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No. Ii.—Mr* Cooper's Annual Report Of Hi...
that the matter is fully resolved on , and that we hope the first stone will belaid on _0 _» e martiiagof the 22 d instant . It is expected that 200 / . will be raised on the spot _; the rest we shall have to beg . A fuller statement of the case will soon be laid before the public than has yet _appeared , and we trust we sbajl meet with that encou ragemen t which the importance of the undertaking seems fairly to merit . The experiment of raising a _congregation- has been tried now gomg on for two years , and for my own part
I am entirely satisfied that we have only to _persevere to realize complete Success . I _<} 0 not mean that this will be clone in haste , for the fall establishment of a congregation , of any size , in opposition to all the prejudice and bigotry of the age , must necessarily be a work of time . Thus far the undertaking has succeeded quite as well as any one could , in reason , expect , and it is now in the hands of a committee well qualified to manage it to the best advantage . Red Street ,
This is a pottiog village situated about two miles from the grand potting district . Here I _preachy once in three weeks , on a Monday evening . I should preach oftener but I cannot be accommodated with a room , that which r . _^ e rr ? ploy being in the house of a poor woman , who can but ill spare it at all . Besides the Monday eveninglecture , the friends here have never less than two services on a Sunday , on which occasions they often derive assistance from some lay preacher , or one of their own number officiates _, There are in the Potteries several lay preachers who appear to liokl the Armn ' hypothesis . The Red Street people are rather numerous , of a very serious turn of mind , and in general , firm Unitarians .
_Bursleni . This Is a large and flonrishing _^ town , situated , about two miles-from Kanley , ion the road to which there is a large village which will in all probability soon connect the two placesk I have long had an ardent wish to preach in Burslem , and have made several attempts to procure a room for that purpose , but was never able to succeed till within the last three weeks ,. For « long time , I had only one hearer from this towfiu
and as that hearer was a feroate , I could not derive that assistance from her in getting a tooib which I wauted . Now I _fcave several men who are all desirous that our _< lo € trin _£ _at > which they regard as the doctrines of the _Qos $ _pel , _sbouJd be preached to their neighbours . One of them , _wjro was ia _connexion with _fche _JVfethocJists . for fourteen years , has , after much trouble , succeeded in discovering" an old _orthodox hive , and procured it for our use at a tent of _34 . per annum . It is immediately to undergo some trifling- repairs , and then to be opened for Unitarian worship . My _plfrn will he , \ o preach every Tuesday evening . Ob a Sunday it _wHl not be in my , power to go , as
on that day I have _alw ays to preach three tiaae 6 . This business seems much to alarm the Orthodox , who appear to have calculated on being able to keep us out of Burslerii . A _CaJv / ni ft _declared that we should not have the above room _* in wjiich the Gospel was Formerly preached , and actually _sjent us worjd % _\& X ho woul _^ bu _»* 0 lf father hi 13 it , pay the rent , and let it stand empty , than we should obtain our end . My reply was , that if he had money enough he might perhaps be able to buy us out of all _£ he rooms in the place , and in that case , I should feel it a duty to preach in the streets _, and that I most certainly should So _preach and takejeare to _explain to the world Why and wherefore . He Is _disappointed , however , ah & _yte are to have the place , l & urslfcm ia a most
Important station : _sprne think it equal to rlanley , ana our prospects of raising a small Society arc really Very encouraging . . Thus it appears , the _duties of my circuit , for the erisuiug" year , wi . lt be rather arduous . I shall haVe to preach five times every week , and every three tveeks six times . Soon after Christmas we formed a library at _rfahley , which bids fair to do good : nearly Forty persons have £ fveh in their n _& mes as su / bscribers . On the _wtiole _^ look bac k to the past _yetir with sat ! _6 ffacti 6 n , fend _forward to the next with _pleasure . _iThe rlanley Chapel will be an im ( xoi tant . a _^ xl _58 _lli - With respects to the Committee . 1 remain , deaf Sir , Your _vfifV _obedient Servant-
No. Iii.—Sumrhwy Recount Of Mr. &Av€Tikg...
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 3, 1823, page 22, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/smrp_03061823/page/6/