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from month to month. On several it has had the blessed effect of prompting them to decide for Christ, and many are still inquiring after the truth of our divine religion. The number of those who have visited me at my house has been far greater than last year; and if the great difficulty of providing a livelihood for poor inquirers could have been removed, I have no doubt I would have had a goodly number of them publicly professing Christ as their Redeemer. But as this difficulty will always be felt, I feel, at least on my part, thankful to have been able to point them to Him, who is the way, the truth, and the life; and leave the result to an All-wise Providence, who overruleth everything for the best of those who trust in Him.

Several weeks ago, an intelligent Jew called upon me to speak with me about religion. He professed at that time great veneration for Christ and His teachings, and would even grant that He was the expected Messiah, but he strongly opposed our Lord's divinity. All I could do was to point to him the passages of Scripture which plainly speak of the divinity of the Messiah, and furnish him with suitable tracts. Since that time I have visited him at his house, and have had a lengthy discussion with him on the subject of religion. The other day he paid me again a visit, and expressly remarked that his doubts had been, to a great extent, removed ; and then gave me also to understand, that as he soon intends to marry a Christian, I would perhaps not have any scruple to recommend him as a candidate for baptism. I told him that, whatever his intentions may be, if he has not been duly instructed by me, and his religious character fully tested, I can do no such thing. He agreed to that, and promised to place himself under my regular instruction, for which purpose we have fixed Sunday as the day best suited to him.

Not many weeks ago I paid a visit to a Jewish friend, and there I met a young man who came from B—. The subject of religion was discussed, and he listened more to what I had to say in defence of Christianity than is usually the case. Not long after this interview he visited me at my house, which gave me an opportunity of speaking to him more fully. A few days afterwards I received a letter, wherein he expressed a desire to be instructed in the truth of Christianity, with the firm assurance that he had fully considered the importance of the matter. Since that time he has come once a week for instruction, and I have not the slightest doubt that the young man is sincere in his motive. He tries all he can to get a maintenance, and if he should be able to succeed, he will, doubtless, pursue his inquiry with renewed vigour. He is an intelligent young man, and has the advantage of having received a good liberal education. Let us hope the Lord will care for him, and enable him to search after the pearl of great price.

Last week I entered the house of a Jewish family, when a young man, a countryman of mine, noted among his acquaintance for his orthodoxy, shook hands with me, and remarked that he had long wished to see me, in order to discuss with me the subject of religion. He then poured out all his contempt on Christianity and Christ, and especially was very sarcastic on the expression, "Son of God," as applied to Christ. I brought him to listen dispassionately to what I had to say in defence of the charges brought against Christ and Christianity; and when I answered them all, he, to the great surprise of all Jews present, said: “Well, if it is so, as you state, then let me say Christ is the Messiah, and then, what am I the better for it?" I answered him, that if a heathen believed that there ever existed such a person as Moses, that would not have made him a Jew, bat only his complying with and practising the teachings of Moses. The same may be said in this case. One of the Jews present who had been once under Christian instruction, rightly remarked, “ You must be converted." It was cheering to witness the attention the Jews paid to our conversation, and, above all, to see this champion of rabbinism, who thought to ridicule and

revile everything, silenced. I recommended him to study the Bible better, and on my leaving he said: “I am very glad to have heard your reason for embracing Christianity, and if you allow me, I shall pay you a visit.”

Conversing one day with Mr. --, in his shop, he narrated to me his history in London ; how he had got on in the world, so that his business is now in a flcurishing condition, which affords him every comfort he could only reasonably desire. I simply asked him what he had done for his soul's well-being? He replied, “Don't think that I neglect my soul,” and pointing to a book on a shelf behind his counter, he farther remarked, “Look, there is the New Testament, which I read every day.” I could but praise and encourage him to continue in his inquiry, and my heart was directed to Him, who is the truth, that the reading of His Holy Word may be crowned with the blessed result of converting this son of Israel to Christ.

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CONTRIBUTIONS IN AID OF THE SOCIETY,

From November 23rd to December 23rd, 1861. SUBSCRIPTIONS & DONATIONS.

£ s. d. £ , d. Belfast, A Friend......... 0 5 0 Lutterworth, Coll.

2 2 S Clarke, Miss ..............

116
Blackburn ....

Marlborough Chapel

2 5 6 Coley, Res. S.........

096
Bocking and Braintree ...... 25 13 10 Manchester...

... 90 00 Cuff, R. T., Esq. ........... 1 0 0

Boston, Coll.

8 00 Market Harhorough, Coll.... 12 8 4.1 Gabriel, Mrs., Streatham .... 0 5 0

Bourne, Coll,

2 16 10 Melbourne (Derbyshire) Coll. 1 13 23 Gurney, T., Esq., Brixton 050

Do. Subs.

0 18 6 Peckham Staffordst.&c. Coll. 017 0 Hawkins, Miss ......

0 2 6
Brigg, Coll.

4 12 0

by Miss Day - Mr. Hawkins, Mr........

0 2 6
Branston, Coll.

