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of the United States from the burden in their condnct, exemplary in their de. of a National Church Establishment; portment, exhibiting Christianity in tbeir but he describes with candour the every-day conduct and intercourse with American Church-of-England clergy: mankind, and enjoying the esteem of their
congregations. There are none of those “ The Episcopalian clergy in this coun- divines in the busy bive of America, which try have an enjoyment seldom known in you know by the name of dignified clergy, England, that is, being chosen by the partaking of the largest revenues, and people, and supported according to their aning the least possible service,-eonduct respective merits ; aud it is my duty to which one would think must make their add, that Episcopalians, as well as the beart shudder at the thought of a judg. ministers of most other sects, are in generalment day!"-Pp. 7, 8. • labourers worthy of their hire,' virtuous
tian Church? Though the debate was Religious.
prolonged till between three and four Unitarian Quarterly Meeting of Mi. o'clock, the meeting-honse was almost full nisters in South Wales.
to the last, and very few, comparativels On the 30th of September last the Uni. Speaking, left the place till the Chairman tarian Quarterly Meeting of Ministers was quitted the chair; and all seemed to be held at Pant-y-defaid, Cardigansliire, very attentive throughwut. The next meet. wherea: J. James, of Gelli.Onnen, preached ing to be held at Merthyr, December 30, from Rev. vii. 14; Mr. John Evans, of Car. Mr. J. Davies, Capel-y-Groes, to preach. murthen, preached the preceding evening
J. JAMES. at Capel-y-Groes, froni Col. i. 15; and October 15, 1819. also Mr. Thomas Evans, of Aberdare, Glamorganshire, from Eph. vi. 13.
The Quarterly Meeting is intended for Liverpool Unitarian Fellowship Fund the open and public discussion of subjects
Society. connected with the Christian religion, as At a Meeting of the Committee of the well as for preaching : and believing that Liverpool Unitarian Fellowship Fund Soreligious conversation and debates, when ciety, held in the vesiry of the Unitarian properly conducted, are calculated, in an Chapel, Renshaw Street, on Sunday, Noeminent degree, to promote inquiry after vember 14, 1819, it was unanimously truth, and consequently to discover it; to
resolved, propagate the truths which may bave
“ That feeling a deep and lively interest been discovered, and advance the best in the cause of Unitarianism at Madras, interests of man; many of those who
we liave witnessed, with great pleasure, were zealous supporters of the meetings, the resolutions of the Fellowship Funds of always regretted, that two, three, or four Loughborough and Mount Sorrel, of Exelong sermons should leave so little time
ter and Sheffield ; and are ready and wil. for public conference, even if the patience ling to co-operate with them and the other of the congregation were inexhaustible, Fellowship Fund Societies already estaand their attention not to be wearied. The blished in the kingdon, for the purpose advocates of one sermon only at one time of carrying into et'ect the important ob were not displeased to observe at Pant-y. jects suggested in the second letter of defaid, on the 3011, at a very full meeting, William Roberts to the Unitarian Sveiety." a very large majority voting, with uplifted GEORGE HARRIS, Secretary. hands, for their proposed alteration, in order that more time might be devoted The Lancashire and Cheshire Unitarian to the subsequent discussion,
The service commenced at ten o'clock, and im
Christian Association. mediately after it was concluded, Mr. J. At a General Meeting of the Unitarian Thomas, minister of the place, was unani- Christians of Lancashire and Cheshire, mously voted to the chair, and the con. held in the Unitariau Chapel, Reushaw ference begin by the introduction of the Street, on Tuesday, October 19th, 1819; subject which had been partly discussed Ouiwell Wood, Esq., in the Chair, it was at the summer meeting at Llandy faen, unanimously resolved to establish a Geand is to be considered at each ineeting neral Association of the Unitarian Christill it shall bave been discussed in every tians of Lancashire and Cheshire, and meeting-bouse in the circle, viz. What are the following preamble and rules were the best Rules to be observed in the Chris. adopted.
