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be a missionary whose labours should be extended tlirough the county of Kent and a part of Sussex . The Committee , in their report , took up and enforced the subject , and a resolution was passed authorizing them to correspond with the churches in that district on the mode of raising the necessary funds , and of providing a suitable person to undertake the office of their itinerant .
A very pleasing report was made in relation to the students under the care of Mr . Gilchrist , at Newington-Green . They were stated to have so conducted themselves as to gain the full approbation of their Tutor , during whose late serious illness they had been under the kind and able instruction of Mr . Fox . A letter
from that Gentleman to the Secretary was read , and it concluded in terms which may be interesting to all those friends of Unitarianism who feel the necessity of there being an institution in the south of England for the education of pious young men for the Christian ministry : — " 1 have every reason to be fully satisfied with their progress and application , as
well as with their geueral deportment and fitness for the important station to which they are destined . A succession of such young men cannot but reflect high honour on the Institution , its Tutor and supporters ; and be of great utility to the cause of pure and undefiled religion . "—It may be proper to add , that in the Unitarian Baptist Academy there are no creeds or articles for the students to
subscribe . As might be supposed , no one is admitted on the foundation who is not a member of a Baptist Church ; but the Academy is open to those who are not Baptists in principle ; and one student of this description has teen there for a considerable time , receiving instruction for
the ministry . —The services of all the students are cheerfully rendered to further the objects of the Unitarian Fund , from the Committee of which the report gratefull y announced a grant of £ 10 , in aid of the funds of the Academy , expressly on the ground of services performed by the Baptist students . *
At the close of the business of the Assembly , the Ministers and Representatives , with their friends , retired to the White Hart , Bishopgate Street , where
* The funds of the Institution were stated to be low—and it may be acceptable information to those who regret the suspension of the Durham-House Academy , that subscriptions in aid of the Unitarian Baptist Academy will be thankfully receivejd by the Treasurer , John A-e acher , Efijq ., Paternoster-Row ; or the Secretary , Mr , G , Smallfield , Homerton . vol . xvi . . 3 r
about sixty sat down to dinner . After the cloth was removed , the chairman gave several sentiments , which , as they embodied the leading principles avowed by the company , consisting of Baptists ,
Paedobaptists , and Antibaptists , were received with cordiality , and successively called up Mr . Wright , Mr . Kingsftrd , Mr . Rutt , Mr . Gilchrist , Dr . Evans , ( the preacher elect , ) aud other friends . The able Editor of the Works of the venerated
Dr . Priestley , was very pressingly urged to draw up and publisfi . a Life of the Bapt 1 st Legislator , Roger Williams ; and hopes were entertained that the request would be complied-with . The evening was passed in the utmost harmony , and the company separated with the pleasing anticipation of meeting again , with many other Unitarian friends , on the following day .
TntelUgence . —^ Unitarian Fund . 373
Unitarian Fund Anniversary . The Fifteenth Anniversary of the Unitarian Fund was held on Wednesday , June 13 , at Parliament Court Chapel . The Rev . H . Acton , of Walthanistow , introduced the service by a short prayer
and reading the 7 th chapter of Matthew . The general prayer was offered by Rev . Thomas Madge of Norwich . The preacher for the day was the Rev . W . Hincks , of Exeter , who delivered a masterly exposition and defence of the principles on which this Institution is founded , from 1 Tim . ii . 4 : Who will have all men to be
saved , and to come unto the knowledge of the truth . The sermon was distinguished both by clear and forcible reasoning , and rich and varied illustration . An earnest request was made for its publication , which will , we hope , . speedily take place . Its intrinsic merit can scarcely fail to produce that extensive circulation which the friends of the Fund and of the
Unitarian cause must wish for it , on account of its peculiar fitness for the occasion , and its tendency to promote the objects for which they associate . The Rev . Dr . Morell , of Brighton , is appointed to preach at the next Anniversary .
Immediately after divine service , John Taylor , . fun ., Ksq ., was called to the Chair , and the minutes of ( he last Annual Meeting , and of the special meeting held March 6 th , to consider Mr . Wright ' s projected mission to the United Stales , were read and confirmed . The Treasurer ' s
Report , which followed , pre 8 ented au encouraging statement of the finances of the Society . The principal topics of the Report of the Secretary and Gomtnittoe were the following : 1 . Mr- Wrights ' Jouroiey , Jast year , m Kejit , Sussex and Surrey ; and a second missionary tour , in the spring of the present year , jh pauts
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1821, page 373, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2501/page/49/