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ation . Village preaching may be and is carried on with considerable success to the cause of truth in its neighbourhood . Though Baptists , the Society allows of open communion . The belief in and worship of the one God the Father , through Jesus Christ the Mediator , allowing to every man the right of private
judgment , form the leading feature of this Society . A Fellowship Fund has lately been established . If the burden of the debt on the chapel can be removed there is good reason to think the cause will prosper at Cranbrook . The changes which have brought the congregation into
its present situation could not have been anticipated when the debt was contracted . With this statement they appeal to the generosity of their friends and of the Unitarian public , and will be grateful for any assistance which they may be pleased to afford them towards the removal of
the debt on their chapel , and trust it is no improper recommendation of their case , to say , that they have always cheerfully met and assisted every church that has made similar application to them . THOMAS PAWSON ,
WILLIAM BUSS , Deacons . Cranbrook 9 December 11 , 1820 . The above I believe to be a correct statement , and beg leave to recommend the case to the attention of the Fellowship Funds , and the Unitarian public . K . WRIGHT , Unitarian Missionary . January 3 , 1821 .
Protestant Dissenting Ministers . The Ministers of the Three Denominations have not been inattentive to Mr . Brougham's Education Bill . A committee specially appointed in July last has watched its progi-ess , and on Wednesday the 24 th inst . an Extraordinary General
Meeting was held to receive its report . After much amicable discussion , the same committee was instructed to continue its sittings , and to confer with the mover of the Bill , the prime minister , and other persons of authority and inilnence , and to communicate with other Dissenting bodies ; and also to convene the body whenever it may seem proper , in order
to submit to them Resolutions and Petitions ( if they should be necessary ) in opposition to the measure . The last meeting of the Ministers had been convened by the Reverend Secretary , Dr . Morgan , to take into consideration , as a matter of course , the propriety of an address to the Queen on her accession .
Some difference of opinion prevailing as to this measure , the final determination of it was postponed to the annual meeting in April . A different account of this meeting had crept into a newspaper , called the New Times , but better known by the name of The Mock Times , in its leading article of Jan . 8 , as follows :
" We are credibly informed that at a late general and numerous meeting of the Ministers of the Three Denominations , it was actually proposed to offer an address of congratulation to her Majesty ; but the factious movers of the question had miscalculated the reception which it was likely to experience from an assembly of sensible and well-educated men .
Instantly , on the announcement of the motion , the far greater part of the ministers present left the room , contemptuously abandoning the measure to the individuals who agitated it ; but who from their weakness and insignificance found themselves unable to effect their object . "
This mis-statement was brought forward , as a question of privilege , before the regular business , as soon as the Chairman ( the Rev . Dr . Winter ) had taken the chair ; upon which it was resolved unanimously , that the Secretary be empowered and directed to communicate to the
Editor of the aforesaid paper , and to the conductors of other journals , at his discretion , that the above paragraph is false and calumnious .
62 Intelligence . —^ -Protestant Dissenting Ministers . —Miscellaneous .
MISCELLANEOUS . Dr . W . Hales—In a review of this gentleman ' s learned " Essay on the Origin and Purity of the Primitive Church of the British Isles , " the Anti-Jacobin Review , for November , passes a high
eulogium upon him . The writer says , " Under the well-bestowed patronage of Baron Maseres , Dr . Hales first tried his strength in some mathematical works , the abstruse nature of which has alone prevented them from being in many hands . " His great work , ihe New Svstem S of Chronoloirv . in workthe New ystem of Chronology , m
, 5 volumes , 4 to ., is much extolled . But as a theologian he surpasses all praise ! < c The errors of Popery , ( says the Anti-Jaeobin , ) the fanaticism of the Methodists , and the concealrd Atheism of tiik Unitarians , all attracted his attention , and have all felt and shrunk from the effects of his power ( ul tirgumenUilion . His ac-
* * * In the advertisement on the last page of the last month ' s Wrapper , for the New Unitarian Chapel , Itiplty , Derbyshire , the following subscriptions were accidentally omitted : From the Fellowship Fund , Parliament Court , London £ 5 0 0 Do . Do . Exeter , by S . M . Cox - - - - 5 0 0
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1821, page 62, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2496/page/62/