1 7 4

T. Broad....... 1 1 0 Hinchclik, James, Esq. 5 00 Carrickfer qu3, Coll. .... 0110

Do. Smaller Sums 1 11 2 Hunt, Miss, Kingsland ......

0 2 6
Cajstor, Coll.....

2 14 0

Do. by Mr. Ferrall 011 Lyth, Rev. R. B.

100
Castle Donnington, Cll. 1 116 Peterboro', Coll.

2 150 Chorley.....

Preston

3 3 6 Morfett, Mr. and Miss Dovey,

90 Coll. by.......

Cork, Coll. ................. 1

6 17 3 Priory, Isliugton, Coll...... 0 16 0 Roberts, Miss S., Falmouth.. 0 2 0

Corenham ..................

1 6 101

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Mr. Catter. 050 Simmons, Mr. .............

0 5 0
Derby
9 7 10 Reading

500 Smith, W, Esq.,, Acerington. 010 6

Dablin, Coll.
7043 Rotherham, Coll.

4 39 Smith, Mr., Lambeth Wilk .. 0 10 0 Edmonton, by Mrs. Nicholls'. 466 Roscrea, Coll.

1 8 3 0 5 0 Smith, Mr. Josh., Islington..

Exeter, by Mr. Ziegler
2 13 0

1 5 0

Rothwell, Coll. windeatt, T., Esq, Tartstock 3 3 0

Grantham
6 10 0 Sleaford, Coll...

2 8 8 Do. Wiadeatt, Miss, 2 2 0 Grimsby, Coll.

Do. 2 50

E. A. Allen, Esq. 0 10 0 Wood, Mr. W., Islington 0 0 0

Subs..
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900 Holbeach, Coll. 1 il 4 Spalving. Coll.

1 094 Holywell .. ASSOCIATIONS & COLLECTIONS.

9 15 6 Spilsby, Cell.

0 14 0 IIorncastle, Coll. 4 0 0 Stamford, Coll.

4 99 Alford, Coll.

200
Do Subs.

1 14 8
D). Subs.

1 10 2 Do. Subs. 0 15 0 Kettering, Coll. 1 18 10 Stockton-on-Tees.

1 19 0 Ashbourne, Coll.

1 10 3
Do. Subs
2 17 0 Tetney, Coll.

26 1! Do. by Miss Hollis .. 5 0 0 Kirton Lindsey, Coll.

0 17 8 Waddingham, Coll.

0 18 10 Athlone, Coll.

1 603

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Mrs. Smith. 0 5 0 Wainfleet, Coll...

1 5 1 Do. by Miss Berry...... 03 0 Laceby, Coll....

3 6 10

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1 10 7 Bullyshannon, Coll... 0 16 11 Do. Subs. 0 17 6 Wellingboro', Coll.

3 5 6 Bardney, Coll. 1 13 8 Lincoln .... 0 10 0 Welford, Coll.

2 0 0 Bath .... 6 0 0 Limerick, Coll.

4 16 0 Whitland (Carmarthenshire). 400 Barton-on-Hurber, Coll. .... 6 0 111 Loughboro', Coll. ..........

3 5 6 Whitehaven

10 11 9 Belper, Coll. 1 80 Louth, Coll. 4 1 4 Wirksworth, Coll.

2 12 It Belfast, Coll. ............. 7 11 0 Londonderry, Coll. .......... 096} Wicklow, Coll

0 130 D). by W. Howie ........ 0 5 7 Do. Mr. Birkmyre 1 0 0 1 Wollaston, Coll.

2 10 6

CLOSE OF THE YEAR'S ACCOUNTS, ON THE 31st of MARCH.

The Officers and Collectors of Associations, and other friends, are respectfully reminded of the above, and solicited to remit all sums in their hands on or before the date mentioned, with lists of names, as it is desired that they should appear in the Annual Report.

It is very desirable that all Orders should be made payable in London, to George Yonge, No. 1, Crescent Place; and Post Office Orders at the Chief Office.

The Monthly Meeting for Prayer, with and on behalf of the Jews, will be held at the Office of the Society, on January 15, at 7 o'clock.

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Rev. Mr. Hopwood
Revs. T. Craig, Carter, and Williams

Rev. Dr.'weir
Rev. J. Wilkinson

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1891.
Nov.25 Loughboro - Wesleyan Chapel

Lecture
27 Lutterworth-Independent Ch.
Dec. i
Braintree and Bocking-In. Ch. Sermons

Lecture
Nov.17 Dublin-Wesleyan Ch.

Sermon 17

Independent Ch. 18 Presbyterian Ch.

Address 19 | Wicklow-Wesleyan Ch. 20 Kingstown-Independent Ch. 21 Roscren-Wesleyan Ch. 24 Cork-Independent Ch.

Sermon 26

Wesleyan Ch. 25 Independent Ch.

Lecture 26

Limerick-Independent Ch. ► 27 Athlone-Wesleyan Ch.

Adäress 28

Baptist Ch.
Dec. 1
Sligo-Independent Ch.

Sermon
1
1

Scbool Address 1

Wesleyan 2 Independent Cả. 3 Ballyshannon-Wesleyan Ch.

