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private property, and is probably aided and about the metropolis that neglect this by his very respectable relatives; but these important doty. resources are by no means equal to the Independents ......

.........47 support of his family. To him is assigned Bontiste Particular 28 ) Thirty Pounds.

General 3$. No. 4.-This excellent minister moved in the higher class of the inbabitants, in

English 3), { Calvinistic

Presby. ; Calvinistic, Scotch 4 j ilo one of the principal towns of the Canton. terians, Arian 32 An information was lodged against him,

(Socinian 9" for holding an unlawful religious meeting. A police officer was sent to search the

REPORT, &c. house, he could discover nothing on which

- The Committee have again the satisto ground a prosecution. Monsieur

faction of reporting to the General Meetthen introduced the officer into his parlour,

ing, that their occupation the last year, as wbere was sitting his wife, a friend with

to any of the common objects of their athis two sisters, and another young lady ;

tention, has not been burthensome. A a Bible lay open on the table, and Monsieur

few cases relative to property, and disputes - avowed that he had been reading respecting trusts, have occurred, which and commenting upon it, in this little

they have attended to with various success, circle of visitors. The prosecution was

but none of importance sufficient to merit set on foot; the object of it was, as particular detail. Tbe Dissenters' Regisusual, subject to great expense, examined

try, they have endeavoured to arrange so with tedious and torturous interrogations, as to answer its purposes, as well as can and condemned to be banished for three be accomplished without Parliamentary years. He appealed against the sentence, authority, for which they hare not thought and it was reduced by the higher court to it desirable to press; as, when the question, one year, which terin has lately expired.

relating to their marriages, shall be again We have not heard that he has determined

brought forward, it may be found practiwhether to remain in France, or return to

cable to introduce the other subject withhis own country. He is believed to possess

out much additional expense or trouble as a comfortable property, but the losses and

part of the public bill; and, in the meanexpenses which have been thrown upon

time, if the Redcross-street Registries are him, and the additional affliction of Ma

(in common with all others except the dame - 's illness, render it proper, in

parochial ones) inadmissible as legal evithe Committee's opinion, that he should

dence in a Court of Justice, they are, receive Twenty Pounds.

nevertheless, highly advantageous as re. It is evident that these sums can go but

cords of fact, and as indexes, by which a very little way towards indemnifying the

complete legal evidence of the dates of sufferers for tlicir actual losses; excepting

birtlis (not merely of baptisms) may be in the case of No. 1, they can be regarded

obtained. as no more than a small expression of

On the most important of the matters Christian sympathy and respect.

committed to their care, the repeal of the There are other sufferers, to whom we

Test and Corporation Acts, they have only trust that British libcrality will enable us

to report, that by the advice and with the to extend some relief. Further communi

entire concurrence of all whom they cations may be expected the next month,

have consulted as best informed on that and we indulge the hope of having to re

head, and most interested in the issue, dort some appearances of a favourable they resolved to take no step during the change, with regard to the conduct of last Session of Parliament: and consider. affairs in the Canton itself.

iog its delicacy, the variety and complicaSigued on behalf of the London Com

tion of the interests concerned, and the mittee,

feverish state of the country at the present J. Pye SMITH.

crisis on every thing relating thereto, they THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COMMIT submit to the Meeting, the expediency of

TEE OF DEPUTIES FOR 1825. refraining from entering into any discusThe Board of Deputies is constituted sion of details in this Report. The Comby the delegates of those Presbyterian, mittee, however, beg to assure the Meetlodependent, or Baptist congregations in ing, that though, as a body, dissolved, they London and its vicinity, wbich express continue, individually, as firmly as ever, their desire to appoint two of their num attached to the principles on which their ber to represent them in this general dissent is founded, and as desirous of em:. council. The list for 1825, contains the playing their most vigorous efforts to propames of ninety-seven congregations who cure the repeal of every restraint on relisend deputies; and we have been favoured gious liberty, whenever an opportunity with the following analysis of their num- shall appear of exerting themselves with ber, wbich shows the relative strength of reasonable probability of advantage. One, each denomination. But it should be they cannoi but hope, may be anticipated added, that there are many churches in at no very distant period, from the in

