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only be saved from the deep sleep which welcome letter on the 17th of December; proves the forerunner of death, by the but I have not had time to read it.......... greater activity and more powerful con- I had opened it, and just read about four stitution of his younger companion, who lines, when the word of command was succeeded himself in casting off the given, “Stand to your arms, the enemy drowsiness by a strong and painful are upon us;' and we fell in, and effort, and was enabled also to rescue his marched out to meet them. They were friend. I have more than once heard not idlers, for they received us with him discourse the subject. He plenty of round shot and shells; but our described the desire of sleep which then artillery forced them to retire, and the stole over his senses as altogether irre- infantry, consisting of Her Majesty's sistible, and ascribed its force to the 9th, 31st, 50th, and 80th regiments, with effect of the cold in making all other several native corps, covered by our cadesires, with all the faculties, torpid. valry and artillery, again advanced upon Motion seemed to produce little effect ; them. When we had got within a very for the irresistible tendency was at every

short distance of them, they opened a step to sink down, as if the greatest fire of small arms upon us, together suffering was to continue alive and with grape and canister shot, which cut awake, the most delightful state to fall down a great many of our men; but asleep and expire ; nor, so far as I we advanced steadily, until the word recollect his account, did any of them, Charge’ was given, when at that mo. while yielding to this propensity, doubt ment I was wounded through the ankle that it was indulged at the cost of life with a grape-shot, and dropped........... itself. Dr. Solander's case was pecu- I lay upon the field for two days in the liarly remarkable. Accustomed to ex- greatest pain, without refreshment of any cessive cold in travelling among the kind, and without any dressing ; but I Norwegian and Swedish Alps, he had happened to have a towel in my haverwarned his companions of the fate that sack, and I tied that round my leg. On awaited them, should they yield to drow- the third morning I crept on my hands siness. “Whoever,” said he, “sits and knees for four miles, which took me down, will sleep ; whoever sleeps, will six hours to accomplish ; but I thank wake no more. Yet he was soonest

God that he enabled me to do it by any overpowered. He insisted in being means; for if I had stayed two hours suffered to lie down. One of the men longer, I should have been cut to pieces : said, “ All he desired was to lie down the enemy scoured the field, and made and die.” The Doctor did not quite short work of all they found alive, by say so; but he acted on this feeling. cutting off their heads. But they paid He fell asleep before he could reach the dearly for this ; for our cavalry made a fire which Mr. Banks had kindled. circuit, and cut up two regiments of When the latter roused him, his feet them entirely, and threw the rest into were found to be so shrunk that his confusion. It has been reported that in shoes fell off.—Lord Brougham's Lives this affair alone, which was but a skirof Men of Letters, fc., who flourished mish, the enemy lost about four thouin the Time of George III.

sand men ! They were well hemmed in INCIDENT IN THE LATE WAR. on all sides. I am now very comfortably In the list of soldiers reported to have accommodated in the hospital, and shall been killed at the battle of Mood kee soon be able to get out on crutches. The was the name of John Daniel, a private doctor wanted to cut off my leg ; but I in Her Majesty's 31st regiment of infan- would not let him, and I am glad now try, whose parents reside in Robinhood. that I did not.” yard, Nottingham. For a time his fami- Dr. Johnson.-In estimating the ly were overpowered with grief at the merits of Johnson, prejudices of a very loss of a son and brother, and went into powerful nature have too generally opemourning; but when they had rated unfavourably to the cause of truth. their funeral habiliments for two or three The strongly-marked features of his weeks, their mourning was turned into mind were discernible in the vehemence joy by the arrival of a letter from him, of his opinions, both on political and rewritten in the hospital at Ferozepore on ligious subjects. He was a high Tory the 1st of February, stating that, having and a high Churchman in all controverbeen left for dead upon the field of battle sies respecting the State: he was under during two days, he had at length crawled the habitual influence of his religious into the camp, and was recovering! The impressions, and leant decidedly in faletter

says : “ It was with feelings of the vour of the system established and progreatest pleasure that I received your tected by law. He treated those whose

