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who highly esteemed bim as soon as he his malady, expressed himself towards was able to estimate his worth, and who, the Doctor very affectionately. In order upon a more familiar acquaintance with that he might be ucar his Majesty, this him, conceived for him a sentiment of learned physician occupied a house in affection which clings to his memory with the neighbourhood of Windsor Castle. fond regret.
Dr. Baillie was married to Miss Sophia E. C. Denman, (daughter of the late Dr. Thomas
Denman, and sister to Mr. Denman, the Sept. 5, at Carlscrona, MARGARET, the present Common Sergeant of the City,) wife of Major NORDENSKJOLD, of Fareby, by whom he has one son and one daugh. and youngest daughter of the late Rev. ter living. Miss Johanna Baillie, whose Dr. Lindsay, of Grove-Hall, Bow, Mid. poems and series of plays on the Passions dlesex.
have obtained for her so much celebrity,
was his sister.-The News. 9, at Liverpool, Miss BRIDGET Heywood, daughter of Arthur Heywood,
Sept. 24, aged 61 years, Mrs. SUSANNAH Esq., of that town, a lady remarkable Saxer, wife of Robert Saxby, Esq., gra. for her unostentatious perseverance in zier, Edenbridge, Kent. Though her the way which she conceived to be the health had been throughout life extremeright one, for her warm co-operation in ly delicate, yet latterly it seemed so much the honourabie views of her family, for amended that her relatives and friends the steadfastness of her feelings as a anticipated many more happy days in friend, and her clear unambiguous mani. her society. But heaven had otherwise festation of them, for the happy tem- determined. A cold caught by the taking per with which she enjoyed society, for of an airing brought on serious indispoher deep interest in the welfare of her sition, which soon terminated her vircountry and mankind, for a religion tuous and placid career. After a fortfounded on conviction, and continually night's illness she expired without a sigh animating her to the practice which it
or struggle: her end was peace ! Her enjoins. She had almost reached her remains were conveyed to the family sixty-fourth year in health scarcely in- vault in the cemetery adjoining the Gene lerrupted, and rich in every temporal ral Baptist place of worship, Ditchling, blessing, when she was attacked by a Sussex, where they were interred by the most painful and distressing malady. She Rev. Mr. Duplock, who addressed the combated it with firomess and cheerful audience from Rev. x. 5, 6: And the ness, bowed to it with pious resignation, angel which I saw stand upon the sea and and escaped from it on the wings of faith upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, and hope. Her friends and relatives and sware by Him that liceth for ever regret her here, and number her with and ever, that there should be time no confidence amongst the blessed.
longer ! The ensuing sabbath a funeral
sermon was preached by the Rev, Mr. 23, at his seat, near Cirencester, Briggs, at Bessel's Green, where the faMATTHEW BAILLIE, M.D. He was con- mily attended, from Job xiv. 1, 2: Man sidered, in many points of view, as being that is born of a woman is of fere days and at the head of his profession. Dr. Baillie full of trouble ; he cometh forth like a was the nephew of Dr. William Hunter power and is cut down, he fleeth also as a and of Mr. John Hunter. In the schools shadow and continueth not. The writer of these celebrated anatomists he had of the present article had the pleasure of acquired a knowledge of human anatomy formerly being acquainted with Mrs. Saxequal to that of any of his contempora- by, and well recollects the impression ries; and his lucid and accurate demon- Jeft upon his mind. Her mild disposition strations gave him peculiar celebrity as a and her unobtrusive manners were traits teacher of that important science. After of character obvious to all. Her sorrowthe death of the late Dr. Warren, he so ing partner in life, during a lengthened rapidly and deservedly rose in the public union of nearly twenty years, knew her estimation and confidence, as to be una- worth, whilst his son and two daughters, ble to persevere with his lectures, and he the offspring of his former marriage, continued for between thirty and forty treated by her with maternal tenderness, years to hold a pre-eminent place in the affectionately venerate her memory. She foremost rank of his profession. Dr. delighted indeed, to render all around Baillie had, in some measure, retired her happy. For some years past her imfrom general practice for some years, and paired health withheld her from the ex. except in the case of very old connexions, ercises of social worship, yet would she confined himself to consultations. He express her regret to her family on their was a great favourite with the late King, departure for the house of God—“Though who frequently, during the intervals of I remain behind, my heart goes with
