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solace and ghostly edification they are primarily designed , The Dissenters ^ as has been just remarked ^ can employ part of the > devotions of each returning Sabbath , in confessing private or national transgressions , and in supplicating for national mercies , hi every station of life , whether pr ivate , social , or public ,
they can endeavour to show themselves good citizens , and valuable members of society . Insulted and seriously injured as many of them have lately been , exposed as the whole body of them yet are to the gross abuse and unfounded calumnies of a set of unprincipled anonymous periodical scribblers , they yet retain with undiminished zeal their habitual attachment to the
person of their sovereign , and to the happy constitution of theit country . Though degraded by impolitic restrictions , though , exposed to the severe , the ruinous penalties of the test law , they have cheerfully come forward to join their fellow citizens in learning ; the use of arms ; and should the awful trying hour
arrive ( which God avert !) when their courage will be put to the utmost proof , they will display it in the same heroic manner as may be expected from their mare favoured countrymen * Yotfrs , ft , B . of old England .
LIST OF DISSENTING CONGREGATIONS IN TftE COUNTIES 0 * NORTHUMBERLAND AND DURHAM * . To the Editor of the Monthly Repository . SIR ,
I OBSERVE in one of the late numbers of the Monthly Magazine , page 231 , a query addressed to Dr . Toulmin , on his promised History , and Present State of Protestant Dissenters . What answer that excellent and truly industrious writer will be able to return , I know not ; but I hope a favourable one f . In the mean time I have often wished to see carried into full
execution what was begun in a very imperfeqt way in the earlier numbers of the Monthly Magazine ; an exact list of the different congregations through England , Wales , and Ireland , arranged according to their respective denominations , and with
the names of ( at least ) their present ministers . This I conceive nqight be done without much difficulty , through the medium of your valuable Magazine ; and might probably bci a means of giving it great publicity and extent of circulation-I send you as a specimen ^ a pretty correct account of the
* This article is particularly recommended to the attention of Dissenting ininis ~ *« r 6 of every denomination throughout the kingdom . Editor . f Since this was "written , T ) r . Touhnin has answered this qjiery , conformabl y to ifac hopes of our correspondent . JEditor *
Hist of Dissenting Congrtgahom . S 3
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1806, page 23, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1720/page/23/