Londonderry-Independeat Ch. Lecture 6 Carrickferens-Presbrterian Ch. Address & Belfast-Wesleyan Ch.

Sermon 8

Independent Ch. Address 8

Presbyterian Ch. Sermon 9

Independent Ch. Address 12 Wellingboro - Town Hall Lecture

Peterboro'-Congregational Ch.

Market Harboro-Indepen. Ch. Sermons » 16 Welford-Independent Ch Lecture ► 18 Kettering - Independent Ch. 19

Ruthull-School Room

Vollaston-Independent Ch.
Nov. 3 Brigg-Independent Ch.

Sermon
Wesleyan Ch.

Lecture
5 Kirton Lindsey-Wesleyan Ch.
6 Waddingkn-Wesleyan Ch.
7 Cuistor - Wesleyan Ch.
8 Branston-Wesleyan Ch.
10 Horncastle-Prim. Meth.

Sermon 10

Independent Ch.

Wesleyan Ch. Lecture * 13 spil by-Independent Ch.

Alford-Wesleyan Ch. 15 w rinfleet-Wesleyan Ch. » 17 Stamford-Independent Ch. Sermon # 18 Holbeach-Wesleyan Ch.

Lecture Spalding-Independent Ch. 20 Bourn-Baptist Ch. 21

Grantham-Town Hall 24 Grimsby-Wesleyan Ch.

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Laceby- Wesleyan School Lecture

Tetney-Wesleyan Ch. » 27 Barton-on-Humber-Wes. Ch. » 28 Louth-Town Hall

29 Corenham-Wesleyan Ch. Dec. 1 Boston-Independent Ch. Sermon 1

Wesleyan Ch.

Grove-street Ch. 2

Meeting 3 ste aford-Wesleyan Ch.

Lecture Bardney-Wesleyan Ch. 5 Lincoln-Town Hall

field, Hartman, Herbert, and Fysh

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1 6 193

1

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J F. Smith, Esq., and Rers. Ellis,

Fisher, and Matthews
Rev. J. N. Nicholson
Rev. F. F. Edmonds
S. D. Roome, Esq., and Revs. W.

Goodman aod c. Scott

N.B.-Where asterisks appear in the Collection column, the amount collected has not been reported.

Lately published, sixth edition, price 6d.,
L I G H T A T E V EN TID E:

A NARRATIVE OF LYDIA M

A CONVERTED JEWESS.

LONDON: SNOW, PATERNOSTER Row.

London : Published by JOHN SNOW, 35, Paternoster Row.
Printed for the Society by Adams and Gee, at 23, Middle Street, West Smithfield, E.C. No. 103-January 1, 1862.

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" PUBLISH YE, PRAISE YE, AND SAY, O LORD, SAVE THY PEOPLE, THE REMNANT OF:

ISRAEL."

VOL. XVII.-NEW SERIES, VOL. VIII.

LONDON:
PUBLISHED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE

PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL AMONG THE JEWS.
OFFICE: No. 1, CRESCENT PLACE, BLACKFRIARS,

BY

JOHN SNOW, 25, PATERNOSTER ROW.

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PAGB
Alliance Israelite Universelle ... 285
Anniversary, Nineteenth 251, 267, 271
Baptism of a Convert ..

220
Bendix, Dr.

223
Bendix, Dr. Statement of

288

Contributions, 205, 222, 237, 253, 268, 286

305, 322, 338, 353, 369

Finance, and our Mission Work | 356
Forward !

193
International Exhibition

336
Jewish New Year

352

Letter from Queen Dowager of Prussia 207

Meetings held 206, 222, 238, 254, 270, 286

306, 321, 338, 354, 370

MISSIONS-
Algiers

197, 309, 362
Bavaria

379

Berlin...

303

Birmingham

219
Breslau

283, 300, 318, 377
Bromberg

249
Cannstatt
Female Mission

359

Frankfort on Maine, 229, 246, 317, 344, 374

Italy,195, 208, 224, 240, 255, 350, 367, 381

Jaffa

213, 239, 308, 323, 364

Konigsberg

...250, 283, 314
London

... 200, 331, 357
Manchester

330, 356

Marseilles

199, 248, 299, 365
Nuremberg

...197, 232, 366

Oran 215, 242, 260, 293, 324, 339, 359

Paris

...247, 313, 343
Tultcha

...227, 301, 346
Vienna, &c.

..320, 329, 341
Wallachia1,95,215,227,264,282,311,315,371
Wurtemburg 217, 231, 249, 316, 327, 348,

366
Monthly Retrospect

371
More and Better

234
Recent Intelligence

336

REVIEWS

Life at Bethany

221

Martha Dryland

221

Princely Greatness yielding to Death 221

Sermon by Rev. W. Walters

221

Genealogy, of our Lord

251

Tracts of the Jewish Association 252

British Workman

253

Children's Friend

253

The Life-boat

253

The King's Highway...

322

The Mission Pastor

381

Society's Difficulties

367

Special Appeal

308, 337, 382

Treasurer's Offer

369

What Hinders ?

333

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