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Oeo . II * . g . £ 4 , and other existing statutes l * afce J ^ eea referred to ftom the Bench * as proTidirlg a remedy for this evil ; hut ft is to toe remembered chat these statutes ui their most
materialpoints arfe not imperative 5 they petorit very much to be done , but they actually requite very little . The expense of moxiey that to ay be needful in the first instance' to make our
prisons what they ought to be , de * serves not to be mentioned as an in * pediment or objection . Shall we expend SO millions in a year for the operations of war ; for works of
destruction ; and shall we grudge perhaps five miition * for permanent works -of justice and mercy , tending in the highest degree to correct and i ^ strain vioe ^ and to secure $ l * e persons aa < J properties of a nation ? Those who would
answer in th ^ affirmative , must be prepared to say in plain terms that they prefer ^ vil to good . The 4 * yes of . contemporary millions are fixed upon the British , Legifilature
on this occasion , and generations to come will review their proceedings . May their acts be such as to merit and obtain the applaud of the present and of future ages 1
Register if Births at Dr . tpmiam * * * Ubrary . 33
ifrr . John Jones ( m 4 h # Proposition that 4 he Divinity of Christ was dictated by Heathenism , in wdev to aeeountfor his Mmxoles . .
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vokkitay lei tQ QQn ^ Wer Win as . a G $ & T ; i ^ IJeat ^ ps , Jt is w ^ l ^ k ^ Q ^ fi , $ ) $ * . Ik ^ d in j ; he e ^ fee nqe an 4 a ^ ea cy < rf naAfty god ^ . TFhsas , as ; ffeey ^ pr ppp ^ d ; oftQn 9 j ® eo ^ e ^[ in t ^ e ^ Ha »^» or ouj ^ e rt f ^ e t > o 4 ^ ^ ^^ v . TA « wri ^
Gr ^ k w d the jRoipa ^ e r ^ aj ) ouflt ^ mth im ta ©^^ ^ tfeeir intei ^ QsitioM in both ^ Ji ^ rQsp 0 c $ 8 ^ ai ^ d the notion was jas feiiwdliar as that of ff h ^ lp ctr G ? il ^ piat # , ^ tertain ^ fey the yul g ^ r
ia modorn days . Whea Christ apj ) eare < l ^ d e ^ lwbited ia ^ h ^ miracjle ^ wk&k fee peitfppnsd , the proofs of l ^ a divine ^ li ^ ion , the cpnplueion \ ya ^ natural that hv was bknaejf v pne of the
go ( Xa , Wtu } g by virtue of hj § vwn pp ^ er , ajid not with $ ^ e authprity of a JUigh ^ r Peing . I will ii Jwti ^ t ^ t ^ h by two exiawkples of unquestionable authenticitv . Whep Paul ouracut IoubIv heafcd the . infirm man iiiJL gf ^ 9
tm , Acte xiv . LI , " t > q pApptes' w $ ace to ] d , ' Mifted up theiu yoiuein the language of kycaonia , The 2 ods ar © c ^ ae 4 ^^^ Jto / us iu the , HUe ^ e&s of men / ' If ; Qbri ^ t b ^ d been the author of liin ^ miracle , tUe people <» f that place would doubtless have said 1 ^ 1 ^
naiuft thing of Win , The loiiaUitauts of other places wnJd cer ^ inl ^ 1 we ilmwsa » ^ iioUar iu 4 ter « 0 c ^ diflferio § T mdfMk-Uk wHt « P god he nii ^ Ut l ^ q ^ h ^ wppo ^ iftg Jii to be that divmit ; y ti > wbiife be w ^ 3 PWOf tt partkuiflrly 4 «>
Sir , P ^ HE opinion or rather judgment Ju of Sir Thomas Pluna « $ r , the IVJacS ter of the Rolls , on the insufficiency of the Jlegieter of Bift ^ s kept by th § Dissenting Deputies , at Dr . WiluMa s ^ Library , ( as reported by your correr
spofl ^ lepl ; ^ A . J $ ? , XVIL 7 ^ 8 , ) niay pos ^ ihly disturb the minds of $ Q * n Q of your readers . \ am persuaded , however , th ^ t the dictum pf the k ^ arn < xl j u ^ ffe ^ 8 < tf l | tt | e authority , and would hava no influence ia a » y a ^ r Coujrt , It has bc # & again and ^ gain laid d ^ wn iu law , t ^ t * n& r § giftfr of a bir ^ b may J > e , under cejrtau ^ circuuis tw ceaj
praise r Jif thaj % qqt IWg d ^ could he pf iiappi c ta |» ce to them ;) - a ^ p woat ijfecee privrate ipdividuaJs RaV © * effected may surely encouragfe otbers , and s hew that our object in itd full extent 1 $ by no
means impracticable . And our hopes uf pucce ^ s nrt ay be strong ( then ^ e confer that lit < tl ! 6 preiseilt adminigtration there 15 nq ^ iestUHj ^ biy alar ^ portioa of beuevol ^ hcfe ^ ^ fl gifuaii upright diaposkion to prpuwte 4 ht Public wolfo ,
good « ¥ }< Jenoe : lite hand-vmting of a mher i ^ 4 a faniajr ^ bible or pt ^ cket-lKHdc lias oera oreceivetf :. ' and it , c ^ BOt therefore be that so regiilar ^ ad foroial a registry as that at tib& I ^ iferary , in Red-dross Street , shoftiki be
invalid . At the sainc ti « ie , it befeoj ^ ss the Deputies tp obtain anxl m ® kv known &mA 6 competent iegal opinions upon the case , for their own jnstifedtion , and lor the satisfaction of every one who , like myself , is A DISSENTER AND A PARENT . Md ^ taH ^
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1823, page 33, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1780/page/33/