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parishes between that parish and the parish of jttowde . The defendant was the collector of the toll at the gate , and demanded the sum of lOd , for the passage of the plaintiff in his cart . The plaintiff stated the place , and the purpose to and i *
which he was going , and claimed to be exempted from the payment of toll , under the proviso in the act . The defendant refused to permit the plaintiff to pass without payment of the toll , and the plaintiff , to avoid the distress which was threatened , paid 10 d , which was so demanded .
" This case was argued on a former day in this term , by Gaselee for the plaintiff , and C F . Williams ^ for the defendant . The Court went so fully into the question in giving judgment , that it became unnecessary to state the arguments ; and now ,
" Abbott , C . J . delivered the judgment of the court . This case was very well argued before us , in the course of the present term . By the body of the act the toll is imposed generally ; the party who declines to pay it , must therefore bring himself within the terms of the exception ; but we
are of opinion that the plaintiff has not been able to do > so . The early parts of the clause of exemption are not framed with such perspicuity as to aid the construction of the latter part , upon which this question has arisen . That part is as follows : ' nor for any person or persons
residing in any township or parish , in which the said roads lie , going to and returning- from their proper parochial church , chapel , or other place of religious worship on Sundays ? This exception does not extend generally to all persons going' to or returning from a place of religious
worship , nor even to all persons going * to or returning * from their proper place of religious worship ; for it is obvious , that a person of the same religious persuasion as die plaintiff , and who should be a member of a Dissenting * congregation , assembling at a place situate in one of the parishes in
which these roads lie , but who should reside out of any of those parishes , would not be entitled to the benefit of the exemption . It is obvious also , that members of the Church of England , residing * in one of the parishes , who should resort to a church in another parish , either ordinarily , by reason of its more near and convenient
situation , or at extraordinary seasons , when the church of their own parish might happen to be under repair , would not be entitled to the exemption ; because sucli persons would not be g * oing to their proper church . And this , appears to us to shew ,
that the words ' chapel or other place of religious worship , ' which follow the word church , are to be understood of places of the same kind as church , which is first mentioned . , It is mot denied that they are to be so understood , as far as regards the
first epithet c proper , ' that is , that they are to be understood of places of assembly , of which the parties resorting to them ? are quodammodo members . And we think they are so to be understood also , with reference to the epithet , * parochial , * and that this word is to be applied in
construction , not to the word church only , but also to the following words , chapel or other place of religious worship , ' as denoting the situation of such chapel 01 other place , with reference to the residence of the persons frequenting it . This construction is also aided by the consideration of
convenience . The gate-keeper may be expected to inform himself as to the persons residing in his parish , the places of worship situate within it , and the hours of usual attendance at them , but he cannot be expected to acquire such information , as to other and more distant places : and unless we' are right in our construction of the clause , there will be no limit to the distance of
the place , except such as the practicability of travelling to it may impose . The extensive limits , therefore , contended for by the plain tiff , may occasion much uncertainty and confusion , and much dispute and wrangling , on a day that ought to be
specially devoted to charity and peace . For these resons , we are of opinion , that the plaintiff is not eutitled to recover ; and the postea must be delivered to the defeudant that a nonsuit may be entered . " Judgment for Defendant . *'
Intelligence . —Derby , Nottingham , $ rc . Quarterly Meeting . 59
Derby , Nottingham and the South of Yorkshire Quarterly Meeting . The Quarterly Meeting of the Ministers of the Association formed for the counties of Derby and Nottingham ^ and the South of Yorkshire , was held at Sheffield , on the 22 nd of last December . The sermon was
preached by the Rev . Mr . Williams , of Mansfield , from 2 Tim . ii . 15 . The devotional and other parts of the service were conducted by Mr . Turner , of Nottingham . The discourse , aa the text will shew , contained , principally , advice to ministers , both in the discharge of their duty , and
under those trials to which , they are too often exposed from captious and perturbed spirits . It contained also many useful hints to congregations , relative to the manner in which they should behave to their pastors , and receive their instructions , esteeming them highly for their works' sake , " shewing them respect , manifesting an attentive and
candid mind , not neglecting u the assembling of themselves tog-ether , as the manner of some ( we may add in these times rndnyj is , ' * and joining them heartily in their exertions to promote the u truth as it is in Jesus , " and advance the interests of pure and undefiled religion throughout the world .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1819, page 59, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1768/page/59/