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means of proinx > ti « g you * Gwn comfort and relieving the distresses of ottiesfs wfilcli yoti itow possess ; thankfully to pttidk some portion of their fruit . For which of us can tell wliat titled We may have for the services of those td whom we do good ? " Cast thy bread upon the waters , for thou shalt find it
after many days . " Your benevolence Will be rewarded even here , for God will give more of it , and increase your happiness in the same proportion . But you will be abundantly rewarded in a better world , where tlifc tongue of the dunib shall be unloosed , where * that Which is soicrt in dishonour shall
be raised in glory , and that which is sown in weakness shall be raised in powerJ * and where you shall receive those acknowledgements which were here withheld , and where Christ himself shall undertake to return the kindness which has been shewn towards his afflicted " little ones "
Clap 107 i , Sir , Sept . 15 , 1822 . NEVER heard the names of " the I Jury who lately convicted Mrs . Wright , " so that I am quite
ignorant who the " professing Unitarians" that have excited the regret of S . C . ( p > 459 ) by that discreditable transaction . I would not apply the term to any of those jurymen who , under the disadvantages of prejudice and misinformation , could believe that
they were doing God service , by devoting to imprisonment and confiscation , for such a cause , a fellow-creature , alike the offspring of their heavenly Father , though so unaappy as to reject his revelation , or even to deny his existence . The discredit attaches to those who wished that "
restraints upon discussion were abandoned , " and yet contributed to consign a persecuted publisher to the tender mercies of the King ' s Bench , satisfied with the exclamation , ** What could
we do , and how could we act otherwise ? " They certainly might have done much . They might have borne a testimony highly honourable to Christians , whose faith stands not in human policy , but "in the power of God , " by absenting themselves ( as
they would probably have done , without scruple , for an adequate personal convenience ) from such a jury * at the possible hazard of pecuniary penalties , rather than lend their assistance to the execution of what they esteemed an unrighteous law . No
Hove-House , Sik , Sept . 10 , 1822 . AS your correspondent R . S . ( pp . 470 , 4 / 1 ) cdnfesses that lie does not know the case of Brighton , he may be excused on the plea
of ignorance for having reported it froni a reporter in terms which imply a censure upon men who have deserved none . My reason for noticing it is , however , that the report states what is not the fact , and what ctmld not be believed to be the fact
without doing harm . The reporter sBid , that the people of Brighton were unable to complete their scheme , and advised with respect to Clifton , " Let the expense of the building be known ,
and the money advanced before the undertaking . " Now the fact is , that the Unitarians of Brighton never supposed themselves hhle to build a chapel for the common accommodation of themselves and visiter ^ from
London and other parts of the kingdom ; and the work was not undertaken by them . The subscription did indeed cbfcnrnence in Brighton , and with great
liberality - , but the building was undertaken b y a Committee of gentlemen at a distance , who both counted the cost and completed the stihetae . As titte subscriptions from London and othd ? prarttf were less miiriettuls , hut not tern * liberal , than might bate been
548 Msrepretentation iMtti ttgarti h j&tigfttm £ / it * pel
expected the deficient sums wfere im . mediately advanced by the Committee ; attd it is certain that there is fio intention on the part of any gentleman who did so , to require interest fc * r the sums st > adVatnGfed , till the people of Brighton shall be better able to bear it .
More than two years have passed since the chapel was opened for divine worship > and there has been no omission of morning or evening service ki that time . It is proper that this should be made public for the information of
those of our friends who , knowing as little of the Brighton case as your correspondent , might be misled us he has been . The New-Road Chapel in Brighton ought to have been named as a case not of warning , but of encouragement and incitement . JOHN MOitELL .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Sept. 2, 1822, page 548, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2516/page/28/