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without great satisfaction and delight. We cannot more appropriately close our extended notice of this valuable work, than by quoting the concluding remarks of the author :

“ An union with our brethren of all denominations, and a prosperity, however unbounded, which are purchased at the expense of revealed truth and christian fidelity, should hold out no attractions for us. The bond of the one would prove a rope of sand, an association equally displeasing to God, and injurious to his people; and the brightness of the other, but the glow of the ignis fatuus, which

Leads to bewilder, and dazzles to blind !" Light is spreading. Truth is taking hold on the hearts of men. Darkness is receding. The spirit of enquiry is abroad. Revelation is assuming its rightful authority. Every religious pretension must, ere long, be brought to this lest. Our triumph is not distant; until it come, let every man acquit himself with a firmness and intrepidity, worthy of the glorious cause it is our honour to defend !"

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RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

Home Missionary Society for the Counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge,

and Huntingdon. September 26th, 1844, the above Society held their Annual Meeting at Warboys, Hunts.

The Committee met at the Vestry of the Baptist Chapel, to transact the business of the Society, Mr. Turner, of London, was called to the Chair.

The applications to the fund were of an interesting character, and re, ported that a great amount of good had been accomplished during the past year, in the conversion of sinners and in the edification of saints. Many dark and benighted villages of the above counties are receiving the light of the glorious gospel; and great moral and lasting changes are being accomplished. Indeed, in very many parts, the wilderness has blossomed and become fruitful.

In addition to the stations already occupied in Suffolk and Norfolk, two others are undertaken, and two more of still equal importance have made pressing applications for assistance.

Twenty-one sums were voted to ministers, to help them in their village labours, in which many of them are very extensively and indefatigably employed,

The funds of the society were unequal to all these pressing demands, but the committee undertook and voted sums to FOUR stations, and to twentyone ministers, to aid them in their village labours; and glad will they be to enlarge their field of labour when the funds of the society will enable them to do so.

In the evening a Public Meeting was held. Brother Irish, the minister of the place, presided. After a brother had implored the divine blessing, the chairman stated the nature and objects of the meeting, and commented upon the great advantages that had already appeared from united cooperation, urging the claims of this society on the grounds of truth and usefulness.

Brother Cooper read the report of the society for the past year, which contains very much interesting and important matter.

Resolutions were then moved and seconded by brethren Collins, Muncey, Field, Cooper, Baldwin, Barnes, Whiting, Smith and Thornley.

A resolution was also put, and carried by acclamation, expressive of the thanks of the meeting, for the kind services rendered by the ladies, and for the very handsome manner in which they had provided and gratuitously supplied the ministers and company with tea.

After these resolutions had been pút, and unanimously passed, Mr. Thomas Ekins, of Warboys, (the old and tried friend of the cause, and of God and truth, and who has for so many years so liberally and kindly treated all the servants of Jesus Christ, who have passed that way--that his house has justly been called the • Pilgrims' Lodge for the Ministers of the Gospel,') then rose and addressed the meeting, expressing the high gratification he felt in the committee room in the business, and in the house of God throughout the service of the evening, most warmly commending this excellent society to the sympathy and support of his friends, on the ground of its principles, and the benefit it had been instrumental in conferring on others. Mr. Ekins then, in a most interesting manner, gave an outline of the rise and progress of the cause of God at Warboys, shewing how, from small beginnings, the Lord accomplishes the great purposes of his grace, and encouraged the members of the committee to aim at, and expect, under God's blessing, great things. The meeting appeared affected and delighted with this unexpected, excellent, and welcome address.

The chairman then made a few closing remarks, the doxology was sung, and the meeting closed by prayer.

The meetings throughout were both interesting and harmonious. The collection amounted to £12. Os. Od.

On the previous Tuesday, meetings were held in the Baptist Chapel, Cottenham, in aid of the same object. Mr. Sutton presided. These meetings, although not so well attended as in previous years, were very united, and truly interesting.

The following brethren addressed the meeting : Barnes, of GlemsfordThornley, of Swaversay-Bailey, of Cambridge--Whiting, of Needingworth–Irish, of Warboys---Cooper, of Wattisham-Nottage, of Cottenham-Bray, of Ditto-Baldwin, of Elsworth—Isaac, of Over—and Collins, of Grundisburgh.

The report will shortly be in circulation.

ANNIVERSARY, &c. The Anniversary of Providence Chapel, Charles Court, Featherstone Street, City Road, will be held (D.V.) on Lord's Day, December 8th, 1844, when Three Sermons will be preached : that in the morning by Mr. J. Foreman, of Mount Zion Chapel, Hill Street, Dorset Square ; that in the afternoon by Mr. Milner, of Rehoboth Chapel, Blue Gate Fields, Commercial Road; and that in the evening by Mr. J. Nicholes, of Queen Street Chapel, King's Road, Chelsea. Services to commence at a quarter before Eleven, at a quarter before Three, and half-past six o'clock. Collections will be made after each service, for the carrying on the worship of God in the above place. N.B. For the accommodation of the Sabbath School, the afternoon service will be held at Red Cross Street Chapel, Cripplegate.

The Ordination of Mr. John Best, over the Baptist Church, West Ham, Essex, will take place (D.V.) on December 25th. Several gospel ministers will take a part in the service. Dinner and tea provided.

INDEX TO SUBJECTS.

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A Convert from Infidelity..

