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David Da vies . Of him much was the hope , and great fl $ ie encouragement that awaited his exertions . Unfortunately , habits of Sobriety , early imbibed , blasted the promise of much utility . He became unfitted for his ? situation , and , quitting the country , it i-s said he died abroad . Of the
succeeding * ministers brief notices will only be given , as they are all alive , and most of them in the regular discharge of their allotted duties elsewhere . The Rev . Thomas Smith quitted this place after a two years' residence , and accepted a similar appointment at
Stand , in PiJkington , where the literary society of the neighbourhood contributed for many years to his satisfaction . He published , besides an Essay on Avarice , in prose , two volumes of poetry , containing great evidence of a tender and fervent feeling
operating upon a vigorous understanding . He removed from thence to Risley , and from the latter place to Park Lane , near Wigan . Some time ago he quitted his last situation and the ministry together . He now resides in the
neighbourhood of Chester , near the place of his nativity , and divides his estimable society , when allured from the bosom of his family , amongst a few select friends long known , and long approved .
He was followed by the Rev . William Tate , who with brighter prospects after a half year ' s residence here , quitted the place for Chorley , where he now remains . The next successor was the Rev . James Hawkes . He was the second
minister this congregation received from Congleton . Accustomed when quite a youth to the tuition of children , he turned his attention to the instruction of the younger members of his flock , and immediately after his connexion with this society ,
commenced a Sunday-school . His success in this undertaking was more than he at first could anticipate . In a few years , more children attended than any private room could accommodate , and the necessity of a
building to be appropriated to this purpose became every day more apparent . Mr . Hawkes had very judiciously cominenced a small fund , accumulated from the children ' s halfpence who attended the school . This became a nest egg to the larger contributions of
the neighbourhood , and soon after was erected , in 1810 , the © ukmfield Sunday-school . He remained long enough to see this design completed , but not to its present extent . Another floor has since been added , consisting of a large room over the whole of the
premises , as a farther accommodation to the children , or occasionally a lecture-room for more general purposes . He removed to Lincoln , and carried with MM | ghe regrets of a large circle of youc ^ liends , many of whom will never forget the advantage his instructions were so well calculated to
afford . His present residence is with the congregation at Nantwich . After Mr . Hawkes , the Rev . Joseph Ashton here commenced his ministerial duties , it being his first settlement with a congregation after the
completion of his academical course at York . He possesses many valuable requisites for great public utility , from which the Knutsford society , where he is at present settled , will doubtless derive much advantage .
The present minister is the Rev . John Gaskell , who completed his course of study at the University of Glasgow . His first settlement was at Thome , then a newly-raised
society , through the exertions of Mr . Wright , the Missionary . He united himself with this congregation about four years ago , and has a wide field of usefulness here opened before him .
684 The Jewish Rabbins ho Believers in * Trinity .
Sir , 1 THINK ( your correspondent E . pp . 289 , 290 ) too readily admits the inferential reasoning of Mr .
Gurney , wlfich is evidently founded on a misapprehension , or too literal acceptation of Jewish phraseology . If any Of the Jews hetv « degenerated in their original opinions concerning God , his Word * » ad his Messiah , it must be
such Jfews as Da Costa , his cousin Gappadoce , and other converts to the Platonic doctrine of a tripartite God . Ae to the pretended discovery of the gentini ^ ritei of the old Rabbins , " respecting the Trinity and the divinity in
of the Messiah , " the statement - volves ( like the heading of your correspondent's letter ) a tfcking ^ for-granted of the very points to be proved ; namely , the feet , that the aid Jews evfer dreamed of any Trinity at all , aad the feet that Uhey had any eon-
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Dec. 2, 1823, page 684, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1791/page/4/