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conduct , that they commiserate their destiny—and that , if such assistance should be unfortunately necessary , they will endeavour , in this Country , to provide for them an Asylum—to mitigate their sorrows—and to supply relief
7 . That although the Committee are not insensible to the principles which , under ordinary circumstances , might restrain the ( Government of this Country from direct interference , on
this subject , with the Government of France : —yet they cannot forget that in former and even in less enlightened times such interposition has repeatedly and usefully occurred , under our best Princes and ablest Statesmen—that
such persecutions are inconsistent with general peace , and violate those universal rights which all nations are bound to protect—and that the Government of England now possess claims to attention and respect which no former period could present : —an 4 that this Committee , who know the
liberal principles of their own Government , arid who have repeatedly experienced their attention and their aid , will humbly but earnestly entreat them to remonstrate against the evils which they announce—and to exert their influence to prevent the continuance 0 / a system which they cannot but deprecate and abhor .
8 . Thatthese Resolutions be respectfully communicated , by the Secretaries , to the principal Members of Administration ;«—and that they be inserted in the Daily Papers and Periodical Publications—mid be circulated throughout Europe , as future circumstances may require .
9 . Thai this Committee cannot separate without expressing their thanks to their worthy Secretary John Wilks Esq . for the benevolence and zeal which he has continued to
manifest in convening this Meeting—and for preparing and proposing the Resolutions , which they have unanimously adopted . SAMUEL , MILLS , Chairman .
10 . That this Committee renew their acknowledgments to the Chairman for his attention and ability , a , nd fbr that cordial attachment to the great cause of HeJigjious Freedom wbicji lie hays consjtautly displayed . , ' IS ?* w * * ' \ Secretaries . JfafflHtf Wl&lfcS r i To whom any Communication * , &r
any authentic Intelligence , on this subject , may be addressed , at the New London Tavern , Cbeapside , London .
At a Meeting of the Committee of the Protestant Society for the Protection of Religious Liberty , held at the New London Tavern , Cheapside , London , on December 5 , 1815 , Samuel , Mills , Esq . in the Chair , It was unanimously Resolved ,
1 . That having experienced from the Prince Regent ' s Government the most prompt and polite attention to their application respecting the Protestants of France—having received their assurances " that it has been the
invariable object of the British Government , and of their allies , to sup *> port , and on every suitable occasion to assert , the principles of Religious Toleration and Liberty , and that in their recent communications with the
Government of France , they have brought forward these principles as the foundation of their poliey , and of their fust expectations : —and that they are , therefore , using their best efforts to arrest the progress of evils whiej *
they most deeply deplore ;"—and having been convinced of the benefits which have already resulted from their avowal of this policy , and from the declaration of these truly British and honourable sentiments , this Com-.
mittee cannot delay to record and to communicate their cordial gralitu 4 e to the Right Honourable the Earl Of Liverpool , and to the other Members of the present Administration , for their , past and useful efforts , and for their
judicious and liberal disposition to maintain , on behalf of the Protestants of Prance , those great principles of Religious Freedom which this Committee most devoutly approve , and are appointed to protect .
2 . That desirous to co-operate with the British Government in conduct so enlightened and beneficent , this Committee will continue to observe the measures which may occur in France * and will neither abate their vigilance , nor their humbler but utmost
exertions , until the Protestants of that country shall be allowed practically , perfectly , and permanently , to exercise that Liberty of Worship , and those Rights of Conscience , which th ^ Con - stitutional Chapter of their own Monarch has justly recognized * , jp &wSh , his recent Ordoimfcttce btfr win *!* ** e-
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1816, page 49, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2448/page/49/