worn

opinions had an opposite inclination with to be any difference of opinion. While little tolerance and no courtesy; and the exercise of his judgment will by all hence, while these undervalued his ta- be allowed to have been disturbed by his lents and his acquirements, those with prejudices, the strength of his faculties whom he so cordially agreed were apt to will be admitted by all ; and no one is overrate both. To this must be added likely to deny that he may justly be two accidental circumstances, from which ranked among the most remarkable men were derived exaggerated opinions, both of his age, even if we regard the works of his merits and his defects: the ex- which he has left, but much more if we travagant admiration of the little circle consider the resources of his conversain which he lived producing a re-action tion. This must be the result of a calm among all beyond it, and the vehement and candid review of his history, after national prejudices under which he all due allowance shall be made for the laboured, if, indeed, he did not cherish undoubted effects of manner and singuand indulge them, prejudices that made larity in exalting the impression of both his his own countrymen prone to exalt and writings and his talk.-Lord Brougham's strangers as prone to decry both his un- Lives of Men of Letters, fic., who derstanding and his knowledge. On flourished in the Time of George III, one point, however, there is never likely

RECENT DEATHS.

Feb. 25th, 1846.—At Shrewsbury, in the fiftythird year of his age, Mr. Thomas Mottram. He was eminently a man of peace, and by his genuine kindness had long secured the confidence and esteem of a large circle of Christian friends. His removal was sudden and unexpected; for though he had for some time complained of a slight cold, no serious consequence was apprehended till within two days of his death. He died trusting in Christ; and his end was peace.

W. W., 1st.

He bore his protracted affliction with great patience and resignation ; and was enabled, in the latter end of his illness, to testify that the Lord had sanctified his sufferings, and set his feet upon " the Rock, Christ Jesus." He died in peace, and in hope of “immortality and eternal life.”

R. HI.

March 29th.-At Devonport, Sarah, the wife of Mr. James Lane, aged eighty. She was an uniform member of the Wesleyan society for upwards of fifty-nine years. Her last affliction was painful; but she was so graciously supported as to bear her sufferings with exemplary fortitude. She departed in perfect peace, and with a cheering hope of a glorious inmortality.

W. C.

March 23d.-At Bristol, Mr. John Lyddon, sen., aged sixty-six. He had been a member of the Methodist society in this city more than forty years, and was generally respected. In the early part of his religious life he was very active and useful in promoting the Sunday-schools, which about that time were commenced in Bristol After a protracted affliction, by which he was reduced to great weakness, he died in peace.

J. B.

March 31st.-At Great-Lumley, in the Durham Circuit, Mr. John Gibson, aged sixty-five. For forty-five years he had been a pious member of the Wesleyan-Methodist church. As a leader of our congregational psalmody, his reverential manner and good taste tended not a little to the edification of his fellow-worshippers. For several years, owing to an injury received while at his work in a coal-mine near Blythe, he was in very feeble health; yet in patience he possessed his soul, witnessing a good confession.

T. D.

March 27th.-At Barnacle, in the Coventry Circuit, aged forty-two, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. W. Birch. From her childhood she feared the Lord; but remained a stranger to the necessity of being born again, until she had arrived at the age of twenty-two, when she joined the Wesleyan society, and soon afterwards obtained a sense of the remission of sin by faith in Jesus Christ. At the commencement of her illness she expressed a wish to live, on account of her busband and family; but as her affliction increased, her will was lost in the will of God, and in a tranquil state she continued to the end. A few minutes before she died, she said, “ He is King, he is King: how sweet is the name of Jesus!” and then fell asleep.

J. M.

April 2d.–At Santon-Bridge, in the Whitehaven Circuit, Miss Isabella Huddart, aged twenty-five. She had been for twelve years a consistent member of the Wesleyan church, and died in the triumph of faith. W. H. H.