creasing liberality of the times; of which, National Church, and convinced of the they are happy to be able to furnish the general inexpediency and perfect unfairfollowing recent proof and example. In ness of the proposed measure, the Board the note, p. 201, of the 12mo edition of of Congregational Dissenting Ministers, the Proceedings of the Committee, it is at their monthly meeting, held at the said, “ Dissenters are also disabled, on the Bank Coffee-house, on Tuesday, Novemground of scrupling the Sacramental Test, ber 15th, and very numerously attended, to be called to the Bar, by the Honourable the Rev. J. Humphries in the chair, Society of Gray's Inn; that Society have adopted the following resolutions, with ing an order or bye-law, which requires a complete unanimity. candidate for that degree to produce a 1 . Resolved, That the principles and certificate of baving taken the Sacrament. constitution of the Religious Tract SoThe other Inns of Court have no such ciety have our cordial approbation, belaw." This blot the Society had over- cause it has professed to circulate tracts looked too long. To its honour, be it now containing pure truth, as it tlows from recorded, that this most exceptionable the sacred fountain of the New Testabye-law was abrogated by an order spon- ment, uncontaminated with error, and taneously issued by the benchers on the undisturbed by human systems, having 16th of November last, which has placed nothing in them of the Shibboleth of a the admission to the Bar of the Students sect-nothing to recommend one denoof this Inn on the same impartial footing, mination, or to throw odium on anon which, in the other Inns of Court, it other--nothing of the acrimony of conhas long stood.”

tending parties, but that unity of prin

ciple whereby all can join with pleasure IMPORTANT DISCUSSION WITH THE

as in one great common cause. RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY.

2. Resolved, That as the primary in. We have received the following com

tention of this Society was to publish munication, to which we give immediate

tracts on subjects “purely religious,"

we feel much surprise and regret at a insertion, convinced that the great body

Prospectus issued by its Committee, anof dissenting ministers in the country, connected with the Religious Tract So

nouncing the republication of the late ciety, will support the respectful re

Rev. J. Milner's Church History, which,

however pious and devotional it may be, monstrance which their brethren in the Metropolis have addressed to its Com

yet necessarily possesses, in common with mittee on their late extraordinary pro

all other ecclesiastical histories, a bias in posal.

favour of that mode of church discipline

to which its author was attached, and (To the Editors.)

wbich is discernible throughout the Gentlemen,-Having been appointed whole work in question. by the Congregational Board, at its last 3. That this Board therefore earnestly meeting, to lay before the religious public entreat the Committee of the Religious a statement of their proceedings, in re. Tract Society, as they regard the feelference to a Prospectus issued by the ings and sufferages of their dissenting Committee of the Religious Tract So- constituents, to abandon a project which ciety, allow us to request you will give cannot be executed by them without this letter a place in the columns of your violating the principles on which the January Magazine.

Society was first established, and by a In September last an address was pub. strict adherence to which its present lished, announcing a “ reprint” of Mil. prosperity can only be perpetuated. ner's “ History of the Church of Christ," That these resolutions might be comby the Tract Society, with the “ omission municated to the Committee of the Tract of some passages, in which the author Society in the most respectful manner, had given his opinion at large upon a few a Deputation of three ministers, mempoints of a disputed nature.” Through bers of the Board, together with its Seout the Prospectus, however, the entire cretary, was appointed to wait upon work is commended as important and them at their next meeting. The intervaluable, which, it is said, “will in course view was held on Tuesday morning, continue to be purchased by most per- Nov. 29d, and a friendly discussion took sons whose means will allow them to place, when the Committee unanimously procure it in an extended form, while passed a resolution, expressive of their those who desire to possess it in a more thanks for the interference of the Board, compendious and less expensive shape, and offering to submit the revision of the may be assured that they have this va work to any ministers they might ap. luable work uninjured by the present point. A special meeting of the Board abridgment.”

was summoned for Tuesday, Nov. 29th, Surprised at the laudatory strain of when Dr. Winter was called to the chair; the address respecting a work avowedly and after the Deputation had given in and necessarily written with unfriendly their report, the meeting, with perfect feelings towards the dissenters from the unanimity, resolved respectfully to de

cline the overture, and at the same time Auckland ; Alex. Baring, Esq. M. P.; G. again to protest against the projected Birkbeck, M. D.; H. Brougham, Esq. publication.