Intelligence.--Lancushire and Cheshire Unitarian Christian Association. 705
with each other through the medium of a Unitarian Christians believe the doc- committee. trines they profess, to be the perfection of 3. That such an Association is calcu. reason, and the glory of revelation ; they lated not only to unite the societies them. couceive their views of divine truth to be selves in a spirit of friendship most worthy honourable to the Deity and ennobling to
and illustrative of the Christian name, but man; they know that their direct tendency will also tend to check the progress of is to inspire the purest reverence of God, infidelity, and will likewise aford an exand the most lively aspirations after holi- cellent opportunity to explain to the pub. ness; they feel them to be cheering in the lis the real principles avowed by Vnitarian bour of prosperity, and consolatory in the Christians; to expose the misrepresenta. moment of adversity; that they elevate tions which are circulated respecting thein, the mind above the vicissitudes of life, and and to remove the unjust in.putations 100 fill the heart with peaceful hope on the frequently cast upon them by many of approach of death.
their fellow-christians. It is their sincere and solemn conviction 4. That a General Association of the that many doctrines inaintained by other Uni:ariau Christians of Lancashire and denominations of Christians, if pursned Cheshire be therefore established, 10 be into all their consequences, would produce denominated " The Lancashire and Cheeffects totally opposite to those professed shire Unitarian Christian Association." hy the Unitarian Christian. They indeed 5. That the objects of this institution Tejoice in the conviction, that in numerous are, 1. To promote and keep up an interinstances such effects are not produced. course and correspondence between the They love the piety of many of their different religious societies iit Lancashire brethren and applaud their zeal. But they and Cheshire, which are unijed upon the are convinced that that zeal wonld burn common principles of the strict unity of with a purer flame, and that piety glow God, and of his universal love to his crea. with a more divine ardour, were they with tilres. 2. To co-operate with the (London) earnestness and feeling to embrace those Unitarian Fund, in promoting the prinviews of divine truth which the Unitarian ciples of Unitarian Christianity by means maintains. Unitarian Christians therefore of popular preaching; by the employment cannot but think and feel, that if they are of permanent missionaries in the two generous and benevolent and virtuous, it counties; by forming districts for preach. is their imperative duty to display ibis ing around the populous towns; by propure system of truth and righteousness moting the interchange of ininisters; by before the eyes of their fellow.christians, supplying those congregations which are in its genuine and native light.
destitute of ministers; and by the distriThese are the reasons which have led bution of tracts in those places to which to the formation of The Lancashire and the missionaries are sent. Cheshire Unitariun Christian Association. 6. Tbat ibis Association shall be supIls objects are to promote the honour of ported_by donations from the congrega. God and the happiness of man. Its means tional Fellowship Funds, and by individual of producing these great and good effects, subscriptions those sanctioned by the Anointed of the 7. That with a view to carry into effect Most High; the sending persons 10 and the objects of the Association, ihe different fro that knowledge may be increased; and Fellowsbip Funds in tbe two counties are its justification (if any should be deemed requested to transmit to it a sum of money necessary) the solemn and expressive lan- annually, according to their respective guage of that great Being, who declared, resources, to be placed at the disposal of “ No man when he bath lighted a candle, the Association. putteih it in a secret place, neither under 8. That every member of any Fellow. a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they ship Fund connected with the Association, which come in may see the light."
shall be considered a member of this AsRules.
sociation, and his presence shall entitle 1. That it is a mosť desirable object to him to vote. form and maintain a regular correspond- 9. That in every town aud village in ence with the different religious societies Lancasbire and Cheshire where there are in Lancashire and Cheshire, which are any Unitarians, the friends be requested, united on the common principles of the if they have not previously done so, 10 strict unity of God, and of his universal form themselves into societies, to he deno. love to his creatures.
minaled, " The
Unitarian 2. That no means appear to be better Fellowship Association Fund." adapted to accomplish that object, than 10. That the Secretaries of the respecthe institution of a General Association of tive Fellowship Funds be requested mjila those religious societies, to be held aller- the advice and confidation of ihe members, nately at the places in which such societies betore whom their reports must be presin exist, and maintaining a correspondence ously read, to send an annual account of
the state and progress of Unitarianism in That the thanks of the meeting be given their respective neighbourhoods, at least to Otriwell Wood, Esq., for his admirable one month before the annual ineeting to conduct in the Chair. the Secretary of the Association, in order that he may lay it before the general body. Chesterfield Fellowship Fund.