you !” Of retired habits, hers was a Hopkins's Hospital; of the like sum to simple and unostentatious piety. Her the trustees of Williamson's Callis ; of kindness towards the poor was exem- the like sum to the trustees of All plary, especially in keeping by her sets Saints' Callis ; and of the like sum to the of linen for the use of the mother and her trustees of Snowden's Hospital, for the babe, a provision peculiarly acceptable to poor widows for the time being on those the lower classes of society. Farewell, establishments in Stamford, which were gentle spirit, till the resurrection of the before very scantily endowed. The injust, when pious relatives and friends terest of two sums of 501. to be annually meet, never more to be separated. “ To applied in the purchase of meat during spend an eternity together,” is the dis. the winter for the use of the poor of tinguished privilege of the believers in Stainfield, in the parish of Morton, near Jesus who brought life and immortality to Bourn, and of Folksworth in Huntinglight ; a privilege which even in anticipa- donshire ; and the interest of 1002. to be tion, alleviates the distresses and miti- distributed by the ricar of St. Martin's gates the sorrows of mortality
vearly at Christmas, among twenty poor “ Hold fast the golden chain let down widows of that parish. To the Blue-coat from heaven,
School in Stamford 1001.; to the Na"Twill help your feet and wings ; I feel tional School for Girls in Stamford 1001. ; its force
to the Sunday School in St Martin's Draw upwards—fasten’d to the pearly 1001.; to the Peterborough Clergy Chagate
rity 1001.; to the Lincoln Clergy Charity It guides the way unerring-haply clue
1001.; to the Society for Promoting Through this dark wild ! 'Twas wisdom's Christian Knowledge i001.; to the Sonoblest boon
ciety for the relief of Persons imprisoned All joiu'd by Power Divine, and every
for Small Debts 1001. ; to the Asylum link is love."
for Deaf and Dumb 100%. ; to the School WATTS.
for Indigent Blind 1001.; and to the Be thou faithful unto death, and thou bequest of 10001. for charitable purposes
Philanthropic Society 1001. There is a shall receive a crown of life.
at the discretion of the executors; and J. EVANS.
the whole residue of the personal estate, Islington, Oct. 10, 1823.
which we understand is considerable, is
given towards the establishment of a Oct. 9, at Colyton, the Rev. JOSEPH General Infirmary for the town of StamCORNISH, in the 73rd year of his age, ford and the county of Rutland and surwho had been fifty-one years the faithful rounding country, if by the co-operation and beloved pastor of the society of Pro- of benevolent individuals that object shall testant Dissenters in that town.
be carried into effect within a limited
time; or if not, then the fund is dis: Lately, at Stamford, HENRY FRYER, posed of in favour of existing infirmaries Esq., a most benevolent gentleman, as or hospitals.". the following account of the charities which he bequeathed at his death will Lately, at Paris, Mr. Nicholas CLARY, shew :
formerly merchant in Marseilles, and “The interest of 20001. perpetually to who had acquired a large fortune by combe applied for the use of the poor widows mercial speculations. Mr. Clary was broof bedesmen, who at their deaths were ther to the present Queen of Sweden upon the foundation of Lord Burghley's and to Madame Joseph Bonaparte. He Hospital in St. Martin's, and Truesdale's constantly refused the titles, honours and Hospital in Stamford. The interest of appointments that had been offered to 10001. perpetually, to the trustees of him.
of the services, before a respectable and
very attentive audience, the chapel being Opening of the New Chapel, Stam- filled, notwithstanding the unfavourable ford Street, Blackfriars' Road. appearances of the weather.
