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| Ditto, Donation .. 1 1 0 Collected at Rev. Mr. De Gru.
Misses Dobree, chy's, St. John's.....
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Subscription I 1 0 Miss. Prayer-meeting, Albion
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0 14 8 J. Lukis, Esq. JuPenny a Week Subscriptions,
0 8 4 by Mrs. Griffiths..... 2 3 5 Mr. J. Maingay, Snrplus proceeds of Mission
sen. Sub....... 0 10 0
0 10 0 Mr. J. Maingay, Mrs. General Le Couteur, Sub. 0 10 0
O 10 0 Rev. T. Jarvis, do.
Mrs. H. F. Brock 0 10 0 Mrs. Esther Nicolle, do.
1 0 0 Miss Humberston 0 10 0 Mrs. Capt. Scriven, do... 0 8 0 Mr. Abier
0 10 6 Mr. Gray.. 0 10 0 Mr. P. Gaut
0 7 0 A Friend.
0 10 10 Mr. Bonamy MainMr. Hatch, Subscription
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4 6 4 Mrs. Le Lievre 0 10 0
Mr. Oxenham... 0 10 0
20 11 84 Rev. Mr. Nant.... 0 10 0
0 16 87 Penny a Week So-
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1 96 Rev. Mr. Lax
18 5 6 ent) Oct. 5..... 1 7
Ditto, Oct. 13.... 7 12 33
7 4 Rev. C. Neville
0 10 0 Rev. R. Pottinger 0 7 0
29 8 61 Rev. J. Brock..
0 10 0 Exchange.... 1 17 63 Rev. Mr. Mourant
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27 11 0 Wm.Collings, Esq. Jurat
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TO CORRESPONDENTS. The thanks of the Committee are returned to the Female Friends at Maidstone, Penzance, Southampton, and Leicester, from whom several packages have been received, containing articles for the benefit of Female Schools; also, to Mrs. S. Hobson, of Camberwell, for a parcel of Magazines.
We have not inserted the able and comprehensive series of Resolutions forwarded by the Secretary of the Cornwall Auxiliary, because it is not our wish to occupy any part of the narrow limits of this publication with articles on the subject to which those Resolutions refer. For a similar reason, we must decline a compliance with the request of some Oxfordshire Friends, as conveyed in a letter from Bamptou, under date of September 18.
It does not appear that any package has come to hand from Falmouth, as intimated by onr Correspondent E. C. We must again request that advice may be sent by post, when such packages are forwarded from the country to the Mission House ; and that the name of the place from which they are sent may be marked on the cover.
The remittance from Chester last month should have been entered thus :-"Subscriptions by Mrs. London (Sunday School, 8s. 6d.) £3 8 6.”
E. L. is respectfully assured that the error of which she complains, and which occurred during the absence of the Editor from town, was wholly unintentional.
Littlewood & Co., Printers, Old Bailey,
A Memoir of the Rev. Lawrence conduct the holy tendency of the
BUTTERWORTH, A.M. LATE PASTOR Gospel of Christ, and even his OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH AT EVE
enemies would readily confess that SHAM, WORCESTERSHIRE.
he was a good man.
The benign (Continued from p. 492.)
operation of Christian principle As a member of civil society, he shone forth in him in all the sevewas very
much respected and ral relations of domestic life, as a esteemed; like Mordecai, “ he husband, a father, a brother, a sought the welfare of his people, master, and a tutor. and spake peace to all his seed.”
a good minister of JeHe had great goodnature, benevo- sus Christ.” Having an unshaken lence, and courtesy of manners : belief in the authority of Scripture there was nothing harsh, morose, and the truth of the Gospel, he or repulsive in his character. The sought, through his whole ministesmile which played on his counte- rial course, to honour the grace
of nance invited the approach of the God; yet he did not omit to show most timid, and the frankness of its practical influence on all gehis manner encouraged the confi- nuine professors of Christianity, dence of all who were acquainted whom he failed not to exhort and with him. He was recognized by warn with all long-suffering, and a large circle, as a kind friend and with a happy combination of fidewise counsellor, and his integrity lity and gentleness. As a preacher, and general knowledge, induced his aim was rather to inform the many to solicit his opinion on mat- judgments of his hearers, than to ters of business.
amuse their fancy, or inflame their As a friend, he was sincere, and passions. His discourses were ever ready to aid by his advice, usually well studied, and he was and by his purse, when needful, careful not to offer to the service as far as his circumstances would of the sanctuary that which cost allow. In every case of affliction him nothing. He seldom introand distress his compassions were duced a subject into his stated excited, and proinpt relief afforded ministry, on which he had not by him, and his charity was espe- taken pains and done his best. cially exercised towards the poor His sermons were uniformly plain of Christ's fock. In the strictest and instructive, generally judicisense of the words, “he did not ously arranged, and closely applied, let his left hand know what his and sometimes very impressive. right hand did.”
