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also a paper of his , on the Judgment of the World by Jesus . Christ , * Vol . r . III .-p . 39 , to which his intimate friend , the late Mr . Howe , of Bridport , replied in the same volume , pp * 563 and 605 . ]
Oct . 1 , at Key , West Thomson ' s Island , West Indies , Lieutenant Stephen Ro gers , of the American Marine Corps , the sixth and only surviving son of tlie venerable William Rogers , D . D ., of Philadelphia * He was carried off in the 24 th year of his age by the yellow fever , and which he is supposed to have caught by attendance upon the sick ; so that he fell
a sacrifice to his humanity i He appears to have been an amiable and interesting youth , possessing all those qualities which endear the child to the parental heart . In 1818 , he graduated at Brown University , Providence , Rhode Island , and subsequently at Nassau College , New Jersey . At both of these literary institutions his talents and attainments ensured to him
academical distinction . Having entered the navy of the United States ^ he was acting under Commodore Porter , the object of whose commission was , with his squadron , to scour the seas of those pirates by which they had been long infested . A favourite with his superior officers , he would have risen to eminence
iu the service of his beloved country * But these flattering prospects have been terminated by a premature dissolution . Mysterious Ruler—so it hath seemed good in thy sight ! His excellent parents , and three sorrowing sisters , whose loss is Irreparable , have drunk too deeply into the
spirit of the glorious gospel of the blessed God , upt to bow submissively to the will of heaven . In the eye of Christian faith , and beneath the beamings of Christian hope , these distressing bereavements are " only so much taken from the enjoyment of time to enrich the prospect of eternity /" J . E .
November 7 , at Bury , Lancashire , in the 83 rd year of his age , Mr . Abram Wood , ironmonger , of this place . He was the son of a respectable farmer , a truly conscientious and pious man , and Was born at Stubbins , about four miles distant . In the early part of his life Mr .
Wood lived in London . He afterwards opebed a shop as an ironmonger in Sheffield , whence , more than forty years ago , he removed to this town , where he has continued in the same line of business e * veV . since . Mr . Wood was possessed of a yety strong , intelligent , comprehensive r&eia penetrating mind * Few persons have a greater knowledge of the human heart
than he had ; or could more easily and thoroughly see into the real character and- intentions of men . He was distinguished for a love of order , and executed any little mechanical work , of which he was very fond , with peculiar neatness
He had an exquisite- relish for poetry , and was no mean judge of painting ; and had he applied his attention to it , it is believed , by some who were acquainted with him , that he would have been no mean proficient in this charming art . This opinion is formed from a portrait of
the Musical Coal Man , which he executed during his residence in the metropolis . As a tradesman , Mr . Wood ' s punctuality , prudence and industry were exemplary ; which , together with the urbanity of his manners , and his cheerful accommodating temper , rendered him very successful , in
social intercourse he was a delightful companion ; the life of every friendly circle in which he appeared . He had a rich fund of anecdotes , which he used to relate with great propriety and charm ; sometimes with the mast pertinent effect ; he often benefited while he pleased , " and
laughing could instruct . " He was also , though peculiarly unpretending in his religious professions , a sincere and pious Christian ; whilst he lived in London , he attended upon the ministrations of the Rev . Francis Spilsbury and the Rev . Hugh Farmer . For their memory he ever
retained the utmost reverence , and used often to express his thankfulness to Providence , which had so disposed his lot , as to permit him to enjoy the ministry of two such men ; from which he had , as
was very evident through all his succeeding life , derived the most important and lasting benefit . He was also a frequent , if not quite a regular , attendant on the evening lectures of the Rev . Dr . Fordvce , at Moukwell Street . While at Sheffield
he attended at the Upper Chapel , upon the valuable ministerial services of the Rev . Messrs . Evans and Dickeuson , * a Mr . DJckenson the writer of this article never knew ; but he has often heard him spoken of 1 ^ the biggest terms by those who did know Wm > both as a man and a preacher . Mr . Erans was one minis
of the first friends of tfte writer ' s - terial life ; and , a better Christiap , or a more judiqipua djMne , he has tf ^ yer ^ now nt He was , ia < teed , a sent * well instructed to the kingdom of Go 4 i a »« of h } m it may , with ' t £ g ffi eofrpt justice , be said , . " He i shewed the path to heaven , au < l lexl the way . " . , .- ¦* , - The writer would have felt tineaky if *»
732 Obituary . —Lieutenant Stephen Rogers . —Mr . Abram TP ^ ood .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Dec. 2, 1823, page 732, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1791/page/52/