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lations, on thy accession to the British rejoicing, nevertheless we respectfully throne; and, with feelings of gratitude offer to the King a sincere aud cordial 10 Him who ruleth in the kiugdons of welcome, and congratulate him upon his ncu, for that state of peace in which the safe arrival upon our shores. We desire sceptre of this great kingdom has been that thy visit may not only tend to thy delivered into thy hands We pray that owu satisfaction and the joy of thy peoHe inay cause this blessing to coutinue. ple, but that an event so auspicious may Mlay He influence thy heart to seek his promote the improvement of Ireland and divine couusel in all thy steps : and grant of her iuhabitants, and thus render an thee his holy aid to perform the various important and lasting adrantage to the great and important duties of thy high empire. We wish to avail ourselves of station ; so that being enabled to rule in the present occasion to renew the declarighteousness, thou niayest, in the end, ration of our love and ear allegiance to eschauge thy earthly crown for an in- thee our King under thy illustrious House. corruprible crown of glory.

We, as a religious Society, have received Sigued at the Yearly Moeting of the many privileges ; we are therefore bound, aforesaid Society, held in Dublin, the 6th both by duty and by gratitude, to fidelity day of the 5th Month, in the year of our to thy Royal Person and Government. Lord 1820.

We are thankful to the Sovereign Ruler JOHN CONRAN, Clerk. of the Universe, that peace generally pre[Transmitted by Earl Talbot, Lord vails; we pray that this blessing may conLieutenant of Ireland, to Viscount Side tinue, and spread wider and wider; and mouth, and by him preseuted to the we desire for thee, O King, that thou king.)

mayest be enabled, under the influence of that grace which visits the hearts of all

meu, to live in righteousness, and be an Address of the Friends in Ireland to instrument in the Divine hand to pro

the King, 20th 8 Mo. 1821. mote that state wherein all nations may '10 George the Fourth, King of the join in the holy authen, “ Glory to God

United Kingdom of Great Britain in the highest, and on earth peace, good-
and Ireland, and the dominious will to all men.”
thereunto belonging.

To the Society of Friends.
May it please the King !

It is highly satisfactory to me to reTuy dutifnl and loyal subjects, the So. ceive your congratulations on my arrival ciety of Friends in Ireland, commonly in this part of my kiugdom, and your called Quakers, at their last Yearly Meet.

assurance of attachment to my Person ig held in this city, anticipating thy and Government. visit to this country, authorized us to ad

The loyalty of your principles and your dress thee on their behalf on this memo.

regular and peaceable conduct entitle you rable occasion. We should not do jus.

to my good opinion and esteem. You tice to our feeliage did we nor assure the may rely upon any constant protection, aud King that our Society participates in the upon the coutinuance of those privileges general joy caused by his presence. Al which you now so justly possess. though religiously restrained from demonstrating those feelings by public marks of


Warwickshire Unitarian Tract sound criticism. The preacher explained, Society.

in a very rational and satisfactory manOn Wednesday, July 25, 1821, the ner, many passages in the New TestaAmual Meeting of the Unitarian Tract ment, which are usually brought to prove Society for Warwickshire, and the neigh- the omnipresence of Christ. It was the bouring counties, was held at Leicester. unanimour request of all present, that In the moruing the sermon was preached the sermon should be published, a reby the Rev. Mr. Wallace, of Chesterfield. quest which we yet hope will be comThe text was Ex. xx. 34 : “ In all places plied with. In the evening, the Rev. J.H. where 1 record my name, I will come Bramshy, of Dudley, preached from 1 Tim. unto thee, and I will bless thee." The ii. 5 : “There is one God, and one Mediscourse was rèplete with ingenious and diator between God and men, the man SIR,

