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James How , * John Force , f Nathaniel Cock , % Thomas Horn brook , George Jacomb John Starr , John Fox * Mark Facy , John Forse .
The violent passions excited by this controversy may be judged of by the opprobrious language used by the orthodox against the Arians ; such as " damnable heretics , thieves and robbers , damnable soul-poisoners , dragons and asps , and profane persecutors . " \\ Their adversaries answered them not
by " excellency of speech , " and irresistible arguments , but by handing them over to the insults of the mob , pondence of many of the learned of his time . * Mr . How was not a believer in the Trinity , according % o the statement of the inquisitors .
f Of Efrovey . The Exeter Assembly endeavoured to procure his ejectment , but were baffled . He had a conference with the disaffected of his congregation , one of whom was honest enough to say , u thoug-h I take the Scriptures for information , J go further for confirmation . " On one occasion
Mr . Force declared " he never believed in his life the Father , Son and Holy Ghost to be one God ; and again , when the necessity of an infinite satisfaction was urged , he replied , " Infinite satisfaction is infinite nonsense . " *' t Of Bideford , was most slanderously
and industriously vilified , and abandoned by many of his congregation , in ponsequence of his refusal to acknowledge the authority of the Western Synod } but the writer has heard his virtues proclaimed from lips ( " now still in death" ) whose praise was no unenviable , no unenvied , honour .
§ Mr . JacomVs account of the proceeding's of the assembly in connexion with himself , is a very interesting" pamphlet . When they objected to his proposal of making a declaration in Scripture language , that Arians and Socinians would quote Scripture , he quoted an interesting
passage in Baxter ' s History : Some ministers endeavouring to draw up a list of the fundamentals of Christianity , Mr . Baxter made a more general proposal : they told him that a Papist or aSocinian might subscribe to his articles , and he answered , So much the better , and the fitter to be the matter <* f concotd . " || Innocent Vindicated , p . 17 .
making them the subjects of scurrilous ballads and drunken songs . In the very streets they were attacked by the brutal and the base , and there and thus "judiciously confuted . " ^ T J . B .
Dr . Walker cm , the Affirmation of the Quakers * 585
Dr . Walker on the Legality of the Affirmation of the People called Quakers . Bond Court , Walbrook , IS , 8 th . 1817-Friend !
FROM thy giving , from time to time , so much place in the Repository to the consideration of the sect called Quakers , who , by the simplicity of their fundamental dogma ( inward light ) must always , consistently therewith , of necessity be Unitarians , I am induced to address to
thee this paper . In considering the condition of the Quakers not associated with their brethren under the organization of friends , overseers , elders , ministers and
clerks , I have thought their lot often to resemble that of the Hindoo who has lost cast , who , deserted by hie * family and friends , can only console himself with the assurance that the
Supreme Being " causeth his sun to shine" on the tent of the outcast . Their peculiar principles sometimes prevent their neighbours from uniting
with them in some of the most important concerns of human life ; and they are estranged from their fellow-professors . But , what I at present wish to offer to the consideration of thy readers , which include both these
descriptions of Quakers , is the matter of giving legal evidence . 1 have conversed of late with some of both these descriptions of Quakers , on the subject of their affirmation being equivalent to an oath in our courts , in cases not criminal ; and both entertain the idea that the law n > akes no distinction
between them ; that this was established by the Judge , L " ord Mansfield ( in a case where counsel attempted to invalidate the testimony of a Quaker , because of his being not associated ) ,
in his observing that the law , in recognising the people called Quakers , knew nothing of them as a body , society , or meeting , that he therefore must abide only by the profession of * « ¦¦ ' . III ! | _ . m , * J [ Mr . PeirceV Aniii * a 4 veu » ioni » , p . 31-
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1817, page 585, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2469/page/13/