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in one ? general Association . These re commendations were afterwards embo died in resolutions and passed uuani mously .
Mr . Charles A . Elton , a convert of a few years' standing from the Church of England to Unitarianism , and of late one of its ablest and raost successful champions , has , it seems , retraced his steps , and re-entered the fold which he had quitted . He has announced , as in the
press , " Second Thoughts on the Person of Christ , &c . contaiuing Reasons for withdrawing from the Unitarian Body , and of Adhesion to the Church of England . " We are curious to see the " Reasons" by which he is able to controvert to his own
satisfaction , his masterly expositions and defences of the Unitarian doctrine . Mr . Gilchrist , of Newington Green , we perceive from a printed circular notice , " is preparing for the press a work to be entitled Unitarianism Abandoned ^ or Reasons assigned for ceasing to be connected
with that description of Religious Professors who designate themselves Unitarians . " From the terms of this notice , we presume that Mr . Gilchrist has " ceased to be connected" with the two congregations , " designating themselves" Unitarian , of which he was the minister .
We are glad to learn that Mr . Belsham is about to publish a second volume of Doctrinal and Practical Discourses . Godfrey Higgins , Esq ., of Skellow Grange , near Doncaster , author of a treatise entitled Horae Sabbaticae , has nearly ready for publication a work called the Celtic Druids . It will consist of
one volume quarto , and be elucidated by upwards of Fifty highly-finished Lithographic Prints of the most curious Druidical Monuments of Europe and Asia , executed by one of the first French Artists in that branch of the graphic art .
The Rev . T . Morell will shortly publish the Elements of the History of Philosophy and Science , in one volume octavo . The Rev . T . F . Dibdin , D . D . F . R . S ., is editing a splendid edition of Fox ' s Book of Martyrs , which will form about twelve volumes in octavo .
The Rev . J . N . Coleman , M . A ., late of Queen ' s College , Oxford , has in the press Sixteen Sermons , Doctrinal , Practical , and Occasional . The Rev . Julius Hare , and C . Thirl- , wall , Esq ., of Cambridge , are preparing for publication a translation of a new and revised edition of Neibuhr ' s Roman History .
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tkeychopeito dbtatu n * 6 re accurate information than- they nefw possess , from A geotletnan , whose return to his people raay Jbe expected in a few weeks . ; * ' Having thus spoken of the means employed to extend the knowledge and influence of the Association , and to secure for-it friends and resources , your Committee will state what has been done
towards accomplishing the particular objects of this Society . The publication of tracts received their earliest attention , and arrangements were made for furnishing a succession of such as should contain an exposition and defence of
Unitarian Christianity . Some difficulty has been experienced in obtaining tracts , which should at once be unexceptionable in doctrine aud in spirit , and be suited to the peculiar wants of the community . Four tracts have been published by the Committee . "
" In connexion with the publication of tracts , the Committee considered the subject of a Unitarian weekly paper . Being satisfied that it might be an instrument of great good , they were anxious that the ' Christian Register * should be conducted in such a manner as would
entitle it to a liberal patronage . The multiplied engagements of the editor prevented his giving it a due share of his attention , and after several attempts at an arrangement , which should be favourable both to the proprietor and the Association , the Executive Committee undertook the conduct of the paper at the commencement of the present year . " * " The next duty which the Executive Committee considered incumbent on
them , was the support of missionaries . They have been prevented from making such appropriations as they desired for this object , by the difficulty of rinding persons who could be employed in such service . They have made an appropriation of 100 dol . to the Rev . James Kay , a valuable minister , who resides in Northumberland , Penn . ; f and who preaches at stated times in several neighbouring towns , and has spent a few sabbaths in Harrisburg , "
The Committee then enter into farther detail as to appropriations of funds , &c , and conclude their Report by recommending the formation of an Auxiliary Association in every congregation , and to unite the existing Unitarian societies
# We have received several numbers of the " Christian Register , " from which possibly we may at some future time be enabled to give some extracts . t Formerly of Hindley in Lancashire *
LITERARY NOTICES .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), April 2, 1827, page 310, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1795/page/78/