11. That an Annual General Meeting of the Association shall be held in tbe
Ar the Amuual Meeting held on the find month of June or July, subject to the Sunday in the month of Jutie, 1819, for direction of the Committee, when a Report electing fresh officers, passing the accounts, of the Committee for the past year shall be
&c. &c., the Rev. Robert Wallace was read, and the officers of the Society elected clected President, Mr. John Woodhead for the ensuing year.
and Mr. Thomas Woodhead 12. That at the General Meeting a ser
Secretary for the year ensuing. mon shall be preached before the Society,
It was resolved, That, besides the ABby a minister previously appointed by the nual Meeting beld as above, there should Committee, when a collection shall be be three Quarterly ones, viz. on the first made for the benefit of the Association.
Sundays in the months of September, De13. That the management of the affairs cember, and March, notice of which should of the Institution be vested in a Committee be given on the preceding Lord's day. of iwelve persons, including the Secretary
It was also resolved, That a subscription and Treasurer, that five be competent to
of two pounds per annum be sent to the act, and that the Committee meetings be
Treasurer of ihe Unitarian Fund, in aid of open to all subscribers.
that excellent institution;-being at once 14. That two members of the Associa. expressive of our cordial approbation and tion be appointed to audit the Treasurer's hearty concurrence with the objects conaccounts before they are submitted to the templated by that Society. Society at the Annual Meeting.
At the Half-yearly Meeting of sub15. That the Committee shall be chosen scribers to the Fund, held on the first annually, and from the place where the Sunday of December, 1819, Jast ineeting of the Association is beld;
It was resolved, first, That this Fellow. (but, that the Committee to be now elected ship most heartily co-operates with the shall continue in office till the Annual Committees of the Loughborough and Meeting in 1821).
Mountsorrel, and also with the Exeter, 16. That the Committee shall bave the Lincola, Liverpool, Sheffield and other power, in cases of emergency, to call an Fellowship Funds, who have so generously extraordinary General Meeting of the sub
come forward to assist our breibren, the scribers.
“ Native Unitarian Christians of Madras," 17. That at the General Meeting of the of Christianity in that part of the world
propagating the uncorrupted doctrines Association, the Committee be at liberty to recommend, as honorary members, such And as a proof of our zeal in the great persons as by their advice and services cause, we vote the sum of three pounds shall bave rendered themselves particu. out of our little Fund, to be remitted to larly useful to the Society.
them for that purpose, through the ine18. That the foregoing rules shall not
dium of Dr. Thonias Rees, Secretary la be altered, except at a General Meeting, the Unitarian Society; or in any ather and any alterations intended to be proposed manner which may be thought more coeto the Society, must be first notified to the
venient. And that we sball always feel Committee one month previously to the happy in affording them such furtber sapAnnual Meeting.
port as the circumstauces of our Fuad will 19. That every question which shall admit of. come before the Association shall be de.
It was resolved, secondly, that the sum termined by a majority of votes.
of two pounds shall be immediately sent That the following persons constitute
to the Committee of the Boston l'ailarisa the Comunittee.