To this his esteemed successor, As a Christian, he walked cir- having had very many opportunicumspectly; not only anxious to ties of hearing him during the last avoid sin and every thing of a pol- five years of his ministry, has borne luting nature, but to “ abstain from an unconstrained and unequivocal the very appearance of evil.” He testimony. exemplified in his character and In every relation of life, and in
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every class of duties, he spared only would call bigotry, and that no labour, and was a man of great liberality which bigots only would punctuality and dispatch. His censure as indifference. Although mind was well disciplined, his from conviction a Protestant Distime well distributed, his engage-senter and a Baptist, he was courments well arranged. Hence he teous to all men, and loved all was seldom, ever, in confusion " who loved the Lord Jesus Christ” and haste, or compelled to omit of every denomination. any duty for want of time and pre- His bodily strength and mental paration. He was in a remarkable vigour, when nearly eighty years degree “ ready for every good of age, were truly astonishing and word and work?" He seldom did seldom equalled It appears alany thing (and never any thing of most incredible, but is a certain importance) without plan and fore- fact, that even at that very adthought. Every day, and almost vanced period of life he was able every hour, had its appropriate to travel, (and sometimes on foot) duties allotted. By this order, pre- to distant places, and to preach alparation, and punctuality, much most every day. time was saved, and much more In a letier to his son, dated Sepdone, than if (as is too frequently tember 1817, he says :
“ The the case) he had acted without a fourth of this month I walked from plan. While a close student, he Evesham to Upton to breakfast. neglected not his people, but much I set off at four o'clock in the enjoyed the pleasures of friendship morning, and arrived at nine o'clock and social intercourse. He culti- without feeling overdone. I menvated fellowship with his brethren tion this to inform you of my health, in the ministry, and was seldom and that you may make a memoabsent from their annual associa- randum of it for your children, that tions and other public meetings. when their grandfather was nearly He was much attached to the As-seventy-seven years of age, he sociation to which his church be- walked fifteen miles to breakfast, longed, and not only regularly without resting or baiting on the attended it for a long series of way.
After this, some years years, but was often engaged at elapsed ere his strength very perits anniversaries, both as a preacher ceptibly failed, so as to incapaciand moderator, and wrote the cir- tate him for continuing his usual cular letter for many of his brethren, ministerial and pastoral labours, who felt reluctant themselves to which included three services on appear in print.
the sabbath, besides a weekly lecWhile he was such an ardent ture on Thursday evenings. A1 lover of truth as not knowingly to length, however, it became evident resign an atom of it, he was never that an assistant minister and cotheless willing that others should pastor was highly desirable, and think differently to himself. He never the choice of the church and lost his temper when necessarily en congregation happily fixed on the gaged in controversy. He would Rev. D. Davies from the Stepney not, indeed, suffer others to impose Academy, who was ordained Autheir views on him, neither would gust 21, 1823, and who, as a he force his views on them, nor son with his father served" with attempt to frown or to flatter then his venerable colleague in the gosinto acquiescence. He had that pel, the remainder of his life, and tenacity of opinion which sceptics now succeeds him with great acceptance, and a pleasing prospect enabled to bear a dying testimony of usefulness. The ordination ser to the truth of that gospel he had vices were rendered peculiarly so long preached, as the sole founinteresting to all the ministers and dation of his own hope and comfriends present, from their venera- fort, in the immediate prospect of ble father in Christ, at nearly the eternity. He died on Tuesday the age of eighty-three, being able, 1st of July, and was buried on the with great distinctness and affec- 8th. His remains were attended tion, to state the steps that had to the grave by his neighbouring been taken in the choice they were brethren in the ministry, and folthat day assembled to recognize, lowed by a great number of friends, and to express his ardent hope and who felt desirous thus to evince prayer that his young brother might their respect to his memory, and be long spared to prove a blessing their sympathy for his bereaved to the church and congregation, family. The Rev. D. Trotman of after he should be gathered to his Tewkesbury delivered the oration, fathers. Almost every one was and on the evening of the followdeeply affected with the allusion he ing Lord's day, the funeral sermon made to the lapse of nearly sixty from 2 Tim. iv. 7,8.“I have fought years, since the commencement of &c.” was preached to a very crowdhis ministry at Evesham.
