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Sftttfefehiati , atai alfco tfiat 250 ^ copies bfe g Wnted ; and sent by John HancttfcfcV who ' conlinues a tender of his seVVice ^ * to conduct the correspondence , tb * Members of Parliament , and others , by whom it may be hoped fine £ ause of Universal Liberty of conscience will be aided .
'Tftesolved unanimously—That oar aim in adopting the foregoing resolutions is ^ a ( s -well to turn public artentitin to tfte disturbed state of Ireland , fmtfi the persecutions of the Orange
Societies , as to excite to sympathy on ttte part of the people , and au inter-&fceticfr of the British Government Wfth the outrages committed on Protestants in France . It is far from our intention to throw blame on
Protestant or Catholic Communities generally , but only on such individuals as eimer in Ireland or France , violate the' principles of Civil and Religious Liberty , and in this feeling we
earnestly call upon the liberal of all sects tcTjoin , that by a general expression tff public sentiment the evils comgained of ms ( y be remedied . Robert Acheson , Chairman .
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against Ihe faith uncL worship > of the sufferers : > and that * ' the object of it ia to suppress and extinguish , as far as possible , the inalienable right cf private judgment in matters of religion . 3 . That , happy in witnessing and .
enjoying religious liberty ourselves * under the mild and equitable government established in this United Kingdom , we should think it a dereliction of duty not to use our best endeavours to extend and secure the same
inestimable blessing to our fellow-creatures in every part of the world ; apd that consequently we will earnestly and without delay , intercede with his Ma * jesfcy ' s government to make every effort , consistent with the political re «* lations of this country and France , to restore to our Protestant Brethren
that security and freedom in religious profession and worship , of which they are unjustly and inhumanly deprived . 4 . That we reflect with grateful satisfaction on the kind and fla&tering reception , given to the deputation from the general body of Protestant Dissenting Miuisters of the Three Denominations in London , which en the
25 th of November last waited ov \ hA » Majesty ' s Miuisters ; who liberally and humanely expressed the deepest regret at the horrid scenes lately exhibited , and a disposition to use their best efforts for the support of the freedom of religious faith and worship .
5 . l hat tlie thanks of this meetingbe given to the General Body of Protestant Dissenting Ministers of the three denominations in JLondon , for taking the lead in this labour of lov » e , and that a copy of these Resolutions be transmitted to their Secretary .
6 . That commiserating the state of extreme penury , to which numbers of the French Protestants , both clergy and laity , are reduced by the devastations of their oppressors , we will immediately institute in this place a subscription for their relief .
7 . That a copy of these Resolutions be transmitted by the Chairman to the Earl of Liverpool , his Majesty ' s First Lord of the Treasury , witir a request that he will promote the wishes of this Meeting , to the utmost of bis power .
8 . That a copy of Jthe same \> e transm ^ ed to -ton * Grace the Lor , < J ^ rq hbitmap of y * ffk » in the Uftpe t hat ytbey will receive . his Giraoe ' s ^ pprQ ^ atiiaa a , nd ^ concurroace «~ . < k > , < r i » t yy » n , i . ^
Mee J ting at the Mansion House , Hull , ' / Y l * &tk December , 1815 . Hit ' a Meeting of the inhabitants of thi ^ To ^ ti , held at the Guild-Hall , fln ^ 'dky , ^ to take into consideration thi £ Persecution which our
Protestant 'J ^ retfarfcit are now suffering in thtf&outh of France , CWistyo ^ lffeR B 0 LTON , Esq . Mayor , rathe Chair , Resolved * i : * Phktthik Meeting has heard with feelings of the most poignant grief , thi&t wiell-authenticated accounts have
been received in this country , of a Violent and sanguinary persecution iiow prevailing against our Brethren of thfc Protestant Faith , in the South of France \ of which persecution the ' dVe ^ ftil ; effects are stated to be , the sacrifice ' of inultitudes of innocent and v Valuable lives , the pillage and destruction t 8 kri incalctrfable amount of private property , the utter demolition of rixpny of their religious edifices , and tti § to ^ al deprivatiou of the means and Ma ^ v ^ ntages of . assembling themselves . ^ ng ^ Uijer for the publ ic Worsh ip of
' - « tfkta ^ gia £ d iWte < h » ve * i * $ Aqwut reason * tib beVtekp th * 8 p « r » ecatiaii'to be purely of a religious natute ^ vaad jdirected
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1816, page 51, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2448/page/51/