Congregation, to be by ibem appropriated
towards erecting a new and more camMr. WILLIAM ROBINSON, Treasurer. modious Unitarian chapel at Boston, than
Rev. GEORGE HARRIS, Secretary. the one which the congregation at preseat Mr. Tuns. Fletcher, Mr. Joseph Wild, assemble in. L. J. Jardine, M. D. Mr. J. W. Wood,
THOMAS WOODHEAD. Mr. W. Lewthwaite, Mr. Ottiwell Wood, Mr. J. Litilewood, Mr. F. B. Wright,
Chesterfield, Dec. 19, 1819. Mr. H. Taylor, Rev. John Yates,
Anti-Baptists. That the Preamble aod Rules be printed, The late controversy amongst the Cal. and copies forwarded to every minister vinistic Baptists on Forms of Communion, and congregation in the two counties. has led some of them, as we expected, OTTHWULE Woon, Chairman, deny the perpetuity of Baptism altogether
. CREORGE HARRIS, Secretary. A pamphlet out this subject, enfuled
767 “ Thoughts ou Baptism, as an Ordinance ton, in a letter, dated October 21st, 1819 of Proselytism,” bas just appeared, under requests that, for the satisfaction of his the signature of Agnostos ; and from friends, and in justice to bimself, we would another pamphlet, entitled “A Letter to insert a positive denial of his having dea Meinber of the Church meeting in Staf- serted the Unitarian Cause and the people ford Street, Dublin,” by Vinder, we whom he has been the means of collecting. learn that the religious society here de. Such a statement, he says, must have been scribed, together with other affiliated so- sent to England by some one who delibecieties in Ireland, are declared Anti-Bap- rately strove to injure bim in the opinion tists. The “ New Evangelical Magazine”, of his English friends. But to refute the is looking after these novel heretics. caluinny and to remove the injurious im
pressions which may have been made, he Romish Index.
has been advised to send the following In the Index Erpurgatorius or list of with sonie of whom we are personally ac
testimony, subscribed by ten of his friends, prohibited books, by the Papal See, have been inserted two works of Mr. Gan.
quainted. dolphy's, a Catholic clergyman in London. To Mr. John Wright's Unitarian Friends The books were presented or informed
in England: against by Dr. Poynter, the vicar apos- “We, the undersigned, connected with tolic. Mr. Gandolphy is charged with Mr. John Wright in the Unitarian Cause, various errors, approaching to heresy; and witnesses of bis unremitted exertions one is, that " the souls of infants dying to spread the same by every public and without baptism are not to be condemned private means in his power, learn with to eternal punishment." Like a good regret, that impressions have by some Catholic, he promises to submit to the means been made ou some of his friends high spiritual authorities, and to suppress in England; purporting that he had rethe objectionable passages.
linquished the great work in wbich he had
been engaged, and given up bis office as Proceedings of Catholics on Public miuister of the Unitarian Society in George Distress.
“ We, therefore, deem it incumbent on Doctor Milner, vicar apostolic for the us to contradict such unfounded report, midland district, has addressed a pastoral and 10 vindicate Mr. W. against such unletter to his flock, exhorting them to peace merited aspersion, and to assure our breand loyalty. He says that the poor are
thren in England, from our own observaworse off
' every where else, and even in tion and knowledge, that no man can be America tban bere ; that our present evils more zealous or more ready to make every are the unavoidable consequences of the possible exertion to spread the knowledge late necessary war; and that “every re- of the One True God; or less disposed to volutionary measure” would increase the desert his post than Mr. Wright; he bavsufferings of the poor in a tepfold degree. ing persevered under the inost trying cirHe maintains that corruption is inseparable cumstances and against the bitterest opfrom government, Ubi homo ibi culpa. position. And he reminds his people of the revolution in France, wbich led to war not only Benjainin Mayfield, R. Sehair, against the throne, but also against the
Thomas C. Wright, William Cammack,
M. Downs, altar.
M. Young, At Manchester the Catholic clergy have
Joseph Foreman, William Elliot,
Ed. Cammack." forbidden the children in their schools to appear in white hats or with any other sign of a fiection to the principles of radical Methodist Declaration of Loyalty. reform.
The Committee for guarding the reliThere is a Catholic magazine cailed gious privileges of the Wesleians has 6. The Orthodox Jonrnal," published issued a manifesto, warming the persons monthly, price one sbilling, which ani.
in connexion with them to avoid all poli. madverts very strongly upon these inea
tical associations on pain of being dissures; and the Editor, W. E. Andrews, owned by the preachers. As the preachers has been denounced from the pulpit as
constitute the Conference, so the Jaity a radical, and bis work is tbreatened to
form the committee. Their cireulár has be put down by the authority of the
been publicly denounced by advertised Church.
resolutions in the papers of some of the
Methodists of Norwich, as presumptuous, MISCELLANEOUS.