After reading portions of Scripture On Sunday, Oct. 12, the newly-erected suited to such an occasion, and delivering Chapel in Stamford Street, Blackfriars' a highly appropriate prayer, the preacher Road, was opened for public worship. discoursed on the arguments from ScripThe lately-appointed Minister, the Rev. ture and from Christian antiquity for the Dr. Thomas Rees, conducted the whole propriety and duty of social Christian worship, adding a luminous summary of lents and virtues of any whose creeds or its various religious advantages ; at the customs, the result of serious inquiry, and same time fairly stating, and answering, the dictates of an enlightened conscience, so far as the allotted time would permit, may command us to disapprove. the objections against the practice which We cannot, indeed, forbear to congra. have been urged, with no small ability, tulate those who believe that the sole by some learned and serious Christians. worship of the God and Father of our We wish, indeed, that the preacher may Lord Jesus Christ" is the worship “ in be induced to gratify the desire earnestly spirit and in truth," which Christianity expressed by his congregation, that he inculcates, on the erection of this chapel, would publish the sermou delivered on in a situation very accessible, and amidst an occasion so interesting.
a neighbourhood rapidly increasing. The At the conclusion of his discourse the building itself has been justly admired preacher traced, from the early times of as connecting convenience with simple Nonconformity, the congregation whose elegance, in a manner highly creditable surviving members have become pos- to the taste and attention of the ingenious sessed of this chapel, according to the architect, Mr. Charles Parker, provisious of an Act of Parliament for
N, L. T. the improvement of Westminster. It appears that Mr. Thomas Cawton, one of the ejected ministers of the Presbyterian
Opening of the Unitarian Chapel, denomination, was the first minister of
Edinburgh. the congregation which assembled (till This Chapel was opened on Sunday their chapel was taken down, under the the 14th of September. The Rev. W. J. Westminster Act) in Prioces Street. TO Fox, of Parliament Court Chapel, LonMr. Cawton, the preacher was disposed to don, who had been invited by the conattribute, (we trust with historical correct- gregation to assist on this occasion, ness, certainly with Christian candour,) preached in the forenoon and evening. an attachment to the right of private The Rev. B. Mardon, of Glasgow, preachjudgment in religion, and its uncontrouled ed in the afternoon. The devotional exercise, on which alone the principles part of the morning and evening serof Nonconformity can be consistently vices was conducted by the Rev. J. O. supported; but which none were more Squier, minister of the chapel. ready to dispute, except in their own There was a very numerous attendance cases, than too many Presbyterians of on all these occasions, and in the mornthe 17th century.
ing and evening many people went away From this first minister of the chapel, who could not obtain places. At the who died, (according to Calamy's Account, evening service the passages were crowd. p. 73,) in 1677, the preacher passed dowá ed by persons who could not be accom, to modern days, having time only to re- modated with seats. It is but justice to collect the names of Alsop, Calamy, Say say that these services were listened to and Kippis, (all to be found, and the with the most respectful attention, and last eminently distinguished, among the that the whole conduct of the strangers contributors to the varied literature of present exhibited a marked contrast to their country,) justly congratulating him that of similar assemblages in this city self on becoming a successor to such men, only six or seven years ago, and proved nor forgetting to offer a tribute of regard that the inhabitants of Edinburgh can to his friends, the later ministers of that now listen to the Unitarian doctrine society, who yet survive. The preacher without those feelings of horror and concluded by expressing his satisfaction, aversion which formerly induced them to on finding in his new cougregation many evince their disapprobation by indecent who had formed part of the dissolved interruptions of public worship. society at St. Thomas's, Southwark, of The addresses delivered from the pulwhich he had been for many years the pit on these different occasions, as well minister.
