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to any thing below the skies , to liberty the altar should be reared ; and if the inscription , or otir purpose be inquired , I will reply in the language of the immortal Locke , " Liberty , absolute iriBERTY , JUST AND TRUE LIBERTY , iS ^ OAL AND IMPARTIAL LIBERTY , IS what we need . He sate down amidst long and enthusiastic plaudits .
by shewing that they arc eminently cafcfe . la ted to excite and to keep alive tkfts ^ social , which aft well as religions > feelings are necessary to the advancement © f our coronaon cause . After a short but appropriate address from Mr . Briggs , the company separated at six o ' clock . D . Ditchling , May 23 , 182 G .
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m ^ Quarterly Meeting' of the Hull , Lincoln , and Thome Association . On Wednesday , the 29 th of April , a Quarterly Meeting of the Hull , Lincoln , aud Thome Association , was held at
Thorne . The Rev . J . Platts , of Doncaster , preached in the niorning from the words , " He that doeth righteousness is righteous ; " and the Rev . Dr . Philipps , of
Sheffield , in the evening , from the words , " What think ye of Christ ? " The services , which were highly interesticg , were heard with the most profound attention by large and respectable congregations . Id the interval of the services the
members of the Association aud friends to the Unitarian cause dined together , and were excited to increased zeal in the great cause of truth and virtue by the animated addresses of several gentlemen present , but chiefly by the encouragiug prospects of the Unitarian congregation
at that place . It will be gratifying to those friends who so liberally supported the congregation in their first exertions , and enabled them to erect a chapel for the worship of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ , to learn that the able and well-directed labours of the Rev .
W . Duffield , who has lately settled amongst them , are meeting with all the success which those previously acquainted with the Christian zeal and energy of this gentleman would have anticipated . The congregation is already much increased , and an active and zealous spirit is excited .
Ditchling Annual Meeting . The Annual Meeting of the General Baptist Church at Ditchling , was held on Sunday , the 7 th instant ; on which occasion , the Rev . J . Briggs , of Bessel ' s Green , Kent , preached two very acceptable discourses to a crowded and attentive audience .
After the services of the day , tea being provided , as usual , in the Chapel , 165 persona sat down to partake of it ; and tjie scene presented was of the most enlivening description , w the social harmony and cheerfulness that ; pervaded the whole company during thtj day , goe * far to prove the valuable tendency of meetings of this description ,
Dudley Double Lecture . On Whit-Tuesday , May 17 , was the Anniversary of the Double Lecture aj Dudley . The Rev . John Small , of Cosely , conducted the devotional service . The
Rev . Ricliard Fry , of Kidderminster , preached , on Heb . ii . 3 , " How shall we escape , if we neglect so great salvation 2 ** and the Rev . John Kentish , of Birmingham , on 1 Tim . iv . 13—15 : " Give at * 1
tendance to reading . Meditate upon these things ; give thyself whotly to them ' Ten ministers were present , and the congregation was unusually numerous . The Rev . John Small , and the Rev . Timothy Davis , of Oldbury , were nomiuated as the preachers at the next Atiuiversary . J . H . B «
¦ un Unitarian Chapel , Middleton , Lan * cashire . In Middleton , on Sunday , June 4 th , was re-opened for Unitarian worship a chapel which had been occupied by the Methodists . Two sermons were preached on the occasion , that in the afternoon by the Rev . J . G . Robberds , and that in thd
evening by the Rev . J . R . Beard . Middleton is one of the stations which are supported by the Lancashire and Cheshire Unitarian Missionary Society . The prospects which this station presents to the friends of liberal Christianity are highly gratifying . The congregation already consists of thirty families , and it
supports a Sunday-school consisting of one hundred and thirty children . The room in which the Society had hitherto met was singularly inconvenient , and this it is believed has caused many to abstain from the public worship of the one God , who are expected to avail themselves of the convenience afforded by the chapel
now opened . The audiences were exceedingly good—in the afternoon the chapel was very Well attended , and to the evening crowded to excess . Both the services were highly interesting and attention
listened to with the deepest . In regarding either the worldly circumstances of the congregation , or their religious feelings , one could not fail to be reminded of the highly interesting # ' cotmta that have be ^ n published of the state of UnUarianism in Weltwrn , n # *
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1826, page 376, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2549/page/60/