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ft was Resolved , 1 , rrhat it 13-a most desirable object to form and maintain a regular correspon-Ae&CQ with the different religious Societies in I ^ ancashire and Cheshire , who are united on the common principles of the stricf unity of God , and his universal love to his creatures .
2 , That for the purpose recommended f > y tlje Rev . John Yates ^ a Fund be established to be supported by benefactions and subscriptions from individuals , and by contributions from couf regal ions , 3 . That the Fuud be applied to the promotkm of Missionary preaching , in the two counties of Lancaster and Chester .
4 , That the Fund be placed under the direction of . a Committee , to be annually appointed . 5 t That the appointment of the Committee might conveniently take place at the General Provincial Meeting , held an-Buajly , in the month o £ June . 6 . That it would materially contribute
to pe success of the measure , if every Presbyterian and Unitarian congregation within the two counties would annually apppint one or two of its members to atteuji the Provincial Meetiug ; to such a body , consisting of ministers and laymen , the Committee ought to report their proceedings for the past year , and from them the new Committee should receive their
apppiutment , aud such general instructions for their conduct , as might be judged expedient . 7 r That a Treasurer for tbe Fund be appointed at the Provincial Meeting , and a Chairman of the Committee , aud one or more Secretaries , by the members of the Committee , out of their own body .
£ | . That every minister in the two counties be a member of the Committee far the ensuing year , together with the seven following gentlemen , with power to add to their number : Mr . Joshua Crook , Mr . Robert Phillips , Mr . Hall , Mr . G . W . Wood , Mr . Joseph Pilkington , Mr . T . B . W , Saunderson , and Mr . S . D . Darbyshire .
9 . That the thanks of this Meeting be given to Mr . Yates , for his very handsome offer , at the same time assuring him of the best wishes of all present for his speedy recovery . 18 . That the above resolutions be
printed , and that a copy be sent for insertion to jthe Repository , the Reformer aud the 'iEhriatiaa Reflector . It was also Resolved , % 1 . That this Meeting is farther of opinion , that to a Committee appointed , as suggested in a foregoing resolution , might » e advantageously referred , the considera-
tion of all measure * affecting the civil rights of the Presbyterian and Unitarian Dissenters of the two counties . 2 . That the establishment of a Register , under the superintendance of such a Committee , for recording the endowments of all Presbyterian and Unitarian Chapels in the two counties , would be attended
with beneficial results . OTTIWELL WOOD , Chair man . NOAH JONES , Secretary * That the thanks of the Meetiug be given to Ottiwell Wood , Escji for his conduct in the Chair .
Nottinghamshire ' , Derbyshire and the South of Yorkshire Annual Meet ing of Unitarian Ministers . Thr Annual Meeting of the Unitarian Ministers of Nottinghamshirey Derbyshire and the South of Yorkshire , was held at Sheffield , on Friday , June 21 st . It had been arranged at the previous Annual
Meeting , tiiat there should be a service on the preceding evening . Accordingly , that service was introduced by the Rev . Mr . Jones , of Belper ; and the Rev . Jacob Brettell , of Rotherham , preached an animated sertrion from Matt , xviii . 20 , which was heard with deep attention and warm interest . The service of the
followmg day was introduced by the Rev . P . Wright of Stanningtou , and the Rev . H . H . Piper of Norton , was the preacher . He took occasion , from the words " Approving ourselves as the ministers of God , " * to enforce the particular duties of Christian Ministers , in a mauuer that could
leave little doubt of its being really useful to all that heard it . The plain , pointed and powerful appeals that were made to them on the ground of their Christian profession , and more especially on the ground of their being ministers of Christ , to walk worthy of the vocation with
which they are called , made an impression on the mind of the writer of this article , and he doubts not , of most of his brethren , which will never be forgotten . It is only justice to add , that it was worthy of the character and reputation of the preacher , and worthy every way of the occasion on
which it was delivered . It will uot admit of a question , that were the duties of Christian ministers more generally insisted on , when they are assembled together on these annual occasions , much seal and energy would be roused , and £ more earnest and persevering attention to . personal improvement and more extensive * 2 Cor . ? L 4 .
Inte lligence . — Meeting of T ) n&mry ^ Mkfai ^* fN < rt ^^ &C . m&
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Sept. 2, 1822, page 579, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2516/page/59/