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Contributions received on account of the Baptist Missionary Society,
£ d. Southampton, Collection and Subscriptions, by the Rev. B. H. Draper 27 1 0 Chatham, Juvenile Society, by Captain Padner
30 0.0 West Middlesex Missionary Union : Chelsea, by Mr. Skerritt. Wantage, Collection and Subscriptions, by Rev. W. Glanvill
0 8 Foxton, Subscriptions, by Rev. Joshua Burton
5 One-third of Annual Collection at York-street Chapel, Walworth, Rev. Geo. Clayton-by Robert Cottle, Esq.......
46 4 6 Morton Pinkney, collected by Miss Williams-by Rev. W. Gray..
3 17 0 Northamptonshire, by Rev. E. Carey :-Kislingbury.
16 19 Long Backby
4 6 6
21 5 Loughborough, Collection and Subscriptions, by Mr. Keightley..
12 Loughton, Missionary Association, by Rev. S. Brawn (balf-year)..
4 18 Oxfordshire Auxiliary Society, by Mr. Samuel Hackvale, Treasurer : Abingdon (Female Education, 91. 1s. 3d.)
43 14 3 Alcester
10 0 0 Bourton....
0 0 Campden.....
5 13 *Chipping Norton.
26 14 0 Cirencester
12 0 0 Coate and Bampton
22 13 5 Ensham...
8 5 0 Fairford
5 7 6 Naunton
16 13 4 Oxford (Hen. Goring, Esq. donation 201.)..
80 18 Woodstock.
3 10 0
274 13 7 Huntingdonshire Society in aid of Missions, by William Foster, Esq., Treasurer : Kimbolton Branch
20 19 5 St. Neots Branch
19 11 8 Ramsey Branch
2 0 0 St. Ives and Huntingdon Branch....
11 16 1 Blantisham Branch
19 8 0
73 15 2 Wilts and East Somerset Auxiliary: Bratton, by Mr. Anstie, Treasurer.. 12 13 9 South Wales, Western Association, by Rev. D. Evans, Carmarthen...... 110 0 Exeter, Subscriptions, by Rev. S. Kilpin
4 6 6 Western District, by Rev. Richard Horsey : Chard
10 0 Hatch
4 10 1 Isle Abbotts
1 6 0 Loughwood
3 8 0 Taunton...
4 15 4 Uffculm.
2 13 1
26 12 6
* The friends at Chipping Norton have contributed also the sum of 241. 1s. 6d., by Mrs. Phillipo, towards the chapel and school at Spanish Town, Jamaica.
2 0 0 31 12 0 15 0
Hackney, Pupils at Madras House Academy, Mr. Allen
95 15 7
20 3 9 Bridlington
37 90 Bishop Burton
8 12 7 Driffield.....
5 11 0 Cottingbam
3 10 7 Grimsby
3 8 Balance last year
0 15 6
We are obliged to our kind friend at Stroud for his letter, with its inclosure. The fact he mentions is interesting, but it bas already been communicated, through various channels, to the public.
The Editor feels a pleasure in announcing to those friends, in different parts of the country, who have arged the publication of a Memoir of the late Mrs. Leslie, that he has just received from Monghyr a brief account of that lamented female missionary, together with a small treatise by Mr. L., entitled “ A Vision of Heaven.” These pieces will be shortly published, with a portrait of Mrs. Leslie, in a small duodecimo volume. The entire profits, should any arise, will be presented to the Baptist Mission Fund for Widows and Orphans, on which account the Editor ventures to solicit his friends will kindly exert themselves to promote the circulation of the work.
Littlewood & Co., Printers, 15, Old Bailey.
MEMOIR OF MR. ROBERT WINTER.
from it." He was led to feel with shame and bitter remorse his guilt
and depravity, as an apostate from MR. ROBERT WINTERINGHAM the Almighty. Groaning under a was born Feb. 11, 1748, at Brid- broken and contrite heart, he earnlington. His parents were mem-estly sought forgiveness and acbers of the Baptist church in that ceptance through faith in the Lord town ; his father had long filled Jesus Christ; and obtained rethe office of a deacon, with great demption through his blood. In reputation, and his grandfather and the thirtieth year of his age he grandmother were also honourable made a public profession of his members of the same church, dur-faith by baptism, and became a ing the ministry of the Rev. George member of the church, the Rev. Braithwaite, A.M. who entered Joseph Gawkrodger being then upon his pastoral office at Bridling- the pastor. 'From that period to ton in June 1713, and in 1733 re- the day of his death he exemplified moved to London, and became the the Christian character, with a pastor of the Baptist church meet- lustre not only equal to many, but ing in Devonshire-square. superior to most professors.
Mr. Winteringham was brought In the world he managed his up to the business of a tanner, in secular affairs with honesty and which he continued for many years, uprightness, and passed through but afterwards went into partner- the various changes of life, from a ship, as a corn-miller, with a competency to adversity, with
In Nov. 1774, Christian submission and fortitude. he married Miss Elizabeth Slum- He had learned to be content with bers, a pious young woman, then a such things as he had, and daily member of the same church; her relied upon the promise of his Lord, father, James Slumbers, was also who has said, “I will never leave a déacon, and in the church book thee, nor forsake thee.” Having a very honourable testimony is here no continuing city, he sought given to the character of her one to come. In his domestic grandfather, Mr. Marmaduke Slum- circle he might justly be ranked bers.
amongst the tenderest of husbands, Mr. Winteringham being favour- and the most affectionate of paed with pious instruction in his rents. As a friend, he was faithful early days, was kept from falling and sincere ; a stranger to fickleinto many of those evils which ness,'he varied not with the varyensnare the
who left to ing circumstances of his friends, wander without any religious guide. but his attachment was strong and In him was remarkably verified the steady. During a period of thirtyadvice of Solomon, "Train up a two years of endeared friendship child in the way he should go, and and constant intercourse, his paswhen he is old he will not depart tor does not recollect that an angry
VOL. III. 3d Series.
