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Report Of The Committjee Of The Unitaria...
the examples we bav _« recorded , and _favour _thia Institution with similar _dilations . The circulation of the " Expqsitio Brevis" has been continued , as there was opportunity . It appears to have been read with interest by the Americ an
_Unitarians , and a translation of the historical part of it has been printed in one of their periodical publicatioas . It has occasioned our receiving a Summary Account of Unitarian Affairs in Transylvania , from Sylvester , Unitarian Professor of _Theology in the College at Clausenberg , a translation of which will occupy an early Number of the Unitarian Fund Register .
Several letters have been received and published from _kr . Roberts , of Madras , and the accounts they give of the state and prospects of his little Church of Native Unitarian Christiaus at Pursewaukum is very satisfactory . The obstacles to his printing the Reformed Liturgy , and other tjnitarian works , have _ftlso been in a great measure removed , and some have already issued from the _pre # s . This worthy man ' s employer being dead , it was thought very _/^ _indesirable that he should engage in any occupation which would _withdraw turn from the care of the church which has been formed and
supported by his laudable exertions . His wants , for himself at least , are moderate . 60 / . per annum will suffice for his maintenance , and your Comjnittee propose to add to this 40 / . per annum for the expenses of public _worship , schools , and printing : an arrangement which they trust you will sanction , and the liberality of the Unitarian Public enable them to carry into effect without at all _interfering with the amount usually applied by the Fund to its operations in this country .
The establishment of Unitarian worship , and the proposed erection of an Unitarian Chapel at _Calcutta , you have already been apprized of by the publication of a letter to your Secretary from the Rev . W . Adam . That letter contains much which demands your serious consideration , and much which should excite your liveliest gratitude . The progress of that extraordinary man , Raramohun Roy , from Idolatry to Theism , and thence to
rational Christianity ; the spontaneous springing up ( as it were ) of the Unitarian Controversy in _tjie newspapers of Hindostan , and the magazines of the Trinitarian Missionaries ; the secession from the ranks of those Missionaries of a minister of talent , character , and piety , and the countenance which hie has received from eminent European residents in the profession of a purer faith , and the practice of a purer worship _; the present comparatively free state of the Press in British India , the active employment of it , by the
Natives especially , and the roused attention of all classes to theological subjects _; all these circumstances combine to inspire the hope that new and splendid triumphs are preparing for genuine Christianity , and that its superior fitness for the conversion of the Heathen will receive a practical demonstration on a grander scale than its most sanguine advocates have ventured to anticipate . That an East India Mission , even on a much more limited plan than that recommended by Mr . Adam , would be soon productive of most
important results ; that it would shew the reasonableness of religion to possess a mightier force than all that the authority of governments , or the zeal of multitudes , can give to the machinery which they employ for the diffusion of a corrupt system , your Committee cannot doubt . Whether the time be yet come tor them so to extend the views and operations of this Institution , it is for the Unitarian Public to determine _; and the subject will , it is hoped , command that general attention to which it is entitled .
No. I.-—Extract <Tf A Letter Just Receiv...
No . I .- —Extract < tf a Letter Just received from Rev . / ST . Adam , by the Secretary . _DearSik , _T some time ego tool : the liberty of _addressing- a letter to you a * _Sietfretary oi t _*> k Unitarian _Ftfitd _Safety in _toncton , the _answer to _* _ttlch _continues tti tie anxiously ex pf _cWifyy _myudf and friends . Since t _& _p date of that letter , our _prospects _amours * _Barofts _^ _i « _^ _^ ve not improved ; _amongst th * Native * there f * _au _in _^ _riawirg _pri ' > to _^ _i _^ f _jmtaiplt _Prompt _Mj _^ m _& _Wfy _*^
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 3, 1823, page 20, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/smrp_03061823/page/4/