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he is net oiily ma&fer of almost every Eastern language , ( including Hebrew , ) In * !«> I may ** My s ^ a perfect £ * && £ * of | he English ^ so fsj ?< &s idkmi go ^ s ; h ) i pfouu « ei $ tiQjj qjq } j is 4 efeetiv ^ . I ft * und him a ^ W . o ^ £ v $ n&rg by tti $ fri ^ d i w ^ s living with meet us ajt diqner time
in a family party , that we might see ; him at his ease , tie talked freely of the politics of Europe , and especially of JEngland ; he seemed perfectly to understand our whole system of parliaments ^ &c . &c . Talking of some regulations in this
country , which appeared oppressive to the natives , especially of their not being eligible to posts of rank in our service , he said readily it was certainly a hardship , bat allowed that the majority were not lit for it . That the few who were could
not complain wfceu they saw our owii fellow-subjects in Ireland similarly excluded , au 4 suffering , in his opinion , more than the natives of India , because we had left the natives their own priests and their own religion , unfettered with any contributions to uphold ours , while
the Irish were obliged to pay for priests they did not respect , and had a religion they did not follow , settled ou ; tlieui . WhVtljer you will accord Raromojfc ^ n a ^ he says on this head or not * you will allow it shews no little information ar ^ d , research for a man lijse him . Some of the Missionaries attacked his little books
in rather a sevtre style , which led him to write a small pamphlet ki reply . It is a perfectly Christian pamphlet , in which he acknowledges himself a convert from conviction , to the general tenets of our Bible . He could not , rife says , subscribe to the Trinitarian doctrine , because , he says , h 6 finds no authority for it in
Scripture . He argues the matter very / airly , and < juotes with great ease and fluency the passages of both the Old and Nc ^ w Testanaeut , explaining some matUfanala ^ tioijs : " pf J ^ Jcihrew , which Trin | t % riai ^ a , sometini ^ s urge * u tfieir favour , 0 ^ $£ whole , I * visli I ptinfd senii you tjie p ^ fflphlet * of bbth partita : 1 ? I eaii I wf | l J ^ A 1 think yon would find hi * RathniplfiUn , Hoy not an unable and not an uneloquent
Christian i » his exprct ^^ oM , though ,, perh 4 p » , 79 a may n ? % ag ^ i ^ e wiUi liiui in aU he say& In the pa ^ ip ^ let % e say «( , in ° ne ptace ( or qIs ^ he js ^ id iap tp us in , conversation , ) , 0 ^ t ^« W Bfy . IJifi ^ iQ ^^ iT had ^> rjgo l | en that he £ tne Mlseionary ) was supporting a doctrine which he no
doubt believed , but which it wa ^ possible he believed more frota the prejudices of education than from sfetf-conyiefcion . He said he levered . the prejudices whieh niade the opinions . of oar forefathers »^ qi *^ 4 ^ fe ^ > b ^ 4 i 4 wot from . hia < mvb ex * PW ©| W ^ llpw t ^ at tllfty / we ^ ^ Iwaya
true . He had started in se ^ e ^ of strgnment to defend hia own , whk ! h fiiu&ig untenable , lie was now in searcl ^ of truth , but wouW aofe Mod bis cosvi <^ tio ^ to aay tenets ttp * supported l ? y le $ r proof . Second Igjctract from , aw&fher Correspondent , dated , stpril 11 , 1823 .
Tell , that I dispatched to my brother - —* s address , a new work of Kammohun Roy ' s , which he pi * esented to | ae , with many acknowledgments for my attention in sending that book of Southwood Smith's on the Divine Govern-:
The same writer , spe ^ kiag of the Missionaries , says , You would be amused to see the Missionaries here preaching , and laying down their own opinions to a mob of the lowest
cast of natives : out of perhaps a meeting ?> f 200 , you will see certainly half that number with their back to the preacher smoking their hukah , while the Qth $ r half are either talking to one another , or
if th ^ y . are giving aA ? attention ^ apparently don ' t fKOxpk their looks comprehend the subject ; wer $ tbey to connixe themselves , to readi ng the Bib , ] e to them , t . hey wduld have many more attentive hearers .
Unitariankm at C ( tl * ntta , —Mr . Adam . 755
Unititrianism in Calcutta *—Mr . ^ idarn . ( From the Baltinwrz " Unitarian Mis ceUany" for June , 18220 BY recent intelligence from Cal cmtta , it appears that Mr . Adam of ia
^ ne the Baptist Missionaries taat place , ha « become converted to , the Unitarian faitbt . Thfe gentleman is a uj&llve of Scotl ^ uad ^ ana by the adviee of Dr . Stuart , of . Edinburgh , he was induced to go to India aa a Mbsionary .
The following extract from a tetter i $ published in the Christian Eqgisfcer . It was written by a geotl ^ m ^ n lately returned to this country from Csilciuta , a « d contain » interesting iofpr ^ mation on this subject . The Sefmoix ailadetl to was preached by Mr . Adajn . i € la& fro
By t ^ e t arrival m Calcutta /* aay « t ^ e writer , **!< received the accampauying sermon , which , ^ a yo ^ will perceive , was delivered before a Unitarian congregation iu CaJeuttft ^ It was roccasioned by the firs * establishment of this Society , aiad \* m ~ nouueed at its first meeting .
? The Christian Register Is a we « 1 ily paper published &t Boston , " to inculcate the priboipies of a FSttifOtial fahli . ^ Bix $ fon * Ilepos *
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Dec. 2, 1822, page 755, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2519/page/35/