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Intelligence . —Presbyterian \ Seceding ) Synod of Ireland . 699
MISCELLANEOUS . The Trustees of Mr . CowarcPs Fund for the Education of Dissenting Ministers have appointed the Bey , John Townsend , of Bermond 3 ey Trustee in the place of the late Mr . Philips , of Claphaui ( sec Obituary , p . 365 ) . The other Trustees are tbe Rev . Thomas Tayler ; Dr . W . B , Coifyer ; and James Gibson , Esq .
JVolvethariipton Case . —The cause of the Rev . Alexander Fletcher and the . United Associate Synod , is now before
heartijy concurred in the sentiments expressed by the deputation , and promised to give the mission their warmest support . ' [¦ -,
The reniaitider of Wednesday aud part of Thursday were employed in matters of a local nature , and what could excite no general interest .
The greater part of Thursday and Friday w < is speut in discussing the subject of the * Proclamation of Banns . On this subject , . ^ diversity , both of opinion and practice , had existed for some time past
in the Synod . To devise , if possible , some scheme that would at once meet the wishes of both patties , and prevent any irregularity , seemed to be the object of the great majority of the members .
The matter underwent a thorough investigation , and the discussion was , perhaps , unnecessarily protracted . Every member was heard , and every one supported and maintained his own view of the subject with a becoming steadfastness , and at the same time with the best of feeling towards those whose sentiments were
different . Several enactments were made in regard to marriage—such as consent of parents , &c , with heavy penalties in case of infraction on the part of any one minister of that body ;
The Rev . John Rogers read reasons for fasting and thanksgiving , for the current year ; and the Synod enjoined their members to observe the same , if at all possible , in the last week of November . The remaining part of the meeting was chiefly employed in receiving Reports of
Committees , and discussing overtures and other matters relating to the order and discipline of the body , which , though useful , and of great importance to the people of their charge , cannot be regarded of such general interest as to merit public insertion in the columns of a newspaper .
The Synod are to hold their next Annual Meeting in Belfast . We understand that the Moderator of the Seceding Synod , for the time being , is placed on the same tooting , in academical institution , as the Moderator of the General Synod , of Ulster . —Dublin Evening Post *
Presbyterian CSeceding ) Synod of Ireland * . ' On Tuesday , the 6 th instant , theJPiresr byterian Synod of Ireland , distinguished by the name of Sece < lers , met in this Meethig-hottse of the First Cpngregatloja
of Belfast . The meeting was opened wH ^ a seruibn from the Rev . Dr . ( gamble , M Ramelton , Moderator , from Acts ix , 28 : " Take heed , therefore , mi to yotfirselves , and to all the ffock over which th £ Holy Ghost hath made you overseers , to feed the church of God , which he hath purchased with his own blood . "
The evening of the first day of meeting was spent in solemn prayer and praise . The early part of Wednesday was occupied in : receiving reports of Presbyteries . On the same day , two deputations , one from the Joint Boards of Managers and Visitors of the Belfast Academical
Institution , and the other from the Board of Faculty , were introduced to the notice of the Synod . The former consisted of Dr . Tennetit and John Burnett , Esq . ; the latter of Professors Hi neks and Thompson . The address of the former was read by the Synod ' s Clerk , and the deputation heard with attention and interest , Mr .
Barnett gave a detailed account of the proceedings of a deputation sent from that seminary to confer with his Majesty ' s Government on the subject of pecuniary assistance . The address from the Faculty was : aLso read , and gave general satisfaction .
The Synod agreed unanimously to support and encourage that infant establish * ment , and appointed two or three of their members to prepare a suitable and respectful answer to both the addresses , and to embody in them their sentiments
respecting the institution and a home education , especially as they understood an investigation , on the part of Government , was about to take place into the entire management of the institution .
The Synod also expressed themselves to be satisfied with the diligence , attention and abilities of the different Professors and Teachers employed in that establishment . —There were &lso suggested some improvements in the course of
collegiate study , in regard to their own young men , in order to afford them time and opportunity to acquire a knowledge of the Hebrew language , without which they expected ti t > general certificate should be given to any of their students .
On the same day was presented to the Synod a deputation frcftn the Scottish Missionary Society , consisting of the Rev Mr . Brotherston , of the General Assembly , and the Kev . Mr . Thompson , of the Secession Synod , who detailed the object a » d nature of the mtafioti . The Synod
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1824, page 699, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2530/page/59/