word passed between them, or a of Christ, to which he was affecfrowning look.
tionately united, he was a burning In his judgment of the charac- and shining light; present always ters of others, and in his conduct in her public assemblies, unless towards them, if he erred, it was detained by illness or some very on the side of kindness. His heart, urgent business. The peace, proswas governed by that charity which perity, and increase of the church, seeketh not her own, is not easily lay near his heart. To promote provoked, thinketh no evil ----and the cause of the Redeemer, he which covereth a multitude of laboured both by his counsel and sins. He wished as far as possible example ; and in the use of all to live peaceably with all men, means, as far as he was able. He and to speak evil of no man. His always took a leading and an acmind was enriched with a large tive part in the public prayers
and store of general knowledge; he praises of the church, and welhad during life read much, and comed the returning Sabbath as thought much; and till nearly the the most delightful day of his life. last his retentive memory furnished He fulfilled with great fidelity the stores of information. His know-deacon's office for nearly forty ledge being associated with great years, and it may be truly said, sweetness of temper, made him a “that he purchased to bimself a most instructive and pleasing com- good degree, and great boldness in panion. But the Bible was his the faith which is in Christ Jesus.” chief study; “ the word of Christ His views of the truth were strictly dwelt in him richly in all wisdom.” evangelical, and his religious senThe writer of this narrative re-timents were very remote from members well how much he has those of the antinomian, the legabeen delighted and edified, when list, or the enthusiast.
He saw the good man used to give very clearly the beautiful harmony subsimple, concise, and judicious ex- sisting between doctrinal, experipositions of the Scriptures at dif- mental, and practical religion, and ferent social meetings — remarks the inseparable connexion between that would have done honour to faith in the Redeemer and holiness our most celebrated commentators. of life. He firmly believed that Had he been called in early life to the intervention of sin could never labour in the sanctuary of our God, diminish the supreme right of the no doubt he would have arisen to Almighty to command the obediconsiderable eminence.
ence of his intelligent creatures, or As his life was a life of faith on abolish the eternal obligations of the Son of God, so it was a life of men to obey the law. During his continued intercourse with heaven. probationary state he gradually, Prayer was the breath of his soul; ripened for a better world. it was his regular practice, at pro- Eight years after his marriage per seasons, to withdraw bimself he lost his beloved wife, and was from every eye, except the eye of left with the care of two children. his heavenly Father, and then to By this stroke he received a wound pour out his soul unto God. The which was deep and long felt-a secret chamber, the retired garden, wound, indeed, no human balm and other places of concealment, could heal. After the lapse of a will witness at the last day the few years, he followed to the grave purity of his devotion, and the fer- his honoured parents; two venevour of his prayers. In the church rable aunts, who resided in the
house with him; a sister, and two of his own depravity ; felt more brothers. But on the 28th of June, the value of the Redeemer, and 1798, he was called to endure a became more devotional and spirimore severe trial. His eldest son, tually minded. For some consia fine youth about seventeen years derable time before his death, he of age, who had served in his conversed and lived as knowing employ as a miller, went on that thạt the time of his departure was day to the mill, in his usual health at hand. On the last Lord's day and spirits. Shortly after his ar- in August he attended the meeting rival there he was joined by Wm. as usual, read the hymns, and in the Matson, of Bridlington, the Rev. afternoon officiated at the Lord's John Peacock, and the Rev. John Supper. On the Wednesday folFenwick, two Methodist preachers, lowing he walked out to see a few who there sought shelter from a friends, and to transact a little violent thunder-storm. But this business; in the evening he ate his retreat was no refuge, for an awful supper, and was as well as usual ; flash of lightning struck the axle- and it was remarked that he entree, tore the upright shaft to gaged in family prayer with more pieces, and nearly destroyed all than ordinary fervour. But immethe machinery of the mill. Young diately on his retiring to bed, he Winteringham and Mr. Fenwick was seized with death; he was were killed on the spot; Mr. Pea- speechless all the night, and in the cock and Mr. Matson were struck morning, about seven o'clock, to the ground, and for some time signed his spirit to God who gave insensible: they felt the effects it, in the 79th year of his age. of it through life. Thus the de- "Mark the perfect, and behold sire of his eyes was taken away the upright; for the end of that with a stroke. As a man, he felt man is peace.” very acutely ; but as a Christian, He was interred on the Lord's he submitted calmly to the will of day morning after his death, and God. The text he chose for im- on the following Lord's day his provement on the mournful occa- pastor delivered a funeral discourse sion of his son's death was, “Have from Johu xvi. 33. “ These things pity upon me, have pity upon me, have I spoken unto you, that in Oh! my friends; for the hand of me ye might have peace; in the God hath touched me.” And, world ye shall have tribulation, indeed, this affecting occurrence but be of good cheer, I have overso far excited the sympathy of his come the world.” He remarked friends, that the loss of his pro- to a friend, a few days before his perty was nearly made up, but the death, that these words had afloss of his son was irretrievable. forded him much support through On the 4th of May, 1815, he was the greater part of his life. bereaved of his only surviving son,
R. HARNESS. who left a widow and three chil- Bridlington, Dec. 1827. dren to lament their loss. (See his Obituary, Baptist Mag. vol. vii.
THE CHRISTIAN'S SOLACE IN TKE
TIME OF TRIAL. Having passed through the furnace, he was tried, and came forth WHATEVER God does is best. He as gold. He had brighter views of could endue a new-born babe with the sovereignty and holiness of the knowledge of the profoundest God; more humbling discoveries philosopher, and with an equiva