intolerant, and contrary to the Methodist MR. John Wright, late of Liverpool, constitution. and now of George Town, near Washing
stead of contemplating religion in her owo FRANCE.
form, we are resolved to view her Ibroogb
the habits and conduct of some of ber mi. A CONSIDERABLE emotion has been ex. nisters.”—Pp. 10, 11. cited in France by a tumult occasioned at Berst, by the appearance of a company of Catholic missionaries. [The character A new periodical publication has apof these missionaries is given p. 701.] The peared at Paris, entitled annales Protes. mob is said to have risen upon them, and tantes : A Miscellany specially deroled to have used them very harshly. Irreli. to the Defence of the Reformed Religion. gious cries are also said to have proceeded By a Society of Protestants and of Ver from the populace. The people of Brest of Letters. The first Number, (for Octo. are hence accused in the Paris papers of ber, 1819,) has been sent to us, and we impiety. It is reported, as a further in. are happy to recommend this specimen of stance of their profaneness, that when the work, on account both of its talents Mademoiselle Georges appeared at the and spirit. The delnge of tbe French Theatre of that town, all covered and Revolution is succeeded by a freshdess blazing with diamonds, some persons be- and sweetness which are grateful to the gan to sing the Adoremus, and this being heart. The French have paid the price of ended, the canticle of Sur cet autel, ah? liberty and know its value. que vois je paroître !!
GERMANY. A Paris correspondent of ours says in a A novelty appeared last year at Dessan, letter of the 8th instant, “ The Jesuits are a Selection (in 8vo.) of Sermons for Isra. busy here and throughout France. There elites (Auswahl wehrerer predigten, &c.), have been some tumolts at Brest, in con- by G. SALOMON. These Jewish Sermons, sequence of the intolerant barbarism of preached at Dessau, are on the following the missionaries. Their friends are as a subjects : Concord, Causes of Unbelief, cipher against millions ; but there is no Reflections upon the new Year, Characters miserable intrigue that is not at work for that distingnish the People of Israel, 1's. them.-Llorenti has been deprived of his nity of earthly Good, Trust in Divine Proprivilege of saying inass at his parish vidence. church, because of his books on the Inquisition and the Concordat."
The Prince Regent of this kingdom " in The Abbé Gregoire continues to excite consequence of the resolutions passed by public attention. He has been prevented the German Diet,” has issued an ordinance from taking his seat in the Chamber of subjecting the press to a rigorous censorDeputies. But he will not voluntarily be ship. How uniform is this batred of tray bis constituents. Before the decision princes, and especially German prioces, for his exclusion, he addressed to them
to the press! There would, we fear, be an interesting letter ( Lettre aux Electeurs sedition in the answer to the question, du Département de l'Isère) breathing why they hate it. the pure spirit of liberty and the gospel. He says he goes to take his seat beside the
Holland. veteran of freedom, (La Fayette,) who has M. VAN DER Palm, professor of oriental 80 gloriously defended it in boih worlds. literature in the University of Leyden, The following passage we translate as a and minister of a congregation there, well specimen of this Election-Address :- known by his volumes of excellent ser
Religious Hatred. This expression, mons and his translation of Isaiah, has taken literally, is an absurdity; for it announced a New Dutch Version of the connects ideas which are incapable of Bible, and in less than six months has connexion. Tbat batred which murdered received more than two thousand sub. Catholics in Ireland, and Protestants in scriptions. The First Part is published the South of France, and which, beyond and' is well received. It consisis of 276 the Rhine, is now persecuting the children pp. 4to. and contains the five Books of of Israel, would seek in vain its justifica- Moses. The Version is accompanied by tion in the gospel ; wonld atteinptin vain short notes. M. Van der Palm adopts the to render the gospel the accomplice of hypothesis that Moses used in the compothose crimes on which is malediction sition of the Pentateuch, and especially falls. Religion has no other arms iban of the book of Genesis, ancient original truth to convince the mind, and charily to memoirs, preserved by songs or some other subdue the heart: we are deceived if, in- means in the patriarchal families.