Christ Jesus.” The preacher ably demon- every other Sunday. Some time after he strated the absurdity of the commonly. came to me, and said, that the people received opinion of two natures in Christ, had agreed that I must resign, but that I shewing this to be merely the device of was welcome to the small salary. I told orthodox theologians to extricate them- him that I would not comply with this. selves from the difficulties of their sys. On the 30th Dec. at two o'clock, when tem. The sermon concluded with sea- Mr. Jones, this self-pamed home missonable practical remarks. The services sionary, was preaching, he gave out that of the day were very acceptable to an at. there would be service twice during that tentive and respectable audience. The mi- week, and that there would be a meeting nisters and a numerous party of friends on Saturday to appoint new trustees, I dined together. Some additional sub. opposed these meetings, and locked up scribers were obtained, and the day was

the chapel. On the 5th of January, spent with much cordiality and pleasure. 1822, I, in company with a few friends,

went to the chapel, and found that the

door was broken open, and the lock Religious Muncuvres at Kingsley, stolen away. I locked the door again, Cheshire.

but it was again bruken open, and we Chester,

left the chapel open. On the 6th of this Jan. 31, 1822.

month I preached in it again, but the

rabble on the outside made a great disThe following account is drawn up by turbance. On the 13th I preached again, Mr. Astbury, the late minister of the late from Acts xxiv. 14–16. Two attorneys Unitarian Chapel at Kingsley, near Kel- came, and several others, who paid great sal, in the County of Chester. Mr. attention.

When the service was over, Astbury is a pious and sensible man. He we agreed to meet on the Friday followhas for many years been sincerely attach- ing at Frodsham, at the attorney's office. ed to the opinions of the Unitarians, I attended with some friends." I asked which he has endeavoured to promote in them there to state what they had against his humble sphere, with much personal me, which I had repeatedly done before; inconvenience, and with a very triling but they only replied, that the congrega emolument. Being unused to composi- tion was reduced. I asked them, whetion, he has requested me to revise his ac- ther it would be creditable to their town count of a disgraceful transaction, which to dimiss an old minister without a fault. he denominates religious swindling, at They answered, that it would not. They Kingsley. I have made only a few ver

asked me to state some conditions on bal alterations.

which I would resign. I brought forward W. BAKEWELL. an account of 607. and upwards, which I

had collected from our friends for the I have gone to Kingsley, as minister, rebuilding of the chapel ; and I stated for 25 years, out of which time I have that I had an undoubted right to have been 16 years stated minister. I was this money back towards building another chosen by the trustees, and the united chapel at our own place, in the township voice of the people. Since then the of Delamere. They did not deny my trustees are dead, and things have re- right, but could not comply by reason of mained in a varied state. On the 9th of the present distresses; but they stated, Sept. 1821, a sermon was delivered on that they would allow me 21. per annum the death of the Queen; at which time, for my life, and 151. towards building a man came into the chapel in disguise, another chapel, out of the money in my pretending to be a home missionary of hands, which belongs to the Unitarian liberal sentiments, and delivered papers chapel at Kingsley. They declared, that to the same effect, and requested liberty if I would not comply they would actually to preach, which I granted. As he said pull down the chapel. Our friends at that he was going to stop awhile in the Kingsley unitedly urged me to agree to country, he wished to preach at night, the conditions ; and I signed my resiguawhich I refused. He left the country tion. There are a few sincere friends at awhile, and returned, and got into the Kingsley who were borne down by the favour of the High Church party, who ap- above-mentioned party. We are informplied to me for him to preach during the ed, that at some distant time, they intend winter. They said, as the distance was to sell the chapel to raise money for seven miles from my house, and I was in erecting a chapel of ease. I preach at years, his preaching in my chapel would my own house every fortnight, and am be an act of kindness to me. I, how- better attended than I was at Kingsley ; ever, refused to give up iny pulpit to and there is a prospect of raising a conhim; but gave him liberty to preach gregation. We had it in contemplation

to build a chapel in the parish of Dela- Ecclesiastical Preferments. mere, before we were driven from Kings

Rev. C. J. BLOMFIELD, D. D., (Rector ley, if we could receive a little assist- of St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate,) to be ance. There are three promising young Archdeacon of Colchester. men in the neighbourhood, who have