11
A Testimony in Recommendation of
the Gospel Herald

42
Anniversaries, &c. 131, 164, 105, 227, 200,

292, 324, 414
A Letter to Joseph of Brighton 147
A Word of Exhortation

261, 301
A Word to an Enquirer in Zion 302
A Few Passages from the Diary of a
Child of God

311
A Reply to the Request of B. H. 329
A Voice from the Land of Affliction 405
“Buy the truth, and sell it not," Prov.

xxiii. 23
Copy of a Letter on Marriage 53
“Create in me a clean heart, O God!" 298
Christ the Amen

316
Death

193, 3:21
Exposition of Prov. ix. 1-5

19
Exhortation and Comfort..

43
Extracts

50
“ Fear thou not; for I am with thee,"
Isaiah xli. 10..

357
Kept by the Power of God

250
Letter from a Pastor

370
Letter to the Editor, 26, 74, 113, 313, 366
Letter to a Sister

120
Letter to a Friend, on AMiction 123
Letter to a Friend, 87, 200, 266, 281, 313,

336
Multum in Parvo

8
Memoir of Mrs. Wycherly

61
Memoir of Mrs. Wood

63
Memoir of the late Rebecca Grimwood 381
Marriage and Death
Memoir of Jane Galpine

125
Memoir of Mrs. Elizabeth Bull 218
Miss Barrett's Correspondence 275
My Meditation of him shall be sweet 339
New Year Musings

TAG
On Romans vi. 3, 4
On Foreign Missions

239
On the Resurrection

244, 302
Outlines of Three Discourses

279
On Revelations xij. 14, 17

293
Poetry, 36, 68, 98, 163, 193, 226, 383, 384,

385, 387, 388
Poetry by the late Mr. George Her-
bert,

225, 291, 323
Queries, 154, 186, 283, 318, 351, 380
Reasons for Dissent from the Estab-

lished Church, 82, 117, 177, 236, 322
Religious and Literary Intelligence,

36, 66, 100, 130, 161, 192, 222, 253,

291, 351, 382, 413
Remarks on Dr. Carson's Work on
Baptism

153
Remarks on the Tract entitled “The
Brethren

184
Remarks on 1 Tim. ii. 11::

389
Remarks on the Kingdom of Christ 390
Remarks on the Review of the Cir.

cular Letter of the Suffolk New
Association

401
Reply to the Query of A Little One.. 242
Reply to the Query of Erastus

346
Shewing of the Word of God to Saul 375
Statement of Facts
Scriptural Meditations

181
The Successful and Unsuccessful At-
tempt at Deception

16
The Virtue of Divine, and the Vanity
of Human Help in Trouble

37
Thoughts in the Closet, No 7

54
The Shepherd and his Flock 69, 101
To the Deacons of the Church of
Christ

136
Thoughts on Hebrews iv. i

79, 149
The Pleasure and Employment of
Saints in God's Sanctuary

160
Thoughts on the Christian Ministry 203
The New Testament an ample Rule

for the Constitution and Govern-
ment of Churches

229
Thoughts on Primitive or Early Er-

277
To a Youthful Christian on Hearing
the Word

305
Thoughts on Deuteronomy xxxii. 2 325
Union with Christ

5
Notice of Books, 29, 63, 90, 120, 155, 221,

281, 319, 352, 408
On the Atonement..

11
Obituary of Mrs. Mary Reynolds 27
On the Universal Atonement of Christ 47
On Strict and Open Communion 77
On Psalm xx. 5..

109
On Matthew xiv. 31

133
On Supporting Missions

140
On Infidelity

142
On Ministerial Support

141
Obituaries---Mr. Jobu Savill and Mrs.
Turner Poulter Clark

190
Observations on the Love of God .. 208

169
What think ye of Christ?. 197
What are saic Evidences of Sonship, 188

205
Weighty Sentences 266, 351, 396

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Johah

283
J. L.

281
John of Marylebone

336
John Stevens

. 395
J. Norris

400
Minimo Minor

60, 142
Minimus

199
Murrell, G.

205
M. D...

408
Phenomenon 19, 152, 190, 207, 232, 279,

366, 400.
Priscilla

123, 276
Pope, William

193, 225
P. H.

351
Reynolds, Wm.

27
R. H.

351
Smith, Samuel

90
S. R. E. W.

200
S. L.

218
Sinceritus

311
Samuel Eyles Pierce
S. J. E.

329
Samuel
T. E R.
T C.

214
T. N.

305
Timotheus

313
W. P. B.

8
W. Holmes

16
Williams, Daniel

51
William
W.C....11

109, 250
W.W.

. 319

346, 380

380
380
380
186

274
14, 362
100, 212

370
186, 192

187
208
281
125
266
374
149
380
390

50
313
184
47
76

153
169, 301

187

318, 339

Ekar
Ebenezer
Erastus
Foreman, John
Felton, Wm.
Flory, Benjamin
George of London
G. Paine
G. W...
H. B.
H. W.
Isaac, G.
John
Joseph of Brighton
John in the Wilderness

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J. M. ..

Jenkinson, F.

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POETRY.-INDEX TO SIGNATURES.

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384

381
36, 388

199
255

Jemima
L. R.
Minimo Minor
Margramo
Pheuomenon
S. S.
W. P. B.

388
291, 292
68, 227

163
100, 227

194
226, 292, 386

FINI S.

J. SCOGGINS, PRINTER, IPSWICH.

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