April 6th.-At Stevenage, in the Hitchin Circuit, Mr. Thomas Wright, aged eighty-two; a true disciple. He died, as he lived, rejoicing in hope of the glory of God. With peculiar pleasure he often mentioned that he had received his

March 28th.-At Castledery, in the Strabane Circuit, Mr. Thomas Scott, aged twenty-nine.

note of admission into the Methodist society from the venerable Wesley.

T. J.

was brought to a saving knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus, through the instrumentality of the Wesleyan ministry. Her end, which was somewhat sudden, was peaceful and happy.

C. C.

April 7th.–At Runcorn, in the Warrington Circuit, Sarah Eliza, eldest daughter of Mr. Potter, aged twenty-two. In very early life she sought and found the favour of God; and during a long and wasting illness experienced the blessed hope and consolation of personal religion. Her sufferings, though great, were borne with Christian patience. In the mortal conflict she triumphed, exclaiming, “Come, Lord Jesus, and receive my spirit.”

J. P.

April 8th.-At Colliery-Dykes, in the Shotley. Bridge Circuit, aged seventy-five, Mrs. Jane Porter; during thirty-seven of which she had been a pious and devoted member of the Wesleyan-Methodist society. For several months past, she was called to suffer affliction; and was enabled, by divine grace, to manifest perfect resignation to the will of God. Reposing with firm reliance upon the atonement of Christ, she triumphed over the last enemy, and entered into the joy of her Lord.

T. S.

April 10th.-At Preston, in the Middleham Circuit, aged eighty-six, Marmaduke Carter. He was brought to God in 1807, and was one of the first-fruits of a glorious revival, which effected a blessed permanent change in the village in which he resided. From the period of his conversion, till his decease, he pursued the even tenor of the Christian course, which gave full proof of the completeness and solidity of that change which in his case was suddenly wrought. Our deceased friend was characterized by a meek and quiet spirit, which effectually preserved him from strife and debate ; by a love for the means of grace, evidenced by his regular attendance on the house of God; by a faithful discharge of his duties as a Christian parent ; and by the cheerfulness of his piety. Towards the close of his life, his prospect of the saints' inheritance grew brighter, and his spirituality of mind and holy joy increased. After a short and gentle affliction, he triumphed over his last enemy, and peacefully entered into the joy of his Lord.

J. H.

April 8th.–At Ellesmere, in the Wrexham Circuit, Margaret, the wife of John Hughes, aged twenty-two. In March, 1841, she was made savingly acquainted with the power and blessedness of religion, and after adorning the doctrine of God her Saviour, by a meek and quiet spirit, finished her short career triumphing in the faith.

J. P. Y.

April 17th.-At West-Keal, in the Spilsby Circuit, aged eighty, Mrs. Jane Gill, relict of the late Mr. James Gill. She was converted to God in early life, and for more than fifty years she adorned the doctrines of God her Saviour. As a Christian her character stood high. It may, with great propriety, be said of her, that she was an “Israelite indeed, in whom there was no guile." Her death was rather sudden; but she was ready. Only a few days before that event, she was at her class, and also at a prayermeeting, in her usual health, and happy, in anticipating her speedy removal to a better world. She triumphed over the last enemy, and entered the joy of her Lord.

S. W.

April 10th.—At the house of her father, Mr. Gill, Leonard-street, London, where she had come for change of air, Sarah Holden, wife of Mr. Thomas Holden, of Brixton, in the Fifth London Circuit, aged thirty-five. She joined the Wesleyan society in 1830, whilst resident in Canterbury, and continued a consistent member till her death. Naturally delicate, frequent illness tended to impress her mind with the nearness of eternity ; but her mild and gentle disposition, being sanctified by grace, enabled her patiently to acquiesce in the will of God. Her piety was manifested in her ardent love to Christ, and unwavering attention to her duty. During her last affliction, the evidence of her acceptance with God, accompanied by an entire confidence in the wisdom and love of her heavenly Father's appointments, kept her mind in peace. As her dissolution drew near,

the power of divine grace appeared in the calm resignation with which she committed her husband and children into the hands of her faithful Creator. Previous to her death, she intimated a wish for her Hymn-Book ; which being handed to her, and opened, she laid her finger on the hymn beginning,