M. P. F. R. S.; T. Campbell, Esq.; Lord The Committee having issued a cir. Dudley and Ward; I. L. Goldsmid, Esq.; cular on the subject of this proposed 0. G. Gregory, LL. D.; G. Grote, Jun. reprint of Milner, in which its publica. Esq.; J. Hume, Esq. M. P. F. R. S.; The tion is postponed till March next, and Marquis of Lansdowne, F. R. S.; Z. Masome other alterations in the original cauley, Esq. F. R. S.; Sir J. Mackintosh, plan are announced, the paper was read M. P. F. R. S.; J. Mill, Esq.; The Duke at the last meeting of the Board, the of Norfolk ; Lord J. Russell, M. P.; B. Rev. D. Washbourne in the chair, when Shaw, Esq.; J. Smith, Esq. M. P.; W. it was unanimously agreed, " That the Tooke, Esq. f. K. S.; H. Warburton, sentiments therein contained do not at all Esq. F. R. S.; H. Waymouth, Esq.; J. affect the opinions already expressed on Whishaw, Esq. F. R. S.; T. Wilson, Esq. the subject by the Board in their pre- The thanks of the Meeting were given ceding resolutions."

to Dr. Cox, for his unwearied and able Having thus narrated, as briefly as services in the office of Secretary, which possible, the measures which the Board he held pro tempore. He has, however, of Congregational Ministers in London accepted the honorary office of Secretary have felt it their duty to take in this to the Council. The University office is at painful business, it only remains to as. No. 7, Furnival's Inn, Holborn, to which certain whether the dissenting ministers all communications may be addressed. who are connected with the Tract So. ELECTION OF THE CONGREGATIONAL ciety throughout the country, will sup.

SCHOOL port its Committee in the publication The half-yearly election of the sons of even of an abridgment of a work, the ministers into the Congregational School authorities of which are often question. was held at the Old London Tavern, Biable, and the general tendency of which shopsgate Street, on Wednesday, Nov. is in direct opposition to the proposed 30th, when four buys were admitted, viz. neutrality of the Society.

W. A. Gillson, son of the Rev. W. GillROBERT WINTER, son, of Fakenham ; J. B. Harrison, son John Davis.

of the Rev. W. Harrison, of Great WigDec. 26, 1825. John BLACKBURN. ston ; A. Jeary, son of the late Rev. ó.

A. Jeary, of Rodborough ; and T. Marsh, THE ELECTION OF The COUNCIL FOR

son of the late Rev. W. Marsh, of CharlesTHE LONDON UNIVERSITY.

worth. Our readers will participate in the satis. It is with much satisfaction we learn faction which all liberal minds must feel that the internal prosperity of this valuthat the establishment of a University in able institution, both as it regards schoolthe metropolis of the empire, on the most discipline, and domestic economy, is truly liberal principles, is now secured. A list encouraging, and that the boys make of near seven hundred shareholders bas commendable progress in solid and useful been published, which includes the names knowledge. We trust this fact will enof many noble, opulent, scientific, and courage the Independent churches to inmost respectable gentlemen.

crease, by their liberality, the patronage On Monday, Dec. 19, a general meet of this Institution, till the number of boys ing of the Proprietors was held at the Crown on the foundation shall be commensurate and Anchor Tavern, Strand, H. Brougham, with the claims of a laborious but ill-paid Esq. M, P. in the Chair, for the election of ministry. . twenty-four gentlemen to form the council.

APOCRYPHAL QUESTION. The minutes of the proceedings of the pro- It is with deep and unfeigned regret that visional Committee were first read by the the COMMITTEE OF THE EDINBURGH Rev. Dr. Cox, from which it appeared BIBLE Society, having maturely con. that they have purchased a freehold plot sidered the Resolution of the Committee of seven acres, lying near the end of of the British and Foreign Bible Society, Gower-street, by the New Road, St. Pan. of the 21st Nov. 1825, find themselves dis. cras, for which £30,000 has been paid, appointed in the hopes which they ventured and which affords an adequate site for the to entertain of renewing their friendly inbuildings and walks. The provisional tercourse with the Parent Institution, the Committee have also applied to six archi- following Resolution was adopted by the tects for plans of the intended structure, Edinburgh Bible Society Committee, on which, it is presumed, will be commenced the 12th of December : in the Spring. The provisional Committee « That the said Resolution (of the 21st recommended a list of names for the council, Nov. 1825) is unsatisfactory, in as much as which, at the close of the ballot, it was it is inconsistent with those views which found the majority of the shareholders this Committee DELIBERATELY adopted on had adopted. The following gentlemen the very important subject it involves, constitute the council .

and which are explained in their printed Hon. J. Abercrombie, M. P.; Lord statement of the 18th May last."

