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and truly bound to the good cause, as we have heard of thy bereavement. I cannot doubt ever received it from the beginning; and may thou feelest thy loss greatly, at times perhaps we be perfectly knit and united together in the too much, though I hope not so. Surely sufsame mind and in the same judgment; even ficient support and consolation will not be want. though we be left as a little remnant, and asing, if thou dost not “refuse to be comforted." spectacles to the world.
J. B. I want thee, my dear friend, to endeavor as То
much as may be, to look beyond thy loss, at STOKE NEWINGTON, 31st of Third month, 1837. the tribulated state of the church, stript of How many and awful have been the warnings many a son and daughter-promising and once and the tender chastenings of the all-wise thriving branches, but now withering and corhand of Divine Providence of latter times; all rupt, more or less dying and dead, yea, twice (I sometimes thiok) concurring with, and bear- dead !
J. B. ing upon, and bespeaking somewhat in relation to the spiritual aspect of things in the church | TUNBRIDGE WELLS, 16th of Ninth month, 1837. and in the world. “The wine of astonish-1 May you be strengthened and animated from ment" indeed is given us to drink, in various' time to time, and your drooping faith sustained ways; yet the meek and patient followers of and increased, to run with all patience and the Lamb, who know in whom they have be- quiet confidence, the wearisome journey that lieved, and that he is able to keep their all, is yet before us. In due season our reaping which they are engaged to commit to his keep time and shouting time will come, for which ing, are not left desolate,--are not suffered to be we have sown in tears; laying down as it swallowed up of overmuch emotion of any were our all, (O! that it may be our very kind; they cannot be unduly “afraid with any all,-) surrendering everything that the amazement :”-nay, truly, "all these things," , Lord calls for at our hands, - casting into they well know, "must needs be, or come to ' the treasury even our wites, of our penury, pass ;” and they are so far from saying with -being content to see ourselves to be very one, “ This evil cometh from the Lord, why poor, helpless, worthless, fit to be pitied, mere should I wait for the Lord any longer," —that pensioners and dependents on the Lord's free they rather feel, “ It is the Lord,- let him do mercy and renewed blessing. O! this is the what seemeth good to him;" and so in patience state that draws down the Divine regard, and, are engaged to possess their souls. May then as it were, commands the rich outpourings of the peaceable and peaceful fruits of righteous- those good and perfect gifts, which dignify and ness, be more and more brought forth in us, adorn poor fallen human nature ;-which raise my dear friend, through and by means of up the brother and the sister of low degree, from all the losses, crosses, overturnings and humili. lying among the pots, among the things that ations; so that not only we may be rendered perish with the using, yea, from the dunghill more meet for, and more earnest after, that of pollution ;—and from sitting like poor Job fruition of the end of our faith, which is end- among the ashes of despondency, to reach forth, to less, uninterrupted, and perfect,—but even mount up towards that inheritance incorruptible, here below may be the better qualified to fill undefiled, and which never fades away. It is op our measure of service, and glorify the prepared, it is reserved, it is laid up in store, good cause and blessed name of our holy Redeem- for those that are faithful unto death, who are er. There is indeed great occasion to believe, kept by the power of God through faith, and though the evidences and tokens are, now as are not moved away from the blessed hope of. ever, sufficiently obscure to try the faith of the gospel; continuing steadfast, immovable, God's dear children,—that His glorious cause not soon shaken in mind, nor shrinking from is, through all discouraging circumstances, still suffering, por afraid of temptations or aboundgoiog forward ; and that His wonderful and all- ing tribulations ;-but enduring to the eod. righteous purposes are fulfilling in the earth. I have been much comforted, while from That this is substantially the case, should and home, in reading many precious letters of our must be matter of joy to us; and even make primitive worthies of the first rank, who loved us at times, when we are given to see and ap- not their lives unto death, but gave up all, that preciate it, -exceedingly "joyful in all our they might keep a conscience void of offence, tribulation;" even though we should be pressed and be clear of the blood of all. I hope (if almost out of measure, beyond strength or life be spared, and strength given,) to hand hope, having fightings and fears without and some, yea, many of these, for the perusal of within. This has been the portion of the such as can receive and profit by them.. faithful, more or less in all ages; and I believe