“ Who are these array'd in white,” &c.; and again on the verse beginning,

“ With him I on Zion shall stand," &c.,

April 22d.--At Skendleby, in the Spilsby Circuit, Mrs. Myers, wife of Mr. L. Myers. Twenty-eight years ago she was brought to the knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus; and from that time, until the day of her death, she uniformly maintained the character of a follower of Christ. With great patience she was enabled to endure a painful and protracted affliction. Hers was indeed a happy death. For some weeks she calmly awaited the period of her change; and when the final foe appeared, she proved the blessedness of those servants whom the Lord when he cometh shall find " watching."

S. W.

as indicative of her assurance of everlasting happiness.

J. B.

May 2d.--At Hunslet, near Leeds, Mr. George Smith, aged eighty-two. He was greatly venerated for his long and consistent walk with God, and for his fidelity and affection as a ClassLeader and Local Preacher. He finished his course in the full assurance of faith, saying, shortly before his death, “ I am Christ's ; I am Christ's; I am sealed !

H. D.

A pril 10th.--At Benheath, in the Dorchester Circuit, Ann Romaine, aged sixty-seven. She

May 6th.–At Gravesend, aged seventy-six, Mr. Thomas Dove, father of the Rev. Thomas Dove, Wesleyan Missionary. He had been a member of the Wesleyan church about thirty years, during which period he habitually walked in the light of God's countenance. His piety was marked by great simplicity and steadiness. During the last six months of his earthly career," the spirit of glory and of God" rested upon him. On the last evening of his life, he retired to rest apparently in better health than usual; but, during the night, his spirit escaped to glory, and in the morning his remains were found cold in death.

R. M.

was faithful and sincere. In her Christian experience, which was clear and scriptural, humility was the distinguishing characteristic; and, although her labours, as a Class-Leader and as a Visiter of the sick and poor members of the society, were abundant, her language always was, “Nothing have I of which to boast.” Of laté years, her sufferings were occasionally severe, but were borne with patience and resignation to the will of her heavenly Father, knowing that “all things work together for good to them that love God." Her last illness was only of two days' continuance; and her end, which was 66

peace, was quite unanticipated by all. Without a struggle or a groan, she fell asleep in Jesus.

W. M.

May 14th. - In the Seoansea Circuit, aged fifty, Sarah, the wife of the Rev. Evan Parry. She had been a member of the Methodist society for about thirty-four years; and during the whole of that time, her attachment to the means of grace, both private and public, was remarkable. It had been her practice, on entering a new Circuit, invariably, to form a new class, most of which she left in a flourishing condition. For the last three or four years, however, her health had been so broken by severe attacks of asthma, as to incapacitate her from the more public engagements to which she felt an ardent attachment. She was a woman of strong affections, and her devotedness to her husband and family

May 15th.--At Quorndon, in the Loughborough Circuit, Mary Disney, aged thirty-four, daughter of William Disney, Local Preacher. She had been a consistent member of the society seventeen years; a zealous Missionary Collector from the formation of the Quorndon Branch, eighteen years; and one of the first scholars in the Sunday-school, established in 1816. Calling her mother just before her death, she said, “I want to tell you how happy I am: He does sanctify me;" and then, with a faltering voice, she said, “throughout body, soul, and spirit. He does save me to the uttermost."

F.

POETRY.

WOMAN'S LOT.
What is her lot ? Unshrinkingly to stand

Beside the sufferer's weary couch of pain ;
To watch and weep, to press, with gentle hand,

The throbbing temples,---yet to press in vain ;
To gaze and tremble, yet in woe to gaze,
Till quench'd for aye hope's ever-changeful rays.
What is her lot? To tend the couch of death,

To soothe the spirit in its parting hour;
To mark the panting, quivering, fluttering breath ;

To breathe of brighter hope, of holier power :
A breaking heart to bear, yet still to pray,
And aid the parting one to haste away.
What is her lot ? To smile in weary hours,

To brighten hearth and home with guileless mirth ;
To shed a fragrance, as of dewy flowers,

O'er the one sanctuary of boundless earth;
To counsel, raise, invigorate, and bless,
And win the troubled, tempest-toss'd to peace.
What is her lot ? To clasp, with love untold,

A mother's treasure to a mother's breast;
To mark each bud of infant thought unfold,

To guide sweet childhood to a brighter rest :
O these are woman's task ! and blest are they !
Earth hath no holier in her proud array !

