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hitherto escaped notice , and may be worth attending to » He appears to have a full conviction < $ f the difficulty of his undertaking , and resolves to proceed with catu tion in it . "
Now , Sir , permit me to ask , whether this singular man be liv « ing ? or when he died ? how far he proceeded in his philosophical project ? what was the precis ©
religious system laid down in " The Gospel Recovered ? " whether he retained his religious sentiments to the last ? and whether they made any impression upon his townsmen and neighbours ?
I hope your northern readers will not think my questions idle , but believe me to be , PHILO-SCOTUS *
On a General Association of Uni ~ tartans * . War ring torn , 14 th Nov . 1812 , Sin , I read with pleasure the re . marks of Koinonos in your Repository for September , ( Vol . VII . p . 570 ) on the Plan of an
Unitarian Association * I agree with him that the union should ^ commence between the members of each society , and from thence should be extended to district , provincial and national meetings . No other objection
could possibly be made to the in * eluding of Scotland in the national meeting than the very , great length of the journey from the remotest situations in that part of the island * It was a friend of
mine who aertt yoj * the paper on which Koinonos has favoured t * he public with his remarks . My friend lias for some time iK ) t , p nty entertained the views which Koinonos embrace * , but has put them
24 On a General Association of Unitarians .
John Goldie , of Kilmarnock . Sir , As your volume circulates in Scotland , I should wish to sub . mit an inquiry or two , to your readers there , arising out of Maty ' s Review * vol . viii . for the year
1785 . In p . 282 , is the following article of literary' intelligence ^ said to be c extracted from a tour through Scotland , lately taken by an ingenious friend . "
** Kilmarnock . —In this place is an extraordinary man , one John Goi / die , a peasant ' s son , who first shewed his genius , by making a mill to grind corn , with a knife , and then a wooden clock . He
published , some time ago , Essays 8 vo . and just now hath brought forth a work ^ entitled The Gos * pel Recovered , in 5 vols . 8 vo . in which he shews that Christianity is totally corrupted ; and labours
with extreme ardour and zeal , to overthrow the doctrines of predestination , original sin , the Trinity , &c . &c . &c « I take him to be a man of great natural powers In many things he strongly
resembles Thomas Chubb . The gentry in the neighbourhood who patronise him have very imprudently put into his hands the works of Morgan and other deistical writers , which hat confused his idea $ ,
and made him adopt some erroneous notions about the Mosaic system , &c At present , indeed , he is a little out of the th ^ ologic line , and is preparing a great work to confute Sir Isaac Newlion ' s philosophy , and restore the vortices of Descartes . You do
not suppose that I think he will succeed in his attempt ; yet I apprehend his plodding brain will bring forth several things that have
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1813, page 24, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2424/page/24/