J. B. it will be so, till the end come.
To Be assured, my dear — , I do much sym- Stoke Newington, 27th of Eleventh month, 1837. pathize with, and have often thought of thee My Beloved Friend,--My poor and often in several respects, both before and since wel tribulated spirit does salute thine, even as deep
answers to deep; for I am ready to think, thou with which we are enco.npassed, still to perhast from time to time to drink into that cup of severe and run with patience; looking unto suffering, which the livingly exercised every Jesus, learning of him, leaning on him in pure where up and down, in this day of treading dependence and childlike simplicity,- loviog no under, of rebuke, and of scattering, have more one, nor any one thing better than him. Being or less to partake of. For, indeed, how can it thus made willing to lose all, in and for him, be otherwise, when those who have been as we may be assured of the fulfilment of his leaders and waymarks to the flock, and have gracious promise of the hundredfold even in seemed to be pillars in the house of the Lord, this life, besides the heavenly inheritance. are ready to stagger and to stumble, to be
J. B. snared, and to be broken. But I must not here
(To be continued.) expatiate on my feelings, as to the state of things in regard to our still favored Society; butil. The great secret of Christian usefulpers is to will refer thee to my Preface to Pike's and be awake to opportunities, and igtent on doing Oxley's Journals, to other parts of J. Pike's what we can, rather than bewailing that it is in Journal, but especially to his letters, and some
our power to do so little; and, in this respect, of Deborah Bell's, which show that times of he who faithfully improves the one talent bids trouble have befallen our poor Society before lair to be entrusted with the five or ten. Dow, in rather a similar way and degree. Ab! the same power can rescue his tribulated rem
DR. SIMEON ABRAHAMS. nant, and restore the waste places; nor will Hel Dr. Simeon Abrabams, who recently died in ever own proceedings wbich are not according the city of New York, has left nearly the whole to Truth and uprightness.
ot his large estate to charitable purposes. The I am inclined to think that many have been, N. Y. Tribune says of him :and are, endeavoring uprightly to retrieve their “Though of the Jewish persuasion, he never outgoings; seeing the palpable extremes and was sectarian in bis charities or his good will; consequences of the track they have been on : and in his endeavors to confer a benefit, he but others seem not sufficiently warned and in- never stopped to consider whether the recipient structed to return, in honesty and in earnest, I was Jew or Gentile. to original principles and practice, but are “His acts of disinterested kindness were feignedly, and in part only, doing so; retaining numberless. Even in the distribution of his so much of the wisdom of the flesh, and so means in a business way, he always adhered to much of self in a refined form, as they think principles which were most likely to benefit will make the Truth more palatable to our own those with whom he dealt. No single individ. people and to others; thus shuoning the shame ual in the City of New York ever held more of the cross, and the humiliating process there- small bonds and mortgages than he. While of. It will not do :-our all-conquering Cap- rich men generally deprecate the idea of invest. tain will discover and make bare all coverings, ing their means in small sums, Dr. Abrahams and find out all his enemies, and pursue and made it a principle if a poor man peeded his overtake them in all their retreats in the pre- means for the purpose of improving a lot in some cincts of and backways to Babylon.
out-of-the-way place, to advance it to him in
J. B. sums of $500, or $1,000, in pref rence to loanTo —
ing it in larger sums to those who would find 29th of Eleventh month, 1837.-I may truly less difficulty in obtaining them. In numberand sincerely say, that we participated in a less instances, too, when such applications bave sense of the loss, which many (doubtless) even been made, and the means not at band, and the among the more distant connexions and friends need urgent, has he deposited securities and of the deceased, feel they have sustained. Do borrowed at bank to accomodate his needy ap. I say loss, do I speak of deprivation, when plicant. His kindness to them did not end those who have humbly endeavored to love and here, for while he was ever ready to lend them, follow their dear Redeemer on earth, are be was as willing to receive the payments in taken from suffering and probation, as we trust, small amounts of $50 and upwards, as the abil. to their resting place in glory? Ah! we have ity of his beneficiaries enabled them to make them still, if the Apostle's language applies to them.” us, if we are indeed come to Mount Zion, the After providing for his brother and sister, heavenly Jerusalem, the innumerable company, and directing his body to be disposed of for to the spirits of the just made perfect, to Jesus scientific purposes or for burial, according to our Mediator. May we then not sorrow as the wish of his family, he bequ athed to the those, who have no such substantial enjoyment “ Hebrew Benevolent Society, $25,000 ; Jew's of things hoped for, and evidences of things Hospital, $25,000; Lying.in Asylum, Marion pot seen. May we be quickened on our way, St., $3,000; American Female Guardian Soci. and animated by the cloud of witnesses ety, $5,000; Orphan Asylum, Bloomingdale,
$5,000; Eye and Ear Infirmary, $3,000; Fire wealth in the hands of a few individuals or fami. meu's Fund Association, $1,000: Deaf and lics is a deplorable evil, which is fortunately Dumb Institution, $3,000; Old Ladies' Home, being arrested, not only by various political and Twentieth St., $20,000; Blind Asylum, Ninth social infiuences peculiar to the United States, Av., $5,000; Juvenile Asylum for Reformation but by the buwane and generous disposition of Delinquents, $2,000; New York Dispensary, that animates many of the rich men of Amer$1,000 ; Northern Dispensary, $1,000; East- ica." ero Dispensary, $1,000; Demilt Dispensary,
ONE STITCII AND ANOTHER. $1,000 ; Western Dispensary, $1,000; North Eastern Dispensary, $1,000; North-Western
A lady called into a house and found a little Dispensary, $1.000; New York Ophthalmic girl sitting by her mother knitting. Hospital, $2,000 ; Juvenile Asylum, $3,000;
" What are you kuitting, Bessie ?" asked the New York Society for the Rlief of Widows and
lady. Orphans of Medical Men, $5,000; Nursery and
A stocking for me," said Bessie. Child's Hospital, $3,000; Colored Home,
“ A stocking!" cried the lady, "how do you $5,000 ; Association for Benefit of Colored Or? expect to knit a stocking ?” phans, $5,000. All the rest, residue, and re
• 0,” said Bessie, “by just taking one stitch, mainder of his property to the New York Hos
and then another." pital; to wbich institution be also gives all the
And is not that just the way every good thing property of which his brother and sister have is accomplished, by quiet, patient doing day by the use while living (house iucluded) after their day? death."
