Rev. Thomas Burton.
MELBOURNE AND TICKNALL.-Lord's-day, Jme 6th, was a “high day” to the friends in these places. In the morning the chapel at Melbourne was quite full. Mr. T. W. Marshall read the scriptures and prayed, and Mr. Gill, atier a
the joy produced by the success of the Gospel,” ba; tized ten persons, one of whom is a Wesleyan, and intends to retain her connection with that body. At tive p.m. Mr. Gill y reached again in the Market. place to a very large and at tentive congregation, this being one of a series of open air Sabbath services, unitedly conducted by the Wesleyans, Independents and Baptists, which are producing most cheering results. After the Evening service in the Melbourne chapel, about 180 persons remained at the prayer meeting. In the Afternoon and Evening of the same day, two excellent sermons were delivered in behalf of the Sabbath school at Ticknall
, by Mr. T. W. Marshall. The chapel on both occasions was crowded, and an ample sum was collected for carrying on the interests of the school another year.
T. GILL, LOUGHBORO', Waod Gute.- On the first Lord's-day in June, seven friends put on Christ by baptisin.
Nottingham, Stoney Street.—On Lord’s-day, June 6th, thirteen dear friends made a public profession of Christ by being baptized in his name. In the Afternoon of the same day they were afterwards received into the fellowship of the church at the Lord's table. A friend belonging to the Methodist Society was also baptized at tlie same time, but continues united with that body.
B. W. Y. PETERBORO'.—On Lord's-day, May 30th, three candidates were baptized in the General Baptist chapel at this place, and were afterwards received into the church.
BARTON.-It is with pleasure we inform our brethren in Christ that the ordi
nance of believers' baptism was again administered in our chapel on Lord's-day morning, June 13th. Mr. Holroyd preached a most impressive sermon on tlic subject of baptism, founded on “thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness, after which Mr. Bott baptized twenty. three friends on a profession of their faith in Christ. In the afternoon Mr. Bott give us a delightful discourse froin " I can do all things through Christ strengthening me." A most solemn address was delivered to the newly baptized, and the right hand of fellowship was given then wlin for the first time communed with us at the Lord's table. Our charel was exceedingly crowded on both occasions, a considerable number being on the outside, which could not be admitted. It was indeed a very high day with us, and no doubt many found it good to be there. We have nine more candidates and a number of anxions enquirers. What hath God wrought. Great things He is doing for us whereof we are glad.
H. INSLEY. ANNIVERSARIES. Loutí, Northgate.-The annual missionary services were lield on Sunday, March 14th, and following days. The Revs. W. Miller and J. Lewitt attended as the deputation. The attendance was very good, and the heart stirring state: ments of the missionary, and the eloquent appeals of Mr. Lewitt were listened to with deep interest. The proceeds of these services were upwards of £26.
NORTHALLERTON. Yorkshire. --On Lord's-day, May 16thi, excellent sermons were preached by the Rev. W. Wallis, of Boronghbridge, in the morning and evening at Brompton, and in the afternoon at Northailerton; the Rev. T Yeo (Independent) read and prayerl, and the Rev. W. Wallis preached. 01 the 17th we held our annual tea meeting at Northallerton, after which adiresses were delivered by the Revs W. Wallis, M. Dawson, of Bedale. Burrouglis, of Measliain, W. Stubbings (Baptists), T. Yeo, and G. Diwson (Indepen:lents). The collection and profits were appropriated to the reduction of the delit on Brompton chapel.
W. STUBBINGS. BARTON FABIS, DAY SCHOOL -On Thursday, the 27th of May, the day school connected with the Baptist chapel in this place held its anniversary services. The examination of the scholars took place at halt-past one p. m., and reflected great creslit upon the teachers and scholars. Very pertinent replies were given to qnestions on the scriptures generally, and especially on portions rear during the afternoon-on English history, geography, English grammarin mental arithmetic, and other subjects. At four o'clock upwards of 450 persons sat down to tea in the school-room, and in a large tent proviiled for the occasion. The evening meeting commenced at six o'clock, when a selection of sured music was performed by the choir and other friends, and addresses were delivered by the Revs. W. Gray, J. Holrovd, and E. Bott. We githered from a statement made by the chairman, that this was the fifteenth anniversary of the school-that it was conducted on the voluntary principle--that its cost per amom was £70, about £26 of which we e realized by the children's pence, and the remainder by the free contributions of the friends—that it was unsectarian, being a modification of the British system-thit the education given was both secular and religious, and that the school contained 130 children. The day was one of unusual interest. The spacious chapel was crowdel both in the alternoon and evening, and the usually quiet village of Barton presented a most animated appearance. The production of the tea, together with the evening collection, amounted to £33 35. 3d.
MALTBY, ALFORD, and l.outh (Walker Gate) missionary meetings are just conclulell. We have been highly favoured. The deputation to us consisted of the Rev. J. C. Pike, our highly esteemed secretary to the Foreign Mission, and the Rev. H. Wilkinson, from Orissa. The former preached at Maltby and Al!ord, and the latter at Walker Gate, Lonth, and both attended and spoke at our missionary meetings. We were also gratified and profitted by the valuable assistance at Walker (rate of the Rev. George Buttle. a returned Wesleyan missionary from New Zealand. Besides the above named brethren, Barker,