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persecutors have done homage to liberty and charity , by disguising their cruelty under political pretences—and because , in the present instance , it appears that the Protestants of France ,
have -been , and are , as much divided in their political ^ opinions and predilections as any other body of Frenchmen—that the rage of the persecutors has been directed against Protestants without distinction , and that
Protestants only appear to be the objects of their unchristian resentment and vengeance . 8 . That the British government has often distinguished itself by using its power and influence with due respect to the independence of other nations ,
on behalf of the injured and oppressed for conscience sake , —and that the aiigust House of Brunswick bave been justly and honourably considered , from the era of their happy accession to the throne of these realms , as the Protectors of the Protestant interest
of Europe . 9 . That it appears to us that never was there a more urgent call for the interposition of the government of the United Kingdom , than in the present
instance , when persecution is raging in France against such as hold the same religious faith which is professed by Britons , and that under the reign of a monarch , who owes his
restoration—to the supreme power—to the energy—valour and perseverance of the arms of this Protestant Empire . 1 O . That on these grounds a deputation be appointed to represent our sentiments to his Majesty ' s
government , and to express our confidence that the ministers of his royal highness the Prince Regent will employ their good offices with the Court of France , in obtaining for our suffering Protestant brethren immediate relief
and permanent security . 11 . That such deputation consist of the Rev . Robert Aspland , the Rev . Mark Wilks , the Rev . William Newman , and the Rev . Thomas Morgan ,
Librarian and Secretary . Dan . Taylor , Chairman . 12 . That the thanks of this body be given to the Chairman , for his conduct in the Chair . T . Morgan , Secretary .
46 Intelligence . —Persecution of the Freneh Protestants .
General Body of Vrotestant Dfssenting Ministers of the Three Denominations , convened to receive the Report of their Deputation , appointed on the 21 st instant to request an interview with his Majesty ' s Government 011 the subject of the Persecution of our Protestant Brethren in France , Rev . A . Refs , D . D . F . R . S . F . L . S . in the Chair . It was unanimously Resolved , 1 . That this meeting receives with the highest gratification the assurances of his Majesty ' s government , to the deputation from this body 3 that they
feel the deepest regret at the dreadful scenes lately witnessed in France , and that they are using , and will continue to use , their best efforts in their communications with the French government to secure to all classes of
French subjects , whether Protestant or Catholic , the full enjoyment of the advantages which the Constitutional Charter provided for them . 9 ,. That deeply compassionating the case of our French Protestant
brethren , who have been despoiled of tbeir goods , and depiived of their houses of prayer , we recommend it to our brethren , and our congregations throughout the United Kingdom , to raise pecuniary contributions for the relief of these sufferers for conscience sake .
3 . That a Committee of inquiry , superintendance and distribution , consisting of six members of each denomination , be appointed to correspond with our brethren in the country on the subject of the foregoing resolution , and otherwise to carry the said resolution into effect .
4 . That the following gentlemen constitute the said Committee : — The Rev . R . Aspland , J- Barrett , T . Belsham , G . Burder , J . Coates , T . Cloutt , F . Cox , S . Evans , J .
HaWkesley , J . Hughes , Dr . Lindsay , W . Newman , Dr . Rees , Dr . Rippon , G . Smallfield , Dr . Smith , J . Townsend , D . Taylor , Dr . Waugh , Mark Wilks , Dr . Winter .
5 . That with the consent of the trustees of the late Dr . Williams , the Meetings of the Committee be held at the Library , Redcross Street , where all communications and contributions will be received by the Rev , Thomas Morgan , the Librarian and Secretary to the three denominations .
Library , Redcross Street , Tuesday , Nov . 28 , 1815 . At an Extraordinary Meeting of the
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1816, page 46, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2448/page/46/