One brick upon another
And the highest house is made; The Philadelphia " Press" thus comments
One fizke upon another, upon the occasion :
And the deepest snow is laid. " While our laws permit each individual entire freedom of choice in the disposal of his
THE WRITINGS OF RICHARD COBDEN. property, that very liberty redounds in many The widow and family of the late Richard cases to the public benefit. The ambition to Cobden have made an appeal to this country, found a family prevails extensively and almost which there is every reason to believe will universally anong the rich men of Europe. It prove a singular success. They appeal not, of there holds out the temptation of perpetuating, course, for money, for they have all and more with the aid of a title and an entailed estate, than they or the late Richard Cobden ever fame and fortune. Here such aspirations are sought. The family property must be worth rudely checked. There are no hereditary titles nearly half a million of our currency. But the to be purchased, and no laws of primogeniture widow appeals to the United States for a full to concentrate and preserve family wealth. appreciation of her late distinguished husband's There are so many instances of the children character, life and labors as a statesman, and of tvil and poverty acquiring bonorable po for the good of mankind. She has done us the sitions and vast possessions, while the families honor to publish, not any panegyric, nor even a and heirs of wealthy men of a past generation life, but ihe works which he wrote, and which are sinking into a melancholy decadence, that show what the man himself was. They have many rich men are naturally induced to devote been published by the family, simultaneously in a large share of their wealth to public purposes. Loncion and in this country, in two remarkably The public spirit and keen sympathy with all handsome volumes, by the Appletons, with a that affects the general welfare, which are gene- most judicious introductory chapter, introducing rated by our free institutions, also tend to arouse them to the American reader and student, by sympathies that in other countries remain dor-W. C. Bryant. mant. Christian charity is probably becoming The fact is, that though Richard Cobden better developed here, where all religious iusti- was an Englishman by the accident of birth tutions, instead of being supported by the and position, he was, in all the great and warm State, are dependent solely upon voluntary sub principles of liis noble heart and eminent intelscriptions, than elsewhere. While wealth is, ligence, thoroughiy American, and not afraid or io many instances, easily acquired, a sense of its ashamed to avow this beyond any man of his responsibilities in reference to the poor, the ig- day during a public career of more than thirty perant, the suffering, the helpless, and the op: years. He was the great advocate of American pressed, is becoming more and more general, and principles of statesmanship. In 1835 he made the conviction thatabundant private means should a tour of tbe United States, and published the be used for beueficent public purposes is quietly results of it in a work that enlightened Europe spreading among the rich men and women of our as to the rising power and greatness of this land. The maintenance of the inviolability of the country. All his predictions bave been more rights of property is an incentive to industry es- than verified. At the time of our deepest mis. sential to civilization, but the concentration of furtuves, while all the Powers of Europe were
threatening and plotting for our destruction, he selves these volumns of his works will be found stood up in the House of Commons, fighting our a ready authority in regard to the priociples battles as if they had been his own. When that cannot be contested successfully in Eng. our cause seemed low his spirits were deeply land, and which will yet be friendly and fair affected, but his heart and voice never for one for us.-Ledger. moment wavered. In fact, he wore out his life to the last almost as much for America as for FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER. England.