Rev. T. W. BLOMBERG, M. A., to be preached for us, and whose active ser

Canon Residentiary of St. Paul's Cathevices encourage the hope of much useful- dral, vice Dr. Samuel Ryder Weston, uess. I called on the Rev. Mr. Lyons in

deceased. the spring of last year, and stated our

Rev. G. HOLCOMBE, D. D., to be a case. He wished me to draw up propo- Prebendary of Westminster, vice Blom. sals for the building of a chapel at Dela

berg. mere. Delamere is one of the most im

Hon. and Rev. J.E.BOSCawen, M. A., proved places in Cheshire. We conceive to be Canon or Prebendary of Canterthat a chapel would be of singular use, bury, vice Holcombe. and that we might obtain a good Sunday

The King has been pleased to grant to school. As the materials for building the Rev. J. H. MONK, B. D. and Regius are close at haud, as wages are low, as Professor of Greek in the University of we have 15l. in hand, and as the land Cambridge, the Deanery of Peterborough, would be given, the expense would not void by the Death of the Rev. Dr. T. exceed 601. We submit this statement to the consideration of the public, if you


fent Kipling think it proper to insert it in the Monthly A List of the Committee of Deputies Repository or Christian Reformer, hoping that we may receive aid from some of

appointed to protect the Civil Rights our Unitarian brethren, and from some

of the three Denominations of Proof the Fellowship Funds.

testant Dissenters, for the Year

1822. · I remain, Your persecuted and humble servant, William Smith, Esq., M. P., Chairman,

EDWARD ASTBURY. Philpot Lane ; Joseph Gutteridge, Esq., Delamere, Jan. 31, 1822.

Deputy Chairman, Camberwell; James Members 7 WILLIAM GARNER.

Collins, Esq., Treasurer, Spital Square ;

John Christie, Esq., Hackney Wick ; SaGEORGE FERMAH. Congregation.

muel Favell, Esq., Camberwell; Benjamin

Shaw, Esq., London Bridge-foot ; Henry Unitarian Petitions on the Marriage Joseph Stonard, Esq., Stamford Hill;

Waymouth, Esq., Wandsworth Common; Law.

William Titford, Esq., West Street, WalThe Committee of the UNITARIAN worth ; John Bentley, Esq., Highbury; Association have reminded the different John T. Rutt, Esq., Clapton; Robert congregations in connexion with the So- Wainewright, Esq., Gray's Inn Square ; ciety, that it is desirable to be prepared Robert Winter, Esq., Bedford Row; B. with petitions to both Houses of Parlia. P. Witts, Esq., Friday Street; Thomas meut on the subject of the Marriage Law Wood, Esq., Little St. Thomas Apostle, as early as possible in the present Ses- Queen Street; William Freme, Esq., sion. They state that the petitions may Catherine Court, Tower Hill; George either be sent to the Secretary, Mr. Ed- Hammond, Esq., Whitechapel ; William gar Taylor, for presentation, or put into Marston, Esq., East Street, Red Lion the hands of any Member of Parliament Square ; Joseph Benwell, Esq., Battersea; whose support a congregation can obtain. William Esdaile, Esq., Clapham ComForins of the petition may be obtained mon; William Hale, Esq., Homerton ; of the Association, on application to the John Addington, Esq., Spital Square ; Secretary. They are nearly the same as William Burls, Esq., Lothbury; Thomas those adopted in the last Session of Par. Stiff, Esq., New Street, Covent Garden. liament, and proceed upon the principle of the Bill, drawn up by Mr. Richmond, and adopted by the Association, and Bigotry in a Public Company.- A vão heretofore presented to the House of cancy was recently declared in the office Commons by Mr. W. Smith. The pre

of clerk to the MERCHANT TAYLORS' sent state of the Marriage Law is ex- COMPANY, one of the most opulent of plained, Mon. Repos. XIV. 174-178. the chartered Companies of the city of The Bill referred to will be found in the London. A great number of gentlemen same volume, p. 383. And the proceed in the profession of the law, some of ings in Parliament upon the question are them of the highest respectability, started reported, XIV. 383–386, and 446, and as candidates. To reduce their number, XVI. 498, 499.

