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atopttlftted by tlte $ lo&&i * g * J& $ &p&r * im $ nd fhe printing He thougit thfe the ^ est mode , a « « t&tisg ohjectione if * the Meeting * at targe , had a tendency- to' dissipate tlat solemnity vrhrefe reading siK * h Kmstlee mi&ht - '
bring over the meeting * . After this effort to discourage inqulry into the tneaning of »« y expressions in the Epistle of-dowhtful it » - porfc , or into their . accordance with the testimony of Scripture , the Epistle \ ve& read . A well-known and
approved u » i ^ 6 r annoags t the m , tufee Howard , © t * hearing it , I understand , expressed t&& dissatisfaction at its having been altered shiee it passed the large Committee , in its tray to that Meeting . On this very proper observation being made , $£ wa » agreed
to be read again , paragraph l > y paragraph , as sent up by the Committee . 0 at befegf thua read , some o&serva tk >»» were made on various parts of it / when Friends were again exhorted to tttatte' their objections , if they had any , no * to tfee Meetings kut toa snaaM Committee , as the * clerk had
reconamentfed . This i&ctaeed a sensible and respectable Friend , Richard Payne , ta obatefrve that he questioned whether the Meeting * would- giro tbat Committee , vrho « e proper provi » ociW *» only to
corree * th ^ pres » , power to alter tfee Bpis ^ le * fter it had passed the MeetiBg and been signed by fc&e clerk . He waa of opinion tlM precedent woiM be a tet » y bad one , aavi that the prin-< 5 Wte . o « wftricfc it rasijed wa » unsotuid . ¦ A 01 ^ ttie rmraeraBh wMcb declares ! te the paragraph whim hectares
rtte * |« iftcipi « 8 of tke go&p * £ $ o be imehang $ * &&le > and yet speaks of tke jwe ^ eKietWM ;^ and di vinity of CAris r , ift wiseriMiiral temoe , JosepJv Ortw i ^ ey , . of Norwie ^ , ^ an approved miafe * ter o # loog stafidi ^ kv the t ^ eie ^ y whose ovtbedoirf a « r tx > its * % < & * && , or
testimonies as tfeey call them , 1 neynv heard ealted it % qu « stiofi iftqui ^ ed , whe ^ h ^ r tlife Meetingt wa ^ pr ^ a ^ ed to support every pare -of % \ &A f > a * a- > ^ papb < m-cfoar , ^ rlptur aL wi « teneei - Tkis ve * y portlften * , « easan » b ) ev ami j \ adi ^ cuft eall » pon the M ^^ lfu ^ , s& .
i 4 mi » 4 y t ^ consider wither tkiy ^ wwe a * wif ^ to- give fof * ttie in € flr © doikjines o ^ toftn ^ # eueh a # tfe ^ « tent » fcteta- ^ giftl « evidence of $ <« riM « i ^ tv ^ i }< l war rant , ocoasi ^ n ^ , U appeww , to > fittfe dtir and ^ hieperiib ^ aoMmp fti ^ ^ iends
-itmmrf ^ t ely to ^ lnil the table where ttie cIotk' b ^ s as Its chah-maa , though not under that name * The result <* f this private eonsultatioft was , that Josefrik Gttrney should be asked to state what part ^ of the paragraph he referred to in the terms
abovementioned . By his expianatioa it appeared that he principally objected to that part of tlie paragraph which spates it to b £ the belief of the Society , that oar L * ord Jesus Christ came down from heaven , and took on him the Bkeness of map , in order to
effect emr dmv # H ( m , Thfe , Joseph Oomey s ^ id , appeared t © him , " to put a limit on the gtKxtness and merey of God , who he apprehended , had saved men by the same power and ntxwk the same principle , from the
beginning of time to the present day . *' The ju&riee of tbfeae remark a waa , I understand , not denied or questibned hy any person present ^ and the expf ^? 8 &lo n was som ew bat modified , but so as to teave the import of the words tivwch this same .
Very few , if any , ye marks were made on the othet * parts ; of the |» uragraph / bw « an e&terly Friend , p robabty from the country , ejtpreseed his afatfeftictkm tUat tW Epistle was goiog forth in its present form , as he believed * it w < mki b © very gratiiymg to great niHMhers who * are not metnber » of om r ^ g ion ^ Socte ^^ Wfiatever zeal for the troth for its own
^ ake , thw Friend migkt possess , I Cftniiot pretend to say ; fei * t to sutifcr such an obst ^ rvatson ta escape him may shew , thaft fee waq sa ^ octently aHve t © tl \ e praise of meny and most
likely of those who were reputedly orthodox . Fearing I havre aAre « cfy earceed ^ d d % ie limits in reply to yww Corre&poadein , I forbear aa ^ y farther ebderration ^ AMICUS . .. . , ••*
S ? 0 7 % e Doctrine * if the Divinity m 4 Mtrabulous Birth of Christ .
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1823, page 570, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1789/page/10/