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portions of Scripture, and delivered an

address. In the evening of the succeedDied, at Hull, on Thursday, Jan. 21, ing Sabbath, a sermon on the event was 1830, at the age of 47 years, the Rev. preached in the same place, by the Rev. WM. EASTMEAD, formerly a student at

Thomas Hicks, of Cottingham, to the Academy at Hackney, several years

crowded congregation. minister at Kirby-Moorside, Yorkshire, and for a short time subsequently at Hull He was interred on the following Tuesday, in Nile Street Chapel The

The Rev. Ebenezer Morley having pall was borne by the Rev. Messrs. Fox, resigned his pastoral charge at BridHicks, E Morley, M-Conkey, M'Pher? lington, commenced his services on the son, and Daniels. The two last men

first Sabbath of the last month, (Feb. 7,) tioned ministers engaged in prayer, and

as the stated minister of the New Chapel the Rev. John Morley read appropriate

in Nile Street, Hull.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND MINOR CORRESPONDENCE. COMMUNICATIONs have been received since our last, from the Reverend Messrs.

Robert Philip - D. E. Ford –J. Bulmer-George Clayton – David Jones - John Sibree-J. P. Dobson -W. Moorhonse - E. Morley -- George Redford - John

Cockin-J. Matheson -- B. Brook -- W. Pegg- John Clunie, LL. D. Also from Messrs. Dr. J. B. Brown--J. D. Humphreys-W. A. Hankey-Wm. Ellerby

- Henry Dunn -J. Gallyon-James Edmeston-Joshua Wilson -J. Storer Allan-Thos. Pringle--H. K.--R. C.

F. W. H. thanks Pacificus for his “ very excellent article” on Peace Societies, and begs to inquire of him, or some other Correspondent, whether it be consistent that professed ministers of the Gospel of Peace, who have been in the army or navy, should continue to receive the wages of war?

The verses sent by a Constant Reader, “written by a mere boy,” are too juvenile for our pages.

We cannot insert intelligence, which has already appeared in the same terms in other periodicals. Some of our Readers will be amused with the following laconic correspondence :

For the Editor of the Congregational Magazine. SAR,

Hermes Street, Pentonville, Feb. 11, 1830. At page 92 of the last Number of the Congregational Magazine, I find the following assertion :

“ Mr. Humphreys reprints the following letter, published by Stedman. “ Dear Brother,

“ Harborough, June 9, 1726. “ I make it a maxim with myself,” &c. &c. Now, Sir, if you can, within the next four days, that is, before Tuesday next, the 16th of February, inform me where this letter is to be found as published by Mr. Stedman, it will prevent my taking that step, which will otherwise be unavoidable

J. D. HUMPHREYS. To John Doddridge Humphreys, Esq. Sir,

Pentonville, Feb. 12. Four days are not necessary to answer the threatening inquiry contained in your note of yesterday, as the article in question may be fonnd in the first volume of “ Letters from the Rev. Job Orton and the Rev. Sir James Stonehouse, Bart. M.D. to the Rev. Thomas Stedman," pages 160 -- 163, and which was published at Shrewsbury, in 1805.

Page 106, line 24, for exalted read excellent.

line 38, for included read excluded.
Page 107, line 33, for engage read engraft.
Page 108, line 42, for courteous read cautious.

Page 110, line 14, for affusion read effusion. By a strange oversight, the word “ British” is introduced into the title of the sec ind article in the present number, which we must request our readers to erase, as happily the Christian system has an equally favourable aspect to mothers all the world over

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APRIL, 1830.



CASTLE HILL MEETING HOUSE, NORTHAMPTON, With original Documents illustrative of the Pastoral Character of Dr. Doddridge.

(Concluded from page 120.)


The candour, piety, and zeal of new accession of church members, Dr. Doddridge, led him to think and there is such a spirit of prayer favourably of all who warmly pro- amongst us, that I still believe fessed to love the Saviour, and God will be with us : on God let the Moravian Brethren amongst our hopes be fixed, and to him let others, thus found a ready ap our labours and hearts be devoted. proach to his, esteem and confi- I desire his church may be built dence,

up by my means, if that may seem For the encouragement he af- good in his sight, but much more forded them, he was subsequently that it may be built up one way called to suffer; for during his ab or another, by such instruments as sence from Northampton, in the he shall appoint."*

of 1748, a Moravian Thus was the mind of Dr. teacher, to use his own words, Doddridge evidently prepared for

crept in,” and made a sad the event which in two years debreach in the church, which ter- prived' the church and the world minated in the formation of the of his effective labours and bright Moravian congregation in the example. town.*

