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tention and followed by involuntary acclamations . In the course of the evening , the York College and other institutions were properly remembered , and the Chairman pronounced a high eulogium upon his friend Mr . Belsham , which was
received with the respect due to so distinguished an advocate of the Unitarian cause . —Great praise is due to the Stewards for their activity and prudent arrangements . On the whole , no anniversary of the Unitariau Fund has more
essentially served the interests of the Society than this , which not only combined a greater number of individuals than were ever before associated in its support , but also , we believe , produced in the minds of all the persons engaged in
carrying on the Institution , a determination to make such increased efforts in the promotion of its objects , as are likely , under the blessing of Providence , to render the next yearly celebration still more interesting and successful .
purpose of stimulating the Executive into action , and enforcing the utmost rigour of the law against such persons as the persons combining chose to consider obnoxious . If such societies obtained a permanent foundation , there appeared to
be nothing to prevent the formation of similar combinations to enforce the strict letter of the law in matters of religion , and a band of Churchmen might unite to compel , as far as they could , uniformity of faith .
It was at length resolved , ** That this Association feels very deeply the absolute necessity of immediate measures being adopted towards the Repeal of the Corporation and lest Acts , and that it be recommended to the Committee to take every practicable means for reviving that question amongst all denominations of Dissenters . "
It was further resolved , " That this Meeting approves of the course pursued by the Committee with relation to the Education Bill ; and recommends their vigilant attention in watching and opposing any similar measure , so far as it may in their judgment be hostile to the principles of religious liberty . "
The Treasurer and Secretary were rcappointed ; and Mr . Aspland , Dr . Thos . liees , Mr . Gilchrist and Mr . Rotheram , were elected new members of the Committee , in the place of Mr . Richmond , Mr . Amory , Mr . Moon , and Mr . Parkes .
Thanks were voted to the Treasurer , Secretary and Committee ; and particularly to Mr . Richmond for his very valuable and important services while a member of the Cpinmittee .
Intelligence *—Unitarian Association . 3 / 5
Unitarian Association . The Annual General Meeting of this Association took place at the London Tavern , on Thursday the 14 th June : Mr . Rutt in the chair . The Report of the Treasurer and Committee were read , and they will be found annexed to our present Number . It was then Resolved unanimously , " That this Meeting approves the line of conduct pursued by the Committee with regard to the Marriage Bill , and concurs with them in the propriety of
making active preparations for reviving the subject early and with effect in the next Session of Parliament . " " That the different congregations in connexion with this Association be
recommended to prepare Petitions during the Recess , and to transmit them for presentment immediately on the meeting of Parliament . And that these Resolutions be transmitted to the Ministers of such congregations . " The expediency of making direct application to Parliament for the repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts in the ensuing Se ssion , and the propriety of this Society taking necessary steps to originate such
proceeding , were discussed at considerable length . The speakers dwelt upon the immediate urgency for union among all classes ° < Dissenters in this object . It was observed to be now more especially become unsafe to leave unjust laws on the statutebook , in the confidence that the mild ^ ministration off the laws would render
nem a dead letter , and provide full pracical protection against abuses , when we ^ w associations formeuT-fdr the express
Protestant Society for the Protection of Religious Liberty .
( From the Philanthropic Gazette . ) Tiik Tenth Annual Meeting of this Society \ ias held on Saturday , May 12 , 1821 , in the capacious room of the Old London Tavern , Bishopsgate Street . Although the room is larger than anv of
the places at which the Society before assembled , it could not contain half of the crowd who sought admission ; many persons came four hours before the time appointed for the meeting , and hundred * were compelled to retire , suffering the pain of disappointment .
Lord John Russell , the amiable , well-informed , and public-spirited son of the Duke of Bedford , had promised to preside : but the Chair was taken by Mr . Whitbr £ Ad , M VP . for Middlesex . John Wijlks , Esq . then explained the cause of the unavoidable absence of the expected Chairman , an # rear ! a '< boininu ~ nication from the noble Lord , It stated ,
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1821, page 375, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2501/page/51/