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the next anniversary, with the co-operation of the Sussex Association,
THE Western Unitarian Society held its Annual Meeting at Yeovil, in Somersetshire, on the 16th July. This was one of the earliest Unitarian Associations established in England, for the promotion of knowledge by the distribution of books. The Rev. W. Turner, Jun. commenced the morning's devotion; the Rev. T. Davis of Evesham, gave the prayer before the Sermon, and a highly interesting discourse was delivered by the Rev. H. Hutton of Birmingham, from the words, "If any man trust that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's." At the meeting for business, Mr. Baker of Ilminster, was called to the Chair. The Minutes of the Committee were read by Mr. Fry of Bristol, the Secretary. Mr. Hutton was unanimously requested to publish his sermon. A public dinner was held in the afternoon, Isaac Davy, Esq. of Crediton, Chairman: various sentiments were given and spoken to, by Messrs. Davy, Turner, Davis, Hutton, Dr. Carpenter, Fry, and Harris; and a vote of thanks to William Smith, Esq. M. P. for his steady and undeviating advocacy of the principles of Civil and Religious freedom, was unanimously adopted. In the evening, the devotional service was conducted by Mr. Harris of Glasgow; and a most impressive and affecting sermon, on glorifying God through Christ Jesus, was preached by the Rev. Dr. Carpenter of Bristol. In the introduction, which was a delightful appeal to the best feelings of human nature, the preacher dwelt on the moral impossibility of any one who had practically embraced the doctrines of the Oneness and Fatherly character of Deity, abandoning those sentiments for the cheerless reveries of infidelity, or the withering mysteries of the popular theology. No one who heard that address will ever forget it. For ourselves, we never listened to any discourse so calculated to do good-to elevate the mind-to amend the heart. The meeting, altogether, was truly instructive and delightful; there were 18 ministers present. The statement of facts illustrative of the progress of mankind in knowledge and freedom, was highly encouraging, and the motives to persevering and increasing exertion, deducible from the interchange of friendly sentiment, were great, and, we are persuaded, will be lasting.
On Thursday evening, a religious service was held in the Chapel at Yeovil, Messrs. S. Martin of Trowbridge, and H. Hutton, taking the first part, and the sermon being preached by Mr. Harris.
JAMES HEDDERWICK AND SON, PRINTERS, GLASGOW.