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princes , whose memories were abhorred , as having- shut the temples , and probably overturned the religious system of the country . Royal Academy . On Monday the 10 th of December , was held the Fifty-ninth Anniversary of this Institution . The President and other
officers were re-elected for the ensuing year . The prizes were then adjudged for the best productions in various branches of art * and Sir Thomas Lawrence addressed the Students in a long and appropriate speech . British Museum .
The death of Mr . Planta caused a vacancy in the office of Principal Librarian to this institution . The public attention was naturally directed to Henry Ellis , Esq , as the person most eminently qualified to succeed to that office , from his intimate knowledge of the business of the Library , acquired by a long residence in the house , and a zealous discharge of the duties of his situation . We are glad to learn that he has received the appointment of Principal Librarian .
AMERICA . Unitarianism at Philadelphia . ( Extract of a letter from Philadelphia . ) " October \ % th . * ' The Unitarian Church here will probably be taken down next summer , and a new one built upon an enlarged scale . Some members of the Society have bought ground for the purpose , and
Mr . Strickland , our architect , is drawing a plan for a new building . But what is more extraordinary as regards Unitarian doctrine , is a Revolution , it may be called , amongst the Friends or Quakers . A large majority of that numerous body in this city have become Unitarian . The question relating to the division of the Meeting-houses betwixt the orthodox and heterodox , it is said , is to be taken up at the Yearly Meeting in Ap > il
next , but in the meanwhile the heterodox party has within a few days erected a large temporary frame building , in which the men met last Sunday , although it was an extremely wet day , in number upwards of two thousand—the females met in a neighbouring Meeting-house . These Seceders are called Hkksites , after a leader ( Elias Hicks ) of New York , but the point of doctrine which is the cause of this division , is the * ultimuB' of Unltarianism , "
Ukase against tfie Jews . [ The following translation of a late Russian Ukase is copied from the " World * Newspaper . ] Ukase issued by Imperial mandate for regu ± lating the existing laws concerning the residence of Jetds , for a limited time , in any of the cities of Russia .
I . —Those Jews who have the liberty to trade and to carry on handicrafts in the provinces exclusively appointed for their settlement , by the enactments of the year 1804 , * are not permitted to traffic in the interior government of Russia , that is to say , they are not to offer for
sale any articles , either m shops or at their lodgings ; still less are they to hawk about any wares , or utensils , whether belonging to themselves or others . Neither may they open workshops , still less employ foremen , apprentices , or labourers , whether Christians or otherwise , in any department whatsoever .
II . —They may remain for commercial purposes , such as bill business , contracts , or supplies , provided they have an express permission from government to that effect . III . —Professed artizans may settle , in order to perfect themselves in connexion with some Guild , or for the purpose of communicating instruction in any particular branch of the art in which they may possess distinguished ability .
IV . —Every Jew , desirous of learning a craft , or of imparting the knowledge of his peculiar art , must present himself before the city corporation , and give an account of himself , what kind of artizan he is , or what he wishes to learn . When the corporation , together with the officer of the Guild , have examined the certificates of
the individual , let it then be ascertained who in his particular line might be called on to judge of his ability ; also , whether the art he professes is known in the town , and whether the knowledge of it will be of indispensable advantage to the community at large . And in every such case the opinion of the corporation must be decisive . The said Jews shall be
allowed to remain in the town for a specified time , whilst the matter is brought to a termination , agreeably to the tenor of this law . V . —Jews thus obtaining the privilege of commencing business , may not settle any where without having , besides their certificate , a regular government passport . VI . — -Even the police-master himself * Lithuania , &c , &c .
68 Intelligence . —Foreign : America : Russia .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1828, page 68, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2556/page/68/