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" Jpnocipies of Unuarianism , and exhorted his hearers not only to pursue a spi-* rk ^> f free inquiry , but also of liberality . Tkc preacher' prefaced his discourse -with a testimonial of gratitude towards the minister and congregation who had so willingly lent their chapel on this
occasion- and observed that were such instances b £ liberality more frequent , it would tend to wear down the rough edges of the differences between Christians , and lead them to think of each other with mutual forbearance and good will . After service the fiiends of
Unitarianism , of both sexes , to the number of one hundred and ten , dined together at the White Hart Inn ; Mr . Aspland in the Ghair * After dinner , it was agreed to engraft upon the association a Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge and the Practice of Virtue by the Distribution of Books : to be
denominated the North Eastern Unitarian Book Society : several animated addfesses were delivered by the chairman , Rev . Mr . Gilchrist , of London , Rev . Thos . Madge , of Norwich , Rev . R . Wright , Rev . Mr . Hawkes , &c . &c . In the evening there was diyineservice again at the General Bap-$ ist chanei . when an excellent sermon
, w « fc preached by the Rev , Thos . Madge irom I Gor . i . 5 , latter part , on the peculiar advantages and consolations of the Unitarian view of Christianity . The Rey . R . Wright continued at Bostojj , and preached at the Unitarian chapel on the Sunday following , and the Rev . R . Aspland returned , and preached a discourse on Christian zeal , from Rom . x . a- on Tuesday evening ,
August 3 rd , to a crowded congregation . inHthe intervals large parties assembled together , for conversation , inquiry and improvement . On the whole , it was the most interesting and satisfactory meeting of the kind ever held in these parts , and it is to ^ foe hoped that it will
make a lasting impression on the minds of all who attended , and be a means of promoting the great cause of truth , righteousness , and charity . The minister-of the place endeavoured to improve the whole for the benefit of his congregation in a sermon on Sunday , August Sth , from 1 John i . 7- t € We Jiave
fellowship , one with another . " J . P .
}[ ilteUi gtnp » . —Aet of Parliament for the Relief of Unitarians . hVS '
Act of Parliament for the Relief of Unitarian s * The Trinity Bill , as must be well known to our readers , has at length passed into a law . This important Act received the Royal Assent , on Wednesday , July Si , on which day Unitarians became for the rirst time freemen in their native land .
We liere give this Act ; and below we shall insert also the Bill that passed the House of Commons , but was thrown out on the ground of informality , in the House of Lords , aud likewise a brief account of the speeches
of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Chester on the Third Reading of the second and successful Bill , in the House of Lords . The Book Society and the Unitarian Fund have held general meetings , and published Resolutions on the occasion .
( See the Cover of the present Mo . ) These , with other public documents , relating to this happy affair , we shall hereafter bring into the body of our work . The event gave rise to Thanksgiving Sermons at . Essex Street , the New Gravel Pit , Hackney , and other places ; Mr . Belsham ' s Sermou is already before the public .
An Act to relieve Persons who impugn the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity from certain Penalties . Whereas , in the nineteenth year of his present Majesty an Act was
passed , intituled An Act for the further Relief of Protestant Dissenting Ministers and Sckoolmas * ters ; and it is expedient to-enact as herein after provided : be it therefore enacted by the King ' s most excellent Majesty , by and with the advice and consent of
the Lords spiritual and temporal , and Commons , in this present Parliament assembled , and by the authority of the same , that so much of an Act passed in the first year of the reign of King William and Queen Mary , intituled An Act for exempting his Ma-
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1813, page 543, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2431/page/55/