The fatal malady under which Six members separated from the he suffered, was nourished by his Doctor, though some were aged prodigal disregard of health; and and experienced Christians, and to such a crisis had it come, that others “ undoubtedly amongst the his people were appalled, and the souls that God had given him.” issue of it became doubtful even Writing, however, to his friend, to his own sanguine mind. the Rev. R. Frost, of Yarmouth, He administered the Lord's Supin June 1749, he says, Not- per for the last time to his church, withstanding the breaches God on the 2d of June, 175.1, visited has made upon us, by which more London, and thence he went to than 500 (including infants) have Sudbury to assist at the settlement been removed from amongst us

of M Hextal by which bours since the year 1741, the auditory his cough was much aggravated. is still in a flourishing state, and On his return to Northampton he the desolation is repaired by a preached his last sermon to his

* Letters to and from Dr. Doddridge,

p. 288.

* Dr. Doddridge to Rev. R. Frost, Congregational Magazine, Vol. V. p. 184.


VOL. XII. N. S. NO. 64.

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beloved people, on July 11, from to preside over the church at Rom. xiv. 8. and then left North- Northampton. It seems that ampton on that journey in search this gentleman was unequal to the of health, which at length carried discharge of all the duties of the hiin to Lisbon, where he died, pastoral office, as Mr. William October 26, 1751.

Warburton was his assistant until The people of Northampton his death, that gentleman officiatdeeply felt their loss, and by their ing on the Lord's-day morning at generous conduct to the widow Northampton, and in the afternoon of their beloved Pastor proved the at Creaton, a village about eight sincerity of their affection to his miles from that town, to which, memory. A large, expensive, and, after Mr. Gilbert's decease, Mr. what at that period was probably Warburton confined his services. regarded as an elegant monument, Against Mr. Gilbert's name, in the was erected by the people on the Church Book, it is written, " This right side of the pulpit, in the worthy man died Dec. 28, 1760." Meeting House, Northampton, on Mr. WILLIAM HEXTAL, sucwhich the following epitaph is in- ceeded him. This gentleman was scribed, drawn up by Gilbert educated by Dr. Doddridge, and West, Esq. and LL.D. the much first settled at Creaton. On the esteemed friend of Doddridge. death of Mr. Ford, of Sudbury, To the memory of

Suffolk, 1750, he was invited to PHILIP DODDRIDGE, D. D. remove to that town to undertake Twenty-one years pastor of this church, the pastoral charge of the respect

Director of a flourishing academy, able dissenting congregation there.
And author of many excellent writings;

On that occasion Dr. Doddridge
By which
His pious, benevolent, and indefatigable wrote to Dr. Wood, of Norwich,

he is “a most pious, humble, To make men wise, good and happy, zealous, and very able man, only Will far better be made known,

of a weak constitution, who would, And perpetuated much longer, Than by this obscure and perishable

perhaps, be as fit to succeed Mr. marble ;

Ford as any man that can be The bumble monument, not of his praise, named. It would be a great grief But of their esteem, affection, and regret, for me to lose him from these parts, Who knew him, lov'd him and lament

but I would not wrong the public And who are desirous of recording, so far as to wish to retain him in In this inscription,

so small a place all his life.” Their friendly but faithful testimony

him ;

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The invitation to Sudbury was To the many amiable and Christian virtues,

accepted by Mr. H. and on the That adorned his more private character; 20th of June, 1751, he was pubBy which, though dead, he yet speaketh, licly recognized, at which service And, still present in remembrance,

Dr. Doddridge was engaged, con-
Forcibly, though silently, admonisheth
His once beloved and ever grateful flock. trary to the affectionate advice of

He was born June 26, 1702. his best friends, and which was
And died October 26, 1751, nearly the last public service in
Aged 50.

which he officiated. Mr. Hextal The Church Records do not appears to have continued there furnish us with any particulars of about ten years, when on account the measures which were taken to of some unhappy dissentions, ocsupply the vacant pulpit; but it casioned by a party spirit in electappears that in 1753, Mr. ROBERT GILBERT, who was stationed at

* Letters to and from Dr. Doddridge, Oakham, Rutlandshire, was called

p. 303,

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