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Recommendation &f a new Edition of Rammohvti Kmfs Whrh . 66 T
notice ^> f the rtwS ^ charges against him , «« being Mqfounded , signed by twenty-two Members of the Southern Quarterly Meeting , who were present at the time alluded to * is inserted at p , 31 of " 1 &e Cabinet " :
do m > t aeeard **« & the testimony of the Holy mkrittr&s * EKffS Hicks ( iocs not appear to have replied to the above diaingenuous aad Pharisaical letter , but the following
" We , the subscribers , being informed that certain reports have been circulated by Ezra Comfort and Isaiah BelU that Elias Hieks had propagated unsound doctrine at our Geaeral Meeting , on the day succeeding our Quarterly Meeting in the 11 th Mo . last ,
and a certificate signed by Robert Moore , Joseph Turner * and Joseph G . Rowland , being read , contradicting [ the ] said reports , the subject has cJaimed our weighty aad deliberate attention ; and it is our united judgment that the doctrines preached by
our said Friend on the day alluded to , were the truths of the gospel ; and that his labours of love amongst us , at our particular Meetings , as well as at our said Quarterly Meeting , were united with by all our members , fur aught that uppears . And we believe
the certificate signed by the three Friends above-mentioned , is , in substance , a torrett statement of facts " To this vindication of Elias Hicks from the above unfounded aspersions upon him , I have neither seen nor
heard of any reply . The decision of the Yearly Meeting , a few months after , against the imposition of the unscriptural and incongruous Creed , which appears to have been fabricated on the spur of the supposed necessity to obstruct Elias Hicks on his visit of
gospel love to his brethren of Philadelphia , who nevertheless received him with open arms as a gospel minister . Of his accusers it may surely be said , that , like some comititera of the
primitive Christian faith , " they have turned aside unto vain jangling 5 desiring to be teachers of the law ,
understanding neither what they say , nor whereof they affirm /* 1 Tito . 1 . 6 , 7 .
BEREUS . P . S > * —The name , ' George Witby , which occurs at the latter part of my 'a st , p . 549 , should be George Withy .
— " ^ Mr . BaheweWs Defence of the Genevese Pastors , fyc . m Reply to the Charges of Dr . «/ . Pye Smith . Letter III . Torrington Square , Bloomsbury , Sir , Nov . 4 , 1824 .
N my two former letters I have Iendeavoured to disprove the erroneous assertions of Dr . J . Pye Smith , respecting the state of morals in Geneva , and to shew , 1 st , That the Genevese , in the days of their orthodoxy , notwithstanding their long prayers and Pharisaical t » l > .
Mi ¦ * := ¦ ; ¦ ' ¦• ' ¦ ¦ ¦ - . T ^ pif iVlNG latefy read the very exjLJL cellent work of RaiDmohunt Roy , and seen the importance of its being more known and finding its way into the libraries of our students ^ and the value it would be to all of us
as a book of reference ; may 1 suggest to the Unitarian Society , to whom we are indebted for this valuable addition to our Scripture Criticism , that they might print it in a duodecimo volume , omitting the first part—since we can at any time refer to the evangelists
for the Precepts of Jesus—on such plan as to sell it at five shillings , or even four ?—in which case I suppose it would be necessary to put those words into English characters which belong to tbe ancient and Eastern languages .
What we have particularly to admire in these pages is tbe circumstance that the Indian Unitarian Christian has acquired his vietvs of Christianity from his own study of the Scriptures
and a comparison of the ancient Ian * guages , and not from the books of our polemics , and therefore presents us with many combinations of texts and uses of words which we do -not
find in other writers—and because he has had it in his power to shew the striking analogy between Indian and Christian polytheism , ami how forcibly the arguments of the one may be applied to support the doctrine of the
other : these are new lights which we shall receive from no other quarter . —I find by calculation that five hun * . dred copies may be neatly printed at about three shillings and sixpence each , and the pages leaded . A sincere Admirer op Rammohun Roy *
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1824, page 661, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2530/page/21/