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Died, at his residence at Germantown, Pa., at noon kuowledge which he displayed ever at the right on the 18th of Fourth month, 1867, WM. STEVENSON time, and with sufficient energy to
Noele, in bis 35th year; a member of Green Street carry his
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on the morning of the 21st of Fourth month, verted, rather than conquered, to his views. 1867, at the residence of ber father-in-law John His life was a gigantic success in all he under-Bancroft, Philadelphia, Anna, wife of Joseph W. took. The anti-Corn Law League against the | Buneroft, in her 30th year. most powerful landed aristocracy in the world residence, 246 N. Twentieth St., Philada., SAMUEL
on the 23) of Fourth month, 1857, at his left no ill feeling against him; but his country YARDLEY, in his 68th year. raised a fund for him, personally, of three hundred thousand dollars, after having raised near The Committee of Management of Friends' Library a million and a half to carry through his Association will meet in the Library room on Pourtugreat object; and his former opponents offered day evening, Fifth month 81h, 1867, at 8 o'clock. him a seat in the English Cabinet iwo or three
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to respect. The sound judgment which chara 3Mr. John Penington, ot' Philadelphia, who erized him in bis private business was not lost died on the 18ch inst., was the last, if not the in other things; and in political and public only, American bookseller who represented the matters his advice was always safe. He was old traditional booksellers. A scholar of fine frequently called upon to assist members of parts, thorough in his knowledge of bookselling, Congress in framing such parts of the successive with judgment and skill, a biographer in its tariffs as were within his special business knowl. broadest and best sense, he was an honor to edge, and his recommendations were never bithe craft, and he took pride in it. He was a assed by his own interests. The loss of such a man of fine taste, of large reading, and of ex. map, capable in his business, proud of it, and haustless service to all who were curious in making himself dear to his friends, is at all scholarship, or earnest in the study of letters. times a great one. Particularly in this the case Descended from one of the old, respected, and now and here, when study and scholarship are wealthy Quaker families of Philadelphia, it was taking their accustomed places, from which accident that made him a bookseller. His they had been seriously disturbed by five years father's large fortune was suddenly lost. Dur- of war. The trade of book selling in his hands ing his youth, Mr. John Penington had gather was elevated to the dignity that it really aced a valuable collection of books, and had fre- quires in the hands of competent men. Such quently contributed to the literary proceedings men are rare everywhere. Here, unfortunately, of the various learned societies of his vative they are growing rarer every day. In growing town. Not caring for general mercantile pur- great rapidly we are not always growing wise, suits, and suddenly throwa on his own re- and the men who mean to study, and want a sources, be quietly turned his library into his book shop and a bookseller to furnish them with stock in trade, and with it opened one of the the tools they need, will look long and vainly best bookstores of the country. Proud of his for such help as they always got from John books, and contented with his shop and the Penington, of Philadelphia. It is beside our fair profit which it brought bim, he never al present purpose to speak of him except as a lowed himself to be tempted from his chosen bookseller; but we should do wrong to forget pursuit. His shop became the gathering place that patriotic Philadelphia during the last five of scholars and men with a taste for letters, and years, contained no man more sincere, and few one generation after another grew up almost men more forward, in every good work that under his eyes in the various branches of litera- civil war imposed upon lovers of the country. ture which he supplied. His business did not The Nution, March 28. stop with supplying books to his customers; they were all his friends; they knew that to
For Friends' Intelligencer. him they could tarn for help in everything that
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NO. VII. only surpassed by his readiness to impart it ; Letters and Reports from our 'Teachers, from and his help was never refused to the earnest which the following extracts are made, show seeker after knowledge, no matter how small their continued faithfulness in the good work. his requirements of Mr. Penington's services as CAROLINE THOMAS, at Leesburg, Va., in a bookseller. Bookselling with him was not so allusion to having found it impossible to promuch a trade as an art; books with him were cure board in any white family, cheerfully revaluable for their real, substantial merit; the marks: “Suffice it to say, I succeeded in getbook buger was precious in bis eyes who knew ting a home amongst good, kind people, and what he wanted and why he wanted it. He the only fear is they will spoil me, for there is Dever got rid of his old love of boks for their nothing they can do for me that is not done. own sake, and that love was too well founded in They seem to understand by a kind of intuitive a knowledge of books ever to be lost in a poor perception what I would like to have, wbich is ambition to become a great bookseller-a mere / all owing to their kind hearts; and the more I trader in so many thousand volumes of which see of them, the more I wonder how any one he knew nothing and thought less. One of the could treat them uukindly." matters of his trade in which he took pride was. In reference to her school, she says: “I have the fact that his list of subscribers to the new one class in Short Division, one in Multipliedition of Brunet was the largest outside of cation, one in Subtraction, and three in AdParis, and thus he brought together the oldest dition. With a very few exceptions, most of biblographer of the Old World, and the young. these children could not make a figure when est student in the New. With Brunet and they first came to school. I have one class in with Bossange, as with all the other leading Definitions ; have some very good readers and booksellers in Europe, his relations were inti. spellers, and think my first class is now premate, aud ripened always into fast friendships, pared to take some other studies-- either Grameach man finding in the other much to like and mar or Philosophy, or both."