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cumstance, that at a period when this Society was in actual contemplation, two of those in America were formed, without any knowledge that the subject had claimad attention in this Country.

The obstacles that impeded the formation of the Society in 1814 and 1815, exist no more. The long protracted and sanguipary conflict in which this country had been so deeply engaged, his ceased—the nations of Europe, wearied with their efforts for mutual destruction, and suffering under the accumulated pressure of those evils which are inseparable from war, have returned the sword into its scabbard—the intoxication of national vain-glory has begun to subside; and many have learnt from bitter experience to appreciate the costs and consequences of victory.

Four Committee therefore invite their friends not to neglect a moment so peculiarly favourable as the present, for the disseinination of pacific principles, and would wish to encourage the disposition which has been manifested to form Auxiliary Societies, as the most effective means of giving energy to the opera. tions of this Institution. To assist in their establishment, the accompanying Resolutions are recommended, as being adapted to secure unity of design and mutual cooperation.

RULES

OF THE

SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF PERMANENT

AND UNIVERSAL PEACE.

1. The Society shall be designated “The Society for the Pro

motion of Permanent and Universal Peace."

II. The object of the Society shall be to print and circulate Tracts, and to diffuse information tending 10 show, that War is inconsi-tent with the spirit of Christianity, and the true intrrests of mankind; and to point out the means best calculated to maintain permanent and universal Peace, upon the basis of Christian principles.

III. These objects shall not be limited by local attachments, nor circunscribed by geographical boundaries, but shall extend to the whole human race.

IV. The Society shall consist of persons of crery denomination, who are desirous of uniting in the promotion of Peace on earth, and good-will towards men.

V. Every annual Subscriber of 10s. 6d. or upwards, anı every Donor of 51. 58. shall be a member of the Society.

VI Members and Auxiliary Societies shall be entitled to receive within the yeur, half the amount of their Subscriptions, in Tracts, at tie average cost price, and shall be allowed to purchase to any an ount, in quantities of not less than one hundred, at the same rate. Donors of 51. 55. shall have the privileges of Annual Subscr bers of 10s. 6d.; and those of larger sunis in the same proportion.

VII. The business of the Society shall be conducted by a Committee of not more than thirty-six members, who shall meet once in every month, or oftener, if necessary. They shall have the power of filling vacancies, of appointing all the officers of the Society, except the Treasurer, and of calling special general meetings.

VIII. No person shall be eligible as a member of the Committee, whose principles, on the subject of War, are not in strict accordance with those on which the Society is founded.

IX. A General Meeting shall be held Annually, at such time and place as the Committee shall appoint, to receive their Report, to elect a Treasurer, and to attend to such other business as may come before it.

X. The Treasurer, and other gratuitous officers, shall be considered as members of the Committee.

RESOLUTIONS

PROPOSED FOR THE ADOPTION OP

AUXILIAR Y SOCIETIES.

1. That the plan and objects of " The Society for the Promotion of Permanent and Univers:l Peace,'' have the cordial approbation of this meeting.

II. That a Society be now formed upon the same principles, to be called “The

Auxiliary Society for the Promotion of Permanent and Universal Peace;" whose object shall be to cooperate and correspond with the Society established for that purpose in London.

III. That no publications shall be circulated by this Society, but such as have received the sanction of the Coinmittee in London.

IV. That all subscriptions and donations, after deducting incidental expenses, shall be remitted to the Treasurer of the Society in London, to promote the great objects of the Institution. V. Every annual Subscriber of

and upwards, and every Donor of

and upwards, shall be a member of the Society, and shall be entitled to receive, within the year, Tracts to the amount of half his subscription.

VI. That no person be eligible as a member of the Committee, whose principles, on the subject of War, are not in strict accordance with those on which the Society is founded.

be a Committee, with power to add to

VII. That their number.

VIII. That

be appointed the Treasurer, IX. That an Arnual Meeting be held on such day as the Committee shall appoint, to receive their Report, to elect a Treasurer, and to attend to sich other business as may come before it.

ABSTRACT OF THE TREASURER'S ACCOUNT,

FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1817,

L.

L. 8. D.

Dr.

8. D. Cr. To Subscriptions and Dona

By Books and Stationary.. 7 8 4 tions ...

208 7 0
Printing

158 15 9 Sale of Tracts ...

3 8 10 Postage, Carriage of Parcels,

and Incidental Expenses . 11 18 • Balance

34 10 1

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