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^ ptention dispose sum now remaining in his hands , at next Midsummer , unless it or any part of it should be previously demanded by the original contributors ? And further to secure Mr . Harris , the Trustees who receive the money for Edinburgh and Glasgow should indemnify that gentleman against any future claims from the original contributors .
T- BELSHAM . As one of the contributors to the proposed Greenock Chapel , I beg leave to add that 1 concur entirely in Mr . Belshafm ' s recommendation . ROBERT ASPLAND . Hackney , Jan . 18 , 1819 .
—•^¦¦ BMW— - Sir , Bath , Nov . 3 , 1818 . IT is often the fate of historical and biographical collections , when they are not deposited in some public library , to fall into the hands of persons who are little able to appreciate their value , and who , not esteeming them as they < Jeserve , suffer them to be lost or
destroyed . I am not without hope that the three following manuscript memoirs , which were used by Dr . Calatny in the composition of his invaluable work , maybe still in existence ; and
that , if you will allow me to make the inquiry through the medium of the Monthly Repository , information may be obtained where they are now to be found , which I have long sought by other means in vain .
1 . The Collections of Dr . Henry Sampson , an ejected Fellow of Pembroke Hall , Cambridge , afterwards M . D . and an Honorary Fellow of the College of Physicians . They appear to have embraced a variety of matter
highly interesting to the student in the history of English Puritanism and its offspring , Nonconformity , by the account given of them in the Preface to the fir&t volume of the Abridgment of Baxter ' s Life and Times .
2 . * A than kfulRemembranpe of some remarkable Acts of the Lord ' s good Providence towards me , Richard Taylor , ' mentioned in Dr . Calamy ' s Continuation of his Account of the ejected ^ ind silenced Ministers , p . 941 .
3 . A Narration of his Life andTimes , by John Shaw , M . A . ejected at Hull , and formerly Vicar of Rotherham . Dr . Calamy had a copy , from which he has abridged the excellent account he has given of Mr . Sfcww [ Account , p , 823 ] .
Anoth er copy was in the library of Thoresby , the Leeds antiquary , who had also made many extracts from Dr . Sampson ' s Collections . See Due * Leod . p % 537 . JOSEPH HUNTER . mmM M ^^
- " ^™^™^»™——Sir , . Bridport * Dec . 9 , 1818 . LATE LY read ing the Appendix to the 86 th Volume of the Monthly Review , my attention was peculiarly arrested by some remarks of the Reviewers on " the Abbe Morellet ' s
Miscellanies of Literature and Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century . " These I have sent for insertion in the Monthly Repository , hoping that one or other of your correspondents may be able to throw some light on a scheme said to be in contemplation in France , which ,
if carried into effect , would probably produce most important changes in the system of religion and the mode of public worship , not only in that country , but also eventually in all Christendom . Whether there be sufficient ground for the representations of the Reviewers , I cannot undertake to determine .
THOMAS HOWE . After extracting a passage from the above work , containing an interesting account of Mariano Socini , born ia Sienna , about the beginning of the fifteenth century , the Reviewers proceed :
" Such was the grandfather of the celebrated Unitarian , Lelio Socini ; and it is not unlikely that the opinions which his descendants promulgated , were first awakened in his own mind ,
and were traditionally preserved in his family , until a convenient moment arrived for giving publicity to them . The Abb 6 Morellet , however , ought not to have been ignorant * of the existence and merit of a man who was
probably recorded in the very popular and very accessible Biographical Dictionary of Ladvocat ; and who , in common with the other members of his excellent family , is always mentioned by ecclesiastical historians . The advisers of Buonaparte were not ignorant of the literary force of the Socinian family , and were preparing to giv ^ an — . — . —~_»—*————~———^—~— . — , — . —_—* . ~— - ——— , ~^— , —_—*_— ¦ 1 » . —
* Referring to the Abb& ' s acknowledgment , that he never heard the name of Mariano Socini till he lately impt with it in some Italian work .
to of ' Manuscript Memoirs . — l Buonapartes Unitarian Project . 31
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1819, page 31, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1768/page/31/