as the other parts of the service, were It would be unjust to pass unnoticed most acceptable to the members of the the unequivocal avowal, which this dis- congregation, and must have produced course contained, of a dissent, not only a highly favourable impression on the from the forms, ceremonies and secular minds of the strangers who heard them. constitution, but also from the doctrine On Monday the 15th à party of forty of the Established Church. This dissent, persons dined together at DeEwan's however, as well as important doctrinal rooms, Royal Exchange, to congratulate disagreements with large bodies of our each other on the completion of their Nonconformist brethren, was as unequi- undertaking. This meeting was much vocally recommended to be maintained, epliveued by the eloquence of Mr. Fos, in the spirit of Christian charity, and and derived much interest from the prewith an equitable appreciation of the ta. sence of Dr. Southwood Smith, whose
former connexion with the congregation fore wish very much to get rid of the was remembered by the great majority debt on their chapel, and they intend of the party, whose steady friendship and immediately to take measures for that recent good offices were within the re- purpose; but as their utmost efforts will collection of all of them, aud who was do "little towards its extinction for a on both accounts welcomed by all with number of years, they will feel greatly the most unfeigned pleasure and gra- indebted to any of their friends elsetitude.
where who may be kind enough to aid A unanimous request was made to Mr. them. To those fellowship funds and Fox to publish his two sermons and individuals who have already contributed opening address, to which he obligingly so liberally, they beg leave to offer their acceded. The meeting was addressed at warmest thanks. great length by many of those present, and after expressing their gratitude to Mr. Fox for his able and eloquent efforts
Glasgow Unitarian Association.
At the request of the congregation,
The Anniversary of the Double Lec-
September 9, 1823. The Rev. James after it was opened for the evening ser
Hews Bransby, of Dudley, conducted the vice, and multitudes went away who devotional service. The Rev. Alexander could not get admission.
Paterson, of Stourbridge, and the Rev. The chapel is small, but is remarkably the former on 1 Cor. xi. 19, “'For there
Hugh Hutton, of Birmingham, preached : neat and thoroughly well finished. It is furnished with a good organ, built by they who are approved may be made
must be also heresies among you, that Wood, Small and Co. of this place. It manifest :” the latter on 1 Thess. v. 16, is very elegantly lighted with gas, and the apparatus for beating it is on the
“ Rejoice evermore.” Eleven ministers best construction. In short every thing
were present. The Rev. J. Small, of has been done to render it as comfort: Coseley, and the Rev. E. Jones, of Hinck able as possible, and the expense as ley, were appointed to preach at the next
Lecture. stated on the cover of the Repository, will not, it is hoped, be found to be exorbitant. The greatest care has been Annual Meeting of the Unitarian Astaken to superiutend the appropriation
sociation for Hull, Lincoln, Donof the money, and to prevent any of it
custer and Thorne. from being uselessly squandered.
The Annual Meeting of the Members The fund for erecting the chapel has of the Unitarian Association for Hull, been in existence since 1816, and the Lincoln, Doncaster and Thorne, was held numbers and wealth of the original con- at Hull on the 17th and 18th September. tributors were so small as to make its There was an introductory service on the success appear very doubtful. By a re- evening of Tuesday the 16th, conducted ference to the treasurer's books, it ap- by the Rev. G. Harris, of Bolton, who pears that the fund has derived the sum preached a discourse which went to of £30, 125. 7d. from interest of money, prove, that the clear, simple and conand the sum of £55, 8s. 6d. from be- sistent doctrines of Unitarianism, are quests, contributions by persons since superior to those which distinguish the dead, and other sources which but for popular creed, inasmuch as they are the existence of the fund during these better calculated to promote feelings of seven years would never have been avail- pure and genuine devotion towards the able. The contributors state these facts, Supreme Being. Notwithstanding the as they conceive that they may be useful short notice which had previously been to other congregations similarly situated. given of this service, the audience con
The members of the congregation are sisted of between seven and eight hundred very desirous to improve the salary of
persons. their minister, but they are still unable
The first regular service connected with to give him such a remuneration as the the Association, was performed on the nature of his office requires. They there. 'following evening. It was introduced by
the Rev. C. Wellbeloved, of York; and preached from John iii. 3. Immediately Dr. Philipps, of Shefield, delivered an after the service was concluded with interestiug and impressive discourse ou singing and a prayer, an open conference Matt. xiii. 47. The Rev. Luke Kirby, of was held, when Mr. W. Williams, the Thorne, conducted the devotional part minister of the place, being called to the of the service on Thursday morning, and chair, Mr. David John, of St. Clears, was followed by the Rev. C. Wellbeloved, proposed for discussion the Christian's who preached a discourse remarkable for grounds of hope for salvationSeveral a display of profound scriptoral erudition persons gave their opinions at and sound argument, on 2 Pet. ii. l. length, and were heard with great atten. The friends of the Institution afterwards tion. There were present about eight met together according to their usual preachers, and the audience were recustom, iu the Unitarian Baptist Chapel, spectable. The next Quarterly Meeting New Dock Street, to receive the reports is to be held at Merthyr, on the 1st day of the Secretary and Treasurer, and to of the year 1824. J. James, of Gelli. attend to other business connected with Onnen io preach ; and it is understood the Association.
