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THE LATE REV. D. HUGHES, OF…

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THE LATE REV. D. HUGHES, OF TRELEACH, CARMARTHENSHIRE. Our revered friend was an eminent minister of Christ, and an exemplary ornament to the Christian causc. Mr. Hughes, his father, was an opulent inhabitant of Amlwch, North. Wales. Both parents vied with each other in showing kindness to Christian ministers. His good mother is still living—but not expected to live long after his beloved son. He was very early in life inclined to be a preacher. He was for some time at school in Liverpool; there he formed a connexion with the late great man the itev. Mr. Breese, (first of Liverpool, after- wards of Lammas-street Chapel, Carmarthen,) which proved to be one of the first and chief means to give him an enlightened and a correct view of the doctrines of grace. He was very young wtón he entered as student, under the tuition of the late Mr. Peter and D. Jones, at Carmarthen. At this time. when he would be going out on Sundays to preach, the people were quite delighted to hear the young divine, and were used to compliment him with the name of DQctor Hughes. At the termination of his academical course, he went to Newport, in Monmouthshire, where he was settled as pastor over one of the i;i:-h Churches. During the twelve years he remained at this place, his labours were very useful, and he was very much respected by his own people, and, also, by his brother minis- ters. The late Mr. Jones, of Bridgend, very frequently observed in regard to Mr. Hughes's pulpit talents, whenever I hear my friend, I am ashamed to consider myself a preacher." Ten years ago, he thought it was the will of Providence that he should accept the task offered him by the churches of Trcleach, and Blaenyeoed, He aceeeded to their wishes, and became their pastor, and the successor of the late good and eminently useful man, the Rev. Morgan Jones. In his ministerial career, he was uncommonly laborious. In the composition ot sermons, he excelled most of the preachers I ever knew. If there was any defect, it was that of crowding to,) many good things into one sermon. lIe took a lively interest in Sunday-schools, It was his usual plan to devote the afternoon of Sundays to catechising the schools connected with his churches. He composed a scries of catechisms for their use. The three numbers which were published, contain a complete view of Christian doctrines, duties, Ese. He was a man of marked decision. The principles of Non- conformity, of Congregationalism, &c., were dear to his mind and he was not the man to compromise any important senti- ment. All who knew him will acknowledge that he was re- markably dear, and well established in his views with regard to the connexion of Church and Stute being highly injurious to the Christian cause, and in respect to other important subjects connected with the kingdom of Christ. For some time before his dissolution there were indications in'the state of his health that he was not to live long; still his death was not anticipated by many till a few weeks previous to the final conflict. His churches were very much attached to him. A very kind friend. Mrs. Hughes and his three little cnildren will the loss of a kind husband and a tender father. The Lord bless them. He departed this life February 20th, 1849. By his death the Principality of Wales has lost one of its the Independents, one of their ablest ministers; the county of Carmarthen, one whose loss'will be long felt by the churches under his love, and the ministers who lived near him.

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