in order to make an election inore easy,

of my

variousexpedients were adopted; amongst professional ambition to which he had a others a test or subscription of assent and fair claim, the writer appears to us to consent to the doctrine and worship of derive more honour from this manly and the Church of England. On hearing Christian avowal than he could have dethis, one of the candidates, at whom, rived from any office whatever. perhaps, on account of his interest, this It has been questioned whether the precaution was pointed, instantly with- Company had a legal right to adopt their drew, and addressed a letter “ To the resolution; but allowing this, we may be Master, Warden and Court of Assistants perinitted to say, that it was not liberal of the Worshipful Company,” a copy of to the Dissenters who are on the Court which is now before us in print, and and in the Company, it was not consiwhich speaks such a noble feeling of derate towards the candidates, and it is houour and Christian integrity, that we surely unworthy of a public body in the cannot refrain from making an extract : metropolis in this era of light and liberty,

“ I have been made acquainted with á If the object be more than an electionResolution, which, although not officially maneuvre, if it be intended to shut out promulgated, is yet universally understood Dissenters altogether, the Court must go to have been recently adopted by your yet farther, and decree that any of tireir Court, escluding from the existing com- officers becoming Dissenters shall be ipso petition for the office of your clerk and facto excluded. Are they prepared for solicitor, all persons who in their reli- this act of persecution - While the door gious professions are not members of the to public employment is thus closed Church of England.

against Dissenters, the Dissenters them“It would not become me, under pre- selves have for the last half century been sent circumstances, to inquire what con- opening trusts and emoluments, of which nexion there can possibly exist between they had the disposal, to Churchmen; and particular modes of Christian faith, and the consequence has been in certain hosthe professional duties of the office re- pitals and charities that we could name, ferred to ; much less does it belong to that the members of the Establishment me to question the propriety of such a have by degrees obtained the ascendancy, rule of election. It is sufficient for me and wholly excluded the Dissenters. Thus to know that such an exclusive qualifica- have this latter class of persons been dontion is insisted on, and that my conscien- bly injured. Let them, then, take the tivus persuasivo disqualifies me from con- matter into consideration, and henceforth tinuing a candidate. I am very averse act, not indeed with illiberality, (for eren from any thing which might be deemed by way of retaliation that is always bad,) an ostentatious or unnecessary professiou but with a due care of the interests of of my religious tenets ; but I consider it their own denomination and of the claims due to truth and consistency of character, of their posterity upon institutions foundto avow, on the present occasion, that ed or endowed, with a view to their bethose which I profess, derived from mynefit or influence, by benefactors who ancestors and confirmed by personal con- either were of their own persuasion, or viction, place me beyond the pale of considered that their charities would be qualification. And I feel assured that I best administered by such as were. should not be considered by others, any more than by mysell, a deserving object of your choice, if I could hesitate one Cambridge, Jan. 4.-R. WOODHOUSE, moment, in taking the determination 1 Esq. M. A., F.R.S., Fellow of Caius have now come to.

College, and Lucasian Professor of Ma" The reception I experienced on my thematics, was yesterday unanimously canvas, induces me to flatter myself, elected Plumiau Professor of Experimenthat, but for this peculiar exclusion, í tal Philosophy, in the room of the late should have been justified in entertaining Archdeacon Vince. The Rev. J. LONSthe most confident expectation of suc- DALE, M.A., Tutor of King's College, is cess; and I trust I may be permitted elected Christian Advocate, in the room to say, without the imputation of offence, of the Rev. T. Rennell. The Rev. C. it is no small consolation to me to find BENSON, M.A., Fellow of Magdalene Col. that I am excluded from being a Candi. lege, is continued Hulsean Lecturer for date, not rejected at the Election ; and the present year. The Hulsean Prize for that my exclusion is produced, not by the year 1821 was, on Monday last, adpersonal objectiou, but by the mere dif- judged to W. TROLLOPE, B. A., of Pemkerence of religious persuasion, acknow. broke Hall: subject, “The expedients leged to be equally conscientious in each to which the Gentile philosophers resortparty."

cd, in opposing the progress of the GosAlthough disappointed in an object of pei, described and applied in illustrativu