that the question, If there be any, trhat At half-past two o'clock, vinety-four is the difference between appointing to persons sat down to dinner at the Cross eternal misery and creating, when the cere Keys Inn. After the cloth had been re- lainty of that result is infallibly knorca moved, several persons, chiefly ministers, 10 the Creator ? will again be proposed addressed the meeting. In the evening for consideration at the conference. That of the same day, the Rev. G. Harris ad subject was before debated at Merthyr, dressed a crowded audience upon the at the last quarterly meeting held there. subject of future punishments, endea- Faidre, Oct. 18, 1823. vouring to expose the fallacy and the injurious tendency of the popular Cal. vinistic doctrine of the eternal duration Half-yearly Meeting of the Somerset of hell-torments. The Chapel was filled and Dorset Unitarian Association. to overflowing. A deep and solemn at. tention pervaded the whole assembly, yearly Meeting of the Somerset and
On Tuesday, October 7th, the Halfwhile the preacher stated and held up Dorset Unitarian Association was held to the condemnation of his hearers the gloomy and appalling sentiments propa. morning and evening, were performed by
at Dorchester. The religious services, gated by Boston (in his Four-fold State) the Rev. Messrs. Bennet, of Poole, and and other Orthodox divines who have G. B. Wawne. Nine new members were written upon the same subject, and exhi- added to the Society, and the friends bited the more pleasing and salutary view of the state of future retribution, which is present at the Meeting, to the number embraced by Unitarian Christians. The of nearly thirty, dived together between
the services. service was iutroduced by the Rev. J.
G. B. W. Platts, of Doncaster. Persons were present at this Meeting from Lincoln, Don. caster, Thorne, Gainsborough, and va- Testimony of Respect to the Rer. rious other places. The Institution is in John Yates, of Liverpool, by his à flourishing state, and there can be no late Congregation. doubt that the effects which have already resulted from its establishment, will be
We are informed that on the resiguafollowed by others still more important tion of the Rev. JOHN YATES, a piece of and beneficial to the cause of Divine plate, value one hundred guineas, was truth.
presented to him, bearing the following W. W. inscription :
The Reverend JOHN YATES, Quarterly Meeting of Unitarian Mi- By the Congregation of Protestaut Dis. nisters in South Wales.
senters, The Quarterly Meeting of 'Unitarian
Assembling in Paradise St. Chapel, Ministers in South Wales was held at
Liverpool; Blaengwrach, on Thursday, the 2nd day
As a grateful acknowledgment of this month. In the evening of the
Of his Services as their Minister preceding day, Mr. J. Griffiths, of Llandy
For the period of 46 years, faen, preached from 1 John iv. 9, and
And an affectionate testimonial at eleven o'clock on the following day,
To his Private Virtues. (Thursday,) the Rev. David Rees, M. D.
1823 of Merthyr, in the absence of Mr. J. Davies, of Capel-y-groes, Cardiganshire,