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lars , letters from IDoticaster and Thome , was read . Under the able services of the stated minister , the cause of Unitarianism at Thorne appears to be in a flourishing condition . A respectable company sat down to an economical dinner at the Cross Keys Inn , Mr . Ketley , the newly appointed minister , in the Chair . The Meeting was enlivened by the
speeches of several gentlemen present , among whom was Dr . Longstaff , of Edinburgh , who gave very interesting accounts of the present state of the Edinburgh Society , and who stated , in a very eloquent manner , the claims of Unitarianism , and the probability of its future progress , aided by the establishment of various institutions which are calculated
to disseminate useful knowledge , and to promote the habit of thinking among the great body of the people . The Meeting was much indebted to the Revds . Platts , of Doncaster ; Worsley , of Gainsborough ; Duffield , of Thorne ; and Lee , of Boston , who , by their animated speeches , considerably increased its interest . The absence of Dr . Hntton , who was obliged to leave at the close of the morning service , was much regretted .
On Thursday evening , the Rev . W . Worsley , of Gainsborough , delivered a sermon ,, on the evils of persecution , in which he proved that the conduct of the persecutor was in direct opposition , to . the divine laws , as displayed in the administration of the world and in the revelation
of the will of God ; that the persecutor defeated the ends which he professed to have in view ; and that , however calculated persecution might be to make martyrs and hypocrites , it unavoidably failed in making converts . In conclusion , he
pointed out the connexion between particular doctrines and the evU spirit which he so strongly deprecated , and claimed for Unitarianism an exemption from all tendency to promote that unchristian spirit . J . K . Hull , July 0 , 1827 .
Southern Unitarian Society . Thb Annual Meeting of the Southern Unitarian Society was held at Chichester , on Thursday , the 5 th of July . The Rev . T . W . Hors field commenced the service by prayer and reading the Scriptures ; the Rev . Russell Scott delivered the second prayer ; and the Rev . J . G . Robberds preached the annual sermon from 1 Tim . ii . 5 , on the supposition of the two natures in Christ , ably proving that it was im . possible , and , if possible , inconsistent
with facts , as well as insaffieient for the professed purpose . ' In the evening , the Rev . J . € K Robberds introduced' Hie service , and the Rev . T . W > Horsfield-delivered an excellent discourse from John i . 46 , in refutation of the prevailing prejudices against Unitarians . After the morning service , Samuel Colby , Esq ., being called to the Chair , the Report was
read , from which it appeared that the Society had during the past year printed lt ) 00 copies of a tract , written by one of their oldest and most valued members , entitled , " Why do you go to the Unitariau Chapel ? " and that the tract had not only beeri useful in that particular district , but had been circulated in the West of England , where it had been the
means of awakening a local controversy , which promised to be of considerable benefit to the cause . The Society bad also purchased fifty copies of a tract lately published by the Rev . J . Pullagar , entitled , "The Ignorance of the Apostle Paul of the mysterious Union of Two Natures in Christ , deduced from his Writings , " occasioned by the publication
of a sermon at Chichester , in which the opinions of Unitarians were attacked The following resolutions were then passed by the Meeting : " That the cordial thanks of this Society be presented to those Peers , spiritual and temporal , who had shewn a truly Christian feeling in the assistance they had given towards freeing the Marriage Service from those
objections which have pressed ou the consciences of Unitarians , and particularly to his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury , and * the Right Rev . the Bishops of London , Lincoln , Chester , and St . Asaph ; and , also , that the cordial thanks of this Society be given to William Smith , Esq ., M . P ., for his coo-r tinued exertions to obtain an alteration
in the Marriage Service . " In the afternoon fifty persons dined together at the Fleece Inn ; nine new members were added to the Society ; and much harmony and good feeling prevailed . E . KELL , Secretary .
Unitarian Tract Society for Warwickshire and the Neighbouring Counties . The Twenty-first Anniversary of this Society was held on Wednesday , July 11 , in the Unitarian Chapel , Alcester * The Rev . E . Bristow , of Birmingham , conducted the devotional service and read the Scriptures ; and the . Rev . John Reynell Wreford , one of the Pastors of the
Intelligence . —Southern Unifttrian Society . 631
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1827, page 631, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1799/page/79/