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of the truth of the Christian religion," Charles I, Part 3. From the Restoration The subject of the Hulsean Prize Disser to the Present Times. tation, for the present year, is, “The argowent for the genuineness of the sa- In compliance with the request of the ered volume as generally received by friends of the deceased, the Sermons of Christians."

the late Rev. CALEB EVANS, will be sent

to the press as soon as it can be ascerVaccination.--The Report of the Na- tained what number of copies may be tional Vaccine Establishment is just pub- wanted. To this small Volume (price lished, signed by Sir Henry Halford, and five shillings) will be prefixed a Portrait, other eminent medical men. The sub- and the Alemoir of Dr. Southwood Smith, scribers say, that the result of another' inserted in our last number (pp. 55– year's experience is “ an increase of their 60). An Appendix will contain the Deconfidence in the benefits of it.” They ceased's “ Week's Ramble into the Highrejoice that the practice of vaccine inocu- lands of Scotland." lation is growing. Many cases have been reported to them of small-pox in patients Mr. Overton has in the press an Inpreviously vaccinated ; but, they add,“ the quiry into the Truth and Use of the Book disorder has always run a safe course, of Enoch, as it respects his prophecies, being upiformly exempt from the secon- visions, and account of fallen angels, such dary fever, in which the patient dies most Book being at length found in the Ethi. commonly when he dies of small-pox." opie Canon, and put into English by Dr. They express their unqualified reproba. Laurence. tion of the conduct of those medical practitioners, who, knowing well that The new PARLIAMENT has been chiefly vaccination scarcely occasions the slight- occupied with the consideration of Agriest indisposition, that it spreads no con- cultural Distress. Various and contratagion, that in a very large proportion of dictory opinions have been hazarded by cases it affords an entire security against our legislators on the subject. Some small-pox, and in almost every instance attribute the difficulties of the farmers is a protection against danger from that to the bounty of Providence, or, as the disease, are yet bardy enough to perse. Marquis of Londonderry says, vere in recommending the insertion of a causes of nature," and represent plenty poison, of which they cannot pretend to as the great curse of the country: this anticipate either the measure or the issue." is surely quite a new doctrine, and, if In conclusion, they report that the num- true, requires a great part of the Bible ber of persons who have died of small- and of our Prayer-Books to be newpox this year within the bills of morta- modelled. Others say, agreeably to the lity, is only 508, not more than two- opinions of our fathers and of almost all thirds of the number who fell a sacrifice mankind in all ages, that the pressure of to that disease the year before.

taxation is the evil under which the na.

tion groans; while the ministers and Eton.A Library for the first hundred their partisans and some independent Eton boys has been established at that men who are theorists, seem to hold that College. His Majesty has expressed his taxation is a blessing! A Committee is approbation of this, and presented a appointed to discuss the matter and resuperb copy of the Delphin and Variorum port upon it, but he must know little of Classics to the institution.

the constitution of Parliament who ex

pects much from a Committee of the The Rev. T. C. HOLLAND will resign the Minister has a secure majority.

House of Commons, where the Prime charge of the Unitarian congregation at Edinburgh in a few months. He an- time to time of such Parliamentary pro

It is our intention to take notice from nounces to us his intention of undertaking the pastoral care of some congregation in ceedings as bear upon the great question South Britain. A vacancy will, of course, form : and in this connexion, we have

of religious liberty and ecclesiastical robe created at Edinburgh..

to record a curious motion of Mr.

Hume's, the indefatigable friend of reM1r. WORDSWORTH has two new poeti- form, by means of economy and retrenchcal works in the press. The first that ment; it is, for a Return of Half-Pay will appear is entitled “ Memorials of a Officers in the Church. How many and Tour on the Continent;" and the other whom this return will include, we know “ Eeclesiastical Sketches,” in 3 Parts. not; but we suspect that it will comprePart I. From the latroduction of Chris- hend more ecclesiastics than are dreamed tianity into Britain to the Consummation of, and rumour says that there will be of the Papal Dominion. Part 2. To the found in the list a certain bishop! On close of the Troubles in the Reign of the motion being made, Mr. CALCRAFT

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