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Old Presbyterian Chapel , Hall Bank , Buaton . Services in the Season of 1828 . July 20 . Rev . James Brooks , Hyde . 27 . Edwd . Higginsonj Derby , Aug . 3 . R . B . Aspland , Chester . 10 . Nathaniel Phiiipps , D . D .,
Sheffield . 17 . John Hincks , Liverpool . 24 . H . H . Piper , fcorton . 31 . J . Brettell , Rotherham . Sept . 7 . Frauklin Howarth , Roch dale . 14 . John G . Robberda , Matt Chester .
21 . Robert Smethurst , Monton . 28 . Edward Hawkes , Pendlebury . Morning Service , at Eleven o ' clock . — Evening Service , at Half-past Six .
CALCUTTA . Unitarian Mission , [ From the Bengal Hurkaru and Chronicle of 2 d Jau ., 1828 . Agreeably to public announcement , a General Meeting of the Friends and Supporters of Unitarian Christianity in Calcutta , was held at the Hurkaru Public Rooms , on Saturday evening , the 30 th Dec . After an appropriate prayer by the Rev . W . Adam , Theodore Dickens , Esq ., was called to the Chair .
The Chairman introduced the object of the Meeting by briefly stating the circumstances under which the Calcutta Unitarian Committee was formed in 1821 , the small number of individuals that originally composed it , the difficulties with which they had to contend , and the increasing interest which lias begun to be felt in their labours both in
India , in England , and in America . He remarked that all who Were present , in p roportion afc theii minds weYC interested in the promotion of pure and rational religion , must feel that their nature was elevated and improved , and although he saw several around him better qualified than himself t& preside at this meeting yet he wats grateful for the honour which
was done him , and yielded to none in the great important ^ \ W \ ch M attacifed to ffie objects of the CfrriiitfMee , atidM 'hi » ± u * mi A » ii « hoMttem tu ble ^ hgs of Unitarian Christianity to those tthb wer « ^ jutfited agWnfcfc Us prfacijfleef , o * ignorant of m truths- Ifc the * calWd upoft Mt Adaik flte Secre-
tary , to read thelteport ; but as It waa too long for perusal at one time , only extracts were read , the whole being intended for publication . The design of the Report was stated
to be , to communicate information to Unitarian Christians in different parts of the world , respecting what has been , done , what is doing , and what is proposed to be' done , for the promotion of Unitarian Christianity in India . The first endeavour of the Committee after
its institution , was to secure foreign co ~ operation ; in which they have succeeded to a considerable extent , both Americau and English Unitarians having contri * buted liberally to aid them in their labours . The first object accomplished by their united means , has been the employment of a Unitarian Missionary , and another object for the attainment of
which a public subscription has been opened , is the erection of a Chapel for English worship in Calcutta . The latter object was especially urged in the Report as essential to give full efficiency to the mission . After detailing the proceedings and intentions of the Committee for the diffusion of religion and
knowledge by means of lectures to the Natives , schools , tracts , &c , a summary view was given of the state of the funds which were classed under three separate heads , the Permanent Fund amounting to Sa . Rs . 25 , 000 , the interest of which is applied to the support of a Missionary ; the Chapel Fund having a cash balance of about Sa . Rs . 9000 in its
favour after the purchase of ground for 12 , 000 Rs ., besides Calcutta subscriptions still remaining unpaid to the amount of 5 or 6000 Rs . ; and the General Fund , or Fund for contingent expenses , which consists of annual , quarterly , and monthly subscriptions * , and donations , amounting to 160 Rs . per month . Adverting to the defective organization of the Committee , occasioned by the peculiar circumstances in which it had
taken its origin , the gentlemen composing it recommended a nkore complete organization , wider a new and more comprehensive name , that <* $ the BkinflH Indian Unitarian Association , and with that view proposed a series of Resolutions for the consideration of the meeting .-The flrtt Resolution was moved by Baboo Durakauath Thakoor aiid
seconded by Mr . Smlth ^ That this meeting doe ^ hereby form itself into a Society which shall be d&lled the British I Ad I mi Unitarian Assochitkm , having the rfam& objects and principles aa the Calcutta
Intelligence . —Foreign . 577
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1828, page 577, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2563/page/65/