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in the Revelation of John , form two remarkable eras in the history of the world , in which the Divine Being- was pleased to interpose by open war for the destruction of idolatry , and for the establishment of a religion
emanating * from himself , not by the instrumentality of Jewish or Christiany but of Heathen princes . And may we not expect , from the signs of the times and the language of prophecy , that at no very distant period , God will
raise up from among the princes of this world , a Michael , who shall effectually make war with , and utterly overthrow , the existing antichristian powers , and introduce and set up his own everlasting kingdom of righteousness and peace ? JOHN MARSOM .
Queen Street , Cneapside , Sin , Nov . 29 , 1822 . BY desire of the Committee of Deputies , I send you inclosed a copy of an apology which has been inserted in the public papers , made by Charles King , George // addon , James
Pitt , and Joseph Sherlock , four of the defendants to a prosecution which the Committee had taken up under their direction , for disturbing a congregation at Totton , near Southampton , and for which the defendants suffered a conviction by default ; and I am also desired to request you will make such use thereof as you may think proper .
JOHN WEBSTER , Secretary . Dissenters . / disturbance of a Place of fVorship . We , the undersigned , having been indicted for disturbing the congregation of Protestant Dissenters at
Totton , near Southampton , on the evening of Sunday the 1 st of April , 1821 , being" aware that our conduct was indefensible , did suffer a conviction to go against us by default , thereby subjecting ourselves to the penalties of
401 . But the prosecutors having , on our application , consented to . waive insisting on the judgment of the Court against us , on condition of our making a public apology ; we , therefore , hereby desire to express our concern for having acted in a manner so im-
proper and illegal , and to return our thanks to the parties injured , for their lenity in refraining from further proceedings . ^ i .
Apology for Outrage upon Dissenters . 743
Obituary and Biographical Notices of Individual Members of the Families of How ell and Rogers . Dec . 4 , 1822 . IT may gratify some of the best feelings , and tend to promote some
highly valuable interests , if a few circumstances are recorded in the pages of the Monthly Repository , concerning the family from which the late Rev JVilluim ' I / owell * descended , and another to which , by affinity and worth , he was intimately allied . His father bore the same name , and
filled the same office . This gentleman was more than twelve years co-pastor with the Rev . Samuel Clarh , -fin the congregation of the Old Meeting-House at Birmingham ; in which character he was called to the painful task of delivering the address at the funeral of his colleague ; a
composition that he afterwards published , and that reflects great credit on his sensibility and judgment . Of the elder Mr . Howell ' s hearers , few , if any , are now living . Some of his pupils ,
however , survive : and they recollect with esteem and gratitude his conscientious regard to the duties of a preceptor . It was at Winson Green , in the immediate neighbourhood of Birmingham , that he conducted his very large and well-governed school . Not long before his death he retired to the enjoyment of the competency which he had
most honourably earned . His last days were passed at West Bromwich , in Staffordshire , where he expired Feb . 5 , 177 <> , at the age of 62 , and in the churchyard of which parish he was interred .
Great justice has been rendered to his son ' s character , by an article already inserted in this work . Mr . William Howell received his academical education , in part , at Warrington . t
* Moil Itcpos . XVII . 510 . -f- For a memoir of this most excellent person , see thcMon . Repos . I . 617 , &c . ; he is mentioned in Dr . Priestley ' s Memoirs , 8 vo . I . pp . 18 , 22 . X Mon . Repos . IX . 203 , 323 .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Dec. 2, 1822, page 743, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2519/page/23/