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3 . That the best means for effecting this object , is , in the first place , to try what can be done among ourselves , either by donation of money or personal labour , and afterwards to solicit the aid of our friends in this neighbourhood .
4 . That as the Rev . Israel Worsley , of Plymouth , is about to visit different parts of the kingdom , he be respectfully requested to solicit contributions for this purpose from those congregations and individuals who are favourably disposed to our cause .
5 . That as it might prove injurious to be burthened with a heavy debt , it would be desirable to ascertain what sum it is probable we shall be able to raise before we commence the building . 6 . That Messrs . Brodkiug , Hoggett , Perkins , Gould , and J . Martin , be requested to act as a Building Committee , and to procure as early as possible an estimate of the expense .
7 . That Mr . John White be appointed Treasurer , and that he be requested to wait on our friends in Devonport , Plymouth , and Stonehouse , to solicit their assistance in furtherance of the object of this Meeting . Signed , SILVANUS GIBBS .
Chairman . At a subsequent meeting it was resolved , that a printed circular , containing a statement of the case , be immediately forwarded to different parts of the kingdom . It should be understood that the
erection of a Chapel in this populous town is not now a mere speculation ; the cause having had a fair trial , and proceeded with increasing success upwards of eight years . The members of the Society are all decided Unitarians , and are anxious to witness a more extensive diffusion of those sentiments which , from the most deliberate investigation , they consider to be pure Christian truth .
An account of the origin and progress of Uuitarianism in Devonport , may be seen in the Christian Reformer , Vol . VI . pp . 350—353 j Vol . Xli . pp . 110—112 , 184 , 298—303 ; Vol . XIII . pp . 184—188 .
Kent and Sussex Unitarian Asso ciation . The Sixteenth Anniversary of this Association was held at Tenterden , on Wednesday , June the 25 th . The introductory services were conducted by the Revets . E . Talbot , of Tenterden , and W . Stevens , of Maidstqne ; after which , an eloquent , impressive ,, and highly instruc-
tive discourse was delivered by the Rev . G . Harris , of Glasgow , to a numerous and deeply -attentive audience , f rom John xiv . 9 : " He that hath seeu me hath seen the Father . " On no occasion could
the words of the Psalmist have been more strikingly exemplified in the feelings of a delighted congregation , " it is good for us to be here , " than the present , and certainly none could afford a richer source of exquisite and lasting etijoymeut .
At the close of the service the meeting was held for transacting the business of the Association , John Brent , Esq . * ,-of Canterbury , in the chair . After the secretary had read the Report of the Committee and the usual routine of business had been disposed of , resolutions of congratulatiou on the repeal of the Test Acts , moved by Mr . C . Ellis and seconded by Mr . Joseph Munn , were unanimously adopted .
The members of the Association , to the number of 150 , afterwards diued together in the Town Hall , the Rev . G . Harris in the chair . J . G .
Southern Unitarian Society . The Annual Meetiug of this Society was held at Ppole , on Wednesday , June 25 th , when an interesting and impressive sermon was preached in the morning by the Rev . Robert Kell , of Birmingham , on the duty of cherishing an enlightened zeal in behalf of religion and truth , from 2 Cor , ix . 2 ; and in the evening , a truly evangelical discourse was delivered by the Rev . Russell Scott , from Mark iv . 26—29 . The devotional
parts of the services were conducted by the Revds . M . Maurice , B . Bristow , and E . Kell . A large and respectable company dined together between the services , Abraham Clarke , Esq ., of Newport , iti the chair ; and many interesting addresses were delivered . At the
business meeting of the Society , the Rev . M . Maurice in the chair , it was unanimously resolved that , as an expression of sincere regard for the Unitarians at Wareham , and of the deep interest which the Society takes iu the prosperity of their cause , a selection of Tracts from the Society ' s Catalogue , to the amount of £ 2 , be placed at their disposal . E . K .
Eastern Unitarian Association . On Wednesday and Thursday , the 2 d and 3 d of July , was held , at Yarmouth , the Anniversary of the Eastern Unitarian Association . On Wednesday even-
Intelligence . —Eastern Unitarian Assoc iation . 675
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1828, page 575, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2563/page/63/