It seems obvious that the effect of the

REMOVALS AND NOTICES. Resolution on the Parent Society, of 21st The Rev. J. Hoppus, late of Carter Nov., will be, to allow the Foreign Bible Lane, has engaged to preach at HaberSociety to apply the whole of their own funds dashers' Hall, Staining Lane, Wood Street, to the printing of the Apocrypha. But a de- Cheapside, during the ensuing three tailed statement of the grounds on which months ; morning and afternoon. the Edinburgh Committee have come to The Rey. E. Cörbishley.:late of Rotherthis conclusion will shortly be submitted ham College, has accepted a unanimous to the members of the Bible Societies of

invitation to the pastoral office at AppleGreat Britain and Ireland.

dore, North Devon. (Signed) George Ross, Chairman. - The Rev. David Dunkerly, late of RECENT DEATH.

Loxley, near Sheffield, has accepted an inAt Taunton, on Sunday, December 18, vitation to the pastoral charge over the 1825, deeply regretted by his family and Independent Church and Congregation friends, the Rev. RICHARD PEARSALL ALL assembling in Ebenezer Chapel, Townley LEN, late of Exeter, departed this life, Street, Macclesfield. aged 53 years. Declining health had com- We are desired to state, that on the pelled him to relinquish the stated duties removal of the Rev. Alexander Good, of the Christian minlstry, and he had re- from the Congregational Church, Launtired to his native place, with the hope of ceston, in March 1824, the pastoral closing his career in peace. He was an- charge of the above church was underticipating a speedy removal to the world taken by the Rev. J. Barfett, (late of of spirits ; expected that his departure Swansea,) whose character and labours would be sudden, and in this he was not are highly esteemed. disappointed. He had retired early to : We are requested to caution the reli. rest, on the Saturday evening. On the Sab- gious public to beware of an application, bath morning, he received his suinmons which is anticipated on behalf of a new by a stroke of apoplexy; and about noon chapel at Hanwell, Middlesex, the place his unfeltered spirit left its shattered pri- not having been put in trust by the indi. son for the realmns of light.

vidual who procured its erection. A LIST OF THE MINISTERS TO BE ENGAGED, AND OF THE SUBJECTS 'ro BE DIS

cusSED, IN THE MONTHLY EXERCISES OF LONDON, FROM JANUARY TO DECEM

ber, 1826. Time. Place.

Preachers.

Subjects.

The Advantages of an enlarged AcJan. 5, Mr. Burder's, Mr. Orme

quaintance with the Evidences of . 1 Revelation.

The Divine Legation of Moses, and Feb. 9. Mr. Curwen's, Dr. Collyer, the leading Features of the Mosaic

l Economy. March 9. Dr. Winter's, Mr. H. F. Burier The Evidence derived from Prophecy. April 6. Mr. Lacey's, Mr. Stratten

The Evidence derived from Miracles.

The Evidence derived from the ChaMay 4. Mr. Stratten's, Mr. Lacey

racter of Christ.

S The Evidence derived from the ResurJune 8. Mr. Yockney's, Dr. Smith

rection of Christ.

The Evidence derived from the SucJuly 6. Dr. Collyer's, Mr. Reed

cess of the Gospel. Aug. 10. Mr. Philip's, Mr. Arundel The Internal Evidence of Christianity.

( The PracticalInfluence of Christianity Sept. 7. Mr. Barker's, Mr. Davies

i illustrative of its Divine Origin.

À The best methods of counteracting InOct. 5. Mr. Fletcher's,' Dr. Winter

s fidelity. Nov. 9. Mr. Townsend's, Mr. Rayson The Character of the Apostle Paul. Dec. 7.

Mr. Fletcher

The Mysteries of Revelation.

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Answers to Correspondents, 8c. COMMUNICATIOns have been received this month from the Rev. Dr. J. P. Smith-

Thomas Morell--S. Percy--J. Fletcher --Thomas Luke-J. Thornton--J. Black, burn--C. N. Davis--J. Hoppus--- Corbishley-I. Cobbin--W. Moorhouse. Also from Messrs. A. Haldane--G. Paul, jun.-S. Mills --T. Fisher-W. Derry.

Devonshire Statistics continued in our next.

The paper from a London Congregational Minister, on the subject of the monthly exercise, would have been inserted, but upon inquiry we find that recent alterations have been made in the arrangement of that Association, which will completely obviate his otherwise legitimate objections.

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