ADETINE.

1844.

VOL. II.-FOURTH SERIES.

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WESLEYAN MISSIONS :

OR, INTELLIGENCE ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE OPERATIONS OF TAE WES

LEYAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY, AND ALSO OF THE STATE AND
PROGRESS OF THE GOSPEL IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD
UNDER THEIR DIRECTION : EXTRACTED CHIEFLY FROM THE
MISSIONARY NOTICES," AND FROM OTHER SOURCES PUBLISBED

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BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARIES.

1.-WESTERN AFRICA.
BADAGRY.-Extract from the Journal of the Rev. Samuel Annear,

dated October 11th, 1815. THE “St. Helier " arrived here the Although it is not more than a month day before yesterday, and is now just on or two since I wrote to you so fully, yet the eve of leaving again. I regret very I know not where to begin to recount much the shortness of her stay, as it pre- the providential mercies of which we cludes the possibility of my writing you have since been the subjects. Twice 80 fully as I much desire to do.

our premises have been broken into by I trust that my former communica- ill-designing parties during the hours of tions have duly arrived. From the night; but they were both discovered contents of those letters, you will have before their object was accomplished, and learnt our situation and prospects here. pursued by our watchmen, but escaped. Since then, nothing of a decisive cha- On one occasion, the Porto-Novians racter has taken place in the proceedings came down to the town in their canoes, of Losoco, cr any other party in the and, but a short distance from our house, country. The above Chief is still using barbarously murdered one of Wawu's every means in his power to bribe the people, while fishing on the Lagoon. On surrounding Chiefs and tribes, to aid another occasion they came down on the him in accomplishing his intended ope. beach, and cut off our communication rations of destruction on us.

with the sea ; when they were frightened Three large canoes, laden with pre- away by the timely appearance of a sents, (fire-arms principally,) passed cruiser, when, being anxious to commubefore our door a week or two since, one nicate with the Commander, and all the of which discharged its cargo at this native troops (so called) being afraid to place, which was distributed amongst go across, our own canoe-men armed such of the Chiefs as have espoused the themselves, and were the first to go over. usurper's cause. Wawu, I am happy to Once, through excitement and fatigue, say, has greatly improved of late, aud I was under the heavy hand of severe has taken no part of the bribe. The affliction, at a moment when my presence other canoes proceeded, one to Addo, and help were most required; and again, and the other to Porto-Novia. We do (though last, not least.) the day before yesnot apprehend any immediate attack. terday, while the vessel, bringing news It will be six weeks, or two months, at from England, and information of the most least, before their arrangements can be pleasing character from numerous quarmatured, and the aspiring tyrant ready ters, was gliding into our roadstead, my for action. The rains also will be an beloved wife gave birth to a lovely girl. obstruction until then. Our trust is in Mrs. Crowther was with her in the tryGod, for some intervening circumstance ing hour; and, by the blessing of God, to frustrate their dark plans, and scatter she was brought through it in safety. I their destructive purposes. Their hearts always believed that God would help are in his hands.

us through this trial, and that, by other

* Our readers are earnestly requested to avail themselves of the opportunity to procure the entire copy of the “ Wesleyan Missionary Notices,” published by the Secretaries of the Society, and sold at the Centenary-Hall, Bishopsgate-street, and at 66, Paternoster-row, London. Our selections from this invaluable record of the progress of the Gospel in heathen lands must, of necessity, be brief: we are therefore very desirous that the “ Notices ” should receive an extensive circulation among all classes of the religious public.

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