ed congregation, by the Rev. T. In November 1827, he lost his Coles of Bourton on the Water. aged partner, who had nearly com- The last text from which Mr. B. pleted her eighty-third year, and preached, only ten days before his had for some time been afflicted death, was Zechar., i. 3. « Therewith the loss of sight, to whom fore say thou unto them, Thus saith he was a most affectionate and the Lord of hosts; Turn ye unto me, kind husband for the long period saith the Lord of hosts, and I will of fifty-seven years. In April last turn unto you, saith the Lord of he went to London on business, hosts.” May it be written on the bore the journey remarkably well, hearts of all who heard it, and of all and met his friends and brethren who survive him and may his church there with his accustomed cheer- and congregation especially confulness. After his return, he con- sider, that in such a gracious mantinued to preach in general once date and animating promise from on the Lord's day, till the very the lips of Jehovah, their late
passabbath before his last illness. tor and minister, as his servant, This was occasioned, either by a and in his name "being dead yet fall which he had when attending speaketh.” the funeral of one of his oldest He left several manuscript works friends, or (as is more probable) ready for the press, on a variety of by a renewed paralytic seizure, subjects, and some of them of conseveral of which he had the last siderable size. Among these is two years of his life. After much one “On the Divine authority of bodily suffering, his illness speedily the Old Testament;" a second, terminated in his introduction to “On the internal evidence of the the immediate presence of his di- New Testament;" a third, “ On vine and gracious Master, whom the Scripture evidences of the funhe had faithfully served in the pas- damental principles of the Christian toral office for upwards of sixty Religion;" a fourth, “On the downyears, and in the work of the mi- fall of Antichrist ;” a fifth, nistry nearly sixty-four. He was treatise on the wisdom, power, and
goodness of the Deity;" besides personal interest in its blessings. several pamphlets and entire ser- * I thank you for your kind letter, mons, which appear to have been and the intelligence it communiprepared for publication. These, cates to me, and for the attention and many other manuscripts in a paid to the cold remains of my less finished state, are proofs of father and mother. I have such a his very great diligence, activity, shake in my right hand that writand perseverance. He began to ing is a great difficulty. I can write the last of the abovemen- neither make nor mend a pen, or tioned works when he was seventy I would send you a long letter. I years of age, in consequence of have been visiting London three an advertisement offering a prize weeks ; my son came back with to the best performance on the me, and returned yesterday. I subject, which might be exhibited hope he will have a good journey. at Marischal College, Aberdeen. We depend upon God for every Although Dr. Lawrence Brown of thing. I still continue to preach that College, obtained the prize, once in the week on a Lord's day. those who have seen the manu- I find I have lived longer than any script of Mr. Butterworth regard of our family that I have been acit as evincing much profound re- quainted with. . My father lived to search both in nature and in theo- be eighty-two, my grandfather logy, and some have thought it eighty-four, and I am in my eightywell deserving of publication. Mr.B. eighth year; but I find that word often observed to his friends, that to be true, “If our days are fourthe unspeakable pleasure he de- score years, yet is our strength rived while composing that work labour and sorrow, (Ps. xc. 10.) It amply remunerated him for all his is soon cut off and we fly away:' labour. It appears from the let- There is nothing satisfying in this ters addressed to him by many of world, nothing but a sense of inthe most eminent servants of Christ, terest in the Lord and Saviour and found among his manuscripts, Jesus Christ that can make us that his correspondence was exten- happy, nothing else can give us sive and valued.
full content. That passage deThe present memoir cannot per- serves to be printed in golden lethaps better close than by an ters, yea, to be printed on extract from the last letter ever hearts, where it is said, John iii. 16. written by the venerable subject of For God so loved the world, that it, only a short time before his he gave his only begotten son, that death. It was addressed to a whosoever believeth in bim should nephew in Lancashire, who had not perish, but have everlasting sent him an account of the neces- life. Whosoever, mark the word, sary removal of the bodies of his whosoever, let our case be what it parents to another spot, owing to may !” an alteration in the burial ground
T.C. in which they had been interred. From this letter we perceive that it was the latest employment of his
THE DYING BED. pen, as well as of his tongue, to Much has been said and written recommend the grace of the saviour about a dying bed. Imagination of sinners, and urge the infinite has lent her pencil, and poetry her importance of a supreme regard lay, to aid in describing its terrors to his great salvation, and of a or to excite our sympathies on its