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him to suspend the public dirties df his profession til ] within a few weeks of his death . Nor did his medical attendauts for some time apprehend danger : the bursting of an abscess in the intestiues , the existence of which had never been suspected , first revealed the nature of his cortiplaint , placed him at once beyond the relief Of medical skill , and terminated his life in a few hours . He was buried in the ground belonging to the General paptist Congregation in
Unitarian Marriage Bill . Patience and perseverance overcome many difficulties ; even the House of Lords is not proof against their power , in a session too when reason and public spirit have not possessed very great sway over its deliberations . Lord Eldon now
speaks with the odds which a station on opposition benches interposes against him , and the woolsack is occupied by a lawyer who has some disposition to listen to common sense and history . We believe we may now congratulate the Unitarians on the certainty that relief in some form will be conceded to
them next session , for no one but Lord Eldon has opposed the principle ; and he has done it only by the dexterous jumbling up of principle with details into which his own objections alone have driven the promoters of the measure . Our readers will see that , on this important occasion , ( when the House of Lords has really , for the first time , set
to work seriously to consider the subject in detail , ) we have spared no pains in obtaining , expressly for our work , a perfectly accurate and minute account of all which passed . We shall , in the succeeding number , ( as our limits compel us to divide the subject , ) give the debate in Committee , together with a copy of the Bill , as it passed the Lords '
Committee , and as it may be proper to bring it into the House of Lords next session , where the promoters , as well as opposers , will have the opportunity of making any further alterations . As it at present stands , it is , to be considered as the projectchiefly of the Bishop of Chester , and not aa the plan of the committee of the Association , We were glad to hear that the real difficulty in regulating att these
Worship $ tr # et , on Monday , June 25 th-Dr , Rees officiated ' ' at the funeral , and also preached a sermon on the occasion of his death on the following Stroday , July 1 st , at York-street chapel . The "black cloth with which the pulpit , desk , and communion table were covered , were first provided , a few weeks before , on the mourning for the Duke of York , when Mr . Small preached a funeral sermon . They were next used for a similar service on his own decease !
matters was hit upon by Lord Redesdale in the committe . If there were ( as it is a disgrace to this country that there is not ) a good general register of all marriages , births or baptisms , and burials , there would be no difficulty whatever in
allowing ail Dissenters , under the regulations of such a registry , to solemnize their own marriages , without any of the incumbrances arising out of the ecclesiastical character of the present institutions , which are totally inconsistent with practical religious liberty .
It will be observed that the present Bill leaves the matter of religious ceremonial entirely to the parties ; it provides ouly for the civil requisites , and this is all that the State has a right to concern itself about ; it will be for the Unitarians , ( or for each Unitarian , ) to decide
whether they choose to associate the occasion with any and what religious observances . Practically , we believe the Bill will not work inconveniently . If the magistrate is disposed to accommodate , ( and in few places will it be difficult to find one who will , ) there can be no great difficulties in
its operation . HOUSE OF LORDS , June 26 , 1827 . The Marquis of Lansdowne , in moving that the House should go into a Committee on the Dissenters * Marriage Bill , wished to avail himself of that opportunity to make some observations on
the princi ple of the Bill , which it had been agreed should be discussed in this stage . Before he entered upon these obeerva * tlbna , he must remark upon tthe Irregular discussion which ! had just occubicd their time , not for the fmrpose of addiag any thrrtg to What had been already swA upon that subject , but fca an UkutratfoD
Intelligence ^ Umtdridn ferriage Bitl . 613
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1827, page 613, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1799/page/61/