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£ hat indefatigable labourer in the Unitarian cause . One of the brethren from this place was prevented from attending the association , through ill health . At Dundee the regular attendants are about sixty ; and in consequence of the
spirited and zealous exertions of some individuals in the society ,, whose names it might be proper to mention , only that they seek not honour from men » 'the cause of iincornapted chiistianity will soon , we trust * make an extensive and
conspicuous appearance . At Edinburgh , the cause under the pastorai care of the Rev . T . S Smith , * s making a grand and rapid progress . The number of regular attendants is
nearly two hundred . In consequence of Mr . Smith having begun a course of evening lectures once a fortnight , on the doctrine of universal restoration , the chapel on these occasions is always filled . The entrance to the place , however , and
the place itself where the society at present meets , is very uncomfortable . u Many instances of the injury which the want of a more respectable place , has been to the Society , have come' to its knowledge * To procure a better is , at present , impossible , unless the friends to freedom of inquiry in religion , will contribute their aid . The members and
avowed friends of the society are , at present , not very considerable in number , and their rank in life enables them to contribute but little . They have , however , exerted themselves to the utmoat of their power , and when they consider how little is accomplished , and how much remains to be done , they are discouraged , indeed , but they do not
detpair ; they look with hope to England 5 they appeal with confidence to the enlightened and respectable friends of rational religion there , and are satisfied
that . when their situation is distinctly laid before them , they will chearfully contribute their aid towards rendering Unitarianism as respectable in the metropolis of Scotland , as it is in that of England . '
There are several other places in Scotland , where Unitarianism is secretly believed and openly avowed . " But owing to the shortness of the notice for holding the Association , intelligence could not be procured in time , from any other place * , hut we hope , at the ne ^ jt tonivers ^ ryH ? which will be held at GlasfWr § sometime in the rjionth of May or
ticulars respecting the above and otnei * places not at present taken notice of , still more satisfactory and encouraging . We , however , congratulate all the friends to the cause of pure Christianity
on this glorious meeting . It will tend to unite us all , and to promote brotherly love and union amongst each other . Alone we can do but little , and in a long time } united , we may accomplish much and in a short period .
After the business of the day , the friends dined together at Ferguson * * Tavern , Mr . J . Morison , of Edinburgh , in the chair . Thirty-eight gentlemen sat down to dinner .
It would be gratifying to us to giv * some account of the speeches that were delivered , but it would swell this account to too great a length ; suffice it to say , they were truly characteristic of the warmth and animation which the
glorious doctrines of uncorruptcd Christianity are calculated to inspire . The evening was passed in the greatest harmony , and the company broke up . at an early hour , the old astonished to have
beheld such a meeting in Scotland , and the young full of confident expectation that this was . but the prelude * to many others still more numerous , respectable and happy . G . M .
Western Unitarian Society . The Annual Meetiug of this Society was held at the Baptist Meeting * in Taunton , on Wednesday the 14 tb of July . The Rev . T . Howe delivered a
discourse , ( from John xvii . 20 , 21 , ) which breathed the genuine spirit of Christian piety and liberality , and , while it obviated some of the scrip * tural objections against Unitarianism , exhibited the natural influence of that
system on the happiness aud moral worth of those who embrace it * The Rev . Edmund Butcher , the Rev . Henry Turner , of Bradford , in Yorkshire , and the ReF-. George Kenrick , of Chesterfield , conducted the Other parts of the service . The usual business of the
Society was afterwards transacted iu the meeting-house - " j and eevevaSnew members were admitted . The tHanks of the Society were unanimously voted to yrm , Smith . Es < j' M / P . fornis unL form ! and ' enlightened" support frf the cap * ofii ^^ -i ^ AffiMr 1 ^
Intelligence . — Western Unitarian Society * & 3 &
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1813, page 539, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2431/page/51/